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Microsoft Mesh is a cross-platform mixed reality platform for virtual meetings (and maybe Pokémon GO)

Microsoft has been demonstrating how its Hololens mixed reality headset could be used for virtual meetings for about as long as Hololens has been a thing. Now the company is launching a new virtual meeting platform called Microsoft Mesh that works with Hololens, but also with a range of other hardware including phones, tablets, PCs, and […]

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Microsoft introduces HoloLens 2 Development Edition

When Microsoft unveiled HoloLens 2 a few months ago, the company emphasized that it would be aimed at enterprise customers at launch… but hinted that the mixed-reality headset might support games and other consumer-friendly apps eventually. But first, developers need to build those apps. So Microsoft has unveiled a new HoloLens 2 Development Edition which […]

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HP’s Reverb high-res VR headset coming in April for $599

HP’s first virtual reality headset designed for use with a Windows PC was priced at $329 when it launched a few years ago. The company followed up with a $449 “professional edition” model last year, featuring the same specs, but a more comfortable design. Now HP is kicking things up a notch with the introduction […]

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Microsoft brings Win32 desktop apps to Windows Mixed Reality

The Windows Mixed Reality experience in Windows 10 lets you put on a VR headset and interact with apps, games, and videos in a more immersive way than you would wall staring at a monitor or laptop screen. But what if you just want to do some web browsing, check out a PowerPoint presentation, or […]

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Samsung’s Mixed Reality headset gets a display tech spec bump

A year after introducing its first Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Samsung is back with version two. Like the Samsung Odyssey headset that was announced last year, the new Samsung HMD Odyssey+ features dual 1440 x 1600 pixel AMOLED displays, a 110 degree field of view, and support for refresh rates up to 90 Hz. But the company […]

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Magic Leap’s augmented reality headset launches for $2,295

Augmented reality is already here, thanks to smartphone apps that let you collect Pokémon in real-world locations, measure objects by pointing your smartphone at them, or interact with Star Wars characters jumping on your couch. But as cool as it is to see virtual objects superimposed on real-world settings on your phone screen, it’s always clear […]

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HP launches “Professional Edition” Mixed Reality headset, updated Z4 workstation PC

Virtual Reality gaming gets a lot of attention, but VR isn’t just for gaming, and HP is launching a new version of its Windows Mixed Reality Headset aimed at professionals. Surprisingly enough, it’s called the HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Professional Edition, and it’s coming soon for $449. For the most part, the new headset […]

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Windows Mixed Reality headsets up for pre-order, most ship Oct 17th

The first sub-$500 headsets designed for Windows Mixed Reality are now up for pre-order, and most models should ship on October 17th. Windows Mixed Reality is a new feature built into Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which brings native support for virtual reality to Microsoft’s desktop operating system. Know what else ships October 17th? The […]

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$499 Samsung Odyssey is the priciest Windows Mixed Reality headset so far

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches on October 17th, and one of the biggest new features is support for Microsoft’s new “Mixed Reality” platform. But in order to use Windows Mixed Reality, you’ll either need an augmented reality headset like the $3,000 HoloLens or something more affordable… like a VR headset. Already have an […]