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mercredi 6 novembre 2019

Xiaomi introduce the Mi Note 10

novembre 06, 2019 0

Xiaomi wants to set up in Europe with all its strength and expand its presence in as many markets as possible. The Chinese manufacturer opposes the supremacy of Apple, Huawei and Samsung with advantageous prices and a constantly expanding catalog. The new Xiaomi devices are based on photography and we present them to you now.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10: a promising device

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 immediately shows off its premium upscale look with rounded edges at the back and thin borders around the screen. The notch is relatively small and the edges of the screen are rounded towards the frame. On the body, you can see the configuration of the camera: three sensors collected in one area and two modules placed individually below. The design is probably unusual but it shows the direction that Xiaomi with Mi Note 10 decided to take.

A camera to test in detail

What is the Mi Note 10 camera capable of? Technically, it promises well even if, as always, only a thorough test can confirm it. The 108 megapixel sensor offers high resolution but is also one of the most powerful integrated on smartphones with its 1 / 1.33 micrometer.

In addition to the main camera, four other cameras are used:

Main sensor: 108 MP, f / 1.69, 25mm
Short telephoto: 12 MP, f / 1: 2.6, 50 mm
Long telephoto lens: 5 MP, f / 3.6, 100mm, 100mm, 100mm
Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4 for shooting up to 2 cm in front of the lens
Ultra wide angle: 20 MP, f / 2.2.2, 16mm
The selfie camera (f / 2.0 aperture) also has a high resolution and offers 3 MP shots that are reduced to 8 MP.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10: the technical sheet

Beyond the cameras, there is more! The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 6.47 "display with Full-HD + definition, Xiaomi uses an AMOLED panel with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The same glass is also used on the back side. Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Yes, the presence of this processor does not conform to the rest of the datasheet.

The Mi Note 10 incorporates a fingerprint sensor under the screen, but Xiaomi has decided to save on the processor. Performance will be sufficient for most users, but those who rely on high-end devices may not be interested. The same goes for memory. The Mi Note 10 arrives in Europe with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory while it arrives in China, under the name of Xiaomi CC9 Pro, with 8 GB and 256 GB.

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Accused cheating, Fortnite video game

novembre 06, 2019 0
Jarvis Kaye, a 17-year-old Briton, is no longer allowed to play Fortnite, the famous online video game. It was not his parents who banned him, but the publisher of the game Epic Games, who accused him of cheating. Because this teen is not anyone.

a global market worth between $ 600 and $ 900 million: e-sport, or e-sport, is a booming market. It is attracting more and more young video game enthusiasts, the best of whom even become paid professionals.

This is the case of Jarvis Kaye. At just 17 years old, this Briton has become a professional player of the famous Fortnite online game. The young gamer is known as "FaZe Jarvis" and is part of the e-sports team called FaZe Clan. It is considered one of the best in the world.

Most young people playing video games know this name. Because this British teen enjoys a lot of notoriety on social networks: it has more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube and nearly 600 000 people follow him on Twitch, a website that broadcasts videos dedicated to video games.

But in a video published this Sunday, November 3 on YouTube, the young Jarvis appears completely devastated. What puts him in this state? He has just been banned for life from Fortnite, the fighting game, he explains to his followers, his fans who follow him on the internet. A drama for him.

It was the game's publisher, Epic Games, who inflicted this punishment. And who ejected him from his servers.

Epic Games accuses the young gamer of having used, via his secondary account, aimbots, cheat software to improve the accuracy of shooting in the fighting game, reports the British newspaper The Independent.

The apology of the teenager in tears

"All I wanted was that my videos be nice to watch. I never thought I could be banned from Fortnite, it did not even cross my mind. It's the first time I've ever used bulls and I've never done it in competition, "says the young man, with tears in his eyes.

He then explains that he will no longer be able to play Fortnite or create game related content on YouTube and Twitch. Then, he apologizes to Epic Games: "I know I made a mistake and I'm really sorry. "

But Epic Games has a zero tolerance policy for players suspected of cheating, especially if their gaming performance allows them to make a living. In 2018, the gaming publisher even bought Kamu, a Finnish company specializing in online gaming security, to fight against cheaters.

On Twitter, Jarvis Kaye thanked all those who support him. Since then, his community of fans has immediately created the hashtag #FreeJarvis on the social network, hoping that the company publisher of the game reconsider his decision and is exceptionally lenient towards him.

