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. . 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.

What is Virtual Reality?

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I first had to update to their new version and during the App feature preview noted they have a default Virtual Reality section. Upon installation of the new app, I excitedly selected the Virtual Reality section. However, this is NOT Virtual Reality.

Building New Worlds in Virtual Reality

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AltspaceVR brings out new tools to make it easy for anybody to make and share their own personalized virtual environments. Recently unveiled updates to Microsoft’s social VR platform will allow anyone to build customizable VR spaces.

The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless

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Will Facebook, Microsoft, Sony or Valve support the development of these new kinds of PCs (or game consoles)? Tagged with: brendan iribe , mark zuckerberg , Oculus Quest , palmer luckey Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Wireless appeared first on UploadVR.

Learning Real-World Skills in Virtual Reality

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use cases for Immersive Technologies, and companies like Microsoft have partnered with various developers to launch collaborative and remote assistance applications. Tech like Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality leverage cognitive embodiment to reinforce learning Click To Tweet.

Virtual reality specialist MelodyVR partners with Microsoft via @MusicWeek [link]

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Virtual reality specialist MelodyVR partners with Microsoft via @MusicWeek [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) June 26, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

NVIDIA talks about RTX 2080 graphics cards and virtual reality

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RTX games use the Microsoft DX12 DXR ray tracing API. Microsoft has already released an SDK for ray-tracing, supporting NVIDIA algorithms. You can refer to this Microsoft blog post , with a final link to the SDK and tutorials on Github to have more info about it.

Virtual Reality Headset History 2012 To 2018

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Over the last six years consumer VR products evolved considerably, with new capabilities added each year for developers to use in building virtual worlds. 2017: Microsoft’s Windows-powered VR. Microsoft took a major step forward in 2017, adding easier setup to wired VR systems.

MICROSOFT UNVEILS NEW VIRTUAL-REALITY GAMING CONSOLE

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Microsoft Corp. is developing a new video gaming console for virtual-reality and 4k resolution gaming. also unveiled that it would launch its new virtual-reality headset for PlayStation in the United States by mid-October.

Microsoft Store to Lead Industry in Revenue Share to non-Game VR App Devs

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Later this year, Microsoft is increasing the cut developers earn when publishing on the Microsoft Store. Microsoft says in a blog post that gaming apps won’t see the raise from the standard percentage, which at the time of this writing is a standard 70/30 split.

Microsoft Affirms No Plans for VR on Xbox Consoles

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” Now, it appears, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming Mike Nichols has put a final nail in the Xbox One VR coffin in a recent GamesIndustry.biz interview, saying the company doesn’t have “any plans specific to Xbox One consoles.”

Microsoft Research Demonstrates VR Controller Prototypes With Unique Haptic Technology

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Microsoft Research has devised two novel methods for more realistic haptic feedback on virtual reality controllers. SEE ALSO Microsoft Details HoloLens Streamable Live Action Video Recording Technique.

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Microsoft Reveals Asus Mixed Reality Headset, New Design from Dell

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Today at Computex 2017, the annual IT expo held in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft revealed more from their line-up of affordable Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, including Asus’ headset and an updated design from Dell.

Report: Samsung & Microsoft Boost “MR” Partnership, Samsung Builds Wireless AR/VR Headset

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Samsung appears to be making a strategic partnership with Microsoft as it produces what Korean Times reports is a “powerful cordless headset that supports both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).” Image courtesy Microsoft.

Microsoft Says New Surface Studio is VR Ready(ish)

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Announced just last week, Microsoft’s Surface Studio all-in-one computer has been met with excitement and touted as an example of the company’s new approach to innovation. Microsoft says Surface Studio is made for designers and creators.

Microsoft Presenting Easy-To-Use Virtual Reality Experience

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Microsoft is trying to nudge laptop and deskbound computers to interact with the three-dimensional world. Instead, Microsoft’s aim is to keep supporting a mobile variant of Windows 10 and “push the boundaries of what is a PC,” he said. are also part of Microsoft’s Mixed Reality launch.

Microsoft Planning VR/AR Headset for $299

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During the Microsoft Surface event today, it was not just all about the massive Surface Studio Desktop. Microsoft discussed plans for their $299 (£245, AU$295) VR/AR headset. VRCircle will be there, so here is hoping Microsoft!

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition

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At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic virtual world all around you. With Move controllers you can have your hands interact with the virtual environment too.

PanguVR mixes virtual reality and artificial intelligence to revolutionize interior design

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PanguVR works with two amazing technologies like virtual reality and artificial intelligence , so I was really interested in talking with him. We agreed that we would have met virtually so that I could discover more about his company anyway.

Hololens: The Virtual Reality Headset For Elevator Repair

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The multinational conglomerate which is responsible for providing the MULTI elevator system is trying its hands in the field of virtual reality by implementing Microsoft’s Hololens wherein the engineers and technicians will be benefited from the minimized delays and matchless workflow.

Microsoft Shows Windows in VR, Gives Acer VR Headset to Vision Summit Audience

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Brandon Bray, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, took the stage at Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit 2017 to show a little more of what Microsoft has planned for the VR side of things when the first Windows Holographic headsets come later this year.

Virtual Reality Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Lots of really interesting virtual worlds like Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption require the Move controllers to play, and even games like Skyrim VR are better with hand controllers. Of the three major wired VR headsets, HTC Vive offers the greatest amount of freedom to explore a virtual world. VR headsets based on Microsoft’s technology have been on the market the shortest amount of time.

