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PerfectPhase PerfectPhase "This is not war, this is pest control!" - Dalek to Cyberman
  • Hololens HANDS ON

    Just had my hands on and it is awesome!

    Lets get the negatives out the way, field of vision of the projections is limited, but you get used to that after a few minutes, your brain adapts, and the colours are a bit washed out around light sources, we got to try it in a darkened room with a couple of artificial light sources.

    But none of that matters because the thing is frickin awesome to use :)

    The tracking is *rock* steady, its so stable, once you place something, it's glued in place, there is no jitter.  you can walk around it, through it; the hand gestures come naturally, speech recognition is good.

    The thing that will make or break this are the apps, its going to need a whole new mind set to write apps for this!

    The best bit was the last task I had to do involved an X-Wing fighter that I had hanging in the middle of the room, that I could walk around and interact with.  When I took the hololens off, I caught my self doing a double take when I looked over to where it had been, it seemed wrong that that it wasn't there any more, my brain had just accepted that it was a real thing in the real world and it was wrong that it had vanished!

    You can't compare it to the oculus VR or the like, it's something different.  

  • Best of //build/

    @Bas: Exactly!  

  • Elastic Database Pool

    Yep, looking forward to trying this out!

  • Profoundly disappointed bay HoloLens demo

    , svelasquez1‚Äč23 wrote

    Was kind of a let down to get the email that we couldn't get to try it after they made such a big deal about them bringing "hundreds" for us to try.

    I original got an email, telling me sorry - bad luck no HoloLense for you, then a late tonight got a reprieve :)

  • Best of //build/

    @TexasToast:Still like Vegas for these things, plenty of space, plenty of easy places to meetup and hangout outside the event.

  • Edge

    , Bas wrote

    I like it for the sole reason that the logo will remain a large e.

    So on the versions of windows that have both IE and Edge is this not going to be a bit confusing :)

  • Best of //build/

    , Sven Groot wrote

    *snip*

    I got the impression he was getting nervous because of the (lack of) audience response in the beginning of the talk.

    If they want the audience to react, don't fill the f***ing main hall with journalists with their heads buried in laptops and push all the devs to overflow rooms to watch on a bloody screen.  Might have well stayed in bed and watched the live stream!! 

  • Install the app..

    From last year....

  • Build conference app

    http://aka.ms/buildapp

     

  • xbox one and univeral apps / xbox apps

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