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You Can Now Donate Blood While Immersed In Mixed Reality

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According to America’s Blood Centers , the United States has been suffering from a noticeable lack of blood donors below the age of 30 over the past 10 years; roughly 30% to be more exact. Sandhu, CEO of Stanford Blood Center and chairperson of Blood Centers of America. Nervous around needles? Mixed reality is here to help.

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Microsoft and Labor Union Reach a Neutrality Agreement

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The Communications Workers of America announced today via press release that they have reached a labor neutrality agreement with Microsoft. The agreement has five core provisions, the most notable of which is Microsoft agreeing to remain neutral in employee unionization efforts. Read more.

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Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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Microsoft debuts their latest mixed reality device at Mobile World Conference 2019. Over these past three and a half years, Microsoft has been listening to their customers, claims HoloLens inventor and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman as he took his turn on stage. Microsoft HoloLens 2 / Image Credit: Microsoft.

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TPCast for Vive is Now Available for Pre-order in North America at $300

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The company suffered somewhat of a false start when they first announced pre-order availability in North America back in September. Originally slated for its US release on 9/25/2017 through the Microsoft Store , pre-orders were quickly refunded for no discernible reason. image courtesy TPCast. Spoiler Alert: it takes forever.

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Report: Meta in Talks with Magic Leap for Multiyear AR Headset Tech Deal

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A report from the Financial Times maintains Meta is currently in talks with AR headset creator Magic Leap to strike a multiyear deal, which could include intellectual property licensing and contract manufacturing of AR headsets in North America. Its majority stakeholder is Saudi Arabia’s state-owned sovereign wealth fund.

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Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about. Here’s the full list of the participating Microsoft Stores: UNITED STATES. Bloomington, Mall of America. Chandler, Chandler Fashion Center. Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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Biden Summons Masters of the Universe to Help Solve America's Cybersecurity Problem

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Bloomberg was first to report that Biden has plans this Wednesday to meet with the CEO’s from Apple, Microsoft and Amazon to… Read more. After over a year where the U.S. faced slews of cyberattacks hitting hospitals , banks , and just about everything else , President Joe Biden is turning to tech’s top players for some advice.

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