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Minecraft Earth Goes a Step Beyond Pokemon Go To Cover the World In Blocks

Microsoft is working on an ambitious new Minecraft game with an augmented-reality spin that hopes to one up Niantic's wildly popular Pokemon Go mobile game. The Verge's Tom Warren sat down with Microsoft's HoloLens and Kinect creator, Alex Kipman, to take a look Minecraft Earth, a new free-to-play game for iOS and Android that lets players create and share whatever they've made in the game with friends in the real world, away from TV screens and monitors. "We have covered the entire planet in ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Minecraft, HoloLens, Openstreetmap, Niantic, Tom Warren, Alex Kipman, Minecraft Earth, Torfi Ilafsson, Minecraft Earth Every, Minecraft Warren


Lenovo targets Hololens with ThinkReality enterprise augmented reality headset

A new augmented reality headset from Lenovo could challenge Microsoft's dominance in the commercial AR industry, with the ThinkReality A6 offering an AR experience akin to something between the first and second-generation Hololens headsets. The post Lenovo targets Hololens with ThinkReality enterprise augmented reality headset appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Lenovo, HoloLens


Microsoft Botched Its First HoloLens Demo of Build 2019

Anything can happen during a live event. Or not happen. As it just so happens, Microsoft Build 2019 opened up with a whole lot of nothing thanks to a botched HoloLens 2 demo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, HoloLens, Microsoft Build 2019, Exit Through The Microsoft Gift Shop


What’s Going to Happen With Microsoft Next Week?

On Monday, while many of us dissect the latest episode of Game of Thrones, thousands of developers will convene in Seattle to talk about all things Microsoft at its annual Build conference. Where once that meant speculating about cool new laptops or a fancy mixed reality headset, this year things will probably be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, Seattle, HoloLens, Build, Consumer Tech, Microsoft Build, Saturday Riff, Microsoft Build 2019


High Hopes for Microsoft Beyond the Cloud?

On Monday, while many of us dissect the latest episode of Game of Thrones, thousands of developers will convene in Seattle to talk about all things Microsoft at its annual Build conference. Where once that meant speculating about cool new laptops or a fancy mixed reality headset, this year things will probably be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, Seattle, HoloLens, Build, Consumer Tech, Microsoft Build, Saturday Riff, Microsoft Build 2019


The smartphone market is in decline, and nothing is coming to save it (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

The smartphone market is showing signs of stagnation, with Apple, Samsung, and Google all reporting this week that it's harder to sell a premium smartphone than it used to be.  This is for several related reasons: higher costs for incremental improvements, people keeping their current phones or buying cheaper models. Apple is fighting this smartphone slowdown by focusing on services like Apple Pay or the Apple TV Plus streaming service, where it can make more money per users. Samsung is betti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Silicon Valley, Ar, Magic Leap, HoloLens, Sundar Pichai, Idc, Apple Samsung, Samsung Huawei, Maverick Capital, Apple Card


Why Epic Games Called an Open Platform Truce With Microsoft

An anonymous reader writes: A couple of years ago, Microsoft and Epic Games executives were mad at each other. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney called out Microsoft because he saw it making moves to close off the Windows 10 store and hurt the openness of the PC. Sweeney spoke up because he foresaw the arrival of new computing platforms like augmented reality and virtual reality, and he wanted those platforms to remain open. And now Sweeney has changed his tune, throwing Epic Games' support behind Micr...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, HoloLens, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, GamesBeat Sweeney


Unreal Engine 4 support coming to Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 in May for developers

Microsoft announced that its HoloLens 2 Development Edition will be priced at $3,500. Ahead of the Build conference, Microsoft also disclosed that Unreal Engine 4 support will be coming to HoloLens 2 by the end of the month. The post Unreal Engine 4 support coming to Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 in May for developers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, HoloLens, Build, Build 2019


Unreal Engine 4 support for developers coming to Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 in May

Microsoft announced that its HoloLens 2 Development Edition will be priced at $3,500. Ahead of the Build conference, Microsoft also disclosed that Unreal Engine 4 support will be coming to HoloLens 2 by the end of the month. The post Unreal Engine 4 support for developers coming to Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 in May appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, HoloLens, Build, Build 2019


Microsoft HoloLens 2 developer edition announced

Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset along with the Azure Kinect developer kit at MWC 2019 event. Today, Microsoft is launching a developer edition of the HoloLens 2 headset with Azure credits, free trial for Unity software and more. Principal software engineer @julenka is sharing lessons learned and interaction design tips for #Hololens2, focusing on hand interactions. Try them yourself using #MRTK v2! https://t.co/crrJMQYmNx #MRDevDays — Microsoft HoloLens (@HoloLens) ...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Blogging, HoloLens, Sdk, HoloLens 2, HoloLens 2 developer edition, Microsoft HoloLens 2 Developer edition


