Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Creators Update and New High-End Surface Studio

Microsoft announced its latest operating system Windows 10 Creators Update along with updates to its Surface line including the new Surface Studio in a live streamed event held on October 26, 2016 in New York City.

The Windows 10 Creators Update has a strong focus on 3D integration into many aspects of computing. The presentation included demonstrations of 3D versions of Paint and PowerPoint that now allows users to quickly create, display, and share 3D objects.

The Windows 10 Creators Update has a strong focus on 3D integration into many aspects of computing. The presentation included demonstrations of 3D versions of Paint and PowerPoint that now allows users to quickly create, display, and share 3D objects.

The 3D integration in Windows 10 Creators Update carried over to Hololens as well, where users can simply bring digital 3D objects created in Windows 10 into the augmented reality world. Along with Hololens, the presentation included a look at a virtual reality environment that makes use of Windows 10 Creators Update.

Windows 10 Creators Update also brings significant updates to gaming, with easy game broadcasting built-in with a partnership with Beam.

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Microsoft announced the launch of its new product, the Surface Studio, a high-powered desktop PC with a brilliant 28″ display designed for professional creators. The Surface Studio can be positioned at any angle, including an almost table-top configuration similar to an artist’s drafting table.

Inside, the studio sports an i7 Intel® Core™ Processor, an up to 4GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU, and up to 32GB RAM.

The Surface Book also saw a high-end update with the launch of the Surface Book i7 with improved specs like an Intel® Core™ i7 processor with 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® dGPU, and 16GB of RAM.

An overall theme to the presentation was that Microsoft is focusing on letting users maximize their creativity, a message they summarized in the event’s closing video “We are all creators.”

Nintendo Switch, A Unique New Video Game System That Combines Console Play and Portability

Nintendo has revealed their new video game console, the Nintendo Switch. The unique system combines console play and portability, allowing gamers to quite literally pick up their game and take it with them.

Switch features the new Joy-Con controller that breaks apart, and its pieces can be attached to the sides of the portable screen kept in the console dock. The individual pieces of the controller can also be used as two smaller controllers for multiplayer games.

The Nintendo Switch will be released in March 2017.

Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

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