Fragments is an interactive crime drama for Microsoft Hololens, where you follow the clues to solve a mystery that take place in your real-world space. Learn how the Fragments development team used the unique features of the HoloLens to immerse players in the action, putting them directly in the center of the story.
Here’s a short clip I took while watching Tech News Today from TWiT on my Microsoft HoloLens. Not a very long video, but I thought I’d share it anyway. Also, I made it a little meta since my #HowIWatchTNT video is watching the TNT Fan of the Day #HowIWatchTNT video show off #HowIWatchTNT by another. 🙂
Minecraft on the HoloLens was one of the very first demos Microsoft gave in 2015 to show off how cool holographic gaming could be. Unfortunately, Microsoft has yet to announce any dates as to when they plan on releasing this super cool holographic Minecraft that turns your home into a pixelated playground of wonder. Even if you can’t play the holographic Minecraft yet, there remains a question. Can you play Minecraft on the Microsoft HoloLens?
The answer is a definite YES! Although there are some catches. Currently, the full version of Minecraft is not supported on the Microsoft HoloLens. It’s also not possible to use Remote Desktop on the HoloLens to play Minecraft either. So, how can Minecraft be played on the Microsoft HoloLens?
The answer from Microsoft for playing Minecraft on the HoloLens is through downloading the Minecraft for Windows 10 Edition Beta from the Windows Store. This is the same Minecraft for Windows 10 that’s available to the desktop / laptop version of Windows 10. Since this is a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) application, it also supports the Microsoft HoloLens.
Below is a short video to show it in action. In the video, a keyboard and mouse are used for game input. This is likely the best method to play since the on-screen touch controls would be really difficult to use with a single gaze cursor and clicker.
Happy crafting on the HoloLens!
Every Operating System (OS) needs to have an application launcher of some kind. Microsoft Windows has had the Start Menu ever since Windows 95. It’s still there in Windows 10, and the Microsoft HoloLens is no different. Yes, even the Microsoft HoloLens has a Start Menu.
There’s so much focus on Holograms and Microsoft Holographics with the Microsoft HoloLens, the root user interface for launching apps seems to get lost in the mix. So, I decided to record a short video demonstrating how to bring up the HoloLens Start Menu using the “Bloom” gesture, and show what the Holographic Start Menu looks like. Continue reading
Remote Desktop has been a feature in Windows for a really long time. It allows for you to remote into and use a Windows computer from another Windows computer remotely as if you were sitting down at that computer directly. This is a feature used by many Developers and IT Pros for various reasons such as installing updates, troubleshooting support issues, or just using a Virtual Machine (VM) that is hosted on a server or even in Microsoft Azure. The Remote Desktop Preview app in the Windows Store bring Remote Desktop capabilities to the Microsoft HoloLens as well as any other Windows 10 device. Continue reading
Here’s a short video I recorded showing a little about the User Experience / User Interface for interacting with holograms using the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition. It’s fairly simple to interact with holograms and pin them to real world objects. You place them and they stay put until removed or repositioned. Continue reading
The Microsoft HoloLens and Windows 10 support a holographic “on-screen” keyboard for text entry. There is also a voice to text option for text entry through this holographic keyboard as well. However, there are times when text input is just quicker and easier with the use of a keyboard. Fortunately, the Microsoft HoloLens fully supports Bluetooth, so you can easily connect a Wireless, Bluetooth Keyboard to the Microsoft HoloLens and use it for text entry. This is something that could be extremely useful for doing work on the HoloLens, but also helps make YouTube, Email and Web Browser easier to do. Continue reading