San Francisco office market in collapse as tech workers stay home | San Francisco

The pandemic has brought the commercial real estate market in San Francisco to a new low, with work-from-home policies and office closures slowing Silicon Valley-driven business expansion to numbers not seen in at least three decades. New office-leasing activity in 2020 dropped a staggering 71% compared with the year before, Continue Reading

Asia Today: China asks residents in 2 cities to stay home China Cities residents Cities Hebei- Tempemail

Chinese authorities have asked residents in two cities south of Beijing to stay home for seven days as they try to stamp out a COVID-19 outbreak in which more than 300 people have tested positive in the past week. The cities of Shijiazhuang and Xingtai in Hebei province are restricting Continue Reading

Nintendo’s new remote-control toy brings real Mario Kart races home | Games

Mario Kart has been a family favourite since the early 1990s thanks to its potent combination of cute characters, speedy but simple racing and an array of red shells, banana skins and other eye-wateringly unfair tools of playful sabotage. Nintendo’s latest experiment in the toy world, made in collaboration with Continue Reading

Shirking from home? Staff feel the heat as bosses ramp up remote surveillance | World news

For many, one of the silver linings of lockdown was the shift to remote working: a chance to avoid the crushing commute, supermarket meal deals and an overbearing boss breathing down your neck. But as the Covid crisis continues, and more and more employers postpone or cancel plans for a Continue Reading

Buying Tech Gadgets To Stay Productive As You Work From Home – Tempemail

When the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment started at the beginning of the year, no one thought it would stay around for so long. Unbelievably, a large number of companies plan to make it a permanent arrangement. Most of them will have to continue it for a foreseeable future. The bottom Continue Reading

The 20 greatest home computers – ranked! | Games

20. Dragon 32 (1982) Manufactured by Swansea-based Dragon Data (an offshoot of traditional toy company, Mettoy), this 32k machine featured an advanced Motorola MC6809E central processor, decent keyboard and excellent analogue joypads. However, its eccentric graphics hardware gave every game a garish green tinge, and its most iconic gaming character Continue Reading

Working from home, we miss the personal interactions with colleagues that can lighten the load | Nicola Hannigan | Opinion

Working in an office, we might see a colleague, already settled in for the day, headphones on, furrowed brow, and we would assume they have a lot going on and are up against a deadline. Or we bump into someone in the kitchen who tells you their son’s asthma has Continue Reading

Working from home was the dream but is it turning into a nightmare? | John Naughton | Opinion

Remember when it was so exciting to be able to WFH – work from home? When your boss, instead of being grumpy and taking a grudging “well-if-you-must” attitude was suddenly insisting that you had to work remotely? And how refreshing that seemed at the beginning? No more dispiriting 90-minute commutes, Continue Reading

Facebook employees to be given £750 for home offices as remote working continues till July 2021- Tempemail

Facebook has announced that it will be giving its employees £750 towards home office needs as it extends remote working to next summer at the earliest. Since March, almost all of the tech giant’s 48,000 members of staff, which are typically based in 70 offices around the world, have been Continue Reading