Day: April 18, 2020

Silicon Valley Legends Launch ‘Beyond Identity’ To Eliminate All Passwords

SecurityWeek editor wiredmikey shares new that Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk (past founders of Netscape, Silicon Graphics and @Home Network) “have launched a phone-resident personal certificate-based authentication and authorization solution that eliminates all passwords.” Security Week reports: The technology used is not new, being based on X.509 certificates and SSL (invented by Netscape some 25…

Best bar gifts to give for 2020 – CNET

From bar accessories and drinkware to actual bar carts, these are perfect presents to get your drinking buddies. …read more Source:: CNet

Judge rules against Twitter transparency effort, citing national security – CNET

Twitter’s lawsuit dates back to 2014. …read more Source:: CNet

Air Force Official Sees Use of Flying Cars By 2023

“Now is the perfect time to make Jetson’s cars real,” says the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics. Breaking Defense reports: ‘Flying cars’ using electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technology could be in full-up production for Air Force use in moving cargo and people within three years, says Air…

The best 3D printer for beginners and budget creators in 2020 – CNET

From Flashforge to Monoprice, these printers will get you started making all kinds of cool stuff. …read more Source:: CNet

Amazon using thermal cameras for COVID-19 temperature checks – CNET

The e-tailing giant is using the cameras at some of its operations facilities to ease the process of screening employees for fever related to the coronavirus. …read more Source:: CNet

3D Printed Speakers With Many Lessons Learned

Although we all wish that our projects would turn out perfect with no hiccups, the lessons learned from a frustrating project can sometimes be more valuable than the project itself. [Thomas Sanladerer] found this to be the case while trying to build the five satellite speakers for a 5.1 surround sound system, and fortunately shared…

Fewer Car Accidents From Sheltering in Place Saved California $1B

An anonymous reader quotes SFGate: The statewide order to shelter in place that went into effect on March 20 had a beneficial side-effect: Accidents, injuries and fatalities on California roadways were cut in half, saving the state and residents of California $1 billion, according to a UC Davis study. In the 22 days after the…

iPhone SE vs. Pixel 3A, Galaxy S10E, Galaxy A51 comparison: What’s the best budget phone? – CNET

See how Apple’s newest iPhone SE 2020 stacks up against its other affordable rivals. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Claim That Covid-19 Came From Lab In China Completely Unfounded Scientists Say’

Newsweek reports: There is no evidence to back claims the coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic emerged from a lab in China, scientists have told Newsweek. Adam Lauring, an associate professor at the University of Michigan Medical School and an expert in the evolution of viruses, told Newsweek: “This claim is a conspiracy theory…