Ulta-rare working Apple-1 computer with box going to auction

A rare piece of cyber history that helped usher in the modern computer age is going up for sale as RR Auction’s Steve Jobs + Apple Auction offers up a functioning Apple-1 computer from the 1970s, complete with its original box signed by Apple-1 designer Steve Wozniak.

When the Apple-1, which was originally known simply as the Apple Computer, was formally released in July 1976 it wasn’t very impressive to see. Out of the box, it was just a completed circuit board without even a case, and the buyer had to supply the keyboard and television set to get it to actually do anything.

This relatively simple machine was a starting point for one of the world’s most successful technology companies and was part of a handful of devices that helped to move computers out of the hands of scientists, engineers, and hobbyists, and into homes and offices.

When Wozniak

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Working around Covid-19: the software suite helping businesses operate safely | The new rules of work

With this year’s ongoing disruption to working lives, business leaders have struggled to take stock of changing norms, changing attitudes and changing concerns.

But one enduring concern centres on workplace safety in the context of the global health pandemic. To better understand these concerns, ServiceNow recently commissioned The Work Survey, a global survey of 9,000 executives and employees. The report found that 60% of employees believed their company would prioritise business continuity over workplace safety and, even if a company put safety first, 46% of employees doubted their employer would take the necessary steps to ensure their safety.

These apprehensions were anticipated by ServiceNow, which is why at the beginning of the pandemic the company launched the Safe Workplace suite, a collection of apps that allay staff concerns by streamlining the complex health and safety logistics of reopening large business premises – issues that cut across departments such as HR,

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Grand Rapids economic development group working to improve the success rates for Black businesses plans HQ

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) is still aggressively working on plans to construct the organization’s first-ever headquarters on the city’s Southeast Side, according Jamiel Robinson, founder and chief executive officer.

The economic development social enterprise, launched in July 2013, works to expand opportunities for Black businesses in the Metro Grand Rapids area. The proposed headquarters, District 2012, will be located at 2012 Eastern Ave. SE in Seymour Square, a business district in one of Grand Rapids Opportunity Zones known as Southtown.

Robinson said the District 2012 headquarters there will serve as a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and culture.

“GRABB having its HQ located in this business district attracts new resources, investments that benefit existing residents and brings new Black businesses to the area,” Robinson said.

“We also believe being there will ignite action from residents, small businesses, community organizations and other local economy stakeholders around

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Port Authority Working To Finalize Design And Funding For Bus Rapid Transit

Construction of Pittsburgh’s bus rapid transit or BRT project is expected to begin in late 2021. Port Authority of Allegheny County is working with a project management oversight consultant from the Federal Transit Administration to ensure the agency meets the remaining requirements, which include finalizing funding and design.

This summer, the federal government awarded nearly $100 million to the BRT project. Before the money can be released, Port Authority must show it has all other funding in hand. Chief development officer David Huffaker said they are in the final phases of doing so.

“It’s been a very good fall for locking up some of the last commitments,” he said, adding that the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are updating their project budgets, and Port Authority is finalizing commitments in its own capital budget.

In January, the agency will start a final round of public outreach.

“This is kind of

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Deutsche Bank mulls over two-day remote working week following COVID-19 pandemic

Deutsche Bank is considering offering some staff the opportunity to work from home two days a week permanently. 

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations worldwide to move staff to remote work models with barely any notice. Working from hastily-created home offices for months on end, however, has raised questions as to why remote work setups can’t be more common in the future — and some companies are asking the same questions themselves. 

It is not known when offices will be deemed safe enough for full teams to occupy them again — and in the meantime, this means shift patterns, reduced workforces, virtual meetings, and remote work which has become the new ‘normal’. 

For Deutsche Bank, the current work trends may impact future policies, including the option for some staff to only come into the office three out of five days in a working week.

People familiar with the matter told Bloomberg

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This Wi-Fi Analyzer Ensures Your Home Internet Is Always Working

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Most people were not prepared to be working from home for this long, and it looks like remote work will continue for the foreseeable future. You can overhaul your home office, upgrade your coffee and comfort situations, but have you thought about optimizing your Internet? You likely just assumed your Internet is what it is, but that’s not necessarily the case.

NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer is a specialized tool that helps you get the absolute most out of your Internet. NetSpot lets you visualize,

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80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them

Four in five UK cyber security professionals are worried about breaking the law due to confusion caused by the ageing Computer Misuse Act (CMA).

The 30-year-old legislation is restricting pen-testers and white hat hackers with strict and often out-dated definitions, according to a survey commissioned by teckUK and the CyberUp Campaign.

The survey, which was circulated between 46 respondents representing 11 organisations and some 25,120 employees, found that the legislation was stifling security teams in the UK, with 80% of respondents saying they have been worried about breaking the law when researching vulnerabilities or investigating cyber threat actors.

Around 40% of those surveyed said the CMA has acted as a barrier to them or their colleagues and had even prevented employees from proactively safeguarding against security breaches. Furthermore, 91% of businesses believed that the law puts UK consultancies at a competitive disadvantage with other countries.

Some of the answers also

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Amazon Lays Off Dozens Working on Drone-Delivery Effort

Amazon.com  (AMZN) – Get Report has laid off dozens of employees involved in its in-house drone-delivery program, Amazon Prime Air, as it shifts to third-party companies to help expand the effort.

The e-commerce giant said it was laying off dozens of research and development and manufacturing staff working on the delivery drone service, turning instead to two external manufacturers to build components for the drones.

“As part of our regular business operations, we are reorganizing one small team within our larger Prime Air organization to allow us to best align with the needs of our customers and the business,” Amazon spokesperson Kristen Kish said in a statement emailed to TheStreet.com.

“For affected employees, we are working to find roles in the areas where we are hiring that best match their experience and needs,” Kish said. 

Amazon said it remains committed to Prime Air and continues to make great

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Amazon is reportedly laying off dozens of employees working on its long-awaited drone project

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  • Amazon is reportedly laying off dozens of R&D and manufacturing staff working on its delivery drone service Amazon Prime Air, according to a Financial Times report.
  • The company is turning to two external manufacturers to build components for the drones, with additional deals potentially in the pipeline, a person familiar with Amazon’s plans told the paper.
  • Amazon’s drone deliveries are still “years away,” but development will “slowly but surely” progress in 2021, the person said.
  • Amazon Prime Air service, which has been in the works since 2013, received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start conducting delivery drone operations in August.
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Amazon is reportedly laying off dozens of staff working on its delivery drone project, Amazon Prime Air, turning to external manufacturers to help

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Employee surveillance software demand increased as workers transitioned to home working

What does the rise of intrusive tools such as employee surveillance software mean for workers at home?

A new study shows that the demand for employee surveillance software was up 55% in June 2020 compared to the pre-pandemic average. From webcam access to random screenshot monitoring, these surveillance software products can record almost everything an employee does on their computer.

VPN review website Top10VPN used its global monitoring data to analyze over 200 terms related to employee surveillance software.

It took into account both generic and brand-specific queries for its study which compared searches during March-May 2020 with internet searches in the preceding year.

Global demand for employee monitoring software increased by 108% in April, and 70% in May 2020 compared with searches carried out the preceding year.

Queries for “How to monitor employees working from home” increased by 1,705% in April and 652% in May 2020 compared with

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