Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Wonkblog by Jeff Stein and Andrew Van Dam by Jeff Stein and Andrew Van Dam Email the author May 11 Email the author A demonstrator opposed to a Senate Republican health-care plan protests near the Capitol in June. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Michigan Republicans' plan to require some recipients of government health insurance to work would disproportionately affect black people, a Washington Post analysis of new data from state health officials reveals. State Republicans are moving a proposal through the legislature that would impose work requirements on some Medicaid recipients, arguing new rules are … [Read more...] about Michigan’s GOP has a plan to shield some people from Medicaid work requirements. They’re overwhelmingly white.
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The option to work flexible hours from home is one of the most prized perks, and probably the easiest one for employers to afford. Ali Faagba Published 5:00 pm, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Photo: Caiaimage | Paul Bradbury | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Caiaimage | Paul Bradbury | Getty Images Your Team Wants to Work From Home. All You Have to Do Is Keep Them Connected. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery With high-skill tech jobs in demand and the popularity of SaaS, telecommuting is the newest darling of tech companies across the globe. According to a survey by Gallup, within 2012-2016 the number of telecommuters in America surged four-fold. Another study from Telework Survey finds that a whopping 79 percent of global knowledge workers have telecommuted or do telecommute at least some of the time. … [Read more...] about Your Team Wants to Work From Home. All You Have to Do Is Keep Them Connected.
Mark Gurman and Brad Stone, Bloomberg News Published 10:11 p.m. ET April 23, 2018 Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer. Now Amazon.com Inc. is working on another big bet: robots for the home. The retail and cloud computing giant has embarked on an ambitious, top-secret plan to build a domestic robot, according to people familiar with the plans. Codenamed “Vesta,” after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family, the project is overseen by Gregg Zehr, who runs Amazon’s Lab126 hardware research and development division based in Sunnyvale, California. Lab126 is responsible for Amazon devices such as the Echo speakers, Fire TV set-top-boxes, Fire tablets and the ill-fated Fire Phone. The Vesta project originated a few years ago, but this year Amazon began to aggressively ramp up … [Read more...] about Amazon is said to be working on home robots
April 18, 2018 - Written By Justin Diaz Functional and space-saving, the e-Reading Lamp is easy on the eyes in more ways than one.If you’re familiar with PC products and more specifically monitors then there is a good chance you are familiar with BenQ, a company which specializes in creating high-quality products for the PC market. BenQ is a consumer electronics company so it creates more than just monitors, but monitors are the majority of what you’ll find from this company. That said there are a couple of new products that just came out that are monitor accessories, but are more in the lighting category. One of those is the ScreenBar e-Reading Lamp, which we’ve had the pleasure of spending the last couple of weeks with to check out how it works and how well it functions, as well as the benefits it provides in the day to day life for computer use. Its goal is to help make reading on the computer screen a little easier on the eyes while providing you with a bit of … [Read more...] about BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading Lamp Review: Lighting For Work & Play
For the past five years of my professional career, I’ve been blessed to work remotely from my home. First, as an SEO freelancer, then as an employee, and currently, as a content marketing consultant. Working remotely has meant I’ve been able to work from the comfort of my home (or a coffee shop, whenever I’m tired of seeing the same wall every day) without having to suffer the problems of commuting. The benefits I’ve gotten have gone beyond avoiding commuting, however. I’ve saved time and money, lowered my stress, and increased my work satisfaction. This made wonder why there aren’t more companies that adopt remote work as their standard working procedure, which has led me to ask myself, will remote work ever become mainstream? And, most importantly, does it work as well as I think it does? After doing some research, here’s what I found. How employees feel about remote work Before I start, let me be clear about something: … [Read more...] about Will remote work ever become mainstream?
With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business, [email protected] can help you -- from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started. One of the benefits of running your own small, home-based business is the possibility of paying less tax by expensing the use of your office space. This is an area that is greatly scrutinized, however, and a good working knowledge of the rules is necessary in order to be in compliance, and minimize the possibility of the dreaded Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit, the mere thought of which strikes fear in the hearts of many US taxpayers. It's always a good idea to consult your tax advisor or preparer regarding your specific situation. Read next: Small business taxes: A primer The good news is that if you make use of space in your home for business purposes, you may be able to take advantage of what is known as the home office deduction on your tax return. When used properly this is an expense that … [Read more...] about How to deduct your home office without an audit
multi-page article Page 1 Page 2 Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so. Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the widgets, which include ratings and pricing info. Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here. Featured App SeatGeek Event Tickets Today's roundup is presented by SeatGeek Event Tickets. SeatGeek is like the Google of live event tickets: it searches everything, everywhere, and gives it all to you on the same page. SeatGeek search results for sports, concerts, and other events come from every major source, like StubHub, eBay, all the major league sports markets, and the venues themselves, then shows you the final ticket location and price. The app even includes stadium/venue maps and photos of the view from whatever seat you want. SeatGeek is completely free to use. -- Ready to stop overpaying for … [Read more...] about 29 Best New Android Apps From The Last 2 Weeks (1/27/15
A study of small businesses carried out in September last year, showed that a third are expecting no growth in 2018, as an uncertain economic climate is compounded by a lack of clarity over Britain’s Brexit deal. More than ever, small and micro businesses are under pressure to cut costs and make extra savings. We believe technology has a role to play as buying the right kind of kits can contribute to cutting out waste and saving on office running costs. Here are just a few examples: A study of small businesses carried out in September last year, showed that a third are expecting no growth in 2018, as an uncertain economic climate is compounded by a lack of clarity over Britain’s Brexit deal. More than ever, small and micro businesses are under pressure to cut costs and make extra savings. We believe technology has a role to play as buying the right kind of kits can contribute to cutting out waste and saving on office … [Read more...] about How smart home tech can save SMEs money
As someone who is looking to move into a home of my own in the very near future, a question has been sparked inside of me – How am I going to make my home as “smart” as possible? This is my plan for implementing some of my favorite products into my new home and how I will be interacting with them on a day-to-day basis. Getting started with the front door The Smart Home possibilities are endless, but let’s start where the home begins – at the front door. There are a lot of new options that have arrived on the market for smart home locks in the last year, but one has my eye for a variety of reasons: August, which recently launched its 2nd Generation Smart Lock. The big benefit here is the fact that it works with both Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri voice assistants. This is important because while my primary device switches between iOS and Android, I want to be able to use this regardless platform. Another big benefit with the August Smart … [Read more...] about My Ultimate Smart Home Setup Wishlist
leave a successful product alone in the marketplace, though, so it's also developing a third operating system called "Fuchsia." When we last checked in on the experimental OS in May 2017, calling it an "OS" was a bit of a stretch. We only got the system UI up and running on top of Android, where it then functioned like an app. The UI offered a neat multi-window system, but mostly it was just a bunch of placeholder graphics. Nothing worked. It has been hard to check in on Fuchsia since. The Fuchsia system UI, which was written with a cross-platform SDK called "Flutter," quickly shut down the Android (and iOS) compatible builds. Fuchsia has a Vulkan-based graphics stack, and no emulator supports the new-ish graphics API. The only way to get Fuchsia up and running again was with actual hardware, and the only supported devices were Intel NUC PCs from 2015 and the Acer Switch Alpha 12 laptop. This means it's finally time for a deep dive on what Fuchsia looks like in early … [Read more...] about Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook: It works! It actually works!