Microsoft unveiled major plans at Computex earlier today. The company is opening up its Windows Holographic platform, which powers HoloLens and wants it to be adopted by OEMs like HTC and Oculus.
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HoloLens has the potential of being a great device for gaming and media consumption but Microsoft envisions a world where businesses and even militaries use the device to change how they operate.
Researchers at Microsoft are experimenting with ways of making virtual reality a bit less virtual and a bit more real, by allowing users to feel the digital objects they're interacting with.
The latest forecast report from the market research firm says that virtual reality hardware is going to generate a lot of revenues this year, and will continue to grow for the next five years.
Facebook agrees with Microsoft that bots are a big part of the future of conversation platforms, and - interestingly enough - the company also plans on dipping its toes into the AR space.
It's easy to dismiss HoloLens as a gimmick, a bulky device with poor battery life, or worse. But doing so is short-sighted, and ignores the massive potential of Microsoft's augmented reality headset.
It's not quite teleportation but, with the Hololens, Microsoft comes as close as can be with 'holoportation', allowing someone to see and interact with your visage during a call.
You probably didn't expect it, but AMD is apparently stepping into both augmented reality and virtual reality at the same time, with a headset that can do both, so the company claims.
Microsoft is introducing a new app designed for HoloLens, that allows users to embed holograms into the real world and share their creations. It's also an example of what devs can do on the platform.
Microsoft teamed up with NASA on 'Project Sidekick', exploring the use of its HoloLens headset on the International Space Station, which included the first Skype call from the ISS to Mission Control.
Microsoft User Research is inviting kids and grown-ups in the Seattle/Redmond area to take part in a HoloLens study, but only the beardless - or those willing to shave - will be selected to attend.
Reports are coming out that Intel is planning on competing with Microsoft with an Augmented Reality headset of its own using technologies it has already developed for other products.
The release date for the HoloLens Development Edition was apparently accidentally released today. It looks like very soon you'll be able to have your very own augmented reality device.
Alex Kipman, the head of the Hololens project at Microsoft, gave a talk on the TED stage where he showed off some fantastic new Hololens demos and talked about the future of the technology.
Google is reportedly getting ready to launch a successor to its inexpensive Cardboard VR headset. The new version is expected to come with a wide range of improvements, including a plastic shell.
Imagine watching the Superbowl and seeing Cam Newton enter your living room, highlighting a throw he just made in the game. That's part of the NFL's vision for the future of sports and HoloLens.
Speculation that Apple will enter into the virtual reality scene has heightened in the last week as CEO Tim Cook expressed interest in VR. The company has also made acquisitions of VR companies.
Microsoft has begun treading the road of immersive video calling with a project it calls Room2Room. In an initial test it has proved successful but its hardware requirements act as a show-stopper.
At an event in Tel Aviv, Microsoft's Technical Evangelist has revealed several important details about the company's HoloLens device, claiming that it supports up to 5.5 hours of battery life.
Microsoft's augmented reality headsets have finally arrived onboard the ISS. And the astronauts who are using them have explained how the device can help when you're 400 km above the Earth.
Microsoft and Autodesk show how 3D projects can be brought to life in a new video demonstrating how far their collaboration with HoloLens and Fusion 360 has progressed.
Microsoft is showing up at Cannes to impress advertisers. The company is hoping to get them onboard with its HoloLens technology, one that promises to change the world as well as sell products.
The Microsoft HoloLens is the most futuristic virtual/augmented reality device on the market but how do you create content for the next-generation device? Why, with a holographic TV studio of course!!
Microsoft is serious about VR and it's not ignoring the likes of Oculus Rift. The company is developing Irides, a project that allows for higher quality and lower latency on VR headsets.
Microsoft has updated its HoloLens website with the 10 most popular questions for the augmented reality device, including what kind of apps will work on the upcoming platform.
Sony has revealed pricing and availability details for its new AR smart-glasses - which feature an 8-bit green monochrome UI, battery life of up to 150 minutes, and a wired control unit.
Microsoft has just unveiled Windows Holographics, a system for creating "holograms" by using an AR headset which allows a system to overlay a virtual reality over our physical reality.
Osterhout Design Group is a small military-focused technology company that is looking unveil their own augmented glasses for consumers along with Sony, Samsung, Oculus, and others at CES 2015.
A proof of concept project from Microsoft Research shows how the Kinect can be used along with projectors to make any room an interactive display experience.
A U.S. patent filing by Microsoft released Thursday shows the company's desire to protect its plan for a pair of augmented reality glasses to be used for multiplayer gaming purposes.
A man has used both his modeling and his programming skills to create a small model of the TARDIS in the Doctor Who TV show that looks bigger inside than outside thanks to an augmented reality app.
A new report claims that Microsoft has a team in its Bing division that is making augmented reality-based Windows 8 apps, along with an SDK for third party developers.
That's right, augmented reality is now fashionable. Project Glass took to the catwalk this week at New York fashion week, and has been documenting the whole experience.
Google has just revealed some images and a video all captured with its Google Glass Project devices. This indicates that the device is going through its testing phase as it leaves the Google lab.
A newly revealed project from Microsoft Research combines a Kinect device with an overhead projector to beam the image of a model car that can be controlled to interact with real objects.
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