Newsletter: Microsoft Is Set To Cut Off ‘Thousands’ Of Jobs & A Gadget To Enhance Your VR Experience

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.” ~ Don DeLillo

MICROSOFT COULD LAY OFF ‘THOUSANDS’ AS IT FOCUSES MORE ON CLOUD SERVICES

THE STORY

Worldwide layoffs are reportedly about to hit Microsoft as it aims to focus more on marketing and selling its cloud software.

WILL IT HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON MICROSOFT?

This doesn’t seem like it will have a drastic effect on how Microsoft operates on a day to day basis. Since the appointment of Nadella, the former head of Microsoft’s cloud division, the organization has put an ever increasing number of assets toward working out its Azure distributed computing stage and pitching programming memberships to organizations. This is all piece of a steady shift far from one-time software licenses for items like Windows and Office.

MICROSOFT V/S GOOGLE

Microsoft is still playing to speed up against Amazon, with the huge success of its AWS business, and now attempting to fight off rivalry from Google and its developing cloud division.

WHERE WILL THE PRIME FOCUS BE?

Microsoft says it will now concentrate on two particular areas: huge enterprise clients, and after that small to medium-sized organizations. It’s not precisely clear what changes are in the pipeline, yet an email from Judson Althoff, Microsoft’s official VP of overall business, says deals rearrangement is intended to “align the right resources for the right customer at the right time.”


AN ALL NEW GADGET TO ENHANCE YOUR VR EXPERIENCE

THE STORY

The ThermoReal created by TEGway can make you feel heat, cold, or even pain in virtual reality.

IS IT FOR REAL?

The ThermoReal, developed by TEGway (a Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), is a thermo-electric gadget that can go from about 4 to 40°C (39.2 to 104°F). The gadget can even deliver warmth and cold on various regions in the meantime and even reproduces an effect of what a pinch actually feels like.

HOW WILL IT WORK IN REAL TIME?

The Company has taken use of flexible Thermoelectric mechanism capable of turning body temperature into electric energy. Supposedly, if you’re meandering through a fire in a VR diversion, you’ll feel heat form in your grasp. Or, on the other hand if you hop into a freezing lake, that vibe of coldness will begin to spread over your palms likewise.

IS VR GOING WAY TOO FAR?

Virtual Reality has been with us for sometime now. The concept of virtual reality has emerged from real life experiences and have stretched way beyond the realms of our imagination. And it’s not just gamers who are benefiting from the immersive possibilities it offers. Over time, it will transform every aspect of life. But out of various aspects including heat, cold, or emotions we are not willing to experience pain at least. Maybe existing VR manufacturers should keep this in mind while developing future gaming marvels for us.

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Rimzhim Sharma

Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at Systweak Software. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods.

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