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Microsoft explains how mixed reality will transform the workplace

Microsoft's announced a new strategy to bring mixed reality to every modern workplace. The company said it believes the tech could lead to significant productivity and efficiency improvements by allowing employees to blend the real and digital worlds.

Microsoft might have solved the HoloLens' biggest issue

Microsoft may have solved one of the biggest limitations with its HoloLens headset. Since its first unveiling, the device has suffered from a restricted field of view. A patent filing suggests a feasible way to increase the range has been developed.

Mixed reality now helps the police solve crimes

Mixed reality is helping to solve crimes by making it easier for police to capture content found at the scenes of incidents. A prototype system has been described as an "innovative proof of concept" by a police force that's already using it.

New Microsoft patent hints at a future without the keyboard

Microsoft has been granted a patent for an input device that could offer a future alternative to the keyboard. The company has envisioned a future where gestures and tracking could be used to create a keyboard in any environment.

Ford uses Microsoft HoloLens to accelerate its car design

Ford has started using Microsoft's HoloLens headset to streamline its car development process. The company is using the mixed reality device to more rapidly iterate over design prototypes, allowing it to test the look of different parts in near real-time.

Microsoft advances second-gen HoloLens by adding special AI chip

Microsoft has announced that the second-generation version of the unique processor used in its HoloLens augmented reality headset will include AI capabilities. The company has incorporated the technology to reduce latency and improve compute performance.

Microsoft launches program to drive mixed reality transformation

Microsoft has announced a new program that will accelerate the spread of mixed reality devices across the world. The company intends to partner with digital agencies to demonstrate the power of its HoloLens headset and create new experiences.

Microsoft thinks the smartphone is 'already dead'

Microsoft believes smartphones are "already dead" and is moving forward to the next big thing, one of the company's senior technical fellows has said. Microsoft intends to progress beyond mobile to a mixed reality future where smartphones are redundant.

Microsoft cancels second-generation HoloLens headset

Microsoft has reportedly cancelled the upcoming second-generation version of its HoloLens mixed reality headset. The company will now skip directly to HoloLens v3, set to be released in two years' time as a substantial upgrade of the current prototype.

Microsoft's new camera rig lets you make holographic videos

Microsoft has unveiled a new camera system that can be used to take videos of HoloLens holograms. It solves one of HoloLens' biggest problems by making it possible for spectators to watch people interact with the virtual world.

HoloLens begins making headway, launches in six new regions

Microsoft's HoloLens is driving momentum for new mixed reality experiences. After launching the device in the United States and Canada earlier this year, Microsoft today announced HoloLens is coming to six new countries to expose more people to holograms.

Microsoft reveals HoloLens' secret 24-core custom processor

Microsoft has publicly revealed details of the custom-built processor that powers the holographic processor inside the HoloLens. A 24-core chip accompanies the main system processor to make the holographic display possible. It's both powerful and pricey.

Pin your inbox to your wall with augmented reality Outlook

Microsoft has announced the world's first holographic email and calendar apps, Outlook Mail and Calendar. It has brought its existing Windows 10 apps to its HoloLens holographic headset, enabling you to write emails and add appointments in AR.

Microsoft HoloLens now available to developers, costs $3,000

Microsoft has announced that the first version of its HoloLens holographic headset is now available for pre-order by developers interested in making apps for the device. HoloLens starts at $3,000 and will start shipping next month.

Microsoft HoloLens teams up with Volvo to reinvent selling cars

In another indication of where Microsoft wants to take its HoloLens holographic headset technology, the company has announced it is working with Swedish car manufacturer Volvo to reinvent car buying as an interactive and enjoyable experience.

Asus might build its own Microsoft HoloLens holographic headset

Computer manufacturer Asus is reportedly interested in making its own version of Microsoft's innovative augmented reality HoloLens headset. For its part, Microsoft is apparently willing to help as it demonstrates HoloLens is a viable concept.

Microsoft Build keynote: Everything you need to know about Windows and more

The keynote of Microsoft Build yesterday was filled with announcements detailing the future and evolution of Microsoft's core services including Windows and Office, as well how the company intends to stock its app store. Here's everything you should know.

Silicon Valley developers talk HoloLens

Windows Holographic is an augmented reality computing platform by Microsoft that will be introduced in the Windows 10 operating system when it is released in 2015.
 

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Microsoft and Volvo are working together to use the HoloLens holographic headset in car showrooms
Microsoft and Volvo are working together to use the HoloLens holographic headset in car showrooms
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Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
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HoloLens tuServ app
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Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
Outlook Mail and Calendar for Microsoft HoloLens
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HoloLens tuServ app
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Microsoft HoloLens: Transforming world with holograms.
Microsoft HoloLens: Transforming world with holograms.
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Microsoft HoloLens: Transforming world with holograms.
Microsoft HoloLens: Transforming world with holograms.
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Microsoft HoloLens
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Skype for Microsoft HoloLens
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Ford uses Microsoft HoloLens to help its designers be more efficient
Ford uses Microsoft HoloLens to help its designers be more efficient
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Microsoft HoloLens demonstration at Build 2015
Microsoft HoloLens demonstration at Build 2015
Microsoft and Volvo are working together to use the HoloLens holographic headset in car showrooms
Microsoft and Volvo are working together to use the HoloLens holographic headset in car showrooms
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Microsoft s Spectator View Mixed Reality Capture system
Microsoft's Spectator View Mixed Reality Capture system
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Microsoft Hololens
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Microsoft and Volvo are working together to use the HoloLens holographic headset in car showrooms
Microsoft and Volvo are working together to use the HoloLens holographic headset in car showrooms
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