by Alan Boyle, GeekWire
Microsoft says it’s moving ahead from just talking about quantum computing to building an actual quantum computer, based on the physics that won a Nobel Prize this year. Continue reading Microsoft researchers lay down a big bet on topological quantum computers
by Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics
The headsets will allow drivers to see as if their tanks were made of glass.
In the latest example of consumer technology adapted for military applications, Microsoft’s Hololens is being put to work to allow tank crews to “see” through the walls of their vehicles. The result will be greater situational awareness for tank crews, allowing them to fight more effectively.
Tanks and armored vehicles traditionally have poor situational awareness, for obvious reasons. Crews are trapped inside a moving fortress of steel, aluminum, and ceramic composite often several inches thick, with a limited view of the outside world. Vision slits and periscopes allow some view of the outside, but to really get a good look around, crews need to a hatch and expose themselves to enemy tank fire, snipers, and artillery. Continue reading Ukraine Is Using Microsoft’s Hololens to ‘See’ Through Its Tanks