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Microsoft's New Video Imagines a HoloLens-Powered Super Bowl Party

It's the "future of football."

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Sports are a pretty intuitive place for augmented reality: We already watch them with a bevy of numerical overlays, replays and commentary. So Microsoft’s “future of football,” featuring its HoloLens headset, unsurprisingly makes a lot of sense. It’s a highlight reel showcasing every possible football-spectatorship-related use of HoloLens, from getting an expanded view of the screen to watching tiny 3-D figures enact plays on your coffee table. I’m not sure whether most viewers want life-sized models of players to burst through their walls like the Kool-Aid Man, but then again, I’m not much of a football fan.

HoloLens videos have a tendency to oversell what its images actually look like, but most of the uses here are at least theoretically feasible.

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