Passwords are pretty archaic. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of companies including Google, Apple and Facebook, no one has figured out a uniform standard that would make it possible to do away with them entirely. Until, perhaps, now.
How did I just do that? I’m using Windows Hello, a new feature of Windows 10 that logs you in with your face instead of a password.
One starts, then everyone follows. Well, possibly: leaked images of HTC’s rumoured new One Max smartphone appear to show a fingerprint scanner nestled amongst its hardware, a la iPhone 5s.