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The Samsung Galaxy IRS finally turn to Ice Cream Sandwich

The official update long-awaited Samsung Galaxy IRS under Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich arrives.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich

The smartphone Android Samsung star, Galaxy SII, is finally emerging on the horizon the official update that will make the move towards Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Indeed, on the site are currently available files containing the Roma to the Galaxy IRS under Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 and for the Hungary, the Poland and the Nordic countries. Samsung will deploy the official update from tomorrow as a first step in South Korea.

Other European countries including the France should not delay to also receive this update within hours or even days via the Kies software.

Instagram for Android app approach imminent

Instagram, the lighthouse of iOS photo sharing application arrives very soon on Android.


Downloaded by more than 27 million people around the world on iPhone, Instagram, sharing photos on social networks Facebook and Twitter application, prepares to go out in the days to come on Android.

Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram, said cultural festival and musical SXSW (South by SouthWest) that "very soon", the application would be available on the mobile OS from Google and this version looks even better than on iPhone, it promises!

The application should remain free but advertising, which was previously not present, could make its appearance. Cheeeeese…

The prices of NVIDIA cards are down

The Fermi range graphics cards are now a little more accessible, until Kepler...


Pending the arrival of the new GeForce Kepler, NVIDIA reviews its fee schedule of the current range. To make a little more competitive GeForce GTX 580 cards to AMD cards, the price is revised downwards and it is now available at €339 in boutique.

The GeForce GTX 580 1.5 GB map becomes less expensive than the Radeon HD 7950. What's position on price/performance. If the 3 GB version is now at the same price as the Radeon HD 7950, the GeForce GTX 570 is also entitled to its low and appears now to €249.

NVIDIA therefore moves its former range of graphics cards down to allow flexibility for the introduction of the new range Kepler should more likely delay. We are also eager to test the new GeForce coming unbeatable according to NVIDIA.

Need for a 10 Gb/s network? Intel has the solution

Intel presents its new controller X 540 for 10 Gb/s management and support of the fondeur Xeon processors.

Apart from the professional field, the 10 Gb/s interfaces are not widespread. But professional networks use more this type of interface to meet the growing demand for bandwidth with the collaborative work and storage of data on the servers.


The map Intel X 540 - T2 on PCI-Express 3.0 and the controller Intel X 540

To meet the demand, Intel announces the launch of its controller that supports 10 Gb/s called X 540. Of course, this chip is fully retro-compatible with previous standards, such as Gigabit Ethernet. But Intel offers more support for new features such as the Advanced I/O virtualization or the iSCSI and even Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The skier is the integration of its maximum chip because it can take advantage of the Direct I/O mode that connects the card to the PCI-Express bus 3.0 to the cache of the processor directly, thus speeding up the treatment of packets are transferred without the need to make of mirroring in RAM.

This chip can be found a place on a PCI-Express 3.0 x 8 card for example or even on a motherboard for server. For the moment, he is did not mention of the price, but the precise skier that its offer will be competitive for the rapid adoption of this new standard of the data transport.

Sony unveils its Xperia Sola

3.7 inch 854 x 480, dual-core processor 1 GHz for 9.9 mm thick, this smartphone will come to put between the Xperia U and Xperia P. announced under GingerBread 2.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 for July), it will be sold to the surrounding of €329 towards the end of April. We discover in this video, the important features of this new Sony, including the Floating Touch smartphone.

AFOX unveils a Radeon HD 7850 Slim

The Hong Kong AFOX manufacturer presents version single slot of the Radeon HD 7850.

AFOX is a constructor of Hong Kong which is not yet well known in Europe and who sought to stand out from others by proposing original products.

On its stand of CeBIT in Hanover manufacturer thus unveiled a version slim of the Radeon HD 7850 design reworked up then to stay in a small package on a single slot.

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Model AF7850-1024D5S1 thus its GPU overclocked to 900 Mhz instead of 860 Mhz on the reference map, however the memory goes 2-1 GB and is not dual-core to 1125 Mhz instead of 1200 Mhz advocated by AMD.

