Windows 10 to get 'holographic' headset and Cortana. 21 January 2015Last updated at 15:23 ET By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor WATCH: HoloLens blends 3D transparent graphics with the real world Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will bring its voice-controlled assistant Cortana to PCs. It also unveiled a headset that it said would one day project the operating system over views of the real world. In addition, the firm announced that the OS upgrade would be offered free of charge for devices running Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Phone. The offer, which is limited to the Windows 10's first year of release, may aid its adoption. It marks a change in strategy from Microsoft's previous policy of charging for major updates, and could help avoid a repeat of the relatively slow uptake of Windows 8. WATCH: Microsoft's Alex Kipman introduces the company's concept video for Windows Holographic One analyst suggested the firm had needed to renew interest in its ecosystem.
Holographic helmet Other demos involving the machine included the wearer: Samsung Establishes Lab To Focus On Drones, Unmanned Vehicles, Virtual Reality, And Other Innovative Technologies. Samsung has created its own innovative laboratory that will focus entirely on developing projects that center of future technologies, such as drones, driver-less vehicles, robotics, 3D printing, virtual reality, and robotic telepresence.
(Photo : Kārlis Dambrāns) Samsung wants to widen its consumer electronic horizons far beyond smartphones and is looking to invest heavily in future technologies that it believes will be more responsive to the needs of the consumer. South Korean media reports say Samsung has established a new research lab that focuses solely on projects involving virtual reality, drones, unmanned vehicles, robotic telepresence, 3D printing, and more. Although the new team will be part of Samsung's mobile division under the supervision of mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun, it will operate independently of Samsung and will have no direct links to the company's structure and divisions.
"To make the Internet of Things happen, it takes more than one company. Want Google’s modular Android phone? Find a food truck in Puerto Rico. Google's modular Project Ara smartphone still isn't a thing you can buy, but over the last year or so it has moved from idea on paper to dummy prototype to actual working prototype. Today, at its Project Ara Module Developers Conference in Mountain View, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group shared some more information on Ara and when we might expect to see phones in the wild.
Google's first test market for the first Ara phone will apparently be Puerto Rico, a US territory chosen because of its "diverse mobile user base," the fact that many of those users' cell phones are their primary means of Internet access, and because its free trade zones would make it easier to get modules. Gizmodo reports that the version of Ara that launches in Puerto Rico will include LTE and "at least a day" of battery life, and that between 20 and 30 Ara modules should be available by then. Google On the right is a "standard" sized Ara phone that can fit a 3x6 grid of blocks. Microsoft's HoloLens headset is a holographic display for Windows 10. World Internet Users Statistics and 2014 World Population Stats. WorldWideWebSize.com | The size of the World Wide Web (The Internet) How Big is the Internet? Over 13 years ago, we released a study that revealed search engines were missing the vast majority of content online in a portion of the Internet called the Deep Web.
The study titled, “The Deep Web: Surfacing Hidden Value” revealed that the estimated size of the Deep Web was 400-500 times larger than that of the Surface Web and only .03% or 1 in 3,000 Web pages were actually being indexed by a traditional search engine. A lot has changed in the way the Web works in the last 13 years, so much in fact, that it has become near impossible to replicate the 2001 study because of the sheer size of the Web. In today’s blog post, we are going to take a look at why it’s now become impossible to accurately answer the question: ‘How big is the Internet?’ The Infinite Web We often receive outreaches from customers, media, and simply interested individuals requesting information on how big the Deep Web and Internet are. Causes of Infinity User-created contentPersonalization of the Internet. Adayoftheinternet_info.png (PNG Image, 840 × 3700 pixels) - Scaled (27%)
Do You Know How Big the Internet Really Is? [Infographic] The Internet has become an essential part of a business professional’s life. Whether they access it from their desktop, tablet, smartphone or even smartwatch, the Internet never seems to be out of reach. But do you know how big the Internet really is? As of 2014 Google has indexed 200 Terabytes (TB) of data. To put that into perspective 1 TB is equivalent to 1024 Gigabytes (GB). Without fail the Internet continues to expand every day. 21inShare7. 25 things you might not know about the web on its 25th birthday | Tech. 1 The importance of "permissionless innovation" The thing that is most extraordinary about the internet is the way it enables permissionless innovation. This stems from two epoch-making design decisions made by its creators in the early 1970s: that there would be no central ownership or control; and that the network would not be optimised for any particular application: all it would do is take in data-packets from an application at one end, and do its best to deliver those packets to their destination.
