How China’s Largest VR Community, VRCORE, Is Bridging Eastern And Western XR Markets

VRCORE is China’s largest VR companyVRCORE

The third annual VRCORE Awards included winners such as Moss, NOSTOS, and Seeking Dawn.

With a population of 1.3 billion, it’s no surprise that China is regarded a massive potential consumer market for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). But Pinshan Liu, the founder of VRCORE, is working to show the rest of the world that the Chinese XR community has many more benefits to bring to the industry — and connect the dots across international waters.

“China is a rapidly emerging market,” Liu said in an interview with the author. “China and the United States are the most active countries in the global virtual reality industry. With the depth development of the industry, strengthening international cooperation is an inevitable choice.”

Liu founded VRCORE in 2015, and since then it has grown to become the largest VR developer community in the country. As such, Liu has seen firsthand how China’s other unique advantages in technology and

manufacturing have helped facilitate the growth of the national ecosystem.

“China not only has a VR market, it also has many good teams and advantages in hardware manufacturing,” Liu said. “China’s growth is still in-progress. Being able to participate in this growing market will be of great benefit for markets like the U.S. when the VR industry has truly grown up. We established [VRCORE] to help developers create an exchange platform so that excellent practitioners can exchange, cooperate, and help the whole industry develop further.”

In this role, Liu also uses VRCORE as a platform to provide information about the China’s VR industry to the international market by hosting salons, pitch competitions, and through a recently produced developer report.

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Asian Games 2018 Day 12 Highlights: India win five medals to take tally to 59

Indian women's relay team

ASIAN GAMES 2018 – DAY 12 ENDS

That’s it for India today! Gold rush from track-and-field helped India exceeded all expectations for its best Asian Games performance in close to seven decades but heartbreak in hockey took some sheen off the country’s sprint past the previous edition’s medal haul.

The seasoned Jinson Johnson and the women’s 4x400m relay team were the joint stars with their golden show on the final day of the track-and-field competition in which India signed off seven gold, 10 silver and two bronze medals, the country’s best haul since 1951.

India surpassed its previous edition’s overall tally of 57 by making it 59 with two more days of competition left. The country also took its gold tally to 13, two more than 2014.

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Epic Games’ Steam-Rival Store for PC Games Now Live

Epic Games' Steam-Rival Store for PC Games Now Live

The Epic Games Store is now live. Announced earlier in the week, it’s the Fortnite creator’s attempt at taking the world’s biggest PC digital storefront Steam head on. At the moment the offerings are sparse, ranging from indie fare like Supergiant Games’ Hades to Epic Games’ own titles like Unreal Tournament (for which its halted development in favour of focusing on Fortnite) and Shadow Complex. And it seems that Epic is borrowing a page out of EA’s book by making two games free each month. This is not too dissimilar to EA making select games free on its Origin store. The first two games slated to be free on the Epic Games Store are Subnautica and Super Meat Boy from December 14 to December 27 and December 28 to January 10 respectively. And yes, it has its own downloadable client called the Epic Games Launcher.

Epic is giving all developers on the Epic Games Store an 88 percent share of the revenue. A part of this is due to how well Fortnite is doing and Epic seems hellbent on sharing its good fortune.

“As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a platform with great economics that connects us directly with our players,” said Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney in a prepared statement. “Thanks to the success of Fortnite, we now have this and are ready to share it with other developers.”

What’s more is, it will be available to “additional games and other open platforms throughout 2019.”

Safe to say, the company is referring to side loading the Epic Games Store on Android just like how Fortnite is playable on Google’s OS.

How Epic manages developer expectations will be a point of concern. With the company taking all of 12 percent, how much effort it puts into curating, discoverability, and sustaining an active user base in its first few months will be telling of its longterm strategy. It also begs the question: what if Fortnite stops being popular? Will it still offer the save revenue share? Either way, the PC games space just got a bit more interesting.

