Windows 10 Mixed Reality update due October 17

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The announcement concerning Microsoft's line of Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices at IFA Berlin trade fair has generated much excitement and speculation.

The Fall Creators Update also brings security improvements to Windows 10. The company acknowledged in July that the feature wouldn't be available in time for this release. The Game Mode function for Xbox on Windows will be getting a number of enhancements as will the debut of Windows Mixed Reality.

Customers can save their creations in OneDrive Files On-Demand, accessing their cloud files like any other file on their PC without using up their local storage.

The company also revealed plans to from other computer and VR-headset makers, which will see it involved in introducing new hardware to the likes of consumers, gamers and businesses, allowing them to take advantage of "mixed reality" capabilities via the new software update.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is reportedly being finalized now and Windows Insiders are testing the builds to iron out any lingering bugs.

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Lenovo pulls the curtain back on its Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset

As expect, Windows Mixed Reality is also coming as part of the update. The setup is simple, and does not require users to mount cameras around the room - just put the headset on, plug it into a PC and get started.

"Mixed reality" is Microsoft's term to describe software which encompasses both augmented and virtual reality. It's available from a range of device partners around the world, like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo with prices starting as low as $299.

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.

We're not too sure if the boosted mode will only work with games on the Windows Store or all titles on PC, but being able to fully utilise your PC's full processing power like an Xbox must surely improve on Microsoft's current Game Mode, which - let's face it - has a negligible impact.

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