Passkeys: How do they work? No, like, seriously. It is clear that the industry is increasingly betting on passkeys as an alternative to passwords, a more secure way to use the Internet. And More easy to use. But despite all this upside, it's not always clear how we, ordinary human users, are supposed to use passkeys. Are you telling me it's just something that lives on my phone? What if I lose my phone? What if my phone is stolen?
on This episode of vertcast, we brought in an expert: Anna Poblitz, Head of Password (best title ever?) at 1Password. She's been working on it All things after the password For a long time and has seen every use case you can think of. She's convinced that passkeys are the future but also has some ideas on the right (and incorrect) way to get started.
After that we talk to the edge's Victoria's song about the state of wearables. Smartwatches are better than ever, but the smartwatch market seems smaller than ever. And remember when “wearable” meant more than just watches? What happened to that future? Vee talks about Fossil's exit from the market, the rise of the smart ring, and more.
If you want to read more about everything we discuss in this episode, here are some links to get you started, starting with passkeys:
Regarding the cost of Vision Pro:
“Writer. Friendly troublemaker. Lifelong food junkie. Professional beer evangelist.”