Intel to Bring 2018 Olympic Winter Games Experience to Windows Mixed Reality

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Intel to Bring 2018 Olympic Winter Games Experience to Windows Mixed Reality
Announced during the main press briefing at Microsoft’s event held in San Francisco, Intel will be bringing a ‘Windows Mixed Reality experience’ for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. This forms part of a multi-year technology partnership between Intel and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Originally announced in June, Intel’s partnership with the IOC […]
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Customizing the Future of Industry in Mixed Reality

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Customizing the Future of Industry in Mixed Reality
Thyssenkrupp teams up with Microsoft to use HoloLens to customize and deliver services four times faster. Granted, when you think of exciting applications for Mixed Reality, stair lifts might not be the first thing that jump to mind…but bear with me here. Most of us will get old someday, and with advances in medicine there […]
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‘Mixed Reality Ultra PCs’ Will Run Windows VR Headsets With Higher Refresh Rates & Better Graphics

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‘Mixed Reality Ultra PCs’ Will Run Windows VR Headsets With Higher Refresh Rates & Better Graphics
Microsoft is planning to divvy up so-called ‘Mixed Reality PCs’ into two categories, standard and Ultra. PCs meeting the higher specification will be designated ‘Ultra’ and will run Windows VR headsets at higher framerates and with better graphics. Microsoft is planning a badging program to help consumers understand which PCs meet the requirements for the forthcoming […]
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Hands-on: Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” VR Motion Controllers

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Hands-on: Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” VR Motion Controllers
Microsoft debuted the lengthily-named “Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers” back in May, but until now we haven’t had a chance to actually try them out. During a recent meeting with Microsoft in San Francisco, I got to try the VR controllers for the first time paired with the Acer Windows VR headset. Microsoft’s VR controllers […]
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Microsoft Patents Mixed Reality Wand for HoloLens

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Microsoft Patents Mixed Reality Wand for HoloLens
Microsoft has patented wand controllers for use with HoloLens. 2017 has been a big year for Microsoft in Mixed Reality. With new creative developments like MR Easter Egg hunts via HoloLens at VRLA, a major giveaway of the Acer MR headset at Vision Summit in May, as well as a first glimpse of the company’s VR […]
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How To Get Started With Developing For Windows Mixed Reality And VR Platforms

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How To Get Started With Developing For Windows Mixed Reality And VR Platforms
The time has arrived. If you’re a software developer that’s interested in getting started with the Windows Mixed Reality platform, specifically via the Windows VR immersive headsets, then you’ve come to the right place. Both the HP and Acer Windows VR headset devkits are on the market and available for purchase to any interested developers. […]
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A Mixed Reality Application to Heal Young Hearts

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A Mixed Reality Application to Heal Young Hearts
A HoloLens visualization tool enables surgeons to treat heart chronic heart conditions more effectively At this year’s Imagine Cup, Microsoft hosted dozens of student teams from across the world. They showcased an incredibly broad range of products developed to solve practical problems that ranged from getting rescue workers to disaster zones quickly to helping farmers […]
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Watch This Trippy Reggie Watts Music Video in Mixed Reality

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Watch This Trippy Reggie Watts Music Video in Mixed Reality
The beloved multi-genre artist continues his exploration into emerging technologies—this time in mixed reality. This MR music video of musician Reggie Watts is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The video, published by Microsoft HoloLens, features holograms of the musician set in different locations. Starting with an average rooftop parking lot but getting weird pretty […]
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A Look at the World’s First Interactive Mixed Reality TV Show

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A Look at the World’s First Interactive Mixed Reality TV Show
The Norwegian program uses MR to bring competition to life; letting viewers play along. It was only a matter of time until mixed reality made its way to broadcast television. Developed by The Future Group and FreemantleMedia (the company responsible for American Idol and X Factor), Lost In Time is a Norwegian game show that […]
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Microsoft’s Bizarre New Video Explains Mixed Reality In Animated Form

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Microsoft’s Bizarre New Video Explains Mixed Reality In Animated Form
Still trying to get to grips with Microsoft’s concept of Mixed Reality? We are too, but this new animated video helps to explain it. The Explanimators is Microsoft’s animated series for providing simple, accessible looks into its complex technologies. MR is the focus of its third episode, which runs us through a brief history of […]
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Developer Offers First Look at Acer’s “Windows Mixed Reality” VR Headset Dev Kit

