Varjo allows you to experience Windows desktop applications in VR/XR environments
Varjo is a Finnish startup working on VR/AR/XR computing devices and software experiences. Today, Varjo announced a new 2D/3D immersive UI code-named ‘Varjo Workspace’. Varjo Workspace allows anyone to use Windows desktop app...
Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon XR2 platform to power next gen mixed reality headsets
At Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit today, Qualcomm revealed Snapdragon XR2, the world’s first 5G-supported XR platform. Qualcomm has included several new improvements to enable improved augmented reality (AR), virtual realit...
Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality Headset OJO 500 is finally available for purchase after one year delay
Acer launched its second-generation Windows Mixed Reality headset, the OJO 500 back in August last year. At the launch event, the company announced that it will bring the headset to North America in November, with a price starting...
Microsoft Research demonstrate new haptic controller for dextrous fine motor control
Microsoft Research has published research about a new haptic controller for virtual reality which would allow fine finger manipulation on virtual objects which are compliant and elastic (such as a rubber ball) while still using a ...
Microsoft joins XR Association to promote virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies
The XR Association is a trade association that represents headset and technology manufacturers across the XR industry, including Google, HTC VIVE, Facebook and Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Its job is to pro...
Company offers bespoke Mixed Reality Museum Tour solution using the Microsoft HoloLens
While Microsoft is focussed very intently on the factory floor and design studio for the Microsoft HoloLens, the device has always been ideal for another experience – that being of a guided museum tour. This application, of ...
Microsoft will offer design and development guidance for HoloLens 2 in April
Last month, Microsoft officially announced the new HoloLens 2 at a press event in Barcelona. The HoloLens 2 comes with an improved Field of View, much better comfort, eye-tracking support and more. You can read the full technical ...
Here is how to enable Windows Mixed Reality support in Google Chrome
At the end of January we reported that, according to a new Chromium commit, the Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome will support Windows Mixed Reality headsets natively. Today we are happy to report that Chrome Canary u...
Windows users rejoice as Google Chrome might finally support Windows Mixed Reality headsets
Microsoft and Google don’t always go hand in hand but this time around, both the companies may have found a common ground. While Microsoft has decided to adopt Chromium for their Edge browser, Google now has decided to imple...
Forget Windows, these are Microsoft’s future platform bets
Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott recently gave an interview to Fortune magazine discussing about Microsoft’s future, challenges related to AI, and more. In the interview, Kevin Scott was asked whether Microsoft will continue to inv...
First HoloLens app get FDA approval for Surgical Planning
A HoloLens app has won FDA approval for use in peri-operative surgical planning. OpenSight Augmented Reality System was given 510(k) clearance to interactively overlay 2D, 3D and 4D over patients, allowing doctors to improve thei...