Microsoft to showcase Smart Glass augmented reality project at this year’s E3

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E3 to be a hotbed for the latest developments in the gaming industry The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the largest event in the gaming industry, will begin this week and many technology and game developers are expected to show off their plans for the future. Microsoft, in particular, has some ambitious goals for this year’s event, many of which revolve around augmented reality. The company is no stranger to the technology, of course, as its famous Kinect platform has been used extensively by augmented reality developers. At E3, Microsoft plans…

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Microsoft working on new augmented reality project

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Patent application released to the public, details new project from Microsoft The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published an application from Microsoft that was filed in February this year. The application details the company’s efforts to developer a new augmented reality computing system that is reminiscent of a portable desktop. The company has been showing a great deal of interest in augmented reality technology recently, looking to develop new mobile devices and other electronics that make use of the interactive technology. The application shows that the company’s latest project…

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Microsoft files patent for augmented reality sound system

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Microsoft surround-sound system uses augmented reality to provide new experience Audio is an important part of entertainment, especially when that entertainment occurs at home. Surround-sound systems have become very popular for those looking to get the most out of their at-home entertainment. While audio technology has become more advanced, the quality of sound is fickle in nature. If a person is not in the ideal position, they are likely to miss out on the best audio experience possible for their given surround-sound system. Microsoft believes that it has found a…

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Microsoft updates its Windows Phone Bing Translator app

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Technology giant Microsoft has released updates to its famous Bing Translator mobile application. The application can be used to translate printed words by simply taking a picture. The Bing Translator has been useful for many travelers as it enabled them to read foreign languages in their native tongue. Microsoft believes that the system can be more intuitive, thus the company has updated the platform to use augmented reality. This will allow users to translate text in real time, but is only one of the application’s new features. The Bing Translator…

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Microsoft files patent for new augmented reality project

Augmented Reality Glasses

Microsoft is the latest addition to technology companies working on developing head-mounted augmented reality devices. The company has recently filed a patent for a new AR headset. The company has been very selective about the information it is sharing regarding its new project, but the device may be used for next generation gaming platforms. Early this year, news arose of Microsoft working on the Xbox 720, the successor to the massively successful Xbox 360. Given the company’s latest patent filing, the possibility of a new Xbox console may not be…

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