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See the awesome Microsoft HoloLens in action

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Apr 2015 23:44 User comments (7)

See the awesome Microsoft HoloLens in action Microsoft showcased its awesome hologram technology HoloLens today at their annual BUILD developer conference, demoing how it works in conjunction with Windows apps.
The company showed off the tech, which it appears is being aimed at consumers who want to enhance their normal PC usage and also at corporations and that workplace.

Microsoft says it wants developers to get started on developing apps for the holographic versions of Windows and has been provided HoloLens headsets to test at Build.

Check the demo in action:

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7 user comments

130.4.2015 2:23

Apple builds a watch, and it's on the front homepage of every internet news site daily for months.

Microsoft invents something like this and not a bit of mainstream press outside tech sites.

230.4.2015 7:12

You're right of course, but having this major presentation fronted by a couple of techs with as much charisma as a pair of socks at a venue that looks like the back room at the local Holiday Inn doesn't help much either.

Awesome looking product, though.

330.4.2015 9:07

Why is it somewhat yawn-worthy? Because VR has been promised so many times and has always fallen short. Even 3D HDTV is dying because most people don't really care. VR is a niche market thing that relatively few general consumers are going to give a flip about, no matter how cool it is...unless it's also nearly free.

430.4.2015 17:48

Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
Why is it somewhat yawn-worthy? Because VR has been promised so many times and has always fallen short. Even 3D HDTV is dying because most people don't really care. VR is a niche market thing that relatively few general consumers are going to give a flip about, no matter how cool it is...unless it's also nearly free.
Can't agree more, so far there is nothing out there to take advantage of it. I can easily see it assisting doctors in an operation to help project images if/when needed. Or heck this could be a new era in 3D movies at home, but just as you mention so much in the past has been promised but no devilry on anything to use it. And knowing m1cr0s0ft, this is most likely a 3rd party company that developed most of it, got starved out as it couldn't get any investors and them the borg sucked it up pennies on the dollar.

And really just as you mention so many things are promised but never comes to reality. Make it a real/usable system then i might consider dumping a few thousand on it.

53.5.2015 9:21

Awesome. I'd be standing up clapping and yelling like a madman at that demo. But I wonder how much of it was staged. Does the 3D prtr actually build the propeller motors as well?

63.5.2015 11:49

Originally posted by alotanor:
Awesome. I'd be standing up clapping and yelling like a madman at that demo. But I wonder how much of it was staged. Does the 3D prtr actually build the propeller motors as well?
Watching some of the more in depth reviews for the holoens it appears a lot of this is kind of doctored up. Currently you will only see a small ribbon that is straight in front of where you are looking. It isn't a totally completely immersive they depict in the video. One reviewer mentioned it was kind of weird at first but after a while he started getting use to it. Also the device isn't light, or real heavy, has a few adjustments where to get the correct viewing he needed to adjust it just right, sounded like it took him a long time and not easy, but if not adjusted just right will be either really uncomfortable or not work as you would like....

75.5.2015 18:58

We'll be gaming in the holideck soon..


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