Repetitive setup Although I’ve set up my fair share of Google Assistant devices by now, that doesn’t seem to have sunk in with Google. Whenever I add a new speaker, smart display, or Chromecast through the Google Home app, I have to walk through the same process of reentering my Wi-Fi credentials (the option to have Google store and reuse them never seems to work), approving terms of service, bypassing a free trial offer for Sirius XM, okaying the list of streaming services I’ve already connected, and watching (or skipping) a tutorial video. At some point, all of this stopped being useful and started to feel condescending. … [Read more...] about I’m a Google Assistant power user. These are its 6 most glaring problems
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Get a reality check It’s a common reaction to catastrophize when bad news hits, says Paula Davis-Laack, founder of the Stress and Resilience Institute, a resilience training firm. Avoid slipping into worst-case-scenario thinking, she advises. Find a trusted friend or mentor to gain perspective or write down your worst-case visions and think about the reasons they’re unlikely. In other words, reframe the situation. … [Read more...] about 6 ways to become more resilient immediately
“When I go to see investors, partners, or business people in Vietnam—and Asia—I don’t really share that I’m a digital nomad because it’s not a well-known concept here, and people wouldn’t take you seriously if you say you don’t have an actual office and a team sitting in the office,” she says. “I want to prove to people that we’re doing serious work.” … [Read more...] about The remote working revolution is coming to Southeast Asia
The other exec Bloomberg says will soon depart is Duco Pasmooij, a longtime operations VP at the company who in recent years has moved to the company’s augmented reality division. As an operations VP, Pasmooij spent years overseeing product operations related to the iPhone. … [Read more...] about Apple just lost its VP of manufacturing design, while another ops exec is looking to leave
Directed by Anjali Nayar, it’s a departure from the wide open spaces we’ve become accustomed to seeing in Patagonia’s growing catalog of activist branded content. The middle of Los Angeles feels distinctly different than protecting a surf break and Chilean fishing village in 2015’s The Fisherman’s Son or last year’s take on offshore, penned fish farms in Artifishal. And it is hundreds of miles from Missoula, Montana, where earlier this month the brand premiered its new feature-length documentary Public Trust, about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them. … [Read more...] about Patagonia’s new film celebrates activists fighting urban oil drilling in L.A.