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It won’t be long before all of corporate America adopts four-day workweeks to increase productivity and boost company morale, while minimizing the risk of burnout and business profit loss.Four-day workweeks are the natural next step and just may be the solution to both depleted productivity levels and the onset of burnout.Oh, and trust me: no one is disputing that the hourly adjustment wouldn’t come with some kinks to work out.The benefits of the four-day workweek far surpass that short, uncomfortable time period of transition and it’s undeniably favorable to all incoming work generations.I know what you’re thinking: if we give employees an inch, they’ll eventually take a mile.A study published in the Social Science and Medicine Journal by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Salford that shows that a one-day workweek reduces mental health issues by 30 percent.
Back in June, Xiaomi launched its flagship smartphone called Redmi K20 Pro (Review) along with the regular K20 in the Indian market.The smartphone comes with MIUI 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.Since the Android 10 has officially launched, the smartphone maker has now started rolling the major OS update in India.Here is everything you need to know about the new Redmi K20 Pro Android 10 update.Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro gets the Android 10 updateVarious Indian users of Redmi K20 Pro has reported that the smartphone is indeed getting the latest software update in India.
The new meal services are designed to be more flexible and contemporary, but not everyone is thrilled.An Amtrak executive blamed the move on millennials — and plenty of them were quick to take issue with his logic.People are not thrilled with Amtrak's decision to begin culling traditional dining-car services from some of its long-distance routes.A change.org petition to keep the restaurant-style service on overnight trains east of the Mississippi River had earned more than 3,000 signatures by Monday afternoon, as news of the cuts took the internet by storm.Gene Arensen, who started the petition, said the move signaled "the end of a 100 year tradition where dining cars served meals will end, the Midwest and West Coast trains are sure to follow.And so will national rail travel, unless we speak up and be heard."
If you’ve worked in an office anywhere then you’ll have used Microsoft Excel.It’s the most popular business tool there is, and it’s about more than just spreadsheets.Excel is also used for deep data analysis, which is something that happens to be in huge demand across many industries.You can join the ranks of data analysts everywhere with the help of the Excel Data Analyst Certification School.This online bootcamp ditches the dull voiceovers and boring videos for hands-on projects to launch you into Excel mastery.You’ll learn data manipulation, analytics, problem-solving, data visualizations, and more.
Updated After being hounded out of parts of Australia's capital Canberra earlier this year, Google-parent Alphabet has declared its Wing division will start hassling innocent Americans as well as Aussies with drone parcel deliveries.This comes after tormented Australians ran Wing out of Bonython, a suburb of Canberra, in March following a 12-month trial along similar lines.Locals even formed a pressure group to try to halt the Google stablemate's drones, complaining about high noise levels – with the internet giant ignoring their feedback.For the Virginia trial, the drones will be based locally and fly at heights of between 100 and 200 feet, we are informed, dropping off parcels by entering the hover at 23 feet and lowering the package "with a tether to a backyard or doorstep".Max payload is given as "2 to 3 pounds", or somewhere between 900g and 1.3kg, and the drones fly at around 95kph-112kph (60 to 70mph) with a stated range of 9.6km (six miles).Wing's unnavigable website, evidently designed by somebody with far too many graphic design tools, explains the idea is to deliver items within minutes of an order.
Despite having its own gaming phones, Razer isn't missing a trick when it comes to cashing in on mobile gaming and has made a cooling case for the new iPhones.The series of iPhone 11 phones was unveiled at Apple's event last night and Apple Arcade was one of the main areas of focus, with studios like Capcom, Konami, and Annapurna taking to the stage to debut their new titles.We even saw an interesting Dark Souls-inspired game called Pascals Wager, which will definitely have your iPhone getting nice and toasty.To that end, Razer has announced its Arctech case that uses its Thermaphene technology to cool down your handset."Thermaphene is a thermally – conductive material that dissipates heat.In independent testing against similar style cases, the Razer Arctech case maintained temperatures up to 6 Celsius (42.8 Fahrenheit) lower than the comparison case," says Razer.
Remember The Simpsons episode where Smithers causes a stampede at a toy store because Malibu Stacy has a new hat?Apple manages to create that kind of mania every time it comes out with a new iPhone, no matter how small the upgrade.On Tuesday, the company revealed its next-generation phone at an Apple event in Cupertino, California.iPhone rumors and leaks were everywhere in the days leading up to the event, and the idea that one potential update would include three rear-facing cameras had consumers memeing it up with fake mockups on Twitter.The idea of three separate cameras put some in mind of a fidget spinner.Also maybe those three cameras have ulterior motives?
