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How WFH Workers Spend Their Time
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How WFH Workers Spend Their Time

A survey of 1,000 Americans who worked from home over the past two years found that 56% had scrolled through social media for than 30 minutes, 55% had watched television...

University Class Was Held Entirely in the Metaverse
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University Class Was Held Entirely in the Metaverse

Classes for students participating in a spring semester course at the University of Miami were taught in virtual reality.

Employers Will Keep Monitoring Software on Workers When They Return to the Office
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Employers Will Keep Monitoring Software on Workers When They Return to the Office

Monitoring software introduced to track WFH employees during the pandemic is becoming a new normal for white-collar employers as workers return to the office.

Coupons and Other Marketing Gimmicks Come to Higher Ed
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Coupons and Other Marketing Gimmicks Come to Higher Ed

Coupons, limited time offers, and other marketing gimmicks have become common as the Internet has become flooded with online course providers promising to help...

Using Desserts To Decode Computer Science
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Using Desserts To Decode Computer Science

Research from Monash University views food itself as a material of computation that can help demonstrate the basic building blocks of computer science.

Best Tech Podcasts: Listen and Learn
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Best Tech Podcasts: Listen and Learn

Informative and fun, tech podcasts deliver news and insights about the diverse and ever-changing world of technology.

Professor Creates Computer Access for Users of All Abilities
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Professor Creates Computer Access for Users of All Abilities

A love of online role-playing and virtual environments has helped Clark University Professor of Computer Science John Magee discover ways to enhance human-computer...

Tool Predicts If Your Job Is at Risk From Automation
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Tool Predicts If Your Job Is at Risk From Automation

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne and the University of Lausanne have developed an algorithm which assesses the risk of a job being...

Chess Broadcast Includes Players' Heart Rate Determined by AI
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Chess Broadcast Includes Players' Heart Rate Determined by AI

World Chess will show the heart rate of players in its official broadcasts of the final rounds of the FIDE Grand Prix Series, measured using an AI technology similar...

Assembly Line Robot Predicts Co-Workers' Intentions
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Assembly Line Robot Predicts Co-Workers' Intentions

A team of scientists from Three Gorges University in China claim to have built an industrial robot that can read co-workers' intentions with 96% accuracy by monitoring...

When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram
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When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram

Technology companies are developing holographic communication systems for businesses, with an eye on corporations forced by the pandemic to reconsider travel and...

UNLV President Turns Himself Into an AI
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UNLV President Turns Himself Into an AI

Keith Whitfield, president of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is available to chat with all 31,000 students at any hour of the day or night — as long as...

Fifth Graders Burn Calories in Computer Science Class
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Fifth Graders Burn Calories in Computer Science Class

A collaboration between Northwestern University and School District 65 has made fifth graders at Dawes Elementary beta testers for a hands-on learning curriculum...

Researchers Train Neural Network to Recognize Chemical Formulas From Research Papers
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Researchers Train Neural Network to Recognize Chemical Formulas From Research Papers

Scientists at startup Syntelly, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the Sirius University of Science and Technology have trained neural networks to convert images...

Economists Are Revising Their Views on Robots and Jobs
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Economists Are Revising Their Views on Robots and Jobs

There is little evidence of a pandemic-induced surge in automation.

Algorithm Has a Hunch About What You'll Buy Next
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Algorithm Has a Hunch About What You'll Buy Next

Researchers from UC Riverside and Instacart collaborators brought a methodology called tensor decomposition — used by scientists to find patterns in massive volumes...

Haptic Interface Will Control Lunar Robot from Space Station
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Haptic Interface Will Control Lunar Robot from Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station could soon be using an immersive control station with a high level of robotic dexterity to explore lunar or planetary...

Developers Who Use Emojis More Likely to Stick With GitHub
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Developers Who Use Emojis More Likely to Stick With GitHub

Researchers used emojis to take the emotional temperature of workers and predict the likelihood of developers dropping the GitHub platform. 

Employee Surveillance Is Exploding With Remote Work
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Employee Surveillance Is Exploding With Remote Work

An array of tech tools monitor worker bees no matter where they pollinate.

Plan Will Send Rehabilitation Robots Home With Stroke Patients
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Plan Will Send Rehabilitation Robots Home With Stroke Patients

Rehabilitation robots developed by researchers from Chulalongkorn University and Chula Medicine will be available for use at home by recovering stroke patients....
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