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HoloLens 2 May Double Its Field-of-View and Add On-Board AI Processing Features

Microsoft HoloLens was launched with great fanfare in 2015, inspiring hardware giants and nimble startups to follow suit, creating devices like the …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft HoloLens 2 likely to be more powerful than Google’s AR headset

The Microsoft HoloLens 2 is coming, and it will purportedly arrive packing Qualcomm’s powerful XR1 chipset that’s finely tuned for high-quality VR …

The next Microsoft HoloLens, codenamed Sydney, rumored for early 2019 release

Microsoft was due to release Hololens v2 in 2017, but decided to skip straight to v3 and keep improving on its augmented reality (AR) headset. With …

How Augmented Reality Will Innovate BIM Visualization

Augmented reality (AR) has made leaps and bounds over the past few years. With the explosion in power of mobile devices, nearly anyone with a modern smartphone can experience AR without specialized hardware. Both Apple and Google have created their own dedicated AR software frameworks, ARKit and …

Augmented Reality

Leap Motion AR UI takes us one step closer to Iron Man

It might be low on computer wizardry this time, but those reviewing MCU films in preparation for Avengers: Infinity War may have been reminded of the …

Jack Whitten, Beloved Painter of Abstract Cosmologies, Dies at 78

His "conceptual paintings" offered new possibilities for what abstraction could be. Read MoreThe post Jack Whitten, Beloved Painter of Abstract …

Magic Leap finally unveils augmented reality goggles, says it’s shipping next year

After more than three years, Magic Leap has unveiled what it describes as a “creator edition” of its augmented reality system. The Magic Leap One consists of a pair of oversized cyberpunk-y goggles, a puck-shaped external computer called a Lightpack, and a handheld controller. It’s supposed to …

Magic Leap Reveals AR Headset First-Look Images, Sets 2018 Ship Date

Magic Leap, the augmented-reality startup that has raised more than $1.7 billion, continues to tease out details of its forthcoming AR platform that …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know

Microsoft is launching its own answer to virtual reality today, taking on HTC and Oculus in the process. Windows Mixed Reality will be available in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and headsets are now available to buy. Here’s everything you need to know about Windows Mixed Reality.<p><b>What is</b> …

Google created a fun way to learn about simple AI

You've probably heard the term "machine learning" quite a bit -- basically, it refers to training computers to learn without directly programming them. It's a particularly hot topic these days when it comes to AI, since machine learning is the best way to create artificial neural networks, which …

Machine Learning

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Is Mixed Reality The Future Of Computing?

We talked to Microsoft’s Alex Kipman and other industry leaders about what the blending of real and virtual means for human interaction with tech.<p>Alex Kipman knows about hardware. Since joining Microsoft 16 years ago, he has been the primary inventor on more than 100 patents, including Xbox …

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

With the hype surrounding Apple and Google’s (admittedly very cool) AR tracking tech now in the hands of tens of millions of developers and users, …

Google's ARCore Seeks to Go Head-to-Head with Apple's ARKit

Google recently released a developer preview of ARCore, an augmented reality platform that allows developers to create AR applications for Android …

ASUS’s first mixed reality headset has plenty of pleasant surprises

ASUS has been teasing us with details of its Windows Mixed Reality headset, but now is ready to let folks try it for themselves. At IFA 2017, we were also able to spend a decent amount of time using the Windows Mixed Reality controllers that will ship with it. The short version of it all is that …

Microsoft's virtual reality platform could be a sleeper hit

Did Microsoft make a mistake by labeling its brand of immersive digital experiences “mixed-reality”?<p>When the company introduced HoloLens a few years …

Virtual Reality

HP Vs Acer: Windows Mixed Reality headset comparison

For past one year, the two of the most popular VR headsets have been <b>Oculus Rift</b> and <b>HTC VIVE</b>. But, things have changed a bit in the recent times due …

Intel EOLs Atom Chip Used for Microsoft HoloLens

Intel is retiring its Atom x5-Z8100P SoC that is used inside Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset. With the last units shipped in late …

This Mixed Reality Headset Looks Like a Smartphone Killer

We feature many great gadgets of all shapes and sizes on this site. Some offer small upgrades, while others will radically improve your daily …

Microsoft is now selling Windows Mixed Reality developer headsets

Microsoft is now making two Windows Mixed Reality headsets available to anyone today. The software giant has listed Acer’s headset in its online Microsoft Store for $299, alongside the $329 HP headset. Both headsets have similar specifications, including 2.89-inch displays and six degrees of …

These smartglasses could replace your desktop computer — here's what they're like

Tech startup Meta has created smartglasses that could replace your computer and make your workspace fully customizable. The glasses allow you to create monitors, games, and even musical instruments out of thin air.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

HoloLens 2 will have a custom AI chip designed by Microsoft

In the race to build faster on-device AI, more companies are creating their own silicon<p>Today, Microsoft announced that the next generation of its mixed reality HoloLens headset will incorporate an AI chip. This custom silicon — a “coprocessor” designed but not manufactured by Microsoft — will be …

ARKit and HTC Vive Bring Mixed Reality to iPad

<b>Apple’s ARKit combined HTC Vive shows us the future of mixed reality.</b> Apple’s recently released ARKit platform is absolutely killing it right now. …

#9 How to Predict the Future of Mixed Reality with Robert Scoble

F<i>or those immersed in the VR industry, Robert Scoble is a man who doesn’t need an introduction. Known for his tech blog</i> <i>Scobleizer</i><i>, Scoble has taken</i> …

Augmented Reality

5 Reasons Virtual Reality Will Survive and Thrive

It will create experiences that enhance our reality, not just let us escape from it.<p>I'm a prisoner, locked away in solitary confinement. I'm an adventurer, navigating through space and time. I'm an observer, looking up at a refugee raft in the Mediterranean. I'm a nine-legged alien, shooting pink …

Augmented reality is already changing the way big companies do business

But we're on the cusp of something that could represent an even bigger transformation in computing: augmented reality.<p>Augmented reality, or AR, overlays digital images on top of views of the the real world. And it's something that many in the tech industry, including the head honchos at Microsoft, …

VRcade: Be the First to Open One in Your Town

Virtual-reality arcades offer a way for entrepreneurs to become early adopters in a tech industry poised for exponential growth.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming more prevalent in our everyday lives. Companies are implementing VR …

Virtual Reality

Watch this guy play Super Mario Bros. IRL in Central Park using HoloLens

Super Mario Bros. is iconic, so it’s a natural target for augmented reality development, where everything nostalgic is new again. This demo, created by Abhishek Singh, really is amazing, however. Singh recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. as an augmented reality game on Microsoft …

An enterprising techie used HoloLens to circumvent the US ban on laptops in-flight

After the US government's decision to ban all electronics devices larger than smartphones on flights emanating from certain Middle Eastern countries, …

Augmented Reality

A new kind of screen could help computer glasses replace the smartphone

It doesn't burn me, because it's a computer image displayed through a new kind of headset prototype built by Avegant, a Silicon Valley-based startup.<p>I flip my hand over again, and there's a syringe a few inches above my hand. It plunges into my palm, and I physically recoil.<p>The fact that I'm …