• This work-from-home tool lets you take a real break while tricking your micro-managing boss and judging coworkers into thinking you're still at the keyboard

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    More people are working from home than ever before due to the coronavirus.
    That has created tension between managers concerned about productivity suffering and workers who are urged - or even required - to always be at their computer.
    Lurk From Home aims to fix that problem by letting people take breaks without appearing offline by tricking programs like Microsoft Teams and Slack into thinking they're still working.
    But he says his goal is actually to improve people's productivity by allowing them to release stress and maintain better work-life balance.
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  • How to make the most of your at-home videoconference setup: Microphone edition

    How to make the most of your at-home videoconference setup: Microphone edition

    5 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Working from home isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and a slew of companies just announced longer-term initiatives to make their remote work practices either extend or permanent. That means for some it's the perfect time to take their at-home videoconferencing setup even further, so we're going to take a closer look at various core elements to build on our initial exploration of what can help you improve your video call or live broadcasting game. Today, it's all about audio.
    Microphone basics
    In our initial feature, I highlighted some great entry-level options for add-on pics that you can...
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  • Box will let employees work from home until at least 2021

    Box will let employees work from home until at least 2021

    5 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Another tech company is joining the list of those planning on going remote for the long haul: Box .
    Box CEO Aaron Levie announced this morning that the company will “remain a digital-first organization” moving forward. While it sounds like they're still working out exactly what that entails, one key aspect is that Box employees will be able to work “from anywhere” until at least January of 2021.
    Box isn't planning to ditch the office outright. In a blog post about the shift , Levie notes that plenty of people prefer working from an office, and that the company is aware of the “power of...
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  • Here's an ever-growing list of companies that will let people work from home forever

    5 days ago - By Fast Company

    Whether or not yours is your forever home, it may be your forever office. More companies have announced they'll permit employees to telecommute permanently.
    Whether or not yours is your forever home, it may be your forever office.
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