Video: Hands on with Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17107

Welcome to my latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 build video, and in this video I take a look at the changes in build 17107. As Microsoft are getting to the end of Redstone 4 development there are only a few minor changes. In the video I talk about the changes…

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17107

Microsoft have released a new Windows 10 Redstone 4 build for Windows Insiders. The new build is for Fast Ring (not skip ahead) and really just contain a couple of fixes. The main change is to Windows Update, it now keeps the PC running and prevents it from sleeping if…

Cybersecurity is All About Beating Bad Habits

Some bad business and employee habits are innocuous. Others are the gateway to thousands or millions of dollars in losses for a company. Unfortunately, bad cybersecurity habits fall more frequently into the latter category. A 2017 Ponemon Institute study revealed that the average cost of a significant data breach is…

Brian Eno and Microsoft create an HoloLens music experience

Microsoft’s HoloLens has many interesting application and the latest is from legendary music producer Brian Eno. The new project is an augmented reality music experiences using the HoloLens at a space in Amsterdam. It’s an interactive experience where visitors wearing HoloLens can create “blooms” of AR bubbles that create a…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #639 – Lost Reality

This week on the podcast I am back and joined by Jason, Richard and Garry to talk the loss of Channel 4 HD on Freesat, Windows Insider builds, Windows Mixed Reality and my experiences of Microsoft’s HoloLens. Checkout my book: Entertainment Apps on the go with Windows 10. We cover…

Video: A quick look at the Microsoft HoloLens

I have been waiting to get my hands on a HoloLens for some time, and finally I have one to play with. I have been using Windows Mixed Reality since the headset launched last year but while Microsoft calls them mixed reality they are really virtual reality. HoloLens is something…

Microsoft talk about what’s next for Mixed Reality and confirms development of next HoloLens

In a post on Linkedin Microsoft’s Alex Kipman has details some of the key trends for mixed reality in 2018. The first tend Alex talks about is the combination of Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence and how the next version of HoloLens will include a custom chip from Microsoft for…

ASUS announces its new Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Asus has announced its entry into Windows Mixed Reality with the HC102 WMR headset. The headset is very much like the Acer, Lenovo and Dell headsets with a resolution of 1440×1440 in each eye and a field of view 95 degrees (the same the Acer headset). The controllers are the…

Windows Insiders get a new “Mission Control” home in Windows Mixed Reality

When you launch Windows Mixed Reality you get taken to the Cliff House which is your virtual home in mixed reality. It has media room, office area and an outdoor space for you to place your apps and shortcuts. Recently introduced for Windows Insiders using build 17083 or higher and…

Cortana has suddenly got way more useful as IFTTT adds support for Microsoft’s assistant

IFTTT (If this then that) has added support for Cortana so you can now use Cortana to control almost any smart home activity. The service enables you to create trigger phases for Cortana that can then control anything service supported by IFTTT. So you could set up “Hey Cortana, turn…

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