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The IT Pro Podcast: The 2022 that didn't happen
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Business strategy

The IT Pro Podcast: The 2022 that didn't happen

Some of the biggest predictions for this year didn't come to pass
23 Dec 2022
Podcast transcript: The 2022 that didn't happen
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Business strategy

Podcast transcript: The 2022 that didn't happen

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
23 Dec 2022
Meta affirms 'open' approach to industry-wide metaverse development amid monopoly concerns
Meta Platforms signage outside the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California
Business strategy

Meta affirms 'open' approach to industry-wide metaverse development amid monopoly concerns

Mark Zuckerberg suggested that the firm’s VR/AR acquisitions will complement its broader metaverse ambitions rather than stifle third-party developers
21 Dec 2022
Smart contact lenses could kick AR into the mainstream
Rendering of a woman using digital features in her contact lenses
augmented reality (AR)

Smart contact lenses could kick AR into the mainstream

Smart contact lenses will let you see directions, messages and data in the blink of an eye, leaving cumbersome headsets in the past
9 Dec 2022
Qualcomm targets slimmer smart glasses with first dedicated AR SoC
Mockup of smart glasses of the future, featuring a slimmer frame thanks to the new AR2 platform from Qualcomm
Hardware

Qualcomm targets slimmer smart glasses with first dedicated AR SoC

Sleeker smart glasses could be on the horizon thanks to a 40% smaller PCB, reducing the amount of wiring needed by almost half
16 Nov 2022
What hyperrealistic holograms mean for the workplace
The four Abbatar holograms on stage
Technology

What hyperrealistic holograms mean for the workplace

Advancements in the core technology, demonstrated by ABBA Voyage, mean holograms could soon become instrumental in eliminating the very worst aspects …
3 Nov 2022
Meta's earnings are 'cause for concern' and 2023 looks even bleaker
A digital avatar of Mark Zuckerberg, shown on three screens of increasing size
Business strategy

Meta's earnings are 'cause for concern' and 2023 looks even bleaker

Calls for investor faith in metaverse tech only emphasise the worries that its investment strategy won't pay off
27 Oct 2022
What is DARQ technology?
Lots of digital chipboards arranged in rows
Technology

What is DARQ technology?

We examine how the latest cutting-edge technologies can contribute to your business
27 Oct 2022
IT Pro 20/20: The ABBA effect
A promo thumbnail for Issue 31 of IT Pro 20/20 showing four holograms depicting the members of ABBA
augmented reality (AR)

IT Pro 20/20: The ABBA effect

Advancements in the core technology mean holograms could soon become instrumental in eliminating the worst aspects of hybrid work
4 Oct 2022
Fighting wildfires with sensors, AI and drones
A raging fire in a forest
artificial intelligence (AI)

Fighting wildfires with sensors, AI and drones

Wildfires are dangerous to battle, although machine learning predictions and sensor-based alerts could make fighting them safer and more successful
30 Sep 2022
The return of smart glasses: Can we see past AR's flaws this time?
A woman wearing smart glasses looking up
augmented reality (AR)

The return of smart glasses: Can we see past AR's flaws this time?

Although augmented reality glasses were roundly rejected years ago, attitudes might now be changing
16 Sep 2022
Has Lenovo found the ultimate business use case for smart glasses?
A photograph of the Lenovo T1
Technology

Has Lenovo found the ultimate business use case for smart glasses?

Lenovo’s T1 smart glasses offer a virtual desktop that only you can see
2 Sep 2022
Mapping an entire country: Meet Singapore’s digital twin
A view of Singapore's skyline at night
digitisation

Mapping an entire country: Meet Singapore’s digital twin

Digital twins are the future of urban planning – disclosing insights we could have once only dreamed of
31 Aug 2022
We should celebrate accessibility tools, not hide them away
Close-up of somebody using the LIDAR tool on an iPhone
digital divide

We should celebrate accessibility tools, not hide them away

Whether in macOS, Apple Watch, Windows 11, or other platforms, there are swathes of great accessibility features available to everyone
27 Aug 2022
Seven steps to keeping metaverse meetings safe and secure
A virtual avatar in an office, wearing a VR headset
collaboration

Seven steps to keeping metaverse meetings safe and secure

There are practical measures you can take to keep virtual meetings productive, safe and ethical as your team embraces VR-powered spaces
24 Aug 2022
VIVE announces new VIVE Flow Business Edition
A render of the HTC Vive Flow VR headset
augmented reality (AR)

VIVE announces new VIVE Flow Business Edition

Organisations can now get their hands on the VR headset to boost training, collaboration and working on the move
22 Jun 2022
What does the post-smartphone era have in store?
A woman using a mixed reality device in a highly saturated background
Hardware

What does the post-smartphone era have in store?

Now the smartphone is old hat, we should look forward to a new era of computing with mixed reality and wearables taking centre stage
21 Jun 2022
The new-age technology saving the high street
Concept image of a busy technology-powered high street
Technology

The new-age technology saving the high street

Innovation has eroded the high street, but are our physical shops in terminal decline or ready for a technology-led revival?
14 Jun 2022
What is metaverse security?
Somebody wearing a headset with green and blue lights shone on them
Security

What is metaverse security?

As the metaverse evolves, businesses need to think differently about virtual security to protect their IT infrastructure, staff, and customers
9 Jun 2022
The future of virtual assistants might lie in the metaverse
Graphic to symbolise virtual assistant
voice assistant

The future of virtual assistants might lie in the metaverse

With the market slumping, could the once ‘next big thing’ be on its way out or will the technology find a way to adapt?
17 May 2022
Zuckerberg teases Meta's Project Cambria VR headset
Mark Zuckerberg wearing a blurred VR headset
augmented reality (AR)

Zuckerberg teases Meta's Project Cambria VR headset

The video features a pixelated hardware prototype and a brief insight into its mixed reality capabilities
13 May 2022
Facebook parent company Meta to open first physical store
Meta Platforms signage outside the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California
augmented reality (AR)

Facebook parent company Meta to open first physical store

New Burlingame retail space to provide demo opportunities for Quest 2, Portal, and Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses
26 Apr 2022
Into the metaverse: Everything we learned from our virtual tour
A virtual Bobby Hellard in the DXC metaverse
collaboration

Into the metaverse: Everything we learned from our virtual tour

Constant distractions – and not much collaboration – make it hard to see the business use cases
11 Apr 2022