Microsoft wants to make more money! No much money will be making with Windows 10, though, because it will be a free upgrade from Windows 7, 8, 8.1, RT and Windows Phone, but those who bought a license for these versions will need to pay 199 dollars for a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro, and 119 dollars for Windows 10 Home. In parallel, Microsoft has been working on other project called HoloLens.
The new operating system will be launched on July 29 and the users who purchased in the past a license for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will upgrade for free, and they are advised to turn on automatic updates, to prepare their devices to receive Windows 10. The Start Menu, which was removed in Windows 8 will return and the OS will have additional features: Task View, Snap Assist, a new browser called Edge, Cortana – the personal assistant will take voice and written commands, and the users who will want to download applications, they will find them in the Windows Store. And the gamers will no longer have to plug in their Xbox One consoles into their big TVs, because thanks to the Xbox App, they will be playing games on their computers.
Google didn’t get the expected results with its Google Glasses, maybe because the users weren’t ready to embrace the new technology that allowed them to take photos and record 720p HD videos, and to have access to various information, such as weather conditions, missed calls etc, by swiping through timeline-like interface shown on the screen of the glasses. Google wasn’t discouraged and even if they stopped producing the first product, they will bring a new prototype, more advanced.
However, Microsoft wants to revolutionize this technology and the way the users will interact with their devices, and will release HoloLens, which will mix reality with holograms. The users will no longer need keyboards, mice, tablets or PC screens to view the photos or videos they captured with their HoloGlasses.
The HoloLens will have a much better design than the Google Glass, which was flimsy and odd. Microsoft’s glasses will be more ergonomic and comfortable, but sturdy. The glasses won’t introduce the users into virtual reality, because they will be capable of offering more than that: the surroundings will be turned into a smarter place by projecting things in real time and space.
The Google Glasses had some problems with the voice recognition, but HoloLens will support Cortana, which will take voice commands without any problems.
Also, the gamers will be able to turn their house into a virtual gaming zone by creating a holographic three-screen.