Friday, 13 February 2015

Microsoft HoloLens

Hey guys,
Sorry about this post being a bit late, but this is the first actual post of this blog, so I wanted to make it something good. The HoloLens is Microsoft's newly announced hologram, giving people the ability to mix the real world with the virtual one. Microsoft say to have been working on the HoloLens for 5 years, with only 1000 people in the world knowing about it, until it was released on 21st January. The device is head  - mounted, and uses augmented reality to make objects look like they are in the real world. It is a fully standalone computer, not needing to be tethered. It is more aimed at being for home or work use, it not being intended to be used out in public.

The HoloLens will run windows 10, and should be coming out at the same time as Windows 10 (which, by the way, is free to all windows 7 and 8 users if you get it within a year of it coming out) My estimate it that it will cost around £1000($1500)


In the promotional video of the HoloLens, it is shown to have many uses. It shows someone having a Skype call, and later on being shown how to fit plumbing, with live annotations appearing on the pipe. There are people designing on motorbikes, and someone puts something onto the real model as an idea. A person is playing minecraft via the HoloLens, so it is now clear why microsoft bought minecraft. Microsoft are now teamed with missions to Mars, so that they can use HoloLens to actually feel like they are in space. A demonstration showed a child drawing a rocket, and then the dad builds it in "Holo Studio" - this is Microsoft's new creation app to be used with the HoloLens, for creating 3D objects objects, with the added functionality that you can print them on a 3D printer.

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1 comment :

  1. Great summary of HoloLens - thanks. Can't wait to find out how much it actually costs!