Microsoft Reveals ‘Maquette’, a VR Tool for Spatial Ideation and Design

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Microsoft Maquette is a brand new VR tool from Microsoft which is all about prototyping spatial designs. Despite popping up out of nowhere, the tool looks like a quite polished first attempt even though it’s initially launching as a closed beta.

Our First Look At Microsoft HoloLens 2

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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.

Microsoft: The Path To Consumer AR Is ‘Measured In Years’

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 reveal event last week made one thing clear: this is an enterprise-driven device. According to Greg Sullivan, Director of Communications for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality arm, it could still be years. ” I did ask Sullivan if Microsoft might be planning any type of consumer stop-gap for HoloLens. Microsoft did launch the original HoloLens with some gaming applications. AR Experiences Hardware HoloLens 2 Microsoft VR Industry News

Microsoft Employees Aren’t Happy About $479M HoloLens Military Contract

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Last week a collection of Microsoft employees penned a letter to the companies CEO, Satya Nadella, and its president, Brad Smith, expressing their open discontent regarding a $479M contract with the United States military that would introduce roughly 100,000 HoloLens MR headsets to the battlefield.

Microsoft Reveals HoloLens 2 with More than 2x Field of View & 47 Pixels per-Degree

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Microsoft today revealed HoloLens 2 at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. Image courtesy Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft. Microsoft says that HoloLens 2 will be available for $3,500 (putting it squarely in the non-consumer category), and pre-orders are available starting today.

Microsoft Launches PC Check Tool For VR Headsets

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Planning to pick up one of Microsoft’s new virtual reality headsets when partners start rolling them out next month? Fortunately, Microsoft has a new tool that will help you with that. Microsoft will also be releasing a line of certified PCs for these headsets in two categories. Microsoft VR Industry NewsYou’ll want to make sure you’ve got a PC powerful enough to run them. Windows Mixed Reality PC Check is now available in the Windows Store.

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U.S. Army To Receive 100,000 Microsoft HoloLens Headsets

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Microsoft lands $479M contract to put the MR headsets into the hands of soldiers in active combat zones. Army thanks to a huge $479 million contract between the legendary military branch and Microsoft. Army would expect all 100,000 HoloLens devices from Microsoft.

Scope AR Secures $9.7M Series A to Develop AR Training & Remote Assistance Tools

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million Series A funding round to further develop it cross-platform AR work training and on-site instruction tools. ” SEE ALSO OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations.

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Grasp, Touch & Trigger In VR With Microsoft’s CLAW

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Earlier this month Microsoft showcased their latest ‘Haptic Link’ technology, creating a brand new solution for the realistic sensation of tension and pressure whilst immersed in VR. The post Grasp, Touch & Trigger In VR With Microsoft’s CLAW appeared first on VRScout.

Unity Reveals MARS Tool For More Robust AR Apps

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This understanding is so limiting to software design — and user experience — that companies like Magic Leap and Microsoft use the term “Mixed Reality” to try and differentiate their efforts from earlier ones.

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Microsoft Introduces HoloLens Mixed Reality To The Job Site

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Microsoft teases practical MR worker tools for Hololens at 2018 Build Developer Conference. I was trying out the Microsoft Remote Assist feature, a HoloLens app (although the functionality also works on PCs. Image Credit: Microsoft Build.

Hands-On With NASA’s Mixed Reality HoloLens Tools

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During a recent test, NASA engineers placed a microwave-sized The post Hands-On With NASA’s Mixed Reality HoloLens Tools appeared first on UploadVR. Art & Science Experiences HoloLens jpl microsoft nasa onsight protospace sidekick

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Microsoft Video Shows Off BAE Systems' HoloLens-Powered Manufacturing Training Solution

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While some in the augmented reality space are tweeting about future amazing immersive experiences and others are showing off cool experiments, Microsoft continues to move forward with tangible business solutions right now that show how the HoloLens can improve business.

