Microsoft Employees Demand To Cancel The Contract With US Army; CEO Respond

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Microsoft Workers 4 Good, a group of Microsoft workers, is campaigning for their employer to cancel a $479m HoloLens military contract with US Army.

The group believes that HoloLens is developed for non-harmful means, including helping architects and engineers design buildings and cars, teaching complex surgery, and even to push the boundaries of gaming. Not to help people kill.

CEO of the Microsoft, Satya Nadella, responded to this campaign by saying “We made a principled decision that we’re not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy”. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

This “Eye Resolution” VR Costs $6,000

Finnish company Varjo announced VR-1, a VR device that has more than 60 pixels per degree(over 60 PPD / 3000 PPI), which is equivalent to human-eye resolution.

But although VR-1 has over 20/20 vision resolution and sub-degree accuracy eye-tracker, it has 87 degrees of field of view — human has
114 degrees FOV —
and 90Hz refresh rate at max. Which is not near the human level.

Check out more info about VR-1 here.

Samsung Teases Foldable Phone And AR Gaming Feature

Samsung teased some cool new tech in their new concept video. Which was leaked by Samsung’s Vietnam YouTube channel and deleted.

In official upload, it showcases transparent display(0:06), motion-tracking mirror display(0:11), 5G connected robot(0:20), foldable phone(0:24), ultrasound attachment with no punch hole bezel-less phone(0:30)
, and AR gaming(0:36).

MIT Invented Laser That Can Send Sounds

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Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology invented new technology that can beam sounds to a specific person using a laser. It works by using eye-safe laser which heat the water molecules in the air, creating a local sound.

Currently, the tech can send sounds up to 60 decibels with a distance of roughly 2.5 meters. But the team are working to make measurements longer, 100 to 500 meters.

How to Turn Off Windows 10 Automatic Update

Even though Microsoft started offering users a option to delay automatic updates, it’s only limited to enterprise users and it’s still a “delay”.

But there is a way to “turn off” or “disable” Windows 10 update, no matter which version you’re using.

Here’s how:

First, open Network & Internet settings by right-clicking your Network Icon on the taskbar, or go to Settings – Network & Internet.

Then, click the “Change connection properties”.

Scroll down and turn on the “Metered connection”. This will disable your automatic Windows update and you will have to check update manually if you want update.