March 18, 2016 11:58 am

Weekend Reading: Microsoft devices news and stories you may have missed (March 18)

Actiongram takes storytelling to a new level, Microsoft Band partners with Tough Mudder, Microsoft HoloLens and Lowe’s redefine home renovation – here are our pick for this week’s Weekend Reading:

Introducing Actiongram: A completely new holographic storytelling medium

Earlier this week we introduced Actiongram, an app that allows people without 3D skills and visual effects experience to be amazing holographic storytellers.

Read our story here and watch the video below to see it in action.

Microsoft HoloLens and Lowe’s, working to redefine your next home renovation

Home improvement is an incredibly visual undertaking. It can be difficult to conceptualize a full-scale remodel using just sample squares and paint swatches. We partnered with Lowe’s to help reinvent visualization and design in a whole new way, using holograms. Read our story here.

Hologram experience at Lowe's.

Microsoft Band gets you to the Tough Mudder start line

If 10-12 miles of mud and obstacles to test your mental and physical fitness is your thing, you’ll be thrilled to know that Microsoft Band is the official training wearable of Tough Mudder this season.

Read more about the partnership here and download the Tough Mudder Guided Workout on your Lumia, Android or iOS phone here.

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Designed on Surface: collaboration with artists across the globe to do great things

In the last couple of weeks we’ve been highlighting artists around the globe who have created murals embodying the spirit of people who do great things and the places that inspire them – with the help of Microsoft Surface.

If you missed the stories, you can replay them all here and read more about the program here.

Dave Persue's 70 x 20 foot mural art in Bushwick.