Articles about Technology at Work
This robot butler is being trained to do your chores
No one enjoys picking up after themselves, and in the future, you may not have to, because your robot butler will be cleaning your house for you, always ready and able to lend a helping hand. That's the world researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the University of Toronto are envisioning.
18 appropriate punishments for people who don’t keep their calendars up to date
Congratulations! You found that one-hour block in the next two weeks when everyone’s calendar is open. You send the meeting invite only to have Ben decline. “I’m actually out of the office that day,” he says. “Could you find another time?” But Ben, you wonder, how will I find another time if your calendar bears no relation to your actual availability? Here are some appropriate ways to punish Ben and colleagues like him who don’t keep their calendar up to date.
These are the jobs seeing the biggest jumps in salary this year
You would think some of the fancier job titles would be the ones seeing the biggest increases in wages, but according to Glassdoor's latest ranking of jobs showing the fastest wage gains over the past year it is positions in lower-skill, lower-paying fields that are seeing the most growth.
This is one thing you should never do during a job search
In short, you use lots of features and tools on your phone in your job search — except for maybe one: texting. Texting during your job search is still a grey area. Is text an acceptable job search tool?
This new AI service will transcribe conference calls in real-time
With a new voice-driven, artificially-intelligent service, you'll never have to pay attention during long, boring conference calls again.
From supermodel to super role model: Karlie Kloss’s effort to get more women in tech
We are constantly told there are not enough women pursuing careers in the STEM fields. Part of the problem is the pipeline issue. This is something model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss has been tackling since 2014 when she launched her foundation Kode With Klossy to help teach young girls to code.
5 genius Slack apps you never knew you needed
If you use Slack (a popular professional messaging system) for work, you may be familiar with how it works. The tool makes it possible to create specific discussion “channels,” chat with another team member directly or make a fun group chat with several of your bestie coworkers. But you probably didn’t know that Slack also hosts a ton of awesome apps that could make your workday that much more productive.
Google’s new AI assistant can pass for a human on phone calls
In the near future, a machine can book reservations on your behalf, and the human on the other line may never realize that they are talking to a chatbot.
15 business texting rules to live by
Like it or loathe it, people are spending an increasing amount of time on their phones, and continuous advancements in technology – particularly regarding social media and communication – means it can be hard to switch off from work and achieve a healthy work-life balance. But for all of its flaws, it’s this same technology that allows us to stay in touch with friends, family, colleagues and peers so easily – it’s literally at the touch of a button!
Here is everything you need to know about the new Gmail
Stop what you are doing. Put everything down. There is a new version of Gmail out and you need to know everything about it. None of the new features are quite earth shattering, but they definitely may make you a bit more organized.
New headset would allow ‘silent speech’ between humans and tech
There's new technology that wants to make conversations with your devices and other humans completely silent and seamless. People will be able to talk without opening their mouth.
Study: You make five times as many writing errors on your phone than a PC
People make an average of five times as many errors writing on our phones than when using a computer, "even though fewer words are typed on mobile."
4 ways to automate your life and increase work productivity
Here are some of the best ways to use technology to automate and gain back hours of lost time we waste on administrative tasks.
69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps
New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.
Upgrade your tech game
It’s a good idea to update your tech on a regular —though preferably non-obsessive — basis. Here’s why it's important for your career.
Amazon patents wristbands to track workers’ movements
In the near-future, employees will wear tracking wristbands in the office that will know where they have gone — including bathroom breaks and if you stray too far from your workstation — and when.
How to regain focus at work by slaying the messaging monster
Tips and tricks for increasing your productivity by decreasing your messaging obsession.
This is what meetings will look like in 2028
How the bring-your-own-device landscape will continue to change the way meetings are viewed and conducted over the next decade, and how it could affect your company’s meeting culture.
The 17 worst passwords of 2017
Researchers took a look at more than five million leaked passwords from largely Western European and North American users. These were the worst of them.
Work hosted online can disappear instantly — don’t let it happen to you
Employees of DNAinfo and Gothamist watched decades of work disappear from the internet. Here's how to prevent that from happening to you.
Uber employees gossiped on this app for four hours a day
Every day was a new upheaval.
New app will make office gossip a force for good
Can office gossip save your career?
Eerily smart new robots can read human body language
We are one panopticon away from being completely known.
Billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg trade insults over future robot invasion
On Sunday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was playing the role of normal human being, holding a Facebook Live from his backyard in Palo Alto, California, as he smoked some meats and shared his views on killing what you cook, exercising, and of course, the future of humanity.
Tech firm starts microchipping employees so they can buy potato chips
The era of the corporate cyborg has begun.