Don’t let technology turn you into a jerk at work

How to use it the right way Ever gotten a Slack message from someone sitting 10 feet away and wondered why he couldn’t have just walked over? Or been in a meeting and caught colleagues surreptitiously tapping away at their phones under the table? Or, worse, found yourself getting distracted when your phone buzzes during […]

AdTran upgrades G.fast technology to 2Gbps speeds

AdTran’s new G.fast solution enables 2Gbps speeds in FttX deployments, as well as being able to coexist with VDSL2 vectoring technology. AdTran has announced an expansion of its software-defined access (SD-Access) portfolio, enabling 2Gbps speeds via its second-generation G.fast technology across legacy cabling. The new solution complies with International Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication (ITU-T) G.fast standard amendment […]

Seeking Sanctions Resistance Through Blockchain Technology

“Digital currencies could provide a way for both Iran and Russia to avoid U.S. dollar transactions, as well as a possible replacement of the SWIFT interbank payment system.” –A senior Iranian economic official during a May 2018 meeting in Moscow. Policy experts can argue about the appropriateness of various sanctions policies. Some voice concerns that […]

Robot Technology Helps Elementary Student Attend Class

Thanks to Conni Crittenden, a Michigan State University alumna and teacher at Williamston Community Schools, a student who often misses class due to a medical issue is learning via a robot remotely. “The more I saw the capability of the robots, the more I wondered: Why wouldn’t we do this?” said Crittenden, who has been […]

Why some people splurge at Walmart instead of Amazon

Shoppers who live paycheck-to-paycheck flock to Walmart on payday People who live paycheck to paycheck aren’t like other consumers — and where they take their wallet demonstrates this. A new report from Earnin, an app that provides users advances on their paychecks for a fee, examined their users’ behaviors when they shopped at Walmart and […]

Bitcoin holds above $6,000, set for third consecutive weekly loss

Crypto market cap dips below $200 billion for the first time since mid-September Bitcoin prices are holding above $6,000 on Friday after a 24-hour selloff saw the price of the world’s largest digital currency trade perilously close to the crucial support level. A single bitcoin BTCUSD, +0.12% was last going for $6,234.10, up 0.1% since […]

Gold pulls back but set to end the week sharply higher

Silver on track to finish the week mostly unchanged Gold prices on Friday pulled back from their highest level in more than two months as global stocks attempted to rebound from a two-day downturn that had driven investors to the perceived safety of the precious metal. December gold GCZ8, -0.20% was down $1, or 0.1%, […]

U.S. stocks close lower as Dow drops nearly 1,400 points in 2 days

Nasdaq briefly dips into correction territory U.S. stocks extended losses to finish lower Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing nearly 1,400 points over two days as investors continued to fret over rising bond yields and the prospect of higher interest rates. How did major benchmarks fare? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.55% […]

Shopify goes bricks, mortar

When Shopify Inc. opens its first brick-and-mortar space for the public Thursday, it won’t be crammed with aisles of products that the Ottawa-based company helps its 600,000 merchants sell. The small selection of merchandise the location will showcase from primarily U.S.-based merchants — a term Shopify uses to describe the companies using its offerings — […]

7-Eleven launches Foodora

Some Canadians will be able to get Slurpees, condoms, medicine and ice cream delivered to them at the touch of a button. Berlin-based food delivery app Foodora launched an offering Thursday that will allow customers to order products from convenience store chain 7-Eleven in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. The partnership will make use of […]