Microsoft to Detail Its Windows 10 VR Headset Plans in December

Microsoft to Detail Its Windows 10 VR Headset Plans in December

US tech giant Microsoft is planning to hold two WinHEC events in December that will reveal its virtual reality (VR) headset plans for Windows 10.

The Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) is a series of technical conferences and workshops, where Microsoft elaborates on its hardware plans for Windows devices. The first event will be held between December 8 and December 9, while the second event will be held between December 14 and December 15.

Microsoft at its Surface event last week announced it had partnered with HP, Lenovo, Dell, Acer, and Asus to produce VR headsets for Windows 10 PCs, are are especially optimised for mixed reality experiences, using the Windows Holographic shell and experience.

Both the events are designed for hardware manufacturers to better understand the software plans for Windows Holographic, a mixed reality platform built around the API of Windows 10. Speaking with Polygon, Microsoft’s HoloLens chief Alex Kipman said more details about the VR headsets would be provided at the WinHEC events in December.Kipman said the first wave of VR headsets will be opaque, so users will not be able to see through them directly without the aid of cameras. He also revealed that the headsets will feature a wide field of view, will be tethered to the computer via a long wire, allow six degrees of freedom, and support inside-out tracking.

The initial devices will start shipping after the Windows 10 Creators Update is made available to download in March 2017 and will function like VR headsets that connect to a PC, and will support six degrees of freedom and inside-out tracking.

(Also see: Windows 10 Creators Update Coming Early 2017; Free for All Users)

Written with inputs from IANS

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Lenovo Plans to Manufacture Laptops in India

Lenovo Plans to Manufacture Laptops in India

Chinese electronics goods maker Lenovo Monday said it considers India as a potential centre for manufacturing laptops.

“At Pondicherry plant, where we are already manufacturing desktops, has the capacity and flexibility to manufacture laptops (notebooks). The company will have to take a call when to do it,” Dinesh Nair, director, consumer business,Lenovo India said.

He said that Lenovo, which already started manufacturing at its Chennai plant, is committed to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, which is evident from the visit of the company’s CEO and Chairman Yang Yuanqing in 2015 for a meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

(Also see:  Lenovo Unveils New Range of Consumer-Facing Laptops in India)

Lenovo, which is already the third largest vendor of PCs in India in terms of market share, has redesigned its entire range of portfolio targeting the youth and the business segments and keeping the price at competitive levels, he told reporters in Kolkata on Monday.

Nair said that manufacturing laptops in India would give more flexibility as at least two months were needed to ship products from China.

Currently, the entire range of laptops are being shipped from China, he said.

In terms of revenue contribution, the laptops segment was contributing to 85 percent to 88 percent of overall PC sales, the rest being desktops, Nair said.

On market growth of PCs, he said that it remained flat in the last quarter.

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BSE plans to hire banks for $150 million IPO

Deutsche Bank, Motilal Oswal and SBI Capital Markets will also be hired as bookrunners. Photo: Mint

Deutsche Bank, Motilal Oswal and SBI Capital Markets will also be hired as bookrunners. Photo: Mint

Mumbai: BSE Ltd, India’s second-biggest exchange, plans to hire Axis, Edelweiss, Jefferies and Nomura as joint global coordinators for a $150 million initial public offering in India, IFR reported, citing two sources close to the transaction.

Deutsche Bank, Motilal Oswal and SBI Capital Markets will also be hired as bookrunners, reported IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication.

BSE will file a draft prospectus for the IPO by next month and plans to launch the offering before 31 March 2017, IFR added. Reuters


Pakistan Cricket Board Urges Misbah-ul-Haq to Delay His Retirement Plans

Misbah-ul-Haq in recent media interactions indicated that he will take a decision on his retirement after the Test series with England in the UAE.


Karachi: Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been asked by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to continue in his role for next year’s tour to England and put off any retirement plans. (Misbah-ul-Haq Reveals Plans to Retire After Possible India Series)

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media in Lahore that Misbah would inform the Board about his retirement plans after the Test series against England ends next month.

“We have told him to delay his retirement for a year if he is thinking on those lines,” Khan said.

“We feel his presence as captain and senior player will be invaluable to the team for the Test tours to England and Australia next year,” he added.

Misbah, 41, has said in recent media interactions that he will take a decision on his retirement after the Test series with England in the UAE.

