Microsoft Hires Apple 5G Chief To Develop New HoloLens And AI Products

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Most of Apple’s key executives and engineers are anonymous, never appearing on stage or in news stories, but Rubén Caballero is an exception — a long-term wireless engineering VP who helped develop multiple iPhones dating back to the original model , and reportedly red-flagged the iPhone 4’s antenna design internally before it became infamous. Today, HoloLens is one of the key Microsoft products that could benefit from his cellular engineering expertise.

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. With the HoloLens 2, Microsoft has made what appears to be a more consumer-friendly device than its original predecessor – although the company themselves dare not utter the “c-word” just yet.

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Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

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He has a very interesting working story, having worked for great companies like Microsoft and Fast Company. In the interview with me, he talked about many topics, like the rumors he heard on Apple Glasses, on the Oculus Quest 2 , the America vs China war, XR entrepreneurship, Tesla, and more!

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Microsoft backs Epic Games, says Apple is threatening game development

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Microsoft has inserted itself into the ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Epic Games, and the Xbox company is lining up behind the Unreal Engine. Epic confirmed on Monday that Apple will cut the company off from iOS and MacOS development tools on Aug.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go vs. Apple MacBook Air: Which is the better buy?

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Microsoft just launched the 12.5 inch Surface Laptop Go, and it now competes with Apple's MacBook Air. Computing Apple Microsoft surface Surface Laptop Surface Laptop GoWe compare the design, specs, and portability.

Microsoft backs Epic in dispute with Apple, says Unreal Engine is critical tech

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Gaming News Apple breaking twitter Epic Games Microsoft Unreal EngineA court filing says the banning the engine will 'harm game creators and gamers'.

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Today’s Best Tech Deals: Apple Watch, Dell XPS 13, Microsoft Surface Pro

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Get the Blink XT2 security camera, Apple Watch Series 3, AirPods Pro, iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface Pro 7, 70-inch LG UN7070 4K TV, Dell XPS 13, and Samsung Galaxy S20 on sale.

Rumor: Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Consumer AR Headset

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The Cupertino-based tech giant may be pumping the brakes on its long-rumored Apple AR headset , something that was reportedly slated to see a release as early as 2020. A DigiTimes Taiwan report (via MacRumors ) now suggests that Apple has disbanded the team behind it, effectively putting its consumer AR device on hold. Apple continuously advertises a number of job positions dealing with AR software and hardware.

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HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces

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HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s second enterprise-level AR headset, is now shipping. Rumors also continue to persist about a possible Apple AR headset to release in the years ahead. The post HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces appeared first on UploadVR. AR Microsoft VR Industry News ar AR headset HoloLens HoloLens 2 HoloLens 2 AR microsoft top storiesHoloLens 2 was introduced at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year.

Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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For every Nintendo there is a Sega and for every Apple there is a Microsoft. Our big question today is this: when it comes to VR, are Oculus and HTC the respective Apple and Microsoft of the industry? Oculus/Apple . The similarities between Oculus and Apple begin with a shared interest in controlled content. The “It just works” attitude that Apple has made so famous is clearly in the DNA of Oculus as well. HTC/Microsoft .

Apple MacBook Air, Microsoft Surface Pro 7 prices slashed — save up to $310

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Save over $300 on the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and $50 on the Apple MacBook Air right now. Apple Computing Deals Mobile Amazon 2020 Apple MacBook Air Best Buy 2020 BTS 2020 Microsoft Surface Pro 7

Microsoft Sets Fairer App Store Policies for Itself in Clear Dig at Apple

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For absolutely no reason , no reason at all, Microsoft dropped a blog today outlining 10 app store principles that “[build] on the ideas and work of the Coalition for App Fairness ,” a group of developers and companies that banded together against Apple’s draconian App Store policies. app store microsoft apple google antitrust coalition for app fairness

What Microsoft can learn from Apple’s Mac on ARM transition

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Microsoft has a lot to learn from Apple switching to ARM Macs. Computing Opinion Apple breaking Mac OS MacBook Microsoft surface

Microsoft Announces Release Date For Minecraft Earth AR Sandbox Mobile Game

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Thankfully, our wishes were finally granted yesterday as Microsoft revealed that early access would begin rolling out to various countries beginning next month , with plans for global compatibility by the end of the year. . Image Credit: Apple. Image Credit: Microsoft, Mojang. Feature Image Credit: Microsoft, Mojang. The post Microsoft Announces Release Date For Minecraft Earth AR Sandbox Mobile Game appeared first on VRScout.

