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Firefox for Windows gets native WebVR support,

Today, Mozilla is launching its trendy update to Firefox for Windows and the hallmark characteristic is the WebVR guide with a purpose to permit computer VR customers to dive into web-primarily based reviews without problems.

WebVR is a general that allows humans utilizing supported browsers the ability to click a link that takes them without delay right into a VR revel in. With the updated Firefox, all you need to do is click a button emblazoned with a couple of VR goggles, toss in your headset and, voila, you’re in a digital reality.

The computer browser will just be supporting the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift today though the employer tells

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me that mobile headsets are on their list of priorities. Aside from Firefox for Windows, WebVR is available for Daydream and Cardboard headsets on mobile Chrome and with a computing device headsets way to an experimental Chromium build.

Apple added VR assist to the Mac in their subsequent operating system replace, macOS High Sierra, however that update isn’t slated to arrive until fall.

Mozilla is launching a hub today to show humans the way to get into WebVR, how to locate cool stories and how to create stuff themselves the usage of A-Frame, the corporation’s WebVR content introduction platform.

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Alongside WebVR guide, the today’s Firefox update might be bringing a number of enhancements consisting of a performance panel that allows customers to set options in what number of techniques they’re strolling and a pipeline for restoring plenty of tabs in a few minutes. In a bizarrely bold test, the team at Mozilla reloaded a browser session with 1,691 tabs open and managed to begin the consultation in just 15 seconds in comparison with nearly eight mins only some builds ago.

Additionally, Mozilla has constructed a greater stable sixty four-bit release for Windows that they say must be crashing plenty less. In terms of characteristic updates, Firefox customers will at closing be capable of seeking any website from the cope with bar, with getting admission to search sites like Google, YouTube, Wikipedia and others without wandering too a long way.

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.”
Sydney J. Harris

Leadership mastery in the digital age support requires Windows an integration of skills. Whether your dominant  Firefox  skill is technology aptitude

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or your dominant skill is dealing with people the future requires all of us to integrate our skills to achieve mastery of leadership in the digital age.

If you are a tech-savvy leader it is likely that you are smart, capable, analytical, process oriented, fast and focused. These skills are highly valued in the workplace and now it is time to integrate tech skills with people management skills in order to improve overall leadership effectiveness and to move your team and the organization forward. The skills needed to be a masterful leader in these digital times include being tech-savvy AND being an evolutionary.

In the past, the development of people skills have often been put aside as too ‘touchy feely’ or non-important and in the past decade, there has been a higher value placed on technological skills. Since the global economic challenges of 2008 progressive organizations have noticed the gap and have been investing in training and developing their leaders to now include highly developed leadership skills as they relate to the ‘people’ side of the business. A talented, trained workforce is an asset that companies are now understanding the value of and as such now know that they must have great leaders who inspire and develop the talent within or their good talent will leave and go elsewhere.

A few years ago I had a consulting contract with a high tech company that was experiencing challenges with keeping their Generation Y employees. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the Baby Boomer leaders were not adapting to the attitudes and work styles of the Gen Y. In that company, the Baby Boomer leaders had an attitude of superiority and demanded all employees to conform, the old style of ‘my way or the highway’. As you can imagine this did not go over very well with the Gen Y employees and a good number of highly skilled employees were leaving in droves.

As leaders in technology become younger and younger the challenges have switched to having the leadership knowledge and understanding of human behavior in order to keep the team happy, functioning and creating superior results.

Baby Boomer leaders had an attitude of superiority and demanded all employees to conform. As you can imagine this did not go over well with the Gen Y employees and a good portion of them were leaving in droves.

There is a need in today’s modern workplace and the workplace of the future to have leaders who are adaptable, astute, and able to mobilize people to perform their work at their highest levels, manage remote teams and flexible work teams and be technologically savvy, leaders who are more than good leaders; leaders who have leadership mastery.

With a lot of focus being put on the technological aspects of the work many leaders have lost sight of good change leadership tactics or have never been exposed to them.
In this chapter, we want to look at the difference between a tech savvy leader and a people savvy leader.

Let’s take a look at the chart below to see examples of some of the main differences:

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Tech Savvy Leader
Analytical
Fast paced
Focused on computer
Focused on data
Focused on output
Impatient with people issues
Communicate in tech language
Less aware of emotions of others
Task focused
Results focused

People Savvy Leader
Sociable
Open and curious
Focused on people
Focused on what data does for people
Deals with people issues with understanding
Highly aware of others’ emotional states
Team focused

As you read through the lists for each description of the tech savvy leader and the people savvy leader you may have found yourself judging some of the items on the lists. Or you may have thought that you have a high level of each of the skills listed.

For example, I have a client who is an extremely people focused CEO however she lacks the technical knowledge so she is people savvy but not so strong with the tech savvy. As her consultant, I am working with her to develop both areas so that she can be more effective as a leader. When I refer to technological knowledge what I am referring to is having technological awareness, and function- not becoming a tech expert!

Leaders seeking to achieve mastery who are more technologically savvy choose to spend the time required to develop their people skills in addition to the time spent on continually developing their technological knowledge and awareness.

 

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