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Developer Offers First Look at Acer’s “Windows Mixed Reality” VR Headset Dev Kit
Software developer Shachar “Vice” Weis has described his first impressions of Acers Windows Mixed Reality VR headset dev kit on his blog. His company, Packet39, makers of VR game Orbital Injection, recently received the Developer Edition headset made by Acer, which was due for an August delivery alongside a similar headset from HP. As you […]
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Take A Look At The HP ‘Windows Mixed Reality’ VR Headset

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Take A Look At The HP ‘Windows Mixed Reality’ VR Headset
Today was an exciting day for the UploadVR Editorial Team because today we got our hands on some new VR hardware. Last year it felt like a new piece of tech was launching every other month, but it’s actually been a while since we got some fresh plastic to strap on our face. Luckily, Microsoft […]
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Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Preview with Mixed Reality Improvements

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Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Preview with Mixed Reality Improvements
Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with shell, gaming, Task Manager, mixed reality, and delivery optimization improvements. This is the seventh build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September). Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors […]
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Take A Look A Microsoft’s Home Space For Windows Mixed Reality

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Take A Look A Microsoft’s Home Space For Windows Mixed Reality
Oculus Home and the new SteamVR Home offer cosy spaces to launch into your VR experiences, so why should we expect Microsoft to offer anything less? The company’s upcoming mixed reality headsets will offer their very own home space, and we recently got a better look at it. The company’s Nadia Steer-Mobley introduced the home […]
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ARKit and HTC Vive Bring Mixed Reality to iPad

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ARKit and HTC Vive Bring Mixed Reality to iPad
Apple’s ARKit combined HTC Vive shows us the future of mixed reality. Apple’s recently released ARKit platform is absolutely killing it right now. The augmented reality developer application has been breaking down walls for both amateurs and professionals providing an experience that’s as impressive as it is accessible. We recently covered some of the cooler creations made […]
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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality
Game shows have been losing younger audiences for some time. The Future Group wants to change that by making game shows more interactive with mixed reality technology. The Oslo, Norway-based startup — which raised $20 million in venture funding — teamed up with FremantleMedia (maker of the Idol TV shows) to create Lost in Time, a new game show that uses […]
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Here’s How You Set Up Windows Mixed Reality Headsets

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Here’s How You Set Up Windows Mixed Reality Headsets
Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets are set to be on the market in a matter of months, and Microsoft recently gave us a sneak peek at how you set them up. The company’s Nadia Steer-Mobley revealed how these devices will be installed and readied at a mixed reality talk at WinHEC in Taipei last month. […]
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Oculus Brings Mixed Reality Capture Support to Rift

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Oculus Brings Mixed Reality Capture Support to Rift
Trying to capture what someone is experiencing when they’re head-first in a VR game has been an interesting problem to crack. By matching up live video and a digital environment with the help of a green screen setup though, you can essentially create a video that places you straight in the action—one that better communicates the immersion […]
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Oculus Adds Support For Native Mixed Reality Capture

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Oculus Adds Support For Native Mixed Reality Capture
When trying to sell someone on the wonder that is virtual reality, it’s better to show than to tell. Explaining the incredible immersion that a solid virtual reality experience provides is difficult to put into words, but showing someone playing or allowing  a person to play themselves is the quickest path to amazement. Mixed reality […]
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Watch Acer’s Mixed Reality Headset Working With HoloLens at WinHEC

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Watch Acer’s Mixed Reality Headset Working With HoloLens at WinHEC
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mixed Reality VR headsets are a sort of stepping stone to the eventual consumer version of its HoloLens device, but the two already have some incredible compatibility features. Microsoft showcased the two platforms working in tandem at its WinHEC event in Taipei last month. During an on-stage presentation the Acer MR headset […]
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Fusion Wars, MelodyVR Coming To Windows Mixed Reality VR Headsets