‘Envelop VR Has Closed’: Virtual Reality Productivity App Shuts Down

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In an understated message on its website , the virtual reality productivity application, Envelop VR, today announced that it is permanently closed. Envelop VR is an application designed to bring a user’s desktop into the virtual space.

The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture.

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The reality of augmented and virtual reality venture capital Chatting with VC and corporate friends in Sand Hill Road, Hollywood, London, China, Japan and South Korea, a taxonomy emerged for AR/VR investors: Yes: Dedicated AR/VR funds (mainly angel, seed and Series A).

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. Back to Reality, Temporarily. I’ve always prized creativity.

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Microsoft Windows Gets the Virtual Reality Treatment with Envelop VR

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Virtual reality, however, doesn't have such boundaries. Most of us work with a single monitor, but even with one or two extras, they still offer a rather confined workspace. As a result, VR headsets can work as excellent productivity tools.

Microsoft Just Bought VR Social App AltspaceVR

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Microsoft is rescuing the beloved VR social network. The Silicon Valley social VR startup that has taken us on a roller coaster ride of emotions over the past months has big news—AltspaceVR has been acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft’s lineup of VR headsets.

Watch Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Livestream Here @2:00PM PST, Project Scorpio Unveiled

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E3 2017 is underway and one of the key events this year is Microsoft’s Xbox briefing, at which we’re expected to learn much more about Project Scorpio, the PS4 Pro rival which the company have stated will host “high fidelity” VR.

Original Xbox Co-Founder: Virtual Reality Is ‘Another Golden Age’ For Gaming

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The year of virtual reality has been full of ups and downs for our young industry. Berkes is one of the original founders of Xbox at Microsoft and is currently Chief Technology Officer at CA Technologies after serving as the EVP, Technology and CTO at HBO. In his time at Microsoft, he helped create the high-quality Xbox brand that’s globally recognized as one of the leading game consoles. Tagged with: industry , microsoft , otto berkes , VR , xbox.

The Game Awards 2016 to Stream Live in Virtual Reality via NextVR

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The Game Awards 2016 is building towards its third year, scheduled for December 1st at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Game Awards will be the first award show to live-stream in virtual reality, thanks to a partnership with NextVR , experts in VR live broadcasting.

Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Presence in VR Game Design

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The Microsoft Build conference starts this week, and I expect that we’ll be learning more about the HoloLens as well as Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality operating system. Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts VR Presence game design Kat Harris microsoft presence vr

Microsoft Releasing new XBox with Oculus Rift Support?

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Multiple sources are claiming in 2017 Microsoft will release a new XBox, codenamed "Scorpio" with a more powerful GPU and with a 2TB drive. The new XBox is apparently capable of supporting the Rift, and Microsoft is already a partner with Oculus via their wireless controller.

Emergence of Virtual Reality in the Classrooms

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Technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and haptic feedbacks are emerging successfully in almost every sector today, facilitating the users with an immersive experience of whatever they do. It has become difficult to differ these technological realities and others as they are getting combined under one category and it is called artificial reality. Virtual Reality

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.”

Microsoft to Host Women in AI & Mixed Reality Hackathon in San Francisco

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Over the last few years, the virtual reality space has earned a welcome reputation for fostering better representational balance with regard to gender compared to the general tech industry, with women like Nonny de la Peña and many others leading the charge.

How 'Ready Player One' Used Microsoft's HoloLens to Help Build Its VR Cinematic Universe

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A funny thing happened on the way to the release of the virtual reality epic Ready Player One — augmented reality grabbed a major piece of the spotlight. Specifically, Microsoft's HoloLens.

Microsoft’s ‘Haptic Links’ Bring A New Level Of Realism To VR

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Allowing users to interact with the virtual world using their own two hands is a key component in truly selling an experience and immersing participants. This is possible thanks to what Microsoft is calling their “Summoning” input method.

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Upload LA Workshop: Virtual Reality Weekend

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Start your journey as a Virtual Reality creator! Learn more about Upload LA’s Virtual Reality Weekend: Learning Unity Development. If you’ve never programmed before, then put a few hours in at Microsoft Virtual Academy or LearnC#; either one will prepare you enough for this course. Learn more about Upload LA’s Virtual Reality Weekend: Learning Unity Development.

Microsoft Gets Behind 3D format, GLTFIn a blog post, Microsoft.

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Microsoft Gets Behind 3D format, GLTF In a blog post, Microsoft announced that it is working on an open source 3D platform. Microsoft discussed its 3D ambitions at length while launching Windows 10 Creators Update last week. gltf vr virtual reality

GDC 2017 Was The Best Week Ever for Virtual Reality

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My brain feels a few sizes smaller than it did at the start of the week but the few neurons that are still firing are sending out one last happy thought: this was an incredible week for virtual reality. At GDC, however, Microsoft and LG demonstrated new hardware for the very first time. GDC 2017 is over.

Report: Steam Support for Windows VR Headsets Won’t Be Ready at Launch

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Microsoft’s Windows VR headsets (branded as ‘Mixed Reality’) are nearly ready to ship , coming alongside the launch of Windows Fall Creators Update in mid-October. image courtesy Microsoft.

Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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We need to ask ourselves not only what computers can do, but what they should do,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in his opening keynote at Build. Microsoft sees the “intelligent cloud” as the backbone of this revolution.

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].