Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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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.

Indie Dev Experiment Brings Google Lens to VR, Showing Real-time Text Translation

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Google Lens is great for when you want to quickly translate a menu written in a foreign language, or visually explore the world around you simply using your Android smartphone. Considering however it’s using the full Google Lens suite of tools, we bet a lot more is possible.

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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. Whatever we do on the ground plays off of what we do in training for real-time missions and the real world,” one soldier said. “We

Microsoft Announces Siri Competitor with Voice-Activated VR Experience

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You may not be aware of this but for years now Microsoft has been steadily working to build the world’s smartest computer brain. Today, Microsoft is announcing Custom Speech Service, the latest program to join the ranks of Microsoft Cognitive Services.

Enklu Launches San Francisco’s First AR Maker Space

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E.den members are given access to a Microsoft HoloLens headset running Enklu’s AR platform that they can use to create open-floor mixed reality experiences. The CEO of Enklu often refers to it as “Google Docs for AR” because of the ease of collaboration and file-sharing.” .

Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

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Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The post Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards appeared first on VRScout.

Are Publishers Ready to go Virtual?

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it makes strategic sense that Pearson has partnered with Microsoft to develop content for the HoloLens Click To Tweet. Will we see a gold rush in the publishing industry as major players move to invest in Immersive Technologies?

Football (Soccer) training and experiences with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Tech at Soccerex 2015!

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Left: Visitors interact with a Football Experience on the Ibench Mobile Right: Oculus HMD and Microsoft’s Kinect make for a fun interactive experience. Football is one of the most popular sports around the globe, with many players involved in a daily training routine.

Microsoft’s HoloLens Mall Demos Bring Early AR Glasses To The Masses

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Surprisingly, Microsoft is taking steps to change that, as it recently added HoloLens AR headset demos to its retail stores , letting mall shoppers go hands-on with a potentially transformative technology. I say “potentially” because many companies — Microsoft, Google, and Apple among them — expect that augmented reality is going to be a big deal some day, but the hardware is currently stuck in a rut.

VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review

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While the Google Daydream store may be lacking in content, the inclusion of “WorldSense” technology adds a considerable amount of immersion when compared to the Oculus Go’s 3DoF offerings. ENTERPRISE & TRAINING.

Unity Vision VR/AR Summit 2017: Courtside for the Convergence of Realities

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Microsoft. Building on the fact that 91% of all HoloLens applications built in Unity, Brandon Bray, Principal Group Manager of Microsoft, announced that mixed reality will soon be available for Unity developers. Google Tango with Unity.

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Designing the User Experience for WebAR, with Google's Interaction Developer Austin McCasland

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Austin McCasland is a UX prototyper working with Google, and he and Alan chat about the finer points of UX design for AR. He's designed and developed Paint Space AR, named by Apple as one of the best apps of 2017 and currently works full time at Google as an AR Interaction designer. Let's dive right in; you work at Google as a UX designer -- user experience, for those who don't know -- walk us through what you do on a daily basis. I just spoke at Google IO.

NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute Aims to Train 100,000 Developers this Year

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NVIDIA announced the company plans to train as many as 100,000 developers through the Deep Learning institute over the course of this year (2017). According to NVIDIA, the surging demand for deep learning developers will require the company to train ten times as many developers as they did in 2016. More than 10,000 developers have already been trained by NVIDIA using AWS on the applied use of deep learning.

2018 In Review: The Year Standalones Took VR And AR Everywhere

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A number of VR developers are quietly working on projects for this year and beyond, while 2018 saw 17,000 standalone $200 Oculus Go VR headsets purchased by Walmart and deployed at stores everywhere to train employees. Also in 2018, the United States Army awarded Microsoft a contract worth nearly half a billion dollars to augment U.S. Microsoft’s HoloLens as seen on the International Space Station. Magic Leap reportedly lost out on the contract won by Microsoft.

Digital Vandalism, in the Name of Feminism - XR News for September 4, 2019

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Google's got you covered, or rather, your cash: they've developed an AR app to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. A white paper published by Microsoft found that test scores among students using immersive technologies improved by as much as 22 percent , with the effect maintained over a period of weeks, including increased performance on skills-based tasks and gains in knowledge, abstract reasoning, and critical thinking.

Investors Guide: Investing in AI and AR Stocks is the New Gold

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Even though it is still in its early stages, augmented reality glasses and software are already being used as a tool to train workers on how to repair manufacturing equipment and to teach new surgeons how to best perform their jobs. Apple ( AAPL ) is reportedly involved in acquisitions and partnerships (last one was with Lumus ), Microsoft ( MSFT ) is constantly upgrading their Windows Mixed Reality , and Facebook ( FB ) is partnering with Intel.

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XR in the Classroom

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Now with immersive technology proving its merits in research projects and tech giants like Google and Microsoft creating programs to bring the tech to students ; XR is becoming a realistic option for educators. In addition to creating more engaging and impactful learning experiences, XR can be used for lesson planning, teacher training, and online education. Here are some of the most promising XR initiatives and solutions in the education sector : Google Expeditions .

