Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launch date announced

Lenovo's mixed reality headset offers built-in tracking for $350

Windows Mixed Reality is possibly the most interesting feature arriving in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

According to executive vice president of Windows and devices Terry Myerson, the Fall Creators Update will also support eye-tracking, which makes it easier for those who can't use their limbs to navigate the OS.

So, if you're eager to get your hands on the Fall Creators Update, you can either play guinea pig with the Insider Preview right now, or wait just over a month and a half for the software to reach RTM status.

The list of new devices includes new devices such as Lenovo Yoga 920, Acer Switch 7 Black Edition, Dell Inspiron 7000, Lenovo Miix 520, HP ProBook 430 G4, and Dell Latitude 12 7285. Files are retrieved from OneDrive whenever the user needs them.

As far as gaming is concerned, Windows Creators Fall updates the Game Mode, which allows games to use the full processing power of a user's device. Let us know below. 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.

Improved Windows Defender - updated with "cloud intelligence", enabling new defenses against ransomware and exploits.

Augmented reality overlays text, sounds, graphics and video on real-world images that users actually see in front of them, while virtual reality creates entirely computer-generated worlds. In early May 2017, Microsoft ended support for version 1507; the first version of Windows 10 released in July of 2015.

Mixed reality has always been on Microsoft's radar, as earlier this year, it introduced Paint 3D. You can get the headset by itself for $350, but if you want it bundled with the motion controller, it will cost you $450... the same price as the PlayStation VR bundle or $50 less than the Oculus Rift bundle. Lenovo has now announced the official name of the device: the Lenovo Explorer. Windows Insiders will be the first to try the final version, and then it will be released to all users.

Next up, a (very creatively named) feature called "Pick Up Where You Left Off", which lets you start a task on your Windows PC, say editing a Word document, and pick it up on your phone exactly where you left off.

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