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Apple releases iOS 11 public beta

The future of iOS is here — sort of.<p>After sharing early builds with developers, Apple has deemed the next big iOS update (iOS 11) ready for the broader beta-testing public. If you want to risk putting the unfinished software on your device, you can do just that by heading to Apple’s beta tester …

iOS

Recours, calendrier... : comment Google peut faire appel de son amende record

Google se dit prêt à faire appel de l'amende record de 2,4 milliards d'euros infligée par la Commission européenne. Comment le géant peut-il …

The Honor 9 is now available in Europe

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched its newest flagship devices in China a few weeks ago, and now it’s on the way to Europe, according to <i>9to5Google</i>. The Honor 9 comes with a respectable spec sheet for a device that will retail £380 (€450):<p>5.15-inch 1080p display<br>• Kirin 960 SoC<br>• Up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of …

Tablets

Petya : ce que l'on sait de l'attaque mondiale au ransomware en cours - Tech

Un mois après l'attaque au ransomware WannaCrypt, une nouvelle vague mondiale a touché plusieurs entreprises et administrations de différents pays. …

A quick Spotify trick: see all of the songs that got away

Still waiting on Lemonade<p>Do you ever get the sense that your Spotify playlists are shrinking? Or that you’re hearing the same songs more often? Or maybe a few of your favorites unceremoniously disappeared?<p>Spotify automatically hides songs that artists have pulled from the streaming service without …

Lana Del Rey

Facebook a franchi la barre des 2 milliards d'utilisateurs - Tech

Mark Zuckerberg a annoncé que Facebook venait de dépasser la barre des deux milliards d'utilisateurs. Cela fait beaucoup d'amis.<p>Un service avec un …

Pandora is stopping service in Australia and New Zealand

It’s only two international markets<p>Pandora just announced its co-founder Tim Westergren has stepped down as CEO, and now the streaming provider tells <i>Billboard</i> that it’s ending operations in Australia and New Zealand.<p>Australia and New Zealand were Pandora’s only international operations, meaning it …

New Zealand

It’s already too late for today’s ransomware victims to pay up and save their computers

The problem with a headline-making ransomware scheme<p>After thousands of infections, the new Petya ransomware has run into its first major problem, as a German email provider has blocked the email account the virus was using to manage ransom demands. Victims should be advised not to pay into the …

Security

Uber now lets you request a ride for someone else

Uber is adding a new feature that lets you specify someone else in your phone’s contact book as the rider for the trip. It was always possible to hail a ride and specify another pickup point if you wanted to, but the new feature really streamlines the process, allows both rider and driver to …

Uber

The OnePlus 5 is now available for everyone else

After an initial rollout for OnePlus superfans, the new OnePlus 5 flagship is now available for any jerk who visits the OnePlus online store. The phone, which comes in $479 and $539 flavors, is currently in stock and "ships immediately." Once this wave of inventory runs out, the OnePlus store will …

Tablets

Obsolescence programmée : Greenpeace épingle Samsung, Apple et Microsoft - Tech

Greenpeace a dressé son premier classement des entreprises de la tech à la pointe de l'obsolescence programmée, ce phénomène consistant à réduire la …

A new ransomware attack is hitting airlines, banks and utilities across Europe

A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month’s WannaCry attack. The most severe damage is being reported by Ukrainian businesses, with systems compromised at Ukraine’s central bank, state telecom, municipal metro, and …

Chernobyl

Test de Google Wifi : quand Mountain View invente le routeur Wi-Fi pour les nuls - Tech

Les objets de Google n'arrivent pas tous en France, mais Google Wifi a décidé de poser ses pieds sur notre territoire. Disponible dès le 26 juin …

Les smartphones inquiètent l’industrie du chewing-gum, les ventes sont en chute libre !

