HBO They Shall Not Grow OldDirected by Peter Jackson, the Oscar-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this documentary uses restored archival footage from the Imperial War Museum to reveal the untold stories of World War I. It goes deep into the details of the Great War through the voices of actual soldiers. Oh, and the film has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Enough said. Watch on HBO Go or Amazon. … [Read more...] about The 25 best family-friendly documentaries you can stream right now
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Cui and his team accomplished this in a few key ways. First, they made Cloud Ginger appear emotional and relatable. They used “simple, cute, and cartoon design elements” like oversized eyes and a rounded smile to mask its cold, technical interior, which houses all the visual and sensory tech that a robot needs to operate. (Though those completely black eyes do creep me out a bit.) They additionally used fabric on Cloud Ginger’s chest and arms that’s a bit more inviting than a full-on metal droid. The textile components aren’t just for looks: They solve a technical problem of heat dissipation and limitations on the robot’s range of motion—specifically, the joints in its arms. … [Read more...] about How robots helped protect doctors from coronavirus
Brands can work across all time zones DJ Haddad, the CEO and founder of Haddad & Partners, didn’t exactly choose a remote workforce. Rather, his company fell into it and inadvertently discovered the benefits. For the past 13 years, he’s been running his agency remote with leaders across the globe. This takes an average workday of eight to nine hours and turns it into 24. Because his team covers seven time zones, they can kick off a project at noon in New York and hand it over to a lead designer in Australia, who could then give it to someone else in the United Kingdom. By the time Haddad turned on his computer, the task would be 90% complete. “This is a project that would take our former agency at least three days to complete, and we would turn it around in one night,” he shares. “Of course, this means a lot of early-morning or late-night phone calls for our employees on East Coast time, but it’s part of our lifestyle by now, and in the end, it … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
Providers overstating speeds “by a factor of 24” The FCC’s current system for gathering coverage data relies heavily on information provided by the broadband carriers. Under the current system, a carrier can report a whole census block “covered” if it has just one subscriber there, or even if it merely has the facility to install broadband. This creates an inflated view of broadband availability and carrier competition. … [Read more...] about How a new broadband map could finally bring fast internet to everyone in America
With COVID-19 sending everyone inside, you may be wondering what to do with all the extra time at home. Instead of getting lost in the sea of scary news and social media posts, turn your attention back to work. With many live events going digital, and so many more resources already available online, now is the time to get ahead and bolster your résumé. This is how you boost your skills or learn new ones for free. … [Read more...] about 5 ways to learn new career skills for free during the COVID-19 crisis