Weekly Tech Roundup for February 19th 2021

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. – Elbert Hubbard

Someone once said, “If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner”. Check out these inspiring technology trend that might just inspire you to further develop your love for technology.

Knowledge is never enough so take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.

Tech Snippets

Zoom facial effects

While Zoom was originally created as a serious meeting application for businesses, the company has been adding more fun stuff, such as weird backgrounds, and now a feature called Studio Effects that gives you the ability to add a variety of eyebrows, facial hair, and lip color to your video image during Zoom sessions.

Zoom update

Account owners and admins on Zoom can enable a setting to display poll results in cloud recordings. This allows cloud recording viewers to see when poll results were shared in the meeting. Meaning you wont miss any details online or offline. C.O

Facebook downright political contents

Facebook announced today that it’s testing changes to the News Feed that would downrank political content. The company says the results will help determine how it treats such content in the future; content from health organisations and official government agencies will not be affected. O.W

Apple maps vs Google maps

Apple users will now be able to report accidents, hazards and speed checks while on the move with the new update from Apple Maps. It is similar to the ‘Incident Report’ on Google map. Users can also use Siri to report situations stated above with their voices. O.O

Internet currency

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey and rapper Jay Z have created an endowment to fund bitcoin development initially in Africa and India, Dorsey said on Friday. The duo is putting 500 bitcoin, which is currently worth $23.6 million, in the endowment called ₿trust. O.W

Facebook restrict Australia news

Australian Facebook users will be forced to go elsewhere to read news after the company announced that they will be restricting users in the country from sharing or viewing news links on the platform. O.W

Google classroom

Google has announced over 50 new features to its educational products. It’s users are getting an offline mode and improved mobile grading, G Suite for Education has been re-branded as Google Workspace for Education which brings a one-stop access to products including Google Classroom, Google Meet, and Google Drive. O.O

Olivia Wami

My name is Olivia Wami. I am a Project Manager and am passionate about solving meaningful problems, pursuing social impact-driven tech initiatives, and designing delightful customer experiences.

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