Articles about Technology at Work
This study supports you turning off Slack for a few hours per day
Is being in constant communication, through platforms like Slack, actually the best thing for us? According to a new study, maybe not.
Study: The blue lights from our screens can blind us
Researchers at the University of Toledo in Ohio found that our blue-tinted screens are wrecking our eyes and accelerating our risk of blindness.
7 of the best tech products for working and traveling
To get the most out of working on-the-go and remain productive with your deliverables, you need to ensure your tech keeps up with your jet-setting.
A world-leading technologist on what the year 2038 will look like
Technology in the future: A “GPS for our lives”, jobs that will never be replaced by robots, and how humans and AI will work together.
France is banning smartphones in schools. Should employers follow?
Children in France will now have to leave their smartphones behind when they go to class. Is this a "public health message" more employers should follow?
Survey: 93% of people would trust instructions from a robot in the workplace
93% of people would believe a robot's instructions at the office and 59% feel AI will "improve operational efficiencies."
5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using
It’s safe to say you probably abide by the basics, but there are numerous keyboard shortcuts you’re probably missing out on. (Seriously, there’s so much more to the world of life-changing shortcuts than Command + F.)
This small accessory may solve the thermostat wars in your office
There are three common problems employees face in the summer: Trying to focus or get anything done when it is beautiful outside and half your office (and people you communicate with) are on vacation living their best lives, fighting the urge to not wear shorts, flipflops, skimpy sundresses, beach coverups, bathing suits everyday, and arguing with your coworkers over the temperature in the office. Oh summer in the office!
Your Google Calendar now wants you to totally check out on vacation
Though according to a recent Wrike survey of 1,000 American employees, one-third of employees intend on being available to work on vacation (and they have to do this in order to actually enjoy their vacation) your Google Calendar does not want you to even check your email if you are OOO. It just launched a new feature that will tell your community hours you are unavailable and will also act as your personal assistant and decline meetings for you.
Thousands of Swedes are inserting microchips into themselves – here’s why
This phenomenon of Swedes inserting microchips into themselves reflects Sweden’s unique biohacking scene.
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.