As widely expected, Vivo has today announced the Z1X smartphone, a mid-range global variant of Vivo Z5 presented in late July in China.Vivo Z1X inherits all the hardware features of the Z5 smartphone.There is a 6.38″ display with FHD resolution and SCHOTT Xensation Glass protection, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64 or 128GB of expandable internal memory and a 4,500 mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charge.The photographic sector is also identical, which includes a triple rear camera of 48, 8 and 2MP and a single 32MP front cam integrated into the drop-shaped central notch.6.38-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) 19.5:9 aspect ratio Full HD+ Super AMOLED Halo FullView display.103% NTSC Color Gamut, 60000:1 contrast ratio, SCHOTT Xensation Glass protection
It's been just over two years since Antonio Neri was named President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), the infrastructure-oriented company that emerged from the 2015 breakup of the legendary but slightly road-worn tech giant Hewlett Packard.And at last month's HPE Discover conference in Las Vegas, Neri announced the next big shift for the company: moving everything that HPE does to an "as-a-service" model.He inherited HPE after the shedding of the former electronic-data systems (EDS) services unit (which was sold to CSC for $8.5 billion to create DXC Technology in 2016) and the "spin-merge" divestment of much of HP's software business to Micro Focus.Combined, these two sets of technologies will tie into HPE's new Primera storage platform, Aruba networking hardware, and even supercomputing resources such as Silicon Graphics (and, if the transaction completes, Cray) systems to create an "as-a-service" fabric.With these two tentpoles, Neri's long-term goal for the company is what he calls "cloudless" computing—a unified "as-a-service" management of all compute, storage, and network resources transparently across all public and private clouds and "edge" devices.That's not going to happen without breaking some eggs—and getting HPE's ecosystem of resellers and partners to come along for the ride.
Effort to help fund open source projects proves too muchSoftware developer Feross Aboukhadijeh has decided to discontinue a funding experiment that brought text ads to the command line and criticism from detractors.Introduced on August 19, Aboukhadijeh's JavaScript package called funding represented an attempt to provide open source project maintainers with a way to generate revenue for their work.Over the years, many people who maintain open source projects have complained that companies and individuals take advantage of their labor and profit from it without giving something back.Individual developers have pursued other ways to get paid, through donations and sponsorships, for example.And companies catering to the open source community have implemented systems like GitHub Sponsors to facilitate user contributions.
The Redmi Note series have been bestsellers in India since a few generations, thanks to its high value for money offerings in the budget segment of India.Similarly, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the world’s first smartphone with a 64MP camera and the new MediaTek G90T chipset.The Redmi Note 7 Pro implements a glass sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and the back, with the camera array tucked in the corner.The Note 7 Pro has a 6.3-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 which equates to an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.As mentioned earlier, the fingerprint scanner is not under the display.Processors primarily determine the performance of a smartphone.
Law firm is located in an old house that has been converted to offices and then, at a later date, brought into the internet age — somewhat less convincingly.Firm calls in IT consultant pilot fish because it’s been experiencing regular network problems.Fish and colleagues think these might be power-related, and their troubleshooting proves them right.The entire second floor of the house, which includes several offices and the server, is on one power circuit.Says one of the law firm’s employees, “Ohhhh, that’s why the circuit breaker trips every time we turn on the microwave.”Troubleshooting is Sharky’s middle name.
Samsung seems to have a rather confusing strategy when it comes to introducing new and sometimes experimental features to its smartphones.Instead of giving its premium phones the privilege, it stated that its Galaxy A series would become the testing ground for these new features.Despite that, rumors about the Galaxy M30s, a variant of the Galaxy M30 launched earlier this year, that blurs the line between the phones even further, especially with its generous battery.Apple has been criticized for the small batteries on its older iPhones, something that Android phone makers have always boasted of.In comparison, however, Samsung has been rather modest, to put it kindly, when it comes to batteries.Especially after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco that was blamed on the battery, next to Samsung’s poor judgment.
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for measuring speed and distance in indoor environments, which could be used to improve navigation technologies for robots, drones - or pedestrians trying to find their way around an airport.The technique uses a novel combination of Wi-Fi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real time."We call our approach Wi-Fi-assisted Inertial Odometry (WIO)," says Raghav Venkatnarayan, co-corresponding author of a paper on the work and a Ph.D. student at NC State.Think of it as sonar, but using radio waves, rather than sound waves."Many devices, such as smartphones, incorporate technology called inertial measurement units (IMUs) to calculate how far a device has moved.However, IMUs suffer from large drift errors, meaning that even minor inaccuracies can quickly become exaggerated.
Ever since the big launch a couple of weeks ago, it's been stunning us with its innovative features and stylish design.And now Samsung Galaxy Note 10 deals are officially available to buy.There's no need to spend your bank holiday finding the perfect contract as we've picked out the absolute best five - no matter what you require from a mobile phone contract.Scroll down to see our picks with a tasty unlimited data offer, the cheapest possible monthly bills and our favourite all-round S10 deal all included.Samsung Galaxy Note 10 at Mobiles.co.uk | EE | £189 upfront (with code 10OFF) | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £39pmNot only do we think this is the best EE Note 10 deal, it looks like this might be one of the best Note 10 deals in general.Splitting the spend reasonably across both monthly and upfront spends, you're paying £189 at the start (with our code 10OFF) and then £39 a month after that.
