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Microsoft Leaks New HoloLens Details (mashable.com) 71

New submitter moriarty1972 writes: More details about Microsoft's HoloLens have come out. The device will offer roughly five to five and a half hours of battery life when working on Word documents or email, and about two and a half hours when using it for highly intensive computational work involving detailed renderings. Mashable reports: "Microsoft's augmented reality headset called the HoloLens has already won over a number of fans eager to try the device, but details about how it works have been scarce However, a few more bits of information about the HoloLens leaked during a recent event in Tel Aviv, Israel, courtesy of Bruce Harris, a technical evangelist at Microsoft."
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Microsoft Leaks New HoloLens Details

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  • Cool tech (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward

    But MS puts spyware in everything. Won't buy.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      It's called telemetry now. Get with the times.
      • Go ahead and mod this rant off topic, I'm out of shits to give today. I had to spend 20 minutes writing this out to burn off the rage I built up so I could go back to what I was doing before I had to spend an hour on the phone helping my mother (who I love dearly and can not rage at). And then I had to find a slashdot article so I could post this where it would be at least tangentially related to whatever was being discussed so that everyone else can witness what complete and utter fail Microsoft has beco

  • by wonkey_monkey ( 2592601 ) on Sunday January 17, 2016 @04:44PM (#51318905) Homepage

    All these glossy demos, but still no-one's stuck a camera in it to show us what it actually looks like from the inside.

  • I'm wouldn't be surprised if it was a fake "leak" orchestrated by Microsoft deliberately.
    People talking about the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard and they gotta do something to make themselves look relevant still.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      I'm wouldn't be surprised if it was a fake "leak" orchestrated by Microsoft deliberately.

      This post is currently at +4 Insightful.

      The information was released by Microsoft. As is stated quite plainly in the summary.

  • aren't they just jumping on the vr headset bandwagon with too little (vaporware) too late?

    • it ISN'T VR, it is augmented reality, they are related but definitely not the same and so far they are pretty much alone in this space.
      • by jrumney ( 197329 )
        Google Glass is AR. Working on Word documents with a pair of glasses for a screen... I'm not sure what R you call that, but it doesn't sound like anything I will be buying ever.
  • Xbox TWO should use a VR headset and have some spatial sensing using the kenect as well. That way they can force the next purchase of video game console easily.

    I love playing games like Rainbow 6, but If I could have it VR and hold a plastic rifle in my hands to aim/shoot with? oh hell yeah I would drop 2X Xbox One money and $80 per game to do that.

    Or Play forza from a real VR view? oh hell yeah.

    • Forza VR is my dream. As a person that plays Forza every day i cant wait for this more.
    • If I'm not mistaken Project Cars supports Occulus Rift but maybe that only works on a PC.
      Just thought you might be interested in that
  • by Gravis Zero ( 934156 ) on Sunday January 17, 2016 @05:15PM (#51319021)

    the information was released by Microsoft, not leaked.

  • Leaks

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • press release without a Q&A?
  • The pic in the link makes them look like medium tinted sunglasses. I wouldn't want to look though that for any long period of time. Augmented reality that makes reality dim kind of sucks. I'd rather smoke a joint and drink a six pack and call it a day.

    $3000 unless something changed as far as I know it was $3000 and only approved devs that had access to the device. "Go to the Manhattan store and buy yours" this is the first I've heard of it, and last I heard of it was ~ last week.

    Finally what the heck is the point of listing the word document battery life? Do people really think that their companies SWOT analysis doc is going to be improved by holographic projection?

  • Microsoft told me this during the public demos they gave out a few months back. This isn't secret information.

    BTW it's awesome and really works--it has a low FOV, but you kind of forget about it. One question I couldn't get answered....is it running Windows RT? It's the only way I figure they can get that much battery life out of Windows on a chipset that fits in a headset.

  • That's ample time to cover the initial setup and playing around with demos until buyer's remorse kicks in. And when you find it again in 6 months in the cupboard it will have some charge left so you can confirm to yourself it really was the stupidest thing you've bought of late.
  • What exactly does it do in those scenarios? I don't know why you would even want to do that.

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