Microsoft’s wearable device makes virtual reality part of daily life

REDMOND — Microsoft did not use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples to show how you may use 3-D digital images — or holograms — in daily life.
And that may be what it takes to get people to buy a computer they wear on their face. Microsoft unveiled HoloLens at its headquarters last week, on the same day the company touted its Windows 10 software release. The device seems unfinished, but it shows potential.
It was built by engineers who created the Kinect motion-sensing system for Xbox games. It projects a realistic image on a screen in front of your eyes, but the screen is transparent … …


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