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How VR will change the workplace

There are an incredible amount of potential uses for virtual reality in the workplace. The biggest strategic value VR can bring is with telecommuting and telepresence, allowing professionals to work from anywhere and meet with others in any location without the need for expensive travel. How can VR be used in the workplace? The biggest […]

Here’s what Google’s diversity and bias training looks like

James Damore, formerly of Google, gave his first interview since the controversy around his internal memo erupted to “men’s rights activist” and alt-right ideologue Stefan Molyneux. In the interview on Tuesday, he said that he had written the memo—which argues that women are underrepresented at Google due to biological differences—after an upsetting experience at a “diversity program at Google.” […]

Blind loyalty – TechCrunch

There is a secret behind every open office in Silicon Valley — and it isn’t the drain on productivity. Tech companies have been the vanguards for pushing corporate culture forward toward “radical transparency.” Mark Zuckerberg works in a fully transparent four-walled glass office surrounded by the rest of Facebook. Valve got rid of managers and […]

What if our smartphones were made outside of Asia?

I would like to protect myself from the risks for ransomware. Do you agree? Our journey brought us to Bocholt, Germany, near the Dutch border. There was once a time when 4,000 employees worked there, but now there are only 550 people working on the large site – and a handful of them are building […]

This is how you win NaNoWriMo

Are you signed up for NaNoWriMo? You need these tools to get through the month! NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) takes place every November. Writers sign up to promise to attempt to, well … write a novel in one month. The goal is to write 50,000 in 30 days, which is just under 1,700 words-per-day, […]

What does Gigabit LTE mean for business?

Gigabit LTE takes mobile connectivity to a whole new level of speed, delivering a killer combination of ultra-low latency and peak upload/download speeds of up to 150Mbits/sec and 1.0Gbits/sec. Pack a mobile based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform, like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and applications that once needed high-speed wired connectivity now […]

The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

The world’s most prestigious startup school launched 48 companies today at part 2 of its Summer 2016 Demo Day. Nanoparticle analytics and delivery robots were amongst the products revealed in the B2B, biotech, enterprise, edtech, fintech, and hardware verticals. You can check out our write-ups of all 44 startups that launched yesterday, and TechCrunch’s picks […]