Microsoft announces the $3,500 HoloLens 2 Development Edition

As part of its rather odd Thursday afternoon pre-Build news dump, Microsoft today announced the HoloLens 2 Development Edition. The company announced the much-improved HoloLens 2 at MWC Barcelona earlier this year, but it’s not shipping to developers yet. Currently, the best release date we have is “later this year.” The Development Edition will launch alongside the regular HoloLens 2. The Development Edition, which will retail for $3,500 to own outright or on a $99 per month installment plan...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, HoloLens, Unity, Unity Pro, MWC Barcelona, Tim McDonough, GM of Industrial at Unity


Army uses modified Microsoft HoloLens 2 for ‘real-life game of Call of Duty’

The U.S. Army gave CNBC an exclusive look at its modified Microsoft HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset. The Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, provides various functions for training and combat. The post Army uses modified Microsoft HoloLens 2 for ‘real-life game of Call of Duty’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Wearables, News, Microsoft, Trends, Army, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, HoloLens, Cnbc, U S Army, HoloLens 2


The Army Just Gave a Press Demo of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Military Prototype

Last year, Microsoft won a $479-million-plus contract with the U.S. Army to build Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) prototypes that a government document described as intended to “accelerate lethal defensive and offensive capabilities utilizing innovative components.” This weekend, CNBC got a look at what…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Microsoft, War, Military, US military, Army, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, US Army, HoloLens, Microsoft Hololens, Military Technology, HoloLens 2


Microsoft Has Been Quietly Working on the Future of Consumer AR

When it comes to flashy augmented reality (AR) glasses for consumers, all eyes are on two companies these days: Magic Leap, which released its Magic Leap One developer headset last summer, and Apple, which is reportedly getting ready to unveil an AR device next year. One company that isn’t getting quite as much attention, despite […]
Tags: Apple, News, Microsoft, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, HoloLens


Apple Mining, Poop Power, and Breaking Up Tech Giants: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Last week was Garbage Week here at Gizmodo, meaning we brought our readers stories specifically focused on waste (and not the figurative kind—though in the year of our Lord 2019, such a series would certainly track). In exploring all things trash, we dug into the way in which our recycling systems are broken. We…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Samsung, Gizmodo, HoloLens, Captain Marvel, Best Of Gizmodo, Apple Mining Poop Power


You Are Not Ready For HoloLens 2

Microsoft figured it out. Tuesday I got my first opportunity to try out the HoloLens 2, and after slipping it over my head and taking a quick moment to calibrate the eye tracking, I was instantly able to move around the room and interact with objects crafted from light. It was annoyingly natural to participate in an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Ar, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, HoloLens, Consumer Tech, Microsoft Hololens, Microsoft Hololens 2


HoloLens 3 headset could resemble reading glasses with an infinite field of view

There could be bigger things ahead for HoloLens. In a new interview, Microsoft's Alex Kipman hints that the company is working toward developing a headset that will be like reading glasses, with an infinite field of view. The post HoloLens 3 headset could resemble reading glasses with an infinite field of view appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, HoloLens, Microsoft Hololens, Alex Kipman, HoloLens 2


HoloLens for military a good idea to keep our soldiers safe

Re: “Don’t use HoloLens for war, Microsoft workers tell company”: U.S. military action in modern times has not been in oppression of other peoples, but rather in response to armed aggression and oppression by other states or parties — against enemies who kill gay men; kidnap Yazidi girls for sexual slavery; burn prisoners alive; deny […]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Opinion, HoloLens, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


Azure Kinect promises new motion, sensing for art

Gamers’ interest may come and go, but artists are always exploring the potential of computer vision for expression. Microsoft this month has resurrected the Kinect, albeit in pricey, limited form. Let’s fit it to the family tree. Time flies: musicians and electronic artists have now had access to readily available computer vision since the turn of this century. That initially looked like webcams, paired with libraries like the free OpenCV (still a viable option), and later repurposed gaming de...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Microsoft, China, Berlin, US, Kinect, Sony, HoloLens, Sdk, Chris Milk, IBM Cisco, Dasha Rush, Opengl, Stanislav Glazov, Azure Kinect


Hands-on with Microsoft’s new HoloLens 2

Earlier this week, Microsoft used its MWC press conference to announce the next version of its HoloLens mixed reality visor. When it demoed the first version back in 2015, quite a few pundits assumed that the company had somehow faked the demos because this kind of real-time tracking and gesture recognition, combined with a relatively high-res display and packaged as a standalone device, had never been done before. The fact that Microsoft took its sweet time to release this next version clear...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Magic Leap, HoloLens, Don, Lorraine Bardeen


