productivity

Daily Dystopia

China Claims It's Scanning Workers' Brainwaves to Increase Efficiency and Profits

Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric told a local news outlet that it’s reading production line workers’ emotions through sensors in their hats.
Samantha Cole
5.1.18
marshmallow

9 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Android Device

Android can do a lot more than you think. With these tips you can unlock hidden functions, make your phone faster, and record phone calls.
Sebastian Meineck
4.3.18
Facebook

Facebook's Version of Slack Is Coming for Your Workplace. What Now?

Workplace by Facebook launches, but questions remain around workplace privacy.
Ben Sullivan
10.11.16
virtual reality

I Worked in a VR Office, and It Was Actually Awesome

Your new office could be in (or on) your head.
Aaron Frank
8.4.16
productivity

An Oral History of Our Week Without Slack

Hey, you asked for it.
Adrianne Jeffries
5.20.16
Announcements

We’re Taking a Break from Slack. Here’s Why

At Motherboard, we're reevaluating how we use the group chatting app as a newsroom.
Adrianne Jeffries
5.16.16
short circuit

Microsoft Adds SwiftKey to Its Dream Team of Productivity Apps

Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has made a habit of acquiring and then improving popular productivity apps.
Nicholas Deleon
2.3.16
short circuit

How Relying on Apps to Remember Things Is Making It Easier For Me to Forget Them

Outsourcing my hippocampus.
Rachel Pick
1.6.16
Gaming

A Clippy-Like Assistant Makes Your Life Hell in This Game

No, I don't need any help, thanks.
Emanuel Maiberg
5.19.15
Culture

Some Thoughts on the Great GChat Brown-Out of 2014

A highly thorough cross-section of reactions from people who work for the Internet all day.
Brian Anderson
3.17.14
Motherboard Blog

All Your Rushing Around Looking Busy Is Doing No One Any Good

Slow down, Mr. Production.
Brian Anderson
12.11.13