Meet the Windows 10 magical anime girlThere's a new member of the Windows operating system anime family, but she hasn't yet been named. Meanwhile, Google search tracks when a store is crowded, and Amazon Dash buttons go on sale to the public.
Windows 10 has a personality of its own. I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] Now that the free Windows 10 update has arrived, There's still one very important question that Microsoft has not answered. And that is, what's the name of the Windows 10 magical anime girl? Allow me to explain. You see it's a tradition for Microsoft to create an anime schoolgirl character to represent each version of Windows. Think of it as a cartoon mascot. You'll find these characters used in marketing and in ads in Japan, as well Singapore and Taiwan. With Windows 7 there was Madobe Nanami, with Windows 8 was represented by the twins, Madobe Yuu and Ai for the two different versions of Windows 8. And this girl with light blue hair she is the personification of Windows 10 as the contest for fans to giver her a name she has a back Backstory. She's 17 years old and is visiting from a hundred years in the future. So I guess Windows 10 gonna be around for a long, long time. In 2013, we met Inori Izawa, the personification of Internet Explorer. In a cartoon promoting the browser, she defends the world from the evils of internet malware. But in Windows 10 there is no Internet Explorer. It's a new browser program called Windows Edge So, what happens to all these outdated magical anime operating system girls? Maybe they all live together in the retirement home of 1995s Microsoft Bob. Well, Google may not have anime mascots but Android does have some new tricks. Google Search can answer many questions for you, but now it can also tell you when a store or restaurant is the most crowded. If you search for a store, you just go to the summary of details, and you can scroll through trends of when it's the most busy by hours and days of the week. Google does this all with location data it collects from users. It's similar to how it tracks traffic congestion on the roads. And over at Amazon, the company can now keep track of how often you need toilet paper with Dash buttons. They're now on sale to all Prime members for $5 a button. These branded, wireless buttons You can be put anywhere in the home. And when you press the button, you're telling Amazon to order more of that item. So it can be helpful if you see you're running low and you don't want to run to the store. You'll get an alert on your phone to cancel if you made a mistake, and if there's a kid in the house going on a button-pressing spree with 20 clicks. It's not gonna order 20 items, it'll only order it once and it won't respond to other clicks until the item's delivered. I did order a few of these buttons, so I'll let you know later how it works out. That's it for this tech news update, there's more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I am Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]