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HoloLens devices can now be rented, worn with a hard hat

Microsoft has announced that HoloLens is now available to rent for businesses which do not have the resources to buy their own devices outright. Firms will also be able to evaluate mixed reality in their enterprise by renting a device for a longer period.

HoloLens used to 'see inside' hospital patients before surgery

Microsoft has detailed a pilot project at a UK hospital that uses the company's HoloLens mixed reality headset to "see inside" surgical patients. Surgeons use the device to identify key blood vessels, bones and muscles before they start an operation.

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.

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.

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 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.

Developer blends HoloLens and Vive, creates 'shared reality'

A software developer has combined the power of the Microsoft HoloLens and HTC Vive headsets to create a new kind of digital experience dubbed "shared reality." It mixes augmented and virtual reality together, creating a more collaborative joined 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.

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.

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