Microsoft cortana and HaloLens

On January 21st there was Two big news events which came out of Microsoft’s “Windows 10 Briefing”. Microsoft’s digital assistant ‘Cortana’ is coming to Windows desktops from Windows phones is the first big news while the second is that Microsoft is bringing holograms to everyday life through its HoloLens device. The HaloLens is said to be released later this year.

Concerning the first big news, Cortana will be available in the next release of Windows 10 in about a week or so; however it is available to those who wants to sign-up for the Windows Insider Program.

Cortana will be available through a notification window on the desktop. Cortana can be addressed by voice by saying “Hey Cortana” and then follow up with the commands and it will show things within Microsoft’s new Spartan browser. A search for weather information in Spartan address bar will cause Cortana to show a direct answer there, for example

Like Google and it’s Google Glass, Microsoft is out with its own headset — the Microsoft HoloLens, which allows people to interact with holograms.

HoloLens will be released in the “Windows 10 timeframe.” This means whenever Windows 10 is released which is most likely sometime later this year according to microsoft. HoloLens is designed to work with any Windows device, also any Windows app developer can write to tap into it. No information concerning the price has been released.

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