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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is heading your way from October

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is heading your way from October

"One of the ways we're supporting that mission is by taking this next step in our Windows journey and empowering the creator in all of us with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update". The Windows 10 Creators Update, which is also known as 1703 (for March 2017) did not start rolling out until mid-April. Now with the Fall Creators Update, it is adding View 3D to allow users to view mixed reality creations on their screen, provided they have a camera. The best part is that the OneDrive files can be accessed without having to sync the folder in entirety. Inputs will also change, with support for eye-tracking and the ability to more widely and more easily use digital pens. The feature update will be arriving on PCs on August 17. Prices for Mixed Reality headsets start at $299 and go up from there. When activated, Game Mode will let users play their games with the full processing power of their Windows 10 device.

Security features in the Fall Creators Update include a smarter Windows Defender thanks to cloud intelligence.

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. Acer and Dell have holiday bundles planned that include both a headset and a set of controllers. For more analysis of Microsoft, visit the IBD Stock Checkup. Then it will hit Windows Update.

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Microsoft's push comes as the USA tech giants - Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook, along with China's Baidu - increasingly battle to make augmented reality, together with artificial intelligence and cloud-based services, into the next computer platform.

Even though it has only been four days from the previous release, namely the build 16275, Microsoft launched yesterday the build 16278 and hopes that this decision will offer users a more enjoyable Windows experience.

Lenovo's Mixed Reality headset is called The Explorer, which seems fitting given that by using the headset you'll be able to explore a wide range of different content from games to media. Are you willing to buy one?