As I mentioned in my TEQ Column, Windows Hello (a feature of Windows 10) can revolutionize the way we secure our data. But that may have to wait for future generations — because the hardware required is not standard equipment with Windows 10 ready PCs — at least not as of this writing — and is only on a handful of PCs, all of which are pricey.
Here’s a PC World Article that shows the 11 PCs ready for Windows Hello at the time of the Windows 10 launch. To use Windows Hello for facial recognition or retinal scans, a PC must be equipped with an Intel RealSense 3D camera. Hopefully that opens up in the future to other cameras — and that every PC will start having a camera that is capable of empowering the user to take advantage of Windows Hello.
But I’m not holding my breath. Microsoft was very literal when they showed toddlers in the Windows 10 introductory commercial and said they would have the promise of Windows 10. The hidden meaning was that it wouldn’t be us — at least not today.