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McAfee invented DRM photos posted on Facebook

Which was presented to us as a "condom for your social life" allows you to prohibit your friends to download your photos published. The screen printing is disabled, but we have no details on the exact functioning of this solution.

iPad mini: delivery times lengthen

Opened last Friday iPad preorders have mini seems it really started. Evidenced by the delivery which have been in a few hours from the original date of November 2 to 2 weeks.

VIZIO announced of Windows 8

PC newcomer Vizio has announced their Windows 8 holiday lineup consisting of two all-in-one desktops, two Ultrabooks and a single notebook.

A new generation of remote control helicopter

Enthusiasts gear remote controlled, you ever imagined you spend eternal joysticks with various buttons that never end? Here Chorus Helicopter Remote Control will transport you to another universe.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Google Maps: Google Transit in Paris

Google today announced the arrival of Google Transit in Paris. Backed by Google Maps, this feature provides information on transport to Paris. Access is available from both the mobile computer.

For directions by public transport, Google Transit provides various information like the metro and RER stops nearby, times, train frequency and duration of trips to Paris intramuros.

 In practice, the user enters a route in Google Maps and select the icon "In transit" placed between "Drive" and "Walk". Google Transit takes into account the time of the trip to provide its information ... to the extent that some are available.

Google Transit was available for 500 cities around the world, including several in France like Bordeaux, Perpignan and Strasbourg. Once is not custom, the French capital was not the first served.

 Google Maps is not the only service online mapping to deliver such information, it is also the case for example Here, the evolution of Nokia Maps that the Finnish company has recently introduced.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Windows XP: less than 500 days before the end

Announced some time ago, advanced support for Windows XP will end indeed to be April 14, 2014 in just under 500 days.

Once the end of this support, no more updated security patch or else will be offered by Microsoft, using the OS will become dangerous for normal users, but will report almost suicide for professional that computer security is of paramount importance.

Migration of the entire IT infrastructure to the latest OS seems unlikely, involving a movement of one million users per day. This is a new division of the world computer which is then expected.

Cleavage should be established in three points, a vast majority of users will choose to stay still on Windows XP, most individuals in the blink change should move towards Windows 8, the latest from Microsoft, while the workplace will naturally turn to Windows 7, more stable, more reliable and have already established a substantial basis on providing confidence with this target.

Microsoft has already anticipated migration delivered through the end of XP support since specific plan is already prepared to guide these users to Windows 8.

Thus, Microsoft expects to sell 400 million licenses of Windows 8 in the coming year, sales spontaneous migration and mixed.

Extended support for Windows XP has certainly played disfavor renewal OS for consumers, at least that's what Microsoft thinks indicating that the longevity of XP has already delayed the development of IT infrastructure and Windows 7 the coexistence of the three OS only undermine the comer. One way to explain the mixed results of Windows 8 launch.

However, Windows 7 is expected to continue to be sold until the end of XP support, after which it will no longer matter to the latecomer, each being forced to comply with the new batch of Windows.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Internet 7777 days today!

The Web as a public service, debuted 6 August 1991 under the leadership of Berners-Lee.  

The modern Internet has its roots in the WWW (WorldWideWeb).

The project aimed to create WWW links to information in order to access it. The concept of hyperlink is born.

 It is really in 1979 that began the WWW. But it was in 1980, Berners-Lee began to play with hypertext.  

Each information page ENQUIRE, a database was connected to an existing page.

 If the Web "modern" today 7777 days, the internet technology has her 15785 days.

A famous égrainant this date the number of days passed since August 6, 1991.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Windows 8 on Facebook

Still no Facebook app for Windows 8 in the Windows Store? Microsoft believes in any case users of the social network and decided to give them a bit of Windows 8 in their profile.

Concocted by the team of Microsoft Windows, a Facebook application called Windows 8 Cover Photo Creator proposes to create an image incorporating the aesthetics of the home screen if particular new operating system with its thumbnails.

 For image generation, the application research in the Facebook account to load friends, likes and photos of the user. If any, must be given the necessary permissions to the application.

