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SPIN: a remote control with a literal twist

SPIN: a remote control with a literal twist

How many remote controls have you lost in the black hole that is the couch? Or actually, how many such contraptions do you have to control everything and anything in your house? Chances are, you have a lot of them and it becomes like a harrowing quest just to change channels or turn the volume up or down. What if you had one remote control to rule them all, and with a twist bind them? One that didn't even have any buttons. That's exactly what SPIN is trying to sell on Kickstarter.

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The iRBeacon is your excuse to ditch remotes forever

The iRBeacon is your excuse to ditch remotes forever

Universal remotes are often big, clumsy pieces of plastic that confuse us a lot more than they help. Even worse, if you misplace it, you might be out of luck on changing the channel. A new crowd-funding campaign could fix all that, though, making almost any smartphone — and nearly any receiver — compatible.

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Michael Dell goes on record supporting remote workers

Michael Dell goes on record supporting remote workers

Working from home took a hit earlier in the year when Marissa Mayer decided that all Yahoo employees would need to start working from a company office. The changes at Yahoo were then followed by Best Buy who similarly, pulled remote workers back into an office setting. There has been plenty of back and forth on the topic since, however it looks like not all feel the same way as Yahoo and Best Buy.

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Google+ Hangouts get Remote Desktop feature using Chrome technology

Google+ Hangouts get Remote Desktop feature using Chrome technology

Google+ has just issued an update that brings the remote desktop feature to Hangouts. With Hangouts Remote Desktop, your friends can give you permission to control their desktop through the Hangouts app. Because you're in a Hangout, you are still able to see each other and voice chat with each other while you're controlling the other person's computer, making troubleshooting much easier.

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Best Buy follows Yahoo and cancels work-from-home program

Best Buy follows Yahoo and cancels work-from-home program

For some reason, Best Buy believes that it's a good idea to follow Yahoo's example and forbid its workers from working from home. Considering all of the angry feedback Yahoo received from its employees as well as all of the negative press written about its structure change, you would think Best Buy would stay away from the idea. But no, it's decided to cancel its flexible work plan, entitled ROWE (Results-Only Work Environment).

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Yahoo no longer allows workers to work from home

Yahoo no longer allows workers to work from home

It looks like Yahoo's homepage isn't the only thing getting a revamp. Yahoo is also gearing up to revamp its entire working structure. In a memo released out to all of the employees who work for Yahoo, working from home will no longer be an option. That's right, those who work full-time from home and those who only work a few days from home will all have to work straight from various Yahoo offices starting in June.

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