Huawei launches Honor MagicBook laptop with 8th-gen Intel chips and Nvidia graphics dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 21:10:04

When we think about Huawei, laptops aren't the first things that cross our mind. The company's presence in this market is limited to a handful of models, though the lineup is slowly growing. The MagicBook, which is introduced under its Honor brand, is Huawei's latest entry in the laptop scene, featuring some pretty attractive specs, like 8th-generation Intel Core i7 and Core i5 processors and...

Google's Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 17:08:20

Details of a security flaw in Windows 10 S have been revealed by Google's Project Zero after Microsoft failed to issue a patch within the 90-day disclosure deadline. The "WLDP CLSID policy .NET COM Instantiation UMCI Bypass" vulnerability is described as being of medium severity, and it allows for the execution of arbitrary code on systems with Device Guard enabled. See also: Microsoft reveals...

ZTE says Denial Order put in place by the US Department of Commerce is 'unfair' and 'unacceptable' dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 16:27:15

Earlier in the week, the US Department of Commerce banned American companies from selling hardware and software to Chinese firm ZTE. The company is understandably unhappy with the US move, and has issued a statement to express its disgust. The US ban was implemented for -- the US says -- a violation of previous sanctions. ZTE says these allegations are simply not true, and has lashed out at the...

Inside Samsung d’light, a three-storied futuristic exhibition space in Seoul dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 13:34:54

I recently spent an amazing fortnight in South Korea. For a tech enthusiast such as myself, it was a no brainer that at some point I would visit Samsung d’light, a three storied exhibition space in the lower portion of one of the company’s massive buildings in Seocho-Gu, Seoul. Here you can try out different products, including VR, and see what Samsung is working on. It's a glimpse of the...

Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-20 13:23:09

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the spotlight of privacy has been firmly on Facebook. The social network has made numerous promises about offering greater privacy controls to users, and after fears that Europe would end up with greater controls because of GDPR, Facebook then revealed similar tools will be rolled out around the world. Just a few days ago, the company gave a little more...

Amazon launches Alexa Skill Blueprints dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-19 21:01:02

The voice assistant hardware market is exploding in popularity lately, with devices running software from Amazon, Google, and to a lesser extent, Apple. We can pretty much leave Cortana out of the conversation despite a very good hardware offering from Harman Kardon. As Apple's HomePod fails due to a still-disappointing Siri, Google and Amazon's offerings remain the cream of the crop. Which of...

Mailstore Home 11 offers more robust protection for your email, speeds up archive searches dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-19 20:41:27

German email back-up company MailStore Software GmbH has released MailStore Home 11.0 for PCs running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. The tool makes it easy to create archives and backups of POP3, IMAP and internet mailboxes, including Gmail and Yahoo! The program, which also works with Outlook, Thunderbird and the now-depreciated Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail, gains a faster archive search tool with...

Cyber attacks could cause catastrophic failure say 70 percent of energy security pros dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-19 15:14:01

A new study looking at industrial control systems (ICS) security in the energy industry reveals a majority of respondents are worried about potentially catastrophic effects from a successful cyber attack. The study carried out for security and compliance specialist Tripwire by Dimensional Research included 151 IT and operational technology (OT) security professionals at energy and oil and gas...

It looks like Facebook is preparing to build its own AI chips dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-19 11:18:37

Facebook appears to be looking to design and build its own processors at some point in the future. The social networking giant has posted a job listing on its corporate website looking for a manager to help build an "end-to-end SoC/ASIC, firmware and driver development organization". The move would see Facebook doing what Apple and Google have started to do in recent years, moving design and...

Microsoft to kill off OneNote's desktop app in Office 2019 to focus on OneNote for Windows 10 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-19 10:28:54

When Microsoft releases Office 2019 later this year, it will be killing off the desktop version of OneNote. At the moment there are desktop and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) versions available, but soon Microsoft will only offer OneNote for Windows 10. While the killing off of OneNote 2016 coincides with the launch of Office 2019, OneNote for Windows 10 will also become the "default OneNote...