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.

Report: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Set To Launch Next Month

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We have, of course, reached out to Microsoft itself to confirm whether or not this is true. It is, as the name suggests, an updated take on Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, projecting virtual images into the real world and letting you interact with them.

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 Files ‘Virtual Reality Floor Mat’ Patent, Possibly Aimed at an Xbox VR Headset

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A Microsoft patent application for a ‘virtual reality floor mat’ describes a special mat which defines a virtual playspace and can be used for tracking. Microsoft’s virtual reality mat patent application is a curious one. Image courtesy Microsoft.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Dev: “we will try our darnedest to make VR support happen”

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Microsoft Flight Simulator seemed like the ideal candidate for VR support when it was unveiled back at E3 2019 in June, however word got out at E3 that the studio hadn’t fully committed to supporting VR headsets at launch.

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.

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 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.

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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HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces

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HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s second enterprise-level AR headset, is now shipping. The post HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces appeared first on UploadVR. AR Microsoft VR Industry News ar AR headset HoloLens HoloLens 2 HoloLens 2 AR microsoft top stories

Microsoft Introduces New AR/VR Apps for Remote Assistance, Layout Visualization

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Microsoft appears to be seeing strong traction with HoloLens in the enterprise space , and the company continues to expand its “Mixed Reality” platform in that sector, promising businesses time and money savings.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 Launches HoloLens 2 for Enterprise Customers

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Microsoft today announced that its latest AR headset, HoloLens 2, is finally shipping. Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 back in February and has started selling the headset today. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Wows Inspire Crowd With Language-translating HoloLens Hologram

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Microsoft’s on-stage HoloLens demonstrations haven’t always been impressive , but a new one at the company’s Inspire event (via The Verge ) is nothing short of amazing. Whether Microsoft brings this concept to its own Mixed Reality Headsets initiative remains to be seen.

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 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 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.

“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 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.

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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Microsoft Researchers Explore Eye Tracking Uses For VR

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Microsoft researchers released some new work related to eye-tracking this week. The paper from Microsoft researchers helps explain some of those potential applications. The post Microsoft Researchers Explore Eye Tracking Uses For VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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 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 Announces Release Date For Minecraft Earth AR Sandbox Mobile Game

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Thankfully, our wishes were finally granted yesterday as Microsoft revealed that early access would begin rolling out to various countries beginning next month , with plans for global compatibility by the end of the year. . Image Credit: Microsoft, Mojang.

Microsoft’s ‘DreamWalker’ Turns Everyday Commutes Into VR Walking Experiences

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Image Credit: Microsoft Research. In order to properly test the technology, Microsoft had several participants take a brief VR walking tour across their Research campus in Redmond, Washington. . Image Credit: Microsoft Research. “We Feature Image Credit: Microsoft Research.

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.

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.

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’s HoloLens Now Helps Elevator Technicians Work Smarter

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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 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.