Microsoft unveils the HoloLens augmented reality device and Windows Holographic

HoloLens unveiled

At Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, the company revealed their addition to the small but growing list of things you can slap on your face. The HoloLens is an augmented reality headset, which might double as a pair of skiing goggles, that can plonk graphics, from a Skype call to a Minecraft creation, on top of your environment. 

It’s more like Google Glass - which was recently put on ice - than the Oculus Rift. The HoloLens will use an OS tailored for AR, Windows Holographic, and Microsoft says that it will be an important part of Microsoft’s future. 

It’s certainly an interesting novelty, but Microsoft will probably need to overcome the same problem that Google has had to deal with - how do you get people to wear your glasses without making them look ridiculous. 

Yeah, nobody is going to want to be wandering around the office or the kitchen with that strapped to their face. But it’s still a work in progress, so there’s plenty of time to make it look less like something from a cheap ‘80s sci-fi flick. 

Microsoft says that the HoloLens will be out at some point during Windows 10’s lifecycle. 

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2 Years ago

Think of the pornibilities!

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Julian Benson Avatar
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2 Years ago

I'm definitely going to steal that pun for the future!

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2 Years ago

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Mctittles Avatar
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2 Years ago

Man, this is another one of those BS tech commercials companies put out where none of the stuff shown is possible. GE, LG, Sony, etc all put one of these out every so often and it's always more a sci-fi movie than reality.

Take the simplistic thing from this commercial. The people modifying stuff in the air as if the program is reading their mind. How does it know where she wants to pinch on that 3d model? We've all seen how well the x-box handles in the air gestures. You need to position your hand until it's shown properly on the screen...and THEN hold it for a few seconds. And this is only 2d.

As for the rest of the commercial, well the logistics for all that are way beyond our current tech in this field.

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NihlusGreen Avatar
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2 Years ago

Don't discourage them, a good idea may appear sometime

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unwanted Avatar
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2 Years ago

More like Google Glass is not what you want on the box. Can we call people that wear these, Microshitheads?

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