#科技头条#【微软推HoloLens全息影像头盔】

#科技头条#【微软推HoloLens全息影像头盔】在win10发布会上,微软还推出了一项革命性的产品:Hololens。HoloLens内置处理器、传感器,并具有全息透视镜头及全息处理芯片,可使用户在任何场合看到各种应用及游戏的全息影像,甚至还可在墙上投影虚拟电视或者Skype。在交互上,带上HoloLens后会出现一个漂浮界面,设备可识别用户盯着的地方,并通过手势、语音进行交互。投影出来的影像如同真实物体一样,还可进行翻转等操作。此外,微软表示已就该项全息技术与NASA秘密合作,但该款技术的应用仍处于初级阶段。据悉,Holographic的API可在所有Windows 10设备中使用。

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2920337/Microsoft-unveils-Windows-10-start-menu-BACK.html

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Welcome to the REAL holodeck: Microsoft reveals groundbreaking HOLOGRAPHIC headset that puts a 3-D images in the real-world

  • Prototype headset projects 'holograms' overlaid on the real world
  • Has developed Skype, Minecraft and worked with Nasa on a Mars simulation for the new HoloLens headset
  • Expected to compete against Google-backed Magic Leap system 
  • Revealed phone version of Windows 10 software software for first time
  • Will run on phones, tablets and even the firm's Xbox One console
  • Xbox One console gamers can play against Windows 10 users, and stream console games to Windows 10 PCs and phones at home
  • Will include Cortana personal assistant to take on Siri, allowing users to talk to their computer by saying 'Hey, Cortana'
  • New spartan app will replace internet Explorer 
  • Single app store will hold desktop, phone and tablet apps  
  • Will launch in fall 2015 - despite initial claims of an earlier release 

    Microsoft has revealed its new Windows 10 software - and a 'holodeck' headset that allows wearers to see 3D images superimposed over their vision.

    The wireless headset, called HoloLens, can project 3D images into the wearer's field of view - making it appear as if screens, games and even people are in front of them.

    The firm also said it will give its new Windows 10 software available for free to users on earlier Windows version, and is replacing its Internet Explorer browser with a new browser called Spartan, and has brought back the Start menu.

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella described the HoloLens system as 'magical' - but would not say how much it will cost.

    'Windows 10 and holographic computing are mindblowing experiences,' he said.

    although Microsoft did not reveal exactly how it works, it is believed a projection system them beams the holographic images into the wearer's eye, fooling the brain into thinking they are real.

     

    This is similar to how Magic Leap, a Google'backed firm, is believed to work - and will see the firms competing against each other for hardware.

    Microsoft hopes that already existing augmented and virtual reality companies, like Ocuclus VR, Magic Leap and Google Glass, will use Microsoft's hologram programing for their own devices. 

    'We wanted to make technology disappear, more human and easier to control,' said Alex Kipman of Microsoft said. 

    'What if we could take technology and bring it into our world.

    'Today we take the next step. 

    'We aren't talking about putting you into virtual worlds, we are dreaming beyond that.

    'We're dreaming about holograms mixed in your world - welcome to Windows Holographic.

    'This sounds a bit crazy and impossible, but we invented the most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen - the hololens.'

    The headset is still a prototype being developed under the codename Project Baraboo, and  Microsoft did not say when the HoloLens would go on sale, and went onto reveal more details of Windows 10. 

    Although the firm has not revealed exactly how it works, Microsoft HoloLens intelligently maps the room you’re in, blending holograms with the environment around you.  

    The firm also revealed Window 10, its new software at the event.

    'The feedback we've received is truly shaping Windows 10,' said Terry Myserson of Microsoft.

    'Today is a monumental day for Windows.

    Windows 10 changes the rules of the game. 

    'For the first year after Windows 10 is available, we will make a free upgrade available to all devices running Windows 8.1, in a bid to ensure all of the firm's customers are on the latest version,' he said - a move copied from Apple.

    The first test versions of the mobile phone version of the software are expected to be available for users to download in February, ahead of a release later this year.

    A 'technical preview' of the desktop and laptop version is already available - although is expected to receive a major update following the event. It will be updated next week with all the new features, Microsoft said.

    Myserson said the firm was 'humbled that 1.7million people have installed Windows 10, and installed it over 3 million times.'

    He confirmed the software will run on everything from phones to the firm's Xbox One console. 

    'It should be easy to put one device down and pick up another and carry on,' said Myserson.

    'Technology needs to get out of the way.

    'We see a world using ink, voice gestures and gaze to interact.' 

    To do this, the firm had developed its own headset.

    The firm also said its Cortana personal assistant we be included in Windows 10.

    The siri-like software allows users to search easily, and ask questions using voice or a keyboard.

     It can also track flights and other information.

    'One of the key premises of Cortana is that she is a personal digitial assistant, and that she will get to know you,' Joey Belfiore of Microsoft said.

    The feature is triggered by saying 'hey, Cortana then asking a question'. 

    'Cortana will provide a new way to interact, it is the world's most personal assistant.'

    The firm is also replacing Internet Explorer. 

    'We think its time to build a new browser for the web,' said Belfiore.

    The browser allows users to make notes using a pen on pages, and send to colleagues.

    The app 'freezes' the page to ensure the contents do not change. 

    It can also save pages for offline reading, and have Microsoft's Cortana built in.

    It is believed the new browser will look more like Google's Chrome browser, and be faster than IE.

    It will be available later this year on everything from phones and tablets to desktop PCs.

     Phil Spencer of Microsoft's Xbox division said the firm hoped to make gaming on Windows 10 more social.

    The software will include an Xbox app, allowing users to see the same Xbox live system and console owners.

