Microsoft’s CEO is tired of working from home and he’s not alone

He’s tired of all those Microsoft Teams meetings.

Satya Nadella is asleep on the job.

No, I wouldn’t dream of criticizing Microsoft’s CEO. I did, however, see his words, uttered on Tuesday at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council: “Somebody once described this. When people say you’re working from home, it feels sometimes like you’re sleeping at work.”

It does? I’ve done it for quite a while and find it mostly enlivening.

Is Nadella finding it hard to keep his eyes open? This isn’t good for the CEO of a major organization, one that often delights the government.

He explained: “Thirty minutes into your first video meeting in the morning, because of the concentration one needs to have on video, you’re fatigued.”

Is this because too many meetings are dull? Is it because it’s harder to hide that you’re texting a friend about last night? Is it

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pHin Smart Water Monitor review: Takes the guesswork out of swimming pool maintenance Review

This spring, after canceling a family vacation, my kids’ school going remote, my daughter’s dance studio closing, and little league baseball being put on hold due to the pandemic, my wife and I finally decided to do something we swore we’d never do: Get an above-ground swimming pool. 

Our three kids asked many, many times, but we always cited the amount of work and maintenance of a pool as a reason not to get one. But, with the kids (and us) stuck at home for an unknown amount of time, we knew we had to do something to give them an outlet, and a swimming pool seemed like the best way to make that happen. 

That was until we started shopping for one. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say, over a course of two months, we camped out in Walmart parking lots, drove a 200-mile circle to

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Nokia, Ericsson score 5G tech wins with Orange, Proximus

Nordic communication systems providers Nokia and Ericsson have struck gold in Belgium with deals to supply essential technology for the next-generation networks of Orange and Proximus.

As well as selecting Nokia’s technology for the roll-out of 5G, Orange Belgium has chosen it to progressively renew its existing 2G/3G/4G mobile radio network. The telco will start rolling out 5G, depending on frequency availability and EMF restrictions, in order to “offer the best possible connectivity” and to avoid saturation on the legacy networks for its customers, but also to enable businesses to take full advantage of the industrial opportunities offered by 5G.

Nokia will build a single radio access network (RAN) and 5G network in Belgium. As the sole radio supplier for 5G network evolving to standalone mode, it will also provide its AirScale radio system covering the whole 3.5GHz spectrum, offering ultra-broadband to Orange subscribers.

In the first step of deployment,

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PocketBook Color review: best screen yet for color E Ink and has good battery life, but is too small for color content and doesn't look good with monochrome (Sam Byford/The Verge)

Sam Byford / The Verge:

PocketBook Color review: best screen yet for color E Ink and has good battery life, but is too small for color content and doesn’t look good with monochrome  —  E Ink Kaleido is the best screen tech yet for color e-readers  —  I’ve been looking at color e-reader prototypes as long as I’ve been a tech journalist.… Read More