Possible omen of NHL work stoppage as league, players' association abandon World Cup in 2020

The NHL and NHL Players' Association have given up on the possibility of staging the next World Cup of Hockey in September 2020 but will continue collective bargaining talks. In separate statements released Wednesday, the league and NHLPA announced that there's not enough time to put together a World Cup in roughly 20 months. The sides […]

The digital hermitage: How “remote work” has changed over 20 years

Enlarge / Not my actual home office, but you get the idea. (credit: Manuel Breva Colmeiro / Getty Images) As we look back on the past 20 years of Ars Technica from our “orbiting HQ,” one of the things we’ve gotten to witness firsthand is how the nature of working from home has changed. Today, […]

IBM’s latest quantum computer is a 20-qubit work of art

Last year, IBM hauled a 50-qubit quantum computer to CES. Or, rather, it brought the eye-catching bits — an intricate collection of tubes and wires that resembled a steampunk chandelier — and left the more cumbersome cooling and power-management parts at home. The complete system, housed at a research lab in Yorktown Heights, New York, […]

US transport security workers forced to work for free during shutdown call in sick en masse

US Transportation Security Administration employees are calling in sick in protest over being forced to work without pay during the government shutdown that shows no signs of ending after 14 days. After a recent CNN report that call-ins have shot up, more than doubling in some cases and affecting four major airports, TSA and its […]

The CEO who took over Burger King at age 32 learned that any major problem at work usually boils down to one of 3 reasons

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler As the CEO of Restaurant Brands International, Daniel Schwartz oversees Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes. Schwartz started as CFO at Burger King in his late 20s before becoming CEO at 32. He said the most important management lesson he learned was to realize that in business, bad execution is the result […]

The CEO who took over Burger King at age 32 learned that any major problem at work usually boils down to one of 3 reasons

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler As the CEO of Restaurant Brands International, Daniel Schwartz oversees Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes. Schwartz started as CFO at Burger King in his late 20s before becoming CEO at 32. He said the most important management lesson he learned was to realize that in business, bad execution is the result […]