Microsoft’s ‘PIVOT’ Haptics Research Could Make Throwing A Ball In VR More Believable

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The latest VR haptics research from Microsoft — called “PIVOT” — might see this dream realized more believably. Microsoft’s researchers seem to be proposing a completely different level of believability with PIVOT.

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Next Year You'll Be Able to Use Microsoft Office Without a Subscription, Thank Goodness

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Apple Arcade. im so tired of subscription services microsoft office microsoft365 microsoft word subscriptions microsoftIf there’s one thing we could do without next year besides, well (gestures at everything), it’s subscription services. Peacock. Xbox Game Pass. Disney+.

Apple Beta Code Reportedly Reveals AR Headset Field Of View

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beta 3 reveals the field of view of three Apple AR devices, according to a Twitter user who posted a video of the device simulation testing mode. Reports that Apple is working on AR glasses first emerged in late 2017. In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. This would give Garta a larger field of view than Microsoft’s HoloLens 2. Apple apple AR glasses augmented reality field of view

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Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Among its count of members, the OpenXR working group consisted of nearly every major player in the industry except Microsoft until now. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed. Microsoft Microsoft VR News Bits OpenXR khronos microsoft microsoft vr microsoft xr openar openvr

Apple's App Store Policies Are Reportedly Keeping Microsoft's Project xCloud off iOS

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Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, Project xCloud, seems to be running into the same issues as its competitors have—specifically, Apple’s guidelines are reportedly making it difficult for xCloud to get into the App Store.

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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. Apple lays out its messy vision for how xCloud and Stadia will work with its App Store rules. Apple goes to war with the gaming industry.

Apple is Snapping up Many of Magic Leap’s Former Employees

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It seems now that many of Magic Leap’s recently laid-off employees are helping Apple with its own AR headset ambitions. According to an investigation of LinkedIn profiles by Protocol , many former Magic Leap employees have taken up residence at Silicon Valley’s most prominent tech companies, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. The flow from Magic Leap to Apple has been a constant one too, Protocol has found.

For Once, Microsoft Got The Jump On Google and Apple with HoloLens — Will It Last?

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In terms of the enterprise market, that pie will be smaller, but will lean even more heavily toward AR and MR. Currently, at the forefront of the MR revolution is the Microsoft HoloLens. Microsoft has uncharacteristically been early to market in this sector, with the HoloLens dominating almost all coverage of actual deployments of the technology. Tagged with: microsoft Facebook Twitter Reddit More. AR microsoft

Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes recently reported that Apple canceled its long rumored AR hardware project. And if so, what exactly did Apple cancel? What was Apple working on? In the same year, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics. In 2016 Microsoft launched HoloLens, the first true 6DoF AR headset available for purchase. In 2016, Bar-Zeev moved to Apple, likely to work on an AR hardware project. The post Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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Will Apple, Facebook or Microsoft be the future of augmented reality?

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Apple is seen by some as critical to the future of augmented reality, despite limited traction for ARKit so far and its absence from smartglasses (again, so far). Yet Facebook , Microsoft and others are arguably more important to where the market is today. Apple ARKit, Google ARCore ). Tim Merel. Contributor. Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor. VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper).

Report: Apple Moves Top Software Exec To AR Glasses Team ‘To Bring Some Order’

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Apple has moved top-level software exec Kim Vorrath to the team developing AR glasses, according to a report from The Information. Vorrath is one of Apple’s longest-serving executives. She joined the company as an intern in 1987, and over the last three decades worked her way up to lead program management for Apple software. Apple AR apple AR glasses

Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

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Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, Apple will be able to continue to keeping their secretive plans to develop self-driving software behind closed doors thanks to virtual reality. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Gerrit De Vynck reported that VR simulators will allow the Apple team to test their self-driving software without taking the system on public roads. News Apple Automotive

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Microsoft Store to Lead Industry in Revenue Share to non-Game VR App Devs

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Later this year, Microsoft is increasing the cut developers earn when publishing on the Microsoft Store. Microsoft says in a blog post that gaming apps won’t see the raise from the standard percentage, which at the time of this writing is a standard 70/30 split. SEE ALSO Microsoft Introduces New AR/VR Apps for Remote Assistance, Layout Visualization. Check out more details on the Microsoft blog post.