Misbah, who has become Pakistan’s most successful Test captain after leading Pakistan to victory over England in the second match in Dubai last week, has said he remains undecided about his future.

The middle-order batsman has been the Test captain since late 2010 but has not got the opportunity to lead the team in the longest format in England, Australia or India.

Pakistan will tour England next summer for a four-match series after 2010 while it last played Tests in Australia also in early 2010.

The PCB chief also made it clear that he had not as yet approved the final squad for the one-day series against England. (‘Big Concerns’ Over Playing in India, Says Misbah-ul-Haq)

“I have had a discussion with the selectors on the ODI squad but nothing is final as yet. It is the job of the selectors and team management to see which is the best possible combination for the matches against England,” he stated.


4G Smartphones at Rs 4,000: 10 data about Reliance Jio’s huge Telecom Plans

The 4G phones will be sold by multi-brand outlets as well as Reliance Retail outletsReliance Jio, a subsidiary of oil-to-retail conglomerate Reliance Industries, is planning a confined launch of its virtual services in December. Reliance Industries will launch its 4G LTE smartphones under the brandLYF earlier than Jio services are rolled out. complete business launch, but, is likely to happen in 2016-17. Reliance Industries, which has thus far invested round Rs wi-fi,000 crore in rolling out India’s biggest 4G broadband network, is predicted to become a “disruptor” inside the surprisingly competitive homemarketplace.

here are 10 matters to understand approximately RIL’s telecom foray:

1) Reliance Industries, controlled by using India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, is probable to launch the LYF variety of telephones around Diwali.

2) A huge range of smartphones – from top rate to less costlymight be made to be had under the LYFemblem.

three) Reliance Industries stated it turned into in talks with wi-five producers to make the phones at as low as Rs 4,000. those phones will wiwireless be made in India.

four) in step with Reliance Industries, LYF variety of smartphones could have capabilities like voice over LTE, voice over c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a, HD voice and HD pleasant video calling.

5wireless) LYF handsets are in all likelihood to have twin-SIM functionality.

6) The 4G telephones can be offered by multi-brand stores as well as Reliance shops across the united states, Reliance Industries said.

7) in keeping with Motilal Oswal, LYF phones might be completely developed for RIL and in case thesales are decrease than predicted, then the stock impact will ought to be borne via the employer.

8) LYF will tap into speedy growing Indian telephone marketplace, projected to reach sixteen crore unitsby 2016-17.

9) coinswealthy Reliance’s access into the crowded telecom zone poses a potential hazard for set upplayers such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone’s neighborhood unit. consistent with Motilal Oswal, Reliance Jio will “disrupt” data as well as voice marketplace given its non-legacy infrastructure and 0 dependence on voice revenue.

10) Reliance Jio is making plans to proportion spectrum in the 800 MHz band with Reliance Communications across seven circles. RCom is managed by using Anil Ambani, the more youthful brother of Mukesh Ambani.

Reliance Jio’s plans were showcased on Friday, while Reliance Industries stated its Q2 numbers. Reliance Industries shares jumped over 5wireless in step with cent on Monday following the oil-to-retail conglomerate’s stellar show within the September zone. Reliance Industries on Friday had suggested arecord internet wi-fit of Rs 6,720 crore.

On-line retailer Says Plans to raise up to Rs. 100 Crores

Online Retailer Says Plans to Raise Up to Rs. 100 Crores

on line splendor store Wednesday stated it plans to raise Rs. 60-100 crore for advertising andmake-upputting in place warehouses even as it makes a speciality of establishing extra stores to deepen its footprint.

“We plan to raise any other Rs. 60 to Rs. a hundred crore from personal assets…majority of fundingmight be into marketing to construct the brand, warehouses and also on generation to permit greaterrange of buyers to shop concurrently at the portal,” Founder and CEO Falguni Nayar informednewshounds Chandigarh.

The organisation had raised $9.5 million (roughly Rs. 63 crores) from personal fairness company TVS Capital closing year.

To make bigger its offline presence, the former funding banker stated the business enterprise plans to open 30 shops in 30 towns by means of 2020.

we shall quickly open three extra shops in Mumbai and one in Bengaluru,” she said, including thatcurrently the corporation has one outlet in Delhi.

