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Microsoft Windows 10 devices NYC event

Building on the success of its recent Windows 10 launch, Microsoft is turning its focus to hardware at an October 6 press event in New York City. Next generation versions of the Surface tablet, Lumia phones and the Band fitness tracker are widely expected.

  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:15:29 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:15:33 PM
    HoloLens creates experiences that are simply not possible on any other device OR platform, he says.
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:15:42 PM
    Showing something new.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:15:56 PM
    Microsoft is showing off an experience in mixed entertainment, he says.
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:15:56 PM
    Mixed reality = what Microsoft calls HoloLens augmented reality
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:16:02 PM
    Demo time!
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 2:16:21 PM
    Ok, no one looks cool walking around
    with one of these things on their head.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:16:24 PM
    Microsoft will show mixed reality gaming. It can create every room in your house into a personalized video game level.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:16:30 PM
    It's called Project X Ray.
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:16:37 PM
    Turning every room of your house into a video game level? My dream and nightmare.
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:16:46 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:16:47 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:16:49 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:16:55 PM
    Project X Ray is a game that can be played in any room. The demo guy will be defending the stage from a "robotic invasion."
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:17:07 PM
    I played a game fighting off alien spiders coming from the walls. This seems like another step beyond that.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 2:17:10 PM
    These demos are always great -- but remember the early "Project Natal" demos and all the features/functions that never came to be.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:17:24 PM
    A holographic gauntlet appears on his right arm. It's a wearable hologram.
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:17:27 PM
    His hand just became a holographic gauntlet. (!!!)
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:17:49 PM
    The demo guy is using the holographic gauntlet to fie lasers and battle holographic robots that emerge out of the wall.
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:17:59 PM
    Firing into walls. And now things are crawling out, shooting alien spiders everywhere.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:18:00 PM
    With HoloLens, you're completely untethered, Microsoft notes.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:18:11 PM
    That's in contrast with VR, where you need to have a headset that is typically tied to a PC.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 2:18:14 PM
    I'm guessing there's some auto-aim going on here... ;)
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:18:22 PM
    It helps that this space has giant game-like wooden walls erected everywhere.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:18:26 PM
    The robots know where the walls and furniture are, and can use them as obstacles or cover. Crazy stuff.
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:18:50 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:18:51 PM
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:18:51 PM
    Vortex mode just sucked a spider into HIS HAND.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:18:52 PM
    The demo guy calls out "vortex mode" to suck up the robot enemy into his gauntlet.
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:18:53 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:18:55 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:18:57 PM
  • John Falcone 10/6/2015 2:18:58 PM
    This seems to be a HoloLens-ified version of the IllumiRoom concept that Microsoft showed off a few years ago.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:19:14 PM
    Remember, with HoloLens, you can see the real world. The headset doesn't cover your vision, unlike VR headsets.
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 2:19:23 PM
    What I'd like to see is the POV video of the player.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:19:28 PM
    This is pretty amazing stuff.
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:19:31 PM
    This is like that spider demo I tried at E3, but more advanced. Here, it's using hand weaponry...using your body. Back then was aim and shoot with visor.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:20:08 PM
    It looks like the demo person is holding a stick or controller that serves as the physical tether to the holographic gauntlet.
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:20:12 PM
    That demo gets a huge applause.
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:20:22 PM
    "You never know what's around the corner." And now a big spider robot is coming through the wall. Holy smokes, freaking me out
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:20:24 PM
  • Sarah Tew 10/6/2015 2:20:25 PM
  • dan.ackerman 10/6/2015 2:20:26 PM
    Looks cool, but remember Project Milo!
  • Roger Cheng 10/6/2015 2:20:31 PM
    HoloLens is packed with "space age technology," Myerson says.
  • Scott Stein 10/6/2015 2:20:46 PM
    spatial sound, sensors, "world's first holographic processing unit."
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