Windows Holographic and HoloLens revealed: Windows 10 Steps into the Future

Microsoft turns sci-fi into reality with the reveal of Windows Holographic and the HoloLens headset during the Windows 10 media briefing.


Virtual reality goggles are the future, and Microsoft is setting up for it. Windows Holographic was revealed today at the Windows 10 media briefing. The experience, which involves a large headset called the Microsoft HoloLens, which works by overlaying images onto the world around you. It's a holographic computer that will features see-through lenses, spacial sound, advanced sensors, and advanced CPU and GPU, along with a third - holographic - processor to see the world around it in real-time. The headset works wirelessly, without the need for a PC hookup or smartphone connection. However, users appear to be able to interact with holographic projections without the need for haptic feedback gloves or motion sensing devices like the Kinect.

Among multiple business and learning applications, games like Minecraft (which is now owned by Microsoft) were highlighted in the demonstration video. The demonstrators also mention that video game levels will be more immersive than ever. All Windows 10 apps will work with Holographic, so Microsoft invites developers like Oculus, Magic Leap, and Glass to join in. Windows Holographic and the HoloLens is expected to launch in the Windows 10 timeframe

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    January 21, 2015 11:07 AM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, Windows Holographic and HoloLens revealed: Windows 10 Steps into the Future

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      January 21, 2015 11:53 AM

      So I can feel like a member of The Giver community. Ain't putting no computer on my head.

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      January 21, 2015 11:58 AM

      This is augmented reality.

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      January 21, 2015 12:05 PM

      AR stuff is amazing and is going to change more, be more important than, Occulus Rift. Can't wait.

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      January 21, 2015 12:38 PM

      I guess Microsoft heard all the complaints people had about Glass being too bulky, obvious and weird looking and responded with an earnest "lol".

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        January 21, 2015 1:02 PM

        Or lets think that we've got Occulus Rift, Google Glass and now MS Holograph system all attempting to give us something new. If even one of them delivers then sci fiction is around the corner.

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        January 21, 2015 6:15 PM

        Competition is good. This also looks to do a lot more than Glass did

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        January 21, 2015 6:18 PM

        I think the problem is that glass was pitched as something you wear everywhere and have all the time for notifications and stuff, this looks more like a tool or recreation device, where you put it on when you need/want to do something with it, not a wear around all the time sort of thing.

        Sure someone could make a FPS game for it, so you can run around and shoot REAL LASERS at your friends and have a HUD and radar...but then your playing a game with it and it's what you wear to play, not everyday eye-wear.

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        January 21, 2015 6:26 PM

        Glass seems completely different. It was just your smartphone screen always in the corner of your eye with voice controls. That and not a single demo here showed anyone trying to walk around in public with it, just home/office scenarios.

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        January 21, 2015 8:53 PM

        You really paid a lot of attention didn't you

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        January 21, 2015 9:34 PM

        They're not compatible? Microsoft's set are not for wearing in public. Did you pay attention?

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      January 21, 2015 9:36 PM


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