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WATCH: Microsoft Screws Up Its HoloLens 2 Demo Of The Apollo Moon Landing

Microsoft was going to do a HoloLens 2 demo of the Apollo 11 moon landing at Build 2019. However, it couldn't quite pull it off.

Microsoft May 7, 2019

Microsoft Workers Demand Tech Giant End US Army Contract To Use HoloLens AR Technology In Warfare

In a letter, Microsoft employees asked the company to terminate a deal to provide HoloLens augmented reality technology to the US army. They said that under the contract, the technology will help soldiers kill.

Defense February 23, 2019

Microsoft Posts Teaser Video Ahead Of MWC, Likely Hints At The Next HoloLens

HoloLens creator Alex Kipman posted a cryptic video that could be hinting at the next HoloLens. Rumors say that the device’s next generation will be unveiled during the MWC 2019 in late February.

Microsoft February 12, 2019

Desktop Apps In Windows Mixed Reality Now Possible Via Preview Build 18329

The recently announced Windows 10 Insider Preiew Build 18329 is coming with a feature that lets users run Win32 desktop apps in Windows Mixed Reality. There's also a new Top apps section in Search and dark mode for Mail and Calendar.

Microsoft February 1, 2019

Microsoft Finally Kills The Xbox Kinect, And We Won't Really Miss It

Microsoft has ended manufacturing of the Kinect, which means that the units held by retailers will never be restocked once they run out. Both critics and fans of the Xbox accessory, however, might not miss the device.

Video Games October 26, 2017

Microsoft Will Build A Second-Generation HoloLens With An Artificial Intelligence Chip Focused On Machine Learning

Microsoft plans to make the next HoloLens a heck of a lot smarter. The second-gen mixed reality device will feature a standalone AI-powered chip onboard, which will focus on machine learning and neural networks.

Wearable Tech July 25, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 VR Headsets Get A March Shipping Date

Microsoft executive Vlad Kolesnikov confirmed that Windows Holographic VR headsets will be available in March. The devices, however, will only ship to developers, who will be using the devices to write and test VR applications.

Microsoft January 18, 2017

Doctors Can Now Practice Surgical Procedures Through Augmented Reality

London-based tech company Touch Surgery offers surgeons an opportunity to train for various surgical procedures using augmented reality. AR wearable devices allow them to learn about operations in a deeply immersive training environment.

January 7, 2017

Microsoft Patent Hints At A Future Where HoloLens Users Can Track Objects Via AR Technology

A patent application reveals Microsoft's plan to address the current limitations of its HoloLens headgear. The proposed methods could give rise to futuristic technologies such as an eye-tracking platform and a feature that could bring Star Trek's Holodeck closer to reality.

Microsoft December 30, 2016

Microsoft HoloLens Heading To The Battlefield: Tech To Be Used By Ukraine Military Tank Commanders

Microsoft's augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, is heading to the battlefield after Limpid Armor created a helmet that utilizes the tech for tank commanders. Named the CRS, the helmet looks to increase the effectiveness of the war machines.

Microsoft November 3, 2016

VR-Capable Alcatel Idol 4S With Windows 10 Heading To T-Mobile On Nov. 10: Price, Specs And More

The Windows-based Alcatel Idol 4S coming to T-Mobile is similar to its mid-range Android variants except for the high-end processor and brilliant full HD display. These features are necessary to provide an immersive VR experience.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 2, 2016

Microsoft's Windows 10 VR Headsets Start At $300: Here's What You Need To Know

Microsoft's VR headset range are manufactured in partnership with Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Each device offers unprecedented flexibility because of its unique sensors and the requirement for conventional computing setup.

Microsoft October 27, 2016

Microsoft’s HoloLens Now On Preorder In Six Additional Markets, As Augmented Reality Gets Global

Microsoft recently opened up preorders for its augmented reality headset, HoloLens, in six new territories. Customers around the world got the chance to have a pricey edge over the competition thanks to the Windows 10 AR headset.

Gadgets October 13, 2016

George Takei Turns Into A Hologram Just Like On 'Star Trek' With Microsoft's HoloLens - Oh My!

Microsoft launches its holographic storytelling app called Actiongram with the help of George Takei, the original 'Star Trek's' 'Mr. Sulu.' Actiongram has a selection of scalable holographic characters that include a unicorn and Abraham Lincoln.

