Christian Maurice-Kidza

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Chromecast app now available in the Google Play Store!

Google yesterday, during its Breakfast with Sunday Pichai event in San Francisco, announced a device that changes everything — Chromecast. As <i>Android Authority</i>‘s very own Derek Ross puts it, “for just $35, you can turn your living room into an Internet media consumption powerhouse” with this …

Google Play

Open source virtualization software still trails, despite improvements

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Open source virtualization is still a niche technology, despite the rise of multi-hypervisor...<p>infrastructures.<p>Recent open source …

A new Google Glass competitor?

<b>A new Google Glass competitor?</b><p>I bet you are asking "who is Recon?" and "why is Recon a competitor for Google Glass?" It's the company that makes the displays inside Oakley and Smith Micro's latest goggles.<p>But now Recon is showing off its next product, for this winter, wearable sports devices. AKA "Jet." http://jet.reconinstruments.com/<p>So, why should Recon be taken seriously?<p>Well, first, Google Glass won't be out this year. But even taking that out of the equation Recon is going after two very …

Why the Galaxy S4 with pure Android is just the Nexus 5 in disguise

I saw it. You saw it. We all saw it. I’m not talking about how everyone at this year’s Google I/O developer conference got a free Chromebook Pixel. I’m talking about the fact that Google announced a new version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, one that’ll run a “pure” Android operating system that’s free …

Android News

Google’s Products Are Just By-Products Of Its Quest For Tomorrow

Google isn’t about search, apps or devices. Those are just vehicles, and there’s no destination. That’s because Larry Page’s Google is on an unending pursuit of the future, not just next quarter’s earnings. The scattershot of projects Google revealed today at I/O had just one unifying factor: They …

Google Hangout video chats don't work on AT&T cellular connections on Android, but why?

Shades of last year's FaceTime controversy show up at Google I/O<p>As reported by <i>SlashGear</i> today, video chat capability in Google's new Hangouts app for Android is disabled when connected to an AT&T cellular network — you're presented with a friendly message that "you must be on a Wi-Fi network to …

Ground control to Major Tux: Space station dumps Windows, now uses Linux

For reasons involving reliability — which is semi-kinda important in low-Earth orbit, apparently — our fellow nerds living aboard the International Space Station have made the switch from Windows to Linux for astronauts’ laptops.<p>The space nerds will get training from the Linux Foundation for the …

Les plans d'austérité en Europe critiqués par les États-Unis

Accusés de plomber la reprise de l'économie mondiale, les plans d'austérité drastiques mis en oeuvre en Europe vont se retrouver sous le feu des …

Économie

Forget sex: how the idea behind Bang with Friends could revolutionize social interaction

Apple's Find My Friends, a mostly-unrelated concept.<p>Perhaps you've heard of Bang With Friends. It's a rather controversial thing. Simply put, it's a Facebook and mobile app that lets you pick which of your friends you'd like to "bang." Oh, but it's more clever than that: the app won't reveal your …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Google to make 2-step verification mandatory

(Image credit: Biometrics / Shutterstock)<p>The rise of mobile devices and persistent connectivity, as well as apps and cloud services, has put us all at potential risk when it comes to online security. Simply put, it’s no longer as basic as using strong passwords and strong encryption on websites and …

Information Systems

Apple, Samsung again take all of handset industry profits

The companies combined to capture 100 percent of the industry's profits, but that's actually slightly lower than where they had been in previous quarters.<p>Apple and Samsung can't be stopped in the handset market, according to new data from analysts at Cannacord Genuity.<p>The analysts on Monday …

Mobile

HuffPost on Twitter: "Jada Pinkett Smith: 'I'm not afraid to not be liked.' http://t.co/HfzNukiamX"

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'Worst' File-Sharing Pirates Spend 300% More on Content Than 'Honest' Consumers

Early 2012 UK telecoms regulator Ofcom commissioned research designed to track consumer behavior and attitudes towards the legal and illegal …

Home Console Gaming May Suffer Death By A Thousand Cuts, Rather Than A Major Revolution

The Ouya is making its way out to backers even now (though my shipping notification still hasn’t arrived. Grrr.) and judging by early impressions, it’s no silver bullet to take down behemoths like Sony and Microsoft. The $99, Android powered console still isn’t fully formed exactly, but it’s …

Leave Microsoft alone! #sarcasm Cue requisite snark from +Renaud Lepage ...

The Surface Pro is interesting but I haven't been on Windows for years and am not itching to go back.<p>My main computer runs Linux and I don't want to …

Sigh. And few places in Europe still accept US-style cards with past-milleniu...

About the costs: a chip and pin card costs only a handful of euros to manufacture the chip, print the plastic, embedded the chip, personalize chip …

Google builds push notifications into Chrome, Chrome OS

Programmers now can get servers to send alerts to Google's browser rather than requiring the browser itself to constantly check for them.<p>In a step to help browser-based apps catch up with the abilities of other software, Google has made it possible for programmers to push notifications to Web apps …

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Gigaom | Financial Times joins Flipboard, says it’s a better deal than Apple

Advertisement<p>The <i>Financial Times</i> is now making its content available through Flipboard, the popular reading platform that lets users draw on their …

HTC One, un concept iPhone devenu réalité…

C’est un bijou, avec son design très empathique, le dernier des smartphones de <i>HTC</i> (<b>One</b>) réveille une agréable sensation, comble un manque depuis le …

Facebook Is Getting Serious About Original Programming With “Facebook Live”

“House Of Cards” proved that great, exclusive content can create loyal customers. While Facebook isn’t about to produce TV shows, it tells me that it plans to ramp up production of its Facebook Live original programming starting with a talk with Star Trek celebrities today at 5:15 p.m. PST. …