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.

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.

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Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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According to the very famous market analysis company Gartner, Augmented Reality is no more an “emerging” technology, but it has graduated as a mature one. A simple (but misleading) view is that this is a database that will “feed” AR and mixed reality (MR) experiences.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Assists De'Longhi Japan Call Center Agents Using Augmented Reality Product Models

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Less than a month after the worldwide launch of HoloLens 2, call center consultant BellSystem24 has already prepared an augmented reality solution for one of its clients.

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Microsoft Launches Closed Beta Sign-Ups for Minecraft Earth Mobile Augmented Reality Game

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The long tease that is the release of Minecraft Earth continues, this time with an opportunity to start playing what might be one of the hottest augmented reality games ever, before the general public.

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.

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).

Magic Leap Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

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Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 Video Transports Us to Tokyo & into Mind of Developer Dreaming of Augmented Reality Companions

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Along those lines, a new Microsoft HoloLens 2 promotional spot set in Japan does just that, providing a minimalist setting in which the possibilities around the HoloLens 2 are a little more apparent.

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.

New Jersey Utility Uses Augmented Reality to Visualise Underground Infrastructure

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vGIS, a new geographic information system (GIS) visualisation platform from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) partner Meemim , is being used to view underground infrastructure while wearing Microsoft Hololens.

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.

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. Tim Merel. Contributor.

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

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.

Microsoft Teases Minecraft Augmented Reality Game for Mobile at Build 2019

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It looks like Microsoft will finally make good on its promise to bring Minecraft to augmented reality, as foreshadowed via a HoloLens demo in 2015.

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.

How Is Augmented Reality Enhancing Indoor Wayfinding

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Fortunately, augmented reality and other immersive technologies make indoor wayfinding possible. Augmented reality wayfinding serves as a digital guide. See Also: 4 Applications of Augmented Reality in Physical Security.

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.

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.

My predictions for augmented reality in 2020

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After having written my predictions for virtual reality in 2020 , let’s see what will be the trends for this year in augmented reality. A worker wearing HoloLens 2 (Image by Microsoft). Image by Tommy Palladino/ Next Reality ).

These Apollo 11 Augmented Reality Experiences from Google, USA Today, Time, & Smithsonian Will Fly You to the Moon

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Luckily for us, augmented reality presents the opportunity to experience the Apollo 11 launch and landing, as well as the moonwalk, within our own, Earth-bound terrestrial boundaries.

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”.

How Augmented Reality Is Revolutionizing Hospitality Industry (From Inside Out)

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Augmented reality has become a trend-setting technology in many industries. There are many real-world applications of augmented reality that help companies to build their brand and gain trust. Augmented reality gives hoteliers unlimited potential to engage their guests.

Mojo Vision Is Putting An Augmented Reality Screen On A Contact Lens

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Mojo Vision is revealing a smart contact lens with a tiny built-in display that lets you view augmented reality images on a screen sitting right in front of your eyeballs. Above: The Mojo Lens is a contact lens with an augmented reality display.

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

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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.

Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2

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Microsoft’s Japanese-speaking hologram steals the show at Inspire 2019. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headset was front-and-center at the 2019 Inspire conference as the company showcased their latest advancements in artificial intelligence as well as mixed reality hologram technology.

This iPhone & Android App Lets You Celebrate 50th Anniv. Of Moon Landing by Taking the Trip in Augmented Reality

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Kennedy Library Foundation has launched an app that allows users to recreate the historic flight and landing via augmented reality.

Augmented Reality in the Movies: When Fantasy Becomes Reality

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Augmented reality in its most basic sense is nothing new. Now in 2019 some functions of AR, that may have been only fantasy in the past, are quickly becoming our new reality. The sunglasses project an augmented form of the true reality, which only the wearers can see. ?.

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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Hands-On: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Is A Serious Improvement, Pre-Orders Now Shipping

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Just one afternoon with the mixed reality headset and I’m already in love. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has officially begun shipping to pre-order customers at the cost of $3,500. It’s not perfect, but Microsoft’s next-gen MR headset has set a new standard for MR headsets.

Microsoft Hints At Minecraft AR Experience Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

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Now, at the cusp of the legendary franchises 10th anniversary, Microsoft is teasing a brand new Minecraft experience that will—based on the video provided—have users crafting and mining throughout real-world environments.

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.

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.

Microsoft Wows Inspire Crowd With Language-translating HoloLens Hologram

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Microsoft’s on-stage HoloLens demonstrations haven’t always been impressive , but a new one at the company’s Inspire event (via The Verge ) is nothing short of amazing. Whether Microsoft brings this concept to its own Mixed Reality Headsets initiative remains to be seen.

Microsoft Announces Release Date For Minecraft Earth AR Sandbox Mobile Game

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Of course, the news we’ve been most anxiously awaiting is the public release date for Minecraft Earth , an upcoming augmented reality sandbox mobile experience that turns reality into one giant Minecraft biome, allowing you to craft, mine, and explore hidden dungeons across real-world environments.