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IBM’s Project Debater showcases next-gen AI-driven productivity

Could artificial intelligence help companies make better decisions? We may soon find out.

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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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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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Mobile payments may soar, thanks to COVID-19

One of the most frequently asked questions these days is "When will things get back to normal?" And the fair and valid answers are generally "They won't. Good-bye handshakes" and "In stages, ending when a vaccine is approved and...

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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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Wearables get their killer app: saving you from killer viruses

Until now, smart watches, rings and glasses offered useful features, but were optional -- that's changing fast. Soon our lives and businesses will depend on them.

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Wearables get their killer app: saving you from killer viruses

Until now, smart watches, rings and glasses offered useful features, but were optional -- that's changing fast. Soon our lives and businesses will depend on them.

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I've finally figured out why foldable phones actually exist

If you think foldable phones are designed to make your life easier, you're probably missing the point.

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Q&A: How Baptist Health saved $13M using AI to reduce readmissions

The largest hospital group in Montgomery, Ala. deployed artificial intelligence with its EHR system; the information gleaned has helped cut unnecessary admissions by 18% over the past two years.

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