1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar


    Virtual reality and augmented reality are being touted as the next big thing in truly innovative computing, but they're still not exactly mainstream due to the computing power required and the need to be tethered to a phone or PC. Intel and Microsoft think they can change that.

    Today at Intel's annual developers conference, Microsoft's Windows chief, Terry Myerson, announced a partnership with the chip maker that will make all future Windows 10 PCs able to support mixed reality applications.



    "All Windows 10 PCs next year will include a holographic shell," Myerson said, the same operating system that runs on the company's HoloLens headset. PCs will work with a head-mounted display, and run all Windows Holographic applications, Myerson said, allowing wearers to interact not just with 3D applications but also 2D apps. Microsoft will enable these apps through a future Windows update and the company's universal Windows app platform.

    Mixed reality was a prominent topic in the early part of Intel's keynote on Tuesday morning, with CEO Brian Krzanich also announcing Intel's Project Alloy, a reference design for next-generation VR experiences. "We believe the capability of Alloy and what it introduces is significant," Krzanich said. "It gives the opportunity to merge the physical and virtual world together."

    Source: All Windows 10 PCs will support HoloLens apps next year | The Verge
    08-20-2016 08:04 PM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    looks like it's all 'future' windows 10 from this day forward, not the existing ones?
    08-21-2016 11:52 AM
  3. EgoAnt's Avatar
    looks like it's all 'future' windows 10 from this day forward, not the existing ones?
    It looks like they mean you'll be able to use Windows Holographic with headsets like the Meta 2. Windows Holographic runs on the Universal Windows Platform, so existing computers should be able to use it, but you'll still need a headset to get environmental data and do the overlay of the holograms.
    08-22-2016 11:48 AM

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