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VAVA Dash Cam offers great video quality in an usual-looking package [Review] dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-22 21:24:23

When designing a dash cam it's easy for manufacturers to focus more on features rather than benefits. That's why we end up with so many devices that look bland, have pretty much the same features, but lack that special touch to set them apart from the crowd. With its new dash cam, VAVA decided to do things differently. The VAVA Dash Cam is an intriguing proposition, featuring a cylindrical design...

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illy Y5 DRS Espresso and Coffee System has integrated Amazon Dash technology dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-22 20:53:34

Coffee... is life. For me, and countless other people, the drink is responsible for daily motivation. Without a cup or two (or five) of the caffeinated beverage, I’d probably be asleep at my desk all the time. If you live alone or simply don’t want to deal with brewing entire pots of coffee, single-serve pods have proven to be a godsend (not so great for the environment, though). You can...

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Corporate cultural issues hold back secure software development dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-22 15:18:31

As the digital economy expands and software becomes more critical, security worries grow. In a new survey, 74 percent of respondents agree that security threats due to software and code issues are a growing concern. The study of over 1,200 IT leaders, conducted by analysts Freeform Dynamics for software company CA Technologies, finds 58 percent of respondents cite existing culture and lack of...

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Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z: A super-secure USB flash drive [Review] dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-22 15:13:57

If you have important data that you need to have easy access to at all times, carrying it around on a USB flash drive makes sense. Unfortunately, these tiny storage devices are easily lost, and software encryption methods may not be 100 percent reliable. If you want to guarantee that your personal data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands in the event of the loss -- or theft -- of your drive, the...

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Amazon Go, the AI-powered, checkout-free store, is now open in Seattle dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-22 10:38:41

Today sees the opening of the first Amazon Go store. The online retailer is looking to change the face of real-world shopping with its AI-powered brick and mortar stores that are free from checkouts and time-consuming lines. Anyone shopping in the new Seattle store will find that they are constantly monitored by cameras as they shop, with the camera monitoring which items they place in their...

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Three game-changers in the Automotive industry in 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-21 10:41:33

New data-driven services, strong light-weight materials and a rapidly built out infrastructure for EVs (Electric Vehicles) are trends impacting the automotive industry throughout 2018. Stefan Issing, the Global Industry Director for Automotive at IFS, presents his industry predictions for the year ahead. 1) Service revenue in Automotive will increase by 30 percent during 2018 When German car...

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Prediction #3 -- 2018 foreign profit repatriation is a $591.8 BILLION taxpayer ripoff dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-20 22:33:56

When I started this series of 2018 predictions I said the recently passed U.S. tax law was going to have a profound impact on upcoming events. Having had a chance to look closer at the issue I am even more convinced that this seismic financial event is, as I wrote above, a $591.8 billion taxpayer ripoff. This is not to say there aren’t some possible public benefits from the repatriation, but...

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KaOS 2018.01 KDE-focused Linux distro now available with Spectre and Meltdown fixes dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-20 20:55:42

It can be difficult to find a quality Linux distribution that meets your needs. This is partly because there are just too many operating systems from which to choose. My suggestion is to first find a desktop environment that you prefer, and then narrow down your distro search to one that focuses on that DE. For instance, if you like KDE, both Kubuntu and Netrunner are solid choices. With all of...

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OnePlus admits that up to 40,000 accounts were affected by a credit card breach dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-20 17:05:06

Last week it emerged that OnePlus was conducting an investigation after a number of customers complained about fraudulent credit card charges. Now the company has given an update on the matter, saying that its website was attacked and a malicious script stealing credit card details was injected, affecting up to 40,000 people. The company has issued an apology for the incident and says that it has...

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Amazon hikes monthly Prime fee by 18 percent dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-20 16:33:04

Amazon has just given people another reason to pay for their Prime subscriptions on an annual rather than a monthly basis. The company has increased the cost of a monthly subscription by $2 per month. This is the first rise in Amazon Prime subscription pricing for a few years now, and the fact that the annual fee remains unchanged is a clear indication that Amazon is eager to lock customers into...

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