Welcome to this week’s 920 Tech Weekly Roundup! Let’s see what’s been in the news this week..
Microsoft Research has revealed a prototype that they claim enables an improved AR experience. The new technology will be able to fit onto regular glasses and will produce images and holograms for the wearer. The technology will use a relatively wide view of 80 degrees and the projected images will be in view across the whole display – however currently only out of one lens. The prototype is still in the development stage and quite far from commercial production. Nevertheless still an exciting development for Microsoft and other tech companies.
Meet Stan, your newest valet driver – who is actually a robot. Stanley Robotics have spent the last two years developing the valet robot who will park your car for you so you don’t have to waste time looking for a park. All you do is drop your car at a specific terminal near the car park entrance, take your bags and keys and lock your car. You can then confirm your booking at the terminal once you are ready. ‘Stan’ will then come and collect your vehicle and take it to the secure car park. ‘Stan’ will be based at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. Your booking will be connected to your flight details so your car will be ready and waiting for you as soon as you return.
Google has revealed that it uses data from billions of credit-card transactions to show that online ads do in fact prompt people to make purchases. This allows Google to look at individual digital ad campaigns and see how many sales it has generated. However no matter how great the results are for Google’s advertising research, it once again has touched on information that is considered too intimate and sensitive. Google has stated however that they took measures in order to protect user privacy, even still they are not asking people permission to track their transactions.
Have a lovely weekend!
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