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Microsoft’s Windows Pushes Into Future With Holographic Glasses

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore, left, Terry Myerson and Alex Kipman wear "Hololens" devices at an event demonstrating new features of the operating system Windows at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Wash. on Jan. 21, 2015.
Photographer: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo
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Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella needed to show the world the role of Windows in the future. He sure took the future part seriously.

At a preview of its Windows 10 operating system, the software maker unveiled a version called Windows Holographic, along with a headset with glasses called HoloLens that will let users see holograms while tracks a user’s voice, motion and surroundings. The company also showed HoloStudio, software for creating holograms, then 3-D printing and sharing them.