Microsoft Is Creating Smartglasses For Construction Workers And Other Small Biz Tech News This Week – Forbes

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Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

1 – Construction workers will soon get smartglasses, Microsoft hopes.

The company is working with the University of Cambridge to test its Hololens smartglasses for construction. The Hololens has been available to developers since 2016, but its consumer release date is still unknown. My company, the Marks Group, is a Microsoft Partner. (Source: Computer Business Review)

Why this is important for your business:

If you’re a contractor or in the construction industry, expect in the future that smartglasses will help your workers perform inspections or identify structural errors and problems so your supervisors and experts can review and offer solutions remotely and in real time.

2 – Google Translate will now let users read Japanese instantly via their hovering smartphones.

Translation tools are getting better and better. Microsoft announced a few weeks ago that Skype can translate calls in real time. Now Google says that its Translate app will let users hover their smartphone in front of a piece of text written in Japanese and instantly translate it. That should make your next trip to Tokyo a little easier! (Source VentureBeat)

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