Microsoft’s Battlefield AR Headset in Jeopardy After Deep Budget Cuts

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Microsoft’s big defense contract that looks to supply the US Army with modified HoloLens AR headsets isn’t going so well. Even then, that was allegedly $200 million short of what Microsoft needed to recuperate development costs.

Official VR Support Heading To ‘Microsoft Flight Sim’ This December


This past July Microsoft confirmed that Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 , the latest iteration of the companies legendary flight sim experience, would be receiving official VR support shortly after launch. Now it appears as though Microsoft is shifting its plans to include all PC VR headsets.


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Report: Microsoft Braces for Negative Field Tests of Military HoloLens

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Microsoft is supposedly gearing up to field test its HoloLens-based military AR headset, however a new report contends the company is bracing for impact, as it’s expecting negative feedback from soldiers. Microsoft’s IVAS contract has allegedly seen delays and quality problems.

Microsoft’s Metaverse Ambitions Grow as Teams Platform to Include 3D Avatars & Immersive XR Meetings

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Microsoft is making a strong bid to bolster its version of the metaverse as it looks to roll out 3D avatars and immersive meetings for its Microsoft Teams communication platform. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Files Patent To Bring Real-World Objects To VR


According to a patent filed to the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Microsoft has been working on a computer system that automatically converts physical objects into digital models viewable in VR. Image Credit: Microsoft. Feature Image Credit: Microsoft.

HoloLens Chief Alex Kipman to Leave Microsoft Amid Misconduct Allegations

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Alex Kipman is leaving Microsoft amid what an Insider report alleges to have stemmed from misconduct allegations leveled at the HoloLens co-creator. ” Military version of HoloLens (IVAS) | Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Wins Contract To Supply US Army With 120,000 HoloLens Headsets


The United States Army confirmed via an official statement yesterday that it has awarded Microsoft a contract to deliver 120,000 military-grade HoloLens AR headsets designed for use in a variety of combat scenarios. ” Image Credit: Microsoft.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Coming to SteamVR Headsets Next Week

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) VR support was scheduled to arrive sometime this month, but the wait is nearly over. Dacquin mentions that “as virtual reality continues to evolve, Microsoft Flight Simulator will continue to evolve too.”

Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2


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. Image Credit: Microsoft. Image Credit: Microsoft. The post Microsoft Shows Off Language-Translating Hologram Powered By HoloLens 2 appeared first on VRScout.

Microsoft Teams will now translate your calls — with a catch

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Microsoft Teams just added a feature that will make remote work easier -- human language translation that lets you pick the language you're listening to. Computing News Microsoft Microsoft Teams remote work

Microsoft to Expand Azure Kinect’s Computer Vision Tech to Commercial Market

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The technology behind Microsoft’s enterprise-focused computer vision camera, the Azure Kinect developer kit , will soon find its way into commercial products. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Reality Bytes: Apple, Microsoft & Best Buy

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This week on the Reality Bytes Microsoft ‘blocks’ blockchain technologies in Minecraft, Apple opens its Ultra Wideband chip (U1) to developers, and Best Buy plans to launch mini-retail stores.

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Microsoft quits its creepy, emotion-reading A.I.

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Microsoft announced it will stop the distribution of its emotion-reading A.I. Computing Mobile News Artificial intelligence big tech computer science Facial recognition system issues-in-ethics Microsoft privacyand heavily restrict its facial recognition software.

Microsoft Signs $22B Contract with US Army to Bring HoloLens 2 Tech to the Battlefield

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Following a prototyping phase started in 2019, Microsoft and the United States Army have announced they are moving to a production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), based on HoloLens 2 technology, through a contract worth up to $22 billion. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Amazon is having a FLASH SALE on Microsoft Office today

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Right now, you can get a 12-month subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal for $59 and save $30 on Microsoft Office Home and Business 2021.

Upcoming Microsoft Teams update could finally make chatting easier

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Microsoft continues to plan updates for its Teams app, continuing its 2022 productivity initiative with new features that could make chatting much easier. Computing Mobile News Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams Software

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is Finally Getting VR Controller Support, Coming in Mid-November

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) features PC VR headset support, although it’s notably missing the ability to use VR motion controllers. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is Finally Getting VR Controller Support, Coming in Mid-November appeared first on Road to VR.

This new Microsoft Teams feature is like Snapchat for your office chats

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Announced at Inspire 2022, Microsoft Teams is getting new features, including Video Clip, which lets you send short videos to your colleagues. Computing News collaboration Microsoft Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams teams

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Will Receive VR Support This Fall, But There’s A Catch


Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed via a joint press briefing with developer Asobo Studio that Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will in fact be receiving official VR support, beginning with the upcoming HP Reverb G2 later this year. Image Credit: Microsoft.

