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Microsoft Empowers New Development Opportunities in Mixed Reality, Gaming

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microsoftby Angela Guess

A recent press release out of Microsoft reports, “Thursday, at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Corp. announced new opportunities for global partners to innovate with Windows 10… Microsoft announced its latest collaboration with Intel, code-named “Project Evo.” With “Project Evo,” Microsoft and Intel will deliver all-new ways for devices to light up with the latest in advanced security, artificial intelligence and Cortana, mixed reality, and gaming. Through this collaboration, devices of the future will leverage Microsoft and Intel innovations, including the following: Far-field speech communications so you can ask Cortana a question or play a song from across the room. The latest security capabilities to protect devices from malware and hacking threats, advances in biometric authentication with Windows Hello, sophisticated insights from Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Graph, and additional world-class security intelligence and analytics from Intel. Mixed-reality experiences for everyone through affordable PCs and head-mounted displays (HMDs) that blend the physical and virtual realities in ways no other platform can.”

The release continues, “With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is accelerating the availability of mixed reality around the world with a range of powerful and affordable devices. Today, the company announced several new ways to make mixed reality mainstream in 2017: Submitted Microsoft HoloLens for government approval in China for availability to developers and commercial customers here in the first half of 2017. Shared the specifications that we co-developed with Intel for PCs that will power the first headsets capable of mixed reality. HMDs from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo will be available next year. Joining these partners, 3Glasses, the leading China-based hardware developer for HMDs, will bring the Windows 10 experience to its S1 device in the first half of 2017, reaching more than 5 million monthly active customers in China.”

Read more at PR Newswire.

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