Australia says it found no evidence to suggest a TikTok ban is necessary

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Microsoft Wants U.S. to Adopt Internet Rules From Australia That Google Hates

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Microsoft would like the U.S. government to adopt media rules that would force big tech companies to share profits with newspapers when they link to news content, according to a new blog post by Microsoft president Brad Smith.


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Australia's PM Suggests Bing Adequate If Google Blocks Searches Down Under

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Google is threatening to block searches in Australia if the country implements a compulsory profit-sharing deal that would force tech giants like Google and Facebook to pay media companies for their content. But Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, isn’t… Read more.

The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens


The Australian Air Force and Saab Australia are trialing the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset as the Australian military evolves into a “fifth-generation fighting force.” But Australia doesn’t have the only military interested in the HoloLens. In March 2016, Microsoft added Saab to its growing list of companies that are building enterprise-level applications for its AR headset. Image Credit: Australian Royal Air Force / Saab Australia.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2


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.

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. HoloLens is currently only officially available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. image courtesy Microsoft. image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries

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One of the most well known mixed reality devices, Microsoft’s HoloLens, has had a pretty good year. Developers are charging forward with various entertainment and productivity applications (over 80 in the Microsoft store to date) and businesses are finding new ways to utilize the head mounted display as well. HoloLens is now available to pre-order exclusively from the Microsoft Store. Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft HoloLens 2 to Officially go on Sale in September

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Microsoft might not be doing much virtual reality (VR) development but its dedication to augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) has never been stronger. The announcement was made by Microsoft’s executive vice president Harry Shum in a speech at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai this week reports Reuters. It’s also worth noting that customers need to be based in the US, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, or the UK.

Zero Latency Upgrades VR Attraction Platform With Hardware From Microsoft & HP

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The company expects that the first gen 2 systems will be installed soon at locations in Melbourne, Australia and Dallas, Texas, with more rolling out over time. The post Zero Latency Upgrades VR Attraction Platform With Hardware From Microsoft & HP appeared first on Road to VR. Zero Latency, creator of a leading VR attraction platform, is now deploying their ‘gen 2’ VR hardware.

HoloLens 2 Sales Expanding to 15 More Countries, ‘Development Edition’ Launches in the US

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Microsoft initially began selling HoloLens 2 to enterprise customers back in late 2019, but a broader rollout has taken quite some time. ” Image courtesy Microsoft.

U.S. and Allies Blame China for Wave of Recent Cyber Attacks in Coordinated Statements

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Microsoft Finalizing Its HoloLens, VR Headset Specifications


In just a few days time, Microsoft will host WinHEC , its annual hardware / platform conference. Intel has 600 people here working on hardware form factors, while the similar story is with Microsoft and a few other known global players. Microsoft is not playing such tricks. Firstly available in America and Canada, it took six months for the company to open up and allow for sales in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Track The Global Spread Of Coronavirus Using This Terrifying WebXR App


Massive wildfires in Australia, the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet, the death of Kobe Bryant, the list goes on. Because statistical data is always more compelling when presented in 3D.

Snagging Pearson’s AR assets and $1 million in cash, GIGXR is ready for its close up

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Initially established as part of a collaboration with Microsoft back in 2014 when the company first began work on its Hololens, the media giant is spinning out the team as it explores the broader sale of certain assets. We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with GIG XR on the heels of our release of HoloLens 2, which has been incredibly well received,” said Dan Ayoub, General Manager for Mixed Reality Education at Microsoft, in a statement.

The Age of Smart Information is Now, with Microsoft Garage Envisioneer Mike Pell

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Mr. Mike Powell, he is the head of the Microsoft Garage and the author of “Age of Smart Information,” a new book about how artificial intelligence and spatial computing will transform the way we communicate forever.

The HoloLens Application that Wants to Save eCommerce Retailers Millions


Students from Georgia Tech are working with Microsoft and Walmart to increase efficiency in warehouses using Mixed Reality. Their company—called Oculogx—has already attracted attention from major retailers such as Walmart, and were the runners up in this year’s Imagine Cup , Microsoft’s g lobal student technology entrepreneurship competition. News ecommerce Imagine Cup Microsoft HoloLens Oculogx

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Water Treatment Specialist Ixom Employs Immersive Training Solution From DXC

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Today, DXC has announced that water treatment leader Ixom will be using Microsoft’s HoloLens headset for training and research purposes. . News Augmented Reality DXC Technology Enterprise Ixom Microsoft HoloLens Mixed Reality Training

Facebook & Ray-Ban Launch $300 Stories Glasses, a Hybrid Between Snap Spectacles & Bose Frames

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They’re launching today at $300 direct from Ray-Ban as well as official online retailers in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Italy and Australia.

Vive’s Deluxe Audio Strap Sells Out

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Both the US and UK accessory sites for Vive are out of stock right now , though some other territories like Australia still have units on offer (we wouldn’t recommend trying to import from there, though). It’s also out of stock at the online Microsoft Store. Yesterday saw the anticipated launch of the Deluxe Audio Strap for the HTC Vive.

