Items tagged with hologram

Microsoft made R2D2’s holographic capabilities seem quaint today when it unveiled the HoloLens, which will work with the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The holographic wearable will let you view Skype chats, stream Netflix and manipulate 3D images, among other things. What sets the HoloLens apart from VR headsets is that it doesn’t require cables, phones, or even another computer. The HoloLens has a built-in processor and GPU, as well as a third processor that Microsoft calls a holographic processing unit. Because it has all this hardware inside, the HoloLens is capable of operating without... Read more...
Tesla CEO Elon Musk (who we could safely call a futurist at this, can’t we?) has more on his mind that just cars and 4,000 MPH Hyperloop transportation systems. He also tweeted his intention of developing a hand-manipulated hologram design engine and promised to post a video of designing a rocket part with only hand gestures and printing the part in titanium. I can’t believe I just typed that sentence. The video is up, and here it is: Musk showed a wireframe of the rocket part, and he was able to rotate the 3D object on a screen with one hand, and with a second hand, he zoomed in and... Read more...
In the technology arena there are leaders and visionaries.  Many people have described men like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as visionaries and market-changing leaders.  Then there's another class of people in technology - the inventors.  These folks are visionaries, leaders and in most cases, genetically wired geniuses.  Tesla, Einstein, Edison, (Wozniak, Page and Brin?) these are the names of men that brought about technologies so disruptive and influential that they changed the landscape forever.  It may be a little early to group this man into the same class of inventors... Read more...
HP Labs in Palo Alto, California is currently working on a new type of three-dimensional display technology that is capable of displaying hologram-like images and videos using a modified LCD. The technology could make it possible for phones, laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices to display hologram-like still images with 200 viewpoints and videos with 64 viewpoints and 30 frames per second. The new technology doesn't require any moving parts or glasses. Videos and images that are displayed using this technology hover above the screen and viewers are able to walk around them and experience... Read more...
When the first consumer CD recordable (CD-R) drives began to hit the market, the standard was hailed as a viable backup method for anyone who wanted a secure data repository without paying for a tape drive, risking sensitive information to the vagaries of fortune (aka, floppies), or paying top dollar for a second HDD. In the years between, optical media has utterly failed to keep pace with traditional HDDs or solid-state devices. Blu-ray recordables top out at 25GB, or ~40x more storage than CD-R's, while hard drives have jumped from 3-6GB all the way past the 1TB range. GE thinks it has an alternative... Read more...