Tech Wrap: Microsoft to kill passwords by 2021, YouTube tests

    More tech news includes Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message being available on Amazon Alexa and Microsoft planning to shutdown Halo for Xbox 360 in December 2021.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Dec 20 2020, 23:57 IST
    Here's what happened in tech today.
    Here's what happened in tech today. (Pixabay)
    Here's what happened in tech today.
    Here's what happened in tech today. (Pixabay)

    It was an interesting day in the world of technology today. On one hand, Microsoft is planning to shut down Halo services for Xbox 360. On the other hand, the company is planning to kill passwords by 2021. In addition to that, YouTube started testing cross-device downloads.

    So, here's what created a buzz in tech-world today:

    Microsoft to shut down Halo services for Xbox 360

    Microsoft and 343 Industries are shutting down Halo Xbox 360 services. As per a new report, the service will be discontinued by December 2021.

    YouTube tests cross-device downloads

    YouTube is reportedly working on a new feature that will allow users to download videos on multiple devices. The point is that if you download a video on one of your devices, it will also appear on other devices with your YouTube app.

    36 mn cyberattacks reported in India till November 2020: Kaspersky

    As per a new Kaspersky report, 36 million in 2020 between January to November were reported in India. The number of attacks in the same period last year was around 18 million.

    Queen Elizabeth will deliver her Christmas day message via Alexa

    Alexa users across the globe will be able to listen to Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message by asking Alexa to do so. All users need to do is, “Alexa, play the Queen's Christmas Day message."

    Microsoft to kill passwords by 2021

    Microsoft today announced that it is set to make password obsolete. The company is planning to make passwordless access a reality for all its customers in 2021.

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    First Published Date: 20 Dec, 23:57 IST
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