US Companies Put Record Number of Robots To Work in 2018

U.S. companies installed more robots last year than ever before, as cheaper and more flexible machines put them within reach of businesses of all sizes and in more corners of the economy beyond their traditional foothold in car plants. From a report: Shipments hit 28,478, nearly 16 percent more than in 2017, according to data seen by Reuters that was set for release on Thursday by the Association for Advancing…

February 28, 2019
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BrandPost: Retaining IT superstars:

It’s getting more and more difficult for most companies to recruit and retain top tech talent. Competition from huge tech companies with deep pockets makes it particularly tough for other companies to keep their star IT employees from jumping ship. A major part of the problem is an IT worker shortage. In a 2018 survey from IT outsourcing firm Harvey Nash and auditor KPMG, 65% of the responding technology leaders…

February 28, 2019
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US Bars Lithium-ion Batteries From Passenger Aircraft Cargo

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration have issued new rules designed to protect air passengers from the potential dangers of lithium ion batteries. From a report: The new Transportation Department rules come after Congress last year directed the agency to adopt the new rules. The new restriction doesn’t apply to passengers or crew bringing electronics aboard aircraft. “This rule will strengthen safety for the traveling public…

February 28, 2019
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YouTube Will Disable Comments on Nearly All Videos With Kids

YouTube said today it will disable the ability for viewers to leave comments on most videos featuring minors, as it tries to contain the damage from a scandal involving child predators leaving coded sexual comments on the site. From a report: YouTube said in a blog post Thursday that over the past week it had already disabled comments from “tens of millions of videos” that could be subject to predatory…

February 28, 2019
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