Apple Vision Pro will be officially released on February 2nd 2024

Apple Vision Pro will be officially released on February 2nd 2024

The wait is finally over. Apple has announced that its highly anticipated Vision Pro, the first augmented reality headset from the tech giant, will be officially released on February 2nd 2024. The Vision Pro promises to deliver a stunning and immersive experience that will revolutionize the way we interact with the digital world.

The Vision Pro features a sleek and lightweight design that fits comfortably on your head. It has a high-resolution display that projects realistic and vivid images onto your field of view. It also has advanced sensors that track your eye movements, gestures, and voice commands. You can use the Vision Pro to access a variety of apps and services, such as games, social media, education, entertainment, and more.

The Vision Pro will be compatible with the iPhone 14 and later models, as well as the iPad Pro and Macbook Pro. You can pair your devices with the Vision Pro using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and enjoy seamless integration and synchronization. You can also use the Vision Pro independently, as it has its own battery and storage.

The Vision Pro will be available in two colors: black and white. It will cost $999 for the base model, which has 64 GB of storage, and $1,199 for the premium model, which has 128 GB of storage. You can pre-order the Vision Pro starting from January 15th 2024 on the Apple website or at authorized retailers.

The Vision Pro is expected to be a game-changer in the augmented reality market, which is projected to grow rapidly in the next few years. Apple claims that the Vision Pro will offer a superior and unmatched experience that will set a new standard for the industry. Whether you are a fan of Apple products or not, you will definitely want to check out the Vision Pro when it comes out.

Young African Leaders Initiative and Microsoft Africa Development Centre partner to improve youth digital skills

Young African Leaders Initiative and Microsoft Africa Development Centre partner to improve youth digital skills

The Microsoft Africa Development Centre (ADC) and the Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Centre East Africa (YALI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate to provide digital skills programs and solutions to young leaders in the region.

According to the MoU, the ADC will provide YALI participants with capacity-building opportunities in digital skills such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, access to its innovation hub at the Microsoft Garage and avail mentorship and training opportunities. YALI, for its part, will collaborate with Microsoft ADC to develop the digital skills programs and will avail training participants and its alumni for training and idea competitions. The YALI alumni will also seek to spread Microsoft’s digital literacy training to other youth.

Kenyatta University VC and Microsoft ADC MD shaking hands on MOU to bring digital skills to the Young African Leaders Initiative

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Catherine Muraga, the ADC Managing Director, noted that the partnership is another step in the organisation’s mission to improve digital skilling for African youth.

“Partnerships are a vital part of our mission as Microsoft to empower everyone to do more. YALI provides essential skills to build a better future, and we are excited to contribute to improving digital skills among their participants. Preparing young leaders with the knowledge to excel within an increasingly digital-first landscape is a great way to set the continent up for success within the global economy,” said Muraga.

Housed at the Kenyatta University for the East Africa region, YALI participants will benefit from skills-building programs co-created by ADC with the intention of improving their digital capabilities as part of their training to add more excellent value to society through sustainably impacting both public and private sector.

Prof. Paul Wainaina, the Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor, said: “The engagement between the Young African Leaders Initiative and the ADC is an opportunity to grow the digital skills of our trainees while augmenting the vision and goals of both YALI and the ADC. It is also a great opportunity to engage in designing training modules for our program’s current and future participants.”

The Africa Development Centre, Microsoft’s premier engineering arm in Africa, is already implementing various projects to improve digital skills, including the recently concluded Game of Learners university coding competition and several other initiatives from the elementary school level into the workplace.

“Our digital skilling efforts align with YALI’s vision of providing access to all emerging leaders regardless of socio-economic status. We are actively investing in creating and fulfilling opportunities for all Africans in the drive towards continental digital transformation,” added Muraga.

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People in their 30s Play Video Games More Than Generation Z, Why?

People in their 30s Play Video Games More Than Generation Z, Why?

Video games are a popular form of entertainment for people of all ages, but who plays them the most? You might think that Generation Z, the cohort born between 1997 and 2012, would be the most avid gamers, since they grew up with digital technology and have access to a wide range of gaming platforms. However, according to a recent survey by Redmond Pie, people in their 30s actually play video games more than Generation Z.

The survey found that 86% of respondents aged 30 to 39 reported playing video games in the past six months, compared to 81% of those aged 18 to 29. Moreover, people in their 30s spent an average of 8 hours and 13 minutes per week on gaming, while those in their late teens and twenties spent only 7 hours and 20 minutes. So what explains this surprising trend?

One possible reason is nostalgia. People in their 30s grew up with classic video games such as Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, Tetris, and Pokemon. These games have a nostalgic appeal for many older gamers who may want to relive their childhood memories or share them with their own children. In fact, some of the most popular video games today are remakes or sequels of old favorites, such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Another possible reason is financial stability. People in their 30s tend to have more disposable income than younger generations who may be struggling with student debt or low wages. This means that they can afford to buy more expensive gaming devices such as consoles or PCs, as well as more games and subscriptions. They may also have more leisure time than younger generations who may be busy with school or work.

A third possible reason is diversity. Video games today offer a wider variety of genres, themes, styles, and modes than ever before. There is something for everyone’s taste and preference: from casual puzzle games to hardcore shooters; from realistic simulations to fantasy adventures; from single-player campaigns to multiplayer online battles; from indie titles to blockbuster franchises. People in their 30s may enjoy exploring different types of games and finding new experiences.

In conclusion, while it may be assumed that Generation Z is the most hooked on video games, people in their 30s are actually more likely to be gaming enthusiasts. From nostalgia to financial stability to a wider variety of game offerings, there are many factors that may contribute to this trend.

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Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, All you need to know

Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, All you need to know

Xbox E3 2018 briefing will feature in-depth looks, announcements and unannounced titles 

Xbox E3 2018

E3, Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018 will be coming to Los Angeles from June 12th to 14th. The biggest annual gaming event will see Microsoft host it’s briefing and highlight what is new in the world of Xbox. 

You will be able to stream live the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing on the official Xbox Mixer Channel at 1PM PDT (8PM UTC) on June 10th.You can Also watch it on the Mixer app for Xbox One and Windows 10.

This year, Microsoft is airing Inside Xbox at E3. The Inside Xbox show will give you a scope into activities going on at E3. It’ll air a livestream of exclusive announcements, game demos, interviews, giveaways and more says Microsoft. From June 11-13th will also have some streaming’s on Mixer.

Last year some titles were announced and Xbox One X was out doored.

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