Microsoft Reveals Revolutionary Holographic Goggles

Surprisingly, the most exciting announcement at Microsoft’s Windows 10 event was not the new operating system iteself, it was the update that the company will soon be introducing its next big innovation, the augmented reality experience called “Windows Holographic”.

The device, which is called Windows Hololens, looks like another typical pair of VR goggles that are fast rising in popularity but Microsoft promises that its version will provide a far more mind-blowing experience. The HoloLens headset is described by the company as “the most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen.” Incorporating a CPU, a GPU and a dedicated holographic processor, the HoloLens also integrates motion and environmental sensors to give users an immersive feel.

Microsoft has been working on Hololens for more than 7 years

According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the HoloLens will be made available within the Windows 10 timeframe and priced so that it appeals to both consumers and businesses. At least one games publisher is also reportedly on board, with Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick describing the experience as “extraordinary.”

A promotional video showed by Microsoft at the event indicated a highly ambitious vision of virtual reality computing and entertainment. A man wearing the HoloLens was shown playing a 3D version of Minecraft, while a woman was shown wearing the device whilst walking through an office, talking to a colleague on an image floating in front of her.

Hololens could be launched alongside Windows 10 later this year

“It will understand your gestures and voice,” promises Alex Kipman of Microsoft, “and spatially map the entire world around us.” The HoloLens will not require any cables, external cameras, or tethered PCs to help process the data that it needs to provide the augmented reality solution. Furthermore, users will also be able to make their own holograms through HoloStudio.

Whilst augmented reality headsets have been getting significant media attention, with the Facebook-acquired Oculus Rift at the front of the queue, until now there has been no definitive timelines for a consumer launch. Microsoft has reportedly collaborated with NASA to develop the HoloLens, which makes for some truly frightening potential. One thing is for sure, we can’t wait to get our hands on it.


  • IrfanAmir

    seems possible!

  • Geek At Large

    Microsoft just squashed Google Glass.

    • Guest

      Did you just said Google Glass :D Its actually a another whole world .. !!

      • Bilal Iqbal

        But target is same. VIRTUAL REALITY…in any possible way…

      • Taha Najam

        And it’s dead.

      • abdulhadi Khan

        btw you should put an instead of a before another

  • Saud

    I think there is Pakistani flag in backgroud @ 04 sec.
    anyone????

    • Sajjad Sohail

      It has a white line in the left corner so yes it is Pakistan flag.

  • drag0nslayer

    Dreaming beyond VR Models <3 LOve Microsoft ..!!

  • hmmm

    its pakistani flag

    • Inam

      Can be Turkey’s too. It’s a B&W picture.

      • Guest

        Pakistan has good relationship with america that’s why to the left of the flag is our worst enemy. It’s clear that the flag is پاکستانی

        • Muhammad Sulman Danish

          Anyway..
          Its not the Topic. we are DE_TRACKING from our topic.

  • Guy Chauhan

    OMG. a great innovation. windows is setting bar too high, apple now, has to actually catchup with em. such innovations are milestones of a generation. got me so excited. wish i could be part of such R&D in AI and UI developments.

  • Najam

    Will a person be able to project video Games through this Hololens, like Oculus Rift ?

  • Eli Ehsan

    hah! all the chaps who made fun of me in school where I used to make gestures in “thin air” & labelled me as “freak & Chariyaaa”!! NOW TALK NAH…. :P

  • Junaid Atari

    میں کب سے انتظار کر رہا ہوں جس دن بھی دستیاب ہو گی خرید لُوں گا