Volvo has found a way to make the process of selling the car more modern. The Swedish automaker plans to use HoloLens holographic computer, which can dramatically change the experience of the first acquaintance of the car and the driver. To implement his plan, Volvo enlisted the support of Microsoft, who created the device.
“Imagine how the use of mixed reality, will allow to choose exactly the vehicle you want: to choose the color, rims and better understand all features and capabilities,” says senior Vice-President of Volvo marketing björn Envall. The introduction of new technology will have an impact not only on clients. With her salespeople to become more mobile. With HoloLens you can deploy the likeness of the showroom in the middle of a shopping center or even outside. the partnership between Volvo and Microsoft will not be limited. The companies plan to work together over technology is the unmanned movement. In addition, they will consider the question of how you can use data collected by vehicles and drivers, to improve road safety.
The British company Gigaclear in test mode began to connect subscribers to ultra-fast broadband networks fifth generation (5G).
The download speed of its network in 200 times exceeds the average for the UK. In particular, video download weighing 1.5 GB will last about six seconds.
However, at this stage, to experience new speed while can the small number of subscribers. Among them are representatives of large and medium businesses, as well as the number of households in the English County of Oxfordshire.
Widely available 5G network will be in the new year: the company expects January to start the active subscriber connection.
We will remind, recently the social network Facebook has promised technical know-how in 10 years. The company says about the new “teleportation” device that will allow users to be in any desired location and experience the real sensations in virtual reality. Technical Director Facebook Mike Schrepfer said: “Facebook wants to create a device that will allow you to get where you want, with whomever you wish, regardless of geographical borders”. It is also worth noting that Facebook introduces a number of innovations, which will increasingly show their respect to those or other publications in the social network. In the message it will be possible to Express sympathy, anger or sadness.
Recently the company has officially unveiled its new smartphone Galaxy J3, specifications of which are very worthy.
So, the device is endowed with 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The device operates in a 4-core processor with a clock frequency of 1.2 GHz.
Also note that the makers have equipped the smartphone with 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal memory.
There is a slot for cards micro-SD.
In addition, the gadget has two cameras – a 5 megapixel front camera and 8-megapixel rear camera.
Galaxy J3 running the operating system Android Lollipop 5.1.1.
It is only known that the device will first go on sale in the Chinese market.
On account of Microsoft, since that in the distant 1985, bill gates Windows 1.0, there are nine full versions of a proprietary operating system. Today she turned 30 — that on 20 November, the company demonstrated the first version of the graphical interface.
1. Appeared the GUI
In 1985, Microsoft introduced a graphical interface system for MS-DOS. It was called Windows 1.0 and its concept borrowed from Apple. They did not invent it, but purchased it from Xerox.
2. Using the mouse
Despite the fact that Windows 1.0 had to use the command line, Microsoft has introduced mouse control. This manipulator in those days was a novelty, and to accustom users to a new kind of communication with the computer, Microsoft created the game “Reversi”. PC owners click studied playing.
3. Platform for word and Excel
In 1987, Microsoft full used processor features the Intel 286 Processor. The company has improved the GUI Windows version 2.0 and implemented in the overlay function of the Windows at each other. The system was ready to launch office products word and Excel.
4. The appearance of solitaire
Office workers celebrate may 22, the day in 1990 appeared game “Solitaire”, which also taught users, this time to drag objects with the mouse. This day is also a holiday for Windows 3.0.
5. The “blue screen of death”
“Blue screen of death” aka BSOD (blue screen of death), was first introduced in Windows version 3.1. However on Windows 95 this is a simple message about a fatal system error was a real problem, because unexpected. Sometimes the only way to revive the computer was to reinstall system with formatting of the hard disk.
6. Technology Plug EN Play
The idea of “plug and work” for Microsoft first implemented in Windows 95. No longer have to set the system files autoexec.bat and config.sys download drivers printers, sound cards and other peripherals. In those days the system EN the plough Play was imperfect and often caused blue screen of death, and so she was given the popular name EN Pray plug (“plug and pray”).
7. The “Start”Button
For the first time the “start” button in Windows 95. She began working with computer, she opened access to programs, documents, settings. In 2012, Microsoft decided to get rid of it in the new operating system Windows 8, replacing on the same screen. This caused great outrage, and already in 2015, the start button returned with the advent of Windows 10.
8. Windows XP
Released in October 2001, Windows XP was the most used operating system for Internet access until August 2012. Support beautiful, clear, fast and stable OS Windows XP turned only in 2014.
9. The Metro Interface
In 2012 was born the Windows 8, and with it the “tile” interface metro. He had to bring a mobile device with a touch screen and conventional computers to a single method of control. For the convenience of the PC to the embedded system and the “classic” desktop as a separate program. The start button was removed, replacing it with “active angle”, clicking on which opens the start screen with “tiles”. The metro interface was one of the main reasons that computer users didn’t want to move to a new OS.
10. Latest Windows
The finale of the whole work with Microsoft Windows 10, which, according to the company, marks the transition to a new qualitative level. After all, unlike previous versions, “ten” is a service, not local software. All data and settings are stored somewhere on Microsoft servers, but this adds convenience because you can log in with various gadgets through your account and get the same environment.