Microsoft appears to tease HoloLens 2 in trippy video ahead of MWC – CNET

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Microsoft's HoloLens 2 was already expected to launch at Mobile World Congress.  


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It looks like there's a trailer out for Microsoft's HoloLens 2 and its full of flying chips and melting ice. Technical Fellow Alex Kipman, creator of the original HoloLens and head of Microsoft's mixed-reality efforts, on Monday tweeted a video that appears to tease the next version of the AR headset. The video, which was spotted earlier by TechCrunch, is cryptic but ends with the date Feb. 24, 2019.

        </figure><p class="speakableTextP2">Microsoft was already <a href="https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-could-unveil-the-hololens-2-on-february-24/">rumored to announce a new HoloLens headset</a> at its <a href="https://www.cnet.com/mobile-world-congress/" data-annotation="true" data-component="linkTracker" data-link-tracker-options="{"action":"inline-annotation|Mobile World Congress|CNET_EVERGREEN|510"}">Mobile World Congress</a> event on Feb. 24. CEO <a href="https://www.cnet.com/tags/satya-nadella/" data-annotation="true" data-component="linkTracker" data-link-tracker-options="{"action":"inline-annotation|Satya Nadella|CNET_TAG|150"}">Satya Nadella</a> is scheduled give the keynote along Julia White, a corporate VP in charge of Microsoft Azure, and Kipman.

The original HoloLens AR headset was released in 2016, layering hologram-like 3D graphics onto the real world in a stand-alone package, but has some technical limits. The next headset may improve things like field of view and bring more advanced controls, as well as eye-tracking.  In November, Microsoft won a $480 million contract to supply the US Army with HoloLens headsets.

“We have a lot of exciting things to talk about at MWC 2019,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. 

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