Category Archives: Emerging Technology News

Will Zuckerberg’s ‘metaverse’ change everything?

Will Zuckerberg’s ‘metaverse’ change everything? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been making news lately by talking about the “metaverse.” Zuckerberg says it’s the future of Facebook — and the internet. He’s so committed to the idea that he intends to hire 10,000 Europeans to work on it, and even change the name of his […]

Varjo’s new VR headset points the way to collaboration done right

Varjo’s new VR headset points the way to collaboration done right I receive many collaboration products to test. Most of them are videoconferencing systems that allow people to attend meetings remotely. It often seems that the people who create such products collaborate and yet still don’t realize that most collaboration doesn’t occur during formal […]

Zoho One suite expands to more than 50 apps

Zoho One suite expands to more than 50 apps Zoho has expanded its Zoho One business software suite to include more than 50 apps, adding a wide range of capabilities around analytics, security management, and employee experience. The vendor launched Zoho One in 2017 with the goal of providing access to a wider range […]

Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration

Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration Given how many of us who’ve had long business careers hate conference room meetings, it’s fascinating how much effort is going on now to re-create them in virtul reality (VR). Granted, innnovation generally focuses first on emulating the known with new technology. Still, you’d think we’d […]

Apple puts a Map to the future on iPhone

Apple puts a Map to the future on iPhone Apple has begun rolling out its long-in-the-making augmented reality (AR) city guides, which use the camera and your iPhone’s display to show you where you are going. It also shows part of the future Apple  sees for active uses of AR. Through the looking glass, […]

Facebook smart glasses and some lessons for Apple

Facebook smart glasses and some lessons for Apple On the road to AR, Facebook snagged some attention this week with the arrival of its first smart glasses. As Apple inches toward the introduction of its own augmented spectacles, are there lessons here about what these things do and how they should work? What Facebook’s glasses […]

Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future

Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future Disclosure:  Most of the vendors mentioned are clients of the author. This week’s Lenovo Tech World 2021 offered up one of the more exciting product announcements of late: the Lenovo ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses. Though they had been previewed earlier this year at CES, this […]

Three ways conversational AI could boost productivity

Three ways conversational AI could boost productivity (Disclosure: The vendors mentioned are clients of the author). Conversational AI is, at heart, a new interface in computing where the computer learns how to best work with a human rather than the reverse. While primarily focused for now on tele-sales, it has several other potential uses, […]

Facebook promises immersive VR meetings with Horizon Workrooms

Facebook promises immersive VR meetings with Horizon Workrooms Facebook on Thursday unveiled its vision to make remote meetings more immersive with the introduction of Horizon Workrooms, a virtual reality app for team collaboration. But convincing employees to put on VR headsets for conference meetings — or companies to buy the hardware in the first […]

For better video collaboration, time to embrace the Metaverse?

For better video collaboration, time to embrace the Metaverse? The next big thing looks to be the concept of a shared virtual collective, better known as the Metaverse.  At Siggraph next week, there will be a considerable effort to spin up hundreds of thousands of developers and thousands of companies around the idea. And […]