Apple’s lacking spark, arms-on with HoloLens, the top of Skymall and different tales you may’ve missed this week

Apple's missing spark, hands-on with HoloLens, the end of Skymall and other stories you might've missed this week

Microsoft dives head-first into augmented actuality, President Obama addresses the State of the Union — and the web– and (say it ain’t so!) Skymall information for chapter. Get caught up on these tales and extra on this newest version of Weekends with Engadget.

When did Apple turn out to be the boring one?

Apple's missing spark, hands-on with HoloLens, the end of Skymall and other stories you might've missed this week

Apple has made some tiny tweaks and a number of other measurement changes to its arsenal of devices these days, however the firm is missing the distinctive concepts it had within the 2000s. Learn why Aaron Souppouris thinks Apple is falling behind among the many likes of Microsoft and Google.

I skilled ‘combined actuality’ with Microsoft’s holographic pc headset, ‘HoloLens’

Apple's missing spark, hands-on with HoloLens, the end of Skymall and other stories you might've missed this week

Microsoft’s “combined actuality” holographic headset continues to be a bit tough across the edges, however its potential is fairly superb. Learn what augmented actuality buffs need to sit up for when this system hits the market in Ben Gilbert’s arms-on.

Microsoft is not saying a lot about what’s inside HoloLens

Apple's missing spark, hands-on with HoloLens, the end of Skymall and other stories you might've missed this week

What’s the HoloLens packing beneath its hood? Microsoft is retaining its specs fairly obscure, however right here Tim Seppala sums up what we have been capable of affirm to date.

Can Microsoft make HoloLens greater than a mirage?

Apple's missing spark, hands-on with HoloLens, the end of Skymall and other stories you might've missed this week

Now that Microsoft has all eyes on Challenge HoloLens, will it have the ability to launch it with out screwing issues up? We revisit an inventory of Microsoft devices that sounded nice on the time, however did not fairly stay as much as the hype.

Obama pledges to ‘shield a free and open web,’ deal with local weather change

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Internet Neutrality made it onto the President’s agenda throughout his State of the Union tackle Tuesday. He pledged to not solely hold broadband web “free and open,” but in addition to make it extra accessible to underserved communities.

How a queer black filmmaker made digital actuality a actuality at Sundance

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Digital actuality is coming to Sundance movie pageant courtesy of filmmaker Shari Frilot. Her New Frontier exhibit will function eleven films that mix artwork and know-how in a format that is already grabbing the eye of massive names like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Franco.

What’s new in Home windows 10 for PCs? So much.

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Positive, we have recognized Microsoft’s new OS was coming since September, however the firm nonetheless managed to shock us with information of common apps, Challenge Spartan and its transfer into augmented actuality. Learn on for the complete breakdown of this week’s Home windows 10 occasion.

This is a better take a look at the newest construct of Home windows 10 (video)

Apple's missing spark, hands-on with HoloLens, the end of Skymall and other stories you might've missed this week

We acquired to take a check run of Home windows 10 in its extra last type on a Dell Venue Professional eleven pill. Watch the video on this story for a peek on the notification middle, the “revamped Photographs and Settings apps,” Cortana’s new desktop voice search and extra.

Crapgadget purveyor Skymall is submitting for chapter

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In utterly unsurprising however unusually disappointing information, Skymall has filed for chapter. The corporate’s CEO blames in-flight WiFi for its demise, which we assume means passengers are not pressured to browse this beloved catalog of ridiculous devices as their solely supply of leisure once they overlook to deliver a magazine.

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