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Lenovo Windows Holographic VR headset hands-on: affordable release

Lenovo Windows Holographic VR headset hands-on: affordable release

The first of the Windows Holographic VR (or mixed reality, if you prefer,) headsets comes from Lenovo, and we’re getting up close and personal this week. Lenovo’s Windows Holographic headset is light,
Apple, Carl Zeiss tipped to be working on AR glasses

Apple, Carl Zeiss tipped to be working on AR glasses

Cars, AI assistants, and mixed reality. Those seem to be the major thrusts of tech companies of late, and Apple is no exception. But, as typical of the Cupertino-based company, it keeps its major
Microsoft wants to bring HoloLens to the consumer market once the technology matures

Microsoft wants to bring HoloLens to the consumer market once the technology matures

If you've hoped Microsoft would release a consumer version of HoloLens, the company does plan to do so -- but it doesn't have a firm timeline nailed down just yet. The post Microsoft wants to bring
HoloLens Spectator View gives others a look at your virtual world

HoloLens Spectator View gives others a look at your virtual world

Virtual and mixed reality are pretty great, but they offer somewhat solitary experiences most of the time. Microsoft is trying to change that with its HoloLens platform, improvising a way to create a
Actiongram brings Hello Kitty characters to HoloLens

Actiongram brings Hello Kitty characters to HoloLens

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means it’s the perfect day for all things cute and heartwarming. If Hello Kitty falls in that particular category for you and you happen to own a HoloLens headset, then
Microsoft HoloLens tipped to magically leap to v3, skip v2

Microsoft HoloLens tipped to magically leap to v3, skip v2

Impressive as it may be, the HoloLens you currently see right now is still just version 1, which is to say it’s a very expensive prototype. The next version of HoloLens, which might be more fit for
Google tries to remove VR headsets without removing them

Google tries to remove VR headsets without removing them

Virtual reality, and really even augmented reality, is a very personal experience in the sense that only the one wearing it can really appreciate what’s happening. In fact, only the one wearing it can
Acer Windows Mixed Reality headsets release date met for developers

Acer Windows Mixed Reality headsets release date met for developers

This week the folks at Microsoft have announced that they’re sending out Windows Mixed Reality headsets to developers. This release will prepare developers for the most forward-thinking platform to be
Microsoft HoloLens to serve as AR tool for doctors during spinal surgery

Microsoft HoloLens to serve as AR tool for doctors during spinal surgery

While augmented reality is often touted as the future of entertainment and mobile communication, the technology has the potential to be useful in a number of practical and professional situations as
What Facebook F8’s AR/VR announcements mean for marketers

What Facebook F8’s AR/VR announcements mean for marketers

Last week, Facebook once again created buzz in the AR/VR industry with a series of announcements at the F8 Developer Conference. With 2 billion active users on Facebook and a mission to be the leader
Windows 10 Mixed Reality motion controllers revealed

Windows 10 Mixed Reality motion controllers revealed

Microsoft has unveiled its take on VR controllers, with the Windows 10 Mixed Reality motion controllers making their debut at BUILD 2017 today. Intended to pair with the Windows Mixed Reality headsets
Here’s what you need to get into Windows Mixed Reality dev

Here’s what you need to get into Windows Mixed Reality dev

For the past months, Microsoft’s augmented reality, actually mixed reality, projects have somewhat taken a backseat in the onslaught of VR-related news and development. But at BUILD 2017, Microsoft
What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

In a quest to stand out from the crowded field of VR and AR vendors, many companies are hyping what they call Mixed Reality, a mashup of the best of both. We take a look at how they are doing and
Microsoft Research holographic display can fit in eyeglasses

Microsoft Research holographic display can fit in eyeglasses

Of the three major “synthetic” reality platforms, Microsoft’s HoloLens comes closest to the dream of overlaying digital objects on top of real world ones and interact with both of them in the same
Reboot Reality: VR and AR Mark Milestone With New Interactive Exhibit

Reboot Reality: VR and AR Mark Milestone With New Interactive Exhibit

VR is amazing, but it's tough to try out yourself because of the equipment needed and the prototype nature of so much of the hardware and software. Fortunately, The Tech Museum in San Jose has now
Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and it turns out PC makers are rising to the challenge with a variety of designs shown off this week at Computex 2017. The software giant’s decision
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Microsoft’s Mixed-Reality Future

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Microsoft’s Mixed-Reality Future

The implications of mixed reality, A.I. and more for the Xbox platform
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Microsoft’s Mixed-Reality Future

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Microsoft’s Mixed-Reality Future

The implications of mixed reality, A.I. and more for the Xbox platform
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Microsoft’s Mixed-Reality Future

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Talks About Microsoft’s Mixed-Reality Future

The implications of mixed reality, A.I. and more for the Xbox platform
There’s No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon

There’s No Oculus Rift 2 Coming Anytime Soon

Oculus slashed the price of the Rift to $400 for the next few weeks, sparking fears that a 2.0 version of the device is imminent. According to Facebook executives, that's not happening. The post