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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Rolling Out October 17

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Rolling Out October 17

Aimed at making Windows more modern and sophisticated by adding effects with lighting and transparency, this is a welcomed feature and makes Windows a bit more appealing for the user. The Game Mode function for Xbox on Windows will be getting a number of enhancements as will the debut of Windows Mixed Reality.

Windows 10's Fall Creators Update will bring a new version of Microsoft's "Game Mode" when it releases on October 17, 2017.

Even for customers without headsets, Microsoft will deliver mixed reality experiences through the PC. The devices, starting at $299, will combine virtual objects with the real world.

The move follows a growing trend, which sees the likes of Google, Apple and Facebook all charging ahead with their own augmented reality software for smartphones. Nadella said at the conference that "the mobility of the experience is what matters, not the mobility of the device". He predicted far-reaching impacts in gaming and entertainment, as well as communications, manufacturing, fitness, health and retail.

The update for Windows 10 will also include eye-tracking with a beta test of the Tobii Eye Control navigation system, without the need for extra hardware.

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"We're enabling you to immerse yourself in a new reality - mixed reality".

Microsoft has pushed back one of the more ambitious features originally announced for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, dubbed Timeline, which is created to bridge Windows 10 to Android and iOS by letting users pick up where they left off in files, apps and sites on any of those devices.

Outside of gaming expect the usual security fixes to come alongside the update, plus something called OneDrive Files On-Demand that means cloud storage won't require a local copy on your PC or laptop to function correctly.

This time around, Game Mode is being used to make PCs nearly console-like, harnessing the full processing power of the system to provide the best possible performance.


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