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October 16, 2017

Microsoft’s Latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Now Available

The next major feature update for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is here.

The Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update brings a long list of improvements and new features. Finally integrated is the long-promised desktop chat integration for contacts from LinkedIn and Skype, as well as a new Android and iPhone linking feature. You won’t be able to respond to text messages, but you’ll be able send browser sessions from your phone directly to your desktop for future viewing.

AR, or Augmented Reality, is also receiving a lot of love. The Fall Creators Update will prepare your system to be AR ready right off the get-go, no setup [...]

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August 2, 2017

Hands On: Metavision Meta 2 Sub-$1,000 AR Headset

While VR tends to be the hot buzzword these days, another technology, AR or Augmented Reality, is also gaining quite a bit of traction thanks in large part to the publicity from Pokemon Go, Google Glass and also the Microsoft Hololens.

At SIGGRAPH 2017, we had a chance to hang out with Metavision, a Silicon Valley startup, to check out their new Meta 2 AR headset, which could very well be the best AR headset currently available on the market.

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January 19, 2017

Microsoft Begins Shipping HoloLens to Japan

Microsoft recently added Japan to the list of countries that will receive the HoloLens, the company’s esteemed augmented reality headset.

Japan will be receiving both the developer as well as the commercial editions of HoloLens. Microsoft states that one of its biggest partners, Japan Airlines, has already prepared two proof-of-concept programs ready to use with HoloLens. The new programs will focus on providing training to mechanics and would be pilots.

“We continue to be inspired by the work developers and customers are doing with HoloLens across the globe…Japan is no different.”

-Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow, Windows and Devices [...]

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January 6, 2017

CES 2017: ASUS Shows Off ZenFone AR, ZenFone 3 Zoom

At its press event at CES 2017, ASUS was excited to announce two brand new smartphones, the ZenFone AR and ZenFone Zoom.

ZenFone AR

The first smartphone is the ZenFone AR. AR, or augmented reality, combines scenes in the real world with virtual objects on the screen. The AR magic on the ASUS ZenFone AR is delivered using three rear cameras – a motion tracking camera, a depth-sensing camera, and a 23MP image camera. The information from the three sensors are compiled together to form a comprehensive, interactive 3D image on brilliant 5.7-inch super AMOLED display. To ensure the AR experience is as smooth as possible, ASUS uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. [...]

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October 15, 2016

Chinese Company to Buy 55.7% Stake in Newegg for $263 Million

According to a recent article from United Daily News, California based online electronics retailer Newegg is in the process of being acquired by Hangzhao Liaison Interactive Information Technology Co., Ltd. for 1.77 Billion Yuan, or $263 Million USD. This massive investment would essentially give Liaison Interactive a 55.7% share of Newegg. As such Hangzhao Liaison Interactive would receive controlling interest in Newegg, and Newegg would become a subsidiary of Hangzhao Liaison Interactive.

No buyout announcements have been released by Newegg so far however, Newegg did release a statement last month regarding an investment from Hangzhao Liaison Interactive. [...]

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October 12, 2016

Microsoft Expands HoloLens Augmented Reality Glasses to Six New Countries

In the up and coming world of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality), one of the most interesting products is Microsoft’s HoloLens, Microsoft’s AR headset designed to utilize Windows Holographic platform in Windows 10.

When Microsoft was initially launched the HoloLens early last year, the HoloLens was only available to developers and enterprises in the US and Canada, however, according to a recent announcement, Microsoft will now invite developers and enterprises from Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to order the HoloLens as well.

Currently, Microsoft’s HoloLens and the Windows Holographic [...]

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October 21, 2015

AMD Plans to Update Entire Graphics Line-Up in 2016

At the company’s recent 2015 Q3 earnings teleconference, President of AMD Lisa Su confirmed the company’s plan to update its entire graphics portfolio – both OEM and AIB – in the coming quarters. She also took the time to affirm that the company’s commitment to the graphics market, disclosing that AMD has made good progress in growing market share in traditional graphics markets in Q3 2015 and has further plans to in continue to increase that growth over a number of quarters.

She also mentioned the recent formation of the Radeon Technologies Group, which is a vertical business unit within AMD that covers all things graphics related [...]

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September 22, 2015

AMD Forms Graphics Division Named Radeon Technologies Group Under Raja Koduri

Last week, AMD announced the promotion of Raja Koduri to head Radeon Technologies Group as Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, with over 20 years experience he is most notable for being the principal architect of the R300 The worlds first DirectX 9 capable GPU, the first card that put ATI in a performance lead over Nvidia, as well as working with Apple helping put their Retina display to market.

The Radeon Technologies Group will give AMD a “dedicated team  focusing on growing our business as we create a unique environment for the best and brightest minds in graphics to be part of the team re-defining the industry,” says Koduri, the new position will [...]

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June 16, 2015

E3 2015: Microsoft Pulls 180, Xbox Gets its Groove Back

With the radically different Windows 10 arriving on machines later next month, change has been in the air for Seattle based Microsoft, who recently held a press conference at E3 2015.

At their press conference, Microsoft practically reinvented the struggling Xbox One, giving it a number of updates, both hardware and software, that were desperately needed when the system launched two years ago.

The biggest update to the Xbox One is backwards compatibility. It was revealed that an update will be coming just in time for Windows 10 which will allow gamers to play select Xbox 360 titles. About 100 or so games will be available by launch and customers will be [...]

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September 6, 2012

Nokia Announces New Windows 8 Phones: Lumia 820 & 920

Press Release New Nokia Lumia Range Delivers Latest PureView Camera Innovation, New Navigation Experiences and Wireless Charging on Windows Phone 8

Nokia Lumia 920 Captures Best Pictures and Video Ever Seen on a Smartphone

Espoo, Finland and New York, NY – Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, including the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing [...]

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