Microsoft HoloLens Is More Exciting Than Apple Watch
In the last several years, Microsoft has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the tech world. It just doesn’t get much respect.
Even though Microsoft remains the 800 pound gorilla when it comes to computer operating systems and business software, its current computer operating system — Windows 8 — has had a lot of bad reviews and its Windows phone operating system, while positively reviewed, is barely making an impact on the smartphone market. The company’s tablet/laptop hybrid, Surface Pro, is also getting a lukewarm reception.
Now, Microsoft plans to release a new version of Windows — Windows 10 — and a revolutionary new type of product called HoloLens, which could be described as a cross between Google Glass, Facebook’s Oculus VR virtual reality headset and the movie “Minority Report.”
Like Google Glass and Oculus Rift, HoloLens is a type of eyewear. But instead of just superimposing Weblike images like Google Glass or fully emerging you into a virtual world like Oculus VR, HoloLens is designed to augment the real world you live in by superimposing holographic images over real-world objects.