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Microsoft Unveils 'HoloLens,' Its Holographic Vision For The Future of Wearable Tech: VIDEO

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On Wednesday during a press event announcing a number of new features for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, engineer Alex Kipman took to the stage to unveil the company’s latest foray into the world of holographic reality: HoloLens. Unlike Microsoft’s Kinect, a product that Kipman also played an instrumental role in creating, HoloLens overlays the physical world with holographic objects that can be manipulated in three-dimensional space.

"We're not talking about putting you into virtual worlds,” Kipman explained during his presentation. “We're dreaming beyond virtual worlds."

Kipman was quick to point out that HoloLens is more than peripheral meant to create a digital augmentable realities. Rather HoloLens is a fully fledged computing device that can operate independent of any outside hardware, allowing users to interact with their environments freely.

To get a better sense of just what Microsoft has in store for the future of wearable tech, check out The Verge’s first digital dive with HoloLens AFTER THE JUMP...

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Microsoft Features Gay Wedding in New 'Outlook' Ad: VIDEO

Outlook

Just one more email service the wingnuts can't use.

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A CLOWN QUESTION, BRO: Harry Reid channels Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper.

MADONNA: "Turn Up the Radio" set video.

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Microsoft's Surface: VIDEO

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Microsoft held a supersecret event last night at which they introduced a tablet/PC thingie called Surface with no price and no release date. Here are 8 other unanswered questions about it.

Impressed?

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Washington State One Vote Shy of Passing Marriage Equality as Senator Signals Support

State Sen. Jim Kastama has said he'll support a marriage equality bill in Washington state, bringing the measure within one vote of having the votes to pass.

S Kastamaaid Kastama in a statement:

“This decision is a deeply personal one. Unlike some of my colleagues in liberal districts, I will not return home to cheers and handshakes. I represent the district I was raised in. My wife and I purchased and live in the same house I grew up in and we have raised our family there. My district has known me my whole life and for 16 years has entrusted me to be a fiercely independent legislator. The people of my district are generous and decent, but I also know that there are childhood friends who will never forgive me for this vote."

24 senators are now on record in support of the bill.

In related news, six Washington-based companys wrote a letter to Governor Chris Gregoire today signaling their support. Microsoft, Nike, Vulcan, RealNetworks, Concur, and GroupHealth wrote a letter reading, "We write you today to show the support of our respective companies for SB 6239 and HB 2516 recognizing marriage equality for same-sex couples."


News: Nicholas Hoult, Romania, Ewan McGregor, 'Devil Worm'

 road Inaugural Mr. & Miss Gay Montana takes place tonight in Helena.

Hoult  road Nicholas Hoult dresses up the pages of Blackbook magazine.

 road Romanians hold gay Pride parade hours after anti-gay parade march.

 road Portuguese model accused of killing gay lover in NYC to plead insanity.

 road Aussie gay group bestows politician with homophobia award: "Australian Christian Lobby managing director Jim Wallace was awarded the Golden GLORIA for his Anzac Day tweet that said Australia's servicemen and women had not fought for gay marriage or Islam."

 road Janice Dickinson's latest boy toy.

 road Paris Hilton's new reality show bombs, proving that America does indeed no longer care about the socialite.

 road Florida man charged with hate crime after exposing himself to a pair of gay men and then assaulting and calling them anti-gay slurs.

Pop  road The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History to drop in on New York City in August.

 road So-called "devil worm" thought to be the deepest-living animal in the world. It can live over two miles beneath the surface of the Earth.

 road Greenwhich, London police to hold monthly meeting where LGBT community members can confidentially report hate crimes.

 road Ewan McGregor on homosexuality: "It doesn’t really interfere with anybody else’s life, so why society has such a big problem with it, I don’t know."

 road Microsoft to launch premium television service.


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