Microsoft’s mixed reality and generative AI moves — girding for war?

Microsoft’s mixed reality and generative AI moves — girding for war?

The company is poised to make a major investment in OpenAI, setting itself up for a fight over AI and looking to avoid repeating past mistakes.

Generative AI isn’t about what you think it is

Generative AI isn’t about what you think it is

While everyone is having fun using tools like ChatGPT to “create” all kinds of works, the real value lies in AI’s ability to refine ideas and tasks.

The productivity promise (and perils) of generative AI

The productivity promise (and perils) of generative AI

There's a lot of buzz around ChatGPT and DALL-E right now — and a lot of litigation brewing. But companies (and people) should embrace what's coming.

Microsoft teases Windows 12 at CES 2023

Microsoft teases Windows 12 at CES 2023

During the AMD keynote at this week’s big tech show, a Microsoft exec hinted about an AI-powered version of Windows that could arrive later this decade.

Innovation vs. execution: You have to have both

Innovation vs. execution: You have to have both

The coming new year always brings out hopes for big, innovative announcements in the tech world. But without the right kind of execution, innovation can't save the day.

Maybe you need a workstation instead of a PC

Maybe you need a workstation instead of a PC

For most people, most of the time, a mainstream Windows PC delivers all the performance you need. But for high-end users (and gamers) the devil is in the details.

So, you were laid off? Don’t panic

So, you were laid off? Don’t panic

Getting laid off isn't a mark of shame. It could be the start of an entirely new career path.

Nvidia nudges Omniverse closer to connected digital twins — and full automation

Nvidia nudges Omniverse closer to connected digital twins — and full automation

If Nvidia has its way, the Omniverse may one day be robotically repaired using AI.

In the shadow of the Twitter disaster: How to prep for layoffs

In the shadow of the Twitter disaster: How to prep for layoffs

The way Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, and his executive team have handled layoffs at the company is a case study in how not do it.

Can today’s videoconferencing tech evolve into tomorrow’s metaverse?

Can today’s videoconferencing tech evolve into tomorrow’s metaverse?

The shift to video brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work needs may have abated, but it's not going away. The question now is how it might morph into something new.

As videoconferencing needs change, it's time to plan for what comes next

As videoconferencing needs change, it's time to plan for what comes next

With companies looking to include remote and hybrid workers in the daily office routine, videoconferencing will play a crucial role in keeping everyone connected. Some thoughts on how to get it right.

Lenovo Tech World 2022: aiming for a metaverse upgrade?

Lenovo Tech World 2022: aiming for a metaverse upgrade?

When it comes to virtual reality, most people think first about Meta's efforts. But Lenovo's take on it offers more of the reality part of the equation — just what's needed for success.

The Microsoft-Cisco Teams collaboration could create an interoperability revolution

The Microsoft-Cisco Teams collaboration could create an interoperability revolution

If everyone's going to work together, our tools have to work together, too. That's why the news from Microsoft and Cisco at this week's Ignite event matters.

Is your company a ‘most loved' workplace? It should be

Is your company a ‘most loved' workplace? It should be

At a time when 'quiet quitting' and 'quiet firing' are all the rage, it's important to know what employees want — and act accordingly.

Is it finally time to upgrade to Windows 11?

Is it finally time to upgrade to Windows 11?

Microsoft's Windows 11 is now almost a year old and has gotten its first major update. If you've been waiting to upgrade, wait no more.

A tale of two companies: How Intel and Dell are creating better places to work

A tale of two companies: How Intel and Dell are creating better places to work

Two tech bigwigs with very different corporate cultures are trying to make the workplace a better place for their employees. There are lessons here for other companies.

Want to change a dysfunctional culture? Intel’s Israel Development Center shows how

Want to change a dysfunctional culture? Intel’s Israel Development Center shows how

You may not have heard of Intel's Israel Development Center, but it's at the center of efforts to reshape Intel's corporate culture.

Extended reality — where we are, what’s missing, and the problems ahead

Extended reality — where we are, what’s missing, and the problems ahead

Whether it's virtual reality, augmented reality or the broader extended reality, things are heating up in the market. But we're not yet ready for all these realities.

Blockchain, AI, and the metaverse — tools for better decision-making?

Blockchain, AI, and the metaverse — tools for better decision-making?

When it comes to working together, people need help — whether they're in a conference room or in the metaverse. Could technology such as blockchain and AI make a difference?

The need to ‘work happy’

The need to ‘work happy’

At HP's Amplify this week, I saw a video that encapsulated something all workers should take to heart: you should be happy in whatever job you do. If you're not, you're doing it wrong.

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