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VR could help transform remote work

Although remote work is on the rise — 37% of U.S. workers have worked remotely for their job in some capacity, according to a recent Gallup poll, and telecommuting has elements that appeal to both employees and employers — it still poses challenges.

For instance, although employees work more efficiently at home, they are less likely to be promoted as quickly as their on-site counterparts. This could perhaps be attributed to the lack of physical interaction they have with their colleagues. Going into an office may very well lead to building stronger relationships. Feelings of isolation are a real possibility for fully remote workers as well. While remote workers have been shown to foster friendly virtual work environments, they still may be lacking the feeling of truly belonging or of being an integral part of the company and its culture.

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Original iPhone, 3G, 3GS still in active use, 2016 web traffic report reveals

Older iPhones are still in use despite their age, according to a report on mobile Internet usage, with the original iPhone 3G, and 3GS all highlighted in traffic monitoring research for 2016 that compares the use of Apple devices a…

9to5Toys Lunch Break: latest 13-inch MacBook Pro from $1,300, Powerbeats3 in all colors $150, APC 8-Outlet UPS $43, more

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Upgrade to Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $1,550 shipped (Reg. $1,799)

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Here’s your chance to score a rare discount on Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones in all colors: $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

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Keep your gear safe during power outages with the APC 8-Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup for $43 shipped (Reg. $70)

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Save over $200 on Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air 128GB: $797 shipped (Reg. $999)

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9to5Rewards: Grovemade’s handmade wooden iPhone 7 Plus cases [Giveaway]

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App Store Free App of the Week: Nightgate goes free for the very first time (Reg. $4)

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Pre-order discounts & release dates for Nintendo Switch titles: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario, Binding of Isaac + many more

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Daily Deals: Dell 27-inch LED GSync Monitor w/ USB Hub $480, Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote $170, more

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SanDisk iXpand 32GB Lightning Flash Drive for iPhone or iPad: $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $45)

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AT&T’s latest promotion nets customers BOGO free smartphones, including iPhone 7

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Deals on 4K Smart UHDTVs: Samsung 65-inch Curved $949 (Reg. $1,200), more

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Sony’s h.Ear Wireless ANC Headphones compare to Bose QC35 for much less: $195 shipped (Orig. $350)

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Save 38% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa – Deal Alert

The TP-LINK HS100 smart plug is quite simply a power outlet that you can control from anywhere. Using your smartphone, you can turn devices on & off, set programs to turn them on & off at set times while you’re away, or engage a “countdown timer” which powers the switch off after a set amount of time. Installation is simple — just plug a device into your smart plug and connect to your wifi network. The HS100 is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, for voice control. Buy multiple plugs and get creative.

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SAP sets March 30 as launch date for its dev kit for iOS

BARCELONA — Almost a year after SAP teamed with Apple to develop business applications for smartphones and tablets, the German enterprise software developer is ready to unveil the first fruits of their partnership.
On March 30, it plans to release…

D-Link’s HomeKit-connected Omna 180 is a great pet, baby or nanny cam, but security hounds should look elsewhere

If you don’t feel a need to be covert with a live camera feed from your home, the D-Link Omna 180 is a great choice for keeping tabs on your pets or loved ones. It’s also the first HomeKit-enabled camera on the market, but security…

Apple and SAP launching enterprise Cloud Platform SDK for iOS next month, SAP Academy training now available

Last year Apple announced a new enterprise-focused partnership with SAP, and now the two companies are unveiling a new tool created through their collaboration for developing business software.

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Android struggling in tablets as Windows 10 2-in-1s come on strong

In 2010, Apple’s Steve Jobs welcomed the post-PC era when it introduced the iPad.
Now in 2017, PCs are still around and on their way to recovery, while slate-style tablets are struggling. Apple remains the top tablet seller, but its shipments are d…

Apple Park: See the latest drone footage update in 4K

Take a breathtaking tour via drone of the Apple Park…

Walking Dead Recap Season 7, Episode 11: The Perks of Being the Vikings of the Zombie Apocalypse

Survival, as you may have noticed, demands a certain degree of moral flexibility. The post Walking Dead Recap Season 7, Episode 11: The Perks of Being the Vikings of the Zombie Apocalypse appeared first on WIRED.

