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Published: Sat, September 02, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Lenovo's Mixed Reality Headset Is Called The Explorer

Lenovo's Mixed Reality Headset Is Called The Explorer

Perhaps the most exciting is the addition of Windows Mixed Reality support, bringing immersive experiences to most everyone with a Windows 10 PC.

Yesterday Lenovo accidentally leaked that the release date of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is October 17.

Microsoft also announced plans by a range of computer makers to introduce new hardware for businesses, consumers and video gamers created to take advantage of so-called "mixed reality" features in the October software release. And you know how sometimes you can't find your keys, wallet, and phone, sometimes it's hard to find your pen to do the inking.

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.

Photos and Videos: The Photos application has been redesigned, and you may tell "stories with photos, videos, music, 3D and even inking" using it. The best part is that the OneDrive files can be accessed without having to sync the folder in entirety.

The fuel that often inspires creativity is play. Win10 will also offer "Game Mode", which allows video gamers to devote the full processing power of their computers to what they are playing, as if it was an Xbox game console, the company said. That may sound impossible but there's one caveat: On iOS and Android the feature is powered by SwiftKey (that's the keyboard app Microsoft acquired for $250 million last year), so you'll need to have that app installed in order to use the feature. The update will also mark the debut of the new Windows Fluent Design System, which aims to upgrade the look and feel of the OS and apps. For the first time, we are talking about a mixed reality system that fully immerses you in the experience not limited to a mobile device screen size.

Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Unlike the current crop of headsets, the new Mixed Reality VR headsets will boast an impressive 1440p resolution per eye, up from the 1080p standards of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and far exceeding the 960p standards of the PSVR.

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