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Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

Features translucent lenses and its own processors.

Microsoft has revealed a new augmented reality headset, Microsoft HoloLens.

The head-mounted computer is equipped with its own sensors and processors - so you don't need any other equipment dotted around.

Using the headset's translucent lenses you are able to view graphics overlayed on your environment.

A concept video showed off how you might chat with a colleague using a portable Skype window, or build a Minecraft layout that fitted around your living room.

Back in the real world, Microsoft demoed a simple AR app where the user is able to manipulate and build a complex 3D model in real-time.

The technology is still a work in progress, although the company stressed that it was a huge part of Microsoft's plans for the future of Windows.

HoloLens will debut "during Windows 10's lifecycle", Microsoft explained - so at some point in the next five years, perhaps?

Our man on the ground Jeffrey Matulef will be going hands-on with Microsoft HoloLens later today - stay tuned for his impressions.

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