Saturday, July 31, 2021

‘It will be draining to build new routines’: Rusty interpersonal skills need addressing for...

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This article is part of the Future of Work briefing, a weekly email with stories, interviews, trends and links about how work, workplaces and workforces are changing. Sign up here.Employees’ soft skills didn’t disappear during lockdown, but they did lie dormant and will need dusting off and refreshing as people return to the office. Core skills that…

PS5 restock in the US: Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart – when to buy...

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Home News Gaming (Image credit: Future) Trust and credibility(Image credit: Matt Swider / Instagram)PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider has helped 59,000 people in the US buy a next-gen console in 2021 with his tireless 24/7 tracking, in-stock Twitter alerts and exclusive restock reporting.Update: The PS5 restock in the US at Amazon was today, and if…

Elden Ring release date, trailers, news and pre-orders

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Home News Gaming (Image credit: Bandai Namco) Highly-anticipated RPG Elden Ring is on its way and we finally know when to expect it: January 21, 2022.The game was first revealed at games industry expo E3 in 2019 and after a couple of years of silence, the 2021 Summer Game Fest: Kickoff Live brought us a…

Windows 11 is putting Microsoft Teams front and centre

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Home News Software (Image credit: Microsoft) The latest tease of Windows 11 has suggested that Microsoft Teams will play an even more prominent role than expected in the new software platform.The new build is set to integrate the Microsoft Teams chat feature directly into the taskbar in Windows 11, allowing users to start chats or…

How to check your laptop’s battery health

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The obscure Battery Report tool in Windows can help you get hard numbers on your laptop's endurance, but you'll never find it if you don't know where to look. We explain all. Gordon Mah Ung/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Battery life is…

How brand names can put social effect at the core of their organization to...

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Over the past 20 years there has been a massive cultural shift — the technological revolution has disrupted our individual relationship to the planet. This shift has offered unparalleled global access and connectivity while giving way to a disruption of traditional supply and distribution chains and ushering in a new wave of automation. The social…

Media Purchasing Instruction: WTF are barter firms?

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The concept of barter has been around since the dawn of time: you give me something I need in exchange for giving you something you need. At its most fundamental, that’s what barter agencies do, except they are the middle-men (and -women) in the transaction between advertiser and media property.The most common example is when…

Windows 11 Frequently Asked Question: Responses to your many burning Windows 11 concerns

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Updated Get up to speed on Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 11. Mark Hachman / IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Table of Contents Show More Windows 11 is nearly here. Microsoft has formally announced Windows 11, and we’ve already seen it as…

Stagwell bets on natural development to power its merger with MDC Partners, as it...

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July 27, 2021 by Michael Bürgi The long-proposed merger of MDC Partners with the Stagwell Group cleared its final hurdle to completion on July 26 when MDC shareholders approved a sweetened offer. The merger creates a new company called Stagwell Inc. and is expected to close on August 2. The main priority of the new…

WTF is the Metaverse?

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The successor to the internet might be rooted in the gaming industry.The term “Metaverse” was coined by science fiction writer Neal Stephenson in his 1992 novel “Snow Crash.” In “Snow Crash,” the Metaverse is a massively popular virtual world experienced in the first person by users equipped with augmented reality technology. Over the past year,…