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

Augmented Reality glasses

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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Xbox 720 may bring augmented reality to consoles

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Xbox 720 may have augmented reality capabilities Rumors are circulating regarding the release of Microsoft’s highly anticipated Xbox 720, the next iteration of the company’s acclaimed gaming console. Though the console does not have an official name yet, some are speculating that the Xbox 720 could be released as early as 2013. Whatever the actual release date for the console is, it is expected to usher in a new era of gaming due to Microsoft’s ambitious plans with augmented reality. Patent application showcases information concerning new console The U.S. Patent…

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Xbox 720 document hints toward augmented reality glasses

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New information concerning Xbox 720 revealed in the wake of E3 This month, the game industry showed off a glimpse of the future of gaming at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Though E3 has passed, the projects unveiled at the event are still causing a buzz amongst gamers. Gamers are not only talking about what they saw at the event, but also what they did not see. It had been speculated that leading console developers Microsoft and Sony would unveil the next generation of their popular gaming platforms: The…

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Microsoft files patent for new augmented reality project

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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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