Mark Zuckerberg agrees to appear in front of EU parliament to answer questions about Facebook's use of data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 17:51:55

After refusing to answer questions in the UK, Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to face questions in front of the EU Parliament. The grilling comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. The Facebook CEO could answer questions about the social network's use of data very soon, with the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, saying that "hopefully" it could happen next week....

Trump says he wants to get ZTE 'back into business, fast' despite putting a Denial Order in place dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 11:05:09

Donald Trump has caused confusion after using Twitter to indicate that he would like to get Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE "back into business, fast". This is despite the US Department of Commerce banning exports to the company for seven years, something ZTE says left it unable to continue running its main operations. Trump now says that he's working with China's President Xi to help get the...

Google will require OEMs to provide regular Android security updates dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-12 10:41:53

The fragmentation problem that affects Android not only means that there are a tiny number of users running the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, but also that many handsets are not patched with the latest security update. This could be about to change. At its I/O developer conference this week, Google announced that its security policies will be changing. While its not clear...

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...

US ban forces ZTE to close its main operations dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-10 16:03:01

ZTE's fall from grace has been fairly spectacular. Now -- just weeks after been blacklisted by both the US and the UK -- the Chinese telecom manufacturer has announced that it has ceased its "major operating activities". The company blames the move directly on the US ban on sales to ZTE, but says it is talking to the US government to try to get the ban lifted. Without a supply of US-made...

Iran could launch cyber attacks in response to renewed sanctions dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-09 18:06:36

President Trump's re-imposition of sanctions against Iran could lead the country to respond by launching cyber attacks on Western businesses within months, according to a new report. Threat intelligence company Recorded Future has today released new research and analysis into the Iranian cyber threat. Since at least 2009, Iran has regularly responded to sanctions or perceived provocations by...

Google News gets a major revamp and an AI injection dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 22:28:55

Today at its I/O developer conference, Google revealed major changes for Google News. The company says that the revamp combines the best of artificial intelligence with the best of human intelligence, and it sees Google try to rebuild the trust people have in online news. As well as a revamp of the underlying technology, there are also changes in presentation. A "For You" section in the app...

Android P: Smarter and simpler than ever dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 21:58:22

Today at Google I/O, the search giant unveiled a beta version of Android P, the next release of its mobile operating system. This future OS makes good use of machine learning in a number of ways, including Adaptive Battery, which prioritizes battery power for the apps and services you use the most, and Adaptive Brightness, which learns how you like to set the brightness based on your surroundings....

Android Things exits beta as Google jumps further into the IoT dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-07 20:10:04

Google today announced the launch of Android Things 1.0, its Internet of Things platform. There have been numerous beta versions for developers to play with, but now that the operating system has been officially launched we can expect to see it popping up on a wide range of devices. The company says that it has been working closely with a number of manufacturers to help ensure that products will...

Comment la mission InSight va étudier la structure interne de Mars dans Informatique / Multimedia
PC INpact 2018-05-04 16:15:48

Demain, une fusée Atlas V décollera avec la mission InSight et deux nanosatellites à son bord. Elle s'intéressera au cœur de Mars et essayera de comprendre pourquoi le « moteur » de la planète s'est arrêté de fonctionner il y a 4 milliards d'années. À bord de l'atterrisseur se...