The Dawn Of A Virtual Era: Microsoft Introduces The ‘Hololens’

1160569_87287157With every year that passes, it seems we are propelled further into a future we never thought we would live to see. Technology continues to make leaps and bounds in all fields. Those movies from the past, that took place in the future, are becoming true in the present.
Recently, at Microsoft’s ‘Windows 10 Event’, the company unveiled what it calls the “Hololens”, glasses/headband combo that allows the user to interact with holograms in real life. What that means, is that through the glasses, holograms are projected to the eyes of the person wearing them and the user can physically interact with them. So say you want to update the virtual to-do list on your countertop, or watch a virtual TV on your wall. The technology of Hololens allows you to do that with just a point of your finger.
The Hololens maps the room you are in, allowing you to move holograms at will and put them wherever you want. Essentially, it is making a virtual reality map of your actual physical world, and then allowing you to manipulate add things to it.

It goes further than that. The possibilities of what we may be able to do with this kind of futuristic technology would fill a bookshelf. If we step out of the personal life and apply this to the workforce, just think of the possibilities. Concept design, medical science, navigation, communications, the list of areas that would benefit from this goes on and on. It is important to remember those areas and stay aware that this device, while it looks really fun, is not just a toy, it could change the world as we know it!

Imagine if a doctor could actually perform a diagnosis by observing a full scale, accurate replica of what is going on inside you. Or if a filmmaker could work with 3D storyboards; take pretty much any profession into account and they could all benefit from this. Putting our eyes where before we could only speculate, is a huge benefit to humanity that the Hololens can offer.

In peoples’ personal lives, the possibilities are just as endless. Getting lost will be a thing of the past, with virtual maps literally at your fingertips. How about talking to someone whom you love that is far way, and having a hologram of them right there in front of you. Do-it-yourself home repairs that literally guide your hands where they need to go.

While some of these things are not yet featured, it is only a matter of time before we start seeing more and more from the Hololens, and Microsoft is very open to ideas and suggestions from the public. The product and technology is relatively new to us, the consumer, but Microsoft has been developing it for years. Thousands of people have worked to perfect it’s performance and now it is becoming available to the masses.

The Hololens is due to hit stores within 2015, and could be ready as early as February. However, at first it will only be available on Windows phones, and hopefully the headset will be made available shortly after. Whatever the case, this is definitely a new and exciting era we are entering.

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Windows 10 is on its way!

Hand over keyboardIn a technical Presentation held on September 30, Microsoft introduced a new operating system for notebooks, desktops and mobile devices which is named Windows 10, and revealed more details on the upcoming system.

A detailed explanation was given on how the system will work with a variety of different devices:Touch screens, laptops and stationary, and how the will the synchronization between them work. The known start menu was returned to the new operating system, with the integration of the tile interface. And yes … Microsoft also explained what they anticipate to be the future of operating systems .

The official name of the system is Windows 10, and it will be launched in 2015.
Microsoft revealed many of the new features of the system including the return of the Start menu,
Multiple operating system tables, and a new search crafted system.

Why is it named Windows 10 and not Windows 9?

The most frequently asked question is why the new OS is called windows 10 and not windows 10 ( as the previous one was Win 8)? So if you ask Microsoft they will say it’s just more than adequate. But there are more convincing explanations for this. One of them is that windows 10 sound “better” than windows 9.

Windows 10 – products.

So the new system is not just an ordinary system but also  a real huge technological improvement to the previous OS. It will connect family of products in one system. The OS will be running on stationary and mobile computers, tablets, smartphones, and Xbox 360 console. So it will run seamlessly on a variety of products and hardware devices.

Microsoft will combine elegantly tiled interface keyboard and mouse users will be much more comfortable to work. Such as Microsoft from a previous operating systems and users will be much more comfortable.The new interface will be called hybrid graphics and can manipulate the normal use of the keyboard and mouse and using a touch screen. Microsoft demonstrated that when Windows 10 will work on a touch screen interface Metro will then And when we sever contact the facility are to “normal” then the interface will switch to the desktop with the menu “beginning”. There is a new feature which will offer Search Search by relevance locally and also offer built-in Internet search.

Start menu touch screen

The Start menu is returned but the touch screen menu itself will change as a tablet.
To make it easier to browse through the system. Windows Snapping – the arrangement of the windows on the screen and how they interact with each other.

Micorosoft improved this feature so that it is easier for the user to work in it.
When we put on a window screen, Windows 10 we will know how to fix it correctly on the screen and user friendly. So supplemented entire screen (see screenshot).
That is, on one screen will be present at the moment of the 4 different applications.

Changing the behavior of the application.

Microsoft’s App Store is like the Apple appstore. Windows 10 will change the previous system and will appear in a separate window. It will actually be understood in desktop software and will be standard operating table.
Will be run through the desktop or taskbar or from the Start menu. Everything will be done through the control bar which is present on the top left side of each window. So that we can minimize it or close the application. Control of the same applications each window that opens. And would be impossible to enlarge them or Lmzarn or resized.

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What is the importance of technology?

1439272_36480518Imagine waking up one day without technology. Would you even be able to wake up on time without an alarm clock? Technology is everywhere. In the twenty-first century, technology is one of the most important factors in our lives. It helps us in a lot of different tasks: cooking, going to work, research, entertaining ourselves. It changes our lives in so many different aspects. Technology has a profound effect on our society.

For high school students in 2014, a normal day is waking up with technology, usually alarm clocks. They get ready for their day and sometimes listen to music, on their iPods or smartphones. Ideally, they will cook their breakfast with appliances that are considered to be technology. They will get into their car or on a school bus to take them to their campus to learn. Throughout the day, the student will get bored of being in class and play games, text, or check social media on their cell phones. How are these students being educated? Well, they’re learning a new lesson in their math class. The teacher scrolls through the PowerPoint, using the OneNote on their computers or tablets to show example problems. Once the lesson is done, the students will start to do their homework that is assigned through the teacher’s online classroom, on their school-issued tablets. For these students, life would be unimaginable because they have all grown up with it. The importance of technology to them may be far more than people who were around before all of these things. Now what if there was no technology for these adolescents after years of growing up with it? Their daily routines would be gone. Most of their schoolwork, entertainment, daily and transportation needs would be unsatisfied. They would not know how to function without it. It would turn their lives upside down.

For a person who is a member of the working world, they do mostly the same thing. The importance of technology in the working world helps businessmen and women connect to their counterparts in other parts of the world. It allows them to do business with other counties and companies, without even having to leave their own country. It has revolutionized the working world with all of the contributions that the electronic technology this world has to offer. We are able to build bridges and pipelines because of the technology to build. Technology affects every branch of work. Office work, teaching, retail work. If you work in an office, how would you get your work done without your computer? If you are a teacher, how would you make homework for each student? If you work in retail, how will you sell merchandise without the scanners? These are all very possible, but most of us in the 21st century know that the importance of technology is incredibly higher than it used to be.

Technology has changed the world in many ways. It has given us the tools to learn, build, create, and see the world for what it is. It makes our lives so much easier. In the past century, we have gone from mailing letters, to sending emails, to sending text messages. We have gone from hanging up our wet laundry on clotheslines to tossing them in the dryer. We have gone from subways to bullet trains and we just keeping progressing. Technology has revolutionized our whole world. It makes everything accessible online, and you don’t have to go to the library and spend a long time researching. The whole world has become very reliant on technology, but because it has changed the world, that may not be a bad thing.

Technology is everywhere, and the importance of technology is much greater than before. It has changed our world so much already, and made our lives easier. Technology is moving quicker and quicker every day, and there is no stopping it.

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