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Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens
Microsoft's answer to Google Glass: HoloLens

Google Glass may have flopped in the marketplace, but Microsoft is pushing its own version of computer eyewear, Microsoft HoloLens. The surprise announcement came Wednesday at an event meant to advertise Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10. But the HoloLens, enabled by Windows 10, grabbed all the attention. Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella described wearing the computer-equipped headset to take a virtual walk on Mars. “It was nothing short of surreal,” he said. Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory plan to use hologram-based images beamed to Earth from the Curiosity rover to not only stroll the planet in three dimensions from their...