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ExpressVPN Survey Explores Immersive Tech in the Workplace


ExpressVPN has conducted a survey of 1,500 employees and 1,500 employers to learn about attitudes toward immersive work. About a third of employees and almost as many employers who participated in the survey prefer video conferencing to in-person meetings. One potential reason: surveillance fears. Who Wants to Work in the Metaverse?

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The XR Week Peek (2023.01.23): Microsoft shuts down Altspace and MRTK, and more!

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Top news of the week (Image by Microsoft) Microsoft lays off 10,000 employees and shuts down its mixed reality projects This is seriously a bad period for the tech industry in general, and of course also for mixed reality. For sure, not having Microsoft backing it will slow down a lot of its development.

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‘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. As first reported by Eurogamer , Microsoft Flight Simulator is expected to head into closed beta sometime in late October or early November. DirectX : DirectX 11. VRAM : 8 GB.

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AR-Powered Hardhats Are Heading To The Mineshaft


The Microsoft HoloLens 2 could make mining safer. A research division working out of Cambria is developing a special bracket that lets them mount a Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset directly to a miner’s hardhat, allowing them instantaneous access to the Miner Operated Survey System (MOSS).

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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. According to Microsoft, the controllers would be shown on stage at its keynote but wouldn’t be available for hands-on demos at its Build developer conference this week.

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Survey results predict a surprisingly positive reception to Windows 11

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A new survey reveals that nearly half of a set of polled Windows users might end up upgrading to Microsoft's new operating system.

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Vive Still The Most Popular Headset For Developers, VRDC Survey Suggests

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Last August the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) published its first report on the state of the VR industry based off of a survey for developers. gap in last year’s survey, so both headsets have still grown in adoption. It might take some time before we see big changes in these surveys. 8% think it never will.

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