Testing Microsoft’s HoloLens

Unlike Google Glass or Oculus Rift, Microsoft’s new HoloLens headset inserts virtual objects into your real-life world. Although the augmented reality glasses are still in their prototype phase, Microsoft gave GigaOm a demo of its four current applications: Holobuilder, Holostudio, Onsight and a HoloLens version of Skype. Each allow for vastly different functionality including 3D modeling, gaming, Mars exploration and video-chatting. HoloLens is slated to hit stores sometime in 2015.