August 21, 2017

Microsoft Is Testing Eye Control for Windows 10 Users

03 August 2017, 11:39 | Dan Bryan

A demo of Eye Control at the 2017 Microsoft One Week hackathon event

Eye Control is demoed by a woman looking at a Surface tablet

This is still a development build, and some things may not work as expected. Also, let us know if you're happy with the new Microsoft Edge improvements.

The update is now rolled out the beta users and other users can expect these feature to land up on their Windows 10 PC soon. It is unlikely to see it launching in the Fall Creators Update due in September.

Q. With all the concern about Microsoft Paint going away in the next Windows 10 update, I nearly missed that there's yet another update to Windows 10 coming out this year. The latest build is available now for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. We haven't been blown away by Tobii's products in past reviews, but given the debilitating effects of ALS and similar diseases, any method of communication is likely welcomed by sufferers of the disease.

While Eye Control sounds like a fun new way to operate your laptop, Microsoft is positioning it as a more important tool. That would indicate the code is pretty stable and ready for prime time.

In order to actually use Eye Control you'll need an eye tracking camera, which doesn't sound like a huge deal until you realize that the software works with exactly one - yes, just one - device.

Vazquez homer does in Cleveland
This was Austin Jackson's 5th HR robbery of his career, tied for 11th most in Major League Baseball since his debut in 2010. That's when Cleveland got to Sale again - as Edwin Encarnacion took advantage of Fenway's short porch for a two-run homer.

"Adding native eye tracking support to Windows 10 is a key milestone in our mission to make this technology part of our everyday devices", said Henrik Eskilsson, CEO of Tobii, in a statement to VentureBeat. But the reality is that the Windows Console was last updated, from a color palette perspective, back when CRT displays were the norm.

Due to an issue, File Explorer was showing a message "working on it" when accessing certain folders. You will notice that it shifts position based on the location of the settings category pages icon in the grid layout. Some colors in the console were designed for PC screens 20 years ago.

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