Microsoft Announces Mesh, a Foundation for Building Multi-user XR Applications

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Today during the Microsoft Ignite developer conference, the company announced Mesh, a new cloud-based service which Microsoft says will streamline the creation of multi-user XR applications. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Outlook is back online, router to blame for outage

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After being down all morning due to an issue with a router, Microsoft says Outlook is back online for all users. Computing News Microsoft Microsoft 365 Outlook Outlook outage

‘Microsoft Flight Sim’ VR Update Arrives Next Week Alongside Real-Time Snow & Ice


Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is having one hell of a month. Back in July during the companies initial reveal of VR compatibility, Microsoft stated that support would arrive first on the recently-released HP Reverb G2 Windows Mixed Reality headset.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) for PC is getting VR headset support sometime around the launch of HP’s upcoming PC VR headset, the HP Reverb G2. The post ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ VR Support Heading into Closed Beta Soon, Sign-ups Now Live appeared first on Road to VR.

Now Anyone Can Buy HoloLens 2 Direct from Microsoft

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HoloLens 2 has been available to Microsoft business partners and developers since last year, however anyone else interested in the augmented reality headset would have to jump through a few hoops first to get their hands on the device. Image courtesy Microsoft. Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft's Most Embarrassing Product Failures

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Microsoft is responsible for bringing many of us into the digital realm, introducing generations of consumers to the PC. Beyond Windows, Microsoft and its brand Xbox have been a driving force behind the growth of gaming, Office… Read more.

Top Gun Comes To VR In Free Microsoft Flight Simulator Expansion

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A free expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator brings the Top Gun experience to VR with new missions, challenges and aircraft. Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for PC and Xbox, with optional VR support for the former.

How to disable Microsoft OneDrive

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If you don't like or don't need Microsoft OneDrive, you can just get rid of it. Here's how to disable Microsoft OneDrive. Computing cloud storage Microsoft OneDrive onedrive OneDrive guide Windows 10

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2


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. With the HoloLens 2, Microsoft has made what appears to be a more consumer-friendly device than its original predecessor – although the company themselves dare not utter the “c-word” just yet.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Update 5 to Bring VR Performance Improvements

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Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) includes support for SteamVR headsets, however playing via VR requires some of the most modern (and consequently least available) PC components due to its demanding spec requirement. News Bits VR Game flight sim Microsoft flight simulator vr flight sim

Qualcomm & Microsoft Partner on “custom AR chips” for Next-gen, Light-weight Glasses

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Today during Qualcomm’s CES 2022 press conference, the company announced a partnership with fellow tech-giant Microsoft which will involve “designing custom AR chips and integrating software platforms.”

Best cheap Microsoft Surface Laptop deals for July 2021

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We tracked the deals to make it easier for you to find the best Microsoft Surface Laptop deals available today. Computing Deals best cheap Microsoft Surface deals commerce 2021 Microsoft 2021 microsoft surface deals Microsoft Surface sales

How to use Microsoft Edge efficiency mode

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Microsoft Edge efficiency mode reduces the browser's impact on system performance, saving battery life and CPU cycles. Computing Guides Browsers edge efficiency mode How-To Microsoft

Report Casts Doubt on HoloLens 3, Microsoft Says AR Headset is “doing great”

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Microsoft’s enterprise-focused HoloLens 3 may be dead in the water, as a recent report maintains that internal divisions have hobbled the company’s efforts to release its next AR headset as planned. Alex Kipman wearing HoloLens 2, Image courtesy Microsoft.

6 Microsoft Edge shortcuts you need to try

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If you're looking to save time during your busy day, check out these Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts. Computing Features edge Microsoft Edge shortcuts web browser Windows

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Microsoft announces Mesh, an XR collaboration platform. Alex Kipman promised us a Microsoft Ignite conference with an amazing level of immersion , and he kept his word. But since Microsoft owns one of those studios (and using it costs around $100K/day if I remember well!),

Microsoft plans to recognize Call of Duty devs’ new union

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Phil Spencer said Microsoft will recognize Raven Software's union once its deal with Activision Blizzard closes next year. Gaming News Activision Blizzard Microsoft phil spencer Raven Software Union

Spatial Beats: Apple, Microsoft & Meta

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This week, we look at Apple's AR plans, Microsoft's AR reorg, and Meta's Horizon Home. Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink.

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