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Microsoft unveiled its second-generation HoloLens augmented reality headset a few months, and at the time, it carried a hefty price tag—$3,500 for any enterprise customers who might be eager to order the commercial version. Now Microsoft has announced a Developer Edition of the HoloLens 2, but anyone hoping for a price break is going to be disappointed. The newly announced HoloLens 2 Developer Edition also costs $3,500, so there is no special pricing on the hardware. Alternatively, users can opt for a $99 per month installment plan. While the hardware is the same, there are a couple of value-added perks. The first is a $500 credit for Azure, including mixed reality services. This is not... Read more...
While virtual and augmented (VR and AR) reality hasn't taken off in the consumer space in a big way, its hardware and technologies are still being driven, but mostly with a focus on enterprise use as of late. Microsoft unveiled its HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset at MWC 2019 in February. The software giant was clear that the device wasn't aiming at the consumer market; rather it was more for enterprise customers. Later, word surfaced that Microsoft had won a contract with the U.S. military that would see the Army get a version of the HoloLens 2 for use on the battlefield, something that a small group of vocal Microsoft employees complained about, leaving Microsoft's CEO defending the contract.... Read more...
The 2019 Mobile World Congress kicks off tomorrow in Barcelona, Spain but several companies have already introduced a wide variety of products. Many consumers are eagerly awaiting the announcement of mobile devices like foldable or 5G smartphones. However, after several months of heavy-handed hints, we have finally seen what Microsoft plans to do with their offering in mixed reality technology. The Redmond company just unveiled their HoloLens 2 at its press event today. The HoloLens 2 builds upon the original HoloLens, a mixed reality headset that was released by Microsoft in 2016. According to Julia White, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Azure, the HoloLens assisted... Read more...
It looks as though Microsoft is really gearing up to announce something big at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The latest nugget to drop comes courtesy of Alex Kipman, who serves as Microsoft’s Technical Fellow for AI Perception and Mixed Reality in the Cloud. While that job title is definitely a mouthful, all you really need to know is that Kipman is the father of the original HoloLens mixed reality headset. Kipman has posted a video teaser to YouTube which is entitled "2.24.19 #MWC19", which is actually a day before the show officially kicks off. The video shows what appears to a microchip, some Terminator 2-esque “liquid metal” effects,... Read more...
The first-generation Microsoft HoloLens certainly hasn’t been heavily adopted by the general consumer but it has been big with developers. Google reportedly sees the segment as big enough that it is planning its own HoloLens competitor. A new rumor is floating around that Microsoft has a second-generation HoloLens in the works that is codenamed Sydney. The rumor claims that the new HoloLens is going to arrive in Q1 2019. This is interesting in part because Microsoft reportedly stopped developing the V2 of the HoloLens and was instead moving directly to a more groundbreaking "V3" device. It was said at the time that the new HoloLens would by an augmented reality device.... Read more...