A Few of the articles we are reading.
- How mixed reality (and Hololens) boosted productivity at Lockheed Martinby Rob Enderle on January 21, 2021 at 2:20 pm
Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.Mixed reality (MR) in the consumer market has been less than exciting, but it’s been a big hit in business — particularly in manufacturing and training. Lockheed Martin was one of the first companies to embrace this technology (along with other aerospace firms like Boeing). In a presentation this week, Lockheed Martin execs explained where the technology — which relies on Hololens — worked and where it could work in the future as it evolves. They also contrasted HoloLens I and II, saying the latter was far more useful over a more extended time. To read this article in full, please click here
- Cisco’s Webex vs. Arthur Digital and the future of collaboration and communicationby Rob Enderle on December 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Editor’s note: Cisco and Microsoft are clients of the author.Cisco Webex and Arthur this week had events focused on each company’s collaboration approach. Cisco made a significant move to finally eliminate phones that can’t do video, attempting to do what AT&T promised to do back in the 1960s: move to video phones. While Cisco is using its dominance in traditional office telephony to drive change, Arthur focuses on mixed reality. Its goal: blend the way we used to meet with how we need to meet in a post-pandemic world. To read this article in full, please click here
- iPhone 12 Pro, Apple and LiDAR in the enterpriseby Jonny Evans on November 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm
Both the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max possess Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanners. Why should it matter to your enterprise?What is LiDAR? LiDAR systems are capable of measuring how long it takes light to reflect back from a surface in order to measure the distance traveled and create 3D depth maps of what they see. The technology helps support realistic AR experiences and provides a huge boost to photography in low-light.LiDAR is not a new technology. It relies on tiny lasers that bounce light pulses against objects around them to figure out spatial information based on the journey it takes to send and return that light. Most people first became aware of it when it was used to help Apollo 15 map the moon’s surface. (NASA is now developing the technology for Mars missions.)To read this article in full, please click here
- Dell World: Exploring the school and, by proxy, office of the futureby Rob Enderle on October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am
Editor’s note: Dell is a client of the author.Like most tech events this year, Dell Technologies World is virtual. And like most companies, Dell is adjusting to the New Normal where most employees are still — and may remain — working from home. During the opening keynote of this year’s event, Dell CTO, John Roese presented a blended view of the future for several of the vertical markets Dell serves. For instance, he implied that medical care in the future would likely, at least in some cases, arrive in some autonomous vehicle/office as a more efficient and safe way to provide services in the post-pandemic world. To read this article in full, please click here
- The financial market is driving monitor development to head-mounted displaysby Rob Enderle on October 5, 2020 at 11:26 am
Disclosure: The companies mentioned are clients of the author.I have two unique monitors in my home office developed for the financial market, a 43-in. square monitor and a 49-in. panoramic monitor — both from Dell. Though they could also be used in healthcare and call centers, they were designed for the financial industry, which is famous for analysts and traders who run multiple PCs and multiple monitors. (My 42-in. screen was designed to replace four 17-in. monitors placed in a grid, while my 49-in. display replaces two side-by-side 27-in. monitors. To read this article in full, please click here
- California Wins Court Victory for Its Net Neutrality Lawby Cecilia Kang on February 25, 2021 at 5:41 pm
A federal judge’s ruling can allow the state to go ahead with its law while a lawsuit works its way through the courts.
- The long, painful path of net neutralityby Shira Ovide on February 25, 2021 at 5:18 pm
Where the war over net neutrality stands, and why it (sort of) matters today.
- Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things?by Kevin Roose on February 25, 2021 at 4:54 pm
The 11-month-old audio social network is compelling. It also has some very grown-up problems.
- Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Usby Giles Harvey on February 25, 2021 at 3:07 pm
With his new novel, the Nobel Prize-winner reaffirms himself as our most profound observer of human fragility in the technological era.
- Why Plus Is a Minus When Naming Your Streaming Siteby Tiffany Hsu on February 25, 2021 at 2:30 pm
An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.