Ubuntu Snap Store app contained cryptocurrency miner, showing open source doesn't equal safe dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-13 16:46:40

There was a recent discovery that an app called "2048buntu" in the Ubuntu Snap Store contained cryptocurrency (Bytecoin) mining code. Thankfully, this app -- and the developer's other submissions -- have since been removed. Yeah, it's annoying that the developer chose to add this code, but is it really a malicious thing? I mean, since the app is open source, this mining code was technically not...

Windows 10 April 2018 Update rolling out now dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-30 18:59:47

After months of testing, and a bit of a delay due to the last minute discovery of a blocking bug, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is now available to install. Microsoft is taking things slowly, with the global rollout out via Windows Update beginning on May 8. There’s a good chance you won’t be offered the download immediately, but you will be able to manually update your system from now if...

Discovery of Terminal app for Chrome OS suggests future support for Linux software dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-23 17:07:12

Chrome OS is a fairly flexible operating system, and its support for Android apps via the Google Play Store opens up a world of software. It has been thought -- and hoped -- for some time that Linux support might be on its way, and this is looking increasingly likely. A Terminal app has appeared in the Chrome OS dev channel, strongly suggesting that support for Linux applications could well be on...

Windows 10 April Update is probably the new name for Spring Creators Update dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-22 15:31:08

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will probably actually be released with a different name: Windows 10 April Update. Users who have installed build 17134 -- believed to be the RTM build -- have spotted a reference to the new name in Microsoft Edge post installation. This is not the first time this name has been suggested. Less than a week ago a Microsoft video emerged that made reference to...

It looks like there will be a new RTM build of Windows 10 as build 17134 is discovered dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-12 19:06:53

It had been thought that Build 17133 that rolled out to Windows Insiders was the RTM version of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. But with the discovery of a bug in this build, it seems that this will not be the one that rolls out to everyone. Yesterday we reported about a "blocking bug" that looks set to delay the release of the next big update to Windows, and now it seems that there will be at...

Microsoft discovers blocking bug and delays the release of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-11 18:18:07

The next big update for Windows 10 has been delayed while Microsoft rushes to fix a newly-discovered bug. Known variously as Windows 10 version 1803, Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version Next, Redstone 4 and Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, it was widely thought that the update had reached RTM and was on the verge of rolling out. However, this last-minute discovery means there will be a...

Hackers hijack YouTube ads with Coinhive to mine Monero cryptocurrency dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-28 10:21:21

The clandestine mining of cryptocurrency is something that we have seen in various forms over the last year or so, in website code and Android apps. A new discovery by security firm Trend Micro shows that hackers have found a way to inject Coinhive mining code into ads that appear on YouTube. The crypto-jacking technique means that hackers have been able to profit by using other people's CPU time...

Intel will release chips free from Meltdown and Spectre bugs this year dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-26 16:00:59

The discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in processors caused a great deal of panic and confusion. The poor reliability and performance hit brought about by patches did little to help consumer confidence, but Intel says it will be releasing processors in 2018 that are free from the problems. The move will be welcomed by customers who have been frustrated by problematic bug fixes...

Newly discovered planet is nearly 25 percent the size of its star - Ars Technica dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-11-01 17:13:22

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Newly discovered planet is nearly 25 percent the size of its star
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What does it take to build a gas giant? Building models of planet formation and studying exosolar systems have both provided us with some hints. But there's a small but growing list of cases where the two of these approaches disagree about what's possible.
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Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers - dans Informatique / Multimedia
Google News - Sci/Tech 2017-10-31 19:26:45
Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers
Artist's impression of the gas giant planet NGTS-1b and its neighboring star, an ultracool red dwarf. Credit: Mark Garlick/University of Warwick. A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ...
This Tiny Star Hosts a Planet Nearly...