Microsoft has revealed its new Windows 10 software - and a 'holodeck' headset that allows wearers to see 3D images superimposed over their vision. The wireless headset, called HoloLens, can project 3D images into the wearer's field of view - making it appear as if screens, games and even people are in front of them. The firm also said it will give its new Windows 10 software available for free to users on earlier Windows version, and is replacing its Internet Explorer browser with a new browser called Spartan, and has brought back the Start menu. Scroll down for video Microsoft's HoloLens - which the firm says will enable it to show 3D objects in a persons view The headset can project virtual screens and objects onto the wearer's field of view, and Microsoft has already built a version of Minecraft for the system. HOW IT WORKS The HoloLens uses a visor to project 'holographic' images onto the wearer's field of view.It uses sensors to track the wearer's head to … [Read more...] about Welcome to the REAL holodeck: Microsoft reveals groundbreaking HOLOGRAPHIC headset that puts a 3-D images in the real-world
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped Forbes' list of world's most-powerful women for the ninth year running. The publication, which annually compiles a list of influential women leaders from around the world in politics, business and entertainment, hailed Merkel for her steely reserve. The 65-year-old was praised for standing up to US President Donald Trump and for allowing over a million Syrian refugees into Germany. Following Merkel was Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank. Lagarde, who earlier served as MD of the International Monetary Fund, rose to the second spot in the list after standing at number 22 last year on the same list. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, too, found a spot on Forbes' list. She stood at number 34, ranking ahead of Queen Elizabeth II, who is at number 40, and Ivanka Trump, who stood at number 42. Environmentalist Greta Thunberg, who was recently named Time's Person of the Year, stood at the 100th spot on Forbes' list. … [Read more...] about Angela Merkel tops Forbes most-powerful women list, again; FM Nirmala Sitharaman stands at 34th spot
Last week, 40 members of the top management of WNS Holdings descended in Mumbai from its offices across the world. They had to decide on what CEO Keshav Murugesh calls the Bee HAG — the company’s next Big Hairy Audacious Goal. The NYSE-listed, $741 million business process management (BPM) company wants to figure out how to move up to a bigger league. Murugesh travelled down from the north Bengal hill town of Kalimpong where Nasscom, the software and services industry body of which he is the vice-chairman, had been holding a weekend retreat. It was a change of scene — from snow-capped Kanchenjunga to the Mumbai bustle, from thought bubbles to the nitty-gritty of business plans. According to a research report on WNS by JP Morgan in October-end, the company is likely to grow steadily to touch annual revenues of $961 million by March 2021. A Bee HAG would try to go beyond that, aiming at multiples of current revenues. It is important because a linear growth of … [Read more...] about Can WNS transform itself in its bid to multiply its revenues?
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Indra Nooyi has been a trailblazing motivator for thousands of women worldwide. But who does she look up to for inspiration? The former PepsiCo. CEO recently posted a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., and it makes for inspiring reading. “The power of his words was unmatched — he used them to inspire communities and movements, reshaping history,” she wrote. In particular, she focussed on King’s 1967 speech ‘What is your life’s blueprint’: “Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better.” Speaking of the speech’s impact on her, she wrote on LinkedIn, “He reminds us that we can achieve anything we set our minds to, so long as we believe that we are capable and worthy. This speech has a profound impact on me — it is something I return to time and again as a blueprint for my own life. The words are just as true today as … [Read more...] about Strive to be the best version of yourself: Martin Luther King’s 1967 speech left an impact on Indra Nooyi
Advertisement Nostalgia turns cold hearts into poets. A few bars of a song, a wafting scent, a random sentence, and we’re off in our own world, reliving a time gone by.Remember the Walkman? Sony’s portable tape player revolutionized the music industry Tunes On The Go: From The Walkman To The iPod & Beyond [Geek History] Tunes On The Go: From The Walkman To The iPod & Beyond [Geek History] Your children will never know what it’s like to have the batteries on a personal cassette player start to run out, as the music slows by a noticeable couple of BPM and Bruce Dickinson’s vocals... Read More . In the past, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing someone wearing those headphones with the Walkman tucked into their belt buckle. As with anything, technology evolved, people moved on. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.It’s not the only geeky thing to have once been the talk of the town, only to have faded into irrelevance now. Let’s take a moment and … [Read more...] about 7 Technologies That Came and Went in the Last 15 Years