Google wants to reduce lifespan for HTTPS certificates to one year

Close-up of a browser window showing lock icon during SSL connection Getty Images/iStockphoto Google wants to reduce the lifespan of SSL certificates (used to secure HTTPS encrypted traffic) from the current two years to just over a year. The proposal was made by Ryan Sleevi, Google’s representative, at a F2F meeting of the CA/B Forum in Thessaloniki, Greece, in June…. Read more →

Pocketalk translator hands-on: 74 languages at the touch of a button

I like the idea of having an instantaneous translator in my pocket for when I need to quickly translate something while I am out of the country, and the Pocketalk translator looks like it will fulfill my needs. I reviewed the WT2 translator in June this year and found it to be really useful for having voice conversations with people… Read more →

Quickly learn a new language with AI-powered Lingvist

How AI is assisting management Josh Klien, hacker at H4X Industries, tells Tonya Hall about what AI is currently doing to help management, but digs deeper into the numerous possibilites of what AI could be doing to help management. Census data that shows that 231 million Americans speak only English at home and do not know another language well enough… Read more →

VMware’s proposed Pivotal acquisition shows Cloud Foundry’s strength

Emerging cloud trends so far in 2019 Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry Foundation, tells ZDNet’s Tonya Hall about surfacing cloud trends we have seen so far in 2019. Pivotal was in trouble. Its first quarterly report for its 2020 fiscal year was bad. Its stock got stomped on and dropped by almost half. Then, VMware, which spun Pivotal… Read more →

Back to school: Best laptops for students

Amazon Business differs from regular Amazon Amazon Business offers numerous perks to registered business users. ZDNet breaks down all the ways your team can benefit from joining, which is completely free to do! Read more: https://zd.net/2Zzh1EJ Must-see offer Amazon Business: Sign up your business today! Create a free Amazon Business account and get a 30-day free trial to Business Prime…. Read more →

I installed Verizon’s free junk call blocker and it seems to kind of help

How to fight robocalls: The basics You can’t block all the spam phone calls, but blocking some is better than blocking none. Read more: https://zd.net/2GGv83H This is something of an “on one hand, on the other hand” story. I’m going to start by heaping faint praise on Verizon, but I’ll end by scolding them. Are you surprised? Of course not…. Read more →

I installed Verizon’s free junk call blocker and it seems to kind of help

How to fight robocalls: The basics You can’t block all the spam phone calls, but blocking some is better than blocking none. Read more: https://zd.net/2GGv83H This is something of an “on one hand, on the other hand” story. I’m going to start by heaping faint praise on Verizon, but I’ll end by scolding them. Are you surprised? Of course not…. Read more →

Best back-to-school deals on Amazon

Amazon Business differs from regular Amazon Amazon Business offers numerous perks to registered business users. ZDNet breaks down all the ways your team can benefit from joining, which is completely free to do! Read more: https://zd.net/2Zzh1EJ Must-see offer Amazon Business: Sign up your business today! Create a free Amazon Business account and get a 30-day free trial to Business Prime…. Read more →

Cloudflare IPO: A real tech giant in the making — with a female co-founder

Cloudflare founders Matthew Prince (right), Lee Holloway and Michelle Zatlyn at the Crunchies Awards 2014  in San Francisco. Tom Foremski Cloudflare, the San Francisco based Internet infrastructure and security services startup, has filed an S-1 for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with the ticker symbol NET that could value it at more than $5… Read more →

Apple files lawsuit against Corellium for flogging virtual iOS copies for security tests

Apple doesn’t need 5G, but Samsung does Adrian Kingsley-Hughes explains to Karen Roby that it’s not a case of the iPhone not being ready for 5G, but that 5G isn’t ready for the iPhone. Read more: https://zd.net/2Z10PPO Apple has filed a lawsuit against Corellium for allegedly infringing its intellectual property rights through the sale of virtual copies of the iOS… Read more →

Windows 10 after four years: A solid report card, but serious challenges ahead

Here’s how Microsoft can fix its Windows 10 update issues ZDNet’s Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley make some proposals that could help Microsoft solve for its Windows 10 version 1809 issues in the future. We should have charged Microsoft a consulting day rate. Windows 10 is now four years old. If during that time we have learned anything from… Read more →

Weird gadgets that are actually really useful

If you like gadgets, you should take a look at this selection of weird gadgets that I have actually found to be very useful, so useful that they have found their way into my day-to-day kit. Must read: The 2019 iPhone 11 will be annoying, boring, and expensi #1: Handheld Iridium Satellite Communicator Garmin inReach Mini See it now: Garmin inReach… Read more →