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Big 50% Off Sale On PS4, Xbox One, And PC Games

Newegg is having a big sale on PS4, Xbox One, and PC games right now. But as usual for the online retailer, getting the sale price isn’t quite as simple as adding the items to your cart and checking out. You’ll need to enter promo code EMCEESP66 before half the price gets chopped off the total. With that out of the way, let’s look at what kinds of discounts that promo code can get you between now and December 3.

One of the better games to give as a gift this year is the toys-to-life space game Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack. It normally retails for $75, thanks to the pack-in toys that come with it, but you can get it now for $37.50. Other big recent releases on sale for half price right now include Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection, Far Cry 5, and The Crew 2, all available for $30 each.

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If you’re into collector’s editions, you can grab Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – After Hours Premium Edition for $45. It comes with the game, plus a hardcover art book, two bar glasses, and other drinking accessories.

RPG fans can pick up Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age for $30, or Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and Persona 5 for $20 each. Also $20 is one of the best dungeon crawlers of the generation, Diablo III: Eternal Collection.

You’ll find more of our picks below. Just don’t forget to enter promo code EMCEESP66 at checkout, or else you’ll end up paying full price like a sucker.

PS4

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles — $25
  • The Crew 2 — $30
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection — $30
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection — $20
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ — $20
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age — $30
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR — $25
  • Far Cry 5 — $30
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition — $20
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition — $30
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition — $30
  • Persona 5 — $20
  • Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition — $30
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider — $30
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack — $37.50
  • Warriors Orochi 4 — $20
  • We Happy Few — $30
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – After Hours Premium Edition — $45

Xbox One

  • Attack on Titan 2 — $20
  • Battlefield Hardline — $5
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles — $25
  • The Crew 2 — $30
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection — $30
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection — $20
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider — $10
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ — $20
  • Far Cry 5 — $30
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition — $20
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition — $30
  • Inside / Limbo Double Pack — $10
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda — $5
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition — $30
  • Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition — $30
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider — $30
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack — $37.50
  • We Happy Few — $30

PC

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken – Legendary Collection — $30
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset — $10
  • The Evil Within 2 — $10
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition — $30
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus — $15

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Netflix Now Supports HDR Streaming on Windows 10 PCs: What You Need to Know

Netflix Now Supports HDR Streaming on Windows 10 PCs: What You Need to Know

Popular video streaming platform Netflix, on Wednesday, announced the rollout of High Dynamic Range or HDR support on Windows 10 for both the Edge browser and the standalone Netflix Windows 10 app. Netflix users will require a premium plan and an HDR10-capable device for viewing HDR content on Windows 10.

The feature will be available for PCs running Intel’s 7th generation Core (i3, i5, or i7 7xxx or 7Yxx) or higher CPUs. These processors are needed to play the Netflix HDR10 encodes. In case of Intel’s integrated GPU, graphics driver: 22.XX.XX series, version 4708 or higher is required.

If the PC is running a discreet Nvidia GPU, models GeForce GTX 1050, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1070, or GeForce GTX 1080, at least 3GB of video RAM is required alongside graphics driver: 387.68 (23.21.13.8768) or higher. On the software front, Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) or higher is required. Of course, and HDR-capable display is also required.

Microsoft recently added the necessary software APIs for developers to incorporate HDR support in the latest Fall Creators Update.

Netflix claims that it has over 200 hours of HDR content in its library, and expects increased distribution considering the fact that more HDR-capable PCs might come into the market in 2018. HDR capabilities are currently available on high-end TV models as well as some flagship smartphones like the Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 among others.

“With HDR enabled, fans can immerse themselves in the delicious colours of Chef’s Table, the terrifying depths of the Upside Down in Stranger Things 2, and enjoy the upcoming Netflix film Bright starring Will Smith,” said Netflix in a blog post on Medium.

Netflix India, earlier this month, released binge watching statistics for 2017.

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BlackBerry Patents New Camera Design, May Appear in A Priv Successor This Year

A patent for a new camera design has been granted to BlackBerry by the World Intellectual Patent Organization. The patent is titled “Electronic device and method of controlling same for capturing digital images,” and images provided show that it may be limited to devices with a slide mechanism.

