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Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration

Given the advances in AR and VR in recent years, why are we trying so hard to re-create boring, old meeting rooms?

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Apple puts a Map to the future on iPhone

Apple is rolling out augmented reality city guides, which use the camera and your iPhone’s display to show you where you are going. So where is Apple going with this?

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Facebook smart glasses and some lessons for Apple

Facebook grabbed some attention this week with its first smart glasses. Are there lessons here for Apple, which is thought to be working on its own smart spectacles?

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Facebook promises immersive VR meetings with Horizon Workrooms

Virtual reality meetings have yet to live up to their potential, but Facebook says its VR environment will improve on video calls for team collaboration.

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For better video collaboration, time to embrace the Metaverse?

Tired of Zoom calls and video chats with people in boxes on screen? The next step in video collaboration, if it can be done, would replace that with virtual rooms, avatars and the ability to chat with co-workers and colleagues in the...

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ArcGIS Field Maps + iPhones herald the emerging digital enterprise

The availability of powerful geospatial apps like ArcGIS Field Maps on iPhones and iPads has implications that go far beyond mapping.

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WWDC: What's new for App Clips in ARKit 5

Apple has updated App Clips with new features that make these things quite useful for many B2C and B2B enterprises.

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Nvidia Omniverse: Could it make today’s videoconferencing apps obsolete?

While everyone's gotten used to videoconferencing apps that turn everyone into versions of the Brady Bunch — little squares on a screen — there are better ways to meet and network.

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Apple’s big iPhone 12 deal with Delta shows a path to AR

The augmented enterprise is the focal point for Apple and AR.

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Lenovo’s global employee kickoff: The evolution of company meetings?

I was invited to Lenovo’s all-hands meeting (virtually) and how it was presented gave me some ideas about how these events can and should be handled in the future.

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Microsoft Mesh and Viva: Revolutionizing the corporate dynamic for success

The two big announcements from this week's Ignite conference are impressive offerings that can connect employees while enhancing their skills and assuring their employment. That's good for the workers, and for business.

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Microsoft’s Mesh aims for mixed-reality meetings of the future

At this week’s Ignite conference, the company unveiled the Azure-based developer SDK and offered a futuristic vision of remote collaboration.

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Apple's indoor maps format is now a standard; here's why that matters

Adoption of the standard is a foundational step for new business opportunity and voice-first interface design.

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How mixed reality (and Hololens) boosted productivity at Lockheed Martin

By using Microsoft's Hololens system in manufacturing and assembly, the aerospace firm found ways to save time and money. That bodes well for the use of mixed-reality systems in other industries.

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Cisco’s Webex vs. Arthur Digital and the future of collaboration and communication

Cisco looks to be moving toward video phones; Arthur is focusing on mixed reality. Somewhere in the mix is the future of communication.

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iPhone 12 Pro, Apple and LiDAR in the enterprise

The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max carry Light Detection and Ranging LiDAR scanners. What is this, and why should it matter to your enterprise?

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Dell World: Exploring the school and, by proxy, office of the future

Technology now allows us to envision a world of virtual offices and classrooms.

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The financial market is driving monitor development to head-mounted displays

The need for more screen real estate and support for flexible work locations will drive us rapidly to high-resolution head-mounted displays.

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