Honorable Mention: Microsoft Windows 10 Windows Hello Feature
Passwords are the bane of our digital lives. That's why Microsoft is trying to develop a "password killer" with its Windows Hello feature in Windows 10. Windows Hello is a biometric technology that uses a user's face, iris and fingerprint as password alternatives to unlocking and launching Windows. Windows 10 ships with the capability, but it relies on OEM partners to build in support for Windows Biometric Framework. Hardware requirements at launch will include Intel's RealSense F200 camera technology, which uses infrared lasers, multiple lenses and a special processing chip to analyze images for Windows Hello.