A 3D Model of Microsoft's HoloLens Is the Closest You Can Get For Now

As we all stop caring about 3D TVs, smartwatches, and other recent tech fads, the attention now turns to head-worn interactive displays. And if you think Microsoft's new HoloLens has what it takes to challenge the Oculus Rift, here's your chance to look over the hardware—at least a 3D interactive model of it—courtesy… » 1/26/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

​Can Microsoft Make Faceputers Happen?

The next frontier of computing seems, fairly inevitably, the space directly in front of our eye holes. Nevermind that Google Glass washed out (for now), or that Oculus Rift is still a niche within a niche. Our wrists are being colonized. Our faces are next. And Microsoft, of all the players, might be the conquistador. » 1/21/15 5:20pm Wednesday 5:20pm

HoloLens: Microsoft's Audacious Plan to Make Anywhere a Holodeck

VR? Meh. Microsoft is going the holodeck route with something called HoloLens. These are holographic glasses and they'll be coming out around the same time as Windows 10. Man, this sure looks awesome and cool and probably also janky and questionably useful! We'll find out first-hand soon though; Microsoft will be… » 1/21/15 1:41pm Wednesday 1:41pm

Microsoft's New Xbox App Brings Game DVR and Chat to Your PC

Windows 10 is about universal apps, and getting everything on all your devices. That includes the new Xbox app, which you'll find on PC, Xbox, and mobile. It'll let you text and chat and do everything you love on Xbox Live across every Windows device you have. The biggest and best news? It'll let you stream your Xbox… » 1/21/15 1:17pm Wednesday 1:17pm

Windows 10 Has Cortana Voice Commands Baked Into Every Cranny

Microsoft's Cortana voice-assistant is coming to Windows 10 as we expected. Now you'll be able to speak commands and ask questions throughout the operating system. At its core, it's similar to the assistant we've seen on Windows Phone, but it's also been updated to create a more holistic experience. » 1/21/15 12:26pm Wednesday 12:26pm