Robert Kiyosaki, the man who wrote the widely popular self-help book ‘Rich Dad poor Dad’ which is based on financial aspects, has now joined the league of the people who consider the bitcoin along with other cryptocurrencies relatively better as compared to the fiat currencies. Not just that, he also said that the US dollar is nothing but a scam. While speaking on the Sane Crypto Podcast with Kim Hughes, the man spoke about quite a few other things as well and also predicted a forthcoming stock market crash.
Kiyosaki, in his exact words, said that the silver and gold cybercurrencies can easily take the dollar out of the picture, which was the only currency in the year 2000. The dollar which was called reserve currency is said to stand nowhere with the rise of bitcoin and cybercurrency, by the man.
Against this collapse of the financial market that is expected to happen, the man believes that the bitcoin, gold and other cryptocurrencies stand a better chance. He mentioned this during discussing his new book called ‘Fake: Fake money, Fake teachers, Fake assets’, where he has shed more light on the topic.
In his new book, Kiyosaki talks about three types of money that currently exist. One type comprises of the gold and silver which is called as god’s money by the author. Second is the fiat currency and referred as government’s money while the third one is people’s money and it consists of the cybercurrency.
Robert Kiyosaki is not the only public figure who thinks that bitcoin is superior as compared to the US dollar. Earlier in 2017, Steve Wozniak too, the man who co-founded the tech giant Apple, said that the bitcoin is far more superior to the fiat currencies while referring to it as kind of phony.
Singer Adele has posted a heartfelt message on Instagram, supporting her best friend Laura Dockill. Laura gave birth to a baby boy in February 2018. The baby is also Adele’s godson. Laura is currently recovering from postpartum depression. She had started showing conditions for baby blues right after her delivery. These complications can result into a confused mind and even hallucinations.
Adele in her post says that Laura’s story is heart rendering and it should reach to new mothers out there suffering from similar conditions but who are afraid to speak out. Several charities are praising the singer and her friend for sharing their story publicly. Laura and Adele are friends since a long time. She has even dedicated one song called My Same to Laura from the album 19.
Adele has also shared the link to Laura’s story, written as a blog for a parenting website. The story provides in detail the difficult labor endured by Laura. She had a feeling of despair and loneliness after being back to home post delivery. There was no hope left in her life and she had no courage to change the situation either. The illness affected her skin, appetite and it triggered a number of anxiety attacks. She also talks about accusing her partner and baby’s father with kidnapping charges. As the situation worsened, Laura was shifted to a nursing home for two weeks where under the care of doctors, she slowly progressed on the road to recovery. She further adds that her family, friends, doctors and medicines have played a strong role in her recovery. She is now feeling more and more happy and confident with each passing day. This is a message to anyone who is dealing with postpartum disorder to seek help on an urgent basis. As Adele puts in her post those other mothers should also come out and speak about their feelings so that it may be helpful in saving a distraught soul.
German pharmaceutical company Bayer is going to face law charges over a sterilization device. The said device has reportedly caused a number of various medical complications among women all over the world. The device is called Essure implant. Australian women are all set to file the case against Bayer. The company will also have to face similar repercussion in countries like UK, US, and Canada.
Women who have been using the implant complained of chronic pain and harmful reactions to nickel. The company, in its defense, has said that the devices are totally safe as they were formulated after an extensive research. The product was removed from the markets of US in July and Bayer stalled its supply in other countries as well giving commercial reasons for the withdrawal. They still stand by the safety and efficiency of the product.
Slater and Gordon, a law firm from Australia said that this lawsuit is going to determine whether the device had manufacturing defect right from the start. They are said to be contacted by a large number of Australian women. The number of devices sold all over the world crosses 7,50,000. They were first introduced in Australia in 2010. The small implant shaped like coils were made of polyester fibers and nickel. It was used to stall the movement of eggs from reaching the womb in women. The process is known as hysteroscopic sterilization where the fallopian tubes are blocked by triggering inflammation.
Women who faced problems with the device had to undergo the hysterectomy to take out the coil. As one Australian woman says that she was under grave pain along with partial memory loss for around eight years. Muscle pain, menstrual bleeding, pain at the time of intercourse an inflammation in the pelvic area are some of the other complications faced by the women using the device.
Now, the scientists have taken a dig at the online dating by stating the proper ways to conquer the various hurdles. They have stated that the key to becoming successful in the online dating genre is to keep it short and simple while mastering patience.
They further mentioned that if you are up for a person who has sharper features than you or is smarter in comparison to your personality, you will win the race. The male participants, who won the hearts of the females, were less attractive than their partners.
