Microsoft announced HoloLens would be introduced to China next year

Microsoft held WinHEC 2016 hardware conference in Shenzhen today. Terry Myerson, global executive vice president and chief of Windows system and device BU, announced that HoloLens would be officially sold in China in the first half of 2017. Its selling price is undisclosed.


Microsoft HoloLens was going out of North America market in October and introduced to UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany. On October 2nd, HoloLens was introduced to Japan, Asia for the first time. It supports pre-orders of HoloLens in Japan. The delivery date is set in the beginning of 2017.

There will be 9 countries of the world selling this AR glasses then.

Speaking of its selling prices, HoloLens was sold at $3,000 in United States. It was sold at €3,299 in Germany, France and Ireland, and £2,719 in UK. In Australia and New Zealand, it was respectively sold at 4,369 Australian dollors and 7,829 New Zealand dollors. Judging by the above selling prices, it may set its price at about ¥22,000 in China.

Microsoft has been exploring the potential of HoloLens with global partners in the past few months. Thyssen Krupp bought HoloLens for its 24,000 technicians. Swedish Volvo hopes to apply this device to change means of purchasing vehicles from consumers.

In the meantime, SketchUp released a new software version for HoloLens so that experts from building, engineering and framing engineering fields to make 3D modelings with this device. NASA also applies HoloLens for the exhibition of Destination: Mars center.

At this MWPC, Microsoft introduced the cooperation between itself and Japan’s space agency that applied HoloLens to optimize the training of aircraft maintenance engineers. Japan’s space agency claimed that HoloLens offered advantages and potential for its management.

Niklas Zennström invests Lilium Aviation for €1 million

Niklas Zennström, Skype co-founder and former CEO, invested a German mini aircraft startup through Atomico to attempt to product vertical lifting private aircraft as electric vehicle does.


This startup is called Lilium Aviation which locates in Munich, Germany. It was established two years ago. On Monday, Lilium Aviation received the investment fund of € 10 million from Atomico and other investors for the launch of vertical lifting private aircraft.

Lilium Aviation was established by four entrepreneurs in 2014. It aims at producing quiet and light air transportation tool. Such air transportation tool can fly at the height of 3,000 meters. The company planned to test the prototype of aircraft next year.

The flight distance of Lilium per test is expected to reach 300 kilometers, and the max speed per hour is expected to reach 300 kilometers. The meaning of producing such vertical lifting aircraft is to realize the air travel between two cities. This transportation tool will be faster than any other public ones. It is said that it will take under 15 minutes from San Francisco to Palo Alto, and one hour from Munich to Frankfurt.

Zennström said at TechCrunch Disrupt conference :” This is the perfect example that founder avails of advanced technology to solve major events.” He becomes one of the membership of Lilium board of directors.

There are many traffic jams we encounter every day. We also face the problem of air pollution and global warming. It may be an effective solution to produce air transportation tools in the future.

Gooligan virus infected 1 million Google accounts, 57% of them were from Asia

A malicious virus called Gooligan based on Android app was found to hack about one 1 million Google accounts, hundreds of them were associated with enterprises.


The technicians of Check Point called this virus as Gooligan. It was spread via the repacks of apps from third party app market. So far, 86 apps are found to be embedded this virus.

Once users install those apps, this virus can access root authority of all Android 4.x devices or some Android 5.x devices.

The virus can control the mobile devices once it access the root authority, including silent installation application, stealing of applications passwords, obtaining screen-shots and visiting owners Google account or other accounts, or making positive comments on others apps on Google Play.

Andrian Ludwig, Android security director, stated on his blog that it teamed up with Check Point. It is not confirmed whether those infected accounts have been stolen or not. It indicated that the overall Google security system works as usual at present. Users can two-step verifications to have their accounts safer. In the meantime, Google is set up with verified process in its latest version, and scan all kinds of apps installed in mobiles regularly to compare with the ones on Google Play. The system will pop up warnings once it found users installed the copy cat apps.

Gooligan is a variant of Ghost Push which found in September of 2015. There is no app infected with Gooligan on Google Play store. The research showed that 57% of infected devices were from Asia, 19% were from United States and 9% were from Europe.