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Microsoft is back

Microsoft’s own investors think that the writing is on the wall and want the company to kill its Xbox, Bing and Surface divisions, essentially completing the transformation of the company into a pure enterprise service provider. But last Wednesday, Microsoft received a much needed boost to its public image as a tech innovator when it announced the HoloLens. Essentially it is a true augmented reality visor that renders 3D graphics directly into your field of vision.

Virtual reality is back

In a tech industry where the word “innovation” is growing stale and most startup ideas are closer to micro-optimizations and slight improvements in efficiency than actually disruption, the long-awaited coming of immersive virtual reality is, more than mobile apps and food delivery services, the most promising candidate to give rise to the next Google.