Xiaomi 11T & 11T Pro smartphone

Xiaomi is actually pronounced “shi-yow-me” and that’s probably better written as “shiyow-me” so that you really run the sh and the ow together, but don’t make it an ow as in cow, make it an ow as in you just dropped a brick on your foot… and if you’re really pressed, you could just say “shall-me” and you’d be quite close. Beijing headquartered Xiaomi is so-named because the company moniker translates to “little rice”, presumably because little means compact and self-contained, while rice denotes the staple of life and is packed with…

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The metaverse and the future of work

The pandemic has changed traditional office working in favour of a hybrid mix of remote and virtual collaboration. Now, we see a future where a ‘metaverse’ promises to create immersive virtual experiences that could break down the divides between office and remote working. From science fiction to reality? Author Neal Stephenson coined the term ‘metaverse’ in his 1992 science fiction novel Snowcrash. In the book, the Metaverse is a collective shared virtual space that combines virtually enhanced physical space with physically visible virtual worlds. It included the sum of all…

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