• Microsoft 365 Feature Could Allow Companies To Spy On Their Employees

    Monitoring what your employees do can have certain advantages and disadvantages, where if you’re finding that productivity isn’t as good as it should be, seeing what’s going on could help fix that. However, the disadvantage is that people in general don’t like being monitored as it is an invasion of privacy.

    It turns out that if your company uses Microsoft 365, they could have been monitoring you all this time. This is because a report from The Guardian has revealed that one of the features of Microsoft 365 is the ability for companies to monitor and “spy” on their employees. Apparently this feature comes in the form of a “productivity score” in which management can monitor employees to see how “productive” they are.

    However, researcher Wolfie Christl claims that this is a problem because it judges employees based on purely arbitrary metrics, versus the actual quality of their work. For

  • The Race To Crack Battery Recycling—Before It’s Too Late

    Every day, millions of lithium-ion batteries roll off the line at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada. These cells, produced on site by Panasonic, are destined to be bundled together by the thousands in the battery packs of new Teslas. But not all the batteries are cut out for a life on the road. Panasonic ships truckloads of cells that don’t pass their qualification tests to a facility in Carson City, about a half hour’s drive south. This is the home of Redwood Materials, a small company founded in 2017 with an ambition to become the anti-Gigafactory, a place where batteries are cooked down into raw materials that will serve as the grist for new cells.

    Redwood is part of a wave of new startups racing to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist yet: How to recycle the mountains of batteries from electric vehicles that are past their prime. Over

  • Spotify tests Snapchat-like stories for playlists

    Spotify is testing a new Snapchat-style Stories feature alongside some of its playlists. On its Christmas Hits playlist, for example, a series of artists including Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, and Pentatonix use a series of short video clips to share personal anecdotes about the festive period and their songwriting processes. Engadget notes that similar stories have been spotted on the Tear Drop emo rap playlist, and a version of Megan Thee Stallion’s album Good News.

    The videos can be accessed from an icon on the top left of each supported playlist. Tapping it reveals an interface that’ll be familiar to anyone who’s ever watched an Instagram or Snapchat story, allowing you to tap on the left or right of the screen to skip through a collection of short video clips.

    Spotify confirmed the new feature in a statement provided to Engadget, but said it was a test and

  • This iPhone Mount Turns Your Apple Watch Into A Secondary Display

    If you own an Apple Watch, did you know that you can actually use the Apple Watch as a secondary display for your phone’s camera? This means that if you’re trying to take a group photo using the back cameras and not the selfie camera, you can use the Apple Watch’s display to frame your shot and trigger the shutter remotely.

    It sounds useful, but now it got even more useful thanks to Ulanzi’s somewhat awkwardly named ST-09 Phone Tripod Mount for Apple Watch. As you can see from the photo, this is a mount for the iPhone that lets you place an Apple Watch (sans straps) to the back of it. This means that if you wanted to use the iPhone as a vlogging tool but want to take advantage of the higher-res and better quality rear-mounted cameras, then the Apple Watch will help act as a display to

  • Calvin Institute Of Technology

    When it comes to private grooming and hygiene, most people spend more time fascinated by how they can eliminate disturbing and undesirable hair. Within the TAUCHI Research Middle, analysis is concentrated on new interplay technologies and multimodal interaction making use of all human senses. For instance, gaze monitoring, haptics, gestures and virtual actuality technologies are mixed in enabling completely new methods for interplay in several software areas. In a extra sensible topic, pupil have developed public transportation info services that are accessible on cell phones using spoken dialogue. could you live without technology Researchers have also developed strategies that can utilise indicators extracted from the human body for predicting emotional experiences. The analysis additionally goals to assist special person communities, comparable to youngsters, elderly people and customers with disabilities.

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  • Google Hangouts Just Killed Group Video Calls

    Over the years, Google has created various products and services, and sometimes these services can overlap with each other and has caused confusion. Hangouts is the perfect example where in the past, Hangouts was pretty much the only way you could make group video calls.

    However, Google recently changed things up by introducing platforms like Google Meet and Google Duo, all of which support similar features. That being said, it now looks like Google has killed off the group video call feature of Hangouts, and are now directing users towards Google Meet if they want to conduct similar group video calls in the future.

    Hangouts users who launch the app are now greeted by a message informing them that group video calls will have to be made through Google Meet. They also highlight some of the benefits of Meet, such as live captions and screen sharing. It’s not surprising that