Augmented Reality Camera Systems Give Tank Crews 360-Degree Visibility

From inside the belly of Ukrainian military tanks, VR headsets are granting operational crews real-time views of everything on the outside—no longer limiting pilots to small vision ports. Through multiple infrared cameras, this “Distributed Aperture System,” adds a “See-Through” technology to the notoriously clunky, armored vehicles. As Popular Mechanic notes, the key here is actually consumer electronics, specifically Microsoft’s Hololens mixed reality device. And it just …

The New Medium of Mixed Reality

As Artsy notes, the last few years have seen virtual reality advancements in the art world never before thought possible. It’s a medium that’s long-been labeled the next big medium. At this week’s Armory Show art fair in NYC, however, a new medium has taken hold and it’s all thanks to a new development by Microsoft. Amsterdam-based art duo Studio Drift has debuted the first …

Testing Microsoft’s HoloLens

Unlike Google Glass or Oculus Rift, Microsoft’s new HoloLens headset inserts virtual objects into your real-life world. Although the augmented reality glasses are still in their prototype phase, Microsoft gave GigaOm a demo of its four current applications: Holobuilder, Holostudio, Onsight and a HoloLens version of Skype. Each allow for vastly different functionality including 3D modeling, gaming, Mars exploration and video-chatting. HoloLens is slated to …