Facebook has launched a test of a new virtual-reality remote work app where users can hold meetings as avatar versions of themselves.
This app aims at reinventing virtual office spaces.
It looks like many of us may be working home for even longer than we initially imagined due to Covid 19 pandemic.
Facebook has invested heavily in virtual and augmented reality, developing hardware such as its Oculus VR headsets, working on AR glasses and wristband technologies, and buying a bevy of VR gaming studios, including BigBox VR.
The company predicts that this will be the next big computing platform. This will allow it to be less reliant in the future on other hardware makers, such as Apple, the company has said.
To get started inside Horizon Workrooms you'll need to buy an Oculus VR h...
Gartner just concluded its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, gathering tens of thousands of IT executives. Among the most anticipated aspects of the gathering are the ruminations from the Gartner pontificators regarding IT trends. Among several trends shared were the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014. Here is a summary of those trends:
Mobile Device Diversity and Management
Gartner suggests that now through 2018, a variety of devices, user contexts, and interaction paradigms will make “everything everywhere” strategies unachievable. The unintended consequence of bring your own device (BYOD) programs has been to render much more complex (by two or three times, Gartner estimates) the size of the mobile workforce, straining both the information technology and the finance o
Intel picks Kenya for new investment: The East African nation will be the site of the first investment on the continent by Intel’s Software and Services Group.
Intel Software and Services Group has launched a new initiative that will first benefits African developers. Kenya is the first country where the initiative takes root with developers expected to gain design tools, resources and expert consulting from SSG. With 5 undersea fibre cables supplying broadband to the country, Kenya is among the 7 most connected in the continent. This has seen many technology innovations take shape in the country with local start-ups creating mobile applications that have been able to answer the needs of the market. Through SSG’s program, three local tech start-ups will be sponsored for online training a
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