Augmented reality is reaching a mature state according to Gartner

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thanks to a better training). Traditionally, leading tech vendors have invested in distributed network infrastructure, but many of them (such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft) are adapting to a new paradigm to support localized, persistent, collaborative, shared, multiuser interactions.

Virtual Reality is officially a fad. I am out

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But today, I have changed my mind: it has been scientifically proven that VR is a fad and so I’m going down this hype train and you should do that as well. I work in virtual reality since 2014, when I have fallen in love with this technology after having tried an Oculus DK2.

XR News – August 12, 2019 – Meet Bobby, the 3D-Scanned Teddy Bear

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NASA has used Microsoft’s HoloLens AR system to design its 2020 Mars rover. Google has revived its Google Glass project for enterprise applications. Osso VR partnered with UCLA to do a Surgical Training Study Showing VR Beats Traditional Training by 130% Audi, Unreal Engine & Mackevision introduce a new digital showroom in Web3D, VR and AR. NASA has used Microsoft’s HoloLens AR system to design its 2020 Mars rover.The U.S.

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Facebook Open-sources AI Habitat To Help Robots Navigate Realistic Environments

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Facebook AI Research is making available AI Habitat , a simulator that can train AI agents that embody things like a home robot to operate in environments meant to mimic typical real-world settings like an apartment or office.

EON Reality UK, The Landing and KPMG Manchester Discuss VR, AR and The Future

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We have very good relationships with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google, but you’re free to choose the programming languages and alliance partner that best fits the requirements of your project.

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. Google releases an opensource library for hand tracking. Google has released opensource a library for tracking your hands on a mobile device.

The AR Show: End-User Focus Will Win AR

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An industrial company approached Scope AR to ask if its technology could be used for training. Google Glass was released in 2013, which wasn’t powerful enough. But the real inflection point for enterprise AR hardware came in 2015: Microsoft Hololens.

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Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals

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While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators , i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this holiday weekend. Microsoft ‘Mixed Reality’ Headset Discounts. Google Daydream View Sale.

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

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Ideas on the ground and on board: The airport industry first began toying with wearable technology with the release of the original Google Glass in 2013. More recently, the use of wearable augmented and virtual reality devices by airport and airline technicians to train, perform maintenance, and receive remote support has gained traction. That year, SITA worked with Helsinki Airport to explore visualizing airport operations with the Microsoft HoloLens.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.17): E3 VR, Vive Cosmos reveal and much more!

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I’m trying to solve this issue appealing to Google, but more than ever consider donating money on Patreon to sustain this blog , that takes me a lot of time and various expenses, to keep it alive. FRL is releasing interesting material for AI training. training).

Augmented Reality in the Movies: When Fantasy Becomes Reality

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Items like Google Glass and Focals offer consumers today the ability to text, update their calendar and even control their smart homes directly from their glasses. Microsoft imitates the technology used here with its mixed reality headset HoloLens. More specifically, Google Glass.

XRDC Interviews AR and VR Industry Experts in Healthcare Report

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And recently, AR glasses like HoloLens are being used to train doctors and specialists. Creating new standalone headsets make sharing VR a social experience, which can aid in training and group activities. Are you attending XRDC’s AR and VR conference in San Francisco on October 14-15?

Exclusive: Inside Europe’s Amazing New Volumetric Capture Studio, Dimension

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In a huge room in a corner of the park sits this colossal new rig, assembled with the help of Digital Catapult and built to Microsoft’s mixed reality specifications as seen in its own Redmond and San Francisco studios.

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Leaping Into the AR Magicverse?

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There are plenty of players like Microsoft HoloLens and DAQRI which consistently deliver not only cool demos, but real use-cases for holographic Mixed Reality Click To Tweet. Considering how much flack Microsoft gets for its FOV, it seems unfair to cut Magic Leap any slack on that.

Making Everyone an Expert, with Scope AR's Scott Montgomerie

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The old-school way to train someone for a task involves memorization, repetition, and practice, in order to make it like second nature. So why train, when AR makes it obsolete? Scott is the CEO and co-founder of Scope AR, a global leader in developing augmented reality solutions and products for industrial clients focused around field maintenance, manufacturing, and training. There was a couple of Google Glass type things. This is going to revolutionize training."

Eido Inoue tells us everything we need to know about HADO and location based augmented reality

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Between that, I worked on consumer cloud software with Google for five years… managing engineering teams for Gmail, Japanese mobile, Google Labs, and social (Blogger etc.) In my spare time, I enjoy training and running full marathons around the world and playing games on my PSVR.

The Down-Low on What You Need to Know (to be competitive in the XR field), with SuperData's Carter Rogers.

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I think we've seen the Go has seen some early success, with companies like Walmart announcing that they were buying a lot of them to train employees for things like customer service. And I can definitely see some of these standalone headsets fitting in a middle ground between PC and things like the Oculus Go, where -- let's say -- a training solution might be more immersive than just watching a passive video. I think the more specialized the training is, the better fit it is for PC.

Lyft Patents Show How AR & VR Could Change Ridesharing

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Lyft drivers would access this information through an AR headset, such as a Microsoft HoloLens, Google Glass, or Magic Leap, which would place the digital content directly in the view of the Lyft driver, or through an AR enabled smartphone.