Are your employees happy? Considering that studies show that happy workers are more engaged, productive and likely to stay at their company, you'd better hope so. Mounting evidence suggests that maintaining a happy and healthy office isn't just good for employees, but good for the business as a whole. Economists at the University of Warwick found that happiness is correlated with productivity -- those considering themselves happy saw a 12 percent increase in productivity compared with those that were unhappy. Read more.
Leaving a smartphone on efficiency mode to maximize the battery may allow for longer time between charges, but it could also impair the user's experience, Staymobile technician Brad Nichols says. Smartphone owners should also avoid using off-brand chargers, which can damage the phone's charger port or battery by supplying the wrong voltage, Nichols said.
U.S. Cellular Chairman LeRoy Carlson Jr. recently urged a House subcommittee to improve federal regulators' methods of collecting data on rural broadband access to bring high-speed service to isolated areas. Testifying before a House communications subcommittee, Carlson joined Competitive Carriers Association CEO Steven Berry in pressing for better collection of data.
FirstNet is expected to award its contract to build a nationwide first-responder service to AT&T after a federal court on Friday ruled against Rivada Networks, which had challenged the procurement process. At least one analyst believes work on the network could start in June, although Rivada indicated that it will continue to fight for contracts on a state-by-state basis.
Congressional allocation of funds for infrastructure upgrades and the shifting political landscape in Washington, D.C., will take center stage as major issues at Competitive Carriers Association's spring Mobile Carriers Show, which starts April 5 in Las Vegas, said CCA CEO Steven Berry. "The infrastructure issue is front and center a political issue at the federal, state and local level," he said.
Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) lifted wireless revenues by 129% in its most recent quarter on the backs of its merger with regional carrier nTelos and its affiliation with Sprint. The telecom netted 3,777 wireless postpaid subscribers in the period.
A team of Rice University and Indian Institute of Science researchers recommends crushing electronic waste into nanodust for recycling, allowing components to be separated more easily. A low-temperature cryo-mill can be used to crush the electronic materials into tiny particles, said Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, a postdoctoral researcher at Rice and a researcher at the Indian Institute of Science.
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