The cooling system fan however seems a little light and does not inspire great confidence level efficiency and noise, so test.

Level connectivity, the map is complete and offers a DVI dual link port, HDMI, DisplayPort and a mini DisplayPort output. No tariff or possible date of availability in the hexagon has been clarified.

Seagate updates its GoFlex Slim line

External hard drives Seagate's GoFlex Slim spend 5200 to 7200 trs/min as well as USB 3.0 for more speed.

In April 2011, Seagate has released its FreeAgent GoFlex Slim line 9 mm format. Initially limited to a speed of 5200 trs/min, the manufacturer corrects shooting by proposing today in the same range ultra thin two disks turning this time to 7200 trs/min. The hard drive case has an interface USB 3.0 for transfers and backups of data faster than on the 2.0 version and weighs only 160 grams in the bottom of the bag, as a smartphone.


The new FreeAgent GoFlex Slim is declined in two capacities, one 320 GB already available in store for $ 99 is €104 all taxes and the other 500 GB that is displayed at the price a little high of $ 170.

Lian-Li announced today its PC - Q05

A new ultra thin alu built by Lian-Li case will be available in April for €90.

Ultra-compact package called PC - source will be a place behind a piece of furniture in sin or under a screen of Office, PC classic. While aluminium, it is ultra thin and can accommodate cards mothers mini-ITX as the card Intel DH-61AG taken as an example on the page of the manufacturer.


A little problematic in the case of a Media Center use, this package does not provide location for an optical drive. But on the other hand, it will accommodate two hard disks 3.5 "with more, vibration-proof rubber pads. The constructor indicates that his PC - Q05 weighs only 0.8 Kg and is only 4 cm thick, thus accepting that fan-less configurations or with a ventilation as the Intel HTS 1155LP system recommended in the sheet then. Available in two colors, black or alu, this package should arrive the month in store next for €90 approximately.


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The first config based on Xeon E5 is available!

Dual Intel Xeon E5 in a large package, the first configuration for Workstation is available for $ 2700!


The first to leave its configuration based on processor Intel Xeon E5 is AVADirect. If the announcement to CeBIT 2012 of Intel on the output of this range of processors for servers was expected, we did not expected to see configurations equipped with these new Xeon as quickly! This company, AVADirect, offers primarily all installed packages with a multitude of opportunities needs, target companies mainly.

Under Intel Xeon E5 therefore, we find four different configurations to the catalogue of this assembler. Three in the format Server 1U, 2U, and 4U which are built in part by SuperMicro and a Workstation equipped with a graphics card and a card NVIDIA Tesla for the computing. AVADirect servers can accommodate up to 512 GB of RAM, RAID and USB 3.0. The workstation can be configured to take two Intel Xeon E5, 256 GB of RAM and four in SLI or Crossfire graphics cards.

A sample configuration that the assembler offers:

Package Lian-Li PC-A70F, power supply Cooler Master Slient Pro M 850 Watts 80Plus Bronze, card mother ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS, processor Intel Xeon E5-2603 doubled, heatpipe Artic Cooling Freezer also doubled i30, memory RAM Crucial 4x2Go PC3-10600 CL9, graphics EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (TR) 1.5 GB, hard disk Western Digital Caviar Black 1 To 64 MB cache, reader/writer DVD Sony AD-7261S, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and a 3 year warranty.

All for only $ 2689. The price is mainly justified by the cost of two Intel processors.

A Nokia under Windows 8 tablet for the end of the year?

The Finnish manufacturer Nokia would prepare a touch tablet of 10 "running Windows 8 and expected for the fourth quarter of 2012.

Nokia has time to meet with success in the market for smartphones and, through its 800 Lumia under Windows Phone 7 released late last year, is finally reached.

Now the Finnish firm tries to touch Tablet and true to Microsoft rest adventure because it would work on a digital slate running the next OS Windows 8.


Interface Metro of the future operating system of the firm of Redmond was designed for any touch use, Nokia have therefore already planned out a tablet of 10 "to the end of the year 2012, stack at the output in the trade of Windows 8 on PC.