Recently, internet dating has become a rage among the people from the diversified age groups and niches as people crave to include romance in life. It was seen that the people between the age of 18 and 34 are more inclined towards the online dating sites.
The scientists have taken help from the algorithm inspired by Google in order to observe the pattern people follow to find a perfect match. It was understood that both the girls and boys end up getting connected to the opposite sex who are at least 25% more deserving than they are. The analysis was conducted on the demographic and messaging pattern of the users in New York, who are heterosexuals. It was also found that the people who tend to receive more messages are concluded as more attractive than the ones who have lesser messages.
It was also observed that during the time when female members approached the male participants, the response rate was 50%. However, in the case of the males, who approached more desirable candidates than they were ended up receiving only 21% response.
A few people hardly receive any messages while a few are overwhelmed with numerous messages. Hence, the scientists concluded that the people, who kept the content brief, won maximum hearts.
The founder and ex-CEO of Papa John’s, John Schnatter, made a derogatory comment about the racism and has put the company in a hard position by dropping the same-stores sales by 10.5%. the company is not reviving soon from the after effects of the comments. The current CEO of Papa John’s. Steve Ritchie, told in a statement that this is company worst performance till now in any quarter and this also drastically lowered the forecast for the company. He also said that there are some things that cannot be unsaid and that the company’s shareholders and executives are learning form the hard way around.
The company share has also plunged to almost 12% in the aftermarket trading on Tuesday, primarily because of the comments made by the John, Ritchie said that the most affected product is the pizza sales which is the prime product of the company has seen a drastic decrease in the sales since November and second most affected product is the soft drinks line up. The company is taking appropriate measures right form stepping down CEO John Schnatter and in July he was forced to leave his post as Chairman.
The company major concern is that John owns nearly 30% of the company’s stock and this lead him to remain in the company’s board of director position, meaning he is obliged to be the part of the company’s strategic position, for which the board has taken an additional step in enacting a poison pill to prevent Schnatter from acquiring and controlling the stake in the company.
To this, the current CEO of the company says that sometimes the greatest opportunity happens in inappropriate times, and adds that he couldn’t be more excited to see that the brand Papa John’s to take flip in its approach and look forward and try to not get distracted from the previous experience.
Confessing that Lenovo made some errors in India in the smartphone business, the firm’s CEO Yang Yuanqing this week pledged to reclaim its earlier glory in the coming years by rolling out right goods for the India market below both its Motorola and Lenovo brands.
“India is a very significant market for us. We have room for enchantments in the handset business,” Yuanqing claimed to the media here while taking part in a roundtable meeting. The meeting was along with other Lenovo Executive Council’s members. The council is the highest decision-making entity of the firm.
“In general, our aim is to create income of almost $6 Billion in the upcoming 5 Years from India,” Yuanqing claimed to the media in an interview. He further added that the firm is aiming on branching out all verticals of its businesses comprising the PC (personal computer) and smart devices section that comprises data center business and tablets apart from handsets section.
While Lenovo’s tablet and PC businesses have carried on to post healthy development over the last few years in India, its market share in the handset business witnessed a drop in the 2017–2018 fiscal year. This dropped down to almost 6% from 9% in the last financial year, claimed the firm mentioning data from the IDC (International Data Corp).
On a related note, the execution of 5G tech is attaining momentum and handset manufacturers are now aiming on bringing their 5G handsets to the market. Taking the lead, Lenovo has verified that it will be the first handset creator to roll out a 5G handset fueled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset.
Recently, a leak emerged online recommending that Qualcomm has started the mass manufacturing of its processor since June. If the rumor is true, then the firm might roll out the handset by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.
Google is frequently operating on enhancing Google Maps, its navigation application. The firm has now rolled out a new function for the Android consumers. The new function will allow consumers to see the battery percentage left on the smartphone. The new functionality is claimed to separate in line with the location sharing functionality of Google Maps.
So, when a consumer will share their position then they will also share the battery percentage of their handset with everybody to see. As per a report by Android Police, the battery sharing function has been in progress for sometime but was not seen to everybody. In addition to this, the functionality also did not show the exact battery level until now.
The report also claimed that on some occasions the battery percentage of a handset was less that 15% but, it showed a formal message claiming “John’s battery is between 50 and 75%.” Now, it appears that the firm has operated on the function and is steadily launching it out to everybody.
The function may not be helpful for the consumers who do not employ the location sharing function. On the other hand, the users who employ the location sharing function will find it useful since it assists them to keep a track of status of other user’s handset.
