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Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens

Microsoft shares details on the secret processor at the heart of HoloLens We’ve known for a long time that Microsoft’s HoloLens relied on a custom “HPU,” or Holographic Processing Unit, to provide the headset’s mixed-reality mode and augmented reality capabilities.At Hot Chips this week, the company actually released some details on how the chip works and what it’s capable of.

Microsoft wants to bring HoloLens to the consumer market once the technology matures

Microsoft wants to bring HoloLens to the consumer market once the technology matures In a recent interview, however, Alex Kipman, the inventor of HoloLens, said Microsoft has bigger plans for its platform over the long term.Because I can say it’s a consumer product tomorrow because I can remove the dev kit thing, [but] the $3,000 thing is going to get in the way of it becoming a mass market consumer product.