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Focals by North (1.0)

After the relative failures of Google Glass, Microsoft HoloLens (and HoloLens 2.0), and Magic Leap One, it seems like the world just isn’t ready for augmented reality (AR) headsets, but North wants to change that. Focals by North are AR glasses that look like everyday eyewear and carry a price far lower than their four-digit, […]

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Microsoft reorg shakes up Windows group, Windows leader Terry Myerson departs

Enlarge/ Terry Myerson Microsoft Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a company reorganization today, with major changes coming to the Windows and Devices Group (WDG), the organizational unit housing Windows development, Surface, and HoloLens. The WDG is no more. The group is being split up. A new unit, “Experiences & Devices” will be led by Executive […]

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Bring your own Linux to Windows with new open source tool

Enlarge Microsoft After starting with Ubuntu, Microsoft has added a number of Linux distributions to its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Linux runtime environment. A Windows machine can simultaneously offer an Ubuntu, SUSE, Debian, and Kali “personality,” providing users with a choice of the different distributions’ preferences and package management. But if your distribution isn’t […]