She similarly stated the company has three warehouses in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. “we’ve got plans to open every other warehouse at Kolkata,” Nayar said.

Noting that Indian customers have embraced online shopping, she stated there are about eighty fiveninety million on-line consumers at present, out of which approximately 40 million are women.

“There are five million individuals who go to the organisation‘s portal each month even as there areapproximately 1.five million customers who’ve signed make-up with,” she stated. has over four hundred manufacturers and 40,000 merchandise overlayingb6fd8d88d79ed1018df623d0b49e84e7, skin care, hair care, fragrances, non-public care and comfortmerchandise that are added throughout 900 towns in India.

some of the important thing splendor manufacturers available on encompass L’Oreal, Maybelline, Lakme, wooded area necessities, Kama, Kiehls , Lancome, l. a. Roche Posay, Inglot, make-upmakeup Revolution, Vichy and Avene.

“The company shall endeavour to convey inside the nice of splendor merchandise from across the globe, inclusive of Korea and Israel, to the Indian customers,” she stated.

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China Plans Supercomputer Capable of More Than a Billion Billion Calculations per Second

China Plans Supercomputer Capable of More Than a Billion Billion Calculations per Second

China is planning a supercomputer 1,000 times more powerful than its groundbreaking Tianhe-1A within two years as it faces rising demand for next-generation computing.

The National Supercomputer Centre in Tianjin will release a prototype in 2017 or 2018 of an “exascale” computer – one capable of at least a billion billion calculations per second, Meng Xiangfei, head of the applications department, said on Friday.

Exascale computing is considered the next frontier in the development of supercomputers and it would represent a significant achievement in computer engineering.

Tianhe-1A was recognised as the world’s fastest computing system in 2010. Though it has since been superseded by Tianhe-2, Tianhe-1A is being more widely used.

Computer scientists are finding it challenging to run contemporary applications at their optimum on faster supercomputers.

With its uses including oil exploration data management, animation and video effects, biomedical data processing and high-end equipment manufacturing, Tianhe-1A’s capacity is being stretched, Meng was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency.

It is carrying out more than 1,400 computing tasks and serving about 1,000 users per day.

The exascale computer will be wholly independently developed by the National Supercomputer Centre, according to Meng.

About a seventh of Tianhe-1A’s CPU chips are Chinese.

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Centre plans to revise tea garden wages

Weeds grow amongst the tea shrubs at the closed Bundapani Tea Garden in Alipurduar district, some 145 kms from Siliguri on January 3,2016.
– photo: AFP

Weeds grow amongst the tea shrubs at the closed Bundapani Tea Garden in Alipurduar district, some 145 kms from Siliguri on January 3,2016.

The State and the Union government will take steps to reopen tea gardens in West Bengal.

Union Minister of Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a revised minimum wage for tea garden workers in West Bengal as the government and the State reached an agreement to reopen the gardens, a trade union official said.

A majority of the workers accepted the government’s offer for a minimum wage of about Rs. 250.

“The proposal made in the meeting was that along with Rs. 122.50 a fringe benefit of Rs.109 will be added and the minimum wages will be fixed near Rs. 250,” a senior political leader present at the meeting told The Hindu on Tuesday.

The State and the Union government will take steps to reopen tea gardens of the region and ensure that non–functional or abandoned tea gardens function properly.

“Everything concerning the tea gardens was discussed at the meeting. Both the government agreed that the situation needs their intervention and is necessary to open the tea gardens ,” Zia- Ul-Alam, Convenor of Joint Forum of Trade Unions, an umbrella organisation of 24 trade unions working in tea sector told The Hindu.

Ms. Sitharaman held a meeting with West Bengal’s Education Minister Partha Chatterjee and the representatives of different tea garden unions at Siliguri in Darjeeling district. She visited Danguajhar tea garden (run by Goodricke group) in the State’s Jalpaiguri district.

She also met G. P. Goenka, the chairperson of Duncans Group, which owns majority of the abandoned tea gardens of the northern region of the state. “The Union minister categorically said that the provision of minimum wages should be categorically implemented in the tea gardens,” Kiran Kalindi, President of Progressive Plantation Tea Workers Union said.

Amendments to certain Acts in tea plantations which has been raised by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi also came up for discussion during the meeting

There are about a dozen closed tea gardens in the region and about 22 of the gardens are either abandoned or non functional.

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