Category: Gadgets


Microsoft will allow to enter Windows 10 without a password

Microsoft is testing the login function without a password in the 18936 update of the Windows 10 20P1 test build. While it is available only parts of testers in the Fast Ring. The user can, in the “Accounts> Login Settings” section, switch the user authentication to Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or PIN.

All passwords hidden for Microsoft

The company is gradually moving away from using passwords. The Microsoft blog says that “passwords are not interesting to anyone except hackers.”

Among other interesting updates is a tool for quickly creating events from the "Taskbar". You can set a task for any day of the calendar in the pop-up tab by adding time and location.

In addition, Microsoft added a feature to share the phone screen on a computer in Surface Laptop, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 6, Surface Pro 6, …


Google's clever speakers record everything they hear (updated)

Google Home's smart speakers record user conversations, even if they didn’t contact a voice assistant. About this, citing sources, the publication informs VRT News. Before that, devices with a voice assistant, Alexa, were caught in eavesdropping. Amazon has confirmed that this is true.

An unnamed informant showed VRT News some audio recordings of personal conversations of Google Home users from the Netherlands and Belgium (VRT News – Belgian media). There were ordinary conversations and family quarrels on the records. Users did not contact the voice assistant, did not pronounce the phrase "Ok, Google!"

VRT News claims that the job of informing the publication was deciphering such records. According to the official version, it is necessary to improve speech recognition technology.

VRT News notes that in the Google Home documentation there is no direct mention of the permanent recording of everything …


Yandex and Hyundai are testing Sonata unmanned

The Sonata 2020 model year is the first unmanned vehicle created in cooperation with Yandex and the automaker Hyundai. Companies have been working on a prototype since May 2019. The assembly took about a month.

The first unmanned Sonata passes tests at the test site and is preparing to enter the roads of Moscow. In “Yandex” noted, the system can be quickly installed on other cars. The company plans to work with other new Hyundai and Kia models.

Yandex wants to put more than 100 unmanned vehicles on the roads of Moscow by the end of 2019. The company has already prepared 50 drones based on the Toyota Prius.

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