You can actually unlock your Windows laptop with your face

You can unlock your Windows 11 laptop with your face.

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Apple’s FaceID on the iPhone is pretty cool, but Microsoft actually did facial recognition first with Windows Hello. That means there’s a hands-free trick to unlocking your laptop. Using your Windows 10 or Windows 11 laptop or tablet’s built-in webcam, Hello uses facial recognition to get you in and working in under two seconds. It even works with apps and websites such as Dropbox, Chrome and OneDrive, so you can skip typing in a password. 

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Unfortunately, not every webcam works with Windows Hello. Your laptop webcam needs an infrared (IR) camera to use the feature, which are more common in new laptops and two-in-ones from the past couple of years, including those from Dell, Lenovo and Asus. If you’re not ready for a new laptop, you can opt to buy a supported external webcam like Logitech’s Brio 4K Pro, Dell’s 4K UltraSharp or Lenovo’s 500 FHD

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Quickly find a lost Roku remote with this trick

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Losing a remote can be a real pain. All you want to do is sit down on the couch and watch the game, your favorite TV show or movie, but instead you need to search for that slim piece of plastic. Is it in the sofa pillows or cushions? What about under the furniture? Better check those back pockets just in case, too. 

Before you tear apart your home searching, you’ll want to try this trick to locate your Roku remote. A few Roku streaming devices come with a remote-finder function built in. Here’s how it works.

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How to find a lost Roku remote

The only Roku remote that offers a voice-activated remote control finder is the $30 Voice Remote Pro. It can be purchased separately and paired with any current Roku device, or you can get it bundled with the Roku Streaming Stick 4K in the Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus package. The Roku Ultra also comes with a

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Attack on Titan season 4, part 2: When the next episode dros on Crunchyroll and Funimation

Attack on Titan is coming to an end.


Attack on Titan’s final season is here! The show — which features humans facing off against gigantic, man-eating “Titans” in a post-apocalyptic, medieval style universe — is among the most popular anime on the planet. Now, we get to watch the story conclude. 

The second part of Season 4 officially kicked off on US streaming services Crunchyroll and Funimation this Sunday, with episodes dropping weekly from this point forward. 

Here’s what you need to know…

Where can I watch Attack on Titan?

Attack on Titan is available to stream on both Crunchyroll and Funimation, in addition to Hulu and Adult Swim. But if you want to watch as early as possible, your best bet is Crunchyroll and Funimation. Both of those platforms will have the latest episodes earliest. It’s worth noting that Crunchyroll appeared to have a few difficulties on Sunday, as fans swarmed to the service to watch the first episode of Season 4, part 2. 

When do new Attack on Titan episodes drop?

The first episode

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Elon Musk’s mind implant firm is inching towards human trials

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Elon Musk’s mind implant firm Neuralink is now hiring a scientific trial director, a sign that the corporate’s longstanding aim of implanting chips in human brains is coming nearer.

The trial director place would oversee the startup’s long-promised human trials of its medical machine, in accordance with the itemizing. Neuralink’s mind implant—which Musk has mentioned already permits monkeys to play video video games with their ideas alone—is meant to assist deal with a wide range of neurological issues, corresponding to paralysis.

The job description for the place, primarily based in Fremont, California, guarantees that the applicant will “work carefully with among the most progressive docs and high engineers” in addition to with “Neuralink’s first Medical Trial individuals.” It additionally signifies that the job will imply main and constructing “the group answerable for enabling Neuralink’s scientific analysis actions,” in addition to adhering to laws.

Final month, Musk instructed the Wall Road Journal that Neuralink hoped to implant its machine in human brains someday in 2022. Nevertheless, he has made related predictions prior to now that proved overly optimistic—together with in 2019, when he mentioned throughout a presentation that the machine could be in human skulls by

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Setapp’s Mac software service confirms app subscriptions are here to stay

Similar to other software subscriptions, Setapp offers a variety of applications. But a few features set Setapp apart. Is this subscription service right for your business?

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Software developers are increasingly turning to subscription models. The trend includes Mac offices, which have a few decisions to make when it comes to determining how their businesses should license the applications and programs powering their operations.

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The software-as-a-subscription trend initially found traction within enterprise firms needing to continually purchase, maintain and upgrade complex applications. Subscription models made sense for organizations dependent on mammoth CRM, ERP and other large-scale software solutions. Soon, though, the model crept into Microsoft Office licensing—the practice used to secure rights to such common productivity programs as Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word—and spread to illustration, image-editing and production software provided offered by Adobe within its Creative Cloud suite.

I believe the trend is here to stay. In addition to Adobe’s and Microsoft’s subscription services, Mac firms can also select Setapp, the software subscription service that provides Mac users with access to 230-plus Mac-specific programs

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