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Microsoft unveils a big Windows update and virtual reality hand controllers

Microsoft unveils a big Windows update and virtual reality hand controllers Microsoft unveils a big Windows update and virtual reality hand controllers
Rosalie Gross | 25 May, 2017, 08:39

The added bells and whistles will roll out later this year as part of "Fall Creators Update" that will be provided for free to 500 million personal computers, smartphones and tablets powered by Windows 10. Also included in the update is Windows Timeline, which will let users quickly locate documents and projects they were working on across different devices, which Microsoft says is "designed to help you unlock creativity".

Additionally, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store by the end of this year. Addressing the developers community, Myerson said Microsoft was inspired to make Windows and Visual studio the best home for all developers, not only for applications on Windows, but app experiences that span across all platforms and all devices.

Microsoft has also unveiled a new app called Windows Story Remix lets you edit photos and video with 3D and mixed reality elements.

Microsoft wants to be a key asset in your digital toolbox - regardless of whether you're using Windows, iOS or Android.

Neither does the developer need to do anything; full Windows desktop apps will simply run as-is on the new system.

The Fall Creators Update is likely to be released in September and its announcement comes just weeks after Microsoft began started rolling out its Creators Update.

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The research also found that being overweight in adulthood can significantly increase the risk for developing breast cancer. Yet McTiernan said she was surprised to find that just one drink a day on average was enough to raise a woman's risk.

The upcoming Windows update - which bears a similar marketing moniker to a spring edition released in April - will also come with Story Remix, a software tool created to make it easy to stich together and enhance videos, storyboards and other visuals.

One scenario posed by Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, is the ability to resume a task from where the user left off after switching from a PC to a phone. It is mainly useful for mobile devices.

However, having iTunes on the Windows Store is going to make the entire process a whole lot easier for some users.

The big news here was more hardware - namely handheld motion controllers to work with Windows mixed reality for the first time.

That price is far more affordable than what Microsoft has been charging for another mixed reality headset called the HoloLens.

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