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Google’s Chrome browser has been known for being one of the fastest browsers available today, and now it’s also gaining some new security features in hopes to improve the ease of mind when browsing the internet, specifically when you’re shopping.

The new change is coming is the browser will now show a neutral icon for non-HTTPS websites. More specifically, any non-encrypted HTTP website or page that collects passwords or credit card numbers will display a prominent “not secure” message located in the URL bar.

This isn’t the only feature Google added, however, as there is now Web Bluetooth support, which allows developers to connect web pages to smartphones and printers via Bluetooth “with just a few lines of JavaScript.” In theory, that would allow someone with a Bluetooth-enabled device to view certain health stats or even remotely control something from a website.

There is also CSS “position: sticky” command support on board, which would allow developers create web page titles that would stick to the top of the page until the reader scrolls down to a new section. For those who are curious as to how it works, an example of this is shown down below.

If you’re a developer, or someone interested in using the new features, Chrome 56 is available for download on Windows, Mac OS, and Android via the Canary beta release channel. It is important to note that there is a warning message saying that “It’s designed for developers and early adopters, and can sometimes break down completely.” The official update should make it’s way to the public in January.

Source: | Chromium Blog |

Via: | Engadget |

Image Credit: | Engadget (Gif) | Engadget |

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