• Work from home, get a $1,000 bonus. The tech industry's new perk

    4 days ago - By Fortune

    Steve Jobs, perhaps the most revered of tech visionaries, disliked the idea of working from home.
    The Apple cofounder preferred to maximize in-person collisions between colleagues. He believed rubbing elbows cast sparks of creativity, and he obsessed over architectural minutiae in the headquarters of Pixar Animation Studios to encourage that “ serendipitous ” friction-including, famously, the layout of toilets.
    How the times change. Today, the scions of Silicon Valley are flushing the faith of their forefathers down the loo. Prompted by shelter in place measures designed to thwart the...
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  • Boston Dynamics' robot dog has a new job herding sheep in New Zealand - here's how it works

    Boston Dynamics' robot dog has a new job herding sheep in New Zealand - here's how it works

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Boston Dynamics' four-legged robot, Spot, is being used in agriculture to herd sheep.
    The company announced a new partnership with New Zealand company Rocos.
    Using Boston Dynamics hardware and Rocos' remote operation technology, Spot can gather agricultural data.
    Recently, the robot has also been used to enforce social distancing in Singapore, and to screen COVID-19 patients at a Boston hospital.
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    Spot, Boston Dynamics' famous four-legged robot, has a new job: herding sheep. The robotics company announced a partnership with Rocos, a New...
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