QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Any science or technology which is sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
MICROSOFT JOINS HANDS WITH SAMSUNG ON MIXED REALITY
Microsoft sets eyes on dominating mixed reality market, strikes partnership with Samsung.
WAIT, MICROSOFT AND SAMSUNG WORKING TOGETHER?
Microsoft has dominated the desktop computer world as it allows various manufacturers to make Windows computer. With the same strategy, they have envisioned to rule the market of mixed reality with HoloLens headset tech, a device which can handle both augmented reality and virtual reality at least on paper.
To make this happen, Microsoft has allowed other manufacturers to use the technology and build the headset. With Dell, Acer, Lenovo, and HP, Samsung has also joined the league. Samsung with Microsoft is trying to shape this new unformed world of technology.
WHAT WOULD BE THE STRATEGY?
Both Microsoft and Samsung are giants in their own league. While Microsoft still continues to be extremely popular, Samsung currently rules the consumer electronics market with an iron fist. While the competitors are trying their best to make the best AR or VR headset, Microsoft and Samsung have joined hands to outsmart all by combining both AR and VR technology.
Alanna Cotton, Vice President and General Manager of Samsung Electronics America said, “ the aim was to create a high-performing headset that’s easy to set up and can transport people to the incredible world of virtual reality. We’re excited to partner with Microsoft to shape the future of virtual reality.”
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT IT?
The Setup with your computer is automatic following the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, set to release on 17th October 2017. Microsoft have already shown their gaming prowess as they unveiled a Halo VR demo called Halo Recruit. This means we could hear more about their new developments on Mixed Reality once their VR market expands. Nevertheless, with Sony making new leaps and a newly invigorated Nintendo, Microsoft’s partnership with Samsung might be able to bring new changes in the equation.
GOOGLE ASSISTANT GETS MALE VOICE OPTION
Google Assistant’s voice will now not only have sweet female voice option but also it can now respond in husky male voice.
WHY DO WE NEED MALE VOICE?
With the latest update, Google Assistant will now give you an option to change the Voice of the assistant, be it iOS, Google Home Speaker or Pixel. Earlier, the Google Assistant’s default voice was a female which is perceived as helpful wherein Male Voice seems to be authoritative. However, not everybody wants to a female assistant. So, with the update, Google added an ambivalent named “Voice II” option under the Assistant Voice settings menu in the Google Assistant preferences.
WHAT DOES GOOGLE SAY?
Google is breaking the tradition and has now given you an option to change the voice in which the assistant will respond. The announcement of this feature might be discussed in the big event of Pixel launch in a few hours. So let’s keep our fingers crossed and watch out for more!