September 30, 2014

HP unveiled tablets 7 and 8 inches that will be sold from 99 dollars

HP manufacturer regularly expands its range with new products. Last June, it took advantage of COMPUTEX show to present tablet Pro 612 x2 12.5 inch. It is notably composed of an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, up to 8GB RAM, up to 256GB SSD and a 5-megapixel camera sensor. A fingerprint reader and a 3G or 4G modem are also available as an option.

HP introduces new models in its range Stream. Besides netbooks, 11.6 and 13.3 inches, the manufacturer has unveiled two new tablets. On Windows, they are on the segment of entry level.
HP unveiled little information. As their names suggest, tablets Stream 7 and 8 are respectively 7 and 8 inches. They will be equipped with HD screen resolution 1280 x 800 pixels. Also, they will be equipped with an Intel Atom Z3735G processor, 1GB RAM and a storage space of 16GB. These tablets will have no microSD slot or HDMI port, but will be equipped with microUSB ports and stereo speakers.
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HP Stream 7 tablets will be sold at $ 99 and Stream 8 for $ 149. A version of that model will be 4G enabled and will have 200MB each month.
Beyond the low price, HP put on the same services offered to its new netbooks Stream, namely: 1 year subscription to Office 365 staff, storage space of 1 TB each month on OneDrive and 60 minutes of calls via Skype.

Android Auto: a guide to best practices for developers

Google introduced a set of best practices for developers wishing to exploit the features of the platform Android Auto. In Focus: road safety.

Android Auto is a software platform for using the features of smartphones while driving, via the dashboard of a vehicle: make phone calls or use the voice search system Google Now for example. Developers who want to make their apps compatible with Android Auto must now comply with specifications to ensure the safety of motorists. For Google, this is part of the requirements for security certificates builders and authorities.

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Among the first orders of Google: Apps should not distract drivers. Thus, apps used by car must be optimized and simplified "app design is used car is fundamentally different from those designed for smartphones and tablets." Concretely, this means among other things that the default interface apps can not be changed.

Other measures, app architecture, development process, and the test phase are found in the Android Auto guide.

September 29, 2014

Connected devices allowed in flight

According to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), passengers will soon be able to use their smartphones and tablets without the need to turn on airplane mode.

While use recommendations usually require Turn off electronic devices, or at least to pass in airplane mode, passengers will soon be able to stay connected during the different phases of flight: the limit was lifted on September 26 by EASA. "Passengers can use their portable electronic devices as in all other means of transport during the trip."

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Before you can apply this measure, airlines must comply with a series of tests to determine the impact of 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi connections and Bluetooth on-board systems. Specifically, in the case of 2G / 3G / 4G connections, passengers will enjoy connections terrestrial networks so that they remain accessible to a certain altitude level. Wi-Fi in the aircraft remains meanwhile expensive to set up the device. 

Facebook launches its new Ads platform Atlas

Facebook  launches its new Ads platform Atlas. The arrival of Atlas was already expected, since they are redeemed from Microsoft in 2013.

With its operations, Facebook hopes to offer its ads much more detailed statistics. This could also be a first step towards ads campaigns on other sites.
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Atlas platform will have the role of measuring advertising effectiveness by following the user on its way, and regardless of his playback media (desktop, smartphone, tablet ...). The data from the social network may be used for other sites.

Atlas responsible Erik Johnson said that "the Internet users spend more time on various terminals before. This change has a significant impact on the customer experience, whether online or in-store .. Current technologies (cookies) are less effective when used alone. The cookies do not work on mobile, are less sharp in demographic targeting and they can not follow the conversion funnel customer across browsers and different channels. "The goal of Atlas is to complete these statistics, "anonymously.

Facebook aim to play market share of online ads to Google. In 2014, the giant holds 31% share of the ads market.

September 28, 2014

Oracle introduces OpenStack for Linux

A few days before its big annual event, Oracle OpenWorld, the main topic will be the cloud, the publisher introduces its version of OpenStack for Linux.

After the announcement of the withdrawal of Larry Ellison, in the opening few days of its major annual conference, the central issue will be the cloud, Oracle brings to market its version of the OpenStack stack to run on the Linux and Virtualization server.
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In beta since last May, but rather on Havana, this version presented, and it is running Icehouse successor to Havana. It includes the plug-in Cinder for ZFS storage appliance in and supports MySQL. The main differences with the beta: a simplified installation and several bugs are now fixed process.

Oracle OpenWorld will be held from September 28 to October 2 in San Francisco.

September 27, 2014

Google make a round table on the right to be forgotten in Paris

This Sept. 25, Google in Paris to make a round table on the right to be forgotten.

The introduction of a form of right to be forgotten on the search engines quickly seduced Europeans. On 2 June, five days after launch, Google received 41,000 requests for withdrawal. On 18 July, the total reached 91,000 requests. Today, Google says that 135,000 requests were sent to demand the withdrawal of 470,000 pages. If European users have embraced this form immediately, shipments increased from 10,000 requests per day to about 1 000 Despite this stabilization requests, Google, let alone decide whether each expresses its difficulties in judging. The group wants the court to be clarified and to create debate, Google has embarked on a tour of European capitals.

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After Madrid and Rome, it is Paris which hosted this September 25th, the conference organized by Google.
As the CNIL criticized Google, this is the group that selected the speakers who discussed the right to be forgotten. Around David Drummond, Google's general counsel, personalities of different professions were present such as the doctor of psychology, Serge Tisseron, and Bertrand de La Chapelle, diplomat and member of the board of directors of ICANN.

For over four hours, they discussed the right to oblivion in different aspects: the identification and selection of the terms of this law, the modalities of implementation and the level of transparency, difficulties judging each request and the limits and consequences of the right to oblivion.

This debate has shown how the right to be forgotten lacked clarity and context. In that sense, Google has managed its objective in this Parisian stage.