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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Mixed Reality Headsets to Launch on October 17

At its keynote hour at IFA 2017 trade show, Microsoft said Friday it will start rolling out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17, delivering the third major update at no charge since the company moved its operating system to a service model. Announced earlier this year at the developer BUILD conference, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings several new functionalities to the… Read More »

Lenovo at IFA 2017: Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520, Explorer Mixed Reality Headset, Home Assistant Pack Launched

At IFA 2017 in Berlin, Lenovo took to stage on Thursday to launch a slew of products in its Yoga and Miix range of convertibles, apart from unveiling its mixed reality headset and a smart speaker. The Chinese company launched Yoga 920 and Yoga 720 2-in-1 convertible laptops, the Miix 520 detachable 2-in-1, Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality headset, and an Amazon Echo-like… Read More »

Computex 2017: Microsoft Details Asus, Dell, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets

We’ve known since last year’s Computex that Microsoft is working on mixed reality (MR) devices and has been over the year joined hands with HP, Acer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo for headsets. Windows 10 VR headsets from HP and Acer have already been spoken of in the past and Microsoft in March made developer kits from these companies… Read More »

Google I/O 2017: Google’s Augmented Reality Tech Gets a Boost With Visual Positioning Service

You may be familiar with Google’s Project Tango that uses sensors to track motions and size up your environment. Google has been investing quite a bit on Tango, which is at the core for the company’s push into both virtual reality and augmented reality. The company announced at Google I/O its new VR tech called WorldSense as well… Read More »

Microsoft to Start Shipping Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits in March

  At Game Developers Conference, Microsoft has announced that the company will start shipping development kits for Windows Mixed Reality (earlier called Windows Holographic) this month itself. Interestingly, the Redmond-based company will be bundling its developer edition headsets (created in collaboration with Acer) along with the development kit. Further, the company has announced that mixed reality experiences will… Read More »

Intel may make chips specially for mixed reality headsets

Intel believes untethered headsets could be a new class of PCs in the future, and the company may develop chips dedicated to those devices. The chipmaker previewed its virtual and augmented reality plans last month with Project Alloy, a Microsoft HoloLens-type headset that can mix images from real and virtual worlds. Project Alloy will be available for PC… Read More »

‘Happy Goggles’ Bring Virtual Reality to Swedish McDonald’s

Swedish McDonald’s fans have a new way to play with their food when they go to their local burger joint — or at least the box their food comes in. On Monday, McDonald’s announced the creation of their new “Happy Goggles,” a virtual reality headset similar to Google Cardboard that is made from a folded-up Happy Meal box.… Read More »

Virtual reality to help battle heroin addiction

Addicts, in a new study at the University of Houston, will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a “heroin cave” to help them try and kick their addictions. Researchers are looking to see if making their way through a simulated house party crammed with stimuli aimed at evoking cravings for the drug will help better equip those… Read More »