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Rusty
01-22-2015, 12:12 AM
Check this out!
http://www.cnet.com/news/microsofts-hololens-is-no-joke-my-reality-augmented-with-skype-minecraft/

What do you think about this?
Pretty cool!!

carnes
01-24-2015, 02:05 AM
I'm a big fan of AR over VR. I am sort of disappointed at the lack of specs from Microsoft though. Even specs of the prototype would be good. They don't want anyone to know because there are actually competitors out there. http://technicalillusions.com/ is probably the best competition to the HoloLens. The big difference is that Microsoft has the air gestures and castAR uses physical interfaces to interact. But castAR is actually shipping (slowly) and not still in the prototype stage like the HoloLens.

Comparing against the rift or glass is the wrong market. One is VR and the other is a camera with extremely minimal display. Microsoft is pushing theirs for business applications. Glass as some kind of smartphone stuck in your eye. Technicalillusions and FB are pushing theirs for games. It will be interesting to see what takes off in the next five years : )