Microsoft held a press briefing yesterday and while the main topic of conversation was Windows 10 (and what the topic that is – Windows 10 will be replacing Windows 8.1 as well as Windows Phone 8.1 and will talk to Microsoft’s consoles) they had quite a surprise in store as well.

That surprise was, or rather is, Microsoft’s Hololens. Hololens is an augmented reality headset concept that users will be able to look through when doing everyday tasks.

What’s so special about it is that it’ll also project virtual thingies, like a display on a wall or other interactive virtual content (including sound, so you’ll be able to hear a Microsoft ‘hologram’ behind you) while you’re wearing it.

The company isn’t giving too much detail on the device but it’ll also work with Windows 10. Indeed, it’s supposed to launch some time in the upcoming operating system’s lifetime so it might be here soon. Failing that, it should hit the market in the next few years.

Source: Engadget

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