Microsoft Projected Augmented Reality Built Into Windows 10 Is Shown

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  1. PEB

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    Well Microsoft pulls the raps off of their augmented reality product. No word yet on the resolution but the setup is a more mature looking version of CastAR it seems? It allows the user to interact with the objects in 3D space via technology from Kinects it seems? High resolution depth cameras at each eye as well as small LCD projectors. I don't know the resolution or if this could be used for gaming "IE frame rates". Based on Texas instruments projectors the resolution could be upto 1080P per eye?

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    Microsoft Hololens it is called. I would not call this technology a competitor for Oculus yet though because they use LCD projectors and its known that they are not very good for VR. Facebook is more worried about laser projectors that are being developed by Magic Leap and Google. The other issue is you cannot put your hands in front of the object being generated.



    http://www.roadtovr.com/microsoft-h...ity-headset-microsoft-holographic-windows-10/


    http://www.cnet.com/products/microsoft-hololens/
    http://www.roadtovr.com/microsoft-h...ity-headset-microsoft-holographic-windows-10/


    http://www.cnet.com/pictures/microsoft-hololens-pictures/5/

    More info the headset has a dedicated GPU and CPU so its completely untethered.
     
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    Dinkin_Flicka So easy it's hard

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    Just from looking at the pictures it looks like you can wear normal glasses, and this can mount over them. One of the things that bugs me about all of the VR stuff coming out is it hugs tight to your face and you can't wear glasses so it's an immediate turn off for me. Will be interesting to see what they can do with this AR tech, the VR stuff looks a little more straight forward with their direction.
     
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    Oculus is well aware of this problem and in the future versions could be much lighter and go from transparent to opaque. The future version will look more like this and the display will be bendable and over 2K per eye.
     
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    Is this for porn?
     
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    Doesn't matter what it's for what matters is it will be used for porn.
     
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    Microsoft confirm that the XBOX One will support the new headset. Other news Minecraft is getting a designed around the new headset to take full advantage of the augmented overlay features of the headset.
     
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    Looks gimmicky.
     
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    This is a game changer.
     
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    yea im sure it will work just like that
     
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    Actually a number of people have used the prototype and are impressed. One thing that the unit in the photos and the one at the conference was very different. It looks like the ones that they showed people in the audience was just props. The one that they showed them in the backroom weighed a few pounds when it was strapped to their heads. The displayed image can be semi transparent or change the level of opacity of the objects. The reporter said that you could still somewhat see through the object. But in the end it was a really impressive demo.

    Here is the full Windows 10 presentation and its really impressive. They are offering users of Windows 8 and Windows 7 free upgrade to Windows 10 for one year.


    http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/
     
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    I like that they're doing something different than Virtual Reality. With Oculus and Sonyboth doing VR it would be redundant for MS to do another one.
     
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    I just found out it looks like they may also be doing a VR device for their Xbox One? They are not giving specifics other then saying its a different approach then Sony or Oculus. I don't know what they means other then it seems like HoloLens is not going to be sold as a gaming device apparently? That could mean the price for it could be over 500 dollars? Its likely the headset their developing for the console will not have onboard processing like the HoloLens?
     

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