Computing as we know it is changing, quicker than you think! Plus maintenance tips for your computer
Forget VR & AR, How About Mixed Reality? Introducing the Microsoft Hololens
Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to engage with your digital content and interact with holograms in the world around you. The official retail HoloLens has not been released, but Microsoft has released the Development and Commercial editions to the public (Click Here for the website). Mixed reality encompasses a wide range of experiences that previously were considered to be only augmented reality or only virtual reality. In mixed reality, people, places, and objects from your physical and virtual worlds merge together in a blended environment that becomes your canvas. Feeling present in your environment is a key aspect of mixed reality, enabling you to move naturally, interact, and explore in three dimensions.
Holograms are responsive to you and the world around you. Microsoft HoloLens enables you to interact with content and information in the most natural ways possible.
Built-in sensors let you use your gaze to move the cursor so you can select holograms. Turn your head and the cursor will follow. Use simple gestures to open apps, select and size items, and drag and drop holograms in your world. Use voice commands to navigate, select, open, command, and control your apps.
Transform the ways you communicate, create, collaborate, and explore. Your ideas are closer to becoming real when you can create and work with holograms in relation to the world around you.
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HP's "The Machine" Redesigning the Concept Behind Computing
HP has been undertaking the single most determined and ambitious architectural redesign of a computer server’s architecture in recent history called The Machine. Unlike a traditional server, The Machine is a memory-driven computer in which a universal pool of non-volatile memory is accessed by large numbers of specialized cores. It uses advanced photonics (the transmission of information via light) to help processors more quickly access data from memory chips. The main benefit is hoped to be a quantum leap in computer performance and energy efficiency, providing the ability to extend computation into new workloads as well as speed analytics and high performance computing. For more info watch the video here:
3 Tips to Keeping a Happy Healthy Computer