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💸 Location-based pay is causing a stir

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Should you earn less because you live somewhere cheaper?
The big debate has previously been focused on the gender pay gap (which still poses problems), but the attention now seems to be more focused on location-specific pay - i.e companies offering competitive salaries in markets where demand for talent is high while saving money where the cost of labour is lower. 
What’s sparked the debate?
Remote working seems to have thrown a spanner in the works, as companies are trying to figure out whether it’s fair to pay their employees the same salary even if they are widespread across the globe. But, big tech giants like Google and Apple have already had location-specific policies in place way before the global pandemic.
For example, a software engineer in the UK might be paid a far higher salary than an engineer in a lower-paying market like Poland, but for the same hours and the same quality of work. How does this reflect on a company’s culture and values?
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Researchers Just Wirelessly Transmitted Power Over 98 Feet of Thin Air : ScienceAlert
Are the days of using wires to charge our electronics about to be over?
Researchers from South Korea have successfully used infrared light to transmit 400mW of light power over distances of up to 30 meters - which is enough to charge small sensors. However, optimism preludes and larger devices like your smartphone could soon be powered in the same way!
You might be thinking is this safe? The answer is yes. The laser drops to a low-power mode when not in use.
While most other approaches require the receiving device to be in a special charging cradle or to be stationary, distributed laser charging enables self-alignment without tracking processes as long as the transmitter and receiver are in the line of sight of each other.
Electrical engineer Jinyong Ha, from Sejong University in South Korea.
Whilst it might still be early days for the new technology, it’s not just personal electronics that wireless energy transfer could prove to be beneficial to – it could also make a huge impact in industrial environments where cabling is hard to put together or maintain.
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Putting people before numbers and creating a positive impact through design
UX Designers have been using software, for quite some time, to subtly trick users into carrying out certain actions that will benefit a company. In most cases, though, designers are just doing what works.
Technology and media have been designed in a way to maximise a user’s screen time. But is it time that we start putting the users first?
We spend most of our days scrolling on our phones or working from our laptops, so what would happen if companies started designing their products to help us live by our values instead?
What if social platforms were designed to help us create our ideal social lives, instead of maximizing the time on site and “likes”?
What if dating apps measured their success in how well they helped us find what we’re looking for instead of in # of swipes?
⚙️ Miscellaneous
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  • NASA postpones Artemis moon rocket launch until late September 🚀
  • Twitter gives in to user requests and is finally testing out an ‘edit’ button ✍️
  • Royal Caribbean partners up with SpaceX for faster internet at sea 🌊
  • The folding phone revolution still has a long way to go 📲
  • Instagram and Snapchat release a dual camera function similar to BeReal 📸
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