Nokia gaze tracking business expenses

 

They say you should put your money where your mouth is, and that’s exactly what I did when I saw the Dell XPS 13 at CES 2015. Squeezing a 13.3in screen into what is, for the rest of the industry, a 12in chassis remains a magical achievement. That its major sleight of hand is to reduce the bezels to almost zero, and in doing so create a luxurious edge-to-edge screen, only adds to its desirability.

That’s why I chose it as my work laptop over 18 months ago. Despite a bruising existence of being thrust in a rucksack each day, and the occasional trip to Las Vegas, it’s holding up exceptionally well. Still, I was curious whether Dell’s latest update to its iconic laptop would make me keen to upgrade.

First let’s tackle the number of major changes Dell has made to the design. Which is, a big fat zero. There is now a 2-in-1 model with a lid that rotates through 360 degrees , much like Lenovo’s Yoga laptops, but the basic XPS 13 design remains nigh-on identical.

Nokia gaze tracking business expenses

Microsoft HoloLens , known under development as Project Baraboo , is a pair of mixed reality smartglasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft . HoloLens gained popularity for being one of the first computers running the Windows Mixed Reality platform under the Windows 10 operating system. The HoloLens can trace its lineage to Kinect , an add-on for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console that was introduced in 2010. [2]

The pre-production version of HoloLens, the Development Edition, shipped on the 30th of March 2016, and is targeted to developers in the United States and Canada for a list price of $3000. [3] [4] Samsung and Asus have extended an offer to Microsoft to help produce their own mixed-reality products, in collaboration with Microsoft, based around the concept and hardware on HoloLens. [5] [6] On October 12, 2016, Microsoft announced global expansion of HoloLens and publicized that HoloLens would be available for preorder in Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. [7]

The HoloLens is a head-mounted display unit connected to an adjustable, cushioned inner headband, which can tilt HoloLens up and down, as well as forward and backward. [8] To wear the unit, the user fits the HoloLens on their head, using an adjustment wheel at the back of the headband to secure it around the crown, supporting and distributing the weight of the unit equally for comfort, [9] before tilting the visor towards the front of the eyes. [8]

They say you should put your money where your mouth is, and that’s exactly what I did when I saw the Dell XPS 13 at CES 2015. Squeezing a 13.3in screen into what is, for the rest of the industry, a 12in chassis remains a magical achievement. That its major sleight of hand is to reduce the bezels to almost zero, and in doing so create a luxurious edge-to-edge screen, only adds to its desirability.

That’s why I chose it as my work laptop over 18 months ago. Despite a bruising existence of being thrust in a rucksack each day, and the occasional trip to Las Vegas, it’s holding up exceptionally well. Still, I was curious whether Dell’s latest update to its iconic laptop would make me keen to upgrade.

First let’s tackle the number of major changes Dell has made to the design. Which is, a big fat zero. There is now a 2-in-1 model with a lid that rotates through 360 degrees , much like Lenovo’s Yoga laptops, but the basic XPS 13 design remains nigh-on identical.

Wouldn't it have been amazing to sing backup for Bowie, sit in the front row of a lecture by Einstein, visit the lab with Marie Curie, or gaze into outer space with Buzz Aldrin?

Sadly, the first three are no longer with us, but Buzz is and he's been digitized as a volumetric hologram by VR/AR startup 8i so he's future-proofed for eternity.

8i started in New Zealand and has several staffers, including co-founder and CTO Eugene d'Eon, who worked with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson at Weta Digital. 8i recently opened an L.A. offshoot, in a temporary space on a soundstage at Culver Studios (where Orson Welles's Citizen Kane and the 1960's-era Batman TV show were both filmed) while its new office is being constructed. PCMag met up with CEO Linc Gasking—who sold one of his earlier startups, countingdown.com, to Dreamworks—to get a demo and find out what's on the slate for 2017.