HTC Vive unveils standalone VR headset, collaboration app for the enterprise

HTC Vive has launched a handful of enterprise-focused products, with a new standalone “mobile” VR headset, developer tools and a collaboration app that promises to connect remote employees. The Taiwanese company last week announced that the Vive Focus head-mounted display will now ship in the U.S., following a launch in …

Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app

Alexa debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year – built into a range of newly launched HP, Asus, Acer and Lenovo notebooks – and is now available for download on all compatible devices. There are no PC-specific controls for Alexa at this point, but Amazon said it plans …

Win10 activation server down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warnings

If you see a bogus report about an invalid Win10 Pro license, relax. It’s just Microsoft’s servers screwing up, again, and everything should be copacetic in a couple of days. On Twitter, Windows leaker emeritus Faikee posted this screenshot: Faikee/Twitter Günter Born quotes one of his readers as saying: [ …

The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

Samsung is rumored to be working on a folding-screen phone, code-named “Winner.” Unfortunately, the phone will be a loser. It’s one of many products we’ve been hearing about lately that either use folding, flexible-screen technology or add a second screen to the case or the back of an otherwise normal …

An enterprise take on Apple’s ‘More in the Making’ event

SAP,IBM,Microsoft all confirm that Apple is surging in the enterprise and the company’s October 2018 product launch will only reinforce its position in a sector that accounts for maybe 60 percent of computer sales. What did Apple announce? Apple introduced a new MacBook Air, Mac mini and iPad Pro during …

As Windows 10 delay continues, support shortfall grows

Microsoft is running out of calendar runway for Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the one it withdrew from distribution earlier this month. With less than 48 hours left in the month, the company is in danger of rendering obsolete the name of the fall feature upgrade and perhaps disrupting the …