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 Patents Mixed Reality Wand for HoloLens

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Microsoft has patented wand controllers for use with HoloLens. 2017 has been a big year for Microsoft in Mixed Reality. Microsoft Patent: Augmented reality input device [link] pic.twitter.com/TIz7KeTBbt.

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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.

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.

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.

Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology

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Microsoft Research has devised two novel methods for more realistic haptic feedback on virtual reality controllers. Microsoft Research’s new experimental controllers bring kinesthetics into the VR space, offering two types of force-feedback applied to fully-tracked motion controllers.

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Microsoft Says New Surface Studio is VR Ready(ish)

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Announced just last week, Microsoft’s Surface Studio all-in-one computer has been met with excitement and touted as an example of the company’s new approach to innovation. Microsoft says Surface Studio is made for designers and creators.

Microsoft’s HoloLens Now Helps Elevator Technicians Work Smarter

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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.

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. The post Hands-on: Acer VR Headset for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft is Building VR MMO for Xbox and PC, Job Listing Indicates

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A job listing for a Senior Design Manager position on Microsoft’s “Xbox Mixed Reality team” says that the company is “looking to build a massively social gaming and entertainment experience for both the PC and the console.”

Halo VR Is Coming From Microsoft And 343 Industries

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Microsoft confirmed today it is working with 343 Industries to bring its epic Halo series to its Windows Mixed Reality platform. Microsoft continues to use the term “Mixed Reality” to refer to the entire spectrum of immersive gadgets.

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 to Debut VR Dev Kits for Windows Holographic in March

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Microsoft has confirmed that development kits of VR headsets for their Windows Holographic platform are in the works and will make their debut at GDC 2017 in March. Today Microsoft confirmed that VR headsets from major manufacturers are set to launch in 2017.

Microsoft Reveals VR Headsets Coming From Top Manufacturers, Starting at $299

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The number of big-name manufacturers getting into VR is going to increase substantially with the entry of Microsoft VR hardware partners, revealed on stage today at Microsoft’s hardware-focused event.

Microsoft Reveals $300 VR Headsets With 3D Windows Push

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Microsoft is currently hosting a press event in which it’s showcasing the latest version of its Windows 10 operating system, and it means big things for both virtual and mixed reality. A little later on, Microsoft brought its HoloLens mixed reality headset onto the stage.

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.

Minimum Specs for Microsoft’s Windows 10 AR/VR Interface Are Impressively Low

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In a compatibility test application from recent Windows 10 test builds, Microsoft has revealed some minimum specs for Windows Holographic, the Windows 10 interface and platform for VR and AR devices which will include inexpensive headsets from big manufacturers.

Microsoft HoloLens Concept Eliminates Need For Construction Blueprints [Video]

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Microsoft Reveals Asus Mixed Reality Headset, New Design from Dell

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Today at Computex 2017, the annual IT expo held in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft revealed more from their line-up of affordable Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, including Asus’ headset and an updated design from Dell.

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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Watch The Microsoft HoloLens Project a 360-Video Into the Real World

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Taking A Detailed Look Inside The Microsoft HoloLens Headset

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Microsoft: “Holiday 2017 is Going to be Phenomenal”, E3 to See More Mixed Reality Announcements

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Microsoft Technical Fellow and chief inventor of HoloLens, Alex Kipman, took the stage today at Microsoft Build 2017 to show off a number of upcoming mixed reality hardware and software streaming out of the company and its partners.

Microsoft Patents AR Controller, Possibly For HoloLens

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The developer kits for Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset are controlled with basic gesture recognition, getting users to pinch the air to interact with user interfaces and more. Microsoft did showcase a controller for HoloLens when it debuted its Project X-Ray shooter back in 2015, but we haven’t seen it since and it looks very different to the device shown in the patent. Microsoft VR Industry News

This Demo Shows What ‘Pokemon GO’ Could Be Like on the Microsoft Hololens

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The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens

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The Australian Air Force and Saab Australia are trialing the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset as the Australian military evolves into a “fifth-generation fighting force.” The post The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens appeared first on VRScout.

Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets

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Microsoft unveiled their vision of a mixed reality world today at Computex in Taipei. . When Microsoft first announced their HoloLens augmented reality headset, they also showed off their Windows Holographic platform, which let developers build Windows 10 apps and experiences for the device.

Steam Will Support Microsoft’s Windows-based VR Headsets

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Windows-based VR headsets on the way from Microsoft’s partners will work with Valve Software’s Steam. For now, Valve and Microsoft declined to provide additional details. “Working with Microsoft to include SteamVR compatibility with these devices is also a big step in growing VR as an open platform for developers and consumers. Microsoft’s VR hand controllers are like a mashup of of the Vive and Rift controllers.

Microsoft Launches Its Windows VR Platform

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As part of today’s free Fall Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft is launching its own platform — officially dubbed “Windows Mixed Reality” — that supports multiple headsets made by some of the most recognized electronics manufacturers in the world. You’ll also be able to access the Windows Store and download native VR apps like Halo: Recruit , offering just a small taste of Microsoft’s famed gaming franchise in VR for the first time.

Microsoft Publishes New System Requirements for Windows VR Headsets, and An App to Check Your PC

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As the holiday launch of the Windows VR headsets nears , Microsoft has published a new set of system requirements and an app allowing you to see if your PC will be ready for the company’s “Mixed Reality” platform. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

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Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Microsoft. Halo is coming to Microsoft-based immersive systems. Microsoft is also expected to roll out the Xbox One X in November.

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Preview with Mixed Reality Improvements

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Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with shell, gaming, Task Manager, mixed reality, and delivery optimization improvements. Microsoft has released many such updates, including three major ones: November Update , Anniversary Update , and Creators Update. First up, if you’re using an Azure AD Premium Microsoft account, you can now reset your password and PIN straight from the lock screen. For gaming, Microsoft has fixed two issues.

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 Reveals Dell and Asus VR Headset Designs

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Microsoft’s planned roll out of a whole suite of VR headsets continues with the revelation of designs from Dell and ASUS. The Microsoft roll out is one of the most interesting plays for VR dominance given the headsets are extremely light weight and feature precise tracking that requires no outside hardware — so they are much more convenient to set up than a Rift and Vive. No extra USB ports or wall-mounting needed to use the Microsoft-powered headsets.

Microsoft Shows AR/VR Concept That Could Revolutionize How We Work

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Microsoft owns the enterprise computing space. During the keynote address of its annual Build conference, Microsoft invited members of the Cirque du Soleil team up on stage. The members each donned a Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset and started showing the crowd how these products can be used in enterprise collaboration. The newcomer was said to be wearing one of Microsoft’s upcoming VR headsets rather than a HoloLens.

A Microsoft HoloLens Mixed Reality Mannequin Challenge

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Microsoft just used their HoloLens for the first mixed reality Mannequin Challenge. Now the large corporation that is Microsoft is bringing us their own version of #MannequinChallenge but with their own unique twist. News Actiongram Augmented Reality HoloLens Microsoft

Sony’s Smurfs Partner With Microsoft’s HoloLens For VR Experience

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Microsoft Research Reveals New, Slimmed Down AR Glasses

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The Microsoft Research Team revealed a new pair of augmented reality glasses today that offer an exciting form factor, even if their performance isn’t up to snuff. The new lenses were made known to the world in a research paper titled Holographic Near-Eye Displays for Virtual and Augmented Reality penned by Microsoft’s Andrew Maimone , Andreas Georgio and Joel Kollin. AR Microsoft VR Industry News SIGGRAPH

Microsoft Reveals Motion Controllers For Windows VR Headsets

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In a keynote today Microsoft is revealing a long-awaited missing piece of its Windows mixed reality platform – motion controllers. Microsoft’s HoloLens is a $3,000 entirely self-contained wearable computer that delivers augmented reality (AR) rather than virtual reality (VR).