Windows Mixed Reality headsets to cost £399 in the UK

02 September, 2017, 00:18 | Author: Cecelia Webb
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Microsoft officially confirmed on September 1 that its Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release will begin to roll out to mainstream users worldwide starting October 17. The update contains many new features, including an eye-tracking component that can serve as a lifeline for users with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and new mixed-reality capabilities that can deposit users into convincing virtual experiences with the appropriate peripherals.

The software upgrade, its fourth update, will be offered from October 17 to existing customers of Windows 10 running on more than 500 million devices, the company said.

But while there's quite a lot being added, the eagerly anticipated Timeline feature is not going to make it in time for this particular update.

The major software upgrade, its fourth update, will be offered starting October 17 to existing customers of Windows 10 running on roughly 550 million devices, the company said. The Windows 10 Creators Update, which is also known as 1703 (for March 2017) did not start rolling out until mid-April. Also, you may ink directly on PDF documents, and use the new Windows Find my Pen feature to find the pen if you have misplaced it.




Microsoft says that it has "reimagined" the Photos app to "deliver remixed experiences for telling your stories with photos, videos, music, 3D, and, even inking".

Lenovo was announced as one of the companies creating the Windows 10 Mixed Reality headsets earlier this year, alongside other brands such as Dell, Acer and ASUS. The best part is that the OneDrive files can be accessed without having to sync the folder in entirety.

"Our mission at Microsoft is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more", said Microsoft Windows chief Terry Myerson in a press release. And to take advantage of this power, we have a fantastic lineup of Xbox Play Anywhere games coming including, Cuphead, Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky's Tale and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

Improved Windows Defender - updated with "cloud intelligence", enabling new defenses against ransomware and exploits. Although presented as mixed reality, this platform is actually entirely virtual. The headsets will start at $299. Instead of using lighthouses, sensors, or a camera, the Mixed Reality sets for Windows 10 will have "inside-out" spatial tracking that relies on internal cameras, along with accelerometers within the controllers and linking sensors to the headset for positional awareness and motion tracking.

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