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Senior Microsoft executive Alex Kipman has exited the company following allegations of misconduct. Kipman led numerous projects at Microsoft including Kinect and, most recently, HoloLens and Mesh.
Apple's board of directors have been shown an in-development mixed-reality headset which suggests the firm could be getting closer to publicly unveiling the device later this year or in 2023.
Today, Microsoft has announced the release of Windows Holographic version 22H1, the latest feature update to its mixed reality (MR) platform powering Windows hardware such as HoloLens 2.
Motorola and Verizon have unveiled the 5G XR Neckband which is designed to promote a hands-free AR and VR experience. Pricing and availability for the device have not yet been shared.
Mozilla has given its Firefox Reality project to Igalia who will relaunch the browser as Wolvic. Igalia expects Wolvic to launch on some VR app stores starting next week and Firefox Reality will go.
Meta has shown off its haptic gloves which it hopes will make the metaverse experience more immersive. They are still considered a lab project and much more work still needs to be done.
Along with its mixed-reality announcements, Microsoft has labeled a 15% discount on its HoloLens 2 headsets for a limited time only. It has also revealed new features for Azure VMs and networking.
Microsoft is bringing Mesh to Teams, enabling organizations to create immersive mixed-reality spaces to host meetings between personalized avatars. Over 800 3D emoji are being made available too.
Microsoft has rolled out version 21H2 to its Windows Holographic platform. The update includes a bunch of new features including a new Moving Platform Mode and support for PFX certificates.
Microsoft has announced Project Acoustics 2.0, its wave-based simulation engine to introduce immersive acoustics in 3D environments such as those offered by a game or a mixed reality experience.
As previously hinted, Microsoft has announced financing plans for HoloLens 2 Development Edition in the United States. The 0% interest options go as low as $97.22/month for a three-year plan.
Vodafone has said it will begin stocking Nreal Light glasses in Germany and Spain from spring 2021 but will expand the product to other markets afterwards. It described the device as affordable.
A year and a half after it announced the HoloLens 2 Development Edition, Microsoft has finally launched the device in the United States, costing $3,500. Other markets will get it in December.
HoloLens 2 is now available for purchase in Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Trimble's hard hat solution for Microsoft HoloLens and accompanying Trimble Connect software leverages the benefits of mixed reality into areas where increased safety requirements are mandated.
Mozilla has published the first public release of Firefox Reality to the Microsoft Store. It comes several months after the browser was added to the Microsoft Store in an experimental fashion.
As part of the array of announcements from its dev-focused Build event, Microsoft shared that an Azure Mixed Reality solution is now GA, and that HoloLens 2 is heading to more markets this year.
Microsoft has announced that its Mixed Reality Dev Days event is taking place on May 17-18, and for the first time, there will be a Dev Days Tour coming to Germany and Japan later in the year.
Mozilla has published a version of Firefox Reality on the Microsoft Store, giving Windows Mixed Reality users a new browser experience aimed for AR. The release is meant to gather feedback.
Microsoft has updated its mixed reality app, Guides for HoloLens, offering support for additional languages, accessibility improvements, and more. This release bumps the app to version 104.1908.24001.
A new patent has come to light which was published a few days ago by Apple. The document filed describes plans for a mixed reality headset which is capable of tracking facial expressions and gestures.
Microsoft has today announced some new features for Dynamics 365 Layout. The July update for the application includes an improved experience for HoloLens 2, among a couple of other changes.
Microsoft's new patent features live information overlays for pictures of people, recognized through facial recognition. The displayed information could be linked with social media or messaging apps.
Lenovo today unveiled its new mixed reality solution, called the ThinkReality Platform, alongside of a new headset. The firm promises that the service is hardware, cloud, and environment agnostic.
One of the creators of HoloLens, Alex Kipman, recently took to Twitter to tease the next-generation of Microsoft's mixed reality headset. HoloLens 2 is slated to launch at MWC 2019, on February 24.
We may be almost two weeks away from Black Friday, but Microsoft's already released an ad teasing some of its biggest deals, with savings of up to $300 on Xbox One bundles and Surface devices.
Microsoft seems to be taking a further step in its mixed reality push by launching, albeit quietly, a new app on the Store called Outings. It's an MR app that lets you explore landmarks.
Skylight for HoloLens is designed to allow enterprise users to work with digital content in real-world settings using Microsoft's mixed reality glasses in order to complete various tasks.
The team behind one of the most popular desktop browsers has announced that it's expanding its vision by launching a new web browser built from the ground up for virtual reality headsets.
AT&T and Magic Leap have formed a partnership which will see AT&T become the only wireless carrier in the U.S. to sell the Magic Leap One later this year. The deal will help Magic Leap to market.
One of the biggest shortcomings of the current model of the HoloLens, the limited field of view, will likely be addressed in the next model of the wearable. A new patent shows how.
Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Nichols, recently ruled out virtual and mixed reality capabilities coming to Xbox One and anointed the PC as "the best platform" for these experiences.
At the SharePoint Conference today, Microsoft announced SharePoint spaces, allowing users to create mixed reality environments for the platform that are accessible from any Windows 10 device.
A new 8,000 square foot Garage featuring state of the art facilities has been officially opened at Microsoft's Hyderabad campus. The new space aims to support and encourage local ideation initiatives.
Many OEMs launched several headsets under the Windows Mixed Reality ecosystem including HP, Acer, and Dell. A couple of months ago, Microsoft announced SteamVR compatibility for the platform.
As part of its Countdown to 2018, Microsoft is pushing a slew of new deals and discounts aimed at attracting holiday buyers to pick up the latest and greatest products from the Redmond giant.
Magic Leap today has finally announced that it will be shipping its first augmented reality headset in 2018. Called the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition, it will compete with Microsoft's HoloLens.
Zen Studios has announced that its popular game, Pinball FX2, will be makings its debut on Windows Mixed Reality. Pinball FX2 VR will give gamers a new way to experience exciting pinball action.
The holiday season is almost upon us and it looks like Microsoft is firmly getting into the spirit by offering upcoming discounts on the Surface Pro, Laptop, and its Mixed Reality devices.