Apps/Software September 14, 2016

Microsoft Reveals More About HoloLens' Hardware

Microsoft is pulling out all the stops to make sure its holographic headset, the HoloLens, is everything consumers and enterprises hope it will be. The company recently talked about the HPU, but now it has decided to dig more into the optics, through which many things are made possible.

Wearable Tech August 26, 2016

Microsoft Reveals Specs Of HoloLens Holographic Processing Unit

Much is known about Microsoft HoloLens, but when it comes down to the Holographic Processing Unit that makes everything click, the company decided to keep this piece of information close to its chest. However, such is no longer the case because the secret is out, and impressive.

Wearable Tech August 23, 2016

Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Sales To US And Canada Customers: Do You Have $3,000 To Spare?

Microsoft has opened up sales of the HoloLens Development Edition to all developer and business customers in the United States and Canada. However, because the application requirement has been waived, anybody can now purchase the $3,000 device.

Microsoft August 2, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Unofficial Demo Shows How It Could Look Like On Microsoft HoloLens [Video]

An unofficial video demo of 'Pokémon GO' on Microsoft HoloLens has emerged online. The video shows what is possible for HoloLens in the near term.

Video Games July 16, 2016

'Yu-Gi-Oh' Is Way Cooler When Played With The HoloLens

Looks like somebody has found the perfect application for Microsoft's HoloLens: augmented reality 'Yu-Gi-Oh' card battles.

Geek June 10, 2016

Microsoft's New Outlook HoloLens Trick Lets You Check Your Email In Augmented Reality

Microsoft is placing its bets on both productivity-enhancing apps and augmented reality. That is why the company rolled out HoloLens support for Outlook Mail and Calendar, as the two apps join other AR-compatible Office software.

Microsoft June 4, 2016

Mixed Reality Tool By NASA And Microsoft Allows You To Wander Around Mars

Experiencing Mars is now just a matter of donning a mixed reality tool developed by Microsoft and Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists. The tool will allow guests to experience the surroundings of the Red Planet in the new exhibit 'Destination: Mars.'

Space May 26, 2016

Microsoft HoloLens Full Processor, RAM And Storage Specs Revealed: All You Need To Know

Full details about the technical specs of Microsoft's HoloLens just surfaced, and it's worth a look. Augmented reality fans can learn all about the expensive computer’s CPU, RAM, storage space and more.

Microsoft May 4, 2016

Microsoft Confirms Windows Phone Takes A Back Seat This Year: It's Just Not A Priority For Now

Microsoft says it's going to be focusing on its strengths moving forward in 2016. Since Windows Phone has never really been the company's strong suit, Windows Phone will be taking a backseat to Microsoft's efforts with Surface, Xbox, and HoloLens.

Business April 1, 2016

What To Expect From Microsoft Build 2016: HoloLens, Windows 10, Windows Phone And More

Microsoft is all set to launch its annual Build Developer Conference. The HoloLens augmented reality device is expected to be the focus of Build 2016, with Windows 10 still to have a large presence because of its upcoming update.

Business March 30, 2016

Microsoft HoloLens Holoportation Is Star Wars, Harry Potter And Star Trek Awesomeness Rolled Into One [Video]

Microsoft unveils yet another capability of the HoloLens, calling it Holoportation. The AR technology allows a user to interact with another person in different place face-to-face as if they're in the same room.

Wearable Tech March 28, 2016

Microsoft HoloLens Lets You Design Your Dream Kitchen At Some Lowe's Home Improvement Stores

Microsoft and Lowe joined forces in a pilot project to help customers envision their dream kitchen in hologram mode. Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset will let people see exactly how their kitchen design looks like.

Gadgets March 19, 2016

Immersive 'Minecraft' Experience Ready To Hit Samsung Gear VR This Spring

'Minecraft' is set to take over virtual reality. The first virtual reality device supporting the game will be Samsung's Gear VR, followed by Facebook's Oculus Rift and finally Microsoft's own HoloLens.

Gadgets March 17, 2016

Microsoft's New HoloLens App Allows Creators To Make Movies With Holograms

Microsoft showcased its new augmented reality movie maker app for HoloLens in a series of videos.

