Companies are just now starting to figure out remote work

“So fast-forward to the type of human connection you’re going to need to actually make this type of experience truly, truly meaningful,” he said. “That’s going to mean stuff like periphery movement, body language, then 3D audio, those kinds of things.” Quiroga said it might also involve telepresence experiences within virtual reality and augmented reality […]

Amazon extends remote work through June

“We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government guidance,” said an Amazon spokeswoman, according to Bloomberg. “Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021.”

Here’s another reason to never open suspicious emails when working from home

The best endpoint protection software available todayThe best email hosting providersWe’ve also highlighted the best email servicesBlurring the lines“This research puts a spotlight on the fact that while there’s a good amount of awareness training being offered, the type of training or the frequency is completely ineffective,” said Michael Madon, senior vice president of awareness […]

Facebook moderators in Dublin reportedly forced to work in office despite lockdown

And it’s not the first time the company’s contractors have required moderators to work in-office during the pandemic. Earlier this month, The Verge reported that Facebook moderators in Austin, Texas employed by third-party contractor Accenture were being forced to return to the office there as well.

Best business monitors of 2020: best displays for working from home

Ultrawide monitors have been around for a while: they’ve constantly made it on folks’ the best monitors list for a few years now, in fact. These wide monitors are lifesavers when it comes to productivity, and they’re only increasing in popularity. The Asus Designo Curve MX38VC, however, takes it to the next level. Not only […]

Facebook moderators forced to work in Dublin office despite high-tier lockdown

Asked in the Dáil about CPL’s requirement for the moderators to work from the office, Leo Varadkar, the Irish tánaiste (deputy prime minister) and minister for enterprise, trade and employment, said: “Any employee who feels that their health and safety, or employment rights, have been breached has recourse to the industrial mechanisms of the state.”

An ed-tech specialist spoke out about remote testing software — and now he’s being sued

But this lawsuit appears to have amplified concerns about Proctorio within higher education. Not only is Linkletter still tweeting, and not only have prominent outlets like Motherboard already covered his story, but the suit has rekindled the outcry at UBC. Throughout October, over 100 students signed a second open letter to UBC’s leadership (“A Renewed […]

Official Xbox Series X media remote spotted on Amazon

Even though we can’t see the design of the new controller, it sounds a lot like the PDP Gaming Talon Media Remote which was already available for Xbox One (right down to the motion-activated backlit buttons). Microsoft has pledged to make the vast majority of Xbox One accessories compatible with Xbox Series X and Xbox […]

Pandemic perk: Bay Area companies increase mental health help for remote workers

Benefits like Modern Health involve some increased spending by employers. It charges a monthly fee per employee, based on how many sessions companies want, if families are included and other factors. The company says the service is more expensive than typical employee assistance programs but is more likely to get used by workers who need […]

Parents Who Work In Childcare Are Trapped In An Unsustainable System

Her husband found work again in May, and in June, she found a job caring for the children of a nearby family for $14 an hour. That’s more than the state’s $10.19 minimum wage, but still not enough to afford childcare for her own baby, about $1,200 a month, if she and her husband were […]