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Windows ShotsHey, welcome back to another Windows 10 tips blog post.  I hope you read my last post, Windows 10 Shots – Streaming and Cast to Device.

I have mentioned in previous posts, with most shots, after about a handful, things will start to get a little hazy.  But, with Windows 10 Shots (this new series of posts), the hope would be that the opposite would happen.  That clarity and insight into the highly anticipated release would free your mind to great new features and power of Windows 10.

Have you ever been in a meeting presenting, demo-ing or even pitching a great idea to your business, when a notification quickly pops up on your screen from a colleague or friend talking about the exciting bender the two of you are going to have later that night?   Suddenly, your face turns red and you frantically try to close the notification.  In some cases, you accidentally click the link in the notification and an inappropriate website/application comes up to display in all of its glory to all those participating in the meeting?  Well, hopefully that scenario, if it hasn’t already, will never happen to you.

With Windows 10, there are a couple of things that you can do to keep those pesky notifications from popping up on your screen during presentations or odd hours of the night.  (There is nothing like hearing your computer binging and bonging all night long with notifications.)

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imageIf you are the average computer user, not a developer like myself, you might be totally cool with how you interact with your computer and how it responds to you.  Well, just so you know, times will be changing in the near future.  With more and more people wanting more and more social media to keep them informed about their interests … the more and more we try to find new ways to bring that information to them in unique ways.

Check out these videos on Augmented Reality devices that are in the research labs of MIT.  Wait, what is Augmented Reality?  Well, basically, it combines real and virtual, is interactive in real time and is registered in 3D.  So, it takes a look at your surroundings and gives you all the information necessary for you to understand it.  For a better, more thorough definition from Wikipedia, click here!

So, here are the videos …

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