‘Bigscreen’ Free Screenings of ‘Stargate Origins’ Start Today, Check Showtimes Here

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Showings of Stargate Origin are free, although only users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to join in – no doubt an issue with licensing. No ticket or sign-up is required, simply download Bigscreen from the Oculus Store , Steam , or the Microsoft Store.

BISim tells us how XR is relevant for the Army

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BISim was founded in 2001 in Australia as part of Czech-based Bohemia Interactive Studio (makers of Arma and Dayz). Military simulations are one of the fields where virtual reality has always been an important technology , even before that VR had its new renaissance in 2012.

Best Uses of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Video Games


Developed by : Guerrilla Games | Published by : Sony Interactive Entertainment Platform(s) : PlayStation 4 | Microsoft Windows Buy Digital | Buy Disc 2. The game’s excessive violence led to the game being banned in Australia!

How Augmented Reality (AR) is Changing the Automobile Industry


In showrooms, Volvo’s collaboration with Microsoft’s HoloLens uses AR to present potential buyers with more information about the structure and function of its cars. Australia-based Tradiebot Industries also offers a similar AR solution for automotive repair and service.

The XR Week Peek (2020.11.09): PS5 doesn’t improve PSVR, VRChat reaches 24,000 concurrent users, and more!

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Image by Microsoft). Microsoft ramps up distribution of HoloLens 2 and Kinect For Azure. Microsoft is working to improve the distribution of its latest devices: HoloLens 2 and Kinect For Azure. Greetings from the new lockdown.

Oculus Deploys New Age Rating System for VR Content

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IARC ratings are already used for all Google Daydream VR and Microsoft Hololens AR apps. Currently, the IARC rating system administers content ratings from ESRB in North America, PEGI in Europe, ClassInd in Brazil, USK in Germany and the Classification Board in Australia with more rating authorities expected to join in the future. By March 1st 2017, every title in the Oculus Store will be assigned through the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) rating process.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.09.21): Quest 2 released, NVIDIA acquires ARM, Leap Motion 2 on sale, and much more!

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Sony has finally revealed that PlayStation 5 is coming on November 12th (in America, Australia, Korea and other countries; rest of the world is on November, 19th). Microsoft finally enables Research Mode on HoloLens 2.

Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

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At the time of writing they are: United States Canada Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Iceland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Republic of Ireland Spain Sweden Switzerland UK Australia Japan New Zealand Taiwan.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

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And all of this comes in a period when other partnerships between tech giants are happening: remember that some weeks ago, Microsoft closed its streaming service Mixer and allied with Facebook Gaming to fight the quasi-monopoly of (Amazon-owned) Twitch.

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Here is Sony's list of all the PlayStation titles included with revamped PS Plus subscriptions

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It's not nearly as appealing as the Xbox Game Pass benefit that makes Microsoft's self-published games available in full to subscribers the same day those games launch in stores.

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The best VPNs for staying anonymous and secure on the web

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The technology's origin story isn't well-documented, but it's believed to have emerged at Microsoft in the mid-1990s. Have you ever gotten the sneaking feeling that someone's creeping over your virtual shoulder while you browse the web?

Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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AR headset distribution is much more dramatic, as students are mainly developing on Microsoft HoloLens (43%), with Google Glass, Vuzix AR headsets, Epson Moverio, Meta AR Dev Kits making up the rest of the pie chart. North Metropolitan TAFE, Australia.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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Microsoft ships HoloLens 2, nReal gets ready to do the same with its glasses. After a long wait, finally Microsoft is shipping its HoloLens 2 headset. The device will be available for $3500 in United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia, and New Zealand, the same countries where it was previously available for pre-order.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.25): Lots of new VR content previewed, Sony acquires Insomniac, Matrix 4 in the works and much more!

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MRTK, not to be confused with VRTK, is the official SDK to develop for Microsoft HoloLens and HoloLens 2. That’s great, but there are still big countries like Canada and Australia that are excluded from this possibility. Another hot week of Summer has just gone, with lots of my friends in real vacation and me working and only travelling vi [link] rtually in the pauses!

Over 20 Use Cases of Smart Glasses, VR Headsets, and Smartwatches at Airports


That year, SITA worked with Helsinki Airport to explore visualizing airport operations with the Microsoft HoloLens. Qantas Airways was actually the first to introduce VR headsets, partnering with Samsung in 2015 to bring the devices to select first-class cabins and lounges for travelers to virtually experience some of Australia’s greatest attractions (like the Great Barrier Reef).

Driving Innovation with Automotive VR Pioneer Elizabeth Baron

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So in, I think it was in 2012, there was a need to do a series of collaborative reviews with Australia, and there was a large contingent of people that — including an executive team — that wanted to go to Australia, but had a hard time with their schedules.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


When the first consumer version of the Oculus Rift was launched in the spring, it was disappointingly bundled with a Microsoft Xbox controller – and we’ve eagerly been awaiting the native Touch Controllers. Zero Latency – $7M : Melbourne, Australia-based Zero Latency will use its funding to set up new sites for its untethered multiplayer games in the the US and Japan.

Honey, I Shrunk the XR, with MEL Science’s Kai Liang

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And I can’t help but notice that the difference from auto-stereoscopic 3D, VR was a technology and an ecosystem that is joined by a lot of leading global brands such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Huawei, etc. Chemistry is a tough subject.