#UK Microsoft’s new contest: Give us a great idea for the HoloLens, and we’ll build it

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Microsoft on Tuesday launched a new website that asks people to contribute app ideas for the HoloLens, the company’s augmented reality headset that lets you see virtual elements in the real world.

It’s all part of a contest: Submit an idea for a HoloLens app before Jan. 11, 2016, and Microsoft will choose the three best ideas to be put up for a final vote on Twitter. Microsoft will then build the winning idea as an application for its futuristic HoloLens.

According to Microsoft, the winner will also be involved with the development of the application, with the ability to contribute to “weekly build reviews, Q&A sessions, and more.”

Microsoft says it would make sure the winning app is “universal,” meaning it would also be able to run on other devices running Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 10.

If you don’t want to submit an app idea, you can also visit Microsoft’s website to view and comment on other people’s ideas, and vote for your favorite ones.

We’ve seen the HoloLens in numerous demos from Microsoft over the last year, but the company is finally ready to release a first edition for developers starting in early 2016. The augmented reality headsets will cost $3,000 apiece.

You can read all the rules for Microsoft’s HoloLens contest here. Watch the video below to understand how the contest works.

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