How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Future of Work
In 2019, more than 4.3 million people in the U.S. worked remotely. During 2020 that number increased significantly due to COVID-19. Most companies, because of the quarantine, had to implement working from home policies. But taking the pandemic aside, remote work was already growing at full speed. Recent studies... Read more
Protect your privacy and save 44% with a subscription to Surfshark VPN
Surfshark Even if you’ve never considered using a VPN in the past, now might be a good time to think about setting one up. Thanks to the pandemic, you’re no doubt accessing the internet from home all day long, which raises the question: How well is your privacy protected?... Read more
Why Are Lines at Polling Places So Long? Math
Mark Pelczarski was ready to retire. This was 2011; he was teaching computer science in Chicago by then, but that was really just the capstone on a legendary career in software. In 1979, Pelczarski wrote Magic Paintbrush, an artmaking program for the Apple II, the first personal computer capable... Read more
Ubisoft releases its own list of PS4 games that won’t work on PS5
The list of PlayStation 4 games that may not work on PlayStation 5 is growing. On its own website, Ubisoft provided a roster of games that won’t work with the backward compatibility on the next-generation console. And none of these games are on the list Sony has on its... Read more
Facebook challenges political ad targeting research at NYU
With less than a week until Election Day, Facebook has admitted to a glitch in the system that handles political ads on its platform. “Technical flaws” related to a new transparency effort that restricted new political ads from appearing on Facebook in the week before the election caused an... Read more
Solve coding challenges at online competition, Nov. 6-9
Enlarge / Shozoku and ninjato are encouraged, but not strictly required, in order to compete. RunCode Annual programming competition is back again in its fourth year, beginning Friday, November 6. RunCode is a nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers working in their spare time and focused on providing educational... Read more
The Role of Fog Computing in the Internet of Things
Fog computing refers to a decentralized computing structure. The resources, including the data and applications, get placed in logical locations between the data source and the cloud. One of the advantages of fog computing is to keep many users connected to the internet at the same time. In essence,... Read more
The Mandalorian season 2 episode 1 Easter eggs, observations and Baby Yoda moments
Baby Yoda joins Mando on all his adventures in episode 1 of The Mandalorian season 2. Disney Plus After nearly a year of us pining for our pals Mando and Baby Yoda — official name The Child — The Mandalorian season 2 kicked off on Disney Plus with a pretty... Read more
Facebook beats analyst estimates for Q3 2020 revenue despite ad boycotts
(Reuters) — Facebook Thursday warned of a tougher 2021 despite beating analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue as businesses adjusting to the global coronavirus pandemic continued to rely on the company’s digital ad tools. The world’s biggest social media company said in its outlook that it faced “a significant amount... Read more
52 best TV shows to watch on Netflix
Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit. Netflix If you’re searching for good TV to spend a lot of time with on Netflix, welcome to another list of best shows you might have missed. Netflix periodically changes up its line-up of programs, but its excellent originals stick around. A lot of... Read more