New EU travel requirements mean (slightly) more paperwork for American visitors

Starting in 2021, Americans will no longer be able to hop across the pond for a spur-of-the-moment visit to Europe without completing pre-authorization paperwork. But they still won’t need a visa. On Friday, multiple outlets reported that the European Union had announced that Americans would be required to complete a new visa to visit member countries — a shift away from the current policy which allows US citizens to travel through the 26 European members of the “Schengen Area” for up to 90 days without a visa. In actuality, the EU’s new…

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Bridging the gap for women in science and technology

The theme of #BalanceforBetter for this International Women’s Day, is very apt as there is a great need for a more gender balanced world. In the field of science and technology although much efforts are being made to reduce gender disparity, there is still much to be done. Barely 22% of artificial intelligence (AI) professionals globally are female, according to The World Economic Forum 2018. Despite a critical demand for AI skillsets there is a gender gap of 72%. While women have made incredible breakthroughs in science and technology for centuries, they are often unknown…

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Best Travel Tips And Vacation Spots For 2019

The Polar Vortex this week was good for one thing: giving many of us incentive to ponder where we’d like to vacation to get away from the big chill. Soon! After spending two days at The New York Times Travel Show in New York City recently, I have some suggestions as well as ways to save money when you take a trip in 2019. Where to Go in 2019 “The world is on sale,” said Mark Murphy, president and CEO of Travalliance Media. “The dollar is strong against every foreign…

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Trump Follows Travel Cancellation for Pelosi With Same for Davos Delegation

President Donald Trump canceled the U.S. delegation’s trip to the global economic summit in Davos hours after he denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving payand to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday in a statement. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was to lead the delegation, which was also to include Secretary of…

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Is our education system the right fit for American workers?

Once, we all understood the bargain: Succeed in school, get a good job, and you’d laid the groundwork for a financially solid life. Now the education-jobs equation isn’t so clear, and it’s fast growing more complex. Already, two-thirds of jobs require some form of higher education, which can be expensive. And once you have a job, chances are you’ll need at least to retrain to stay on top of new technology, if not get further degrees or certifications to climb the ladder. And as costs stack up, higher education is growing out…

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Apple Working On Long Range ‘3D Camera’ For 2019 iPhone

The iPhone will be completely redesigned in 2020, but until then we know Apple AAPL -10.02%’s design plans are modest with a focus on official price cuts. So how will the company generate excitement for its 2019 iPhones? Now we know… In a major scoop, Bloomberg has revealed Apple is working with Sony to integrate long distance 3D cameras into its next-generation iPhones. This is technology, with the potential to transform photography, security and gaming. Furthermore, the source couldn’t be better: Bloomberg spoke to Sony itself. Apple iPhone XI conceptConcept…

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Want free Netflix or Amazon Prime? Go for these mobile recharge plans

Good amount of data, unlimited calling benefits and few SMSs a day, all these together make a perfect a recharge plan? Or do they? What if your recharge pack could get you access to Sacred Games or Jack Ryan web series, won’t that be an ideal recharge plan? Of course, nobody would say no to something extra and that too something like Netflix or Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime and Netflix are two leading video streaming services in India. Both the services offers a free trial for a month but then…

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These are the hottest travel destinations for 2019, from Savannah to Singapore

Martin Puddy | Getty Images A new year means new opportunities to tick off the destinations on your bucket list. So, where are people headed? American Express recently revealed the top trending travel destinations for 2019, based on its year-over-year (2017 versus 2018), proprietary American Express Travel 2018 booking data for trips being booked for 2019. While a few of the usual tourist hot spots — like Tuscany and the Bahamas — made the list, there were a number of surprising, far-flung locations people are jetting off to. Another twist?…

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Samsung issues hotfix update in second Android Pie beta for Galaxy S9

Samsung has just issued a hotfix update to the second Android Pie beta on Galaxy S9, launched yesterday. It is only 90 MB in size and patches two significant issues that slipped in the major release. Users complained about losing mobile data connection and having trouble launching some apps. To get the Pie beta that moves to One UI on your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, you must be part of the Samsung Members program (also known as Samsung+ in the United States). Through the dedicated app you can see…

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 gets a 103 DxOMark score, boosted by 108 for photos

DxOMark were quick to give the freshly announced Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s dual camera a detailed run. Xiaomi’s latest and greatest posted a combined score of 103 which breaks down to a 108 photo and 93 video score. For reference, the combined score of 103 matches the Samsung Galaxy Note9 but sits below the iPhone XS Max (105) and Huawei P20 Pro (109). The photo score of 108 more or less matches the Galaxy Note9’s 107 photo score. DxO praised the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3’s reliable and fast autofocus –…

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