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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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VC money flows to collaboration start-ups as remote work booms

Collaboration software, which one analyst said was a “white-hot category pre-COVID” for investors, is “now hitting the stratosphere.”

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Facebook’s Workplace embraces video, touts new users amid pandemic

At the same time CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new remote work policy, Facebook moved to strengthen the collaboration capabilities in Workplace to meet growing demand.

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Will Apple's AR glasses revolutionize accessibility tech?

The company’s long-expected AR spectacles may well support prescription lenses.

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What next for Apple retail?

Until we get COVID-19 testing and vaccination sorted out, main streets and malls will be quiet for a while.

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Spatial and Nreal partner to make AR meetings a reality

The two companies plan to team up with telcos to sell 5G-enabled augmented reality technology for remote collaboration.

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Apple quietly builds the business case for AR

Apple has introduced new AR features that should help the company push adoption of the technologies more into the mainstream.

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Google opens up Glass Enterprise Edition 2 for direct purchases

Developers will be allowed to buy the smartglasses individually as Google looks to build business demand.

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9 challenges Apple-based enterprises face in 2020

With 5G iPhones expected, AR continuing to evolve and voice-based assistants gaining momentum, 2020 could bring the seeds of change for many companies.

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3 reasons you will be moved by haptics

Forget today's buzzing smartphones and rumbling game controllers. Next-generation haptics make the virtual real and smart enterprises will take notice.

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Will Apple introduce AR glasses this month?

It's not clear yet whether Apple actually plans to hold an event this month to unveil new hardware. If it does, one surprise announcement could include augmented reality glasses.

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Why it's time to augment our thinking about AR

The most revolutionary outcome of AR is that the physical world will function like the digital world. And that's a big deal for enterprises.

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Apple appears to plan ARKit for the rest of us

Apple appears to be assembling an ecosystem of visual effects solutions for augmented reality.

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How to roll out the right tech for frontline workers

Corporate spending on hardware for non-office workers is on the rise as companies look to boost productivity and reduce errors. With that in mind, Gartner analyst Rob Smith offered advice at this month’s Digital Workplace Summit on...

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How augmented reality boosts training and productivity

Augmented reality is gaining ground as a way to improve employee training, boost field worker productivity and optimize operational performance.

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