IT’S generally wise to take demonstrations of new technologies with a grain of salt
That was especially true for the Microsoft HoloLens — the hologram-projecting glasses that the tech giant unveiled on Wednesday — which a small number of reporters were allowed to use for a few minutes.
Microsoft’s demonstrations were highly scripted and completely controlled. The company was cagey about how well the system worked in more spontaneous environments. Recording devices were barred. The hardware shown to the media was only a prototype, a two-piece unit that included a heavy battery attachment and a cord that tethered the machine to a computer.
All those caveats aside, the HoloLens is wondrous. It blew me away. And it suggests that interacting with holograms could become an important part of how we use machines in the future.
The HoloLens isn’t a gimmick. Microsoft has clearly put a great deal of engineering work into this project. When you put on the device, which looks a lot like ski goggles, you see three-dimensional digital controls — like buttons, lines and pictures — as well as the sheep from the video game Minecraft superimposed on the world around you.
The holograms did not have very high resolution, and sometimes they were a little dull. Yet they were crisp enough to instantly create the illusion of reality — which was far more than I was expecting.
The Latest on: HoloLens
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The Latest on: HoloLens
- HoloLens NES Emulator For Augmented Retro Gamingon May 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm
His 3D NES emulator “N3S” for Windows brings Nintendo classics to the HoloLens, turning pixels into voxels, and Super Mario into an augmented reality gingerbread man. To run NES games on the ...
- Microsoft Partners with Volkswagen to Make HoloLens 2 Work on Moving Vehicleson May 8, 2022 at 3:45 am
HoloLens typically uses visible light cameras and an inertial measurement unit to measure motion. However, the measurements are not reliable in moving environments since it sees a stable environment, ...
- Microsoft And Volkswagen Test A Moving Platform Mode For Drivers Wearing A HoloLens Headseton May 6, 2022 at 10:16 am
Microsoft and Volkswagen are teaming up together to create new uses for the Hololens 2 augmented-reality headset. The duo is looking to enable the AR headset to be able to train drivers and ...
- Microsoft Partners With VW on HoloLens 2on May 6, 2022 at 3:46 am
In a statement published this week, Microsoft announced a partnership with Volkswagen to bring HoloLens, its storied augmented reality (AR) headset, to transportation. The two companies have been ...
- New Microsoft Store now available on HoloLens and Surface Hubon May 5, 2022 at 10:54 am
The new Microsoft Store initially launched on Windows 11 and later made its way to Windows 10. Now, it's available on Surface Hub and HoloLens.
- How Microsoft and Volkswagen partnered to get HoloLens 2 to work on moving vehicleson May 5, 2022 at 9:06 am
Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is now able to work while on moving vehicles, such as large ships. The feature was made possible through a partnership between the tech giant and Volkswagen.
- Microsoft, Volkswagen are working to enable HoloLens headsets to be used in vehicleson May 5, 2022 at 8:05 am
Microsoft and Volkswagen see a future where HoloLens could help train drivers and figure into other autonomous-vehicle scenarios.
- Microsoft Tests Its HoloLens 2 AR Headset In Cars With Volkswagenon May 5, 2022 at 8:00 am
Walking around with future AR glasses on still remains an unsolved lifestyle and safety challenge. Microsoft, creator of the HoloLens 2 business-focused AR headset, are also setting their sights on AR ...
- Microsoft teams up with VW to make HoloLens work in carson May 5, 2022 at 8:00 am
Microsoft has officially announced a new “moving platform” feature for the HoloLens 2, which is designed to let the augmented reality headset work in places like cars. It addresses a long-standing ...
- With their HoloLens 2 project, Microsoft and Volkswagen collaborate to put augmented reality glasses in motionon May 4, 2022 at 5:01 pm
To get a little closer to that vision, Volkswagen collaborated with Microsoft to enable the HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset to be used in moving vehicles for the first time. The new “moving platform” ...
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