Since recording his eponymous first album in 1982, “Weird Al” has remained among the most consistently relevant forces in music, getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (finally!) in 2018, just as he was coming off his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, and winning the latest of his five Grammy awards in 2019. While Yankovic’s popularity level has seldom shifted over the years, though, the winds of change have been blowing through the music industry nonstop at hurricane speeds the entire time. Amazingly, the world’s premier parody and pastiche artist has managed to always keep up no matter what comes his way, making his back catalog double as a concise chronology of the past 40 years in music. … [Read more...] about What combing through ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s catalog reveals about 40 years of pop music
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In some cases, digital workers are even introduced as part of a broader effort to improve employee happiness and engagement. According to our research , 87% of knowledge workers are comfortable with re-skilling in order to work alongside a digital workforce. This was the case with New York Life Insurance, which turned to RPA to automate manual tasks and free up workers’ time to focus on relationship building. The company reengineered and automated several processes driven by the finance and accounting teams, and employees fully embraced their new digital colleagues as part of their teams. Each digital worker was even given a name—Jasmine, Clark, and Valerie, to name a few—and a manager to ensure a smooth integration into the company structure. That small step has helped employees think of them as members of their team, and the productivity increase and ability to build stronger customer relationships has made work more rewarding. … [Read more...] about Robots are not the job killers we all feared
Hero has been participating in the Dakar rally with the 450RR rally bike. It is also working on a brand-new series of 450cc single-cylinder engines to enhance its rallying abilities. The company is expected to borrow this powertrain for its next off-road offering. … [Read more...] about Is the Hero 450RR a KTM 390 ADV killer?
Oppo has confirmed to launch the Reno3 Pro in India on March 2. Teasers have confirmed that the India variant of the Reno3 Pro will have multiple tweaks in terms of design and internals compared to the already-launched Chinese variant. A new teaser post gives us a detailed look at the design of the Reno3 Pro. … [Read more...] about Oppo reveals more details of Reno3 Pro before March 2 India launch
Once the next big Android release comes out later this year, you’ll get a new “Only this time” option when apps ask for access to your mic, camera, or location data. The option is coming alongside a number of other changes to Android, many not yet announced and others throughly outlined by The Verge. … [Read more...] about Your location data is precious. Google and Apple are finally treating it that way