The Mall aims to make mobile commerce more dynamic

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Xbox One now features The Mall, an online store that leverages numerous technologies Owners of Microsoft’s Xbox One can now visit a virtual mall, through which they can purchase products using nothing more than their mobile device. Aptly named “The Mall,” the new feature was developed with the aid of Von Bismark, a prominent e-commerce organization, and Powa Technologies. The Mall will also make use of the Microsoft Kinect, giving consumers a more dynamic way to shop for products online by leveraging the power of augmented reality. Kinect allows shoppers…

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Augmented reality “RoomAlive” from Microsoft is a game change

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This experience turns a player’s living room into the environment of the game, itself. The research division from Microsoft has stepped up its efforts from last year’s “Illumiroom”, which it demoed at CES, having come back with “RoomAlive”, which converts a living room into an augmented reality space with a highly interactive experience. The concept of Illumiroom was impressive, but in essence, it was strictly an extension of the game field of view. The rest of the game was projected onto the floor and the surrounding walls for Illumiroom. RoomAlive,…

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Augmented reality headset in the works for Xbox

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The rumors are that Microsoft is headed toward its own form of this wearable technology. It has rapidly become clear that wearable technology and augmented reality solutions are going to become the main tech headlines throughout this year and the companies in the industry are all working hard to make sure that they have their own offerings and won’t be left behind. Microsoft had not been one of them, but now the rumors are starting to fly about a 3D head mounted display. Reports from respected publications such as the…

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Apple begins approaching augmented reality

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Acquisition could have implications for Apple’s interest in AR Apple may have taken a major step toward augmented reality with its most recent acquisition. The technology giant has successfully finalized a deal to acquire PrimeSense, a developer of 3D motion detection technology based in Israel. Apple has issued a standard statement concerning the acquisition, noting that it does purchase smaller companies from time to time but does not comment on the purpose behind such acquisitions or what such deals could mean for the future. Apple and AR are not strangers…

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Microsoft patent outlines plans for augmented reality device

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Microsoft could be next in line to develop augmented reality glasses Google is not the only technology company interested in augmented reality. Microsoft has begun examining the viability of augmented reality in the gaming sector. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a new patent application from the company concerning the use of a head-mounted device that leverages augmented reality technology. The patent suggests that the device could be used with Microsoft’s gaming consoles, with the most likely candidate being the forthcoming Xbox One. AR continues to gain attention…

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Xbox One to support QR codes

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QR codes not to be ignored by the Xbox One The gaming space has been abuzz with both hype and derision for Microsoft’s Xbox One console. The Xbox One was revealed last month and has since received more criticism than any other console in recent history due to the controversial features it is equipped with, such as a requirement to always be connected to the Internet. The controversy surrounding the Xbox One has not gone unnoticed by Microsoft and the company has made significant changes to the console’s features to…

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Augmented reality could unlock new potential in mobile devices

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Future mobile devices may rely heavily on augmented reality Mobile devices of the future may have some impressive features that set them leagues apart from the mobile devices of today. Qualcomm, one of the world’s leading chip designers, believes that augmented reality will be a prominent feature of the future’s smartphones and tablets. This technology has been gaining more attention with every passing year and has won praise for its interactivity. Augmented reality has served as a very effective bridge between the digital and physical worlds. Mobile devices may become…

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Augmented reality system from Microsoft gaining more attention

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Microsoft begins showing off IllumiRoom augmented reality system Microsoft has been hard at work developing and showing off its IllumiRoom, an augmented reality system designed to provide an immersive experience to its users. IllumiRoom is designed to turn a living room, or any room for that matter, into an augmented reality experience. Microsoft envisions that the system will create a dynamic virtual environment for users, allowing them to experience and get involved in digital content that has traditionally been restricted to the confines of a TV or computer screen. There…

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Microsoft hints at Xbox 720 during CES

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Microsoft makes an appearance at this year’s CES This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with innovations that promise to change the future of entertainment, communication, and connectivity. Notably absent from CES this year was Microsoft, who had used the event in the past to showcase some of its future products. While Microsoft did not have its own booth at the event, CEO Steve Ballmer and Chief Technology Strategy Officer Eric Rudder were in attendance to show off what may be the future for the company’s gaming enterprise. CEO…

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Augmented reality glasses and Microsoft

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Augmented reality glasses may be in the works from Microsoft Two recent job postings from Microsoft suggest that the famed technology company is beginning to bolster its ranks for the development of a next generation technology based on the Kinect platform. This technology is rumored to be the company’s take on augmented reality glasses. Augmented reality glasses are growing in popularity amongst consumers and businesses. Much of the attention such products have been getting recently comes from Google’s Project Glass, which thrust the concept of high-tech eyewear into the limelight.…

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Bodymetrics announces augmented reality fitting room for Consumer Electronics Show

Augmented reality is likely to be a big hit at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Several companies have already announced how they will be showing off the technology at the event. Many are attempting to bring more practicality to the technology, which has been used extensively as a gimmick for marketing campaigns. Bodymetrics, makers of body-mapping technologies, has announced that it too will be showing off its new augmented reality project at the conference. The company has teamed with PrimeSense, an Israeli technology company, to make…

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