This slate would be, according to Digitimes, equipped of a processor dual-core Qualcomm and Assembly by Taiwan's Compal Electronics which would produce 200,000 parts first.

Nokia it will reaffirm the success of its Windows Phone with its Windows 8 tablets, given the severe competition that already is raging between the Android slates and the Apple iPad?

From the cache without Intel SSD, HighPoint pulls its expansion card

HighPoint proposes to add four SATA III ports and the technology of cache for €145 with its expansion RocketCache 3420 X 8 card.

highpoint_rocketcache_3240x8_01HighPoint is now proposing to add the functionality of caching for the Intel TRS (Smart Response Technology). We remind that this technology allows to combine the performance of the SSD drives including their response time with the drives tray a little slower, but offering inaccessible storage spaces for flash drives. The map of the HighPoint in PCI-Express 2.0 x 8 thus add this feature normally reserved for equipped with Intel chipsets. Old configurations will appreciate the performance of this technology without too to ruin.

The card called RocketCache 3420 X 8 settled on a bus PCI-Express 2.0 x 8 free while being compatible with version 1.0 of the bus for the still older configurations. The controller to connect four drives SATA III 6 Gb/s of which it will be possible to choose the type of storage. Or, you install two hard drives with tops supported by two drives SSD for performance and security, or four for the high performance flash drives only.

HighPoint RocketCache 3420 X 8 is already available in the shops for a price around the €145. A good way to update an old configuration that does not have SATA III and the chip Intel compatible TRS.

Elecom unveils a new laser projection keyboard

Elecom Japan Society presents a new model of keyboard laser projection and wireless.

The TK-PBL042BK proposed by Elecom presents itself in the form of a small black monolith that can project, with a laser, a full keyboard.

Wireless Bluetooth or via USB cable, allowing charges its battery, this laser projection keyboard is recognized and natively supported by Android and iOS.

On PC, the TK-PBL042BK works with all compatible with standard HID drivers or USB Bluetooth dongle and will then be recognized as any classical keyboard.

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The object is the keys on any flat surface and monitors and detects the pressure of the fingers on the appropriate keys. The effect must be somewhat bizarre because no deflection or vibration sensation is felt to each support, a habit to prendre… or not.

The small black box 38 x 29 x 75 mm and weighs 77 grams without the battery, which allows full recharge, to use the keyboard during two hours non-stop.

Scheduled for a release early April, the TK-PBL042BK of Elecom is announced for a rate somewhat higher $ 352.

Gigabyte passes to the chipset Intel Panther Point

A batch of 10 Gigabyte motherboards is unveiled and built around the new chipset Intel 7 series, Panther Point.

Gigabyte also passes to the Panther Point chipsets Intel series. ASUS presented to us in part its motherboards that will be equipped with these new chipsets compatible Ivy Bridge, but they are also compatible with the Sandy Bridge processors. Gigabyte adds that its motherboards have two UEFI, the second is the first failure.

We have compiled all the information of the motherboards of the constructor.


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Boards mounted with a chipset B75 or H77 have just a cooler for it. Z77 maps are in the range of Ultra Durable 4 Classic originally introduced with the GA-H61-S3 and GA-H61M-DS2. The last three of the table, the GA-Z77X-UD3H and GA-Z77X-UD5H and G1.Sniper 3 are in the range of Utra sustainable 4 (non-Classic) which have a reinforced PCB of a layer of thick copper, the famous 2 oz (55 grams). Without copter GA-Z77MX-D3H micro-ATX format, other high-end Gigabyte Z77 all have an mSATA interface to take advantage of Intel TRS (Smart Response Technology) technology that enables to of DSS a kind of cache dynamic with a HDD tray.


Other motherboards of the manufacturer should still arrive, but this large batch already gives an idea of which prepares for the arrival of the new processors from Intel. One of the features that wished to highlight the manufacturer and that remind us strongly of NVIDIA's Optimus is Lucid VirtuMVP. It allows to connect a monitor directly on the motherboard, the chip automatically managing power demand, if treatment must pass by the GPU or the iGPU of the processor. In some cases, it can even combine the two for more power. For the moment, only references and specifications of motherboards are available, prices will arrive later. We will not miss to update our table in this case.

