Tag Archives: HoloLens

Microsoft’s Israel-based HoloLens team hit with layoffs

60 jobs have been cut from Microsoft’s HoloLens team in Isreal, the company has confirmed. Techcrunchreports 30 full-time staff and 30 contractors are out of the job this week based on the decision to "wind down work" on HoloLens in the country, and to switch development focus to a "different …

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Kinect director Kudo Tsunoda exits Xbox division

The former creative director for Kinect is to take on a role at Microsoft outside of the firm’s Xbox group. Kudo Tsunoda took on the responsibility of heading up a number of Xbox developers earlier this year, including Rare, Lionhead, Twisted Pixel and Lift London, plus the teams behind Scalebound,Quantum …

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$3k HoloLens dev kits will start shipping early next year

Microsoft will start shipping dev kits for its augmented reality headset HoloLens during the first quarter of 2016. It will start accepting applications for pre-orders in January. Each dev kit will cost $3,000, with a limit of two devices per application. Dev kits will initially only be shipped to the …

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Hololens will not be games-centric at launch

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that the early days of Hololens will not be focused on the handset’s gaming credentials. For sure in the first version, it’s going to be more about developers and enterprise scenarios,” he told ZDnet. Gaming will always be a scenario and there will be …

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VIDEO: Here’s a better look at how Hololens works in practise

A new promotional video designed to highlight Hololens’ educational credentials has given a more accurate glimpse of how using the headset works in practise. Microsoft’s Minecraft Hololens demo was arguably the standout moment of E3 (you can see it in action here) but much of the device’s post-event coverage has …

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Microsoft’s HoloLens has explosive launch – literally – as ISS delivery goes up in flames

It probably wasn’t the explosive launch for HoloLens that Microsoft was hoping for. While the augmented reality tech might be yet to make its way to land-bound consumers, NASA’s finest were set to try it out ahead of time thanks to a delivery of the headsets to the International Space …

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What we thought of Microsoft’s HoloLens demo at E3

One of the most impressive demonstrations at E3 took place during Xbox’s press conference, and centred on its HoloLens augmented reality tech. Whereas VR takes players deeper into the games, HoloLens takes games out from the TV and places it in the living room. The AR headset made its surprise …

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VIDEO: Watch Microsoft’s incredible Minecraft Hololens demo

Shenmue 3, The Last Guardian, Final Fantasy VII – E3 2015 has been full of big moments, and Microsoft’s Minecraft Hololens demo is right up there with the biggest. There are a ton of caveats you could apply to the demo, which was no doubt rehearsed to within an inch …

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