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Tennibot is a really cool Ubuntu Linux-powered tennis ball collecting robot dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 16:46:22

Linux isn't just a hobby --  the kernel largely powers the web, for instance. Not only is Linux on many web servers, but it is also found on the most popular consumer operating system in the world -- Android. Why is this? Well, the open source kernel scales very well, making it ideal for many projects. True, Linux's share of the desktop is still minuscule, but sometimes slow and steady wins the...

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Google quietly relegates 'Don't be evil' from its Code of Conduct dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 10:38:51

For a long time, the words "don't be evil" were associated with Google. While not an official motto as such, the words were heavily ingrained in the company. Google's method of operating has caused many people over the years to question the phrase, and when the company was re-organized under Alphabet the motto became "do the right thing". Nonetheless, in the Google Code of Conduct which is given...

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FCC investigates LocationSmart website for leaking location data for users of major US mobile carriers dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 10:02:17

LocationSmart, a company based in Southern California, is under investigation by the FCC after it was discovered that its website made it possible for just about anyone to access location data for the majority of US cell phones. Security expert Brian Krebs reported that a bug on the LocationSmart website made it possible for anyone to check on the location of any AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or...

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Fortnite for Android is coming very soon dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-19 12:29:28

The phenomenon that is Fortnite will be making its way to Android, Epic Games has revealed. An Android version of the game is something that mobile gamers have been begging for for some time now, and it seems it will not be long until these pleas are answered. While an exact release date has not been revealed, Fortnite for Android will be happening in the next few months. See also: Meltdown...

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Workplace Augmented Reality: When will we see more enterprise adoption of AR? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 18:43:51

First, let’s clarify the difference between Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Virtual Reality (VR) blocks out the real world and immerses the user in a digital experience. Augmented Reality (AR) adds a layer of interactive digital elements on top of the real world. Or in simpler terms, AR can be defined as a technology which overlays a computer-generated image on a user’s view...

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PayPal buys Swedish fintech company iZettle dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 18:15:24

PayPal has announced that it is to buy the mobile payment company iZettle. The announcement came as something of a surprise, as less than two weeks ago iZettle had said that it planned to go public. iZettle is a Swedish fintech company whose mobile card readers have proved popular with small businesses, as has its ecommerce platform. The $2.2 billion purchase is PayPal's biggest acquisition to...

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Chrome will stop highlighting HTTPS sites as secure dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 17:14:46

Later this year, Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security. Starting in September, the browser will no longer use a security indicator to highlight the fact that you're visiting an HTTPS page. Instead, Google will simply issue a warning when a website is not secure. As the company puts it, "users should expect that the web is safe by default, and they’ll be warned when...

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How to watch the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding online for free dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 14:56:23

As an American man that thinks monarchies are silly, I shouldn't be interested in the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding. With that said, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about it. I don't know why, but I find myself intrigued by the Royal Wedding. I make no apologies about it! Unfortunately, the wedding is on a Saturday -- a day when many people are out of their homes running errands...

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3 predictions for IoT in 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:47:42

The Internet of Things has taken the global tech industry by storm in recent years. The idea, in its simplest form, is the mass interconnectivity of billions of devices. All of this is in the hope that it creates a massive network of devices in constant communication with each other. Why would this network be important? Because it has the potential to completely revolutionize how we interact with...

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Common App Store Optimization pitfalls and how to avoid them dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:39:34

Making an app is hard, but getting it noticed on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store can be an even more difficult task. Optimizing your metadata is the biggest hurdle to getting noticed and finding users. There are many "tips and tricks" articles out there that promise to help, but very few talk about what to avoid. Fortunately, with a strong App Store Optimization (ASO) strategy, you can...

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