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so there was a Windows 10 consumer Event announcement that happened today.

I like how it's going to be free.

There's a lot other features that they showed off including Cortana (voice recognition software) and the browser it's going to be integrated with; Spartan. (source). Despite Halo being their IP, using iconic names from the game to mask the rehash of IE is a bit too contrived.


What really got me excited thought, is the HoloLense. Although it's concept isn't entirely new, having interactable holographic graphics opens a lot of possibilities that's not restricted to design/gaming... Already they're working with JPL to allow them to use Hololens to interact with the Curiosity rover (source). The gesture recognition seem fluid, though i think myo could probably input more complicated gestures. I think DX12 features may also tie in with the holographic features of such devices.

tl:dr, pornography just got better.


Since I will be building a new pc this year the hololens gave me pause; at this stage I'm not really sure how computer specs will affect the actual graphics/resolution of the device like oculus rift does, but then I'm gunning for more of a 4k gaming rig and not a VR set. Still, visiting mars via VR (should curiosity's data become public) is something I'm willing to throw money at.


Clownshoes
Seems like this is augmented reality, not virtual reality. So you can superimpose the porn on your wall or on your coffee table or something. Still pretty exciting how fast this is all happening.

Spartan seems like a good compromise. Start up a garbage version of the app if the page requests it; opposed to having heaps of old versions of your rendering engines ready to go keeping the software nice and bloated. Liking the trend of free operating systems too.
Fork
You put this thing on, and it literally transports you to mars.


Nope.

Apart from that, the hologram stuff looks awesome.
cailo-
They have been pushing 'virtual reality' systems since the 80s when all they are is just a big heavy impractical expensive head set. Yea some of the stuff in the video looked pretty good but would people actually use it?
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Microsoft is offering an olive branch to software pirates with Windows 10, extending its free upgrade promotion to any computer that qualifies — regardless of whether the user is running a genuine copy of Windows, reports Reuters.

"We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10," said Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems division, in an interview with Reuters. A Microsoft representative confirmed the announcement in a statement to The Verge, saying, "We believe customers over time will realize the value of properly licensing Windows and we will make it easy for them to move to legitimate copies."

Source: http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/18/825237 … de-pirates

Sounds bloody good to me!
Spoon
Well the thing with windows 10 is they're taking a massive gamble by offering a free upgrade to anyone for the first year and after that they're betting that people will buy the [presumably] subscription to it. If they're making $0 from pirates anyway, they literally have nothing to lose from offering this to them and they have everything to gain.
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