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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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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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SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 promises full Office 2016 compatibility, debuts optional ribbon interface dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 18:00:31

Why pay a monthly subscription for Office software? SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 has just been released, promising full compatibility with the latest Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats and debuting a new optional ribbon interface for those switching from Office 2007 or later. FreeOffice comprises word processor TextMaker 2018, spreadsheets package PlanMaker 2018 and presentation tool Presentations...

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Microsoft launches free Surface Pro 4 replacement program because it can't fix flickering screens dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-12 10:12:09

If you have a Surface Pro 4, you might be one of the unlucky tablet owners to suffer from a flickering screen -- a problem predictably dubbed "flickergate". Unable to come up with a fix, Microsoft has opened up a replacement program that means that those affected by the problem will be able to get a new Surface Pro 4 free of charge. Microsoft says that it has been unable to produce a patch to...

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? Bandes-annonces : Death Wish, Deadpool 2, Ant-Man, Robin des bois, Gotti et Guy dans Informatique / Multimedia
PC INpact 2018-05-08 13:37:00

Cette semaine, l'action est au rendez-vous avec Death Wish, une comédie avec Abdel et la Comtesse et un mélodrame avec Monsieur Je-sais-tout. Les bandes-annonces étaient chargées ces derniers jours, avec Deadpool 2, Ant-Man et La Guêpe, Gotti (avec John Travolta), Robin des bois (de Leonardo DiCaprio), Midnight Sun, 13 Reasons Why,...

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? Bandes-annonces : Death Wish, Deadpool 2, Ant-Man, Robin des bois, Gotti et Guy dans Informatique / Multimedia
PC INpact 2018-05-08 13:37:00

Cette semaine, l'action est au rendez-vous avec Death Wish, une comédie avec Abdel et la Comtesse et un mélodrame avec Monsieur Je-sais-tout. Les bandes-annonces étaient chargées ces derniers jours, avec Deadpool 2, Ant-Man et La Guêpe, Gotti (avec John Travolta), Robin des bois (de Leonardo DiCaprio), Midnight Sun, 13 Reasons Why,...

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This 1920's radio runs Windows 10 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-18 20:45:07

I have some friends who own, and regularly use, a 1920s wind up gramophone. It’s a great piece of audio equipment and there’s something very satisfying about lifting the arm and dropping the needle down on a 78 record and enjoying the tinny sound it produces. Getting use out of a similar-era radio isn’t as easy, which is why Derek Traxler, the owner of a computer store and repair shop in...

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Facebook: Yep, we track non-users -- but everyone else is doing it, so why shouldn't we? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-17 16:46:46

In a blog post addressing some of the questions Mark Zuckerberg failed to properly answer in front of Congress, Facebook has admitted that it tracks both users and non-users as they use the web. This is something the social network has historically denied. Facebook's product management director, David Baser, conceded that "when you visit a site or app that uses our services, we receive information...

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Live migration and why it's important for VMware cloud partners dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-06 12:45:07

When moving VMware virtual machines to the cloud, the sure-fire way to migrate the VMs and their data completely is to simply stop the VMs, copy their components (OVF files) and assemble them into an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA). You transport the OVA package over the network or via a physical device to the cloud destination, unpack the files and restart the VMs. If you’ve done things right, the...

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