So far, the people who are really using mixed reality headsets like Microsoft’s Hololens are in industry, which is why an integrated hard hat was so keenly-awaited.
You no longer need to be able to see to enjoy virtual reality. A walking cane that simulates the feeling of real objects is letting people who are blind explore digital simulations.
THE INTERNET OF Things security crisis persists, as billions of inadequately secured webcams, refrigerators, and more flood homes around the world.
Microsoft has opened a new studio to enable customers to create holograms that can be used for mixed reality experiences, from 2D screens to fully immersive VR.
Police in the UK are recording crime scenes with AR headsets to let senior officers re-experience the scenes without being there.
WHEN Cyrus Field laid the first trans-Atlantic cable in 1858, it was hailed as one of the great technological achievements of its time and celebrated with bonfires, fireworks and 100-gun salutes.
Microsoft and Amazon are partnering to enable their respective personal digital assistants to work together. In a deal announced on Aug. 30, the pair committed to getting Cortana and Alexa to communicate with each other later this year.
WHEN GOOGLE AND Microsoft boast of their deep investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, they highlight flashy ideas like unbeatable Go players and sociable chatbots.
Virtual reality had its big coming out party in 2016, but the technology has only been embraced by early adopters so far. That’s largely because the best virtual reality headsets available are still considerably more expensive and require some time and effort to set up.
OUR future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by AI. Existing industries like healthcare and manufacturing will become more efficient; new ones like augmented reality goggles and robot taxis will become possible.
Fixing elevators and planning stair lifts might seem rather humdrum activities, but both have become unlikely testing grounds for Microsoft’s cutting edge augmented reality technology.