Today’s tech news: Microsoft to launch 4K Surface webcams in upcoming year

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Microsoft to launch 4k external webcams to extend facial recognition features on its XBOX one and Windows 10 supported computers.

The web cams in existing surface laptops and windows computers not compatible with Microsoft’s Hello facial recognition system. The new web cams to support facial recognition for all windows 10, Surface laptops branded under the name “Surface“. Also, it delivers a kinetic like feature to the Xbox one, it helps in authenticating user by placing in front of the camera.

“Look at the camera on Surface Hub 2, note it’s a USB-C-based camera. The idea that we can bring a high fidelity camera to an experience, you can probably guess that’s going to happen,” said Panay.

Moreover, product planned to release in market with upcoming surface Hub 2 in 2019. The company claims that webcam to be connected via USB-C. Also Surface Hub 2 comes with USB-c port.

The Windows Hello-compatible webcams will arrive as Microsoft advances its push for password-less sign in with Windows Hello at the core. With the release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft enabled WebAuthn-based authentication. It paves the way for signing into its sites like Office 365 with Windows Hello and security keys.

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