Ask Slashdot: What Features Would Your Ideal Telework Systems Incorporate?

couchslug writes: Physical commuting has a horrific and enormously expensive carbon footprint. It’s costly in lives (auto and other transportation accidents, pollution) and wasted time (billions of hours every year) better spent doing something else. What software and hardware features would your ideal telework systems incorporate to minimize physical interaction? How can we use technology to avoid costly, wasteful and …

Amazon Employee At Seattle Headquarters Tests Positive For Coronavirus

An Amazon employee at the company’s Seattle headquarters has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and has subsequently been sent to quarantine. CNET reports: The online retail giant has about 55,000 employees in the Seattle area, and reportedly said people working in close contact with the affected person have been notified. The employee went home sick on Feb. 25 and …

PlayStation 2 Is Now Officially 20 Years Old

The PlayStation 2 is celebrating its 20th anniversary as it launched in Japan on March 4, 2000. “It was released in the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world a year later and would go on to become the best-selling console of all time,” reports GiveMeSport. From the report: To put this into context, its main rivals at the …

Coronavirus: James Bond Postpones Release Date Because It’s No Time To Die

The release of upcoming James Bond film “No Time To Die” has been pushed back from April To November due to coronavirus fears. “The 25th installment in the storied spy franchise will commence its run on Nov. 12 in the U.K., followed by the U.S. on Nov. 25,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. “It was scheduled to open in North America …

Samsung tries to make ultra-curved office monitors a thing with new T55 lineup

Samsung’s C32T55 curved monitor. [credit: Samsung ] Samsung has revealed a lineup of productivity, home, and office-targeted monitors with 1000R curvature. Labeled the T55 series, these new monitors take a concept Samsung already applied to gaming monitors earlier this year at CES and makes the case that there’s value in an ultra-curved form for more than just gamers, who have more …

Tech firms push telework as Amazon employee confirmed with coronavirus

Enlarge / Google’s Dublin, Ireland, headquarters, currently sitting mostly empty as the 8,000 workers based there have all been told to work remotely. (credit: Hollie Adams | Bloomberg | Getty Images) The spread of the novel coronavirus is doing for tech firms what no other argument for remote work apparently could, as Google, Facebook, and others are asking employees to …

Struggling AT&T plans “tens of billions” in cost cuts, more layoffs

Enlarge / AT&T service van driving in June 2019 in Oakdale, California. (credit: Getty Images | Andrei Stanescu) AT&T is planning tens of billions of dollars worth of cost cuts, AT&T President and COO John Stankey told investors yesterday. Stankey also discussed the future of DirecTV satellite service, saying it won’t be the primary TV option AT&T pitches to most …

CRISPR Used To Edit Genes Inside a Patient With a Rare Form of Blindness

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to edit a gene while the DNA is still inside a person’s body. The groundbreaking procedure involved injecting the microscopic gene-editing tool into the eye of a patient blinded by a rare genetic disorder, in hopes of enabling the …

Twitter is Testing Ephemeral Tweets

Since it was founded in March 2006, there has been only one type of post possible on Twitter: a tweet. But starting today, the 280-character post is being joined by an ephemeral South American cousin: the fleet. That’s what Twitter is calling these new, more fleeting tweets — posts that appear in a separate timeline above the main timeline for …