Day: September 2, 2020

Backed to Business: When gadgets accept a gesture

Earbuds that understand your nods, a mouse controller you can wear, and a keyboard that has the trackpad under the keys are among the gesture-aware devices that have made the crowdfunding rounds. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Google Podcasts will personalize your news listening experience – CNET

Google’s Your News Update playlist is coming to Google Podcasts. …read more Source:: CNet

As Amazon pulls union-buster job ads, workers describe a ‘Mad Max’ atmosphere – unsafe, bullying, abusive

El Reg speaks to those battling the dog-eat-dog regime in internet giant’s warehouses Special report Palettes stacked 10 high when the old rules said a maximum of five; policies to thwart the spread of the COVID-19 virus not followed and co-workers only informed about positive tests a month later; punishing work rates that are constantly…

24% of working parents are working 4 additional hours to complete their typical deliverables; How much are you working?

Professional network Blind asked its users how working parents are feeling right now. …read more Source:: SecurityMagazine

Court Rules NSA Phone Snooping Illegal — After Seven-Year Delay

The National Security Agency program that swept up details on billions of Americans’ phone calls was illegal and possibly unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. From a report: However, the unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the role the so-called telephone metadata program played in a criminal terror-fundraising case…

Auto Industry TV Ads Claim Right To Repair Benefits ‘Sexual Predators’

EmagGeek writes: A camera slowly stalks a woman walking to her SUV in a desolate, empty parking garage. “If question 1 passes in Massachusetts, anyone could access the most personal data stored in your vehicle,” a narrator says. “Domestic violence advocates say a sexual predator could use the data to stalk their victims. Pinpoint exactly…

Pause Your Tunes When it is Time to Listen Up!

“Sorry. I had music playing. Would you say that again?” If we had a money-unit every time someone tried talking to us while we were wearing headphones, we could afford a super-nice pair. For an Embedded C class, [extremerockets] built Listen Up!, a cutoff switch that pauses your music when someone wants your attention. The…

Inside Charlie’s work-from-home setup: A millennial’s small office space in progress

After escaping the rental trap, Charlie takes us through her multi-purpose home office space. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Samsung has a new 5G 2-in-1 laptop with 11th-gen Intel Core processors – CNET

The small Galaxy Book Flex 5G also meets the requirements of the Intel Evo platform for the best mobile experience. …read more Source:: CNet

Tropical Storm Omar just broke an Atlantic hurricane-season record – CNET

We’re starting to run thin on storm names for 2020. …read more Source:: CNet