The 2016 edition of the Consumer electronic show should still be a record year for product announcements. With such launches on the side of French businesses.
Bracelets health, smart cars, drones but also smartphones, 3D printers or clothing connected ... the next CES in Las Vegas will likely rich in advertisements and innovations in all areas. The organizers promise no less than 20,000 new! There should be particular discoveries of the next startups selected to represent the French Tech: "With few exceptions, companies that we support have products that have not yet been commercialized. And CES is the opportunity to successfully move from prototype to commercialization,"says Eric Morand, head of Tech & Business Services department of France.
The welfare sector should be particularly served. Thus, the product offered by the company L-EES helps to lose weight by "adapting efforts metabolism" of the user. Or Sensorwake who "designs, develops and markets an innovative olfactory alarm clock for waking up happy and spend happy mornings."
Beyond the connected personal items, they are probably still cars with and without driver, which should make the show. As the area of robotics at large (drones, household robots, humanoids ...).
Surprises could also come from more traditional players like Samsung Electronics, the Korean manufacturer. Rumors say it could present a smartphone foldable screen ...
Often, manufacturers use the same private keys for their various product series. Thereby creating attacks interception.
We already knew that the connected objects had rather a poor level of security. But the study entitled "House of Keys," just published by Stefan Viehbock, security researcher at SEC Consult, is beyond comprehension.The specialist has made encryption keys research or certificates hardcoded into the firmware and achieved a mammoth task by analyzing more than 4,000 devices from 70 manufacturers: modems, routers, IP cameras, IP phones, etc. The result is edifying. He found no less than 580 unique private keys scattered in his sample. They are generally used to establish secure connections via HTTPS or SSH (Secure Shell), through remote management operations.
In itself, find a private key in a firmware already poses a slight problem, because as sensitive data should not be as easily accessible. But there is worse. Relying on Internet massive scans, the researcher was able - by a correlation analysis - to detect millions of devices that used these same keys.The same key may well end up in all copies of the same model or the same family of models. Sometimes she finds herself in the same sets of competing manufacturers models. From a security standpoint, it's a disaster, because you only have access to a device to derive the private key of tens or even hundreds of thousands of others, without much difficulty.
What is the risk to users? Hold a private key can decrypt stream or impersonate a device. It would, in particular, to siphon credentials for the administrator account used for SSH and HTTPS connections in question. In practice, a lambda pirate can make such an attack only if it is on the same local network (wired or wireless). Since the Internet, the attack is much more difficult. To intercept traffic, we must have hands on telecom equipment, which is not given to everyone.
The same tools, the same lines of code
The question is why these keys are found and copied tens of thousands of times. The answer is simple: with ease. To create their firmwares, manufacturers more or less use the same tools, the same APIs and the same lines of code. Thus, a certificate found in a Broadcom SDK is reflected as such in 480,000 units of a dozen different manufacturers. A certificate from a SDK Texas Instruments has been copied, in the same way in more than 300,000 units a dozen different manufacturers. Added to this is the fact that remote administration services are enabled by default in many devices, and thus accessible through the internet. Without this being really useful.
In total, Stefan Viehbock identified 900 vulnerable devices, sold by 50 manufacturers. All were alerted. A security rating has been issued by the CERT Carnegie Mellon. But the problem is not easy to solve. Ideally, manufacturers update the firmware so that each device holds different keys of others. "These can be generated in the plant or when first put into operation," says the researcher. The SSH and HTTPS access should also be kept to a minimum.
With its new ShatterShield technology, Motorola promises for its new high-end smartphone maximum resistance to breakage or cracking, along with a 4 year warranty.
After the launch at the end of the summer of Moto X Play and Style, Motorola ended the year in style by unveiling its high-end smartphone: Moto X Force. It is not quite a novelty as the subsidiary of Lenovo already sells under the name Droid 2 Turbo recent days in the US. But beyond its solid equipment, the appeal of this X Force is not less strong. This is the first smartphone equipped with a shatterproof screen ... simply!
