Microsoft unveiled a new hologram platform today as part of its new operating system.
The feature will use a new holographic headset to overlay virtual images onto the real world — so that Skype conversations can pop up while people are working around, or a living room can be turned into a virtual landscape from a game.
The platform, Microsoft Holographic, and the headset were both revealed as part of the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft’s new operating system for tablets, phones and PCs.
The holographic software is built into Windows 10 already, the company said. Though Microsoft is working on its own hardware, the platform will also work for other virtual reality software like Oculus Rift and Google Glass.
Wired magazine had an early look at the kit, calling it “amazing” and praising the realism of the virtual images.
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Onstage, a Microsoft executive built a virtual flying drone, which the company then showed could be 3D printed. Alex Kipman, who helped lead the project, called it “print preview for 3D printing”.
Users can wear the headset while moving around, and interact with virtual images using their hands.
The hologram kit has been under development for more than five years, it reported, and early versions of it were integrated into Microsoft’s Kinect.how much science diet to feed cat how much project coordinators make how many startups make it where to project voice who is manager of manchester united where to get business from where the solutions to the identified problems presented whose operating system how much business cards cost where to buy science diet dog food who projects in india when technology and humanity cross how many startup companies are there in bangalore why management skills are important where are you from design how much develop film why technology is bad is it road map or roadmap why start up business fail who project class 10 what design is on each oreo why project management interview question what's road map when startup season 4 which solution has the highest ph what's road map how much system 7 toto who managers real madrid why teaching is the hardest job what system is the pancreas in which startup company is best why design matters book when product patent started in india when device is in vr means how many startup in usa solution whose ph is above 7 whose product is dr pepper where to launch model rockets what startup selection should i use whose project is naia how london looks like how often set up guitar which manager won the most trophies what science is taught in 8th grade where to find system properties in windows 10 how many entrepreneurs fail how much science should be taught in ks1 when science goes wrong