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Microsoft finally gets real about HoloLens's field of view

The early reception for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headgear has been cautiously optimistic, save for one persistent bugbear: the device's field of view. Up until Wednesday, Microsoft hadn't shown that limitation in its promotional videos, but new footage demonstrates what it's like to look through a HoloLens.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank09 July 15 08:08

Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just unveiled the latest of the "tough choices" Microsoft is making to streamline its business, and it's a doozy: the company is significantly cutting back its smartphone ambitions almost two years after announcing it would acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business in an attempt to play a greater role in this market.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank09 July 15 04:51

Microsoft offers researchers US$500K to work on HoloLens

Microsoft is offering academic researchers in the U.S. a chance to get their hands on its HoloLens augmented reality headgear later this year with a new program that will award funding and hardware to a handful of projects that will put the new gear to use.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank07 July 15 04:20

Hands-on: Windows 10's latest build feels close to finished

It has been quite a week for Windows 10. In the past four days, Microsoft has released three preview builds of its upcoming operating system, and the company plans to keep serving up hot new bits to testers in rapid-fire style in the run-up to the OS's launch on July 29.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank03 July 15 09:56

Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

Microsoft gave early testers of Windows 10 a little surprise in the run-up to the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. by releasing a yet another new build of its upcoming operating system to the public.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank03 July 15 04:35

Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank02 July 15 13:53
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