Companies are just now starting to figure out remote work

Over the next few years—even after we have a viable vaccine—many companies will go through a multi-year process of working out the right mix of virtual and in-person business functions. Keeping some business functions, like sales calls or recruiting, happening in person may just be good business. But as several of the panelists mentioned, humans […]

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

If you’re looking for a monitor that’s a cut above the 4K norm, then you’ve got the MSI Prestige PS341WU. Showing up any impeccable 4K monitor is by no means an easy feat, but this monitor does so with the huge 5K2K native resolution (and 21:9 ultrawide aspect ratio) of its luscious 34-inch IPS screen. […]

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

The study from cloud cybersecurity firm Mimecast asked 1,000 respondents about their use of work devices at home, finding 73% used company devices for personal matters, with two-thirds revealing that this had increased since they began working remotely. Individuals admitted that checking personal emails, conducting financial transactions and shopping online were among the most common […]

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

Facebook moderators working as independent contractors in Dublin say they’re required to work in the office, despite a new nationwide lockdown across Ireland, The Guardian reports. The moderators, employed by contractor CPL, say they were told they’re considered essential workers and therefore not bound by Ireland’s Level 5 restrictions, which require people to work at […]

Parents Who Work In Childcare Are Trapped In An Unsustainable System

At 5 a.m. Alani awakes in the two-story townhouse she rents with her husband and child. There’s time for a quick workout before her daughter wakes up. They get ready to leave the house together around sunrise so she can start the day at the daycare center at 7 a.m. Since schools shut down, she’s […]

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

Unlike services like Examity and ProctorU, which can put students in front of a live proctor, Proctorio is fully algorithmic, using what its website describes as “machine learning and advanced facial detection technologies.” The software is able to, through a student’s webcam, record them as they work, and monitor the position of their head to […]

Official Xbox Series X media remote spotted on Amazon

A listing on Amazon UK (as spotted by Gfinity Deals) points to a PDP Media Remote for Xbox One & Series X. The listing doesn’t have an image attached, but it does have a release date of November 15 and a standard set of features, which includes a “traditional TV remote design” and “motion activated […]

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

“We need a really strong sense of optimism while at the same time recognizing this reality,” that there is no clear end in sight to the pandemic, Gilliland said. He compared the psychological situation during the pandemic to that of prisoners of war who convince themselves their ordeal will end on a set date, only […]

Kanye West’s War Against Record Contracts Could Actually Work — for Kanye, Anyway

The “lifetime value” of the globe’s cumulative music-streaming subscribers directly impacts the monetary worth of popular artist catalogs — and therefore directly impacts the value of the companies that own them. It is entirely possible Universal doesn’t want to put a price tag on West’s catalog today for this reason: Get it wrong, and the […]

US astronaut Kate Rubins votes from International Space Station! Here’s how it works

Rubins shared her voting selfie from orbit after stating before her launch earlier this month that she would cast her ballot from the International Space Station. “From the International Space Station: I voted today,” Rubins wrote in a tweet posted on Thursday (October 22).