Hololens represents Microsoft’s long-awaited foray into the world of virtual reality, although interestingly the company has chosen to focus instead on augmented reality.
In a demo at last night’s Windows 10 reveal, Hololens was revealed as part of the operating system’s push away from the desktop and tablet market and into the home.
Described by Microsoft’s operating system group’s Alex Kipman as "the most advanced holographic computer the world has ever seen", the wireless unit includes three processors – a CPU, GPU and HPU (holographic processing unit).
Furthermore, the Windows 10 API will include support for Hololens from the off while Xbox 360 designer Kudo Tsunoda is on the development team.
Here’s the concept video: