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HP’s new Nvidia-powered backpack VR PC is designed for work, not play

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
 HP has a new entrant in that most curious PC niche – the backpack computer. A product of the virtual reality computing wave, the backpack PC provides all the power needed to drive high-quality VR headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but with a form factor that allows the user to roam about untethered. The new HP Z VR Backpack is a bit different from the rest of the field, though,… Read MoreHP’s new Nvidia-powered backpack VR PC is designed for work, not play

Oracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
 Oracle might not be the first company you think of when it comes to cloud computing, but the company has made significant strides in recent years. Today, it announced the bi-annual update to its Oracle Cloud Applications Suite. This is update number 13 for those keeping score at home. The suite includes a range of enterprise software including ERP (think back-office management), HR and CRM/CX… Read MoreOracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

ProoV scores $14 million Series B for proof of concept platform

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
 ProoV, a startup founded by a couple of industry veterans, solves a problem the founders encountered many times over the years: how do you get the CIO or CTO to agree to do a proof of concept for your startup to show that your idea will actually work as you’ve described. Today the company announced a $14 million Series B financing round led by Helios Capital and Mangrove Capital… Read MoreProoV scores million Series B for proof of concept platform

Microsoft starts selling developer ‘mixed reality’ headsets online

Source: Microsoft more
 Microsoft “mixed reality” headsets are finally available (for developers) on the Microsoft store. The company opened pre-orders for the headset back in May; now developers can get their hands on Acer’s headset for $299 and an HP model for $329. Specs-wise, the two headsets are pretty much identical. Read More
Microsoft starts selling developer ‘mixed reality’ headsets online

New Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 is actually reasonably sized

Source: Microsoft more
 Microsoft has redesigned the USB dongle used to connect your Xbox One controller to your Windows 10 laptop, and thank goodness for that. The formerly hulking black slab is now a much more modestly sized black slab, which is roughly the size of most flash drives, and won’t stick out like a sore, incredibly huge thumb on your notebook or PC. The new adapter is $24.99 and ships starting… Read More
New Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 is actually reasonably sized

LogMeIn acquires chatbot and AI startup Nanorep for up to $50M

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
 LogMeIn, the company that provides authentication and other connectivity solutions for those who connect remotely to networks and services, has made another acquisition to expand the products it offers to customers, specifically in its new Bold360 CRM platform, launched in June. The company has picked up Nanorep, a startup out of Israel that develops chatbots and other AI-based tools to… Read MoreLogMeIn acquires chatbot and AI startup Nanorep for up to M

Accelerating our vision with Viptela

Source: Cisco
Today, Cisco completed the acquisition of Viptela, which further accelerates our Network Intuitive vision we launched in June. Viptela provides a world-class, cloud-first SD-WAN solution with advanced routing, segmentation, and security capabilities for interconnecting complex enterprise networks. Its cloud-based network management, orchestration and overlay technologies make it easy to deploy and manage next-generation WAN architectures. […]Accelerating our vision with Viptela

Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

Source: Microsoft more
 Snap Inc has joined the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, which sees consumer internet companies cooperating to stop the spread of terrorism and extremism online. Facebook, Google and YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter formed the GIFCT last month, and tomorrow it will host its first workshop with fellow tech companies plus government and non-governmental organizations. Read More
Snap joins rivals Facebook and YouTube to fight terrorism

Google Calendar now plays nicer with Microsoft Exchange

Source: Microsoft more
 Google today announced a small but important update to how Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange can work together going forward. It’s not unusual for a company to still use both Google’s G Suite tools and Microsoft Exchange in parallel, and with this update, G Suite admins can now allow their users to see real-time free/busy information across the two systems. This means tools… Read More
Google Calendar now plays nicer with Microsoft Exchange

Minecraft’s cross-platform ‘Better Together’ update arrives in beta

Source: Microsoft more
 Minecraft’s “Better Together Update” is rolling out now in beta, for players on Windows 10 PCs and Android devices. That means players on either platform with the beta installed will be able to participate in games from either type of device, together in cross-platform play.
This update was originally revealed at E3 back in June, and includes other feature additions like… Read More
Minecraft’s cross-platform ‘Better Together’ update arrives in beta