The patent photos are of a phone that looks like the BlackBerry Priv with a slide out keyboard. Beneath the slide out keyboard is a front facing speaker.

BlackBerry Camera Patent

Unlike the Priv which has its rear camera on the back of the part that houses the keyboard, the diagram in the patent has the camera (504) on the display part. What appears to be another camera (520) is referred to as an auxiliary lens.

The patent description explains that the auxiliary lens “may be any suitable lens to provide further digital camera functionality”. It may be a wide-angle lens for capturing more area in a photo, a fish-eye lens, a zoom lens, or a macro lens. Just imagine the various lenses of a DSLR camera but on a much smaller scale. However, in this case, you will most likely be left with one type of lens.

BlackBerry Camera Patent

When you want to use the additional functionality of the auxiliary lens, you slide the phone down. For normal photos, you slide the device up. The hole labelled 522 is actually an optically clear cap to let the LED flash pass through when the phone is contracted. Since this is just like the Priv which has dual flash, the second hole serves the same function as 522.

Apart from the patent, TCL who is one of the current licensees of the BlackBerry brand also registered to trademark the name “Uni”. Last year, TCL trademarked the word “KEYone” before MWC and that became the name of the device which was initially referred to as BlackBerry Mercury.

UNI trademark

While one may think the new name may be related to an upcoming BlackBerry phone, the Trademark Electronic Search System reveals it is related to a VR device. If you also remember, the VR glasses that can be purchased with the Idol 5 is called the UNI360 VR Goggles.

READ MORE: BlackBerry DTEK50 And DTEK60 Updated With The February Security Patch For Spectre And Meltdown

BlackBerry Mobile is reported to have two phones scheduled for release this year. Both will have QWERTY keyboards but the design is not yet known. There is a possibility one may be the device shown in the patent above while the other will be a successor to the KEYone.

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Moto X5 Reportedly Cancelled, But Moto Z Series Survives Amid Layoffs

Moto X5 Reportedly Cancelled, But Moto Z Series Survives Amid Layoffs

Moto, the iconic mobile phone brand that Lenovo acquired from Google in 2014 for $2.91 billion, is not shaping up to be the success the Chinese brand would have hope for. Moto X5, the smartphone that was leaked in January this year, is reportedly being cancelled by the company as part of a layoff exercise. The company has confirmed the layoffs in its Chicago office, but announced the Moto Z series of modular phones is emerging unscathed.

A report by Android Police, citing sources familiar with the matter, claims the Moto X5 is being abandoned by Lenovo as an effect of the layoffs. It says the Moto brand will be focussing on the E, G, and Z smartphone ranges for now, and even though the X series may make a comeback later on, it seems “unlikely in light of this news.”

Another victim of this exercise seems to be the Moto Mod line, which will continue but with the focus being again on mods that can “actually turn a profit.” The report says this means products such as gamepad and health tracker mods will get the cut.

It was in late 2017 that Lenovo announced layoffs that would take place over the next few quarters, but without many details. Cut the present, between a third and half of its employees in the Chicago engineering office have been asked to leave, according to a 9to5Google report.

In an official statement to various publications, Moto said, “In late 2017, Lenovo announced a worldwide resource action that would occur over the next several quarters, and impacting less than two percent of its global workforce. This week’s employment reductions are a continuation of that process. We are reducing our Motorola operations in Chicago; however, this did not impact half of our workforce there and our Moto Z family will continue.” A post on the TheLayoff.com forum said the last working day for the affected employees will be April 6, 2018.

This statement pretty much confirms that the brand will continue with its efforts in the modular smartphone space with the Moto Z series.

However, Liangchen Chen, the owner of the Keyboard Moto Mod, said the future is bleak for the Z series as well. Replying to a question by an Indiegogo backer about the impact of the layoff exercise on the Mods team, Chen while saying he cannot give details “publicly” said the “Mods and Z team in Moto was irreversibly impacted.” When asked if the Moto Z line would get the axe too, he said, “To be honest, it looks even worse than that…”

On the other hand, it seems work continues on Moto Mods, as prolific tipster @evleaks in a tweetleaked the image of a virtual reality headset mod for Moto Z phones. While no other details were shared in the image apart from the design, it is likely that the VR mod will support Google DayDream.

