What to know about Windows 10 & HoloLens

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As a result of Microsoft’s Windows 10 live event in January 2015, many questions may arise concerning the innovation HoloLens and Windows 10.

Therefore The Telegraph summarized 10 most frequently asked questions to provide corresponding answers.

This is what makes HoloLens so special:

What is Microsoft HoloLens?

It is a new wireless holographic headset that will overlap holograms into a user’s vision of their environment. It will run the new Windows 10 independent of a smartphone or computer. Users can create their own holograms within the company’s HoloStudio and 3D print the finished result. Satya Nadella, the boss of Microsoft, said at the launch event on Wednesday: “These are the kinds of magical moments we live for.”

via Windows 10 and Microsoft HoloLens – what you need to know – Telegraph.”

 

Apart from this, especially the technical part is of great interest. That’s why trustedreviews.com shared another informative article and gives an indication about the hardware components.

What’s powering the HoloLens?

Under the hood, Microsoft has packed the HoloLens with a series of sensors, along with a high-end CPU and GPU, although it has yet to talk specifics about the chipset architecture.

To create an intuitive interaction with holograms, the HoloLens also includes a Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) to smoothly process real-time data captured by the on-board sensors. Microsoft revealed that it worked closely with NASA to help bring the headset to life.

via What is HoloLens? Microsoft’s holographic headset explained – Opinion – Trusted Reviews.

For more detailed information about Windows 10 feel free to visit Micrsoft’s Newspage and read the Windows 10 story!

If that is not enough, watch the Event Highlights of the Windows 10 Event below:

Phil Spencer about HoloLens and Gaming

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Apart from Onsight and HoloStudio, the gaming industry is especially interested in Holobuilder.

The demo is based on Minecraft and allows the user to create virtual components in the physical reality.  This possibility becomes technically feasible with the new HPU processor.

Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, explains the holographic processing unit:

 “The HPU gives us the ability to understand where you’re looking, to understand your gestures, to understand your voice, to spatially map your environment, to run without wires … all in real-time”

To read the full interview, click the link below:

Gaming Will Eventually Invade Microsoft’s HoloLens.