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A helpful new remote and Assistant

The new Chromecast has a beefed-up processor that helps it run the new interface and support 4K HDR at up to 60 frames per second. It’ll also work with Dolby Vision content for better colors, contrast and brightness, as well as offer surround sound for more immersive experiences. While Roku’s new $100 streaming box only just added support for Dolby Vision, Amazon’s $50 Fire TV Stick 4K and the Apple TV 4K have both had the codec for years. 

New remote control

A highlight this year is the new remote control, which Google said was “our most requested feature.” It’s slightly longer than my palm with a curved shape that makes it comfortable to hold. There’s a little dent on the bottom to help it sit level on a table instead of rocking side to side. The remote feels smooth and light, and Google was kinda enough to include the

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Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance



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For many, one of the silver linings of lockdown was the shift to remote working: a chance to avoid the crushing commute, supermarket meal deals and an overbearing boss breathing down your neck.

But as the Covid crisis continues, and more and more employers postpone or cancel plans for a return to the office, some managers are deploying increasing levels of surveillance in an attempt to recreate the oversight of the office at home.

“It has really ramped up,” says Dr Claudia Pagliari, a researcher into digital health and society at the University of Edinburgh. “People are home working, and many organisations are beginning to want to track what they’re doing.”

Such surveillance comes in many forms. “Some of it is as simple as ‘checking in’,” Pagliari says, “stamping your timecard in a digital sense. You might have to do your work

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Regaining Control Of Remote Application Environments In A Work-From-Home World

Eugene Xiong is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Foxit, a leading provider of innovative PDF products and services.

The Covid-19 shutdown of businesses hit most companies like a bolt of lightning. It was sudden and shocking. Now, more than five months into this pervasive global disruption, it has become clear to many that a return to work as we knew it will be gradual at best.

Work from home, for those who can do it, is becoming the new normal for the foreseeable future. Many managers are discovering that their teams can, indeed, function at a distance.

Google, for example, recently announced that it would keep its employees working from home at least until July 2021. Apple said it will not open offices before next year at the earliest. And Twitter said its employees will be able to work from home as long as they

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Homeschooling Room Ideas For Remote Learning

Having space where your child can do his homework or remote class is essential. It makes the organization easier with all materials in one place, and it helps keep distractions to a minimum.

However, it does not have to be a separate room in your house at all. If you do not have space or budget, these homeschooling room ideas can help set up and organize your small space.

How to set up a homeschool room

Your homeschool room could be your living room, the dining table, or a corner in your house. A conducive space is one key factor to a successful homeschool.

Set a designated space in your home

This mom says her kids’ homeschool space also happens to be their kitchen / living / dining room. She admits she had to sort and purge “all the homeschool / craft /art / seasonal stuff” to keep the space

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Facebook is hiring a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home



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  • Facebook is looking for a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home. 
  • The company is looking for someone to help it develop a long-term remote work plan and to lead Facebook’s push “toward remote-first ways of working,” according to a job posting for the role.
  • Facebook employees will continue working from home until July 2021, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects half of the company’s workforce to work remotely within the next 10 years.
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Facebook has been making a major shift toward permanent remote work, and now, it’s hiring for a new position that would lead those efforts. 

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The company is hiring a director of remote work — someone to help it develop a long-term remote work

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Closets by Design helping families with ideas on creating the best environment for remote education

(WXYZ) — With virtually every school moving to virtual learning and a shortage of desks for purchase, local panicked parents are quickly realizing the kitchen table just won’t cut it for class time.
But finding a student size desk or chair is impossible! The majority of retailers are either out of stock or will not ship for months.

The organizational experts at the Closets by Design in Detroit are helping families desperate for ideas on creating the best environment for remote education and boosting their kid’s chances of home school success. For parents in a pinch, Closets by Design has put together a lesson plan they can use to set up a Home School Work Station:

Desk Doubles – Use what you have around the house. A sofa/console table can be repurposed as a desk. A smooth piece of splinter-free wood and some brackets mounted to a wall can create

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