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…

5 reasons to update to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

This week Microsoft released the October 2018 Update to Windows 10 and here are five reason to hit the update button. 1) Windows Mixed Reality Windows Mixed Reality is an area that has had a lot changes since the April 2018 update. Almost every ears has been updated and improved….

Windows Mixed Reality usage on SteamVR hits 7.22%

Windows Mixed Reality has seen a slight usage boost on SteamVR in September. Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality accounted for 7.22% usage on SteamVR in September up from 7.18% in August and 6.25% in July. SteamVR’s survey does not include Windows Mixed Reality games played directly for the native Cliff House…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #670 – Unwise

Welcome to this week’s podcast. Jason, Garry, Richard and I talk about Amazon’s new Alexa devices. We talk Skype coming the Echo Show. Jason reviews the new Apple Watch. We talk Google Chrome auto-sign in and wonder if Windows 10 Redstone 5 is done? Links from this week’s show: Windows…

Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR Beta Updated

Steam have updated the public beta Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR. This component links Windows Mixed Reality with SteamVR so you can play SteamVR games in WMR. The latest update has improved resolution for apps and games, Steam do not say how that has been achieved but I suspect it…

Video: Hands on with HoloLens OS Preview Build 17763

This week Microsoft released a new HoloLens OS preview build for Windows Insiders. Build 27763 for HoloLens does not include any new features but it does fix an issue with incoming calls not working. The last couple of builds have been very stable on my HoloLens. Redstone 5 introduces notification,…

The Digital Lifestyle Show #669 – Jesse McCulloch Talks Mixed Reality

This week on the show, Jesse McCulloch returns to the show to talk Windows Mixed Reality and HoloLens. Jesse is just about to join the Windows Mixed Reality team at Microsoft and we chat about the changes coming to Windows Mixed Reality with the October 2018 Update. We talk about…

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