Technology is all around us. Technology is used in every aspect of our lives. Technology helps us in making amazing things.
The technology which allows you to go beyond the screens where digital world is blended with the real world is the world of HOLOGRAMS.
Microsoft yesterday showcased two new products of augmented reality:
- Windows HoloLens, which brings high-definition holograms into your world where they integrate with your physical space.
- HoloLens headset, which lets a user transform/interact with this digital content (say a picture or a graph or a game you’ve been playing) just like
you would with real, physical objects in the room.
This crazy headset is described as “the most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen.” It’s a self-contained computer, including a CPU, a
GPU, and a dedicated holographic processor. The dark visor up front contains a see-through display, there’s spatial sound so you can “hear” holograms
behind you, and HoloLens also integrates a set of motion and environmental sensors.
We’re not talking about putting you into virtual worlds. We’re dreaming beyond virtual worlds -Kipman
What will they enable us to do?
- New ways to visualize our work
- New ways to share ideas with each other
- New ways to teach and learn
- New ways to collaborate and explore
- New ways to create the things we imagine
Availability and pricing for Microsoft HoloLens are yet to be announced, though the NASA JPL let slip during the presentation that they were expecting to
get their hands on the headset in July 2015.
Oh Ho!! Here she is 🙂
Voice assistants have been given a lot of importance by tech giants like Apple and Google, lately. Now Microsoft wants to ensure that it isn’t late for the party, and
has given Cortana a big push in Windows 10.
Cortana is a sweet voice assistance. The addition of this powerful natural voice assistant on the desktop is groundbreaking too.
Where new features are concerned, first and foremost Cortana has been improved to search documents and can look up specific Word files or Presentations. It
also lets users search for contextual information.
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Mr Belfiore also confirmed reports yesterday that the firm’s Internet Explorer web browser was being replaced by a new program codenamed Project Spartan.
This will have Cortana built-in to allow voice commands and provide extra personalised information – such as directions to a restaurant whose website is
being looked at.
The software also includes a new “noting mode”, which will let users scribble or type over a page and then share it with others.
Heavy web users may be tempted by the collaboration and offline features of the Spartan web browser, as well as the deep integration of Cortana.
Finally , I would like to say Windows 10 is on the right track. Cortana in HoloLens and desktop seems just the right move as Windows 10 is expected to
bring a seamless experience across all Microsoft devices.