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Microsoft unveils Windows Holographic, introduces HoloLens wearable

Microsoft has publicly unveiled its HoloLens augmented reality wearable
By: Michael Hatamoto | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Jan 21, 2015 7:25 pm

Microsoft publicly unveiled the Windows Holographic and its HoloLens augmented reality headset - and every Windows 10 device will have holographic user interface support.




The HoloLens headset utilizes an onboard CPU and GPU, with a processing chip custom engineered to support augmented reality. In addition to being able to visually see the augmented reality environment, the HoloLens has a speaker unit providing another level of interactivity.


"Holographic computing enabled by Windows 10 is here," said Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft, during a Windows 10 event at its Redmond office. "Oculus, Magic Leap, Glass developers, and everyone else - we humbly invite you to come create Holograms with us."


The lure of AR is appealing to consumers and in the enterprise, with Microsoft already partnering with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - using AR allows NASA scientists to control the Mars rovers in a custom manner, for example.


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