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Microsoft Launches HoloLens Emulator, No Headset Required (venturebeat.com) 31

An anonymous reader writes: As promised, Microsoft started shipping its $3,000 HoloLens development kits today. In addition to sharing that bots are coming to the new platform, the company also released a HoloLens emulator, which lets developers test holographic apps on their PC without the need for a physical HoloLens. You can download the emulator now directly from here. Thinking about building a holographic app? HoloToolkit on GitHub is a collection of scripts and components that may help accelerate your development.
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Microsoft Launches HoloLens Emulator, No Headset Required

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  • by Anonymous Coward


    Demo of the Hololens if you missed it. Will be interesting to see where the technology goes :)

  • It's a trap

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I don't care if it is from Microsoft, you don't link directly to an executable Slashdot!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    It seems to me Microsoft is trying to hijack the holographic nomenclature for profit? Every time a stereoscopic pair of images are interchangeably named as holograms, D. Gabor spins on his grave :(

  • by Anonymous Coward

    You're confusing the adjective holographic with the capitalized brand name Windows Holographic. This isn't holography, it's Augmented Reality. Even the brand name shouldn't be used because it misleadingly hijacks a common word.

  • Microsoft gets 6 free articles on the main page. Is this what slashdot is reduced to, shilling for the MICROS~1 organization?
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Misread that headline. Read it as "Microsoft Launches HoloLens Emitter, No Headset Required".

    Was REALLY excited for 5 seconds and then read what a Microsoft HoloLens actually is.

    To quote a review of the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie: "It was like expecting a puppy for Christmas and getting a goldfish."

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