Microsoft's recent TED Talk on the HoloLens has some incredible new demos
In February, Microsoft's Alex Kipman, the head of the company's HoloLens project, made a TED Talk that showed off a number of previously unreleased demos for the augmented reality headset. Now that TED Talk has been officially posted in a video that showcased those new demos.
The video, as shown on Microsoft's blog, shows Kipman using the HoloLens to see thinks like virtual landscapes, simulated houses and more. It also shows the first public look at a two-way HoloLens chat, with Kipman talking with Dr. Jeffrey Norris, from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, while also seeing a life-sized virtual version of Norris, who also happens to be standing on an accurate representation of the Mars landscape.
During the brief Q&A following Kipman's speech, he was asked about the differences between the field of view of the simulated HoloLens demo, as shown from an outside camera, and the real ones that can be viewed in the headset. Kipman said:
Microsoft has reportedly already started shipping the first wave of units for the $3,000 HoloLens Developer Edition to pre-orders.
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