Taking HTC’s Vive Focus standalone headset for a spin

It’s telling that HTC opted to set up shop in Hall 7 at MWC. Rather than holding court alongside the Samsungs and Huaweis of the world, the company mingled among the peripherals and accessory makers. While it’s true there was news around the Exodus One blockchain handset, the Vive was its real star of the show. After debuting the Vive Pro Eye back at CES, the company went decidedly more lightweight at this week’s show, with the launch of the . The headset is HTC’s latest crack at standalone ...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Barcelona, Htc, HoloLens, Htc Vive, Samsungs, Mwc 2019, Focus Plus, Huaweis


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. The SEC said Elon Musk violated his settlement and asked a judge to hold him in contempt of court. In a tweet last week, Musk said Tesla would produce 500,000 vehicles this year. He later corrected himself and said it would make only about 400,000, Under the settlement, Tesla is supposed to preapprove all of his communications with shareholders that include "material" information about the company. Facebook's content moderators...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bill Gates, SEC, Lg, Huawei, US Army, Gates


Microsoft cuts price on new HoloLens 2 as it aims for corporate customers

Microsoft is trying to make the new $3,500 device more useful right out of the box with prepared applications. It also doubled the field of view of the HoloLens 2.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, HoloLens


Despite internal uproar, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company is not cancelling its contract with the US Army (MSFT)

Last week, more than 50 Microsoft employees released a letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella demanding that the company pull out of a $749 million contract with the US Army to provide HoloLens augmented-reality tech for soldiers.  On Monday, Nadella said he doesn't plan to withdraw from the contract.  “We made a principled decision that we’re not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy," Nadella said.  Microso...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Netflix, Magic Leap, Jeff Bezos, US Army, HoloLens, Us Department Of Defense, Bezos, Nadella, Samuel Burke, Brexit China


Microsoft CEO defends work on half-billion-dollar HoloLens military contract

Microsoft won’t stop its work on a nearly half-billion-dollar government contract designed to bring HoloLens augmented reality tech to the U.S. Army. “We made a principled decision that we’re not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy,” Satya Nadella told CNN in an interview. “We were very transparent about that decision and we’ll continue to have that dialogue [with employees].” Group of employees calls for end...
Tags: TC, Hardware, Microsoft, Government, Satya Nadella, Tech, Cnn, United States, Augmented Reality, HoloLens


Azure IoT heads spacewards to maintain connectivity at the edge, courtesy of Inmarsat

Microsoft: 20 billion connected devices by 2020. Voda, Arm: How about 1 trillion by 2035? While HoloLens 2 took center stage at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft sneaked out some intriguing Azure Internet-of-Things news aimed at dealing with connectivity challenges in remote areas.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Inmarsat, HoloLens, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona Microsoft


Microsoft’s Hololens 2 all sorts of futuristic awesomeness

The Hololens, when it released four long years back, made some great promises and lived up to a fair amount of them. However, after 4 years of being used, developed for, and pitted against competition, the Hololens 2 has a set of well-defined milestones to achieve. Microsoft spent a significant amount of time figuring out where the Hololens would enhance professions and lives, and even an incredible amount on the Hololens’ internal technology that they claim is so state-of-the-art that the Hol...
Tags: Design, Microsoft, HoloLens, Product Design, Alex Kipman, Verge, AR / VR, HoloLens 2


Azure Kinect: All-seeing 3D camera shenanigans for everyone ... except consumers

Microsoft: don't mention the 'C' word, but you can have it at a discount if you're in the military MWC Sometimes you have to feel for Microsoft. Even though it failed to keep a lid on HoloLens 2 leaks, the arrival of the Azure Kinect was a surprise. Unless you’d sat through the keynote at last year’s Build, of course.…
Tags: Microsoft, Software, HoloLens


Daily Crunch: Microsoft unveils the HoloLens 2

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Say hello to Microsoft’s new $3,500 HoloLens with twice the field of view Microsoft has unveiled the latest version of its HoloLens “mixed reality” headset at MWC Barcelona. The HoloLens 2 features a significantly larger field of view, higher resolution and a device that’s more comfortable to wear. In fac...
Tags: Google, TC, Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, Netflix, New Zealand, Roma, HoloLens, Vivo, Nubia, Bixby, Green Book, MWC Barcelona, SD Association, Daily Crunch


New builds and end of life: The cosmic ballet at Microsoft goes on

Plus: Windows Mixed Reality sulks in kitchen while HoloLens 2 hogs limelight Roundup While the Microsoft team were setting up shop at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress (and frantically plugging HoloLens 2 leaks), things continued apace back in Redmond.…
Tags: Microsoft, Barcelona, Software, HoloLens, Redmond