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Microsoft HoloLens Vs. Google Glass: No Comparison
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mak63
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mak63,
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1/30/2015 | 3:24:32 AM
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Microsoft will reveal more details on the SDK in Build 2015. You could register or watch the livestream. I take that back, you can not register. It's sold out! Livestream it is then.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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1/30/2015 | 3:07:21 AM
Re: For the Consumer?
"Holo Lens will obviously cost more than Google Glass, and if Glass was generally too expensive for the consumer, how can Holo Lens succeed in that environment?"

@Gary: I think the price is normally kept high at the start to skim the market and only target tech savvy users who're not that price conscious. Once it becomes a mass product, the production goes up and the price comes down. I don't think Google Glass was withdrawn from the market because the price was too high.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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1/30/2015 | 2:55:08 AM
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"I do wonder how much does it cost to set up its infrastructure to work and what strategy microsoft will use to support it."

@Pedro: I think if Microsoft really wants to make it a platform for the masses and does not want to restrict it, it will have to go out and actively support the developers in the initiative. They'd have to heavily incentivize the developers in trying out this platform. This may involve offering the hardware for free or at a subsidized cost. Once there's a sufficient pool of apps to be used, they'd then have to focus on consumers and make them switch to this platform to download content.
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1/30/2015 | 2:07:18 AM
Camera is too socially aggressive! Move more slowly...
I wonder if Google (or MSFT in this story) would have more success if they tried to sell consumers on the concept of augmeted reality with a product that excludes the camera. 

This would allow consumers to purchase the device for the "neat" factor and avoid the stygmatic "creep" factor. Cameras can be added when the market is ready in the future, but manufacturers would be allow to establish market share today.

I believe these companies are trying to move the market too quickly in an era where there has been a recent resurgence in concerns over privacy and data security. 
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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1/29/2015 | 7:44:50 PM
For the Consumer?
Holo Lens will obviously cost more than Google Glass, and if Glass was generally too expensive for the consumer, how can Holo Lens succeed in that environment? And Glass wasn't truly pulled from the market; rather its market has been redefined as the professional user, rather than the consumer.

That's not to say that Halo Lens doesn't sound like an absolutely fabulous idea that will be of great use for professional purposes. Imagine seeing a 3-D tutorial display of whatever it is you are working on! But, like Glass, it will just be way too expensive for mass consumers for the near and medium term future.
Charlie Babcock
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1/29/2015 | 6:41:42 PM
HoloLens for field tech repair?
I can see HoloLens used by a field technician trying to do a complicated repair. Even though he has a manual, being shown in 3D how to manipulate the object would be stupendous assistance.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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1/29/2015 | 1:48:11 PM
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This is where I think it will have the most application, though I am concerned about whether it will run into problems like the Oculus Rift. It's supposed to be entirely wireless when released and yet we know that causes problems with latency. If it doesn't stream like Microsoft claims too, it will need to have very powerful onboard hardware, which means it will be expensive.

That's going to make it difficult for consumers to get onboard, much like we saw with Google Glass. 

Perhaps a few years from now it will be more viable, but right now I still think Oculus VR has the best chance of giving us virtual (and potentially augmented, with camers) reality, albeit tethered to a PC. 
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PedroGonzales,
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1/29/2015 | 1:00:04 PM
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I think different industries will greatly benefit by Hololens. It can really improve on their work process.  Something that Google glass couldn't do.  I really think that if this technology starts being used by research institutions and students are able to play with it. It gain user support for any future consumer applications in the future.  I do wonder how much does it cost to set up its infrastructure to work and what strategy microsoft will use to support it.
H@mmy
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1/29/2015 | 10:46:30 AM
Development
I just can't wait to get my hands dirty with some sort of app development for HoloLens. It really appeals me more than Google Glass and much more excited to develop something for it and test it.
H@mmy
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1/29/2015 | 10:42:26 AM
standalone
HoloLens does not need a connection to a PC or mobile device to function properly. It can work all alone and this is the key difference between HoloLens and other wearables such as Oculus Rift and Google Glass.


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