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HP Omen X Gaming Portfolio, Mixed Reality Headset, and Accessories Launched in India: Price, Specifications, Features

HP Omen X Gaming Portfolio, Mixed Reality Headset, and Accessories Launched in India: Price, Specifications, Features

HP on Thursday announced the launch of its latest Omen Xportfolio of gaming desktops, notebooks, and accessories in the Indian market. In the Omen X series, the company is launching the Omen X compact desktop with VR backpack, Omen X desktop, Omen X notebook, Omen Mouse 600, Omen Headset 800, Steel Series gaming keyboard, and Steel Series mouse pad. HP is also introducing its Windows Mixed Reality headset in India.

Omen X price in India, availability

The Omen X compact desktop with VR backpack price in India starts at Rs. 2,94,988, and is available now. The Omen X desktop price in India starts at Rs. 4,49,999 and will be made available starting June 2018. The Omen X gaming notebook has been priced starting at Rs. 2,10,990 and will be available from March 20.

HP Windows MR headset price in India is Rs. 51,187, Omen Headset 800 has been priced at Rs. 6,999, Omen Mouse 600 comes in at Rs. 4,999, Steel Series gaming keyboard bears a price tag of Rs. 9,999, and the Steel Series mouse pad is priced at Rs. 2,199. All accessories are available for purchase in India. Additionally, HP has announced a pre-booking offer wherein the Omen X compact desktop will come bundled with the MR headset, Omen headset, keyboard, and mouse. On the other hand, Omen X notebook will come bundled with Omen headset, mouse, mouse pad, and a 1TB hard drive.

Omen X specifications

The Omen X desktop comes with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 VR-ready graphics cards and up to two AMD Radeon F9 Fury X video card. The desktop is powered by Intel Core i9 processor with overclocking capabilities. For thermal management, it includes a custom tri-chamber design with dedicated cooling for each chamber. It also has support for up to three 120mm liquid cooling radiators.

The Omen X gaming notebook sports a 17-inch full-HD display with 120Hz and 144Hz refresh rate options. It is powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, up to Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, and standalone 1TB 7200RPM HDD or SSD+HDD storage. Thermal management has been taken care of with four 3.5mm heat pipes that claim to improve heat transfer from the GPU and CPU to the radiators.

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In terms of connectivity, the notebook comes with three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt-3 certified USB 3.1 Type-C ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Mini DisplayPort, RJ45, and a multi-format media card reader.

The Omen X compact desktop comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, 7th generation Intel Core i5/ Core i7, Omen Command Center, and advanced thermal cooling. The optional VR backpack offers the ability to indulge in free movement during VR gaming sessions. The computer has swappable hard drive slots.

The HP Windows Mixed Reality headset sports twin 1440×1440 pixel resolution displays, a double-padded headset, and an easy-adjustment knob. It offers a 100-degree viewing angle when connected to a Windows Mixed Reality Ultra PC and a 90-degree viewing angle when paired with a regular Windows Mixed Reality PC. Bluetooth motion controllers track your arm’s movement to perform actions.

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Apple Schedules Education-Focused Event for March 27

Apple Schedules Education-Focused Event for March 27

Apple has scheduled an education-focused event for March 27 at a high school in Chicago. The company has sent media invites for the event, where it says it will share “creative new ideas for teachers and children”. For now, not much is known about what Apple is expected to launch at the event, but, the change of venue to a new state and city certainly heralds something out of the ordinary.

Apart from a new generation of iPhone models expected this year, Apple in 2018 can be expected to launch new iPad and MacBook models. There have been rumours of a cheaper iPad being launched this year, and this event could very well be something related to that. After all, Apple positions its iPad tablet lineup as laptop and desktop replacements, and the launch could be a way for the company to push its tablets into the education market that is increasingly seeing adoption of low-cost laptops like Chromebooks.