No marketing bullshit here during the presentation of this smartphone in the French press, as we have repeatedly let fall on marble, the screen has never even cracked that. Note that the 4-year warranty that applies to this screen only covers small unintentional falls no question of crush with his 4x4, or go to the mill or throwing the top of the Eiffel Tower. Moreover, the housing itself is not stamped shockproof. It is not waterproof, only splashproof.
The Quad HD OLED 5.4 inch screen that the X-Force team is as strong with the new ShatterShield technology patented by Motorola. The screen is thus composed of five layers: the hard anti-scratch coating, a polymer layer shockproof, tactile layer (doubled for security), the flexible OLED and a final layer of aluminum screen for the stiffness of the structure . All of which could help mitigate the brightness and contrast of the screen. We will check it at our next test.
For the rest of the equipment, there is at the helm the Snapdragon processor 810 coupled with 3GB of RAM. For storage, the internal memory is expandable to 32 GB through a micro SD slot capable of receiving a card of 2 TB (200 GB Sandisk in practice). Finally, for the photo part, two sensors (21 megapixels in the back and 5 megapixel front) are integrated, even those that equip the Moto X. With previous treatment of higher image quality, according Motorola and DxOMark which ranked the top 3 in its mobile, yet improved.The smartphone runs Android 5.1 but an update to Marshmallow (6.0) would be available early in 2016.
What about autonomy, which remains the sinews of war at the manufacturers? Knowing that the Moto X Force is equipped with the powerful but extremely greedy Snapdragon 810, Motorola has integrated a high capacity battery 3760 mAh of. The manufacturer promises up to 48 hours of battery life. We will judge on part. One thing is certain however, the X-Force has a fast charge techno (that of Qualcomm, Motorola decorated with innovations). The mobile is well supplied with a 25 watt charger that allows to recover up to 13 hours of battery life in 15 minutes.
The Moto X Force is available today at a price of 710 dollar on Amazon, in its standard version (a new plastic "ballistic nylon" in black or white). It will be marketed in December Motomaker on the site where he can, for a few tens of euros extra, be personalized (new leather-wrapped, 64 GB internal memory, etc.)
Christmas PC gaming announced in Berlin at IFA, begin to arrive. And Asus opens the ball with no less than fifteen ROG G752.
Already widely presented at the IFA 2015, the latest addition to the range of laptops for gamers Asus ROG finally shows in France. G752 dubbed ROG, this computer is a 17.3-inch screen model and takes some good ingredients earlier versions while changing somewhat even- -when her attire. Exit the black coating so stealth fighter and welcome to the hood and supervision of the tray so brushed aluminum keyboard. The aggressiveness of the beast is also somewhat larger, with orange on certain elements or vents red color that is also found in the keys to make them perfectly visibiles during gaming sessions in the dark.
Matte panel supports NVIDIA G-Sync for all and steam room for the more expensive
The ROG Asus G752 will be divided into 15 different versions, following the signs. However, the Taiwanese brand puts a spotlight on three models in particular, G752VL, G752VT and VY. Although not the same ship components from one version to another, but there are some constants. Of the VL and VY, cooling is provided by an asynchronous device that is to say that in dependence of the load on the CPU or the GPU, the fans do not rotate at the same speed. In addition, on the most high-end model, the ROG G752VY, Asus relies on a vapor chamber type of ventilation. Remember, the steam rooms are usually used on high-end graphics cards to temper effectively the heat of the chip. Always on the side of dissipation, Asus has optimized the evacuation of dust inside the case to prevent the fans do get dirty and lose efficiency, adversely affecting the service life of components.
Another common to all versions, the Full HD panel uses the IPS displaytechnology, is matte coating compatible NVIDIA G-Sync. As a reminder, this technology harmonizes the refresh rate of the screen on the number of images per second issued by the graphics chip and, to avoid image distortion and swings images that create slowdowns in Games.
