Time again to share with you the articles that sparked discussions at our offices. The new year brought excitings news in the world of tech with Windows 10 revelations and Google’s 3D-sensing Project Tango.

Windows 10 Highlights

Microsoft gathered a bunch of reporters together in its headquarters in January to show off the next Windows 10. Highlights we want to share with you are:

  • Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for one year (for those using Windows 7 or 8).
  • Features will be brought to users “when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release”. In other words, Windows will be delivered as a service.
  • As expected, Windows 10 will also run on tablets and phones and apps will be scaled down to work well with smaller displays and touch control.
  • Users will be able to work seamlessly on documents on whichever device you’re on, and notifications will come across all devices (and be cleared on all your devices at once).
  • Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant, is coming to all Windows devices, allowing PC users to benefit from voice control.
  • Spartan is Windows 1O’s new browser.
  • Holograms will be supported, for more read the article below.


Wired’s interview with Microsoft’s chief inventor, Alex Kipman, about Project Baraboo. An exclusive hands-on with Microsoft’s Holographic Goggles.

Google’s 3D-sensing Project is no longer an experiment

Google’s smartphone concept will be further developed and we are looking forward to see what the device can mean to the events industry. With the devices’s sensors pulling in over a quarter of a million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, data can be combined into a single 3D model of the space around you. This could help planners and suppliers during the project planning and provide gamification and personalised guidance for delegates during the event.

More food for thought