The Digital Lifestyle Show #676 – Brick Watch

Welcome to this week’s podcast! Jason, Garry, Richard and talk about smart watches, smart home and not so smart updates. We are still looking for the October 2018 Update, we do have a 19H1 update and Jason gives us a Hive update. We also talk Windows Mixed Reality and Oculus…

The Mixed Reality Toolkit Beta launched with Windows MR, HoloLens, SteamVR and OpenXR support

I don’t normally write developer posts but I thought this worthy of a quick write up, there is a new Mixed Reality Toolkit available for developers working in the MR and AR spaces. The Mixed Reality Toolkit vNext is a tool kit for developing with Windows Mixed Reality, HoloLens, HTC…

Windows Mixed Reality usage on SteamVR climbs up to 7.7%

The monthly SteamVR usage report shows another gain for Windows Mixed Reality on Steam. The October usage was 7.7% up from 7.2% last month. Back in July usage was at 6.25% so its good to see a steady growth for Windows Mixed Reality. SteamVR’s survey does not include Windows Mixed…

Microsoft introducing a new look start menu to Windows Mixed Reality

With the October 2018 Update of Windows 10 Microsoft introduced many new features to Windows Mixed Reality including SteamVR integration and flashlight. Now that the October 2018 Update is done Microsoft are working on the 19H1 update of Windows 10 and they are starting to introduce new features for Windows…

Microsoft Maquette a tool for prototyping ideas in VR

Microsoft have a new tool in beta for creating immersive prototypes for virtual reality called Maquette. The tool runs in VR with Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It seems the idea behind the tool is for you to create immersive environments for VR projects from the virtual…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #674 – Behind the Screen Door

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I discuss the October 2018 Update (again). We talk about the Xbox One updates, Google News eating all your data up, 19H1 builds and PC gaming in VR. We also talk about Amazon Alexa updates, smart home security systems and the…

How to stop Windows Mixed Reality shutting down your games while you are away

One of my frustrations with Windows Mixed Reality is when pausing a Steam game like Project Cars 2 (because real life sometime gets in the way) and leaving Windows for a while it terminates the game meaning you lose your progress. This is due to Windows Mixed Reality going to…

New WMR headset the Samsung Odyssey+ includes built in Bluetooth

Samsung have kept the details of their new Windows Mixed Reality headset quiet so far, but we now have details from Samsung’s website. The new Odyssey Windows VR headset has a built in Bluetooth receiver meaning you do not have to have a Bluetooth receiver on the PC. This is…

How to use Miracast with HoloLens

With the October 2018 Update for HoloLens Microsoft added the feature to mirror the HoloLens sees to a PC or smart display. The technology used is Miracast and HoloLens uses the same system as Windows 10 PCs use. Miracast streaming works much better than the browser based streaming that HoloLens…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #673 – Warning from the past!

This week Richard and I talk about the problems with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and speculate on when it will be re-released. We talk about bugs in the release code being the new normal and Amazon’s music service going down. We also talk about the updated Amazon Echo…

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