Forget your Rifts and Vives; Microsoft Research wants to bring that kind of high-quality virtual reality to your mobile phone. A new algorithm developed by the team can do just that and mask latency.
Microsoft may soon be known for a lot more than just its operating system. The company's researchers are combining big data, biology and machine learning to help fight cancer, with promising results.
Motion tracking in VR is never easy and hand-tracking is particularly hard. But Microsoft can now give you 'virtual hands' with its new Handpose algorithm, so you can experience more immersive VR.
Microsoft Research has developed a system that passively monitors the environment for electrical potential changes. Using that, it can find humans and identify them with up to 94% accuracy.
A Microsoft Research project has breathed new life into the 3D touch feature which was originally supposed to launch alongside the Nokia McLaren Windows Phone. The new tech was demoed in a video.
VR headsets can easily make users experience nausea and headaches, but Microsoft has a novel solution that seems to address the problem. And the best part is that it would be very cheap to implement.
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.