Industries

Technology

Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

By: Rajesh Kumar Singh
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
Caterpillar’s autonomous driving technology, which can be bolted on to existing machines, is helping the U.S. heavy equipment maker mitigate the heavy impact of the coronavirus crisis on sales of its traditional workhorses.
Americans might never come back to the office, and Twitter is leading the charge

Americans might never come back to the office, and Twitter is leading the charge.

By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
Source: The Washington Post
Date of Publication: October 1st, 2020
Twitter’s plans for work from home indefinitely have prompted a wave of copycats. But its transformation has been two years in the making — and the rest of America can learn some lessons.
From one office to 5,000: How remote work could reshape a company’s sustainability goals

From one office to 5,000: How remote work could reshape a company’s sustainability goals

By: Yasmin Gagne
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: September 30th, 2020
With fewer employees coming into the office after the COVID-19 pandemic, companies may have to rethink their environmental footprint.
Apple engineers designed a custom face mask for employees — take a look

Apple engineers designed a custom face mask for employees — take a look

By: Cory Stieg
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 28th, 2020
The custom face masks are intended for retail and corporate Apple employees to use to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Apple confirmed to Bloomberg on Sept. 9.
Mercedes and Microsoft team up for virtual car maintenance - Business Insider

Mercedes and Microsoft have teamed up to develop virtual maintenance technology for the coronavirus age

By: Matthew DeBord
Source: Business Insider
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
Mercedes-Benz USA has partnered with Microsoft to bring virtual-reality and online-collaboration technology to vehicle service.
NFL partners with Microsoft for Teams virtual fan cams

The NFL will use Microsoft Teams to let fans cheer along with players when they score a touchdown

By: Jabari Young, Jordan Novet
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
Players will be able to see fans on giant screens in the end zone when they score, and fans will be able to celebrate with them.
Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

By: Joseph Pisani
Source: The Associated Press
Date of Publication: September 8th, 2020
In the latest sign of how it’s prospering while others are faltering during the pandemic, Amazon said Wednesday it is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months.
Boston Dynamic robot dogs are being used to monitor COVID-19 patients

If you’re in the hospital with COVID-19, this robot dog might come take your vital signs

By: Adele Peters
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2020
Dr. Spot will see you now. A study found the robots were good at gathering information from patients—and the patients like them too.
Long haul effects and solutions of work burnout

Why you’re feeling work-from-home burnout—and what can be done

By: Lydia Dishman
Source: Fast Company
Date of Publication: August 26th, 2020
As the pandemic drags on, many remote workers are reporting feeling drained. Here’s what some employers—and employees—are doing to feel better.
Shopify, Suddenly Worth $117 Billion, Is One of the Biggest Pandemic Winners - WSJ

Shopify, Suddenly Worth $117 Billion, Is One of the Biggest Pandemic Winners

By: Inti Pacheco
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 8th, 2020
E-commerce platform has tapped into small businesses needing websites, doubling its revenue.