Microsoft lifts the veil off its HoloLens headset, and all the other news you’ve missed

Usher in the weekend with the top news from this week
Microsoft lifts the veil off its HoloLens headset, and all the other news you’ve

We’ve just lived through CES 2015, and all the new and exciting gadgets it’s unveiled. Before we embark on to the next big tech trade show, MWC 2015, in the coming weeks, we take a look at some other news that made headlines this week.

Transform your world with Microsoft’s HoloLens headset

Transform your world with Microsoft’s HoloLens headset

The future of Windows lies within holograms, or so it seems by the company’s latest unveil, the HoloLens headset. It’s somewhat like the Oculus Rift, but unlike the former, the HoloLens headset doesn’t require another device to be paired for it to work and it projects 3D holograms into your world.

READ MORE: Microsoft’s incredible HoloLens headset fills your world with interactive holograms

HP’s Pro Slate 12 is one giant tablet

HP’s Pro Slate 12 is one giant tablet

This week saw HP lay out a wide range of new tablets, and the Pro Slate 12 is one of the many. It comes with an extremely massive screen (12.3in to be exact) and has a few handy features that will make you squeal with excitement, including the Duet Pen (HP’s stylus with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon digital pen tech).  

READ MORE: The HP Pro Slate 12 is a giant tablet that comes with a cool stylus 

There might soon be a HTC smartwatch

There might soon be a HTC smartwatch

MWC 2015’s going to house plenty of new technologies that weren’t unveiled at CES this year. And the purported HTC smartwatch might be one of them. According to sources, it could be in collaboration with sports brand Under Armour, and run on Google's Android Wear OS.

READ MORE: HTC could reveal a smartwatch at MWC 2015 

This new Sharp smartphone takes us back to the flip-phone days

This new Sharp smartphone takes us back to the flip-phone days

Sharp’s being very smart with the products it’s unveiling – there’s something that sets them apart from the rest. The Sharp Aquos K mobile is one of them. Why you ask? It’s a smartphone that comes looking like a flip-phone. And it’s got some pretty awesome features to boast too.

READ MORE: Experience nostalgia with this new Sharp flip-smartphone 

Look ma! A no-hands selfie

Look ma! A no-hands selfie

All you selfie lovers, hail the new Panasonic Lumix GF7. It’s the selfie machine to have, thanks to its hands-free shooting mode (woohoo! No more ungainly looking arms) and it also has a handful of auto-edit modes to make you look better. It will be available sometime in March though, so hold your horses till then.

READ MORE: New Panasonic Lumix GF7 offering hands-free selfie mode