Perhaps most significantly, Windows 10 enables a high level of biometric interaction, not just for security but also for a generally improved user experience.
Windows 10 is going to be released on July 29 and will be available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, Microsoft has announced. In a statement, the company asserted that the upgrade would be benefit “hundreds of millions of people around the world”.
The latest iteration of the well-known operating system sports a number of new features and capabilities. For one thing, a new browser called Microsoft Edge is aiming for speed and accuracy with respect to what the user is looking to access. It integrates an upgraded version of the Cortana AI system, which is designed to learn user preferences and interests over time, helping the user to find and access what they’re looking for more quickly and effectively. The OS is also designed to have a more uniform interface across different devices, and will even integrate Xbox Live games across multiple devices by allowing streaming to PCs and tablets.
Perhaps most significantly, Windows 10 enables a high level of biometric interaction, not just for security but also for a generally improved user experience. Windows Hello, a built-in biometric authentication platform that will use a combination of face, fingerprint, and iris scanning to let users log in without a password. Microsoft has previously indicated that the system would adhere to FIDO Alliance specifications, meaning the system meets the highest standards currently in effect in the world of digital authentication. But Windows 1o is also going to use biometric technology to let users interact with the OS in more intuitive ways, via gesture, voice, and pen. It’s a significant step forward in terms of biometric technology, and given Mircosoft’s prominence in the user tech industry, it will make this kind of technology more familiar to huge numbers of people around the world.
June 2, 2015 – by Alex Perala