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    Facebook plans to integrate facial recognition into its smart glasses

    How would the public and regulators react if Facebook’s first smart glasses were able to identify people? Undoubtedly, the simple suggestion of such a function would be worth some remonstrances to the firm.   We know from the Connect event in September 2020  : Facebook will market in 2021 a pair of smart connected glasses. The result of a partnership with the Italian eyewear giant Luxottica , undoubtedly exploiting the essential Ray-Ban brand, these eyewear have been developed for several years already within the Facebook Reality Labs, which now bring together all the related in-house engineering poles. to virtual and augmented realities, including Oculus.   Looking more like Snapchat Shows or Bose Frames than the…

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    Clubhouse facing wave of safety concerns

    Clubhouse, the vocal social network that is talked about a lot for its elitist side, might be less private than you think. Security specialists have indeed noted some weaknesses within the application. The price of success. While the Clubhouse social network is starting to get serious talk about it, security specialists have taken an interest in the company’s practices in this area. And the results are somewhat worrying. As an article in Wired explains , the small business is indeed experiencing some youthful issues. “The sort of manageable thing when you have 100,000 users becomes more complicated when you have a million. The level of exposure increases, the threat increases, the number of people dissecting the service increases,”…

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    Qonto completes its access to mobile payment, the bank adds Google Pay

    All Qonto customers will be able to pay from their smartphone via a mobile payment service. The neo-bank for professionals has just added Google Pay for the compatibility of its bank cards, a few weeks after the arrival of Apple Pay . For those less familiar with mobile payment applications, Qonto now allows its customers with an Android smartphone to be able to save their bank card on their phone so that they can pay contactlessly using the NFC chip on our terminal. Qonto is one of the last neo-banks to offer the compatibility of its cards with mobile payment services. For many months, in 2020, the establishment was displayed among the…

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    TikTok calls on European associations for moderation

    TikTok has just announced that it is calling on outside experts for content moderation in Europe. The platform will draw on child and mental health professionals to form a safety advisory board. After being pinned down by the Italian authorities, TikTok wants to show off. In the country, access to the social network had been blocked for users who could not prove their age. A decision that followed the death of a girl who had achieved a dangerous challenge on the platform. Since last December, TikTok has also been the subject of a lawsuit in the country, which points to “a lack of attention to the protection of minors” . To meet the expectations of the Italian government…

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    Samsung Odyssey G9 (2021): the impressive curved monitor tastes of Mini LED

    A new Samsung Odyssey G9 (2021) curved monitor has been made official. Compared to the previous generation, this version benefits from a Mini LED screen for better display quality. Last year, the Samsung Odyssey G9 was really impressive with its extraordinary size. In 2021, the South Korean giant is setting the scene with a new version of the monitor, this time with a Quantum Mini LED screen . Overall, this new model keeps a 48.8-inch panel with a 32: 9 ratio and the pretty crazy 1000R curvature that aims to improve immersion. It must be said that this new Samsung Odyssey G9 is still as much dedicated to gaming. WHAT THE…

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    Apple Mac M1: the first refurbished models are available

    At the end of last year, Apple lifted the veil on a whole new generation of Mac Mini and MacBook, powered by the in-house processor: M1 . An M1 chip which replaces the Intel processors hitherto used by the American giant, and which (overall) makes its buyers happy.   The first refurbished Mac M1 have arrived A few months later, the first Apple products, equipped with this new M1 chip, are available in the “ Refurbished ” section . At present, the few products put online by Apple have all found buyers, and in the Mac section, we only find (for the moment) models with an Intel chip. Still, the initiative made it possible in particular to get…

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    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 in the test: RTX 2070 performance with 12 GB and rBAR for the first time

    With the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB, Nvidia wants to offer GeForce RTX 2070 performance for, according to the price list, “from 329 euros”, with 12 GB the memory expansion of the smallest ampere graphics card is more than generous. In the test, the custom designs Asus ROG Strix OC and MSI Gaming X are convincing. Nvidia’s Resizable BAR adaptation is also celebrating its premiere. The GeForce RTX 3000 series is almost complete Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 series based on “gaming amps” is almost complete with today’s market launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB. The GeForce RTX 3090 appeals to the absolute enthusiast and professional user with large memory requirements, the GeForce RTX…

