Microsoft to build new augmented reality projectors to bring virtual images into the real world

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Microsoft has revealed plans to develop several augmented reality projectors over the next few years. The technology company has held a long-standing interest in augmented reality and its capabilities for entertainment and is now looking to take the technology to the next level. The projectors the company is developing will produce the most advanced, 3D holographic images that will be able to interact with the environment around them. Microsoft likens the project to similar projections seen in the popular Star Wars franchise, though insists that their projectors will be higher…

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Microsoft changes its tune about its ability to track Wi-Fi devices

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Following an outcry of serious concerns about the privacy of users of laptops , cell phones and other mobile devices that connect with Wi-Fi, Microsoft has halted its publication of the estimated location of those devices on its geolocation service. Microsoft made the choice to alter the service after it received significant criticism of the way its database was being constructed by both “managed driving” Wi-Fi signal recording vehicles that can be accessed by public roads, and Windows Phone 7 devices. This can function through the MAC address of…

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