When Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 last Wednesday, the company had something else to show the assembled press – just in case a new operating system wasn’t exciting enough. This was the Hololens, a stand-alone augmented reality heardset, capable of projecting computer generated objected into your real-world environment. Look through its futuristic screen, and you may see a dinosaur on your coffee table, or a monster on your sofa. The device seemingly uses an array of motion senses, as well as a Kinect-style camera so that it knows where the wearer is in the room, and can also recognise objects. Imagine, for example, a horror game where a zombie could crash through your own living room window. Add in both gesture and voice controls, and you have both a compelling alternative to fully immersive virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus, and the Magic Leap augmented reality headset that counts Google among its many excited investors. So what do seasoned virtual reality developers make of the new technology? We asked a selection of experienced VR experts about this new AR interloper – and the future of a platform that promises to bring the world – or even the… Read full this story
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