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Microsoft debuts Windows Holographic, its augmented reality platform and headset

January 21, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Jordan Novet / VB

REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft is getting deeper into virtual reality.


Today Alex Kipman, technical fellow for the operating system group at Microsoft, gave consumers a first look at a new product called Windows Holographic. It also announced a device, Microsoft HoloLens with multiple sensors, spatial sound, and multiple chips, including a Microsoft-crafted processor called a Holographic Processing Unit.


"Holographic computing enabled by Windows 10 is here," Kipman said. Every Windows 10 build features Holographic application programming interfaces (APIs) for multiple screen sizes, he said.


And Microsoft wants to attract the attention of developers previously concerned with other augmented reality platforms.

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