Apple iPad 10.2, Microsoft Surface Go prices slashed in time for 4th of July

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Two of the best tablets right now, the Apple iPad 10.2 and Microsoft Surface Go, are on sale at Amazon before the 4th of July. Apple Deals Mobile 4th of July 2020 Apple iPad 10.2 iPad deals microsoft surface deals microsoft surface go tablet dealsGet them for as low as $279.

Hololens Co-inventor & AR/VR Pioneer Avi Bar-Zeev Has Left Apple

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Avi Bar-Zeev, Hololens co-inventor and longtime AR/VR stalwart, has left Apple, Variety reports. Bar-Zeev helped found and invent the core technologies behind HoloLens at Microsoft, assembling the company’s very first AR prototypes, demos and UX concepts. According to his LinkenIn bio , Bar-Zeev worked on Hololens (first dubbed ‘Screen Zero’, then ‘Fortaleza’) up until 2012 when he left Microsoft to found his own company Syntertainment.

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See Times Square Underwater in Microsoft’s AR Art Exhibit

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The Big Apple takes a dip in this location-based augmented experience from Microsoft. Accessible via your smartphone or a Microsoft Hololens headset, Unmoored is a new mixed reality experience that transports you to a surreal, post-apocalyptic viewpoint of a sunken New York City. He worked in partnership with Microsoft to create this Microsoft HoloLens experience. Image Credit: Microsoft.

Microsoft’s Minecraft Earth AR Experience Is Straight-Up Black Magic

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Last month, Microsoft celebrated the 10th anniversary of Minecraft with the reveal of Minecraft Earth , an upcoming Pokemon Go-like AR mobile game that brings all the crafting, exploration, and adventure of the original PC game to the real world. Yesterday, during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, California, we got our first look at actual gameplay from the highly-anticipated experience, and what we’ve seen so far is nothing short of jaw-dropping.

Apple’s AR Glasses Will Probably Be Powered And Controlled By Your iPhone

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An extensive patent application filed by Apple could provide insight into their plans for AR glasses. Notorious Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also reported today that the glasses would be an iPhone accessory. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has the computing hardware and battery built into the rear padding. Apple’s biggest advantage in AR could be the ubiquity of its iPhone. A major focus from Magic Leap and Microsoft has been building an SDK and enticing developers.

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This Week In XR: Walmart Backs Microsoft Bid, Unity’s IPO, Apple Acquires Spaces VR App

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The last week in August used to be slow news week. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Games /games technology

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Apple's Understanding of Games Is So Narrow It's Screwing Itself

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When most people think of Apple, video games aren’t the first thing to come to mind. That’s because of the way Apple designs and markets its products. let me play halo on my iphone cloud gaming game streaming gaming microsoft apple

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Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology

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Microsoft Research has devised two novel methods for more realistic haptic feedback on virtual reality controllers. Linear actuators tend to offer more haptic ‘detail’ and responsiveness, as can be found in Apple’s ‘Taptic Engine’, the HTC Vive controllers, an the Oculus Touch controllers. Microsoft Research’s new experimental controllers bring kinesthetics into the VR space, offering two types of force-feedback applied to fully-tracked motion controllers.

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Editorial: Now Is The Right Time For Apple To Rally VR Developers

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Apple is expected to announce new iPhones on September 15th. Is it unreasonable to expect Apple to announce its intention to make a Quest competitor then, too? ” So yes, it could be too early and unusual for Apple to commit to those sorts of plans now.

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Microsoft’s decision to shutter its retail stores is a mistake

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Taking a cue from Apple, Microsoft had the concept of modern retail experience almost perfect. Computing Opinion Coronavirus microsoft store Microsoft StoresSo why give up?

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