Playing Super Mario Bros. in Real Life is How Video Games Will Finally Get You Off Your Ass

If Microsoft wants a guaranteed way to sell a million Hololens augmented reality headsets, it should listen to Abhishek Singh and pitch the hardware as the ultimate way to get in shape by playing the first level of Super Mario Bros. in real life. Unlike the Wii’s balance board accessory, this might actually help you shed a few pounds. Read More >>

Microsoft Has Trademarked Reality

Microsoft is something of a VR-gaming holdout. While Windows remains the big OS for VR games the company hasn't thrown itself behind the tech, preferring to focus on headsets that can be used as productivity tools. However the company has, days ahead of the E3 gaming show, trademarked the name "Direct Reality" which might a hint of things to come. Read More >>

This Hololens Gate App Will Make You Experience Vertigo

You might have seen the very cool simulation of Portal in Hololens recently. White it demonstrated the ways in which Microsoft’s augmented reality device could replicate the video game’s mechanic of launching objects through portals, it didn’t allow the user to walk through the portals themselves. “HoleLenz Gate” does exactly that and it’s bad for people who are afraid of heights. Read More >>

All the New Features Coming to Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft just held a major event for Windows 10 in New York City today, where the company made a bunch of major hardware and software announcements. The event itself was jam-packed with exciting new technology and feature updates, but perhaps the most exciting was the sneak peak into the next major update for Windows 10 dubbed “Creators Update.” Read More >>

Hololens Hands-On: Sci-Fi Gadgetry Come to Life

Holograms are weird. That's my conclusion after giving Microsoft's augmented reality headset a go. It's such a bizarre feeling to put on a headset and up faced with virtual objects projected into real world environments. Even focusing your eyes on something that you know isn't there, rather than the wall behind it, takes a bit of getting used to. Read More >>

Jazzy New Version of Microsoft Paint Shown Off in Demo Clips

Microsoft has decided that it wants Paint to be used for more than just screengrabs, with leaked demonstrations showing off a dramatically different new version of the program. Read More >>

Israeli Army to Use Microsoft HoloLens for AR Wars

The Israeli army's Systems Department has somehow swung the purchase of two Microsoft HoloLens units, by pretending that the AR system might be useful for training its people in how to do war better. Read More >>

Now Anyone Can Buy a Hololens If They’re Rich

Previously, if you wanted Microsoft’s future face machine, also known as a Hololens, you had to sign up through a developer application process. Now, Microsoft is just selling them to anyone who wants one for the low-low-low price of $3,000 (call it £2,250 on conversion). Read More >>

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Subbuteo VR and Five Other Boardgames That Deserve a Virtual Reality Makeover

Missing pieces. Long-forgotten rules. A 12-sided dice short of a dungeon raid. For every good memory of table top boardgames, there's at least one frustrating one to go with them, from the cat scattering the Scrabble board to Dad slyly pocketing a £100 note as the Monopoly banker. Read More >>

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Satya Nadella Thinks Pokémon Go Would be Perfect With Hololens

Pokémon Go fever is spreading like wildfire, and it's only going to get worse now that the game is getting released in more countries (including the UK). It seems like everyone has an opinion on the game, and the latest person to chime in is Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. He thinks Pokémon Go would be go perfectly with Microsoft's Hololens headset. Read More >>

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Pokémon Go Just Made Augmented Reality Mainstream

Augmented reality—the ability to witness an altered version of our world via a smartphone display, goofy glasses, or through a camera—is not new. Thanks to Pokémon Go, though, people might actually start to care about it. Read More >>

VLC Is Finally Available for Windows 10

What’s not not to love about VLC Media Player? It’s free, lightweight, intuitive, and plays damn never every file format under the sun. Now, a long-awaited beta is finally available for Windows 10 users. It’s okay to nerd out a little bit. Read More >>

Samsung’s Smart Contact Lens Makes HoloLens Sound Primitive

Forget Google Glass. Write off HoloLens. If Samsung actually makes anything of its mad-sounding smart contact lens patent, the world could be about to change enormously. Read More >>

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How to Livestream Microsoft’s Build 2016 Keynote

We hope you are ready for some Microsoft news because it’s about to be served up in extra-large quantities. Read More >>