ROG G752: everything to play well to have provided the means
Available immediately or in the course of December, the configurations of turning ROG G752 all in Windows 10 and are all based on Intel Core i7 processor the Skylake generation. Depending on the version, the amount of onboard memory range between 8 and 32 GB DDR4 (2133 MHz) for more or less flexibility in applications. Be aware that, like all ROG, adding RAM is quite simple.
In terms of graphics card, Asus is working with NVIDIA for some generations of G and it is not the G752 that breaks with tradition. The VL is the GeForce GTX 965m officiating and for VT and VY, the GeForce GTX 970M (with 3 or 6 GB of memory) or the GeForce GTX 980M (in 4 or 8 GB GDDR5) are the bar.Finally, storage is comprised of both SSDs and traditional hard drive. Note that the memory disk models are M.2 PCI-Express models to increase performance in reading and writing. Thus the VL and VT, Asus put on 128 GB SSD and a hard drive 1 TB while on the higher end, different capacities of SSDs will be available (128-512 GB) but the hard drive itself remains 1TB.
It is now time to take stock prices. And it might hurt some portfolios. The ROG G752 are positioning all on the (very) high-end, but at different rungs of the ladder. Thus VL are marketed from 1600 euros as G752VL-GC057T for example. For VT and VY, prices begin respectively at 1,800 and 2,100 euros and go up depending on the options present. Are sacred, certainly, but to play well, better not hesitate to invest initially. A model of ROG G752 (the G752VT-GC037T) arrived at 01net.com Lab there are few, the test is coming in the coming days.
Data encryption, anonymous connections, hidden financial circuits ... unfortunately Digital technologies provide new opportunities for cybercriminals.
The attacks of November 13 highlighted digital technology used by terrorists Daesh. Obviously, the terrorist group is not the only criminal organization to rely on such tools. olaisred.com the opportunity to make an overview of the products that make life more difficult for police officers.
After the revelations of Edward Snowden, encryption has been introduced in many consumer products. IOS and Android smartphones are now encrypted by default without the manufacturers can not decipher. What makes them howl of police investigation services. Many messaging and telephony apps also rely on encryption, which prevents eavesdropping.
In some cases, encryption is performed from beginning to end, which is the ultimate in this field. Callers are then alone possess the encryption keys that are not registered on the servers of a manufacturer or a service provider. This is the case, for example, iMessage and FaceTime for Apple terminals. But there are others. To find out, simply visit the American Association site EFF, which established a comparative. According to her, currently the most secure software are called Signal, Silent Text, Silent Phone, Telegram, TextSecure, Pidgin, ChatSecure, cryptocat. And inevitably, they give a headache to the police officers.
Encrypt data is good, but not enough. Because the connection data (who calls whom, when and from where) provide a wealth of information on the activity of users and their environment. But there are ways to cover their tracks. On the Internet, cybercriminals (not them!) Use Tor, a service that anonymizes the connection. And the best is to use the software from a public WiFi network. Admittedly, this protection is not 100% reliable, as evidenced by the regular security researchers. But it's very effective, and therefore particularly annoying for the police.
Anonymity at a mobile connection is more difficult to obtain because the SIM card is inevitably associated with the identity of the user. But again, there are some loopholes: stolen phones trafficking, identity theft, Foreign prepaid cards, etc. Some French MVNO, for example, sell their card without checking the identity vis-à-vis, activation then being online. A thug can then fill a false identity it has previously purchased on the Darknet for a few euros. The real bad guys also use a string of phones to not be trapped. Amedy Coulibaly, the shooter Hyper Hide, used for example 13 phones. A method that generates long cold sweat at 36 quai des Goldsmiths.
