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HoloLens

2 years ago

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$3,000 HoloLens Development Edition Due In March

While virtual reality will soon be in the hands and eyes of folks at home - pre-orders just opened for the HTC Vive, to ship in April, and the Oculus Rift launches at the end of this month - augmented reality goggles are a bit further out. While VR replaces your vision with a computer-generated world, AR is more of an overlay, making computer graphics…

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3 years ago

Tabletop Gaming: HoloLens Meets Minecraft

Microsoft wowed me with an impressive display of their HoloLens augmented virtual reality visor yesterday. Jury's out on whether it was real magic or just an illusion, but the hardware's integration with Minecraft looks like the stuff of sci-fi. Minecraft worlds appear on your tabletop with full gesture and voice commands allowing you to navigate and interact in realtime.

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4 years ago

Feature: XBox Gaming Since 1873

Is Windows 10 Good For PC Gamers Or XBone Owners?

"It's time for us to talk about gaming in Windows," promised Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in December. A little over a month later, Microsoft has finally stepped up to the plate with a slew of big announcements about Windows 10, Xbox and PC gaming delivered at its Redmond campus yesterday morning. The big news for gamers—aside from holograms—is that Windows 10 will not only…

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Feature: Mars, Minecraft And Beyond

Hands On With HoloLens And Augmented Reality Minecraft

"Is it real?" I ask. I'm looking around at the landscape of Mars, where a dusty, rocky desert stretches in every direction, reddish mountains rising in the distance. It looks so vivid, so strangely plausible that it's hard to believe that I'm actually looking at the surface of another planet and not the set of a sci-fi movie. The gentleman who works for Microsoft assure…

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Microsoft Announce HoloLens Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft have announced the HoloLens, an augmented reality headset for games and general computing. Which is maybe not what we were expecting when we were invited to Redmond to hear about the company's future gaming plans this evening. While our correspondent is trying the thing on as I type, you can whet your appetite for impressions with the video Microsoft used to introduce the device.…

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