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Facebook Working On New Option: Sending Money

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Facebook is testing a new option designed to handle person-to-person payments through its Messenger chat application. The company confirmed it has added a new option in its flagship app’s main navigation titled “Send or Request Money.” The feature will move Facebook users into Messenger in order to manage payments, or it sends them over to the App Store to download Messenger, if it’s not already installed.

Messenger’s support of peer-to-peer payments is only available in the U.S. for the time being, so the new “Send or Request Money” feature is only being shown to U.S. Facebook users, we understand. The test began two weeks ago.

 

 

Tech Inequality In HR Dept

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A recent study suggest that  92 % of workers in HR dept some form of outdated system.  The HR tech industry is growing fast.

In the last five years it has grown by 50 percent into a $10 billion industry. Attracting and retaining talent has become crucial for every company worldwide . There are plenty of roadblocks preventing businesses from taking the HR tech leap. For instance, there are often concerns from HR employees around the difficulty of the technology. You’ll want to ensure that you focus on integrating user-friendly software or hardware that won’t intimidate your employees. And you also want to avoid simply adding more technology on top of what you already have, otherwise employees may look at it and say “Why do I need other tools in addition to my current HRIS system? according to Steffen Maier, co-founder of Impraise — a company that provides real-time employee feedback for HR — and Tom Haak, partner at Crunchr — a company that uses data analytics to create meaningful employee data.Attracting and retaining talent has become crucial for every company worldwide and therefore, having a great work culture should be a part of every company’s priority list, if companies want to remain competitive, motivate employees and grow their business.

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Today’s Libraries Changing Role

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Makerspaces, incubators for small businesses, and programs support entrepreneurs and the new workforce which is now commonplace in libraries around the world.Libraries are also experimenting with new ways to organize and display collections.

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Trends In Technology

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INJECTABLE TISSUE ENGINEERING

Jennifer Elisseeff, an engineer at John Hopkins University , is trying to change the need for joint replacement surgery. She and her team are working on injectable tissue engineering. This would replace the need for surgery if someone needed a joint replacement.

MECHATRONICS

Mechatronics is aimed at improving everything about an automobile. This would include the performance, the fuel economy, and many other factors. This would integrate new electrical components and software into vehicles.

QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY

The need to worry about hackers may soon be over! Nicolas Gisin, from the University of Geneva, is currently working on a tool that would detect whenever someone is trying to eavesdrop.

SOFTWARE ASSURANCE

This is one of my favorite new technologies that will soon take over the world. Nancy Lynch and Stephen Garland are trying to develop tools that would prevent software from crashing. This is almost impossible, but error-free software would be amazing!

The Robotic Cook

 

TNL’s OneCook is a cooking robot that drops food from separate containers into a pot-like device and heats and stirs it. It follows the recipes on the accompanying app to get the timing right and has RFID technology so the onions get added before the garlic, for example. Creator Hanlin Hong says some meals can be ready in about five minutes. You can order meals, each under $10, from the app, or you can add your own ingredients and recipes to the dispensers and app.

Sereneti Cooki houses the trays for all the ingredients, and these trays flip over into the bowl at the recipe’s designated times. A robotic arm with a spatula-like utensil stirs the ingredients as an induction heater cooks the food.

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Google’s Cultural Institute

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Now you can pay virtual visits a concert venue and even experience a performance from onstage. Google has made an online collaboration that made its debut Tuesday with more than 60 performing-arts organizations around the globe. The Google Cultural Institute, an online platform that uses the company’s technology to share art and culture allowing users to experience dance, drama and music from over 60 different organizations all over the world.

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