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5 Rising Social Media Platforms to Watch-If You Are Business Minded

Smart entrepreneurs and marketers use social media to promote their products and services, as they have realized these social hangouts are ideal for connecting with customers. And as new platforms keep coming up all the time, it is important for savvy entrepreneurs and marketers to keep an eye out for…

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Kids Can Visit with Santa Online this Year! Here’s How and Where

Christmas will feel and look different this year. In the midst of social distancing rules and other precautionary measures that came with the coronavirus pandemic, the spirit of Santa and Christmas has not been dampened down, but it has had to make some accommodations. While Santa is not going to…

RCS Chat is one of the Google Messages Features that are Helping People Stay Connected
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5 Cool Google Messages Features that are Helping People Stay Connected

Google Messages is messaging developed by Google for Android devices. It enables users to chat, and send MMSs and SMSs.The app has great features that are coming in handy for enhancing interactions with family and friends as the pandemic continues to bite. Here are 5 cool Google Messages features that…

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How to Deal With Embarrassing Tech Mishaps When Working Remotely

You are in the middle of a video conference at home when suddenly, your playful toddler decides to join the party, grinning from ear to ear and cooing happily. In some instances, it is your furry buddies jumping on your lap and barking or meowing to attract your attention. And…

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What You Need to Know about TikTok

TikTok is a short-form video-sharing app owned by a Chinese IT company known as ByteDance.The app was launched in 2017 and became available in the US when it merged with Musical.ly in 2018. The app has a Chinese version known as Douyin. How does it work? Basically, anyone over 13…

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How to Look Good in Video Calling Apps

As people continue to hunker at home and move business and personal interactions online, video calling has emerged as the perfect way of keeping in touch. However, video calls have come with certain challenges, and looking good during these virtual meetings tops the list. So, how do you make sure…

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Internet addiction: Is it Time to Unplug?

The Internet can provide a lot of comforts, not to mention convenience. You can use it to accomplish almost anything from touring far-flung areas to keeping in touch with your friends from miles away. All these at the touch of a button! In spite of its many benefits, people are…

Artificial Intelligence is among the technologies used to combat the coronavirus
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Technology Helping in the Fight Against The Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has become a major challenge in the world as it continues to spread and cause havoc around the world. The virus has provided a hard nut to crack as there is no known cure or vaccine to combat it. In addition, researchers and…

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Zoombombing and Other Security Issues Surrounding Virtual Meetings and How to Prevent Zoombombing

Zoombombing and other security issues have become more common as web meetings and conference calls have become the new normal in the modern workplace. Though many people are aware of cybersecurity issues during online interactions, very few take virtual meeting security seriously. It is not uncommon for people to finish…

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Hover Camera Passport Gimbal Error or Batteries Won’t Charge? Here’s What May be Going On

We’ve had the opportunity to be involved with the unboxing of the new Hover Passport video camera drone from Zero Zero Robot (it’s pretty darned sweet!), and so we have also had the opportunity to observe a couple of things that may happen right out of the box. The first is that the batteries seem not to be charging, which may lead you to think that the charger is defective. The second is a ‘gimbal error’ alert in the app on your phone. We’ll talk about both of these.

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SnapChat Debuts Sunglasses with Video Camera

SnapChat has just unveiled SnapChat Spectacles – sunglasses which have an embedded video camera so that you can record video Snaps from a truly first-person perspective. To enhance the perspective, the video is shot in a circular frame rather than a more traditional rectangular frame. SnapChat has also rebranded itself to just Snap Inc..

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Netflix Rate Increase Goes into Effect – Here are the New Prices

If you have a Netflix account, you may have received an email from them much like the one below, advising you that the rate increase that they announced some time ago is about to go into effect. You may also recall that they actually raised their rates in 2014, but existing accounts were grandfathered in for as much as two years. Here are the new prices.

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Netflix Purity Commitment Ring Keeps Partners from Binge Watching without the Other

Apparently some folks in the UK have bigger problems than breaking up with the EU on their minds. UK ice cream maker Cornetto has come up with Netflix “commitment rings”, to keep partners from binge watching their favourite shows unless they are together, so that one can’t commit Netflix adultery on the other. Yes, really. Because, says Cornetto, “Love should last longer than one season.”

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Man Livestreams Son’s Birth on Facebook

Fakamalo Kihe Eiki and his wife headed to the hospital to give birth to their son right after her water broke. And, as many fathers before him, around the world, have done, Eiki brought a camera with him. What makes their story unique is that the camera was on his smartphone, and that he livestreamed the video of the birth on Facebook.

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Survey Finds People Prefer Text to Video – for Some Things – Which do You Prefer?

Everybody knows that video is king on the Internet – or is it? If you’re an Internet publisher, which is better: text or video? A survey that was commissioned by the Internet Patrol, and done by the excellent technology research firm, Osterman Research, has found that, for some things, people prefer text (in fact, vastly prefer text) to having to watch a video to get the same information.