Topic: hololens

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

From the Editors: Technology in search of a raison d’etre

Wearables When talking about the Internet of Things, people usually think of the software in their cars, or smart appliances that communicate with back-end systems to keep the house running smoothly, or robots on factory floors doing manufacturing. When talk turns to wearable devices, though, the conversation seems to begin and end with watches, wristbands, … 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

Microsoft’s new look: A cross-platform developer tools company

Microsoft executives demonstrated new projects, products and development tools aimed at spreading the Microsoft environment across multiple platforms to kick off the second day of the company’s Build conference for developers at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Key to all of the announcements made at the show was a new understanding from Microsoft that its platforms … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Microsoft HoloLens: Anticipating the next age of mobile computing

Microsoft’s HoloLens was one of the surprise highlights of the Windows 10 preview event held in January on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond. It was positioned as a holographic augmented reality device that would allow a user to change dynamically the appearance of the world around us. But this is far more than what was presented. … continue reading

Microsoft’s next chapter to include new browser, new OS, new devices and holograms

Microsoft is trying to make Windows a game changer, with the announcement of a completely new technology experience. While many companies have been jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon, the company has been secretly dabbling in holographic computing. At its Windows 10 event today, Microsoft introduced HoloLens, an augmented reality headset that allows users to … continue reading

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