Lovers to the Start Screen and Windows 8 will post the resulting image on the cover of their Facebook profile. What allow viral promotion of the new OS on Facebook?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

GeForce: Maxwell new generation 20 nm

As was the case for older architectures and Fermi Tesla unveiled in 2008 and 2010, 28 nanometers Kepler architecture formalized this year will not be replaced within two years of existence.

It is in any case what the group said Nvidia, on the occasion of the SC12, a conference devoted to supercomputers.

 It must also be said that the Californian giant can sleep soundly with AMD's hard to follow at the moment - and not only in graphics cards - and Intel is still far behind - its first graphics solution worthy of name does indeed happen in 2013 with the Haswell platform.

Kepler's replacement will not happen until 2014 and then respond on behalf of Maxwell. It sound like the transition to 20 nanometer fabrication process.

In 2013, it will be as well as an update of Kepler.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Windows Store: Google Search Windows compatible RT

This compatibility was surprisingly lacking for the Google Search in the Windows Store. Following an update, it is no longer the case.

Application Research of Modern UI style proposed by Google now supports not only Windows 8 but Windows RT.

In other words, the Google Search can be run on ARM hardware architecture like the Microsoft Surface tablet.

This new version of the application is also announced - without further explanation - with more support for YouTube. A priori, it is able to view YouTube videos directly in the application.

To date, the Google Search is the only application published by Google (for services) to be present in the Windows Store and likely to overshadow the application of Microsoft Bing.

However, although Google account appear on Windows 8. As proof, the publication of a dedicated website on how to "find Google on Windows 8."

Sunday, November 11, 2012

TheUselessweb: From the uselessness of the Web

Site as useless as the pages to which it refers ... A digital abyss into focusing on simplicity and oiginalité to stand trial sites too serious and complex.

Theuselessweb.com has no other purpose than to prove to you that the Internet is more than ever an area of ​​freedom: some taking the opportunity to materialize their ideas as wacky as minimalist.

If you are looking for a website to illustrate the value and wealth of information available on the Internet and to extol the virtues of a person sealed the web, you will probably find the cons-example type.

To view more unnecessary pages than the others, just click on the box and be guided. Damage that turn the selected sites is done in just a few minutes ... Special mention should omfgdogs.com get a headache worthy of a Saturday night costs less ...

Friday, November 9, 2012

China blocks Google internet services

The XVIII Congress of the Communist Party in China has just started.

The country wants to reinvigorate its economy and boost economic growth. Renewal will require a change Chinese president with atypical (he went to prison and is married to a singer) Xi Jinping will replace Hu Jintao at the end of the Congress.

But China does not lose its old habits with censorship. Google is that, once again, in fact costs.

The Mountain View company has already announced that several of its subdomains were inaccessible from China.

This is the first website www.greatfirewallofchina.org (it allows to test real-time access to sites from major Chinese cities) who became the first echo of this censorship wild specifying the services Google became inaccessible in China: www.google.com google-analytics.com docs.google.com drive.google.com maps.google.com, play.google.com and probably other subdomains of Google.

VPN allows only one still to ignore the censorship. In addition, some subdomains Google other countries (such as google.fr for example) are still accessible.

History does repeat itself since that YouTube has been blocked since 2009 and for a time, they are all Google services that were blocked in 2010.

Censorship is of course for political but it can also hide unfair commercial practices in order to promote the country's equivalent services (eg Baidu).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama: victory by tweeting

It announced a mano a mano clamped between Obama and Romney in American elections. But the suspense was short-lived as the outgoing president piles up again for 4 years. Therefore a form of continuity in U.S. policy but also a discontinuity in the way of announcing the victory.

Obama has just used his Twitter account to announce his victory and congratulate the people who voted for him. Thing he did before the traditional discourse that each candidate is to announce his victory and thank the voters or defeat (and good luck to the winner). The tweet "Four more years" has been retweeted nearly 500,000 times at the same time establishing a record of the most retweeted tweet.

Clearly an election under the banner of social networks, Twitter carving the lion's share of that game is remembered record of tweets during Obama's inauguration speech in early September (52,757 tweets per minute).

