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Tech Digest daily round: Amazon puts ‘wellness chambers’ in warehouses

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Amazon plans to put “wellness chambers” in its warehouses so stressed workers can sit inside and watch videos about relaxation. In a video shared on his Twitter account, Amazon said that “AmaZen” the chamber will help staff focus their mental health. But it deleted the post after a wave of ridicule from other social media users. The US retail giant is persistent criticized the working conditions of its facilities. Amazon did not respond to the BBC’s request for comment. On May 17, the company announced a scheme called Works great focused on providing staff with “physical and mental activities, health exercise, and healthy eating support”. Describing the AmaZen booths, it said: “On transfers employees can visit AmaZen stations and watch short videos featuring activities that are easy to follow well-being, including meditation guides, positive stance, calming scenes with sound. ” BBC

A TikTok trend that involves use small magnets because fake tongue holes have prompted the NHS to call for metal balls to be banned amid an increase in people swallowing them. The viral prank sees people placing two magnetic balls on either side of their tongue and rubbing them around to create the illusion that the hole is real. Ingesting more than one magnet can be life-threatening and cause major damage over time, as the balls are forced together in the intestine or intestines, squeezing the tissue so that the blood supply is cut off. . At least 65 children have been admitted to hospital in England for urgent surgery in the last three years after ingesting magnets, which led the NHS to issue a patient safety alert earlier this month. Professor Simon Kenny, pediatric surgeon and national clinical director for children and young people at NHS England, wants magnets – which are widely sold as creative toys – to be banned. Yahoo!

The state-backed Russian cyber-spies are behind SolarWinds The hacking campaign launched a targeted phishing attack on U.S. and foreign government agencies and thinktanks this week using an email marketing account of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAid), Microsoft said that. The effort targeted about 3,000 email accounts in more than 150 organizations, at least a quarter of them involved in international development, humanitary and human rights activities, Microsoft vice-president Tom Burt wrote in a blogpost on Thursday. Microsoft identified the culprits of the attack as Nobelium, a Russian-born group that is also behind attacks on SolarWinds customers in 2020. Guardian

Venus Aerospace, a startup in Houston, said it is working on a hyp 12 Mach aircraft that will cut travel time from Los Angeles to Tokyo by an hour. “It’s for regular people,” CEO Sarah “Sassie” Duggleby said Bloomberg Businessweek. At maximum speed, the aircraft will move about 12 times the speed of sound, The Houston Chronicle reported Most commercial flights between Los Angeles and Tokyo travel for about 12 hours. The company said on its website which made it breakthroughs in engine efficiency, aircraft shape, and edge cooling technology. That technology will be made effective in one time global transportation, ”the company said. Business Insider

“Don’t make lazy parallels,” Brent Hoberman scolded. “Businesses are very different.” Just days after online furniture company Made.com announced that it plans to go public, but co-founder Hoberman appears excited by comparisons to his first adventure, Lastminute.com. It’s true that the entrepreneur “got the same feel” at the beginning of both companies. “The same people who told me no one buys holidays online in 1998 also said no one buys furniture online when we fix Made.” However, Hoberman is keen to emphasize the parallels that end there. Telegraph

Chris Price


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