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Windows Mixed Reality headsets to cost £399 in the UK

Windows Mixed Reality headsets to cost £399 in the UK

Microsoft announced their new Windows 10 Mixed Reality initiative for the home computing platform.

No new features were announced by Windows chief Terry Myerson at the event, but that's to be expected since Windows Insiders have been testing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for months now.

Microsoft hasn't forgotten about business users with the Fall Creators Update, and will improve how it handles threat detection and response for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server users.

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. OneDrive Files On-Demand is the long-awaited replacement for the placeholders that were found in Windows 8.1 and removed in Windows 10.

This also applies to Timeline-supported Microsoft apps running on your smartphone. We have previously seen Halo augmented reality experiences for marketing purposes, so this Halo mixed reality experience could be much like that.

Microsoft's push comes as the US 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. When activated, Game Mode will let users play their games with the full processing power of their Windows 10 device.

Lenovo actually showed off its headset during IFA 2017 called The Explorer, which will cost $350.

Other updates include a new smart pen system which enables the tracking of the implement if it is lost, along with general security updates. Microsoft plans to target these features first at advanced video game players using VR headsets, with business applications to follow, officials said. "Mixed Reality is the future, and we want everyone on the journey with us". "One that is easy to setup, not requiring you to mount cameras around the room, just put the headset on your head, plug it into your PC and get started, leaving your hands free to interact with the mixed world", Myerson continued. Windows 10 was designed as a service, whereby feature updates are required a couple times a year.


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