Tag Archives: Augmented reality

Next-gen HoloLens is perfect for Clark Kent

Today, Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality headset has a geeky RoboCop vibe, but someday it could become more like a pair of eyeglasses suitable for Superman’s mild-mannered alter ego. At least that’s the impression you’re likely to get from a Microsoft Research study on HoloLens technology, due … Continue reading

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Xinova and Aetho join forces on AR and VR

A Seattle-based invention factory called Xinova has made a deal to collaborate with Aetho, a San Francisco-based venture, on new technologies in augmented reality and virtual reaility. The agreement, announced today, sets the stage for Aetho to license intellectual property … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s HoloLens joins the military

Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented-reality headsets have been used to fight video-game aliens in space, but now they’ve been enlisted for wargames on Earth as well. The HoloLens system was incorporated into a platform known as the Augmented Immersive Team Trainer that lets … Continue reading

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How augmented reality can find your keys

Microsoft expects its HoloLens augmented-reality headset to guide you through complicated tasks in the workplace, but someday you could also use it around the house to find misplaced items, play games – and even watch movies on a virtual big screen. … Continue reading

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Microsoft adds George Takei to HoloLens menu

Want to put a little George Takei in your living room? Microsoft can make it so, thanks to the Actiongram app for its HoloLens mixed-reality headset. Takei, who played Mr. Sulu in the “Star Trek” original series 50 years ago, makes … Continue reading

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Pokémon Go on HoloLens? Make it so!

Millions of Pokémon Go players are peering into smartphones to look for animated characters in an augmented-reality world, but what if they could look for them wearing Microsoft’s HoloLens headset instead? That’s not commercially available at this point, but a couple … Continue reading

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NASA uses HoloLens to build virtual Mars rover

We’ve already seen how Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed-reality headset is helping folksfight off aliens on the International Space Station and take a virtual walk on Mars. Now check out how it’s being used to tweak the design for NASA’s next Mars … Continue reading

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Microsoft shows off ‘Star Wars’ holoportation

As Microsoft gets set to ship its HoloLens development kit, it’s previewing a “Star Wars” application called holoportation that takes full advantage of the mixed-reality headset. The effect is like that scene in the original Star Wars movie, where Princess Leia pops up in … Continue reading

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