IETF Approves TLS 1.3 As Internet Standard

An anonymous reader writes: The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the organization that approves proposed Internet standards and protocols, has formally approved TLS 1.3 as the next major version of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The decision comes after four years of discussions and 28 protocol drafts, with the 28th being selected as the final version. TLS 1.3 is now expected to become the standard method in which a client and server establish an encrypted communications channel across the Internet — aka HTTPS connections. The protocol has several advantages over its previous version — TLS 1.2. The biggest feature is that TLS 1.3 ditches older encryption and hashing algorithms (such as MD5 and SHA-224) for newer and harder to crack alternatives (such as ChaCha20, Poly1305, Ed25519, x25519, and x448). Second, TLS 1.3 is also much faster at negotiating the initial handshake between the client and the server, reducing the


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Unity releases engine and editor source code through GitHub

Unity has released the full C# code for the Unity engine and editor through GitHub. 

The company has shared the code under a reference-only license so game devs can peek under the hood and better understand the engine’s capabilities. 

While it’s always been possible (and legal) to disassemble the Unity.NET assemblies, not only is it a fairly tricky task, but the disassembled output doesn’t offer the original comments and variable names, making it difficult to fully understand the code. 

Because of that, Unity has decided to cut out the middle man by publishing the original source code itself, although the company has stressed it isn’t releasing the engine as open source — the reference-only license permits reading, but not modification. 

Even so, being able to pore over the Unity engine and editor managed assemblies could be a useful learning exercise, especially for those looking to keep tabs on changes as successive versions release. 

You can learn more about the


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Progressive Web Apps: Here They Come

If you haven’t heard the term Progressive Web App, I imagine that is going to change in the near future. Wait! It just changed now! Progressive Web Apps, or PWAs, are the next step in evolution of Web Applications. So what are they? PWAs are applications that provide the reliability, engagement, and performance of a native app but exist on the web. To gain a better appreciation of how a PWA differs from a regular web application, let’s look at some of the features that define a PWA.

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One of the disadvantages web apps have had compared to native apps has been the inability for web apps to easily be added to the home screen of a User’s device. I say easily because users have the option to create a bookmark icon using the Add To Home feature available in most mobile browsers. This feature has some


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ReMarkably Hacky – academic paper reader

25 Mar 2018
TL;DR: bought an e-reader. Didn’t do what I wanted so I made this and this. Now it’s not as bad anymore.

For a while now I’ve been keeping an eye out for an e-reader suitable for reading academic papers.
Mainly I like the idea of reducing the chaos of loose sheets of paper floating around on my desk.
It just turns out most e-readers are (understandably) much more suited to e-book formats than pdfs.

So I was looking for the following features:
Large enough to read regular pdfs without needing to zoom in (peferably A4 size)
E-ink screen, so I can read outside and reduce time spent staring at a screen
Has a pen, so I can mark the text and take notes in the margins
Allows me to get the PDF with the annotations back out of the device with OCR and stuff intact
So, long story short, I bought


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Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.16 kernel launches on Sunday. Possibly. Maybe.

After a series of release candidates, Linus Torvalds could well be ready to unleash version 4.16 of the Linux kernel onto the world at the weekend. That is unless he changes his mind about the RC build: “rc7 is much too big for my taste,” he says in his weekly update to the kernel mailing list. Torvalds says that while he’s not planning for there to be an eighth release candidate, the current size is causing him to think about the best course of action. For those who have not been following the story, he also details what’s new in… [Continue Reading]


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Linux more Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Sometimes, while working on the command line, you’ll see outputs produced by commands in certain cases are so large that they don’t fit into the screen area, and hence, you get to see only the last part of the output (as the initial part scrolls past the screen). Thankfully, there are utilities that are specifically designed to help you in such cases, and one of them is more.


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