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Geekend: HoloLens Makes Microsoft Cool
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PedroGonzales
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1/27/2015 | 3:40:28 PM
Re: Game changer
@ david. Good point.  They really how to asses to gain a market advantage using this technology.  Some other company can come up and make it better beating them in the market.
David Wagner
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1/27/2015 | 2:20:40 PM
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@Nomi- It will be interesting to see if the new browser from Microsoft learns from the IE mistake, too. If it does, then they have really started to do an organizational turn around which will be impressive.
nomii
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1/27/2015 | 6:59:25 AM
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@David: you are very right on that, we have also seen the example of tablet launched by MS a decade ago and how apple learnt from that and introduced a specific OS designed for touch interface. Until now I didn't think MS was good at learning from mistakes after the mishaps of Zune, IE, win 8.
David Wagner
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1/26/2015 | 6:34:19 PM
Re: Onboard processing?
@whoopty- I think it is using cloud processing. I think it requires a connection. Still, your point is taken that the helmet alone seems unlikely to be useful without support. I'm OK with that though even if I need to be near a desktop or something.
David Wagner
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1/26/2015 | 6:32:48 PM
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@Pedro- Sometimes with something like this, first mover advantage doesn't help. I think Microsoft learned from the mistakes it was seeing. Sort of reminds me of what iPhone did to Blackberry. Blackberry was great right up to a point. and then iPhone "fixed it.' 
Whoopty
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1/23/2015 | 1:21:00 PM
Onboard processing?
I think this has some pretty interesting applications - perhaps initially for gaming, but I like the idea of having someone help you with tasks right in-front of you. There's also a big potential for distance based medical aid as well I think.

However, I am dubious about Microsoft's claims of not needing exterior processing. There's no way that advanced games are being played on this with smartphone level processors. This will need a good few years before AAA like games are possible. 
PedroGonzales
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1/23/2015 | 1:14:14 PM
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Honestly, with all the computerize eyewear that I have seen. it is hard to believe that Microsoft beats all of them.  It is not intrusive like oGogle glass or bulky like oculus right. It is just the perfect size and helps the user in accomplishing their task at hand.  I'm sure engineering and architectural students would love to use something like this.
David Wagner
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1/23/2015 | 12:24:31 PM
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@kelly22- I'm glad someone who saw it in person felt the same way since I know these things can sometimes look great on the commercial and not work in reality. One thing I want to know is if the person wearing the helmet really sees everything as clearly as it looks in the commercial. Can't wait for Microsoft to start demoing it at conferences like Occulus Rift is doing.
Kelly22
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1/23/2015 | 9:58:56 AM
Game changer
I was on the edge of my seat during the HoloLens presentation on Wednesday. It is (quite literally) a game-changer for Microsoft; I can only imagine playing games with that kind of device. And, as OnSite shows, it has applications far beyond gaming as well. Crazy to see something out of a sci-fi movie work in real life.


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