Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2

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Microsoft’s Japanese-speaking hologram steals the show at Inspire 2019. Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headset was front-and-center at the 2019 Inspire conference as the company showcased their latest advancements in artificial intelligence as well as mixed reality hologram technology.

Microsoft Patents Wand-Like Augmented Reality Controller

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Microsoft’s HoloLens already has a physical input device, the HoloLens Clicker, but in a recently published patent, we may be getting a peek into what the company was initially planning before they decided to include each HoloLens with the tiny 3DoF device. image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems

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Microsoft researchers have created a tool that could make VR more accessible to users with impaired vision. The post Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

Microsoft Is Shutting Down Its 3D Asset Platform, Remix 3D

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Microsoft is getting rid of its answer to Sketchfab and Google Poly early next year. ” Microsoft hopes to “streamline our offerings in this space” with this move. ” Microsoft launched Remix 3D as part of a Windows 10 update back in 2017.

Most Windows VR Headsets Have Vanished from the Microsoft Store, Limited Stock Elsewhere

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Following months of steep discounts, most of the Windows VR headsets have vanished from Microsoft’s online store and are showing limited or no stock at other retailers. Microsoft has yet to offer an explanation, but signs are pointing toward discontinuation of some headsets.

Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Demo from MWC 2019

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At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona today Microsoft unveiled HoloLens 2, the next iteration of the company’s standalone AR headset. The post Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Demo from MWC 2019 appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft Hints At Minecraft AR Experience Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

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Now, at the cusp of the legendary franchises 10th anniversary, Microsoft is teasing a brand new Minecraft experience that will—based on the video provided—have users crafting and mining throughout real-world environments.

Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Livestream Here @ 9:00AM PT

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Microsoft is expected to reveal HoloLens 2 at its MWC Media Event today in Barcelona and you can catch the official livestream right here. The post Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Reveal Livestream Here @ 9:00AM PT appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft Unveils the HoloLens 2

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After years of waiting, Microsoft has finally updated its industry-leading augmented reality device, the HoloLens. Don't Miss: Hands-On with Spatial's Remote Meeting App on Microsoft HoloLens Physically, the device itself isn't a huge departure from the original HoloLens.

Report: Microsoft Holding a HoloLens 2 Press Event Next Month

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According to a report from The Verge , an upcoming Microsoft press event is likely to offer the first glimpse of HoloLens 2. Microsoft sent out press invites this week to an event that it will host just ahead of MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month.

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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“Future Halo experiences” Coming to Windows VR Headsets, Microsoft Says

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Microsoft today announced that 343 Industries, the studio tasked with overseeing the Halo franchise, will be creating Halo- themed experiences for the company’s lineup of VR headsets. Alex Kipman, image courtesy Microsoft.

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 Remote Assist Now Available for Android in Preview

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Just weeks after revealing plans to port one of its most vital augmented reality products from HoloLens to the smartphone world, Microsoft has finally opened the mobile software floodgates to the public.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about. Here’s the full list of the participating Microsoft Stores: UNITED STATES.

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Microsoft Launches Closed Beta Sign-Ups for Minecraft Earth Mobile Augmented Reality Game

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As promised back in May, Microsoft has opened up its closed beta program for those interested in signing up and diving into the world of Minecraft Earth as soon as possible.

Microsoft Affirms No Plans for VR on Xbox Consoles

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” Now, it appears, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming Mike Nichols has put a final nail in the Xbox One VR coffin in a recent GamesIndustry.biz interview, saying the company doesn’t have “any plans specific to Xbox One consoles.”

Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S. Army with AR Headsets

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Microsoft has won a $480 million contract with the U.S. Army which is poised to outfit soldiers with 100,000 Microsoft-built AR headsets. SEE ALSO Microsoft Affirms New HoloLens Headset is in Development. The post Microsoft Wins $480M Defense Contract to Provide U.S.

Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).” Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed.

