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Holoportation: Virtual 3D Teleportation in Real Time

Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are […]
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Microsoft HoloLens Launch Games, Apps Detailed

Microsoft begins taking pre-orders for its $3,000 HoloLens Development Edition on Feb. 29 in anticipation for its March 30 launch. As part of its rollout for businesses and developers, the company is providing tutorial videos, documentation, and information to help companies develop Windows 10 apps for the augmented reality system. And part of that help […]
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Microsoft’s HoloLens Competition Grant Winners

Microsoft put out the call this summer for innovative, academic applications using its HoloLens augmented reality headset, offering $100,000 and two dev kits each to five winning universities. Today, Microsoft named the victorious schools, ranging from Carnegie Mellon University to Clackamas Community College. The winners include a program aimed at “augmenting reality for the visually […]
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$100,000 Call-out to Potential HoloLens Researchers

“Microsoft wants researchers to figure out some impressive uses for HoloLens. It’s put out a call for grant proposals for researchers who want to work with the augmented-reality headset, and it intends to reward five groups with $100,000 and a pair of HoloLens development kits, for a total of $500,000 and 10 headsets. “We expect […]
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E3 2015: Minecraft Hololens Display

“Jump to the 2:25 mark. It’s really awesome. Minecraft is a game we’ve seen countless times before. And yet! The virtual reality demo showcased by Microsoft today makes the game almost seem brand new. It’s amazing. We do live in the future.”