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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

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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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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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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.

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 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.

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

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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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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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Our First Look At The US Army’s Controversial HoloLens AR Headset

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During November of last year, it was reported that Microsoft would be entering a $479M contract with the United States military to supply the Army with 100,000 modified HoloLens headsets. News AR Augmented Reality CNBC Microsoft Microsoft HoloLens 2 U.S.

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.

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.

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.

All you need to know on Azure Kinect

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The end of my startup was also connected to the fact that the Kinect v2 sensor was left to slowly die by Microsoft without updates. The actual name of the device is Azure Kinect DK , since Microsoft sees it as a developer kit. Sync pins (Image by Microsoft).

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

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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Air New Zealand Actually Considers Putting HoloLens on Flight Attendants

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Air New Zealand is exploring how the Microsoft HoloLens can enhance its in-flight service, becoming the first airline to openly consider equipping its cabin crew with the augmented reality headset. Air New Zealand hired UK-based software firm Dimension Data to create the concept app.

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.

Packaging the Future

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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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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

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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

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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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See the Microsoft Windows 10 Holographic Concept Video

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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

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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

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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