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    Huawei Eyewear II in the test: Smart sunglasses with integrated headphones

    The Huawei X Gentle Monster Eyewear II are Bluetooth sunglasses with audio drivers, a battery and touch surfaces in the arms. But even when viewed through the darkened glasses, the thin sound, which lacks bass and pressure, is not convincing. With the Huawei X Gentle Monster Eyewear II, the Chinese manufacturer offers audio sunglasses with Bluetooth in the style of Bose frames. The mixture of sunglasses and headphones should make music accessible anytime and anywhere without having to carry additional headphones. Huawei offers different versions of the Eyewear II, the model FIJ-CG020, Smart Myma, is used in the test. The manufacturer specifies a glasses width of 143 to 154 mm, which corresponds to…

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    Monster Hunter Rise: PC version of the next monster hunt is in the works

    The next Monster Hunter will initially appear for the Nintendo Switch and will return to its roots there. A PC version of “Rise” is already in the works, even though it will appear with a significant delay. The port was confirmed by producer Ryōzō Tsujimoto in an interview with The Verge , making official what had already leaked after the Capcom hack last November. While Monster Hunter Rise can be played on the switch as early as March 26, which is playing on the PC until early 2022 on Steam at the start. Tsujimoto was therefore unable to provide more detailed information about the port, as he is still in an early project phase. Tsujimoto told IGN that the reason for the port was the demand, especially from…

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    Weekly review and outlook: Core i7-11700K with early start and small GeForce with 12 GB

    With the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB (test) , Nvidia was definitely number one in the article charts: it delivers the smallest gaming ampere graphics card with the first memory increase in the series to date, which was again immediately sold out at the MSRP enough to talk about. At the weekend, Intel’s Core i7-11700K hit the gas too early. The smallest GeForce with the big memory So far, Nvidia has been stingy when it comes to the storage equipment of the GeForce RTX 3000 series compared to the previous generation: Compared to its predecessor, only the GeForce RTX 3090 had more VRAM and only if it was the predecessor of the most…

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    First benchmarks: Core i7-11700K available in stores much too early

    One month before the official launch, Intel’s Core i7-11700K has already appeared at several retailers. While one shop quickly took its listings offline again, another is still delivering. For Intel, this could develop into a PR disaster, because the platform is not even ready yet. There is extensive work on the BIOS behind the scenes. Mainboard manufacturers are currently warning the press with samples not to use them for Rocket Lake-S , but only for Comet Lake-S . As a result, CPUs from retailers encounter the same problems: They will work, but not in the way that everyone involved imagines. Nevertheless, a broad field will report on the results in the coming days and weeks before the actual…

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    CPU rumors: AMD’s Genoa for servers with 96 Zen 4 cores

    AMD’s Genoa server CPU will probably be unveiled at the end of 2022. The first assumed key data show an interesting complete package, which starts with 96 Zen 4 cores, continues with 128 PCIe lanes of the fifth generation and finds its place with a wide 12-channel memory interface in the huge SP5 socket with 6,096 contact areas. Some of the rumors today sound almost too good to be true, on the other hand, AMD has proven in recent years that it likes to go one step further than the norm. Since Milan does not get any additional core equipment with Zen 3 and has 64 cores at the same maximum as its predecessor, the step to…

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    In the test 15 years ago: ATi’s all-in-wonder Radeons with TV tuner

    The all-in-wonder (AIW) Radeon X1900 (test) was one of the last graphics cards from ATi that was specifically optimized for multimedia applications. In addition to its multimedia capabilities thanks to digital and analog TV tuners, it was able to convince in the test with high gaming performance and quiet cooling. Radio, television and a remote control The AIW Radeon X1900 was based on the R580 GPU, which was also found in the high-end models Radeon X1900 XT and XTX. Compared to these, both their GPU and memory clocks were significantly lower. Compared to the previous AIW models, the computing power of the AIW Radeon X1900 was still impressively high. All-In-Wonder X1900 All-In-Wonder 2006 PCIe All-In-Wonder…

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    C: \ B_retro \ Issue_70 \: Sega Game Gear

