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There's finally a way to prove HoloLens is as cool as you say it is

There's finally a way to prove HoloLens is as cool as you say it is If you're wearing Microsoft HoloLens and no one else can see the mixed reality you're experiencing, is it really happening?Called Spectator View, this hardware and software setup will allow HoloLens developers to capture photos, videos and stream mixed reality presentations live.

Spectator View provides a looking glass for all to see HoloLens holograms

Spectator View provides a looking glass for all to see HoloLens holograms Now Microsoft wants to bring this “spectator view” to all HoloLens developers.The use cases for this setup include snapping images of HoloLens wearers as they interact with holograms, live demonstrations, and video capture.

Sanrio launches Hello Kitty mixed reality animations for HoloLens' Actiongram

Sanrio launches Hello Kitty mixed reality animations for HoloLens' Actiongram The HoloLens is still a device primarily geared toward developers, but that hasn't stopped Japan's Hello Kitty from adding its pop culture power to the augmented reality device's suite of apps.On Tuesday, Sanrio launched Hello Kitty on Actiongram, the HoloLens app that allows users to create short videos using a large array of holographic animations.

Let's turn off Magic Leap's mixed reality hype machine

Let's turn off Magic Leap's mixed reality hype machine There was just one problem, the first footage we saw from Magic Leap wasn't a real demonstration of the technology.Since then, additional videos have surfaced that the company claims were shot directly through Magic Leap technology.

Share HoloLens Holograms With Microsoft Spectator View Cam

Share HoloLens Holograms With Microsoft Spectator View Cam Stepping into a virtual or augmented reality is a wholly singular experience; no two people will follow the exact same path.Microsoft this week released blueprints to build the same technology the company uses to bring HoloLens demonstrations to life.

Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough'

Microsoft CEO says artificial intelligence is the 'ultimate breakthrough' The chat was streamed live on the Microsoft Developer page on Facebook.Calling AI "the third run time", Nadella said, "If the operating system was the first run time, the second run time you could say was the browser, and the third run time can actually be the agent.

Microsoft reportedly cans first HoloLens revision, new version expected in 2019

Microsoft reportedly cans first HoloLens revision, new version expected in 2019 In February 2016, Microsoft opened pre-orders on the development edition of its HoloLens headset.Since then, it’s been expected that the company would release a more refined second edition — but now there’s reason to believe that Microsoft is thinking even further forward when it comes to its first major revision of the hardware.

Stryker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design operating rooms of the future

Stryker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design operating rooms of the future Augmented reality has a number of increasingly important applications in a variety of industries, from engineering to retail to interior design.Microsoft’s HoloLens AR solution is perhaps the most advanced today in terms of becoming a part of the real world, even while it’s not yet a retail option aimed at consumers.

Microsoft shows you how to build a Terminator heads-up display using HoloLens

Microsoft shows you how to build a Terminator heads-up display using HoloLens If you’ve watched any movies about killer robots, then you have seen the stereotypical Terminator-like heads-up display.Setting aside the question of why a walking computer would require a visual display of the very same information that is already contained in its memory, the Terminator HUD is a staple of science fiction movies and TV.

Microsoft celebrates a year of mixed reality with HoloLens’ first birthday

Microsoft celebrates a year of mixed reality with HoloLens’ first birthday But, that is not stopping the company from wishing HoloLens a happy first birthday.Along with simply getting excited about HoloLens being around for another year, Microsoft also took the opportunity to highlight some of the platform’s accomplishments over the last 12 months.

Cheaper Microsoft mixed reality headsets are on the way

Cheaper Microsoft mixed reality headsets are on the way A Windows 10 update in the fall will let affordable PCs (think $500) power these new mixed reality headsets and experiences.I got to test Acer's $300 Mixed Reality Developer Edition Headsets, and liked much of what I saw.

Smurfs game for HoloLens teases Pokémon Go style gaming with beloved characters

Smurfs game for HoloLens teases Pokémon Go style gaming with beloved characters What if, instead of playing Pokémon Go and using its legion of obscure creatures to navigate augmented reality, you could instead do it using classic characters you love even more, like, say, the Smurfs.That's the immediate idea that comes to mind when taking a look the new HoloLens game called Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Microsoft’s mixed reality strategy seems stalled, but is it all part of the plan?

Microsoft’s mixed reality strategy seems stalled, but is it all part of the plan? Has its mixed reality vision stalled, or is this part of the company’s master plan?In other words, two years after Microsoft first introduced HoloLens, we seem nowhere closer to Microsoft’s vision of a commercial mixed reality ecosystem based on HoloLens, Windows Mixed Reality, and third-party headsets.

Microsoft HoloLens delivers first ever augmented reality Easter Egg hunt

Microsoft HoloLens delivers first ever augmented reality Easter Egg hunt The game was unveiled this weekend in Los Angeles at the VRLA conference where Microsoft and a team of AR developers allowed me to enter a surrealist forest construct where holographic eggs could be found using the HoloLens headset.And when I discovered my first Easter Egg, the egg responded to my gaze by exploding open into a Disney-like flourish of color and sound.

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream? The term “mixed reality” has been thrown about a lot as of late, but pinning down a precise definition has proven elusive.After spending the day at Stanford University’s SCIEN-hosted workshop, which was full of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) luminaries, it appears the one thing everyone can agree on is there isn’t a standard definition for either term.

HoloLens 2.0 will include AI capabilities

HoloLens 2.0 will include AI capabilities There will be a Microsoft HoloLens 2, and it will be smarter than ever.Unlike the immersive Oculus Rift headset, HoloLens doesn't require a tethered PC.

The voice whispering in your ear: Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 gets an AI upgrade

The voice whispering in your ear: Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 gets an AI upgrade It is not an exaggeration to say that deep learning has taken the world of computer vision by storm.This processor is part of what makes HoloLens the world’s first, and still only, fully self-contained holographic computer.

Microsoft's Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor

Microsoft's Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor Ever since Microsoft announced HoloLens, the company has kept its presentations and information on the mixed-reality glasses and ecosystem isolated as more of a developer curiosity than a mass market product.But it’s also made it harder to track improvements to the technology that underlies HoloLens, including Microsoft’s Holographic Processing Unit, or HPU.

Next-Gen HoloLens Adds AI Capabilities

Next-Gen HoloLens Adds AI Capabilities Microsoft’s next-generation HoloLens virtual reality headset will come with an AI chip.“We’re in the business of making untethered mixed reality devices.

Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft's HoloLens

Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft's HoloLens Last month, we wrote about new information about the follow-up to Microsoft’s HoloLens, and how the new device would integrate an AI co-processor.At the time, we speculated that Intel’s Atom SoCs might not be long for this world, though we didn’t expect the hammer to drop quite as quickly as it has.