Facebook owner Meta has reportedly banned employees from talking about abortion at work. Yesterday, a Meta executive told employees that they should refrain from mentioning the subject of abortion on the company’s internal social media platform, Workplace, as reported by The Verge. The reasons given for such a rule was that doing do posed ‘an increased risk’ that the company would be seen as a ‘hostile work environment’. Some employees have reportedly pushed back against the policy following the leaked Supreme Court document that could potentially strip away the legal right to abortion in US. The employees believe that the ban is at odds with employees being allowed to talk ‘respectfully’ about issues like Black Lives Matter , immigration, and trans rights. The rule seems to be enforced by a 2019 policy that Facebook introduced that prohibits employees from discussing ‘opinions or debates about abortion being right or wrong, availability or rights of abortion, and … [Read more...] about Facebook tells employees to stop discussing abortion at work
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Amazon has revealed a new tool it’s using to ensure warehouse employees keep socially distant during the coronavirus pandemic. The new “Distance Assistant” is a combination television screen, depth sensor, and artificially-intelligent camera that can track workers’ movements. As workers move past the camera, a monitor gives visual information to show if employees are within six feet of one another. If they are at a safe distance, they will be enclosed within a green circle on the screen. If they are not, they will be in a red circle. “Our first Distance Assistant installations are now live at a handful of our buildings. We’ve heard that employees find value in getting immediate visual feedback, and site leaders are welcoming another safety measure” wrote Brad Porter, Amazon’s VP and head of robotics. Amazon says that hundreds of the units will be deployed over the next few weeks. The company will also open-source the software and artificial intelligence , … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Amazon using augmented reality to keep workers 2m apart during pandemic
Sonos Five review: Can this smart speaker justify it's eye-watering price tag? (Image: SONOS • EXPRESS NEWSPAPERS ) This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more Sonos Five review: The Verdict Sonos Five is the flagship speaker in the US audio brand's lineup. Discounting the impressive (and pricey) Sonos Arc soundbar, the Sonos Five is the most expensive standalone speaker with a price tag of £499 (although if you keeping checking our guide to the best Sonos deals , you might find it cheaper). However, this Wi-Fi speaker does enough to justify that price tag. From the sleek modern design to the thundering stereo sound, not to mention the ability to single-handedly upgrade an ageing turntable into an AirPlay-capable sound system ….there’s a lot to like about this Sonos speaker. The minimalist design, which sits alongside the Sonos One , Sonos Beam and other recent launches from the company, … [Read more...] about Sonos Five review: Searching for the ultimate addition to your Sonos system? This is it.
Editor’s Note: Read an interview with Samantha Hunt about her writing process. “T here was a woman, and everyone watched. Including me. We were at the fields where the kids play soccer. You know?” “I’m there three times a week.” “The place is surrounded by woods.” “I know. Three days a week. No joke. Were the kids playing?” “That’s why we noticed her. She walked across the field mid-game like she didn’t even see the rest of us and disappeared into the woods. The fireflies had started. Maybe 40 minutes before dark? The game must’ve been close to ending. In fact, it did end soon after.” “I was there,” another mother says. “I saw her go.” We’re in L’s kitchen waiting for our kids. Any minute now, goody bags and farewells, then L’s kid will be one year older and alone with a new crop of toys. “Who won?” “Won what?” “The game.” “I have no idea.” J has two kids, two part-time jobs. She’s looking for something better but hasn’t found it yet. Others here work full … [Read more...] about Go, Team