Tag: digital technology

Facebook Virtual Reality Meeting App

Facebook Virtual Reality Meeting App

Business, Internet, Technology
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...

Hilton digitizes systems: Guests to use Smartphones for hotel services

Business, Mobile
Hilton Revolutionizes Hotel Experience with Digital Check-In, Room Selection and Customization, and Check-Out across 650,000-Plus Rooms at More Than 4,000 Properties Worldwide reports marketwatch.com First hospitality company to enable room selection and customization via mobile and web-based floor plansCompany also announces that guests will be able to use their smartphone as their room key in majority of hotel rooms by 2016 MCLEAN, Va., Jul 28, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In a first for the hospitality industry, Hilton Worldwide today announced its guests will have unprecedented choice and control over their entire hotel stay with the ability to check-in and choose their exact room from digital floor plans, as well as customize their stay by purchasing upgrades and making special requests ...
Sh250bn ‘Digital Kenya’ plan starts to click, byte by byte

Sh250bn ‘Digital Kenya’ plan starts to click, byte by byte

Broadband
The government has embarked on a Sh257 billion plan to turn Kenya into a knowledge-based economy by 2017, through provision of high-speed and reliable Internet services. The five-year National Broadband Strategy envisages a country where broadband will be delivered to individuals, homes and businesses with a minimum speed of 5 megabytes per second to give Kenyans easy access to basic information. By 2017, according to the plan set to be launched today by Deputy President William Ruto, 75 per cent of local businesses should be online, with at least 20 per cent of websites available in local languages. The government, on the other hand, should have at least 70 per cent of its services available virtually, while at least 40 per cent of the Kenyan population is expected to be dig...