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.”

Multiuser VR Sculpting & Paint Tool ‘MasterpieceVR’ Now Available on Vive & Rift

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MasterpieceVR is a 3D creation tool that’s looking to get an edge on the competition by offering something no other volumetric art program has so far; a multi-user, spectator-friendly, sculpting and painting tool that promises to house everything you need in a single place.

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The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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That was true until a few weeks ago, when I got my hands on a new class of virtual reality 3D creation tools including Google Blocks , Google Tilt Brush , Oculus Medium , Oculus Quill , et al. mtl — for use elsewhere, including other creation tools, 3D engines, VR/AR and 3D printing.

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Unity 5.5 Update Brings Microsoft Hololens Integration And More

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The Unity game engine is a versatile tool that developers, from beginners to those well-versed, utilize to fully realize their video game concepts. includes a collection of new enhancements and also now comes Microsoft Hololens ready. update and this time around the focus was on new platforms to develop for, better tools for artists, and the usual performance enhancements. With that tool, different types of behavior can be easily added to the different particles.

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Microsoft’s Newest HoloLens Apps Enhance The Workplace

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Microsoft’s latest apps for its HoloLens mixed reality headset show you exactly why it’s a perfect tool for the workplace. The first of these is Remote Assist, which is designed to deliver fast, intuitive collaboration tools. Microsoft VR Industry News HoloLens

Microsoft’s Direct Reality Is VR’s Answer To DirectX

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Just ahead of Microsoft’s E3 conference last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality. It’s going to be a useful tool. Microsoft VR Industry News

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.

Microsoft Launches Sci-Fi ‘Reality Rooms’ For Employee VR/AR Development

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VR and AR can both still be considered experimental technologies, so Microsoft is letting its employees experiment with them. It may not be a public space, but these Reality Rooms are tools that developers can use to create the next great wave of VR content. Microsoft VR Industry News

Will Mixed Reality as a Service be a Game Changer for Microsoft?

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Since the HoloLens was first released almost three years ago, Microsoft has steadily been building partnerships and demonstrating an array of industry use cases across manufacturing, engineering, healthcare, education and many others. Microsoft introduces mixed reality as a service [link].

VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

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Unity is used by a majority of VR developers and its asset store makes it easy for developers to find cheap or free tools with which to build more immersive worlds. Ball said he plans to add support for Microsoft’s Windows platform as soon as he gets his hands on the controllers.

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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.

Terminal 3 Finally Showed Me AR Can Be As Powerful A Tool For Change As VR

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Inside London’s Barbican Centre sits a pop-up room, white, spotless and sterile with Microsoft’s HoloLens resting on a table. Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Terminal 3 Finally Showed Me AR Can Be As Powerful A Tool For Change As VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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The Ghost’s Spotlight: oVRshot, Microsoft Maquette and The Great C

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Microsoft Maquette. Microsoft Maquette is the ultimate VR tool by Microsoft to prototype fast in VR. On your left hand you have a set of tools (many more than in Google Blocks) and with your right hand you can select and use these tools.

Amazon’s ‘Sumerian’ Tool Simplifies Web-Based VR Development

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And thanks to Amazon’s new web-based VR app development tool, everyone will. Fill them with various characters and objects, then direct how they interact with the user as well as one another using a visual scripting tool. You can even use the tool to create your own!

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Pokemon Go On Microsoft Hololens!

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But I’m sure that in the upcoming years when more and more people are developing for this hardware also more things will be standard to use in tools and apps. Looks like Pokemon GO is really going to push acceptance of AR.

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.

Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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For every Nintendo there is a Sega and for every Apple there is a Microsoft. Our big question today is this: when it comes to VR, are Oculus and HTC the respective Apple and Microsoft of the industry? HTC/Microsoft . The technology world is always a game of rivals.

