The Morning After: Microsoft lets you ditch the password

Microsoft isn’t so much declaring struggle on passwords as boasting about a successful first strike against them. The Windows maker has announced users can now remove the password from their Microsoft account in favor of something that’s( hopefully) more secure.

The feature, which had already went out to enterprise users, will let you ditch your password and leverage Windows Hello’s biometric certificate implements. Alternatively, you can grab your phone and use the Windows Authenticator app to grant you be made available to your machine.

Given that passwords have now become such a sorenes for so many parties to use, swapping to something more elegant is welcome news. Of direction, for this news to put at the same time as the advertisement that Microsoft had to patch a fairly substantial security vulnerability in Office is slightly less comforting.

— Dan Cooper

New York extends regulation that restricts all gas-powered car marketings by 2035It time has to work out how to integrate the necessary infrastructure.

The state of New York has passed a statement banning the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035 which, it hopes, will help slash the state’s releases. It’s the third major US state to do so, after California and Massachusetts, while Washington state tried, but the bill was vetoed. Given the scale of the challenge to get New York EV-ready, leaders have already tasked a number of agencies to start working on a zero-emissions vehicle masterplan. That will include creating a market for zero-emission vehicles, flattening out billing infrastructure and developing motivations for purchase.

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Xiaomi’s 11 T Pro smartphone carries Dolby Vision and charges in 17 timesThe company also announced a new tablet and wearable.XiaomiXiaomi

Xiaomi’s brand-new manoeuvre launch includes the flagship X11T Pro, the romantically appointed superphone with a number of gee-whizz features. That includes 120 W HyperCharge technology that promises to juice your telephone full in less than 20 minutes. On the imaging front, the X11T Pro is jam-pack a 108 -megapixel primary camera that can shoot 8K Video with Samsung’s HD1 0+( and AI cinema modes ). Watching those magnum opuses should be pretty pleasant, very, since the phone’s display has a 120 Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision and HDR1 0+.

At the same time, the company launched the Pad 5, an 11 -inch tablet with a WQHD+ screen and support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. More importantly, nonetheless, Xiaomi’s pervasive Mi Smart Band 6 now has modernizes for NFC contactless fees. You’ll likewise be able to connect to Alexa for enunciate self-restraint, among other things.

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Disney+ is remaking the classic sci-fi movie’ Flight of the Navigator ‘Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.Still from 'Flight of the Navigator'Disney

Flight of the Navigator may not have been a world smash hit, but it certainly jibes with a certain age group right now. Now, several years after Disney firstly planned to do something with the cinema, the company has announced a reboot for Disney + is in the works. Items are thin on the anchor at such an very early stages, but we do know that Bryce Dallas Howard( whiz of Jurassic World and regular Lucasfilm director) will helm the remaking. If you’re looking for your fill of Disney content, Kris Nadus has done their regular deep-dive on this week’s episode of Marvel’s What If.

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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot has learned to replan its streetsThe robot dog can navigate around handicaps without human intervention.Image of Spot, the Boston Dynamics RobotBoston Dynamics

Well, it’s official, the robot dog that will hunt us all down in the end-times has learned to navigate on its own. Boston Dynamics has announced a software update to its Spot robot symbolizes the machine can reroute itself when its regular planned road is blocked. The firm says this will enable Spot to better run autonomous inspection tours, taking photos in hazardous or hard-to-reach areas. Yeah, sure, that’s the reason.

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