Previous month, Google launched out the India-first “two wheeler” functionality of Google Maps worldwide. The firm rolled out the functionality in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
The two-wheeler mode assists the motorbike riders to find their way from one location to another with simplicity. Head of Product at Google Maps, Krish Vitaldevara, claimed, “The objective is for drivers to read via the directions to assist memorize the path before they begin navigating, especially since these nations tend to have alleyways & roads without real names.”
Targus, the US-located IT peripheral firm, has branched out its product series in India with the roll out of TurboQuad USB travel charger. The device has as price tag at Rs 2,799. The portable device has 4 x USB ports and comes with a 4.8A charging power capacity. USB ports of the device come integrated with what is dubbed as the “Smart Detection.” This function permits the ports to offer customized speed of charging by automatically sensing the precise charge needed by the linked machine.
With up to 5V of total output, the firm states that the charger can fast charge any tablet or smartphone. The interchangeable design of the plug is ideal for any travel plans and brings great convenience, the firm claimed to the media in an interview.
Speaking on the roll out, Country Manager for India and Regional Director for Product Marketing for Asia, Manish Aher, claimed, “Due to Targus’s philosophy of continually designing progressive tech accessories, we emerged up with this USB travel charger. The multiple gadgets and ever-demanding lifestyle that our users go through in order t get their work done gave us the motivation to emerge up with this device. The compact built of this device will allow you charge your devices on the go so that you never have a boring moment. We expect we assist our users make their life simpler with this device.”
On a similar note, the company earlier extended its keyboard series in India by rolling KB55 Bluetooth keyboard. The multi-platform device has a price tag of Rs 1,599. The device is compatible with Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS operating system. The device is claimed to be ultra-thin since it has a just 5.1 mm of thickness. It is Bluetooth 3.0 suited device that permits it to link to tablets, smartphones, desktops, and laptops with ease.
Lined up with its attempts to curb harassment and abuse of consumers on its website, Twitter has now chosen 2 research projects. The projects aim to design metrics to calculate the public conversation’s health.
“An upgrade! We have chosen 2 projects from submissions of 230 idea. Our first aim is operating to calculate the public conversation’s health, and that calculations be defined and open by 3rd parties (not by us),” claimed Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, to the media in an interview this week.
One of the 2 projects that the social media has now chosen will be spearheaded by Leiden University’s political science professor in the Netherlands.
This project will design 2 sets of metrics: the issues that might arise during any discussion progresses and how communities discuss around political topics on Twitter, Twitter claimed to the media. The Leiden-spearheaded project will majorly aim on two main challenges: uncivil discourse and echo chambers.
On the basis of their earlier results, echo chambers (which are created when discussions comprise only akin-minded perspectives and people) can promote resentment and increase hostility towards those not having the similar kind of discussion.
The first set of metrics for the project will assess the degree to which people engage and acknowledge with diverse opinions on Twitter. The other set of metrics will aim on intolerance and incivility in Twitter chats. The group has discovered that while incivility, which violates standards of politeness, can be challenging.
Previously this year, the microblogging website claimed that it will operate to increase the collective openness, health, and civility of the dialogue on its platform. As fraction of these actions, Twitter started a program to remove millions of false accounts and in June 2018 declared the acquirement of Smyte. Smyte is a San Francisco-located technology firm that specializes in spam, safety, and security problems.
WhatsApp has now been claimed to be operating on a new feature dubbed as “Mark as read” and it has begun launching out the same for its beta testers on Android platform.
As stated by WABetaInfo on Tweeter, the company has begun launching out the “Mark as read” functionality for its beta testers on Android platform with the version number 2.18.232. The new functionality will allow the consumers to mark incoming texts as read straightly from the notification bar. The functionality will save a lot of time of the consumers since now they will be capable of marking read any text without having to actually read it.
In addition to this, consumers will also have the option to reply the texts straightly from the notification bar itself.
Besides this, the Twitter account that tracks modifications in beta builds of WhatsApp claims that WhatsApp is also operating on a GIF sharing tool. The firm is operating on new upgrades for WhatsApp web and the firm may soon include GIF button to it. In addition to this, it is also been claimed that the firm is also designing a Stickers button. Tapping on the Sticker button will take consumers to the store where they will find WhatsApp Stickers.
On a related note, Facebook earlier declared at its yearly developer meeting F8 that WhatsApp (its popular instant messenger) will shortly receive group calling functions. This week, the firm has declared that it has begun launching out the feature of group calling for both video & voice calls all over the world.
Lately, it was rumored that WhatsApp is operating on including a “Suspicious link” detection functionality. The new functionality is claimed to warn consumers about any suspicious links that they have got from any user. The firm is planning this functionality so as to fight in opposition to the spread of false news.