Microsoft Layout and Remote Assist: Consolidation, Disruption, Or Both?

JC KuangAnalysis, Augmented Reality, Business Transformation

Microsoft HoloLens

The announcement of two new apps coming to Microsoft Hololens users represents a significant shakeup in the current content market for the company’s holographic computer. Microsoft Remote Assist and Microsoft Layout are indicative of yet another bold refocusing of priorities at Redmond. Lorraine Bardeen of Mixed Reality Workplaces noted that the apps came about as a result of “…expanding our … Read More

Nadella’s Strategy: Microsoft and the Future of MR and HoloLens

JC KuangAnalysis, Industry Monitor, Technology

Satya Nadella made news with his recent announcement of restructuring within Microsoft. The CEO is reconsidering the company’s new growth areas in order to “instill a unifying product ethos across our end-user experiences and devices.” To this end, the teams responsible for research and development on devices such as Windows MR headsets and the HoloLens have had their leadership within … Read More

Hololens, Machine Learning, and The Future of Augmented Reality

JC KuangAnalysis, Augmented Reality

In a market finding its footing through highly specialized hardware / software ecosystems, what killer app feature can Hololens, the original AR workhorse, use to cut through the competition? Microsoft’s next-generation holographic processing unit, powered by machine learning, could prove to be a game-changer. The future of AR at the moment is bright, but still riddled with uncertainty. Future developments … Read More

Five Things To Know About Microsoft Mixed Reality

Clifton DawsonAugmented Reality, Virtual Reality

Microsoft HoloLens

In 2016, it was announced Microsoft and several of their top technology partners were planning to release a slate of Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. When added to the Microsoft HoloLens product line, the new headsets create an impressive VR/AR portfolio and are expected to have several broad implications for platform and application developers. … Read More

Why Magic Leap’s Deep SLAM Tracking Algorithm Is A Major Leap Forward

Greenlight InsightsAnalysis, Augmented Reality

Magic Leap Machine Learning

Last week, Magic Leap, the Google and Alibaba-funded startup valued at $4.5 billion, released a research paper demonstrating a major breakthrough in computer vision and its SLAM tracking algorithm. The Plantation, FL-based company’s technology superimposes 3D computer-generated imagery over real world objects by projecting a digital light field directly into the eye. Magic Leap is widely considered one of the … Read More

Announced: New Augmented Reality Industry Report To Be Released Soon

Greenlight InsightsCompany, Press Releases

Augmented Reality Industry Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 27, 2017 – Greenlight Insights has announced plans to publish the 2017 Augmented Reality Industry Report, the 1st edition of Greenlight Insights’ annual report providing a data-driven perspective on the augmented reality industry. As the industry’s dedicated market intelligence firm, Greenlight Insights collects data on thousands of companies, consumers, and executive attitudes to assemble the industry’s … Read More