    Microsoft also showed off an 84inch 4K tv with built in cameras, speaklers mics and NFC designed to be used in offices.

    Called the Surface Hub, it also runs Windows 10. 

    'All you need is one cable to get started'

    It is believed Windows 10 will ship with both Spartan and IE 11 to ensure compatibility with all web sites. 

    Jacques Kotze, Co-founder and COO of ad tech firm Adludio said Windows 10 is a critical update.

    “You cannot underestimate how important this is for Microsoft. 

    'It is arguably the first real attempt from the company to position itself ahead of the market again, instead of reacting to the innovations of Android and IOS. 

    'Windows10 has a very grand vision for how Microsoft's operating system can work for devices beyond mobile, to include the Internet of Things, and there is also clear support for their Cloud based offerings.

    ' Microsoft offering Windows10 as a free upgrade to Windows owners shows further proof of a clear shift from their previous thinking and departure from traditional licensing.

    'Overall, this should be a wakeup call to everyone who has written Microsoft off, they have an incredible talent pool and it would be a refreshing game changer if they manage to start innovating to their true potential by shaking off the shackles of their big corporate past.'

    However it has already admitted its release has already been delayed until fall 2015.

    Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released 'early next fall.'

    Microsoft has not publicly set a firm timetable for the release of Windows 10, but only last week suggested the possibility of an earlier release.

    The keynote from the day-long event on January 21 will be live streamed. 

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Windows execs Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore, and Xbox chief Phil Spencer will be speaking. 

    The event will focus on the 'Windows 10 consumer experience,' a spokesperson confirmed.

    Earlier this year Microsoft was derided for 'missing one' when it announced  it has decided to jump straight to version 10 of its Windows software in a bid to convince consumers the software is different from current versions.

    The firm announced the latest version of its Windows operating system, called Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco.

    The firm admitted the software was 'at a threshold' after the poorly received Windows 8. 

    Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Windows chief said: 'There's about one and a half billion people using Windows today.

    'Devices outnumber people. 

    'Windows is at a threshold and now it's time for a new Windows.

    'Our new Windows must be built from the ground up for a mobile first, cloud first world.

    'It wouldn't be right to call it Windows 9.' 

    Microsoft says the new operating system will run on the 'broadest types of devices ever' and sees the companies various app stores merged into one platform, called the One Store. 

    This will cover all of the company's smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. 

    Myerson said Windows 10 will be 'a whole new generation' and, as expected, will work across a variety of devices - from phones to gaming consoles.

    It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8.

    In addition to offering a list of the user's favourite applications, the menu also brings up resizable tiles - similar to those featured in Windows 8's touch-centric interface - on PCs and tablets.

    The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioral changes.

    Microsoft is restoring some of the more traditional ways of doing things and promises that Windows 10 will be familiar for users regardless of which version of Windows they are now using. 

    'Windows 10 will deliver the right experience, at the right time. 

    'Windows 10 will be our most comprehensive platform, ever,' said Mr Myerson.

    'We're delivering one application platform. One store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased, and updated across all of these devices.'

    The technology giant had been expected to announce an update to its flagship Windows software after the previous upgrade, Windows 8, which saw a major overhaul of the interface and functionality, received mixed reviews within the user community.

    Microsoft says its new version of Windows will be 'familiar' and compatible with existing management systems already in use around the world. 

    Mr Myerson also announced the launch of the Windows Insider Program, which will allow Microsoft fans and users to get early versions of the new software and become part of the development team by testing Windows 10 and suggesting improvements. 

    The service will launch tomorrow.

    'We're inviting our enthusiastic fans to evaluate it with us. 

    'We know they're a vocal bunch.'

    For instance, the start menu in Windows 10 will appear similar to what's found in Windows 7, but tiles opening to the side will resemble what's found in Windows 8.

    Joe Belfiore, a Microsoft executive who oversees Windows design and evolution, said Windows 10 will offer 'the familiarity of Windows 7 with some of the benefits that exist in Windows 8' to help business users make the transition.

    Belfiore said that the company was going 'back to basics' with Windows 10, and confirmed that the famous Start menu, which was removed from Windows 8, would be returning.

    'We're looking to find the balance, so that all the Windows 7 users get a familiar experience on the devices they already have,' he said.

    'It gives the familiarity of Windows 7 with some of the elements of Windows 8.'

    He said that going from Windows 8 to Windows 10 is like going from a Prius to a Tesla. 

    'They don't have to learn any new way to drive.' 

    Mr Belfiore also confirmed that Windows 10 would be compatible with both traditional and touch-based device users like tablets through a new task view with buttons scaled up so that they're more friendly to those on touchscreen devices. 

    Users on hybrid devices like the Surface Pro tablet will be able to jump between and keyboard and touchscreen modes, with Microsoft demonstrating how the interface will change as you do.

    Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft and new CEO Satya Nadella.

    The new software represents an attempt to step back from the radical redesign that alienated many PC users when Windows 8 was introduced two years ago. 

    However, it is not a complete retreat from Microsoft's goal of bridging the gap between PCs and mobile devices: It still has touch-screen functions and strives to create a familiar experience for Windows users who switch between desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

    Microsoft currently has three main systems - Windows 8 for traditional computers and tablets, Windows Phone 8 for cellphones and Xbox for its gaming console. 

    By unifying the underlying systems, software developers will be able to create apps for the various devices more easily. 

    Consumers will also be able to switch devices more easily and avoid having to buy the same apps multiple times. 

     

    The Bill Gates-founded company is pushing to challenge the likes of Apple across multiple platforms, but remains the market leader when it comes to desktop computing. 

    The company has also launched a Windows Phone and Windows-powered tablet, the Surface, in recent years as they look to challenge the iPhone and iPad, as well as Google's Android platform.

     


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