The Cupertino-based company is also anticipated to launch an entry-level MacBook lineup this year – another possibility for Apple’s March 27 event. What’s also a likely scenario is the launch of new ARKit based apps and features that enable virtual excursions. The invite (shared by Engadget) clearly says “Let’s take a field trip,” which could imply the use of augmented reality to take students on virtual field trips.

As we said, not much is known about the Apple event for now, with a paucity of leaks directly pointing to such a launch. We’ll have to wait to see just what Apple has in store for us.

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Windows 10 build 17661 (and earlier) for PC: Everything you need to know

As part of the Redstone 5 development, Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 build 17661 for PCs enrolled in the Fast ring and the Fast ring using the Skip Ahead option. This new test preview introduces a small set of features and several changes over previous releases, which the company plans to deliver with the second major update expected to come out in 2018.

Windows 10 build 17661 introduces a new snipping experience, Fluent Design tweaks, changes in the Settings app for Focus assist and Sound, improvements to the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) support, minor modifications related to input, and a lot more.

Alongside build 17661, there have been a few other builds released in April, including 17655 and 17650, which were just minor updates, but they also introduce several changes we’ll see later in the year.

In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll get a closer look at the new improvements and features that Microsoft is planning to release with the Redstone 5 update.

Windows 10 Redstone 5 latest features and improvements

Here’s everything that Microsoft has been working on the last three Windows 10 Insider Preview builds:

Task View and Action Center

Starting with build 17661, based on feedback, Windows 10 now enables the Acrylic transparency with blur effect part of Fluent Design in the Task View background.

In addition, Action Center now includes a new Screen snip button in the Quick action section to open the new snipping tool experience.

File Explorer

File Explorer is not getting visual changes, but in this build, the experience is adding more integration features using High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF).

Starting with this flight, you can rotate a HEIF image file — right-click the file and select “Rotate right” or “Rotate left” from the context menu.

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Also, accessing the file’s properties, it’s now possible to edit metadata information, including “Date taken” and other info through the Details tab.

If you’re not familiar, HEIF is an image container that uses codecs like HEVC to improve compression, quality, and other advantages over older file formats, such as PNG, JPEG, and GIF.

Settings

Windows 10 build 17661 also updates the Settings app as Microsoft continues to consolidate all settings under one experience to eventually retire Control Panel.

Sound

On Settings > System, the Sound page now includes “Device properties” on the Settings app. Simply click the link under the output device, and it’ll take you to a new page, where you can change the name of the device, and select the spatial audio you want to use.

You can also click the link under the input device to change the name of your microphone.

Notifications & actions

On Settings > System, the Notifications & actions page, under “Quick actions,” you can add or remove the new Screen snip button in Action Center.

Focus assist

On Settings > System, the Focus assist page has been updated to enable the feature automatically when you’re playing any games in full-screen mode. Previously, this option was available for DirectX exclusive games.

However, in order for this feature to work, you have to make sure the “When I’m playing a game” option is enabled under “Automatic rules.”

Pen & Windows Ink

On Settings > Devices, the Pen & Windows Ink page is getting an update making available a new Screen Snipping option, under Pen shortcuts, giving you the ability to start using the new screenshot tool with one click using the pen.

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Also, the page includes a new option that allows the pen to work just like a mouse, instead of panning and scrolling the screen.

Family & other users

On Settings > Accounts, in the Family & other users page, you won’t find significant changes, but the “Set up assigned access” option now is grouped under the “Device lockdown” section.

Region & language

On Settings > Time & Language, the Region & language page, the language options page now lists additional features, such as language pack, in addition to handwriting and speech. If some of the features aren’t installed, you’ll now see a button download directly from the options pages.

Also, on “Region & language,” you can see at glance whether the language is your default for apps and display language.

Keyboard

On Settings > Ease of Access, the Keyboard page now includes an option that lets you set the Print Screen button on your keyboard as the default to launch the new screenshot tool.

The option is called Use the Print Screen key to launch screen snipping,, and it’s located under the “Print Screen key” section.

