Blade Runner 2049: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making | WIRED

What the sequel can tell us about the state of sci-fi and America’s appetite for dystopia.

Source: Blade Runner 2049: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making | WIRED

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Skype UWP hits v12, look and feel retained, don’t worry

Skype UWP is a slightly odd beast, being part of an ever-widening and wholly inconsistent family of Skype applications for various platforms. The Android and iOS versions got an unpopular ‘Snapchat’-style revamp earlier in the year and the fear was that the next major version of Skype UWP for Windows 10 Mobile (and Desktop, depending on who you talk to) would follow suit. Happily, not that much has changed as Skype makes the move from a v11 codebase to v12. Phew!

Source: Skype UWP hits v12, look and feel retained, don’t worry

How Apple’s new Face ID compares to Microsoft’s Windows Hello | Windows Central

Apple’s new Face ID system is coming with the iPhone X, and it raises the question of whether or not Windows Hello is a better facial recognition system.

Source: How Apple’s new Face ID compares to Microsoft’s Windows Hello | Windows Central