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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Launches With Mixed Reality, Edge, OneDrive Upgrades

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has released the new Fall Creators Update, the latest in major upgrades for Windows 10. Many of the additions this time around are fairly small; the company’s twice-yearly cadence for features requires frequent small updates as opposed to major changes. Still, there are some improvements and new capabilities worth discussing. First of all, Windows 10 now supports mixed reality, which is the company’s combined name for augmented reality and virtual reality. It’s not a ...

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SteamVR Will Support Windows Mixed Reality Devices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has announced that the first Windows Mixed Reality devices will be supported by a number of early VR games currently available, including support for Steam and SteamVR. Steam support is likely critical to the Mixed Reality concept, given that HTC’s Vive relies on it, and it’s still the largest VR market, despite recent gains by Oculus in that area. “The introduction of Windows Mixed Reality headsets is a big step forward for VR,” Valve ...

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SteamVR Will Support Windows Mixed Reality Devices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has announced that the first Windows Mixed Reality devices will be supported by a number of early VR games currently available, including support for Steam and SteamVR. Steam support is likely critical to the Mixed Reality concept, given that HTC’s Vive relies on it, and it’s still the largest VR market, despite recent gains by Oculus in that area. “The introduction of Windows Mixed Reality headsets is a big step forward for VR,” Valve ...

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AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been over two years since AMD last launched a high-end graphics card that could compete in the upper echelons of the GPU market. That gap is literally unprecedented in the modern era. Starting with the launch of the 3D Rage in April 1996, ATI/AMD have consistently churned out a new GPU every 12 to 18 months. Expectations for the company’s new Vega GPUs have been high, but reviews of the Vega 56 and Vega ...

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AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been over two years since AMD last launched a high-end graphics card that could compete in the upper echelons of the GPU market. That gap is literally unprecedented in the modern era. Starting with the launch of the 3D Rage in April 1996, ATI/AMD have consistently churned out a new GPU every 12 to 18 months. Expectations for the company’s new Vega GPUs have been high, but reviews of the Vega 56 and Vega ...

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Google’s Android O Targets Battery Life, Likely With Mixed Results

Google launched the first beta for Android O yesterday, with a bevy of improvements and changes baked into the operating system. Like Apple, Google’s OS launches go through their own cadence, with some operating systems delivering visible eye candy and visual enhancements, while other versions focus more on improving things under the hood. According to Google, Android O is more akin to the latter kind of update, with meaningful improvements to device security, battery life, and overall stability. In his comments, Android’s VP of engineering, Dave Burke, said: “We’ve put ...

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What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

The term “mixed reality” has been thrown about a lot as of late, but pinning down a precise definition has proven elusive. After spending the day at Stanford University’s SCIEN-hosted workshop, which was full of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) luminaries, it appears the one thing everyone can agree on is there isn’t a standard definition for either term. Let’s see if we can do a bit better. AR now covers a broad spectrum, from Instagram Stickers and Pokemon Go, to sophisticated onsite walkthroughs of rooms of virtual ...

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What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

The term “mixed reality” has been thrown about a lot as of late, but pinning down a precise definition has proven elusive. After spending the day at Stanford University’s SCIEN-hosted workshop, which was full of augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) luminaries, it appears the one thing everyone can agree on is there isn’t a standard definition for either term. Let’s see if we can do a bit better. AR now covers a broad spectrum, from Instagram Stickers and Pokemon Go, to sophisticated onsite walkthroughs of rooms of virtual ...

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French election relief; China trade; Markets mixed

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. French election relief: France has chosen centrist reformer Emmanuel Macron as its next president. Macron wants to keep France at the heart of the European Union. His defeated far-right rival, Marine Le Pen, offered a very different vision: She campaigned on a promise to drop the euro and had threatened to pull France out of the EU. The euro edged up 0.2% to above $ 1.10 in early Asia trading, its highest level since November. It slipped back a little in European trade ...

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AMD’s RX 580 reviewed: AMD takes the fight to the GTX 1060, with mixed results

Today, AMD is prepping a new GPU lineup based on a refresh of its Polaris (aka GCN 1.4, aka 4th-generation GCN) architecture. We’ll cover the other announcements, like the RX 550, RX 560, and RX 570 in a separate post. In this review, we’re diving into the RX 580 and how it performs relative to 2016’s RX 480 and the GTX 1060. The RX 580 will be familiar to anyone who followed AMD’s GCN 1.4 architecture, aka Polaris. It’s built on the same core as the RX 480, with exactly ...

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