Microsoft Acquires 3D Data Optimization Specialists Simplygon

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There are so many elements that make our different devices and programs work as advertised, and tech giants like Microsoft are on the lookout for the best and most efficient way to make them do what they do. We’re thrilled to join forces with Microsoft to make this happen.

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Personalizing Learning with Data

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Microsoft’s latest acquisition shows how combining pedagogy and technology can dramatically improve learning outcomes. Data is arguably one of the most powerful tools we have in modern education. Data is one of the most powerful tools we have in modern education Click To Tweet.

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Microsoft Opens Access to Sensor Data on the HoloLens with 'Research Mode' Update

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The addition of a new research mode for Microsoft HoloLens will enable researchers and developers to tap into a wider range of data collected by the device's sensors.

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Suzanne Borders: BadVR is mixing art and technology to innovate data visualization

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But it is very interesting , because it will touch a lot of hot topics, like: Data visualization in XR; Magic Leap; Being a woman working in XR; How is XR in Asia. BadVR makes you enter inside your data in XR (Image by BadVR). I’ll go with an example of more abstract data.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Won’t Support VR At Launch, ‘Maybe’ Later On

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Microsoft’s upcoming next generation flight simulator will not support VR at launch, according to a YouTuber who was given hands-on access at a Microsoft hosted event. Microsoft’s simulator is clearly the true next generation of flight sims.

Microsoft Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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Following the announcement of the Microsoft HoloLens 2, Unity has revealed a new partnership with the US-based multinational technology company to release a developer-focused version of the upcoming mixed reality headset. Image Credit: Microsoft.

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Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what they should do,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at Build. By 2020, the average person will generate 1.5GB of data a day, a smart home 50GB and a smart city, a whopping 250 petabytes of data per day.

Microsoft Files Patent For VR Mat With Haptic Feedback And Pressure Sensors

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Could Microsoft’s high-tech floormat be the future of at-home 4D entertainment? Microsoft’s latest Kinect in-action / Image Credit: Microsoft. Another interesting aspect of the filing was a photo that appears to include a Microsoft Kinect.

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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

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. Data security.

Oculus Faces ‘Existential Crisis’ In Handling Personal Data

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Earlier this month, CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to answer questions about the company’s handling of personal data. Oculus first launched with the Gear VR for Samsung phones and its high-end Rift headset sits atop Microsoft’s Windows. It’s an existential crisis for us to make sure we get data handling right,” said Max Cohen, head of product for the Oculus Platform, during a phone interview. Until recently, this data was connected to individual Oculus accounts.

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Microsoft Aims to Get More Devs into AR with New HoloLens 2 Development Edition

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Microsoft today announced they’re releasing a developer-focused HoloLens 2 bundle that aims to make the AR headset and software tools more accessible to developers and businesses.

Microsoft Researchers Built A City-Scale Redirected VR Walking System

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Turns out Microsoft researchers are already figuring out those answers. ” The post Microsoft Researchers Built A City-Scale Redirected VR Walking System appeared first on UploadVR. Research dreamwalker microsoft research redirected walking Stanford

Microsoft On Flight Simulator VR Support: ‘We Will Try Our Darnedest To Make It Happen’

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In an interview with AVSIM , the Head of Microsoft’s upcoming next generation Flight Simulator stated that the team will “try our darnedest” to add VR support. Microsoft Flight Simulator was announced at E3 2019, for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Microsoft Introduces HoloLens Mixed Reality To The Job Site

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Microsoft teases practical MR worker tools for Hololens at 2018 Build Developer Conference. I was trying out the Microsoft Remote Assist feature, a HoloLens app (although the functionality also works on PCs. Image Credit: Microsoft Build.

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. image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Now Lets You Film Mixed Reality With HoloLens Hack

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Showing off what Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality can do is difficult without actually putting it on someone’s head, but the company’s new camera hack is providing a helping hand. Microsoft VR Industry News HoloLens mixed reality filming

SharePoint Spaces Brings Mixed Reality To Microsoft Office 356

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Microsoft wants to make collaborative immersive experiences accessible to everyone. With 135M Office 365 monthly active users and 400K organizations currently using SharePoint, Microsoft is now investing in AI and immersive experiences to enhance the collaborative functions of the platform. “As

Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

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While Microsoft has been full steam ahead on the augmented reality side of Windows Mixed Reality via HoloLens, the company has had very little to say in the last year about the VR side of its platform. Data courtesy Valve. SEE ALSO Microsoft Affirms VR Isn't a Focus for Xbox Scarlett.

Hands-on: Acer VR Headset for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform

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Thursday morning at Microsoft’s Build conference, the company announced the opening of pre-orders for two new VR dev kits. data) for connectivity. The post Hands-on: Acer VR Headset for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform appeared first on Road to VR.

Hands-on: Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” VR Motion Controllers

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Microsoft debuted the lengthily-named “Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers” back in May, but until now we haven’t had a chance to actually try them out. Microsoft’s VR controllers are designed to let you reach into VR and interact naturally with the virtual world.

