Microsoft shows off holographic lens device at Windows briefing

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Posted: Jan 21, 2015 2:06 PM

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> on Wednesday unveiled a holographic lens device that allows users to see three-dimensional renderings of computer-generated images.

The device, called Microsoft HoloLens, has no wires and looks like a visor. It ups the stakes in the emerging market for virtual reality, being targeted by Facebook Inc's <FB.O> Oculus.

The device will be available around the same time as Windows 10 this autumn, a Microsoft executive said at a presentation at Microsoft's headquarters near Seattle.

(Reporting by Bill Rigby; Editing by Chris Reese)