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HoloLens’ Missing Stock Fuels HoloLens 2 Speculation

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Microsoft initially launched HoloLens as a dev kit in early 2016 and later that year made it available in a ‘Commercial Suite’ edition that was positioned toward enterprises. Microsoft Hololens News microsoft microsoft holoens 2 microsoft hololens

Could LinkedIn be the Key to Microsoft’s HoloLens Success?

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As you may have heard, Microsoft announced today they are acquiring LinkedIn for $26.2 It is Microsoft’s largest acquisition and one of the biggest tech mergers in history. Oculus has Facebook as their social backbone, Valve has Steam, and now Microsoft will have LinkedIn.

Report: Microsoft Might Not Update HoloLens Hardware Until 2019

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A report on Thurrott.com indicates Microsoft is skipping an incremental hardware update to its Hololens in favor of a generational upgrade in 2019. The post by Brad Sams says tips he received from “several sources” indicated Microsoft canceled its second version of Hololens to focus on a third version that will take longer to ship but provide a bigger improvement. This framing of the information could be representative of Microsoft’s outlook.

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. Image courtesy Microsoft. from left to right: Lenovo, Acer, Dell, HP – image courtesy Microsoft.

E3 Spotlight: Microsoft Aims For A VR Sweet Spot In 2018

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is in Los Angeles, CA next week and it’s always one of the largest events of the year for gamers, giving giants of the industry including Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo the chance to show off the latest hardware and games to drive the next generation of consumer interest. Microsoft aims to hit this growth spurt at just the right time, and pick the perfect sweet spot for its VR gear that could leave competitors in the dust.

Microsoft HoloLens: Everything you need to know about the $3,000 AR headset

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Microsoft HoloLens, the company's holographic, augmented reality headset took us all by surprise when it was unveiled at a Windows 10 event at the beginning of 2015. Microsoft wants developers to create new apps, games and experiences for the HoloLens using its Holographic platform.

Steam Can Now Run Some Major VR Apps Without Microsoft Windows

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Valve released an update for Steam on Linux that should allow some of the most popular VR games to run on VR-ready computers without Microsoft Windows installed. It might also have an effect on VR arcades which could bypass the cost of Microsoft’s operating system. According to Valve, an open source tool called Wine they’ve been supporting is responsible for much of the effort thus far in bringing Linux support to Steam’s back catalog.

How to develop for Microsoft HoloLens

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One of the devices that generates the greatest interest among the tech community at the moment is Microsoft HoloLens. Preparing tools, SDKs and IDEs. As HoloLens uses relatively new technology, there not as many tools that allow for developing for mixed reality. Ivan Zubritskiy.

Microsoft Finds Its Voice In Mixed Reality: ‘It’s About What We’re Gonna Do With These Technologies’

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One of Microsoft’s newest leaders in mixed reality, Mark Bolas, took the stage for a few minutes at Acer’s press conference this week and put into human terms the company’s goals with the technology. Mixed Reality acer mark bolas microsoft windows

Is Microsoft Surface Laptop a Disappointment?

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During its newly established EDU event, Microsoft announced Windows 10 S (S for Student, not for Superman ), a new Surface laptop and several partner PCs. It comes with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage, and Microsoft is promising 14 hours of battery life.

E3 Spotlight: Microsoft Aims For A VR Sweet Spot In 2018The.

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The CEOs of reality creation tools Unity and Unreal have perhaps the best insight anywhere into the state of the industry and both John Riccitiello and Tim Sweeney see investment accelerating significantly over the next year.

Microsoft Hololens – a step towards a future with holograms

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There’s a cool TED talk that showcases what it’s like to see through the Microsoft Hololens, and what the future hold for us. A world where we live, work and communicate with tools that enhance the human experience; not machines that limit our humanity.

Accelerating Mixed Reality

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The University of Hull has launched an accelerator dedicated to developing Mixed Reality tech for the Microsoft HoloLens. They were one of the earliest Microsoft Mixed Reality partners in Europe.

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