Le marché du Chewing gum poursuit sa dégringolade en France, avec 7 % de recul depuis le début de cette année, d’après les chiffres publiés par le …

Google WiFi has launched in France and Germany

Google WiFi is Google’s router, capable of creating a mesh network to extend your Wi-Fi network without any wires. The devices are sold individually …

Google WiFi

Behold, The World's First Self-Driving Potato

The future is here and it will be filled with self-driving potatoes. This week redditor Marek Baczynski unveiled how he invented the very first …

Tech Trends

Apple acquires SMI eye-tracking company

In a move that is sure to stoke rumors about Apple’s future work in augmented and virtual reality technologies, Apple has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), an eye-tracking firm, MacRumors reports.<p>The German company, which was founded in 1991, has done significant work in eye-tracking …

Mixed Reality

MIT’s new drones switch between flying and driving for optimal urban transport

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed a new prototype drone that can both fly and drive, and will determine which method to use to optimize battery life, speed and efficiency. It’s a preview of how autonomous urban transit might one day work, with flying cars …

Drones

Moth Eyes May Inspire Major Advance in Smartphone Design

Inspired by the nanostructures on moth eyes, engineers and materials scientists have been developing anti-reflection films with a wide variety of applications.<p>(Inside Science) — Moths' eyes sport nanoscale structures on their surfaces that minimize light reflection. This feature helps the insects …

Engineering

Meet Laughly: The Pandora for jokes

Laughly is an audio streaming service focused on comedy. It works like Spotify or Pandora, but it treats artists like partners. Comedians get paid for every ‘click’, and all revenue is split 50/50.<p>There are 250,000 registered users listening to over 700 comedians on Laughly; all the popular artists …

Comedy

This cloud-connected fidget spinner takes uselessness to a whole new level

Fidget spinners — yeah, they're still a thing. So why not capitalize on the phase if you can?<p>Ben Parnas, an electrical engineer at Formlabs, and his buddy Greg Daneault, an associate software engineer at Carbon Black, did just that. The two created a fidget spinner that may be even more useless …

Fidget Spinner

iOS 11: The best new features in one handy list

iOS 11 is one of the biggest updates to Apple’s mobile OS yet, especially for iPad users. Now that it’s available in a public beta, here’s our rundown of the best features so you can decide for yourself whether to install. Spoiler alert: you probably should.<p>Apple Pay takes on Venmo and …

iOS

How tech companies are recognizing Pride Month

In the month of June, tech companies celebrated Pride in the best way they know how: small, quirky product updates.<p>With San Francisco and New York’s annual Pride event hitting this weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on just how far LGBTQ visibility in the tech community has come in a few short …

Silicon Valley

SpaceX successfully completes two Falcon 9 landings in one weekend

This is SpaceX’s lucky 13th landing — and its eighth at sea<p>SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the second Falcon 9 rocket in roughly 48 hours — giving SpaceX two wins in its “weekend doubleheader.” The nearly back-to-back launches are a show of strength for the company that has said it …

Exploration

At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools

Cover Apple for a while and you start to notice a general cadence to the company’s behavior and strategy.<p>To name one example, consider the last several macOS releases. In 2009, Apple announced Snow Leopard, which famously eschewed new features for what the company described as “hundreds of …

High Sierra

Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm

Justin Caldbeck, the co-founder of Binary Capital, and Matt Mazzeo, the firm’s newest partner, have both resigned from the venture firm, according to a statement from the firm’s remaining co-founder Jonathan Teo.<p>The statement confirms reporting earlier in the evening on Sunday from Axios and comes …

Venture Capital

La Russie bloquera Telegram si l’app ne donne pas ses données au Kremlin

La pression s'accentue sur Pavel et Nikolay Durov. Mécontent de la gestion des données de la messagerie chiffrée, le Kremlin imagine bloquer …

Amazon accuses Walmart of bullying in cloud computing clash

<b>Walmart, the US's biggest retail chain, has been accused of trying to coerce its technology suppliers into shunning Amazon's cloud computing service.</b><p>Amazon has accused its rival of attempting to "bully" the IT companies into picking a rival platform.<p>The row follows a report by the Wall Street …

Amazon Web Services

Adopte Un Mec fait bonne figure auprès de la Cnil

<b>Adult FriendFinder</b> et <b>Ashley Madison</b> ont récemment fait l’objet d’attaques de grande envergure. Dans le premier cas, les hackers sont repartis avec …