For his part, Jarvis says "take responsibility for his actions." Meanwhile, other Internet users hope that his case will serve as an example to those who are tempted to cheat to win ...
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samedi 26 octobre 2019

Huawei: ARM does not let go of the firm, SoC Kirin are not dead

octobre 26, 2019 0
ARM does not give up Huawei. The British holding ensures that the design of its hearts and architectures escape the restrictions imposed by Donald Trump last May. The Chinese manufacturer is therefore free to design the next generation of SoC Kirin based on ARM technologies.

In May 2019, ARM was forced to surprise its relationship with Huawei following the decree promulgated by Donald Trump. This law prohibits a list of Chinese companies from using American technologies. Fearing that its licenses are based more than 25% on technologies from the United States, ARM has preferred to end its collaboration with the Chinese group ... until recently.

Huawei: ARM will continue to collaborate with HiSilicon

The British holding company now asserts that the design of its hearts and architectures are based mainly on British technologies, report our colleagues from Reuters this Friday, October 25, 2019. "Versions 8 and 9 of ARM architectures are technologies of British origin" announces an ARM spokesperson.

"ARM can supply HiSilicon (Huawei's subsidiary) with the ARM v8-A architecture, as well as the next generation of this architecture, following a thorough review of both architectures, all of which were considered original. the spokesman. ARM licenses, though partially developed in Austin, Texas and San Jose, California, do not exceed the maximum rate of 25% set by the Trump administration.

"After evaluating Arm's products and partnering with Huawei, Arm has concluded that the patents on which its main chip design architectures are based are based on UK-based technologies and are therefore unaffected by US measurements. ARM said a few weeks ago at a meeting with Huawei officials in Schenzen, China.

In his interview with Reuters, the spokesman is a little more measured. "Arm is actively communicating with department officials about our collaboration with our partner HiSilicon, and we are confident that we respect the parameters of these guidelines" tempers the manager. For now, ARM does not seem able to say that all its future architectures can escape US restrictions. Nevertheless, the collaboration between ARM and HiSilicon seems to be well on its way.

Huawei is free to design the Kirin SoC of Mate 40 with ARM

Nevertheless, Huawei is currently free to develop its SoC Kirin based on the designs and architectures provided by ARM. At the latest news, ARM and Huawei are currently working on the successor of the Kirin 990 Mate 30. Expected in September 2020, this system on chip would be engraved in 5nm by TSMC, the Taiwanese foundry. The SoC would be based on an ARM Cortex-A77 core architecture. Not surprisingly, it will enter the market with the Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro.

Source : Reuters
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mardi 22 octobre 2019

GTA 6: a youtubeur decides to drive in GTA 5 live 24/24 until his exit from the game

octobre 22, 2019 0
A fan very impatient for the release of GTA 6 has launched a rather crazy challenge: roaming the streets of San Andreas 24/24 live, on YouTube, until Rockstar Games decides to launch the next game. The problem ? There are several - but in any case the streamer in question may wander a long time on the map.

We feel that there is a youtubeur very clever in the room. The 10HoursMovie YouTube channel took on a crazy challenge: driving in GTA 5 non stop until Rockstar Games finally decided to launch GTA 6. So, in a live video, we can see the youtubeur drive with a background music - without the slightest comment. There are of course several problems. And the first of them is size: Rockstar Games has not yet announced GTA 6. In fact, for the moment, there is not really any rumor to put in the tooth that would confirm the the very existence of this game, which could (or could not) come out in 2020, 2021, 2022 ... or 2099. We do not know anything about it!

GTA 6: this crazy youtubeur who wants to play GTA 5 until the release of the sequel is it only human?

The other problem is the direct consequence of the first one: there are very strong doubts as to the authenticity of the performance. First because playing alone without stopping at the same game 24 hours a day does not seem reasonable at all. Then because no clue proves that we have a human player at the other end of the stream: we told you, there is no voice off - nevertheless, overprinted text suggests a rain of donations. Because that's what seems to be the purpose of the maneuver: to generate money by surfing on the waiting for a game that we do not even know if it is about to leave.

If you come across this stream, we recommend you to go your way. However, be aware that as noted by our colleagues TomsGuide has happened that such performances last for years. This is the case for example of Desert Bus for Hope, organized since 2007, and still in progress. In this case, the performance is nevertheless easier to verify, since it is a real marathon in which enthusiasts take turns for 12 years. Their goal ? Raise funds for charities that care for children. And you give back some faith in humanity.

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NordVPN confirms hacking

octobre 22, 2019 1
NordVPN has just confirmed having been hacked several months ago, in March 2018. Hackers have had access to a server rented by the firm for about a month lives a remote management system which the firm denies know the existence. Hackers did not have access to any batches or identifiers, but were able to conduct targeted man-in-the-middle attacks, unbeknownst to everyone.

