Microsoft introduces ‘HoloLens’

January 22, 2015

A new augmented reality headset that you can use without a computer.

Along with the unveiling of the features for Windows 10, Microsoft also introduced a new hardware called HoloLens, which is basically a wearable that has a built-in computer that includes a holographic processing unit.

While you can easily compare HoloLens to an Oculus Rift or even Google Glass, the HoloLens uses existing surroundings and projects them on a glass shield that you will see when you wear the device.

“For the first time ever, Microsoft HoloLens seamlessly blends high-definition holograms with your real world. Holograms will improve the way you do things every day, and enable you to do things you’ve never done before,” it said in a statement.

HoloLens, the first untethered holographic computer was developed in partnership with NASA and expects to roll out the devices later this year.

What do you think of the HoloLens? Given the fact that Google Glass recently discontinued their Explorer Program, do you think the HoloLens will succeed where Glass didn’t? Share us your thoughts.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
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