Topic: holograms

Apple’s Safari Technology Preview, Object Theory’s Mixed Reality Collaboration Service for HoloLens, and Fidelity marks down Cloudera and Dropbox—SD Times news digest: March 31, 2016

Apple is giving developers a sneak peek of its upcoming Safari Web technologies in iOS and OS X. The Safari Technology Preview allows developers to experiment with the latest layout technologies, visual effects, and developer tools to provide input on how they are implemented. The Safari Technology Preview includes the most recent version of WebKit; … continue reading

Microsoft’s Holoportation, Uber’s Code on the Road, and the Android Experiments I/O Challenge—SD Times news digest: March 28, 2016

Microsoft is taking its holographic computing capabilities to the next level. The company has introduced new technology designed to bring users and remote participants together in the same physical space. Holoportation is a new type of 3D technology that transmits high-quality 3D models of people anywhere in the world in real time. It allows users … continue reading

Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition, Raspberry Pi 3, and WhatsApp drops BlackBerry—SD Times news digest: Feb. 29, 2016

Microsoft has announced the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition is now open for pre-orders, and will start shipping March 30. “Today represents a monumental step forward. This is the first step in our journey to consumers,” wrote Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft, in a blog post. “A step focused on our commercial partnerships and on … continue reading

Microsoft’s HoloLens store for developers, Google to index HTTPS pages by default, and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview—SD Times news digest: Dec. 18, 2015

Microsoft has opened up a flagship HoloLens store for developers in New York. The store will allow developers to try out its untethered holographic computer, HoloLens, and start building HoloLens programs. Developers will have to request an appointment if they are interested in visiting the store. Developers can also sign up for the HoloLens Development … continue reading

Microsoft wants your HoloLens ideas

Microsoft wants to start bringing holographic computing experiences to consumers, but it needs some help getting there. The company has announced the “Share Your Idea” campaign to learn what developers are working on and to jumpstart their ideas. “We will work to bring your idea to life and show you every step in the journey—and … continue reading

Microsoft’s AppComparison app, Python 3.5, and Windows 10 enterprise adoption forecast—SD Times news digest: Nov. 23, 2015

Microsoft is looking to entice Android users to switch to Windows Phone with a new tool. AppComparison is a Google Play app designed to list which Android apps are available on Windows. “Are you considering changing your Android device to Windows Phone? AppComparison identifies your favourite Android apps and matches them with apps available from … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources machine-learning toolkit, ASUS is developing a HoloLens, and the first major Windows 10 update—SD Times news digest: Nov. 13, 2015

The Microsoft Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit (DMTK) was put on GitHub this week by researchers at the Microsoft Asia research lab, according to an Inside Microsoft Research blog post. The toolkit is designed for distributed machine learning, and it contains a parameter server-based programming framework that makes machine-learning tasks scalable, according to the blog. It … continue reading

Microsoft’s HoloLens award recipients, Instagram client pulled from iOS store, and Microsoft’s Project Oxford SDKs—SD Times news digest: Nov. 12, 2015

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the HoloLens Academic Research Grant Program in order to encourage academic institutions to create holographic computing experiences. Today the company has announced the award recipients, which include Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, Virginia Tech, Clackamas Community College, and the University of California, Berkeley. Recipients will be awarded US$100,000 and two Microsoft HoloLens … continue reading

Microsoft wants developers for HoloLens

Microsoft is looking for developers to create new experiences for its augmented reality headset. The company announced today at its Windows 10 device event that it is starting to take applications for the HoloLens development kit, which will be made available during the first quarter of 2016. “HoloLens is the only device that mixes holograms … continue reading

Microsoft HoloLens gets some outside help

Microsoft is dedicated to creating new holographic computing experiences, but it needs some outside help to get there. To do so, the company today announced the Microsoft HoloLens Academic Research request for proposals (RFP) for the academic community. “This emerging technology teems with opportunity, so we’ve issued this RFP to inspire the academic community to … continue reading

Microsoft’s HoloLens is going to space

Microsoft and NASA have announced a collaboration to bring the HoloLens computing platform to space. As part of a project called Sidekick, Microsoft’s virtual reality headset will provide aid to astronauts. “HoloLens and other virtual and mixed-reality devices are cutting-edge technologies that could help drive future exploration and provide new capabilities to the men and … continue reading

Poll: Which tech company has the ‘cool factor’ right now?

Since Microsoft introduced holograms to the world with Windows Holographic and the Microsoft HoloLens last month, there have been think pieces abound about which tech company is the “coolest” at this particular cultural and technological moment. The giants of Silicon Valley (and Seattle) each have a few acquisitions, pet projects and hallmark innovative technologies they’re … continue reading

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