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How remote working has forced us to look beyond the traditional PC, to Raspberry Pis, Linux laptops, Chromebooks… – ZDNet

How remote working has forced us to look beyond the traditional PC, to Raspberry...

In an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus, many millions of people are now working from home rather than commuting to offices.That has put huge pressure on technology teams to make working from home possible, and has also forced many of us to rethink the tools that we use. Foremost among those tools is…
The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship

The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship

On a Tuesday afternoon in late April, a small barge set off from Gustavus, Alaska, en route to the world’s most remote Costco warehouse. The 96-foot ship hummed through the choppy waters of the Icy Strait, past vast expanses of wilderness, snow-capped peaks, and breaching whales. Seven hours later, when it reached Juneau, a few…
Students say remote proctoring of exams via their webcams is creepy – 9to5Mac

Students say remote proctoring of exams via their webcams is creepy – 9to5Mac

Students taking examinations during the coronavirus lockdown say they are being subjected to remote proctoring via their webcams, and it’s creeping them out … Proctoring in conventional exams is straightforward: someone wanders up and down the lanes of tables making sure that no-one is cheating. They just need to be on the lookout for cribsheets…
Exam anxiety: how remote test-proctoring is creeping students out

Exam anxiety: how remote test-proctoring is creeping students out

Illustration by William Joel / The Verge As schools go remote, so do tests and so does surveillance The stranger on the Zoom call appeared to be sitting in a tent. He wore a black headset and a blue lanyard around his neck. Behind him was white plastic peppered with pictures of a padlock. “Hi,”…
Remote work revenue could help Microsoft offset coronavirus impacts, analysts say – Reuters

Remote work revenue could help Microsoft offset coronavirus impacts, analysts say – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft logo is shown on the Microsoft Theatre at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2017. REUTERS/ Mike Blake(Reuters) - When Microsoft Corp reports earnings on Wednesday, analysts expect some areas of its business to take a hit from the novel coronavirus pandemic, with lower-than-expected…
Pokémon Go: How to use a Remote Raid Pass – Polygon

Pokémon Go: How to use a Remote Raid Pass – Polygon

Niantic has added the ability to do raids remotely to Pokémon Go. To participate in a remote raid, you’ll have to be able to see the gym on your map. You can find raids happening close to your location by using the Nearby button. Players will also be able to raid at gyms if they…
Pokémon Go Remote Raids now live for level 40 players – Polygon

Pokémon Go Remote Raids now live for level 40 players – Polygon

Pokémon Go’s promised Remote Raid feature, which will let players staying at home attend in-game raids far away from the game’s gyms, is now live. Remote Raid Passes are now available in Pokémon Go’s in-game shop, and the feature to compete in raids remotely is accessible to players who have reached level 40. As previously…
Pokémon GO Remote Raiding Roll Out Begins – Pokemon GO Hub

Pokémon GO Remote Raiding Roll Out Begins – Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, Remote Raiding has started rolling out in Pokémon GO! Currently, it’s a staged roll out, starting with Level 40 Trainers and continuing with lower level Trainers as Niantic tests servers for stability and throughput. We have some early screenshots to share: Remote Raiding in Pokémon GO Dataminers have reported the following findings in their…
As we turn to remote working, Malwarebytes joins VPN fray – ZDNet

As we turn to remote working, Malwarebytes joins VPN fray – ZDNet

Interest in virtual private networks (VPNs) has increased in importance and usage in recent months due to the coronavirus outbreak.As many of us are now working remotely from home, the need to encrypt and protect our online activities has become paramount and adopters of the technology are not only using it for personal reasons but…
YC S20 Remote Batch

YC S20 Remote Batch

We have decided to run the S20 batch remotely, because amid the COVID-19 crises, the safety of founders and YC staff is our top priority. Interviews for the batch will be remote, and office hours, evening talks, and meetups throughout the batch will all take place over video conferencing, as well as on our online…

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15 Years Later, November 2004 Might Still Be One Of The...

Total RecallTotal RecallTotal Recall is a look back at the history of video games through their characters, franchises, developers and trends.Today is the 15th anniversary of the release of Half-Life 2. A big game for sure, but it was just one of many huge and popular games that were all released in November 2004. Those…

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