Microsoft Wins $22B Deal To Supply US Army With HoloLens AR Glasses

Microsoft Wins $22B Deal To Supply US Army With HoloLens AR Glasses

It's a supply contract potentially worth $21.9 billion over the next 10 years, Microsoft confirmed to CNBC .In its press release, the US Army confirmed its order of HoloLens AR headsets for its infantry and stated that the program is aimed "to deliver next-generation night vision and situational awareness capabilities to the Close Combat Force (CCF) at the speed of relevance."

'We did not sign up to develop weapons': Microsoft workers protest $480m HoloLens military deal

'We did not sign up to develop weapons': Microsoft workers protest $480m HoloLens military deal

Dozens of Microsoft employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s $480 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with augmented-reality headsets intended for use on the battlefield.

AI Contract Spending Set to Grow in Federal Market

AI Contract Spending Set to Grow in Federal Market

Federal civilian and defense contract spending for artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) is likely to grow to $4.3 billion in fiscal year 2023, according to a recent report from Bloomberg Government.

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Dev: “we will try our darnedest to make [VR support] happen”

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Dev: “we will try our darnedest to make [VR support] happen”

Microsoft Flight Simulator seemed like the ideal candidate for VR support when it was unveiled back at E3 2019 in June, however that the studio hadn’t fully committed to supporting VR headsets at launch.

Clean Energy Solutions to Lower Your Electric Bill

Clean Energy Solutions to Lower Your Electric Bill

Large companies like Google and Amazon have amassed enough resources and capital to leverage lower rates for their clean energy solutions -- but Arcadia Power is helping disrupt that market for the average consumer.

Microsoft’s Army HoloLens is Being Tested

Microsoft’s Army HoloLens is Being Tested

According to the CNBC article, while Microsoft is the biggest name in this project, there are actually 13 companies that won contracts for the IVAS, such as Flir and their thermal sensors.

Valve laid off 13 employees working on virtual reality

Valve laid off 13 employees working on virtual reality

One of them was Nat Brown who was instrumental in developing Steam's ability to support external GPUs. Rob Rydberg, yet another employee who worked on virtual reality, indicated on his LinkedIn account that he left Valve in February. — Nat Brown (@natbro) Valve developed the SteamVR platform for virtual reality devices and helped HTC create the first Vive headset.

Defense Tech Startup Founded by Trump’s Most Prominent Silicon Valley Supporters Wins Secretive Military AI Contract

Defense Tech Startup Founded by Trump’s Most Prominent Silicon Valley Supporters Wins Secretive Military AI Contract

A startup founded by a young and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump is among the latest tech companies to quietly win a contract with the Pentagon as part of Project Maven, the secretive initiative to rapidly leverage artificial intelligence technology from the private sector for military purposes.

Microsoft Defends Jumping in AR Bed With Military

Microsoft Defends Jumping in AR Bed With Military

"From what is known of the contract, there is nothing inherently 'weaponized' about the intended HoloLens usage, although tangentially it could be leveraged in that way," said Eric Abbruzzese, senior analyst with ABI Research , a technology advisory company headquartered in Oyster Bay, New York.

HoloLens’ Missing Stock Fuels HoloLens 2 Speculation

HoloLens’ Missing Stock Fuels HoloLens 2 Speculation

But it increasingly seems like 2019 could be the year that HoloLens 2 is revealed as official channels have now been weeks without stock of the original headset.

Oracle and the JEDI Contract

Oracle and the JEDI Contract

The single-award approach is contrary to well established procurement requirements and is out of sync with industry's multi-cloud strategy, which promotes constant competition, fosters rapid innovation and lowers prices." To be clear, Glueck was referring to Oracle's next-generation cloud technology.

Poor Website Designs Could Trigger Legal Actions

Poor Website Designs Could Trigger Legal Actions

Yet recent federal court cases indicate that poorly presented Internet contracts can result in the nullification of arbitration provisions and class action prohibitions -- thus giving consumers greater leverage in legal disputes with vendors.