It was entirely agnostic about the contents of those packets. If you had an idea for an application that could be realised using data-packets (and were smart enough to write the necessary software) then the network would do it for you with no questions asked. This had the effect of dramatically lowering the bar for innovation, and it resulted in an explosion of creativity. What the designers of the internet created, in effect, was a global machine for springing surprises. Untitled. WorldWideWebSize.com | The size of the World Wide Web (The Internet) • Mobile Internet - Statistics & Facts. As of 2013, worldwide mobile phone internet user penetration was 73.4 percent. In 2017, figures suggest that more than 90 percent of internet users will access online content through their phones. Mobile internet usage has worked its way into the daily life of smartphone and tablet users, enabling consumers to access information and share their lives on the go. Mobile social networks and apps are increasingly popular during everyday activities and social events.
This constant connectedness to social networks is perpetuated by the fear of missing out. According to recent studies, 56 percent of U.S. social networkers suffer from FOMO. Mobile devices and internet also influence the way consumers interact with media and has many further implications for TV ratings, advertising, mobile commerce and more. Second-screen usage refers to the usage of a second screen, generally a smartphone or tablet device, while also watching television. This text provides general information. Show more. Internet Access – Households and Individuals 2014. How the internet of things can encourage business collaboration | Media Network. The Internet of Things (IoT) holds great promise for effortlessly enabling complex enterprise scenarios. For the uninitiated, the IoT is the idea that inexpensive sensors and ubiquitous internet connectivity will allow the products and appliances we interact with on a daily basis to become smart.
The number of possible scenarios in enterprise to which this can be advantageous is huge. There’s only one catch. In order for this to work there needs to be seamless integration between many distinct and separate systems; hardware, software, and middleware. Enterprise solutions will need to evolve to a level of unprecedented partnerships to survive. Those that do will be central in the evolution of execution in enterprise, while those that continue to operate in a bubble will falter. Escaping a world of point solutions The enterprise has long laboured under the regime of point solutions. In the past if you had an accounting problem, you purchased an accounting package.
A growing trend. Internet of things: Connect your TV, home, even your body, to the internet. But beware hackers | Technology. You may have noticed that there’s a lot of talk about the “internet of things” – things that aren’t computers but with connectivity, such as appliances and sensors. Think of an internet-connected lightbulb, thermostat, door lock, washing machine or oven you can control from inside or outside your house. Think of a bridge that can communicate when its concrete structure is starting to show signs of ageing in places that can’t be reached by normal inspection.
Think of a car that communicates with other cars about traffic and road conditions. It’s a thrilling concept if you believe in the power of the internet to transform our lives, and connectivity and intelligent (or at least constantly monitoring) systems to improve our wellbeing. That’s the sort of promise that the internet of things holds, which is why lots of companies are putting serious money into it. However, while I like the possibilities, I worry just a bit about the implementation.
Internet of things | Technology. What is Internet of Things (IoT)? - Definition from WhatIs.com. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an environment in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet. The concept may also be referred to as the Internet of Everything.
In this Insider guide, InfoSec pros will learn about the risks related to the IoT and what they can do to mitigate them. A thing, in the Internet of Things, can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low -- or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and provided with the ability to transfer data over a network.
IPv6’s huge increase in address space is an important factor in the development of the Internet of Things. Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015. Share Smart Machines Deep analytics applied to an understanding of context provide the preconditions for a world of smart machines. This foundation combines with advanced algorithms that allow systems to understand their environment, learn for themselves, and act autonomously. Prototype autonomous vehicles, advanced robots, virtual personal assistants and smart advisors already exist and will evolve rapidly, ushering in a new age of machine helpers. The smart machine era will be the most disruptive in the history of IT. Gartner, Inc. recently released its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015. "We have identified the top 10 technology trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes," said David Cearley, vice president & Gartner Fellow.
Here are the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015. Related Topics : Vulnerabilities and Patches, Resellers, Broadcom, Broadband Services, Supercomputing. Technology Trends Blog | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2020 | 2050 | Singularity Blog. Tech Trends 2015.