Do you use NordVPN as a VPN access provider? Bad news: the service that highlights the protection of its users, and the lack of activity logs, was a victim of hacking. The firm admits to TechCrunch that "hackers had access to one of [our] datacenters in Finland where we rent our servers, without authorization." The case goes back to March 2018, and if the firm only talks about it now, it was because it wanted to make sure that other parts of its infrastructure were not vulnerable to such attacks.

NordVPN admits to being hacked

Thus, "the server itself did not contain any log of user activity - none of our applications sent credentials created by users for authentication, so the usernames and words of pass could not be intercepted either, "says a representative of the firm cited by TechCrunch. In fact, hackers did not have access to stored data, but they could still use this access to conduct very targeted attacks.

For example analyze all the traffic of a user on the fly - a formidable technique that is called "man-in-the-middle". To carry out their attack hackers hijacked a remote management system which NordVPN claims never to have known. For this they used private keys - now expired. These unique keys could only be used to access a server - which was not named by the firm. NordVPN points out that no other server has been affected by this attack.

There is no (more) reason to worry at this stage. But it is hoped that the security of the users of this service will be better guaranteed in the future - the consequences may be dramatic for some users

Source : TechCrunch
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lundi 21 octobre 2019

Pixel 4: Google will add an option so that it does not unlock with eyes closed

octobre 21, 2019 0
Google confirms that Pixel 4 will soon have an option that will prevent them from unlocking with their eyes closed. The feature should be available via an update "in the coming months". The firm recommends users worried to activate lockdown - or disable Face Unlock in favor of the code or password.

The facial recognition of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL can rely on the most secure and sophisticated sensor set on the market, its software implementation makes surprising biases: it is, among other things, possible to unlock the smartphone simply by presenting it in the face of its owner, whether he has - or not - his eyes open. The smartphone will unlock even when you sleep, for example. Even when someone will briefly present the smartphone to your face while you look elsewhere.

Pixel 4: Google will improve the Face Unlock so that it never unlocks the smartphone without your knowledge

A non-problem for some users, but others are still worried about the many situations in which some might abuse this feature. And thus have easy access to sensitive data or even make payments without the knowledge of the user. Unlike iPhone, which have an option that detects the user's intention (it is mandatory to look towards the smartphone when active) - Google does not seem to have deemed it essential to do the same thing, obviously more visibly speed and simplicity of use.

A message in the menus of the Pixel 4 also warns users that their smartphone can unlock with their eyes closed when the face unlock is active. This should change "in the coming months". Google promises indeed an update that will add an option to require the attention of the user. Meanwhile Google recommends using "Lockdown" - a button that will disable all other unlocking methods that take advantage of the password. It is also recommended to completely disable the unlock face for the most concerned users.

Source : 9to5Google
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OnePlus 7T fails Jerry Rig Everything's resistance test

octobre 21, 2019 0
The OnePlus 7T has just passed into the hands of Jerry Rig Everything for uncompromising stress testing. This torture test tests the smartphone's AMOLED 90 Hz display, its triple circular rear photo sensor and its aluminum frame. Unlike its predecessors, the flagship killer unfortunately failed in the last phase of the test. Check out the video below.

True to its habits, Jerry Rig Everything begins by testing the resistance of the OnePlus 7T AMOLED panel. As is the case for most high-end tested, the slab resists pretty well to the shots of the videographer's cutter. There is little risk that your keys or parts left in your pocket leave traces on the glass.

OnePlus 7T: this test of resistance puts to the test the smartphone, here is the video
In contact with the flame of a lighter, the AMOLED screen is just as durable. After a few seconds, the pixels of the slab start working normally. On this side, the OnePlus 7T resists as well as any other premium terminal on the market. Same story for the glass back and the triple circular sensor. The rear module does not risk anything in case of normal daily use.

The smartphone unfortunately fails the folding test. As always, YouTubeur concludes his video by trying to bend the device with bare hands. From the first seconds of bending, the glass on the back of the terminal cracked. The videographer attributes this fragility to the presence of the circular cutout dedicated to the camera "OnePlus has never failed my resistance tests," notes Jerry Rig Everything, visibly surprised and disappointed. The OnePlus 7 Pro had passed the test hands down.

"I have smartphones endure hardships that do not reflect normal everyday life," says the videographer. Nevertheless, most of the devices tested proved impossible to bend. The OnePlus 7T has therefore failed the resistance test. In case of classic use, the flasghip should not disappoint you anyway.
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