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Fusion Wars, MelodyVR Coming To Windows Mixed Reality VR Headsets
Microsoft’s Xbox One X may be sitting on the sidelines when it comes to VR support for now, but over on Windows 10 it’s a different story. The company is preparing to launch a line of Windows mixed reality headsets in partnership with manufacturers later this year. There’s still a lot to learn about these […]
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New Oculus Update Embraces 360 Room-scale, Adds Mixed Reality Capture

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New Oculus Update Embraces 360 Room-scale, Adds Mixed Reality Capture
Version 1.16 of Oculus Rift software is beginning to roll out to all Rift users, adding support for Mixed Reality capture, a redesigned interface for future updates and issue reporting, a new Home environment and multilanguage support. The Store now supports 360°-only apps, and provides alerts before purchases if you don’t have an appropriate tracking […]
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Rift 1.16 Update Adds New Look For Oculus Home, Mixed Reality Capture

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Rift 1.16 Update Adds New Look For Oculus Home, Mixed Reality Capture
Oculus has got into a pretty steady pattern of releasing new software updates for its Rift VR headset each and every month, and June’s edition is rolling out now. Rift 1.16 adds a handful of appreciated features to the platform, though there’s little in the way of truly significant news. Highlighting the update is added […]
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Mixed Reality Comics Wants To Revolutionize VR Comics

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Mixed Reality Comics Wants To Revolutionize VR Comics
We’ve seen plenty of interesting ideas on how to bring comic books into VR, but Mixed Reality Comics (M.R. Comics) is probably one of the most ambitious. M.R. Comics is actually an extension of another app from developer V.A.R. Studios named Diorama Worlds. Released in Early Access last April, the experience lets users assemble their […]
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‘Cardboard For Mixed Reality’ Aims To Lower Platform Entry Price

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‘Cardboard For Mixed Reality’ Aims To Lower Platform Entry Price
Could Aryzon’s headset be the cheap Hololens-alternative we’ve been waiting for? Since the release of the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in the popularity of the unique platform among amateurs and professional developers alike. As cool as mixed reality may be, the current price of entry is anything but. At […]
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Microsoft Reveals Asus Mixed Reality Headset, New Design from Dell

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Microsoft Reveals Asus Mixed Reality Headset, New Design from Dell
Today at Computex 2017, the annual IT expo held in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft revealed more from their line-up of affordable Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, including Asus’ headset and an updated design from Dell. While solid specs or pricing information aren’t available for either headset just yet, the company today revealed Asus’ headset which sports an interesting low-poly front cover […]
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Super Mario On HoloLens Is The New Coolest Thing In Mixed Reality

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Super Mario On HoloLens Is The New Coolest Thing In Mixed Reality
Another week, another legendary gaming IP brought into the real world with mixed reality. This time it’s from arguably the most recognisable videogame IP on the planet; Super Mario running on Microsoft’s HoloLens. VR and MR engineer Niu recently posted a look at this experimental project, which is of course entirely unofficial, on Twitter. A […]
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Nike Shows Us Future of Footwear Design In Mixed Reality

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Nike Shows Us Future of Footwear Design In Mixed Reality
Nike is stepping feet first into the future. With the help of Dell and Meta, the global athletic wear company just released an “aggressive” video showing the potential for VR, mixed reality, and more in the future of design. Using Dell’s Canvas tablet computer, the video highlights Nike’s innovative vision for the future of design, including voice […]
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Hands-on: Acer VR Headset for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform

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Hands-on: Acer VR Headset for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Platform
Thursday morning at Microsoft’s Build conference, the company announced the opening of pre-orders for two new VR dev kits. Developers in the US and Canada can now pre-order the Acer ($299) and HP ($329) Mixed Reality headsets. Delivery of the headsets is scheduled for August 2017. I was able to get hands on with the dev kit […]
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Viacom Next Debuts Mixed Reality Music Video

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Viacom Next Debuts Mixed Reality Music Video
VR and holograms come together in this unique music experience. This week Viacom NEXT, the growing VR division of the Viacom media conglomerate, premiered its latest venture into the world of immersive entertainment: A hypnotic music video hybrid that combines holographic imagery with a virtual reality environment. The intuitive project was announced at this year’s Microsoft Build […]
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