Windows 95 turns 20!
Windows 95 turns 20!
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Windows 95 turns 20!

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An electric car charging lane. And happy birthday Windows 95. I'm Jeff Bakalar, filling in for Bridget Carey who's off this week. This is your CNET update. [MUSIC] If things continue to go Tesla's way, most cars on the road will be electric, driverless or both, but once every car on the road runs on electricity, we may start to see some interesting modifications to the roads altogether. The UK government has announced a plan to start testing an electric highway lane that charges an electric car as it drives down it. 500 million pounds are being made available to test the idea with real life trials due to start taking place later this year. Now, this story is sure to make you feel a little older than when you did this morning. Microsoft is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Windows 95. Back then this operating system saw an incredible outpouring of buzz and fanfare as the OS promised the next generation of computing. And for the most part, it kind of delivered. I mean, Windows 95 was a big deal. I think I got it as a gift. I think somebody bought me Windows 95, wrapped it up. And I got it. I was like a gift. And I remember being like, oh my God, it's Windows 95! But seriously, it was a huge jump from Windows 3.1 and it set in motion a tradition of milestone software releases for the company. Speaking of Windows, I'm sure you're aware that Windows 10 launched last month. And for the most part, it's pretty great But what you may not know is that Windows 10 includes face recognition software so users can log in with just their face. So an Australian newspaper attempted to fool the feature, dubbed Windows Hello by having six sets of identical twins attempt to log in under their other twin's account. In each of the six cases, Windows ten didn't skip a beat, correctly preventing the wrong twin from accessing their sibling's account. That's pretty impressive! And finally, and I stress may here, have evidence that Android Pay will be launching August 26th. Who's the source, you might ask? McDonald's, of all places. An internal document that made its way into the subreddit for Android this morning says that employees need to prepare for Android Pay beginning on August 26. Guess we'll just have to wait and see what What happened? [LAUGH] I'm not gonna go to a McDonald's to find out. That does it for this Update. For the very latest head over to cnet.com from our studios here in New York, I'm Jeff Bakalar. [MUSIC]

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