Apps/Software March 16, 2016

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Fought Off Invading Aliens In Space With A Little Help From Microsoft

After nearly a year in space, worn-out astronaut Scott Kelly came home telling tales of blasting aliens in outer space. But the out-of-this-world battle for the future of humanity was all in and on Kelly's head.

Space March 7, 2016

HoloLens Developer Documentation Reveals Interesting Details About The Augmented Reality Headset

The developer documentation for Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens has revealed several interesting nuggets about the device. One of these is that it has low resolution compared to rivals HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Gadgets March 3, 2016

Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition: How To Preorder And What To Expect

The Development Edition of Microsoft's HoloLens is now up for preorder for $3,000. Paying for the holographic computer headset is not the only requirement to purchase it though, as developers need to receive an invite first.

Gadgets March 1, 2016

Microsoft Announces List Of Apps And Games For HoloLens, Preorders For Developers Start Today

The developer kit for Microsoft's HoloLens is now available for preorder for $3,000 and will come with apps like Skype as well as games to help spark creativity.

Wearable Tech February 29, 2016

ISS Astronauts Test HoloLens In Space: How Augmented Reality Will Help Them

Astronauts on board the International Space Station have started using the two pairs of Microsoft HoloLens that were sent to the orbital facility in December. The augmented reality visors are designed to help the ISS crew in carrying out their tasks and training in space.

Space February 22, 2016

Microsoft Says HoloLens Will Run Up To 5.5 Hours Of Basic Use On A Single Charge

Microsoft has revealed more details of the highly anticipated augmented reality headset HoloLens at an event in Tel Aviv. The device will be 'totally wireless,' and it can last up to 5.5 hours of typical use on one charge.

Wearable Tech January 19, 2016

How Microsoft HoloLens Could Change Computing And Home Entertainment

Microsoft's HoloLens is on the verge of changing the way we use computers and how home entertainment works. However, the company has a long way to go.

Wearable Tech December 31, 2015

What To Expect From The Next Xbox One And PlayStation 5 Video Game Consoles

The current generation of consoles has not taken off where the games are concerned, but with the next generation, things could be extremely different. Here's what we expect.

Video Games December 29, 2015

Tech Year In Review: Why 2015 Is A Landmark Year For Microsoft

2015 is the year Microsoft pulled itself out of the garbage and back in the eyes of consumers. The company is riding high right now, and if all continues to go well, then 2016 should be an interesting year.

Business December 26, 2015

Microsoft Registers Possible HoloLens-Exclusive Video Games

Microsoft HoloLens is no joke, and the software giant seems to be going all out. A new trademark registration showed Microsoft might be working on HoloLens exclusive video games.

Wearable Tech December 23, 2015

Microsoft May Make Life-Sized Cortana In Person For HoloLens

With the HoloLens getting tied to Windows 10, some have speculated that the virtual assistant can be made into a hologram. A life-sized Cortana may be in the works.

Wearable Tech December 14, 2015

Microsoft Launches New Community Project For HoloLens App Ideas

Microsoft is looking for new open-source app ideas for its mixed-reality headset, and will help one developer build their idea.

Apps/Software December 7, 2015

Microsoft Wants Your Ideas To Make HoloLens A Success

Microsoft has started the Share Your Idea website, where people can submit ideas as well as vote and comment on others. The company will choose three of the most popular ones at the end of the program and build them.

Wearable Tech December 2, 2015

Watch The Microsoft HoloLens Stream 'Halo 5: Guardians' From An Xbox

Developers have begun showing off exactly what the Microsoft HoloLens can do, with one such video showing off 'Halo 5: Guardians' streamed to the headset through an Xbox One.

Video Games December 1, 2015

Microsoft Removes 60 Israeli Workers From HoloLens Project: Why?

Microsoft removed 60 contract workers in Israel from the HoloLens augmented reality project. What is the reason behind the company's decision to shed employees from such a top-tier project?

Business December 1, 2015

NASA Teams With Microsoft On HoloLens Instruction Manual For Astronauts

The headset will result in easier communication between astronauts and the grounds crew via augmented reality and holograms.

FUTURE TECH November 30, 2015

Microsoft And Volvo Team Up To Revolutionize The Way You Buy A Car With HoloLens [Video]

Volvo and Microsoft announced they will use HoloLens to design and sell the safest cars in the world. This video showed how HoloLens, the holographic computer, gives clients an augmented reality view of their future car.

FUTURE TECH November 20, 2015

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