Microsoft’s $399 Azure Kinect Development Kit Now Available For Pre-Order

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Microsoft detailed a new version of its Kinect depth sensing device — now called Azure Kinect — in connection with its HoloLens 2 announcement. Microsoft executives in Barcelona, Spain today for Mobile World Congress revealed the $3,500 HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset. Alongside this reveal, Microsoft opened pre-orders for its Azure Kinect DK at $399. Instead, Microsoft positions the new Azure Kinect as a developer kit.

Microsoft Patent Application Details Pressure Sensitive Floor Mat for VR

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Microsoft’s recent history with virtual reality (VR) is a bit mixed. Now, a recent patent has shed some light on Microsoft’s possible future VR plans, a floor mat design purely for VR purposes. News Pinned Article Microsoft Microsoft VR Floor Mat Xbox

Microsoft HoloLens Patents Let You Change the Color of Your World and Create a Shareable Virtual ‘Anchor’

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Two new patents from Microsoft show research centered on creating a way to change the color of real-world objects in augmented reality and place virtual “anchor” objects you can share with presumably other users of their HoloLens mixed reality headset.

Outings Looks Like Microsoft’s Answer To Google Earth VR For MR

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Microsoft just launched a brand new app for its Windows VR and HoloLens headsets, but you’d be forgiven for missing it. Outings was released quietly onto the Microsoft Store yesterday. It’s a new take on Microsoft Garage’s mobile app of the same name, released in conjunction with a new software development kit (SDK). This allows you to pull data gathered from Bing Maps straight into Unity apps.

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An In-depth Look at Microsoft’s HoloLens & Mixed Reality Ecosystem

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Microsoft is taking a holistic approach with Windows Mixed Reality being baked into Windows 10, meaning that developers can create a single application that can run on the HoloLens, on one of their partner VR headsets, on a Surface tablet, or as a desktop app.

Digitizing our Existence

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billion wireless access points that already exist globally – to determine positioning of employees, items and assets (within 10 cm) without tapping into a company’s IT network and without invasive personal tracking or data capturing.

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Haptic Gloves for Games and Data Visualization

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When one finds out that she worked at Microsoft in the early days of Encarta Encyclopedia and World Atlas , it starts to make sense. She created an internal team at Microsoft to manage these complex issues across the entire company. Her time working at Microsoft led her to the IGDA.

NASA and Caltech Alums Raise $3 Million to Create The Microsoft Excel of VR

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Now, VR is conquering one more territory, big data, thanks to a new startup from a group of founders that include alums from NASA and the prestigious California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Programs like Microsoft Excel, while incredibly versatile, are still limited by this legacy.

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

We May Finally Know How Many HoloLens Devices Microsoft Sold, and It's a Revealing Peek at the Future of AR

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Last week, we told you about Microsoft's Alex Kipman and his nomination for the annual European Inventor Award, presented by the European Patent Office (EPO). Only one of the most sought after data points related to the HoloLens since its launch: how many have been sold.

The absurdist’s view of business data visualization: meeting BadVR (& how Oculus Quest and 5G will change business)

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It makes its own hardware so its customers can “dive through” massive amounts of data much easier than trying to see the same data in older tools like Microsoft Excel, or charts. The kind of data businesses are generating now just requires new approaches.

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We May Finally Know How Many HoloLens Devices Microsoft Sold, & It's a Revealing Peek at the Future of AR

Next Reality AR

Last week, we told you about Microsoft's Alex Kipman and his nomination for the annual European Inventor Award, presented by the European Patent Office (EPO). Only one of the most sought-after data points related to the HoloLens since its launch: how many have been sold.

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part II: Microsoft

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After examining Amazon last week, it’s time to zero in on Microsoft. In addition to standard audio fare like music and phone calls, they’ll integrate natively with Microsoft products like Office. Microsoft had a similar fate in smartphone era.

Microsoft Discounts Windows VR Headsets for Black Friday Sale, Up to $100 Off

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Microsoft’s Windows “Mixed Reality” headsets are now on sale for up to $100, bringing the cheapest among them to just $300. Image courtesy Microsoft. from left to right: Lenovo, Acer, Dell, HP – image courtesy Microsoft. data) for connectivity.

Epic’s HoloLens 2 Demo ‘Apollo 11: Mission AR’ Showcases Impressive PC-quality Graphics

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Epic Games today released a new video featuring a demo for HoloLens 2 that aims to show off just what sort of graphics can be achieved on Microsoft’s latest standalone AR headset.

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HoloLens 2.0 to Put a Custom A.I. Chip at the Heart of Its On-board Processor

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Microsoft has undoubtedly been working on the next version of HoloLens, the company’s AR headset, but now we know a little more about what’s going into the next iteration: a Microsoft-built custom AI chip designed to carry out low-latency computer vision tasks.