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Apple gives up on 'Reality,' but still wants to extend it

Collaborative environments, training, and experiences such as virtual visitor and product tours will dominate the first wave of enterprise Apple xrOS development.

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Maersk's TradeLens demise likely a death knell for blockchain consortiums

After four years, Maersk is shuttering its blockchain experiment aimed at creating an efficient and inexpensive method for tracking global shipments. While blockchain consortiums may struggle, enhanced blockchain-as-a-service...

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IBM, Maersk scuttle blockchain-based TradeLens supply chain platform

IBM and Maersk are closing TradeLens by the first quarter next year, after the blockchain-based supply chain service failed to attract enough users to be commercially viable.

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Spot virtual workplace creators on the future of work

“We believe that the right technologies already exist today and simply haven’t been leveraged correctly in a work context,” say Gordon Hempton and Wes Hather, co-founders of the Spot virtual workplace platform.

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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.

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FTX meltdown likely to spur crypto regulations, cool digital currency push

The collapse of the major crypto exchange could be the final straw in an ongoing push to create oversight of cryptocurrencies, how they're stored, and where they're traded. Any government oversight is likely to affect other digital...

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Q&A: RPI president says CHIPs Act will spur quantum computing, next-gen tech

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's new president, Martin Schmidt, believes new investments by the US government will bolster efforts to reshore chip development and production, and generate new, bleeding-edge processors.

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Corporate execs confident on sustainability goals, admit more work needed

Most companies have hit their near-term goals for greenhouse gas reduction, and some have advanced circular-economy projects. But to get to net-zero emissions, suppliers, customers. and dedicated corporate teams will all be needed.

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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.

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How ‘synthetic media’ will transform business forever

Over the next 10 years, AI will improve, accelerate and transform the creation of video, sound, and words

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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.

Why America’s oldest bank launched a crypto custody service

BNY Mellon has launched a live service that allows institutional clients to store and exchange bitcoin and ether, giving the highly volatile cryptocurrencies credence on the world market.

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Why sustainable tech is becoming a top initiative for execs

New data from Gartner shows sustainability is now a top-10 issue for business leaders because it can create greater efficiencies, save money, and address investor demand.

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How will Meta handle a dose of Apple Reality?

Apple is preparing to introduce its first-generation mixed-reality device following years of development. Meta is upset and is trying to score a few punches before its competitor enters the ring.

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Would a US digital dollar let the government track you?

As lawmakers push to create a digital form of the US dollar, some are concerned it could give the federal government access to what consumers and businesses do through electronic transactions.

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How Apple Car could become the future car-as-a-service

A subscription is likely to be a key component of Apple's’ go-to-market strategy for the Apple Car.

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Q&A: From parkourist to data analyst — how upskilling launched a tech career

Bailey Shaw, a 23-year-old parkour expert with no tech background or college degree, was able to land an entry-level job with a software vendor where he spent the next year learning low-code development tools. He's now a junior data...

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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.

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