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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Microsoft Acquires 3D Data Optimization Specialists Simplygon


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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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 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 Partners With Unity On HoloLens 2 Development Edition


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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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.

Oculus Faces ‘Existential Crisis’ In Handling Personal Data


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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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.

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.

Toyota Looks To Improve Their Kaizen Philosophy With Microsoft HoloLens


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


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 Now Lets You Film Mixed Reality With HoloLens Hack


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

Microsoft Introduces HoloLens Mixed Reality To The Job Site


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.

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

Robert Scoble

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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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.

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


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.

Haptic Gloves for Games and Data Visualization


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.

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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

We May Finally Know How Many HoloLens Devices Microsoft Sold, and 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.

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.

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.

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

Road to VR

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.

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


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.

Windows VR Headset and Controller Bundles Launch This Holiday Starting at $400

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Microsoft today announced that the company will be bundling its Windows VR headsets and motion controllers, and making them available for purchase this holiday season starting at $400. Image courtesy Microsoft. data) for connectivity.

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


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?


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

Official: Sony Sold Nearly 1 Million PlayStation VR Headsets in 4.5 Months, Despite Limited Stock

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Speaking with the New York Times recently , Andrew House, President of Sony Computer Entertainment, confirmed the PSVR sales data. Sony is the first of the big three tethered VR headset makers to drop official PSVR sales figures: 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets sold as of February 19.

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HoloLens 2 Hits the Ground as the U.S. Army’s Own AR “combat multiplier”

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Microsoft won a decisive $480 million defense contract with the U.S. The headset can also gather data such as a soldier’s hear rate to improve training and marksmanship. Army late last year to bring the company’s AR hardware platform to the battlefield.

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations


Microsoft demonstrated today that the company is keeping its flagship product in touch with the advances in computer hardware. ReFS is designed to be resilient to data corruption, optimized for handling large data volumes, auto-correcting and more.

AR+VR Weekly: New HBR enterprise MR data, Apple rebuilding Maps and big news from Niantic

AWE Blog

This was followed by visualizing and analyzing data at 49%. Microsoft debuts new visual search on Bing ( The Verge ). The post AR+VR Weekly: New HBR enterprise MR data, Apple rebuilding Maps and big news from Niantic appeared first on AWE USA 2018 - the world's #1 AR+VR conference and expo Catch up on the latest highlights, funding news and launch announcements in XR. by Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

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Packaging the Future

Tech Trends VR

Over the past few years we’ve invested in new technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and data exchange to enhance traceability, predict potential machine problems and optimise operational performance for our customers,” explains Johan Nilsson VP, Digitalisation and Industry 4.0

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See the Microsoft Windows 10 Holographic Concept Video


Microsoft decided to take a calculated risk and leave the Virtual Reality market to Facebook (through Oculus and Samsung) and HTC with their dedicated headsets Gear VR, Rift and Vive. All future users of HoloLens should need is a collaborative suite (perhaps Microsoft’s own HoloOffice?).

Microsoft Unveils ARM-based Windows 10 With Full X86 Compatibility


Four years ago, Microsoft was lead by Steve Ballmer , caught in a whirlwind of the “tablet tsunami” and eroding market share. “Windows on ARM” project debuted on Microsoft’s first Surface RT device featuring NVIDIA Tegra processor.

Microsoft Hololens – a step towards a future with holograms

Immersive Authority

There’s a cool TED talk that showcases what it’s like to see through the Microsoft Hololens, and what the future hold for us. The post Microsoft Hololens – a step towards a future with holograms appeared first on Immersive Authority. mixed reality microsoft