NEWS: Microsoft Dives Into Mixed Reality October 17th

Today Microsoft announced that it is partnered with major PC hardware manufacturers to produce 5 new Mixed Reality headsets.  Mixed Reality?  Mixed Reality is the term used to describe the merging of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) . Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Samsung and HP showed off their new products to be released on October 17 but you can pre-order them right now.  Prices will range from USD $399 to $499 and all include…

SOLVED: What Happened To Microsoft IllumiRoom and RoomAlive?

In 2013 Microsoft Research demonstrated a very exciting technology named IllumiRoom which used a single projector to expand video from a single screen onto the walls and furniture in the room.  It is mind blowing and uses only a cheap commodity projector to project the images calculated by a commodity Kinect camera system.   It was very exciting and I, like many others, expected it to be released with the Xbox One as an addon at some point…

SOLVED: What is Augmented Reality? What is Mixed Reality? What is Virtual Reality?

The number of reality terms floating around the tech world these days are unreal (get it?).  Ok that was weak, but the new realities we have coming from companies like Microsoft, Google, Apple, HTC and others are anything but.  However the terms are confusing so below is a primer on what each of the different virtual reality means today: Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality is the most interesting for most people.  The idea is that a…