UK Start-Up Secures $3.4M To Bring AR To Retail Stores


Dent Reality, a London-based start-up behind a pioneering AR platform, has raised £2.5m ($3.4m) in funding to expand its pioneering work across the retail sector. The team will expand to new stores and retailers, and open up the platform to new markets.

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Microsoft’s decision to shutter its retail stores is a mistake

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Taking a cue from Apple, Microsoft had the concept of modern retail experience almost perfect. Computing Opinion Coronavirus microsoft store Microsoft StoresSo why give up?


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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's all-digital Xbox Series S is on sale for $10 off at several retailers

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SAVE $10: Amazon , Walmart , GameStop , and the Microsoft Store all had the Xbox Series S on sale for $289.99 at Amazon , Walmart , GameStop , and in the Microsoft Store. That's $10 off its suggested retail price of $289.99, which works out to a 3% savings. Credit: Microsoft.

Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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While E-commerce and digital marketing have proven to be effective platforms, Virtual Reality (VR) is the next innovative technology that will improve and impact the retail and marketing sectors, with market-foresight advisory firm ABI Research forecasting that VR in retail and marketing sectors is expected to generate US$1.8 Consumers’ awareness together with investment by retailers and brands will drive the VR retail and marketing market.

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The HoloLens Application that Wants to Save eCommerce Retailers Millions


Students from Georgia Tech are working with Microsoft and Walmart to increase efficiency in warehouses using Mixed Reality. Much has been made of the use of robots to increase efficiency in warehouses —with web retailers such as Amazon announcing significant investment in that area. The post The HoloLens Application that Wants to Save eCommerce Retailers Millions appeared first on VRScout. News ecommerce Imagine Cup Microsoft HoloLens Oculogx

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Hands-On: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Is A Serious Improvement, Pre-Orders Now Shipping


Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 has officially begun shipping to pre-order customers at the cost of $3,500. It’s not perfect, but Microsoft’s next-gen MR headset has set a new standard for MR headsets. For larger companies looking to connect their entire team with HoloLens 2 headsets, Microsoft is offering a package that includes Dynamic 365 Remote Assist on each MR headset at the cost of $125 per user – per month. Image Credit: Microsoft. Image Credit: Microsoft.

HP Teases New VR Headset Designed In Collaboration With Microsoft & Valve


With all the hype surrounding yesterday’s release of Half-Life: Alyx, many may have missed HP’s announcement regarding a mysterious new VR headset built in partnership with Microsoft and Valve Corporation. Information is sparse at the moment, though HP makes some pretty bold claims on its website: “Developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft, the next-gen HP VR headset delivers a more immersive, comfortable and compatible experience than the previous generation.

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. It was an impressive demonstration, but even more impressive was a quick showcase of heading to a furniture retailer’s web page. Microsoft microsoft windows 10

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.” Microsoft confirmed that just as there are specifications for Windows VR headsets, there are similar specifications that must be met for any given OEMs implementation of the Windows VR motion controllers.

Microsoft’s HoloLens Readiness Partner Program Comes To The EU

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That’s where Microsoft’s HoloLens Agency Readiness Partner Program comes in. Just as its long-winded title suggests, this scheme is designed to recognize studios that have a broad knowledge of and lots of experience with Microsoft’s MR headset. Current partners in the US already include Taqtile, and POP but, today, Microsoft is announcing an expansion into the EU with six new partners.

Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets


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. Now Microsoft has announced that they want to be a major part of virtual reality too. The post Microsoft Wants to Power Virtual Reality Headsets appeared first on VRScout.

PlayStation VR Demos Coming to Hundreds of US Retailers

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When it comes to virtual reality, you really do have to ‘see it to believe it’, so Sony is joining the ranks of HTC and Oculus in opening demo spaces for their VR headset to retailers nationwide. Oculus currently demos ‘by appoint only’ at Best Buy , and HTC Vive has open demos at Micro Center , GameStop and Microsoft Stores nationwide if you’re looking to try out all three before buying.

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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. Previously, many of these headsets could be found at Microsoft’s online store and elsewhere.

Welp, Bezos Owns Bond Now

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Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries

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One of the most well known mixed reality devices, Microsoft’s HoloLens, has had a pretty good year. Developers are charging forward with various entertainment and productivity applications (over 80 in the Microsoft store to date) and businesses are finding new ways to utilize the head mounted display as well. HoloLens is now available to pre-order exclusively from the Microsoft Store. As for a retail edition of the device? Microsoft HoloLens

The Microsoft Store Is Selling Zunes or Whatever in Heaven Now

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Dearly beloved, we are gathered to mourn the loss, and celebrate the memory, of all 82 of Microsoft’s retail locations. we hardly knew ye microsoft microsoft store

Windows 10X Reportedly Won't Ship in 2021 as Microsoft Shifts Priorities

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Despite being announced back in the fall of 2019 and having already suffered from multiple delays, a new report is claiming that Windows 10X won’t ship in 2021 and possibly may never see an official retail launch.

Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

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While Microsoft has been full steam ahead on the augmented reality side of Windows Mixed Reality via HoloLens, the company has had very little to say in the last year about the VR side of its platform. SEE ALSO Microsoft Affirms VR Isn't a Focus for Xbox Scarlett.

Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Laptop 3 discounted at Best Buy

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These devices normally retail at hefty prices, but today you can get them at Best Buy for as low as $550. Computing Deals Mobile laptop deals Microsoft Surface Go 2 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Surface Pro Deals tablet deals

Smartglasses-As-A-Store: How the Next E-Commerce Clicks Will Happen in ‘Bricks’


Brands like Bosch, Nreal, 0glasses, and Am Glass by Pacific Future joined Magic Leap, Vuzix, Microsoft HoloLens, and Epson Moverio this year, delivering a new way to experience 2D and 3D content and features.

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Become a Microsoft Office expert at your own pace with a $29 course

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TL;DR: As of March 15, a lifetime subscription to eLearnOffice Microsoft Office eLearning is just $29. Microsoft Office has been the major power player in businesses for years now, and it doesn't look like it's going away any time soon.

Learn all about Microsoft Office with a lifetime subscription to this eLearning platform

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TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to eLearnOffice Microsoft Office eLearning is on sale for £21.99, saving you 85% on list price. Microsoft Office has been the major power player in businesses for years now, and it doesn't look like it's going away any time soon.

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Get Microsoft Office plus 8 training courses on how to use it at a major discount

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TL;DR: Through May 31, The Premium Microsoft Office Training Bundle and Lifetime License of MS Office Professional for Windows 2021 are on sale for just $79.99, when they're usually worth $1,949. The complete Microsoft Office 2021 software is a $349 value just on its own.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 to Officially go on Sale in September

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Microsoft might not be doing much virtual reality (VR) development but its dedication to augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) has never been stronger. The announcement was made by Microsoft’s executive vice president Harry Shum in a speech at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai this week reports Reuters. Retailing for $3,000 USD the headset was purely enterprise-focused. Microsoft Microsoft HoloLens 2.0

A screen extender plus Microsoft Office is a match made in productivity heaven — and it's $348 off

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TL;DR: As of April 19, this Mobile Pixels Duex Plus, which comes with Microsoft Office Lifetime License for Mac , is on sale for just $299.99, which is 53% off its regular price of $648. The second part of this deal includes lifetime access to Microsoft Office for either Mac or Windows.

Microsoft Says It's Investigating a Fix for Disconnecting Xbox Series X Controllers

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While millions of gamers are still struggling to find a retailer that have an Xbox Series X in stock, those who already have their hands on the device may have noticed that their controllers aren’t staying connected to their consoles.

Microsoft Discounts Windows VR Headsets for Black Friday Sale, Up to $100 Off

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Microsoft’s Windows “Mixed Reality” headsets are now on sale for up to $100, bringing the cheapest among them to just $300. The sale is going on until 11:59 PM PST on November 27, 2017 ( your local time ), and is only available in Microsoft retail and online store in the US and Canada. Image courtesy Microsoft. from left to right: Lenovo, Acer, Dell, HP – image courtesy Microsoft.

‘Tis The Season to VR


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. November has just started and with it come the Christmas and Hanukkah decorations and displays across retail stores in the U.S. While VR hasn’t gone mainstream yet, we are nearing a tipping point and retail experts agree. Low cost VR headsets can now be found at big box retailers like TJ Maxx stores.

Microsoft HoloLens optimizes Ford designs


Ford has started equipping its designers with Microsoft’s HoloLens , the augmented reality technology Microsoft is rolling out for commercial and industrial applications. “The potential of these devices, is that they could one day replace your phones, TVs, and all these screens,” said Alex Kipman, Microsoft Technical Fellow and chief inventor of Microsoft’s pioneering augmented reality headset HoloLens.



Microsoft recently announced that it will be launching its own enterprise Metaverse in 2022, and users will be able to access business tools like MS Excel and PowerPoint on it (yeey, great news ha!). e-commerce and retail giants, if they don’t adapt.

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Saturday's Best Deals: Samsung 70" 4K TV, Asus Gaming Monitor, Cutlery Brushes, 2L Hydration Bladder, Grepro Jump Starter, and More

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A Samsung 70-inch smart 4K tv and a Grepro jump starter lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more.

Wednesday's Best Deals: Google Pixel 3, EA Play, Titanfall 2, Gooloo 4000A Jump Starter, Aukey Electric Standing Desk, Pacifica Skincare Sale, and More

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Enterprise AR Trends for 2020 and Beyond


AR has penetrated almost all the industries: automotive, professional services, education and training, retail, architecture, and healthcare. One of the Ongoing Enterprise AR Trends: Retail Transformation .

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Tuesday's Best Deals: AirPods Pro, Aukey Wireless Power Bank, Mortal Kombat 11, LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty, Dyson V7 Animal, Tree Hut Sale, and More

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Xbox One is sold out (almost) everywhere — here’s where to get one today

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Microsoft ha stopped production of various Xbox One consoles, resulting in it being hard to find. Here are some retailers that still have the system in stock. Deals Gaming Commerce 2020 Microsoft Where To Buy Xbox One Xbox One S

The 10 Coolest Concept Gadgets That Never Made It to Stores

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The annals of tech history are littered with gadgets that arrived DOA at retail, but some of the most promising devices were actually concepts that never even made it out the door.