Input

Emoji

Starting with Windows 10 build 17661, using emojis, the skin tones will appear in a row view, instead of you having to click a button to access the different tones.

In addition, you’ll also find additional tweaks to the emoji panel, including a new message to let users know that they can simply open the panel and start typing to search for an emoji, and the bottom no longer shows the buttons using a gray background.

Handwriting

The handwriting panel now includes a delete (backspace) button in the top level menu, and Microsoft says that button to switch languages is now under “…” menu.

System

On this flight, Windows 10 is also modifying the out-of-box experience (OOBE) to include a new page allowing you to enable activity history sync, which is an essential feature to use Timeline across devices.

Snipping experience

On Windows 10 build 17661, Microsoft is introducing a new experience to take screenshots on your computer.

Originally, Screen Sketch was a feature part of Windows Ink, now it’s an entirely separate application that can take screenshots, offers many tools to annotate them, and it’s an app that now gets updated through the Microsoft store.

The app is very straightforward, you can open it just like any other app from the Start menu, but you can also use the Windows key + Shift + S keyboard shortcut or clicking the Screen snip button in the “Quick actions” section in Action Center to bring up the screenshot tools (Rectangular clip, Freeform clip, and Fullscreen clip).

Once you take a screenshot, the capture will be copied to the clipboard so you can paste it on any application. However, the experience will also create a notification in Action Center that you can open with Screen Sketch to edit, annotate, and quickly share it with anyone you want.

The tools available in the Screen Sketch app includes a snipping button, option to open images and undo and redo buttons. In the middle, you’ll find the annotation tools, including three different markers, eraser, ruler, and an option for touch annotation.

On the far right, you’ll find your Save and Copy to clipboard options, and the button to share the capture using the Share experience.

Also, there’s a new option in the keyboard settings page, which allows you to replace the Print Screen button to take a screenshot using the new experience instead.

Windows Security

The Windows Defender Security Center app now becomes “Windows Security,” and on build 17661, the app adds some changes to make it easier to understand threats and actions that need your attention.

Since build 17650, the experience now includes Fluent Design tweaks, and as a result, you’ll now see the Acrylic material effect in the navigation pane, the Reveal effect when hovering items, and the app now takes the system color.

Other improvements

Along with all the features and changes, Windows 10 build 17661 also includes a number of other minor improvements. For example, as part of the Ease of Access improvements, Narrator now is much better at communicating the use of Sets.

When hovering over the Start button in the taskbar, you’ll now see a “Start” tooltip.

Starting with this flight, Microsoft is once again making available Sets in the Fast ring, but only for a select number of users.

If you write in Chinese (Simplified), you’ll find a few interesting changes in this release, including a new Input Method Editor (IME) toolbar that now supports the dark theme mode of Windows 10, and there’s a new logo for the Microsoft Pinyin IME.

Image source: Microsoft

The extended context menu for IME in the taskbar now includes a “bunch of options,” and the emoji panel now works in the IME toolbar.

Image source: Microsoft

On build 17655, Windows 10 includes a new Mobile Broadband (MBB) USB class driver for devices with SIM card and USB modem support. This new driver is based on the new Net Adapter framework stack that was originally released with Windows 10 version 1703.

Finally, starting with build 17650, you can add rules for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) process in the Windows Firewall. In addition, since this flight, the default firewall is also able to show notifications for WSL processes.

Wrapping things up

Although this flight falls into the minor release category, it’s still a significant preview, as it’s the first build revealing numerous visual changes and new features.

As a reminder, always consider to install pre-releases of Windows 10 on a spare computer or virtual machine. It’s never recommended to use Insider builds on your primary device due to the fact that you may come across errors, problems, and possible data loss. At least, you should always make a full backup of your computerbefore installing the latest preview, in the case things don’t go well, and you need to rollback.

According to Microsoft, moving forward Windows 10 previews for the Redstone 5 development will be available in both, through the Fast ring and Skip Ahead lane.

What do you think about the progress that Microsoft is making with the Windows 10 Redstone 5 update? Tell us in the comments.

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