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Microsoft to Discuss What’s Beyond Xbox One and Windows 10

Microsoft to Discuss What’s Beyond Xbox One and Windows 10 Just a few months after celebrating the console’s tenth anniversary, Phil Spencer has announced the Xbox 360 will halt production, officially ending its cycle.The Xbox One had a rocky start at E3 in 2013 with its strict DRM policies and focus as a media hub as opposed to a gaming device, most of which was changed immediately due to backlash.

Microsoft's new studio is working on digital memory

Microsoft's new studio is working on digital memory Some new Microsoft job listings have been found that point to the existence of a new studio within Microsoft that is working on a digital memory creation and sharing service, reports ZDNet.The studio in question is called Evoke Studio, the job listings for which was found by Twitter user “The Walking Cat.

Watch as a HoloLens developer shares Machu Picchu with his 93 year old great-grandfather

Watch as a HoloLens developer shares Machu Picchu with his 93 year old great-grandfather The first waves of HoloLens Developer Kits have gone out to devs and interested parties with $3,000 burning a hole in their pockets, and we’re starting to see some results, both in terms of interesting projects being developed for the HoloLens, some closer looks at the HoloLens itself, and almost most importantly, how everyday users react to what it close to a miraculous piece of technology.In that vein, developer Terry Bennett (sp?

New medical tech coming to the rescue for the vision-impaired

New medical tech coming to the rescue for the vision-impaired They’re also part of a wide swath of new medical advances we’ll be covering all this week here at ExtremeTech in our new Medical Tech series.Instead, a number of different “smart glasses” have been invented that help make the rest of the world more accessible.

Microsoft news recap: Windows 10 Holographic, Dona Sarkar, Xbox One VR and more

This week, Microsoft accompanied its OEM and ODM partners on stage at Computex 2016 to join several announcements regarding Windows 10 and its future with hardware.From exclusive Porsche designed 2-in-1 devices to new fingerprint scanner wearables, the parade of Windows 10 related hardware rolled out in spectacular fashion throughout the week in Taipei.

Microsoft (MSFT) news recap: Xbox at E3, HoloLens, enterprise security, and more

While it showed room for improvement, the placement on Gartner’s quadrant definitely served as a strong pat on the back for Microsoft.Speaking of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, cyber security company Lookout has announced this past week that it has partnered with Microsoft to integrate its Lookout Mobile Threat Protection with the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite.

Pokémon Go is a roaring success — so why did Google spin off the company that developed it?

Pokémon Go is a roaring success — so why did Google spin off the company that developed it? Its developer, Niantic, has just vaulted from its position as a young company with a modestly successful mobile AR game (Ingress) to a behemoth of online gaming.However, Niantic’s independence was probably critical to landing a contract with Nintendo in the first place, according to Business Insider.

HoloLens developers create Pokémon Go mockup for Microsoft’s augmented reality headset

HoloLens developers create Pokémon Go mockup for Microsoft’s augmented reality headset When Pokémon Go launched last week, we theorized that Microsoft’s HoloLens could be a huge platform for the game.The thing is there is a huge amount of possibilities that are unexplored and which could work for games like these.

Vuforia Universal Windows Platform support adds the ability to attach experiences to HoloLens

Vuforia Universal Windows Platform support adds the ability to attach experiences to HoloLens The model has some impressive detail, to the point where you can easily look into the window of the loader and check out what’s going on inside.While the AR features on a Surface were strong, they’re nothing compared to what the HoloLens has going on.

Apple’s Tim Cook declares augmented reality a ‘core technology’ for the company

Apple’s Tim Cook declares augmented reality a ‘core technology’ for the company Over the last few years, Microsoft has staked out an interest and position in augmented reality (AR) as opposed to virtual reality (VR).As the name implies, “augmented” reality is about showing the user additional information or cues over and above what they can see in the real world, while virtual reality is used to project an entirely different environment from wherever the user is actually standing.

HoloLens demo videos show off the value of augmented reality

HoloLens demo videos show off the value of augmented reality For a time, the world of augmented reality was reserved for the fever dreams of video game developers.Thanks to work from the folks behind Ingress and Pokémon Go, consumers are once again being dealt another narrative on what augmented reality can and should be used for that includes environmental and location based handheld gaming.

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens We’ve known for a long time that Microsoft’s HoloLens relied on a custom “HPU,” or Holographic Processing Unit, to provide the headset’s mixed-reality mode and augmented reality capabilities.At Hot Chips this week, the company actually released some details on how the chip works and what it’s capable of.

This exoskeleton glove could let you feel the ‘shape’ of virtual reality

This exoskeleton glove could let you feel the ‘shape’ of virtual reality While you can see all these virtual objects, you can’t feel them.A Chinese company called Dexta Robotics wants to change that with claw-like exoskeleton gloves called Dexmo.

HolographicDarts and HoloPond bring darts and ponds to the Microsoft HoloLens

HolographicDarts and HoloPond bring darts and ponds to the Microsoft HoloLens The list of augmented reality apps being introduced to the world just keeps on growing, with appeals ranging from the totally novel to the extremely helpful.In the interest of adding some interesting new toys to the HoloLens, Two companies have introduced two new apps to Microsoft’s augmented reality device.

Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality

Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality When the idea of wearable computing was first proposed, analysts and industry executives jumped on the concept like rats off a sinking ship.We’ve seen some weak demand for smart watches from companies like Pebble or Apple, and some success for fitness trackers and other, similar wearables.