Microsoft HoloLens is a leap into augmented reality, with both feet

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The company has now revealed a suite of AR software that it has placed under the name of Windows Holographic. Microsoft has recently announced a brand new suite of augmented reality software that it has unveiled, which is called Windows Holographic, and that has been designed to function on any device, which includes a new Windows 10 based AR headset. This experience is not meant to provide a user with a virtual reality environment, because it is not exclusively its own world. The experience through Windows Holographic is meant to…

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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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Patent highlights Microsoft’s interest in augmented reality

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New patent shows that Microsoft still has a strong interest in using augmented reality for gaming A new patent from Microsoft has been revealed, which was filed in January of this year. The patent further outlines Microsoft’s interest in augmented reality and how it can be used in gaming. Augmented reality has become quite attractive to the game industry because of its highly interactive nature. The technology can be used to change the way people see the world around them, allowing them to interact with digital displays that are highly…

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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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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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