Microsoft is planning to refresh the Windows 10 user interface using a new design language. An update that's referred to internally as Project Neon. Little is known about exactly what Project Neon will change, but the screenshot you see above, shared on Twitter by Tom Hounsell, is the best hint yet at how Windows 10 is going to change its look in the near future. Windows 10 is meant to be the last version of Windows, but that doesn't mean it's going to remain a static operating system. Microsoft intends to keep tweaking it as and when necessary, and with the number of devices running Windows expanding, Microsoft clearly thinks it's necessary. That's where Project Neon comes in. It's meant to refresh the Windows user interface to allow it to exist on new types of device. For example, Microsoft's own HoloLens devices, other augmented reality and possibly virtual reality platforms, smartphones and tablets, and of course Xbox One. At the same time, Neon must continue to cater to desktop … [Read more...] about Microsoft Teases Project Neon Windows 10 UI Refresh
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Advertisement Your phone runs Android, your tablet runs Android… your refrigerator runs Android?The Linux-based, open source operating system that is Android has made itself a household name by competing against the iPhone and gaining a large chunk of the global mobile market. But Android’s open nature has led to another phenomenon: weird devices powered by it.We’ve previously covered 10 things you didn’t know were powered by Linux Linux Is Everywhere: 10 Things You Didn't Know Were Penguin-Powered Linux Is Everywhere: 10 Things You Didn't Know Were Penguin-Powered If you think the world rests on Windows, think again. Linux plays a crucial role in keeping our world going. Read More , but now it’s time for Android’s turn. Other than phones and tablets, what exactly does this mobile OS power?Home Security SystemOkay, so the entire Xfinity Home Security system isn’t powered by Android, but it is controlled by a Comcast-branded Android … [Read more...] about Not Just For Phones And Tablets: What Other Devices Run Android?
NEW YORK—Although Microsoft has released a number of new Windows builds to members of its insider program since the August release of the Anniversary Update, so far these haven't contained much by way of substantial new features. The contents of the next major update to Windows 10 have remained largely unknown.Further ReadingLiveblog: Microsoft’s October Windows—and maybe even hardware—event That changed today. At its NYC event, Microsoft revealed some—though the company stresses, not all—of what we should expect to see when the update is released next year. And as with the Anniversary Update, the "Creator's Update" will focus on various key areas such as productivity and gaming. 3D features "3D" is a big deal in the Creator's Update, and Microsoft demonstrated the operating system's capability to quickly scan, modify, and print objects with 3D printers. The stated goal was to make "3D creation" as simple as the process is for taking a 2D … [Read more...] about Windows 10 “Creator’s Update” will be coming for free this spring
Facebook is launching its own TV streaming service this fall and has reportedly approached Netflix, Disney, Hulu, HBO and other media companies for a new TV chat device for making video calls from TVs. According to a report in The Information late Wednesday, the Facebook TV chat device will use the same technology currently available in the company’s video-calling ‘Portal’ devices.The social networking giant is set to launch an updated version of its video chat device ‘Portal’ later this year.Andrew Bosworth, Vice President of Facebook’s Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) has confirmed that the company has a lot more to unveil acelater this fall” related to Portal.According to Bosworth, Facebook would also reveal some “new form factorsa that Portal would be shipped with.“The new device, code-named Catalina, will also come with physical remote and streaming video services similar to other … [Read more...] about Facebook dials Netflix, Disney to support TV chat device: Report
“Benidorm for £37” trumpeted the Thomson holiday brochure in the 1970s, and the price included “a choice of menu” in the restaurant and even dancing twice a week. But the era of glossy brochures selling holiday dreams is almost over: leading package holiday brands Thomson and First Choice are to ditch their traditional brochures by 2020, as customers demand increasingly sophisticated interactive digital experiences to help them choose and book their breaks. Millions of brochures will be phased out over the next four years. The racks of paper will be replaced with digital screens and new technology in the group’s 600 UK travel agencies. The first brochure was launched in 1953 for Skytours, which later became part of Thomson and still exists as a sub-brand. Announcing the move, the group’s managing director, Nick Longman, said it would undergo its planned UK rebrand – the Thomson brand is set to disappear and be replaced by the name Tui … [Read more...] about Thomson and First Choice owner to scrap holiday brochures