Playing RoboRaid on Microsoft HoloLens – Part 1

The RoboRaid game for Microsoft HoloLens is available for download from the Windows Store. This game can only be played on a Microsoft HoloLens. Fortunately, I do have a Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition, so I’ve recorded a short video directly from the HoloLens of me playing this game. It’s rather innovative to have games that can dynamically handle the physical environment you’re currently in to tailor the gameplay to feel as if these virtual robots are actually invading your home. Pay attention to the holes in my walls as you watch the video. It’s almost like the robots are actually invading my home. Enjoy! Continue reading

HoloLens Environment Mapping Video Capture

Here’s a short video I recorded using the Microsoft HoloLens showing the animation of the HoloLens mapping the environment. This is exactly what the user sees when they are using Microsoft HoloLens as it overlays a wireframe over the room as it builds a 3D model in memory. This 3D model is then used for intelligently placing virtual objects, aka Holograms, within the room as well as the HoloLens knowing its current position within 3D space at all times. Continue reading

How to Watch Netflix on Microsoft HoloLens

One of the many questions I’ve had about the Microsoft HoloLens has been about the ability to watch media content. Just like many other people, I do subscribe to Netflix and it’s my most used media streaming service. The Microsoft HoloLens is a pretty cool Augmented Reality (AR) device, and it enables some really cool game types that weren’t previously possible. However, what it you just want to sit back and watch a movie or TV show? How does the HoloLens fare for viewing traditional 2-Dimensional content? Continue reading