Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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Microsoft’s HoloLens already has a physical input device, the HoloLens Clicker, but in a recently published patent, we may be getting a peek into what the company was initially planning before they decided to include each HoloLens with the tiny 3DoF device. image courtesy Microsoft.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Augmented Reality in 2018. On the contrary, Microsoft has worked a lot on the platform, to make it more appealing to enterprise customers. It has released experiences like Microsoft Remote Assist, that let different teams in a company work together to solve maintenance problems.

US Navy Taps Microsoft's HoloLens for Augmented Reality War Games System

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That's why the US Navy has developed a more realistic augmented reality simulator that runs on the Microsoft HoloLens.

The current status of Augmented Reality adult entertainment

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But usually, I have discussed Virtual Reality adult entertainment … but what about Augmented Reality instead? Many readers on this site will likely have a good idea of what augmented reality is. augmented reality AR

US Military Shows Off Modified HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality System

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New images reveal that Microsoft is already well underway in fulfilling its $480 million contract to provide augmented reality headsets to the US Army.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Team Interview — Inside the Specs, Design, & Future of Enterprise Augmented Reality

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As I've mentioned in recent days, it was refreshing to discover that Microsoft's HoloLens 2 stage production was every bit as accurate as presented (check out my hands-on test of the device for more on that).

Interview: Microsoft HoloLens 2 Team Speaks — Inside the Specs, Design, & Future of Enterprise Augmented Reality

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As I've mentioned in recent days, it was refreshing to discover that Microsoft's HoloLens 2 stage production was every bit as accurate as presented (check out my hands-on test of the device for more on that).

Microsoft Expands Its Augmented Reality App Portfolio from HoloLens to Android & iOS

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Although all signs points to Microsoft releasing a new HoloLens in the coming days, the company is nevertheless looking to distribute its augmented reality apps to other operating systems.

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

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The reality is that even today’s best portable AR headset dev kits still have very limited fields of view (far from the field of view of today’s VR headsets, which some still feel is lacking!). Image courtesy Microsoft.

HoloLens 2, All the Specs — These Are the Technical Details Driving Microsoft's Next Foray into Augmented Reality

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Now that we've officially seen the HoloLens 2 and Microsoft has shown off the improvements and new superpowers of the augmented reality headset, what about the specs? Luckily, Microsoft has laid bare the full specifications for its next-generation headset.

Five Tech Titans Bullish on Augmented Reality

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Augmented reality (AR) became more widely known after the success of Pokémon Go in 2016. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has shaken the company up since arriving in 2014. News Apple AR Augmented Reality Disney Facebook Microsoft Snap

Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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When I interviewed Kevin Williams , an expert in the LBVR market, he said that there are also some experiments with location-based augmented reality and he mentioned a Japanese arcade AR game called HADO. It is for that reason we use Microsoft’s HoloLens for our KART games.

Google Wants Everyone to Try Scribble Art in Augmented Reality

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Available now in the Play Store, the dead-simple augmented reality drawing app makes the old Microsoft Paint app look like Adobe Illustrator. As part of its ARCore push this week, Google has promoted Just a Line from one-time AR experiment to a full-fledged app.

Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get

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In the last couple of days there's been a lot of speculation about the powers of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, but few have had a chance to get their hands on one to see if the company's claims live up to what HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman showed off on stage.

Pokemon Go or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying About The Definition And Love Augmented Reality

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What ‘Pokémon Go’ Could Be Like if it Was Really Augmented Reality

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But what would it look like running on a dedicated augmented reality headset? Developer CapitolaVR decided to find out by building a Pokemon Go inspired test game for their brand new Microsoft HoloLens. See Also: ‘Pokémon Go’ is Where I Draw the Line on “Augmented Reality”.

Hands-On: Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get

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In the last couple of days there's been a lot of speculation about the powers of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, but few have had a chance to get their hands on one to see if the company's claims live up to what HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman showed off on stage.

Fan-Made Pokémon Battle System Offers Glimpse into Augmented Reality’s Future

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Case in point: KennyWdev and Joshua Liew’s imagined AR battle system for Microsoft HoloLens, aptly named PokéLens. The post Fan-Made Pokémon Battle System Offers Glimpse into Augmented Reality’s Future appeared first on Road to VR.

Apple Hires NASA Expert To Help Build Augmented Reality Glasses

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According to a Bloomberg story published this week, Apple hired Jeff Norris of NASA to work on augmented reality initiatives. Norris was the face and voice of NASA’s mixed reality projects for some time now. He has been a mixed reality visionary for some time now.

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Newly Revealed Microsoft Patent Points Towards HoloLens 2

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Microsoft is set to announce their HoloLens 2 in February. Do these patents show the future of Microsoft’s AR device? There’s currently a lot of discussion surrounding Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, which is rumored to be making its unveiling at Mobile World Congress in February.

Microsoft Remote Assist Now Available for Android in Preview

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Just weeks after revealing plans to port one of its most vital augmented reality products from HoloLens to the smartphone world, Microsoft has finally opened the mobile software floodgates to the public.

U.S. Army To Receive 100,000 Microsoft HoloLens Headsets

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Microsoft lands $479M contract to put the MR headsets into the hands of soldiers in active combat zones. Mixed reality will be joining the ranks of the U.S. Army thanks to a huge $479 million contract between the legendary military branch and Microsoft.

Magic Leap Teams with Sennheiser to Deliver High-End Spatial Audio for Augmented Reality

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Don't Miss: Magic Leap, Microsoft Pursuing Military Contracts to Supply AR Headsets for Soldiers, Report Says "As we enter a.