Intel isn’t yet done with x86 smartphone chips

Smartphones with Intel-based x86 chips aren’t dead yet. Intel may have stopped making Atom chips for smartphones, but a partner is keeping that effort alive.
Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum is still making x86 smartphone chips based on the Atom archi…

Apple & SAP to deliver Cloud Platform SDK for iOS on March 30

Enterprise software giant SAP on Monday announced that its upcoming Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, developed in cooperation with Apple, will officially be released on March 30.

Here’s everything we know about Apple’s spring iPhone, iPad, and Mac event

Apple has a mixed history of holding a special event in the spring to announce new products, and this year there are certainly enough updates in the pipeline to warrant one. While nothing is official until Apple makes the announcement, this is everything we know so far about Apple’s spring event.

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Nokia, Sprint show a massive MIMO antenna to boost cell service

A cellular base station with 128 antennas may soon help some mobile operators serve many more subscribers in crowded areas.

Nokia demonstrated the technology, called massive MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) with Sprint at Mobile World Congress on Monday. It’s one of several types of advances in LTE that could eventually come into play with 5G, too.

Massive MIMO uses a large number of small antennas to create dedicated connections to multiple devices at once. In this case, the base station has 64×64 MIMO, or 64 antennas each for upstream and downstream signals. In Nokia and Sprint’s tests, it increased the capacity of a cell by as much as eight times for downloads and as much as five times for uploads.

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Will Apple put AMD processors in Macs?

Apple’s Mac design philosophy change hasn’t been lost on the company’s pro users…

7 leadership traits of successful CIOs

Leadership traits of successful CIOsImage by ThinkstockThe California Psychology Inventory (CPI), developed by CPP — the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment — is an assessment tool that help leaders gain more insight int…

Final Cut Pro Diary: Discovering that adjusting exposure & saturation is as easy as it is with photos

I mentioned in my previous Final Cut Pro Diary piece that I attended one of Apple’s free workshops, Final Cut Pro for Storytellers. There was a lot to take in, and as a complete beginner at the time, I knew I’d only really remember some percentage of it.

As the tutor had been really helpful in answering individual questions as well as covering the syllabus of the course, and I was keen to understand how to adjust exposure and boost saturation, I figured that repeating the workshop would be a good plan. This would allow me to get some one-to-one help with my specific questions, while also getting to grips with more of the core material.

As it turned out, that plan worked really well, and is one I’d recommend to any Final Cut Pro novice …

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Are Some Animals So Smart You Shouldn’t Eat Them?

Even if you like meat, it’s hard not to wonder if animals understand what happens to them. The post Are Some Animals So Smart You Shouldn’t Eat Them? appeared first on WIRED.

The future of Steve Jobs’ iPad vision for Post-PC computing

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad as a new product category between the smartphone and notebook…

A Bizarre Bacteria Could Be the Key to Controlling Mosquitoes

For 50 years, scientists have known that Wolbachia can cause sterility in mosquitoes and other insects. But now they finally understand exactly how it works. The post A Bizarre Bacteria Could Be the Key to Controlling Mosquitoes appeared first on WIRED.

Leaks show off Samsung’s Galaxy S8 & S8+ ahead of March 29 reveal

Photos and videos posted over the weekend allegedly show the final designs of Samsung’s latest answers to the Apple iPhone, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which should be officially revealed at an event in late March.

IDG Contributor Network: February Patch Tuesday updated

Microsoft released a single update last week with this February Patch Tuesday, after a week’s delay. Or, perhaps MS17-005 is considered an out-of-band update from Microsoft?

I am not sure, as it does not look like we will see the usual accompanying updates to Microsoft, .NET and the Windows (desktop and server) platforms. This sole update to Adobe Flash Player is worth deploying immediately. Evergreen browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome will automatically update (using the default settings) and so will patch this serious memory-related vulnerability in Flash Player. 

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AppleInsider reviews eero Wi-Fi: ‘A solid option for Apple’s outgoing AirPort’

With the rumor that Apple is discontinuing Airport and Time Machine Wi-Fi products…

50% Discount On Doom PC – Deal Alert

Developed by id Software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes. Expand your gameplay experience using DOOM SnapMap game editor to easily create, play, and share your content with the world. At the moment its typical price has been slashed 50% on Amazon down to just $19.99. See the deal now on Amazon.

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MWC 2017: Avast finds over 5.3 million hackable smart devices in Spain

Since Mobile World Congress takes place in Barcelona, security product vendor Avast took aim at the Internet of Things there. Among the findings in this latest research experiment, Avast discovered there were more than 22,000 webcams and baby monito…

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