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    Under Joe Biden, the tech war between China and the United States should continue

    Will the Biden administration backtrack in relations with China? Experts, interviewed by CNBC, are unanimous, Chinese companies will again be targeted by the White House. Huawei, TikTok or ZTE… All of them will have very bad memories of Donald Trump. Known for his unpredictability, the 45th US President has spent much of his tenure targeting China and its businesses. Chinese tech has seen numerous bans aimed at depriving it of Western markets or, in the worst case, preventing it from working. Best example to date, Huawei. The Chinese company has lost access to many 5G markets and can no longer manufacture smartphones as before, the United States having prohibited it…

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    Activists Turn The Table On Police By Using Facial Recognition To Identify Them

    When there are protests, police are usually involved to try and maintain the peace. In some instances, protestors and the police get along and no one is really causing any trouble, but in other instances, things can get messy where the police do things that they shouldn’t be doing. Holding the police accountable to their actions would obviously be ideal. Unfortunately, in some cases, the police hide their badges which makes it harder to identify them, at least officially. However, it seems that activists are now getting smarter and are turning the tables on police by using facial recognition software to identify them. This is rather ironic when you consider…

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    At least 100 million PCs are still running Windows 7 a year after its technical support ended

    One year after Microsoft officially discontinued support for Windows 7, nearly 100 million users continue to use it. Microsoft has ended technical support for Windows 7 for a year now. Clearly, this operating system does not and will not benefit from any updates. And yet, there are still more than 100 million users of this now obsolete version of Windows. This figure was obtained by ZDNet, which had been working on this issue last year, just as Windows 7 technical support was ending. At that time, after reviewing analytical data, the site was able to calculate an estimate of some 200 million machines still running this version of the OS.…

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    Adobe Flash dies (finally) today, after long agony

      December 31, 2020 is the last day of technical support for this software which was a pillar of the dynamic Web… and a disaster for computer security. All good things come to an end, and luckily so too. So it is with relatively little sadness that today we live the last day of technical support for Adobe Flash, one of the most hacked technologies of all time, with more than 1,100 security breaches since then. 2002. Without counting all the scams with the fake Flash Player plug-in, which quickly make you dizzy, even nauseated. It is therefore high time to draw the curtain, to push back this trauma in…

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    The repeatability index will help you choose your future smartphone, PC or TV from tomorrow

    From January 1, a clue will show if a device is easily repairable. Among other things, it concerns smartphones and laptops. Soon, in addition to technical sheets and possible performance test results, a new element will allow you to choose your smartphone for purchase: its ease of repair. From January 1, 2021, i.e. tomorrow, a repairability index, whose logo is represented by a wrench and a gear, will be displayed for five product categories: smartphones, laptops, window washing machines, televisions and … lawn mowers. Other categories will be added later. This index is a score out of 10 which must appear on the device (packaging, label) for a physical point…

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    TECHLaunch @ Apple: a program launched by Apple for students

    Far from launches with great fanfare, Apple has quietly opened applications for a new mentoring program dedicated to first-year students specializing in compatibility and economics. This program to support registered students. They can count on valuable advice from Apple employees, they can also observe how Apple teams work and even complete paid internships. This brand new program will open its doors at the start of 2021. As of now, applications are open. An innovative program in which you can participate under certain conditions. To try to be selected, Apple is based on some essential requirements in its eyes. First, you absolutely have to be a first year or second year student. In addition, only…

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    Pixel 5: Google would have removed the astrophotography mode from the ultra wide-angle module

    The latest update to the Google Camera app would have removed the availability of astrophotography mode on the ultra wide-angle module. The image quality would be in question.  The ability to capture starry skies is one of the “signature” features of Google Pixel smartphones and now our colleagues from The Verge have highlighted its partial disappearance on the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, more precisely on the second camera module.   The last two terminals of Google indeed embark for the first time at Google a new ultra-wide-angle module equivalent to a 16 mm (diagonal angular coverage of 107 °) equipped with a 16 Mpix sensor. According to the images shared by…

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    How to turn Assistant into a multilingual interpreter

      Google Use  voice assistant to translate your conversations into multiple languages ​​on the fly. Assistant is full of resources. voice assistant, which can be used in many ways to make certain tasks in everyday life easier, can also be used in many languages ​​that he is fluent in. But he is capable of much more. Assistant can turn into a true multilingual interpreter, able to follow a conversation held in two different languages ​​by translating on the fly what each of the participants is saying. This will allow you to easily hold a conversation with someone who speaks another language, and vice versa, without needing to know how to…

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    Samsung has a strange idea to make the front camera disappear from our smartphones

      Patents filed by Samsung suggest that the Korean manufacturer’s future smartphones will have a tiny external screen capable of moving to reveal a front camera. This mechanism would solve the problem suffered by the first cameras under the screen.   In 2021, the front camera of our smartphones could become invisible. Oppo and Xiaomi have already presented prototypes equipped with a camera under the screen while ZTE markets a smartphone equipped with this technology supposed to eliminate the notch and the punch. We also had the opportunity to preview it a few days ago and were not completely convinced by this proposal, the fault of some technical problems. The…

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    Sony reportedly shipped a total of 3.4 million PS5s in 2020

    Even though many gamers still fail to buy a PS5 due to lack of stocks, Sony has reportedly made record production for its new PlayStation. On November 19, Sony launched its brand new PS5 in France (and elsewhere). A particularly popular next-gen console, a little too much besides, since even today, it is absolutely impossible to put your hand, in a calm and serene way, on the console. One might (rightly) think that Sony has produced a very limited number of PS5s, but in reality, the Japanese giant would have set a new record at this level. Record production for the PS5 Indeed, according to the very serious DigiTimes ,…

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    Be careful, this TikTok challenge can be dangerous!