Apple Files Augmented Reality Patent for a ‘Wearable Information System’

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In these early months of 2017 just about every major tech company has some sort of virtual or augmented reality product either on store shelves or coming in the future.

What Apple’s Dual Camera iPhone Means For Augmented Reality

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Although there weren’t drastic changes made to the physical design of the iPhone (minus that old thing called a headphone jack), Apple’s unveiling of a dual-lens camera points to a world where millions of consumers could one day put a powerful augmented reality device in their pocket.

Microsoft Unveils the HoloLens 2

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After years of waiting, Microsoft has finally updated its industry-leading augmented reality device, the HoloLens. Don't Miss: Hands-On with Spatial's Remote Meeting App on Microsoft HoloLens Physically, the device itself isn't a huge departure from the original HoloLens.

The Tantalizing Promise Of Augmented Reality Games

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CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week, was loaded with augmented reality smartglasses, which layer digital animations and information on top of the real world. Three times the size of virtual reality, goes their prediction. Image Credit: Microsoft.

Meta: Making Augmented Reality Fashionable.

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The original Meta AR headset was a great proof of concept with a great 40° field of view much like Microsofts Hololens is today. With over 600 patent claims for the technology, the Meta team now offers us a truer vision of their future of reality.

Taking A Detailed Look Inside The Microsoft HoloLens Headset

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Toyota Looks To Improve Their Kaizen Philosophy With Microsoft HoloLens

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Toyota plans on using Microsoft’s HoloLens and AR technology as part of their kaizen philosophy in hopes of giving themselves a boost in efficiency and assistance them overall in how they operate as a company. News AR Augmented Reality Microsoft HoloLens Toyota Toyota Way

Snapchat’s Augmented Reality

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Plenty of the videos that are being viewed on the app are utilizing augmented reality because of a recent camera feature. The company has also hired many people from augmented reality groups such as Microsoft’s HoloLens , PTC’s Vuforia , and more.

Community Download: Will Augmented Reality Replace Our Smartphones?

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Virtual reality is all about immersing a person inside a digital world. Augmented reality, on the other hand, combines a lot of what makes VR work (positional tracking, stereoscopic 3D, etc.) Microsoft’s HoloLens, for example, can place virtual screens on physical walls that stay where you leave them as you walk around your living room or turn your head. We mentioned Microsoft already above but Google, Snap, Inc.,

Microsoft Launch HoloLens ‘Commercial Suite’, Declares it “Ready for Business”

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Microsoft have just launched a new HoloLens ‘Commercial Suite’ which packages the augmented reality visor as ready for business with numerous new features and benefits for business buyers.

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 AR Headset

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Microsoft unveiled the second generation of its standalone HoloLens AR headset at a press conference in Barcelona, Spain. HoloLens is a self-contained standalone augmented reality headset. HoloLens 2 features enhanced field of view, “fully articulated hand tracking” and better comfort overall, according to Microsoft. Microsoft showed avatars which could mimic real-world movements as well as interactions that spanned voice commands and phones.

Slowly Going The Way of the Dinosaur in Augmented Reality

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For a prime example of an imminent disruption long in the making, let’s take a look at the current state of augmented reality glasses. On display were the latest demos built for Microsoft’s HoloLens, ODG’s R8, some rare sightings of the Meta 2, and occasionally an errant appearance by Vive or Daydream. A year has passed since the Great Pokémon Craze of 2016 demonstrated the massive consumer potential for augmented reality.

How Augmented Reality Will Put People Back to Work

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Augmented reality (AR), however, may become the tool that delays this fate by evolving the role of workers in a post-automation world, creating opportunities for continued employment across a more diverse set of occupations. A worker using a Microsoft HoloLens performs inspections on a car door. AR augments the ability of veteran workers by helping them complete jobs more quickly or taking on more complex tasks, potentially increasing their earnings per day.

Microsoft Hololens Available in More Countries

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Microsoft Hololens (Developer version) has been available in the US and Canada since March for $3,000. Starting on October 12, Microsoft added availability to the following countries: Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S. Army with AR Headsets

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Microsoft has won a $480 million contract with the U.S. Army which is poised to outfit soldiers with 100,000 Microsoft-built AR headsets. “Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions.

Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

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Microsoft announced at their at Future Decoded conference in London that HoloLens, the company’s augmented reality headset, will be expanding its international availability to include all of the European Union in December. image courtesy Microsoft.

Akonia Uses Holography To Create Transparent Augmented Reality Display

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The company now plans to use holography to make inexpensive transparent displays for augmented reality smartglasses. Augmented reality is expected to be a $90 billion market by 2020, according to tech advisor Digi-Capital. The company has 165 patents, including a few dozen related to augmented reality. “It’s Akonia Holographics , a startup in Longmont, Colorado, spent years trying to make holographic data storage work.

Microsoft Affirms No Plans for VR on Xbox Consoles

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” Now, it appears, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming Mike Nichols has put a final nail in the Xbox One VR coffin in a recent GamesIndustry.biz interview, saying the company doesn’t have “any plans specific to Xbox One consoles.”

Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).” Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Patents Mixed Reality Wand for HoloLens

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Microsoft has patented wand controllers for use with HoloLens. 2017 has been a big year for Microsoft in Mixed Reality. Microsoft Patent: Augmented reality input device [link] pic.twitter.com/TIz7KeTBbt.