The occult financial circuits
Nowadays, any purchase made with a credit card is drawn. For their financial exchanges, criminals therefore use other methods. The tickets case is obviously a classic. But the use of digital currencies is also growing strongly, starting with Bitcoin that largely escape state surveillance. On the marketplace Silk Road, all purchases were made in that currency. But there are other systems where transfers are even more hidden as Zerocoin or Dark Wallet.
Alternatively, more basic: prepaid credit cards. They are called Paysafecard, Neocash or Transcash are broadcast by tobacconists and do not require identity verification. The maximum amount allowed for payments is 260 dollars for a non-rechargeable card and 2,600 dollars per year for a rechargeable card. But obviously we can combine several. This particular method has been used to prepare the attacks of 13 November.
Third born of our favorite series of Call of Duty, Black Ops it treats its multi mode, we tested during a short beta. If the air of déjà vu is there, nervousness and some novelties introduced quickly awaken in us a fan of FPS, that never sleeps deeply ...
Call of Duty is a little like Beaujolais. This is a recurring output video game but you never know what will be the quality believed to have played before. AfterCall of Duty (CoD) Advanced Warfare came out last year and led by SledgeHammer studio, it is the turn of Treyarch continue its "branch" Black Ops (BO) far into the future, forty years after the episode previous. Increased between soldier, advanced weaponry and high speed action, the next game Treyarch wants to pursue the player's reconquest of work initiated by Advanced Warfare.
The multiplayer mode is the star!
While Treyarch has done everything to beef up its campaign solo this year,Call of Duty won year after year for its multiplayer mode, to the point of becoming an eSport discipline. Between sponsorship lucrative competitions and players divided into teams, idolized like stars, Call of the ecosystem is doing well. So much in fact that Activision takes the trouble to create a new division dedicated to eSports, led by the former head of ESPN, the largest sports channel in North America. With Black Ops 3, due out next November 6 on PC, Xbox One and PS4, we rub our hands because it is our "branch" favorite tree. Benign, we took the direction of the short beta Multi proposed by the editor ...
As a deja vu ...
At first glance, the PC graphics are satisfactory if somewhat dull. Very nice but not really transcendent. For connoisseurs of the license, we gladly would say that the overall rendering might be the mixture of Call of Duty: Ghost and Advanced Warfare. Two titles released in 2013 and 2014 respectively ... As you approach a little, one quickly realizes that they are not searched enough, too static, and some textures deserve better treatment.
We feel nevertheless that some efforts have been made to the graphics card in our test machine is a little put to use. Hopefully the final version of the game will kneel ... although we have doubts. Moreover, CoD continues to offer us an unchanging universe innovations insensitive to the competition offers. Thus, the partial or total destructibility of the environment is not part of the mentality Call of Duty.
... And partly already-played!
A good multiplayer FPS, especially when he can play as a team, it is above all a very good playability, nerve and characterized by precision weapons, travel options and tactics openings related to the environment. Gameplay side, no worries, no surprises good or bad, it is on familiar ground.
The characters' movements are fluid and the action unfolds at a frantic speed.Indeed, the style of play of the Call of Duty borrows shamelessly to the previous opus for the soldier raised to the improbable endurance side. Black Ops 3 also eyeing the side of Titanfall, creators of the fruit of the Call of Duty license passed the enemy Electronic Arts, for mixing between movements horizontally and vertically, made possible by a jetpack. What is important to create tactical opportunities to achieve to achieve the goals or simply emerge as the greatest scourge of opponents.
Between conventional weapons and superpowers
For weapons and their behavior, nothing to declare. We find a sighting system adapted to the console, even on PC, with a "hit box" a little less tolerant than what exists on console. Nevertheless, we found several times to shoot our opponents slightly above their head and have still managed to kill ... a bullet into "full head". Probably a small problem latency between the server and our machine. For the rest, all the lights are green is still wanting more even after being coldly cut down by an opponent.