In this duel via the microblogging site, it is Obama who has already won in terms of number of followers with 22.4 million subscribers to its account @ BarackObama (and an activity of 7929 tweets since its inception).

This is much more than 1.77 million followers Republican candidate (@ MittRomney account), an account also much less active (only 1350 tweets).

Obama is also relayed by his wife, Michelle, whose account is itself more extensive than Romney: 2.2 million followers for the @ MichelleObama.

Finally, since the early votes, Twitter says there were 7 million tweets on this topic. Once again, it is Obama who won on the field with 40% of them and only 24% citing Romney.

In France, the weapon is not yet Twitter still mastered by all politicians or at least their wives. Evidenced by some slippage uncontrolled Valérie Trierweiler, Francois Hollande's partner on the microblogging site.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NASA rendezvous with the ISS

To mark 12 years of the ISS, NASA has unveiled its new service, available to individuals and to create appointments between earth and space.

The application for the occasion called "Spot the Station" should facilitate the work of observers by indicating when the station is visible to them. The online software makes it possible, once registered, to receive SMS and Emails, preventing the user directly on their smartphone that the ISS is in sight.

Calculations made by the Johnson Space Center are currently available for 4600 locations around the globe, to indicate whether the station is high enough in the sky not obscured by trees, terrain or buildings.

Remember that there is no need to arm themselves with a telescope to cross the station, the ISS is the second brightest point of our night sky after the moon. observation with the naked eye can resemble a star moving slowly.

  Note that if the initiative is laudable, other applications directly available on Android and iOS already proposed a similar function without automatic alert system, but without geographical restriction.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

facebook : learn more about privacy

Facebook has taken a lot of hits in the past about not being totally crystal clear with users about privacy policies, whether they have to do with data sharing, automatic opt-in features, and more.

 Thus, the world's largest social network is trying to get a little proactive with its privacy strategy -- at least for new users. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company announced in a blog post on Friday that it is rolling out new privacy education features for new users when they sign up for Facebook.

 The information itself isn't new, but the manner in which it is presented is the upgrade. Facebook now highlights and zooms in on a lot more on the nitty-gritty details about sharing and what might or might not be public to a person's friends.

 This includes specific spotlights on tagging people in content, how they interact with apps and games, and even how ads work on the site. This also includes in-line privacy controls for customization based on the audience, whether it be for high school classmates or employers.

 Facebook cited that it did get some help with setting this education platform up from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner's Office, the regulatory oversight agency for Facebook's services outside of the United States and Canada. Interestingly, while Facebook is trying to step up its efforts for spreading privacy awareness, some users who have been on Facebook longer left comments on the announcement blog post asking for where their extra help is.

 Considering there are already a billion people on the social network, that's quite a few people they might have missed with this education campaign.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Chrome Remote Desktop en version finale

There is a little more than a year, Google launched a beta version of Chrome Remote Desktop. It is now available in final version.

 This passage is also the final opportunity to add new features such as an audio stream in real time, which is only running on Windows. Music (MP3) stored on a computer can be listened to via Chrome.

 Another new feature announced by Google is the ability to copy and paste between local and remote computer.

The application is added to Chrome from the Chrome Web Store.

News published on 11 October 2011: For the moment, Chrome Remote dektop application is in beta. Free, it is destined to Google Chrome browser and allows remote desktop sharing.

 There is here no question of this book take control of a computer Chromebook, are concerned since computers running Windows, OS X, GNU / Linux and Chrome OS so.

After installing said application, the user must start Google Chrome allow expanded access to his computer. A set of permissions to display the email address of the computers connected to the remote desktop, sending instant messages with Google Talk ... When sharing a computer is enabled, a valid access code for a single session is generated.

This code must be communicated to the other Google Chrome user (and application) so that it accesses the shared desktop through a browser window.

Such a possibility for assistance tasks is not new and has already been proposed by other dedicated software or Web services.

For Google, it is for the moment "demonstrate the capabilities of Chrome Remoting technology" and get feedback. Remote access to his own computer in his preparation.

 Google's solution is based on P2P technology to establish connectivity between two systems.

The transmitted data is encrypted (SSL), among other characteristics, the use of VP8 codec for rendering graphics on the remote system.