Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

Road to VR

Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about. Appointments, a Microsoft phone operator told Road to VR , aren’t necessarily required in some cases, although this depends on the location, so it’s best to confirm beforehand to double-check that both a demo unit and demo slot is available. Here’s the full list of the participating Microsoft Stores: UNITED STATES.

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This HoloLens App Wants to Kickstart Collaborative Mixed Reality

VRScout

Back in 2015, just weeks after the HoloLens was first unveiled to the world, Michael Hoffman left Microsoft—where he was responsible for creating many of the HoloLens showcase experiences such as the Trimble demo —to start the company with co-founder Raven Zachary , who had previously founded iPhoneDevCamp, the largest non-Apple iOS development conference. They became one of the first teams to join Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Partner Program.

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

Tech Trends VR

We talk to the first developers to join Microsoft’s HoloLens partner program about what the future of Mixed Reality looks like. It was really interesting to see Microsoft pivot towards enterprise with the HoloLens and I think it was absolutely the right move for them to make Click To Tweet. And while Portland is by no means a backwater, it’s still not a major tech or immersive content hub like LA or San Francisco either.

This HoloLens App Can Help The Visually Impaired Navigate

VRScout

Now one Portland-based HoloLens developer, Javier Davalos, is showing us what the mixed reality hardware can do to help the visually impaired. In a demonstration video shared on YouTube, Davalos walks us through his latest app for the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset that gives the user audio feedback to assist in navigating their environment. Letting the blind navigate their environment using sound.

Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub

VRScout

Seattle, or Portland, because you’re going up against giants like Google or Microsoft. Our local government is beginning to appreciate it, as are big enterprise organizations like Microsoft. Why Silicon Valley is looking north for new investment opportunities. Surrounded by towering mountains, picturesque lakes, and urban beaches, it’s easy to forget that Vancouver hosts a booming technology industry. For those in the know, that’s starting to change.

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‘Tis The Season to VR

VRScout

It was announcements and product launches galore with news coming from key players like Oculus, Sony, Microsoft and Google dominating the headlines almost every week. “Currently, the use of the virtual reality in retail environment is focused around PR opportunities, which help gain exposure for companies who invest in VR as way to be on the leading edge,” said Portland-based consumer trend forecaster, Jena Nesbitt.

Celebrate Earth Day at this extended reality festival

Hypergrid Business

Another immersive experience, “Ocean Alive Kinetic Experience” uses Microsoft XBOX 360 Kinect to visitors are transported to the bottom of the sea where they can interact with the ocean’s eco-system. It’s an immersive experience where you get to climb to the top of the tallest tree in Portland, Oregon.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

A developer out of Portland, OR named Javier Davalos has made an Hololens app that utilizes audio feedback for real-world navigation help for the visually impaired. The collaboration platform is device agnostic (so you could use a Microsoft Hololens while communicating with someone wearing an Oculus Rift), and the B2B company is focusing on the training and education space.

Vancouver Is Now One Of The Largest VR Hubs In The World

VRScout

Finger Food Studios, an XR organization whose clients and partners include Microsoft, Hootsuite, and Cirque du Soleil, was integral in securing $1.4 Now, with our talent pool and proximity to San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland, there’s been a huge uptick in business-to-business development. XR companies based in Vancouver have skyrocketed from 15 to 200 in just three short years. . A lot has changed in the XR industry since 2017.

Lighting the Torch for In-App AR Development, with TORCH’s Paul Reynolds

XR for Business Podcast

In 2016, Paul moved to Portland, Oregon, where he founded Torch to address this very problem. Microsoft’s got a great product around it. He worked for Microsoft last year. In 2016, Paul moved to Portland, Oregon, where he founded Torch to address this very problem.

Lighting the Torch for In-App AR Development, with TORCH's Paul Reynolds

XR for Business Podcast

In 2016, Paul moved to Portland, Oregon, where he founded Torch to address this very problem. Microsoft's got a great product around it. He worked for Microsoft last year. In 2016, Paul moved to Portland, Oregon, where he founded Torch to address this very problem. Game engines like the versatile Unity have long been the go-to for AR development, and for good reason.