    Called the “scalp-popping” it aims to crack your scalp with one or more wicks. In addition to being downright unpleasant to look at, it could prove to be dangerous. Health professionals urge Internet users not to reproduce it. On TikTok, a new challenge is being emulated. Called “scalp-popping”, it has been seen no less than 6.4 million times on the social network. This practice aims to crack the scalp by wrapping a wick around his fingers. Internet users then shoot until they hear the famous “pop”. We will not impose images of the challenge, which is particularly unpleasant to watch, but it is very easily accessible on social networks. But…

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    US election: Twitter contradicts Donald Trump in his tweets

    Donald Trump has still not realized the obvious: he lost the US presidential election. The appeals brought by his team to change the course of history are all rejected one after the other by the courts. Maybe Twitter’s latest move will change his mind .. Twitter, the president’s preferred communication channel, has pinned informational tags on tweets about the presidential election and its outcome since November 3, voting day. They called for caution when Donald Trump claimed that the election had been flawed (which has never been proven) or when he claimed he had won the vote. The social network then explained that other sources had not come to the…

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    5G smartphones and health: here is how we will control the waves they emit

      The waves emitted by smartphones in 5G will initially continue to be treated as for 4G. This involves carrying out measurements of SAR, the specific absorption rate. Explanations and report in a specialized laboratory. The effects of 5G on our health are an extremely controversial subject. To the point that several elected officials wished to observe a moratorium on this technology, pending the conclusions of the Health Agency in early 2021. The exposure of our body to electro-magnetic fields comes from two different sources. There are the antennas of the operators and the smartphones. The National Frequency Agency (ANFR) is just starting to check the compliance of 5G devices.…

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    Apple places strategic order for future products

    To prepare the A16 and M3 chips, Apple is taking the lead.     is at the heart of an entire industry, and is crumbling under orders. Semiconductor maker TSMC continues to be the source of customers like HiSilicon, Qualcomm, AMD and MediaTek, and has seen Apple grow in interest as it ditched Intel’s architecture on its new Macs . At the beginning of last week, the Cupertino company would have taken the lead by placing an order for products that will be marketed in … two years. Apple has negotiated with the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer and has managed to take the lead against competition from Android (Qualcomm in particular).…

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    Samsung (already) withdraws post that made fun of iPhone 12 without charger

    Is Samsung also going to remove the charger from its packaging? This is becoming clearer. The Korean giant has just withdrawn a publication that made fun of the absence of a charger in the box of the iPhone 12. This year, Apple has decided to no longer deliver a charger with its smartphones. Why ? The Cupertino company evokes an initiative to limit the amount of electronic waste generated by its products. Of course, not everyone is convinced by Apple’s arguments. And of course, this one was mocked by its competitors … including Samsung . After the presentation of the iPhone 12, the Korean giant recalled that the charger is…

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    Google and Facebook accused of collusion with US government

    D’après des documents obtenus par le Wall Street Journal, Google et Facebook auraient coopéré pour dominer le marché de la pub, mais ils auraient également accepté de s’entraider en cas d’intervention du gouvernement dans leurs affaires. This shouldn’t help Google and Facebook’s business. In recent documents unearthed during a complaint against Google for anti-competitive practices on online advertising, we learn that the Mountain View company would have made agreements with Facebook to help each other in the event of a hard blow against the administration. American. As a reminder, Google is in the sights of a dozen American states, because the company would have wanted to “kill the competition by…

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    Cozy Bear hackers behind massive U.S. hacker attack

        The Russian hacker group Cozy Bear, aka APT29, has struck another big blow by attacking the US Departments of Commerce and Finance, thanks to malware distributed within SolarWinds’ Orion software. Cozy Bear hackers have been a hot topic in recent months. They were thus found behind the attempts to break into the computer systems of research laboratories on the vaccine against COVID-19 this summer. More recently, they managed to get malware into Orion software, which is used for network administration. The SolarWinds publisher counts the US government as a user of Orion. Theft of sensitive information The departments of Treasury and Commerce fell victim to the malware, which…

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    An exceptional year for Discord

    The platform has evolved well in five years. But everything accelerated in 2020. Discord has just raised $ 100 million in a new round of funding, the second in six months. As a promise for next year, its investments will aim to keep the pace of the year 2020.   Over the past twelve months, the software has seen all of its numbers double. Its user count, now estimated at 140 million active users each time, was half that last year. Its valuation, which Tech Crunch was trying to measure at $ 7 billion thanks to this latest fundraiser, was only 3.5 billion previously. “We are honored by the growth…

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    Zoom jumps 40-minute call limit for the holidays

      With confinement and social distancing on the holiday menu, Zoom has decided to make its contribution to the festivities by removing the time limit for video calls. But on certain dates only. For many, 2020 will usher in a new type of Christmas meal, one around the screen and remotely, with confinement and social distancing being on the menu for many.   Aware of its strength since the spring with the confinement of half the planet and the increase in teleworking, Zoom now knows itself to be essential. Which imposes duties as much as it gives advantages. So the videoconferencing service distributed its gifts ahead of time. THE FAMILY…

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    How to share and transfer photos to another smartphone without altering the quality?

    If taking a photo only takes a few seconds, sharing it properly, without degrading its quality is always a headache. Let’s solve once and for all this old problem like smartphones by taking stock of the current solutions. To share or transfer a photo to a friend or loved one, nothing seems easier than going through Whatsapp or Messenger. The interface is simple, sending is done in the thread of a discussion and in addition the photos are automatically added to the photo gallery of your smartphone (we explained some time ago how to fix it). Whatsapp like Messenger have a big flaw: the transfer of photos (and videos) is…

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