Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox browsers will stop trusting all new digital certificates issued by the China Internet Network Information Center following a major trust breach last week that led to the issuance of unauthorized credentials for Gmail and several other Google domains . Further Reading Google warns of unauthorized TLS certificates trusted by almost all OSes [Updated] The move could have major consequences for huge numbers of Internet users as Chrome and Firefox, the world's second and third most widely used browsers respectively, stop recognizing all or many website certificates issued by CNNIC. That could leave huge numbers of users suddenly unable to connect to banks and e-commerce sites. To give affected website operators time to obtain new credentials from a different certificate authority, Google will wait an unspecified period of time before implementing the change. Once that grace period ends, Google and Mozilla will blacklist CNNIC's root … [Read more...] about Google Chrome will banish Chinese certificate authority for breach of trust [Updated]
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Archer Aviation, a Santa Clara-based aviation startup, unveiled a new electric aircraft Thursday that it says will serve as the basis for a future fleet of air taxis that will criss-cross cities and help alleviate traffic. But much like the majority of these startups, the company was not able to demonstrate its flying taxis doing the thing they’re supposed to do: flying. At an event in Los Angeles Thursday, complete with dramatic lighting, soaring visuals, and even a pair of drummers, the company showed off the 12-rotor aircraft, which it is calling Maker. Clocking in at 1,508kg (3,324lbs), the gleaming silver vehicle looks like an airplane / helicopter hybrid, with two wings sporting six rotors each jutting out from an egg-shaped fuselage. It will have a range of 60 miles thanks to a 75kWh battery, and a top speed of 150mph. The entire wingspan is 40 feet. And when cruising 2,000 feet in the air, Archer says that the aircraft will be “100X quieter than a helicopter, generating … [Read more...] about Air taxi startup Archer shows off small electric aircraft but no flight test
3D printing "wood" has been with us for quite some time. Back in 2016, I showed how plastic filament infused with wood particles could be used to create objects that had a wood-like texture, could be sanded, and could take finish. The biggest downside of wood filament was the lack of grain. The objects produced seemed a lot more like molded MDF (medium-density fiberboard) than crafted wood. Still, it was a nice filament alternative to have available for some projects. Fast forward five years and a company with the name Desktop Metal is announcing its new additive manufacturing process for wood, called Forust. The company's press release touts sustainability benefits, creativity benefits, the availability of wood grain, and more. In fact, the company goes so far as to quote Arthur C. Clarke's famous phrase about technology and magic, saying "Any technology that is sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic.' As a lover of wood and forests, I find Forust … [Read more...] about Desktop Metal introduces Forust as a sustainable, wood waste upcycling 3D printing process, but is it really?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / Help & How To / Apps recognize me Jeramy Johnson 14 May 2021 Source: Jeramy Johnson / Android Central Identity is such an important characteristic for our self-esteem and self-worth — it's literally an expression of who we are, or who we want the outside world to recognize us as. Whether your identity is tied up in your profession, hobbies, religion, sexuality, or any number of other descriptors, when you're putting your best face forward online or IRL, you want people to know the true you. More and more people are choosing the express their gender identity on social media, and apps like Instagram are taking notice. We'll show you how to add your personal pronouns to your Instagram profile, so your followers can address you as you want them to. How to add your personal pronouns to your Instagram profile Open the Instagram app . Tap on … [Read more...] about How to add your personal pronouns to your Instagram profile
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / Help & How To / Apps secure your messages It's time to practice safe texting. Jeramy Johnson 16 Dec 2020 5 Source: Joe Maring / Android Central If you use Google's stock Messages app to send your text and SMS messages, we have good news — your chats can now be completely secured from prying eyes! We'll show you how to enable end-to-end encryption in the Google Messages app so that you don't have to worry about your private messages potentially falling into the wrong hands. How to enable and use end-to-end encryption in the Google Messages app End-to-end encryption is currently in Beta for Google Messages users and only works in individual chats at the moment. Until this feature is more widely available, you'll want to become a Google Messages Beta tester. Search Google Messages in the Play Store app . Tap on Beta signup . … [Read more...] about How to enable and use end-to-end encryption in the Google Messages app