Newly Revealed Microsoft Patent Points Towards HoloLens 2

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Microsoft is set to announce their HoloLens 2 in February. Do these patents show the future of Microsoft’s AR device? There’s currently a lot of discussion surrounding Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, which is rumored to be making its unveiling at Mobile World Congress in February.

Microsoft Opens Mixed Reality Capture Studios & Academy in San Francisco Reactor Space

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Microsoft today announced the opening of its Mixed Reality Capture Studios and a ‘Mixed Reality Academy’ in the company’s San Francisco Reactor dev space. Microsoft expects to license its MR capture studios in other major markets worldwide.

Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

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Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Affirms New HoloLens Headset is in Development

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Despite some reports last year suggesting that Microsoft may have discontinued HoloLens, the company has affirmed its work on a new version of the AR headset. Image courtesy Microsoft. The post Microsoft Affirms New HoloLens Headset is in Development appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft Uses HoloLens 2 to Demo Multi-Language Speaking Avatar That Looks Just Like You

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Thankfully, as one of the few who has actually used the Microsoft HoloLens 2, I'm fairly certain that this latest demonstration is an accurate representation of what we have in store when using the device.

Microsoft Employees Aren’t Happy About $479M HoloLens Military Contract

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Last week a collection of Microsoft employees penned a letter to the companies CEO, Satya Nadella, and its president, Brad Smith, expressing their open discontent regarding a $479M contract with the United States military that would introduce roughly 100,000 HoloLens MR headsets to the battlefield.

Microsoft Shows Windows in VR, Gives Acer VR Headset to Vision Summit Audience

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Brandon Bray, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, took the stage at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 to show a little more of what Microsoft has planned for the VR side of things when the first Windows Holographic headsets come later this year.

U.S. Army To Receive 100,000 Microsoft HoloLens Headsets

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Microsoft lands $479M contract to put the MR headsets into the hands of soldiers in active combat zones. Army thanks to a huge $479 million contract between the legendary military branch and Microsoft. Army would expect all 100,000 HoloLens devices from Microsoft.

Airbus Partners with Microsoft to Begin Selling HoloLens 2 Software After Successful AR Pilot Program

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is so impressed with the boost in productivity it has gained from Microsoft's HoloLens, the company will begin offering augmented reality software to its customers.

Ukrainian Military Testing Microsoft HoloLens for Battle

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The Microsoft HoloLens could be heading to the battlefield soon. Microsoft has already shown their “mixed reality” headset’s applications in medicine, architecture, space , and now, soldiers in the Ukrainian military may begin wearing the device.

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 AR Headset

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Microsoft unveiled the second generation of its standalone HoloLens AR headset at a press conference in Barcelona, Spain. HoloLens 2 features enhanced field of view, “fully articulated hand tracking” and better comfort overall, according to Microsoft. Microsoft showed avatars which could mimic real-world movements as well as interactions that spanned voice commands and phones. AR Alex Kipman HoloLens 2 microsoft

Microsoft Video Teases Likely HoloLens 2 Reveal at MWC Later This Month

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Microsoft is starting to ramping up the teasing for its upcoming press event at MWC on the 24th. At the end of the video, flashing text reads out BARCELONA 02 24 19, the same date of Microsoft’s upcoming press event at MWC 2019 later this month.

Microsoft Acquires ‘The Mage’s Tale’ Studio inXile Entertainment

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The studio behind first-person VR dungeon crawler The Mage’s Tale (2017) , inXile Entertainment , has been acquired by Microsoft Studios. ” SEE ALSO Microsoft Acquires 'The Mage's Tale' Studio inXile Entertainment community””].

Microsoft Reveals Motion Controllers for Mixed Reality Headsets Coming This Holiday

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Today Microsoft has unveiled their Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers. The controllers fill in a major gap in Microsoft’s strategy to become the “most complete platform across the broadest range of mixed reality devices and experiences.”