A developer named Abhishek Singh has recreated a life size Super Mario Bros. level and played it wearing HoloLens in New York’s Central Park. As one YouTube commenter has said, “soon we won’t be able to differentiate between a homeless schizophrenic and a gamer." See his demo, as well as some less fun news from Microsoft, in this week’s recap:
Microsoft: the news of the week
These articles are this week's most important news in Microsoft's ecosystem:
Super Mario Bros. Level Recreated In AR By HoloLens Developer - Developer Abhishek Singh recreated a life size Super Mario Bros. level and played it wearing HoloLens in New York’s Central Park. He did this all dressed as Mario and he filmed it in a video that is very likely destined to go viral. Be sure to watch through to when the holes open up in the ground.
Microsoft is testing a new Bing design that looks more like Google - While the page showing search results is usually very sparse in terms of design and does not feature many elements, as the helpful comparisons between the user interface being tested by Bing and Google's current design show, there are some interesting similarities between the two.
Microsoft Launches Fluent Design Reveal Effect for Windows 10 - Microsoft announced last month that it’s bringing a visual overhaul called Fluent Design to Windows 10, and the most recent build released to users participating in the Windows Insider program brings a new improvement that’s part of this effort.
Type with your voice using Dictate, a new Microsoft Garage project - You can speak much faster than you can type, so what if you could type with your voice? With Dictate, a new project released through the Microsoft Garage, you can.
Microsoft says 'no known ransomware' runs on Windows 10 S — so we tried to hack it - ZDNet have enlisted a leading security researcher to test if Microsoft's newest, locked-down version of Windows 10 is protected against all "known" kinds of ransomware, as the company claims. They shared some very interesting findings.
Microsoft briefly disables anti-virus software for Windows 10 - Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs, following a competition complaint to the European Commission by Kaspersky Lab.
Microsoft’s Whiteboard app leaks, shows the future of Windows 10 stylus support - Microsoft first demonstrated its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 back at the company’s Surface Pro event in May. While the software maker promised it will launch later this year, an early copy of Whiteboard has leaked onto the internet this week.
Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online - A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online. The data – some 32TB of official and non-public installation images and software blueprints that compress down to 8TB – were uploaded to betaarchive.com
Microsoft extends its Bug Bounty Program for Edge indefinitely - Microsoft first launched a Bug Bounty Program for the Edge browser back in April 2015, when it was still called Project Spartan. The Program ended that June, but the company has started two similar initiatives since then, and this week it announced that the Bounty Program will be changed from "a time bound to a sustained bounty program."
Immersive classroom experience in Microsoft Teams rolling out to Office 365 for Education customers worldwide - One of the key features is School Data Sync. This feature connects with the school's information system to populate classes with student rosters. It will also have OneNote Class Notebooks baked in, "allowing teachers to organize interactive lessons and deliver personalized learning right from Teams."