Arsenal, meanwhile, mixes both deadly weapons "realistic" than completely fanciful and futuristic. Pistols, pumps rifles, machine guns and precision continually have the smoking gun. Impossible not to indulge in the joys of shooting reinforced slip a good old machine gun. Or to afford the back of a great stab at that opponent then has just landed him with the jetpack. The game possibilities are further enhanced through the "special power" unique to each class. The latter is active only if you have slain opponent enough and it is devastating, when used well. Black Ops risk to some fantasy by implementing this special ability in its soldiers, a sort of ultimate jurisdiction limited duration. In addition to the skill of the players to control weapons as diverse and varied, we must above all get to find the right timing to activate this power. Sometimes it can save your skin, making a mouthful three belligerents. Or an attempt to defeat enemy incursion of a point to defend.
A good Call of multiplayer!
With the proliferation of types of games and multi Zombies mode, it's a safe bet that all of the CoD community is benefiting greatly in Black Ops 3. Although more nervous and dynamic than other drafts, it also seems well more complete and diverse in its gameplay, thanks to multiple classes to embody and evolve. Team play seems to be above personal achievement, which is not displeasing to us - the question is whether the players ... play the game.
More accustomed to the rhythm and spaces Battlefield 4, we found this in the multi CoD an opportunity to play a quarter of an hour, an hour, or even a whole afternoon without feeling of disadvantage by compared to those whose days are punctuated by the title. Promiscuity and the playing surface does not prevent to carry out ambushes or teamwork. As long we play with teammates having a little savvy and not rushing headlong in the front line. And despite the reservations expressed above, we must admit that this beta has hooked us to the point we want to give to persevere. It will therefore be necessary to provide you a few free hours in your diary, alongside those already planned for Star Wars Battlefront and last Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. With such a program, the end of the year promises to be very complicated. Even too complicated.
Slim and lightweight, the new Ultra TEA offers everything expected of a reading light and even more on the side of the photo and audio.
Lyons Tea startup that provides some great booksellers and distributors a complete solution of digital ebooks sales, recently launched a high-end model. Dubbed Ultra, this new reading lamp joins the Lux 3 Touch on physical or virtual ray Cultura, Decitre, Auchan or even soon Chapter and France Loisirs. It should be noted that this is in both reading lights designed by Ukrainian Pocketbook.
Photo, audio ... More than just reading light
With characteristics similar to the Touch Lux 3 as an HD E Ink screen 6 inches, an integrated lighting system or an internal memory of 4GB, Ultra works with the latest in screen technology Carta, book significantly lowered dimensions (7.9 mm thick for 175 grams) and more original, loads a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash.
Feature that even disappeared from most map lights, Ultra TEA has a jack for listening to MP3 or audio-books or take the reading by voice synthesis via headphones.
Also be noted that the advantage of reading lights stamped TEA facing the Pocketbook is that they provide access firstly to an integrated French dictionary and secondly to an online bookstore (200000 titles in ePub including 30000 free), also accessible from a PC. The user can then read his works from any media (mobile included) or even in the cloud TEA.
Ultra TEA is sold at 160 dollars. It comes preloaded with about twenty novels and a leather case. A year-end operation should provide for the resumption of your old reading light for an amount of up to 30 dollar.
Announced at E3 2015, the backward compatibility of the Xbox 360 games on Xbox One finally arrives! Launch date scheduled on November 12. Over 100 titles are already in the starting blocks.
November 12 is marking a milestone in the calendar of the Xbox One. This is indeed the day that Microsoft's console will migrate to the new operating system very similar to Windows 10 and one that will also sign the launch backward compatibility program.
And if, when the announcement at E3, the number of games involved remained uncertain, we now know that, as of Thursday, more than 100 titles that will be affected. Among the best known include Fable II, the four episodes of the series Gears of War, Mass Effect 1, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars or Fallout 3. The full list is available on the Microsoftwebsite.
In addition, all games purchased with the loyalty program Games With Goldon Xbox 360 after November 12 will also be playable on One. A good plan: we can enjoy the games offered for free for this program via 360 on the One.In other words, subscribers Xbox Live Gold will have access to four free games per month.
