Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio: The perfect Windows 11 laptop?

If you want to see an early benchmark of a PC explicitly designed to show off Windows 11, take a look at the Surface Laptop Studio.

The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70

The problem with the Poly Studio E70 and X70

The Poly Studio E70 and X70 are perfectly fine as conference room video setups, but a lack of interoperability limits their appeal. It’s a major issue for the industry.

Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future

Lenovo’s ThinkReality A3 Smart Glasses look to the future

Head-mounted displays, better known as smart glasses, have come a long way. Case in point: Lenovo's ThinkReality A3 glasses.

Three ways conversational AI could boost productivity

Three ways conversational AI could boost productivity

Tired of distractions around the home office? Need some encouragement from the "boss"? Artificial intelligence could one day come to the rescue.

Could Windows 365 and Starlink (or 5G) underpin the future of work?

Could Windows 365 and Starlink (or 5G) underpin the future of work?

When it comes to setting up work-from-home employees, the easiest answer might be cloud-based operating systems and WANs like 5G or Starlink.

Rethinking the smartphone for collaboration — or the PC for voice

Rethinking the smartphone for collaboration — or the PC for voice

How Qualcomm could create this decade’s BlackBerry.

3 smart video collaboration features we still need

3 smart video collaboration features we still need

Sometimes, the loudest voice in the room (or on a video chat) dominates decision making in ways that aren't good. Technology could help stop that from happening.

For better video collaboration, time to embrace the Metaverse?

For better video collaboration, time to embrace the Metaverse?

Tired of Zoom calls and video chats with people in boxes on screen? The next step in video collaboration, if it can be done, would replace that with virtual rooms, avatars and the ability to chat with co-workers and colleagues in the...

3 near-term tech advances that could change the future

3 near-term tech advances that could change the future

The convergence of conversational computing, ambient computing, and Cloud PCs are likely to radically reshape the tech world within a decade.

Cisco and the future of collaboration: What’s to come?

Cisco and the future of collaboration: What’s to come?

You don't generally think about inclusion and empathy as hallmarks of collaboration platforms. But with a touch of AI, and some smart management, they could be.

Windows 365: The version of Windows that will change the PC world

Windows 365: The version of Windows that will change the PC world

Microsoft's announcement this week of Windows 365 points the way to a computing future that could look very different from what we have now. Some thoughts....

Hands on with Windows 11: First impressions

Hands on with Windows 11: First impressions

A few changes may take some getting used to, but in this early release, Windows 11 has some nice interface improvements that increase efficiency.

Dell’s UltraSharp Webcam vs. the Poly Studio P15 — choosing the right webcam

Dell’s UltraSharp Webcam vs. the Poly Studio P15 — choosing the right webcam

With so much videoconferencing going on now because of the pandemic, it's important to look (and sound) your best. Herewith, some thoughts on a couple of options.

Does Webex Legislate point to video-based collaboration's future?

Does Webex Legislate point to video-based collaboration's future?

It's been a banner year for videoconferencing, as vendors scrambled to keep up with the needs of locked-down users. Cisco's Webex may have a bead on what comes next.

Cisco and remote-work lessons learned in education during the pandemic

Cisco and remote-work lessons learned in education during the pandemic

Schools around the world, like most businesses, had to scramble to keep operations running smoothly during the pandemic. A recent Cisco event points to some universal lessons to keep in mind for the next time this happens.

The needed evolution of videoconferencing

The needed evolution of videoconferencing

Videoconferencing, which became a critical lifeline for many companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, only really works when everyone plays well together.

Nvidia Omniverse: Could it make today’s videoconferencing apps obsolete?

Nvidia Omniverse: Could it make today’s videoconferencing apps obsolete?

While everyone's gotten used to videoconferencing apps that turn everyone into versions of the Brady Bunch — little squares on a screen — there are better ways to meet and network.

At Microsoft Build, a tech demo reborn as a sitcom

At Microsoft Build, a tech demo reborn as a sitcom

Presentations at big company events need not be boring. Shouldn't that be the mantra for all presenters on stage?

The Windows 21H1 update, and why I won’t miss Windows 10X

The Windows 21H1 update, and why I won’t miss Windows 10X

Even as Microsoft released Windows 10 21H1, it made clear this week that Windows 10X isn't going anywhere. Some thoughts.

IBM Think: How AI could make big virtual events better than in-person alternatives

IBM Think: How AI could make big virtual events better than in-person alternatives

This week's IBM Think event prompted some thoughts on how companies could (and should) use their own technologies to make virtual events better.

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