If there’s been a running theme to Fortnite season X so far, it’s been “everybody hates the BRUTE mechs.” While you’d be hard pressed to find someone who’d complain about rideable mechs in general, the way BRUTEs have been implemented has led players to complain that they’re oppressively overpowered.Epic has tried to tweak the BRUTE at various points throughout the season, but complaints of the mechs being OP persisted.Earlier this week, Epic even introduced a new item seemingly designed to destroy BRUTEs in one shot, but now the company has taken things one step further.It’s nerfed the BRUTE significantly, reducing the damage done by its rockets, increasing the cooldown on its dash, and removing the ability to collect materials by stomping through the environment.Specifically, Epic has reduced the maximum number of rockets a BRUTE can fire at once from 10 to 6, while at the same time reducing the BRUTE’s rocket rate of fire by 56%.The radius of the BRUTE’s rocket explosion has also been decreased by 42%, so while there’s no direct reduction in damage done by the BRUTE’s rocket launcher, these should all limit the mech’s burst capabilities.
A manager for an Amazon warehouse came back from a short stint of military duty, where he took part in a mission to help Americans affected by a natural disaster.That incident, which occurred a few years ago, was one of several times the manager said he was pressured by his boss to either scale back his military commitments or leave the military altogether so he could focus on his Amazon career.Both situations may violate federal workplace discrimination laws put in place to protect military service members with civilian jobs.These incidents sharply contradict Amazon's prominent promotion of its military recruiting, including hiring veterans and those in reserve and part-time roles, with the company often saying it values service members' experience and proactive thinking.The assertions also come amid intensifying attention on Amazon's alleged mistreatment of its warehouse workers in the US, with unions and advocacy groups arguing that employees are overworked, closely monitored for even restroom breaks, and forced to move ever faster to meet Amazon's delivery times.Amazon spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said the company was concerned about such allegations and asked employees to speak up about their needs.
Facebook is taking another shot at news curation by hiring a “small team” of journalists to select stories for its upcoming News Tab, a section of its mobile app that’s due to begin testing later this year.Although The New York Times notes that most of the articles in the News Tab will be generated algorithmically, the top stories each day will come from this team of under 10 veteran journalists.The News Tab will be separate from Facebook’s main feed.Facebook has struggled with how to surface timely news stories to its users.At its best, its previous “Trending Topics” section would often surface stories that were old and sometimes bore little relevance to the topic in question.However, at its worst, the algorithm that underpinned it would actively promote false and misleading stories.
For the fifth year in a row, Google will take home the first place when the students ranked as the most attractive employer.this means that The sökjätten all this together, then, Academic Work began with the examination in 2015, in conjunction with the Dot and the christian democrats. The main reason why we have been able to build a strong culture from the very beginning, realized that recruiting is one of the most important things we are doing and is willing to invest a lot of time and resources into this, " said Martin Eriksson, Staffing Business Partner at Google, in a statement.Second, it-the companies at the top is the Spotify, Microsoft, Apple, and vice versa.slightly more than 7 000, students, and scholars in the study received a ranking of employers based on three criteria: the business's overall reputation and is perceived as a success, and if they can think of to do.It is the students, the top ten, in brackets the position in last year's report.
In these days where endorsements from influential personalities online can make or break a product, a startup that’s built a business to help companies harness all the long-tail firepower they can muster to get their name out there in a good way has raised some funding to expand deeper into feedback and other experience territory.Reputation.com, which works with big enterprises in areas like automotive and healthcare to help improve their visibility online and provide more accurate reports to the businesses about how their brands are perceived by customers and others, has raised $30 million in equity financing, money that CEO Joe Fuca said the company will use to continue to expand its tech platform to source more feedback and to future-proof it for further global expansion.The funding — led by Ascension Ventures, with participation also from new backers Akkadian Ventures, Industry Ventures and River City Ventures and returning investors Kleiner Perkins, August Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Heritage Group and Icon Ventures — is the second round Reputation.com has raised since its pivot away from services aimed at individuals.Fuca said the company’s valuation is tripling with this round, and while he wouldn’t go into the details from what I understand from sources (which is supported by data in PitchBook), it had been around $120-130 million in its last round, making it now valued at between $360-390 million now.The company doesn’t disclose many customer names (for possibly obvious reasons) but said that three of the top five automotive OEMs and as well as over 10,000 auto dealerships in the U.S. use it, with those numbers now also growing in Europe.Among healthcare providers, it now has 250 customers — including three of the top five — and in the world of property management, more than 100 companies are using Reputation.com.
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