HoloLens to launch in China at the end of this month

Microsoft HoloLens — the company’s advanced “mixed reality” headset — will finally launch in China at the end of this month, by May 24. The headset started shipping to developers in the United States and Canada in March 2016, it has gradually expanded its markets to different countries like Australia, England, Ireland, France, and Germany. See […]

Industry 4.0

4 ways Industry 4.0 will look different in 2017

It’s been a big year for Industrial IoT — or Industry 4.0 — as both long-term established companies and start-ups have worked to find solutions to problems that have plagued traditional workplaces for many years. Underlying aims have included increased efficiency, improved supply chains, reduced waste and greater safety and speed. Amidst an advancing ecosystem […]

Going down: Bringing AR to elevator servicing with HoloLens

ThyssenKrupp recently launched its use of Microsoft HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide. Currently, the global elevator service industry is valued at over $44 billion per year and more than 12 million elevators transport over 1 billion people each day. The special mixed reality device is set to empower more than 24,000 of […]

Are Apple, Google, Microsoft making the right bets on wearables?

A new study finds that Apple, Google and Microsoft are betting big on newer form factors in wearables and electronic user interfaces (EUI). But the industry heavy-hitters are overlooking some potentially juicy opportunities. Lux Research detailed the results of its new report “Future of Interaction: Using a Taxonomy to Understand Apple’s, Google’s and Microsoft’s Electronic […]

HoloLens

Can HoloLens empower digital storytelling?

The boundaries of digital storytelling are expanding in Oregon as Portland’s creative scene dives into the potential of Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality (AR) technology. The Oregon Story Board (OSB), an organization that supports the state’s digital storytelling economy, is launching Portland as a hub for AR production. Notably, the OSB is the first non-profit in […]