Microsoft HoloLens

hololens-820x420Well I was wrong about the timing of Augmented Reality…I thought by now we’d have some real apps on the market, but it’s just not there yet.  However, Microsoft has announced some cool glasses which may provide the boost AR needs to take off.  Called the HoloLens, they overlay digital images and graphics onto your field of view, and also add 3D/spatial sound for audio feedback as well.  Pricing hasn’t been announced, but they’re expected to be for sale this July!  Should be cool.  Check out the video below which will give you some idea of the potential applications (and they’re applications which, for the most part, don’t require additional innovation to implement) – I think the Minecraft demo is especially cool (and I expect that’ll launch with HoloLens).

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