One 360 and players can also play old games together, and the owners of the new Xbox can stream them on their various devices running Windows 10.
Specifically, 360 compatible games that you have purchased version dematerialized automatically appear in your title list. As for the DVD games, we must first install the disk in the One reader, wait patiently for the download of the full game, then start ... Without removing the cake from the drive.
These 104 titles are just the beginning. In fact, Microsoft says it is able to add every month new pages to its catalog of games compatible. The first will be added in December: Bioshock 1, Bioshock 2 and Infinite, Call of Duty Black Ops or Halo Wars.
Promised at the Microsoft conference at E3 2015, the brand new software environment of the Xbox One is now available for download. Faster, more intuitive and above all more ... Windows 10!
Sky ! My xbox one came under Windows 10! This is probably what will say users of the Microsoft console when they made the update 1.12 GB, proposed this morning at the lighting of the One. And if the "new experience" Xbox (the name given by Microsoft) is certainly quite confusing at first, after a few hours of use, one thing is clear: it is smoother and more ergonomic.
Note: despite repeated attempts, you can not make screenshots on the interface. Xbox categorically refused to do. So we had to get out the camera to achieve our house catches.
Home screen seamlessly
We take the same and we change a few things. The host interface is more readable but remains fragmented tiles of all sizes. However navigation is much faster. In particular because no more sails only horizontally, but also vertically now.
Under the main picture now appears launch your history, listing the last actions performed on the console (games and applications launched etc.) On the left, a small menu eerily reminiscent of the app icons in Windows 10 to Xbox discreet.
Menu which, incidentally, is also available in. From a simple double press the "Home" button, the X button backlit, it allows you to take pictures or video captures but also to join the party line of a friend, it takes place on the same set or a different title you have also.
Notification Center, chat space, settings and even small historic images or video shots made ... access to many key functions are also there. This new interface also introduces some shortcuts to the joystick to move more easily from point A to point B. For example, just press twice the right trigger to launch the interface gathering all the games installed.
Setting yet with the app Xbox Accessories. With the latter, it is now possible to change the assignment of the buttons in all games, regardless, regardless of the wireless controller used. A feature that until now was reserved for the excellent Elite Controller.
Again Microsoft made the household. Heavy icons are shelved and found very little light pictograms Windows 10 and the organization listed in the menus. In short, we are on familiar ground.
Success and activities of organized best friends
For lovers of success and competitions between friends, new experience xbox one displays the latest acquisitions in a much more readable. On the touch of a button, they are sharing, we "like" those friends.
The most popular content on YouTube Live or
If you have the habit of consuming streaming or videos shot by YouTubeurs orshoutcasters Live, the new interface makes them an impressive site via the new section Oneguide. In a few strokes of sticks, we are in the heart of the jungle of video apps.
Also associated with this menu, the latest popular broadcasts Catch Up TV,the most consumed series on Netflix or thematic selections on the Microsoft catalog. A buy of course.
Game cards and hubs dedicated
Each purchasable game on the Xbox Store sees his summary sheet evolve into a hub. More clear presentation also includes DLC and display horizontally so that it can embrace with one look and ... estimate how, in addition to the price of the game, we have to pay for the DLC, objects and maps and more.One can also get a quick idea of the title Twitch watching a session of another player.
Compatibility with Xbox 360 games: mandatory update
Deployed in the coming hours, the compatibility of the Xbox 360 with the Xbox One only works if the migration to the new system is made by the user.If among your online purchase of library, one or more games are concerned, a message will warn you. If it is late arriving, just restart the console should be enough to get him. Note that for a short period of time (not defined by Microsoft), all multiplayer modes Xbox 360 games normally requiring a subscription Xbox Live Gold will Free for all owners of Xbox One. On your paddles, the weekend may go very quickly!