‘Do not travel to China’ because of coronavirus risk, US tells citizens

Americans shouldn’t travel to China because of the risks from the new coronavirus, the US State Department said. US citizens currently in China should “consider departing using commercial means,” the alert said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo echoed the warning on Twitter. A Level 4 travel advisory is the most severe warning issued by the State Department, and it applies only to areas with a “greater likelihood of life-threatening risks.” The warning cites a decision earlier today by the World Health Organization to declare the outbreak a global public health emergency. The virus has…

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Why This Is The Era Of Crossroads For Technology

When digital became the New Normal, a silo that used to be the safe dwelling place of nerds and geeks all over the world suddenly opened up to the mainstream. When I was studying computer science at the beginning of the nineties, most of my non-engineering friends had no interest whatsoever in technology. Now I see them casually talking about the impressive 12 Megapixel camera on their latest Smartphone or their AI-powered lawn mower robot. Technology is no longer the sole domain of the technologist. It is now the intersection…

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Technology is anthropology

The interesting thing about the technology business is that, most of the time, it’s not the technology that matters. What matters is how people react to it, and what new social norms they form. This is especially true in today’s era, well past the midpoint of the deployment age of smartphones and the internet. People — smart, thoughtful people, with relevant backgrounds and domain knowledge — thought that Airbnb and Uber were doomed to failure, because obviously no one would want to stay in a stranger’s home or ride in a stranger’s…

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Does technology affect your work-life balance?

Millennials have become the world’s most observed generation in recent years—be it for the early onset of chronic diseases or the number of hours spent on average on smartphones. They are also the biggest demographic group in India. A recent survey by furniture brand Godrej Interio says older millennials (in the 30-40 age group) fumble when it comes to maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Gen Xers, aged 41-50 according to the survey, are more adept at getting this right. According to the findings of the Make Space For Life survey—conducted in 2019 among…

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CDC issues level 3 health warning for coronavirus, advises against nonessential travel to Wuhan, China

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday escalated its health warning to a level 3 as the coronavirus continues to spread, recommending that people avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China. The State Department reiterated its level 2 travel advisory, which urges people to exercise caution if traveling to an affected area. An initial State Department website post erroneously showed that it had raised its travel advisory to a level 3, but the department later said in a statement to CNBC that it had made a mistake and…

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Synamedia Teams With World Wide Technology

ATLANTA and ST. LOUIS — Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, today announced that it has entered into an international strategic partnership with technology and supply chain service provider World Wide Technology (WWT). The companies are joining forces for sales and delivery management, and this mutually beneficial partnership will provide Synamedia’s best-in-class video products and solutions to WWT’s customers while helping to strengthen Synamedia’s reach across regions. WWT’s network augments the distribution of Synamedia’s products to satellite DTH, cable, telco and OTT operators, broadcasters, and media companies around…

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Travel For Renaissance Men And Women

The Renaissance traveler is a savvy and intrepid being, with a drive to discover new things and gain knowledge. Curious and creative, willing to take risks, endowed with determination and the ability to thrive in a variety of cultural and geographical landscapes, today’s polymath is proficient in a wide range of areas, including travel. Chanel your inner Leonardo da Vinci, who embodied the always-learning ideals of the Renaissance, and consider the following notions for adventures that are vibrant, challenging, and thought provoking. Filling cow horns with manure to make biodynamic…

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In Los Angeles, the Women’s March embraces technology to organize and inspire

The roughly 300,000 marchers that filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the third annual Women’s March received more than just an opportunity to hear from some of the state’s high powered politicians, they were also part of a new experiment from local March organizers in bringing technology into the movement. Using an organizational tool called SameSide, whose launch coincided with the Women’s March and a joint effort with RockTheVote, Women’s March organizers are hoping to transfer excitement about the march into broader political engagement with local and national women’s issues in…

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Luxury travel: 50 wealthy tourists, eight countries … and one giant carbon footprint

Beaches on Bartolome, one of the remote Galápagos islands which are visited on the 24-day world tour. Photograph: Jesse Kraft/Getty Images Forget cruises. The super-rich have found a new way to see the world in the luxurious style of an ocean liner but taking a fraction of the time: private jet round-the-world tours. This week, 50 members of the wealthy elite will board a privately chartered Boeing 757 to begin a 24-day guided tour of the globe, taking in Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Galápagos islands and mountain…

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Copilot is a subscription personal finance tracker aiming to kill Mint

When Intuit acquired Mint more than a decade ago, mobile was in a different place — as were tech-enabled financial services. There hasn’t been much progress for the personal finance tracker app category in the meantime. Mint has stumbled along with integration issues and tiresome data misclassifications. For many, the best alternative has been firing up a spreadsheet. Copilot is a new personal finance-tracking app from a former Googler that seems like it could garner a following based on its slick design and ease of use. The subscription iOS app lets…

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