Video vs. VR: What’s missing for successful collaboration?

Video vs. VR: What’s missing for successful collaboration?

So many software tools these days are talked up as "collaboration tools." But videoconferencing is too often a one-way street, and mixed-reality options are still immature.

ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a  futuristic option for virtual appearances?

ARHT Media’s ‘Holopresence’ — a futuristic option for virtual appearances?

It may not be as advanced as the Holodeck on Star Trek, but for speakers who need to be at events without having to travel, Holopresence offers a glimpse of the future.

Nvidia’s metaverse-based Nucleus Cloud could spur the evolution of collaboration

Nvidia’s metaverse-based Nucleus Cloud could spur the evolution of collaboration

If the goal of collaboration is to get everyone on the same page — rather than in the same place — to solve a problem, the metaverse might be just the place.

Three productivity improvements I expect to see in 2022

Three productivity improvements I expect to see in 2022

Companies have seen worker productivity its rise during the pandemic, but there are still things in the works that could make it even better as we near a new year.

The way to better collaboration: define the problem, craft a solution

The way to better collaboration: define the problem, craft a solution

For some companies, or even some specific workers, collaboration tools may be a solution in search of a problem.

We’re thinking about metaverse collaboration the wrong way

We’re thinking about metaverse collaboration the wrong way

More than virtual places in which to meet and work together, what collaboration needs is a game-like way for colleagues to connect.

Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

Remote work and the collapse of the social network (no, not that one)

There’s a missing link in today’s workplace that’s harming productivity and undermining loyalty to employers: the social connections we used to make in the office.

Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

Nvidia re-envisions the metaverse as a collaboration platform

The company has its hands in a lot of technology pies, from advanced robotics to autonomous cars, planes, chips, advanced AI, and even medical research. This week it offered a glimpse of an avatar-dominated collaboration metaverse.

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Teams and Webex: What if Microsoft and Cisco merged their platforms?

Rather than competing in the collaboration market, Microsoft and Cisco could join forces and deliver even more for the customers.

Cisco moves Webex toward a collaboration lead

Cisco moves Webex toward a collaboration lead

Cisco seems to be making the right moves to position Webex as a truly collaborative videoconferencing option for companies.

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

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

True collaboration happens when a group gathers around a project. Virtual reality brings that experience to participants in a way that traditional videoconferencing never will.

Windows 11 and the need for better BIOS integration

Windows 11 and the need for better BIOS integration

Although Windows has come a long ways since the early days of DOS, it needs to evolve further than it has with Windows 11.

Windows 11 arrives: my initial impressions

Windows 11 arrives: my initial impressions

Though I had a few hitches getting Windows 11 installed on a PC I had just built, the upgrade from Windows 10 is worth it for the added security alone.

Varjo and a better approach to VR-based collaboration

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?

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

If you want to see an early benchmark of a PC explicitly designed to show off Windows 11, take a look at the Surface Laptop Studio.

The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70

The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70

The Poly Studio E70 and X70 are perfectly fine as conference room video setups, but a lack of interoperability limits their appeal. It’s a major issue for the industry.

Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future

Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future

Head-mounted displays, better known as smart glasses, have come a long way. Case in point: Lenovo's ThinkReality A3 glasses.

Three ways conversational AI could boost productivity

Three ways conversational AI could boost productivity

Tired of distractions around the home office? Need some encouragement from the "boss"? Artificial intelligence could one day come to the rescue.

Could Windows 365 and Starlink (or 5G) underpin the future of work?

Could Windows 365 and Starlink (or 5G) underpin the future of work?

When it comes to setting up work-from-home employees, the easiest answer might be cloud-based operating systems and WANs like 5G or Starlink.

Rethinking the smartphone for collaboration — or the PC for voice

Rethinking the smartphone for collaboration — or the PC for voice

How Qualcomm could create this decade’s BlackBerry.

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