Microsoft Holographic and HoloLens Brings Augmented Reality To Windows
January 22nd, 2015 | by Kevin James Krotz
As a part of Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, the company announced that it will be building support for holographic displays into their newest version of Windows. Holographic support is a result of a partnership with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Basically, universal apps for Windows 10 can be brought outside of their normal computer screens using Microsoft’s HoloLens headset. The headset allows users to physically interact with digital content which is displayed using the HoloLens’ see-through lenses.
Microsoft was shy about when the public would start seeing the HoloLens, but said it should be available “in the Windows 10 time frame.” Windows 10 was announced to be a free upgrade for users on Windows 7, 8.1 and 8.1 for phones during the first year of availability. The newest version of Microsoft’s OS will launch sometime in late-2015.