    As a handheld game console of the 4th generation, the Sega Game Gear competed against the Nintendo Game Boy and the Atari Lynx from 1990 onwards. Although technically and graphically superior to the worldwide success of Nintendo, which has sold almost 120 million times, the Game Gear, as a portable master system, clearly lost out in favor of gamers. C: \ B_retro \ Ausgabe_70 \ Sega_Game_Gear Based largely on the technology of the stationary Sega Master System , the Japanese manufacturer Sega released the Sega Game Gear on October 6, 1990 as a portable game console of the 4th generation. Intended as a direct counter to the Nintendo Game Boy, the Sega Game Gear was able to convince primarily…

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    Crypto skeptic: Bill Gates warns everyone who is not Elon Musk about Bitcoin

    In an interview with Bloomberg, Bill Gates also commented on Bitcoins on Tuesday. He made it clear that he is not a fan of cryptocurrencies. In the “Bloomberg Technology” format, Bill Gates spoke to Emily Chang about disinformation in social media, bitcoins and the latest developments in the corona pandemic. Gates tried to remain friendly and obliging at all times. Sometimes that presented him with visible challenges. Gates: Bitcoin hype can have a negative impact on retail investors The most difficult part of the interview dealt with Elon Musk, Tesla and Bitcoin (from minute 7:05). In doing so, he first made it clear that he recognized Tesla as a good company with good products. And he does…

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    E-car: Hyundai Ioniq 5 turns the cockpit into a living room

    The Ioniq 5 is the first electric model of the Ioniq sub-brand founded by Hyundai . Designed as a CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle), it is based on the new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This creates a flat floor with a movable island in the interior. Two 12.25-inch displays adorn the living room cockpit. With the sub-brand Ioniq (Ion + Unique), Hyundai wants to take on a pioneering role in the field of alternative drives. The Ioniq 5 is the first model of this electric brand and is due to hit the German market in early summer 2021 after today’s presentation. A basic model with “extensive equipment” is planned for 41,900 euros, which comes with a 58 kWh battery…

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    Lenovo Tab P11 in the test: multimedia tablet with Android 10 for 249 euros

    The Tab P11 from Lenovo is a good family tablet for a wide variety of usage scenarios, and its display impresses with pen input and battery life in the test. However, the outdated Android 10 contrasts with these and other positive aspects.   Design and processing The Tab P11 from Lenovo is quite elegant, but its appearance does not come close to its big brother, the P11 Pro . For an RRP from 249 euros, the workmanship is decent, even if the edges of some of the more expensive models are a bit narrower. The 11-inch display, which is not common in the targeted price range, has dimensions of 258.4 × 163.0 mm. This means that the…

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    Corsair MP600 Pro 2 TB in the test: next-gen SSD with almost 2 GB / s in SLC mode

    The NVMe SSD Corsair MP600 Pro relies on the second generation PCIe 4.0 controller from Phison and TLC-NAND. In the test, the drive is not only fast in SLC mode, but also outshines the MP600, especially in TLC write mode. File transfers of several hundred GB are no problem.   MP600 Pro: Corsair’s 2nd generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs In spring 2019, Corsairs MP600 was one of the first SSDs with PCIe 4.0 . Since then, a number of manufacturers have relied on the Phison-developed platform with the Phison E16 controller, which has a peak of 5,000 MB / s for sequential reading and more than 4,000 MB / s for writing. A new generation of…

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    PS5 stock: we will have to wait at least until the second part of 2021

    As expected, the PS5 shortage will continue in 2021. While Sony is reassuring for the second half of the year, it’s not guaranteed that you can easily get your hands on a copy in 2021. As you’ve probably noticed, the Sony PlayStation 5 – along with the Xbox Series X and S – has been nearly impossible to buy since its launch on November 19, 2020. Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, a officially mentioned this subject during an interview.   A SHORTAGE THAT WILL LAST IN 2021 During an exchange with the Washington Post and the Financial Times, the boss of PlayStation returned to the last…

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    Password Checkup on Android: Google will prompt you to change your bad passwords

    Thanks to Google’s Password Checkup, Android will now be able to notify you when it notices that you are using a compromised password. The function Checkup Passwords – Password Checkup in English – is available for some time on your Google account. Today, it benefits from deeper integration on Android to strengthen the security of your data. BETTER PASSWORD PROTECTION Google in fact writes the following:   Your login credentials are one of your first lines of defense against intruders, which is why we have integrated the password verification feature in devices running Android 9 and above. This function lets you know if the password you used has been exposed before and what to…

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