Windows 10 preview could bring Alexa to your PC’s lock screen

Amazon Alexa can be helpful on Windows, but you can’t quite treat your PC like a supersized Echo when third-party voice helpers don’t work until you’ve signed in. That might not be a hurdle in the near future. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 preview on the Slow ring that allows the use of third-party assistants “above” the lock screen. The company doesn’t mention Alexa by name, but it’s the only major AI helper on Windows beyond Cortana — Amazon would just have to update its app to enable voice commands in more situations.

There aren’t other major updates, although artists might like lower latency for inking when a stylus or similar device has appropriate hardware support…

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