Intense PC, a fanless minicomputer which has under the hood

CompuLab released a fanless SFF which is more powerful and richly with in connector.

CompuLab offers a PC small size (190 x 160 x 40 mm), devoid of fans so completely silent and yet very well equipped.

In the metal hull of the Intense PC took indeed place a motherboard with Intel HM65 Express chipset that can accommodate a processor Intel Core i7-2610UE or i3-2340UE with Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics chipset or even a 847E Intel Celeron or toddlers with graphic chipset Intel HD Graphics 2000.

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The amount of RAM onboard can mount up to 16 GB of DDR3 - 1333, a 2.5 "location can accommodate hard disk or an SSD SATA 6 Gbps 3.0 format, two port e-SATA 2.0 3 Gbps and an mSATA are also available. Connectivity is very comprehensive as is found in the front four USB 2.0 ports and rear two ports USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 1 4 port, a DisplayPort, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, a RS232 port and making headphones and micro (chipset audio 7.1).

Two antennas for WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity are also present. The intense PC is certainly small but well big and is fanless therefore joy to our ears. It was announced for the second quarter of the year for a rate between 400 and $1000 depending on the chosen configuration.

Web browsers arrive on Metro

Firefox and Chrome will arrive on the new interface Windows 8 Metro.


As we have seen in our preview, Metro of Windows 8 interface, only the House Internet Explorer browser is available. The installation of an alternative browser to add a shortcut on the Metro Desk, but is finally on the Desktop interface. Which may affect the user experience by switching to one graphical environment to another.

To avoid losing on this new version of Windows market share, must be that alternative browsers offer a consistent interface with this tile system and web navigation mode Metro style. The difficulty lies in the delivery of two different binary, just as at the time of the Mac PowerPC and x 86, because Microsoft will deliver its OS for processors x 86-based (until then no change) and under ARM, modify and compile the code for this literally different architecture. Although the Windows Market Place will simplify the task for users, because the version installed will always be good, the difficulty being here postponed on developers to provide both versions on the Market Place.

The first to have answered this is Firefox. The Mozilla Foundation which produces Firefox indicates work actively on its browser to provide a version with the colour of Metro in two possible declinations. Recently, Google also announced that its browser chromium will adopt its own tile. The web giant adds that the purpose is to propose a unified between the Desktop version and the Metro interface interface, a little to the image of Internet Explorer 10, but by adding better support of the touch that will be more used with this new version of Windows, according to Google.

We can ask what might look like this unified interface. The answer is in the application Chrome beta currently available on Google Play (fire Android Market). Navigation is also quite successful, while having the same graphic codes than its desktop version.

Caterpillar launches Android smartphones

The Caterpillar brand, specializing in construction equipment, released its Android smartphone which is obviously made of impact resistant and waterproof.

Smartphone Android CAT B10, proposed by the Caterpillar mark, that is known mainly for his shoes from construction to fashion and its robust construction gear, is a terminal that is ultra-resistant.

Indeed, to not fail the reputation of the trade mark, the smartphone meets the IP67 standard conferring resistance to dust and sand and a seal in the water to "survive" immersion up to 1 metre in depth.


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The hull, to the military look is made of rubber and of "3.2 touch screen is protected by a layer of glass designed by the Asahi company and not by Corning and its Gorilla Glass that team most other mobile terminals.

For the rest, CAT B10 features rather modest with a processor running at 800 Mhz, a 5-megapixel AFN, Qualcomm has a front sensor VGA and the bone mobile Android version 2.3.5 update provided to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

This smartphone dedicated adventurers or the clumsy is expected for the month of may at the rate of €379.

Shuttle unveils a new touchscreen all-in-one PC and fanless, the X50V3

The company Shuttle this new model of PC all-in-one touch and silent as devoid of any fan, the X50V3.

Shuttle announces the next arrival of a new model of PC all-in-one touch and fanless, the X50V3.

Equipped with a touchscreen slab "15.6 displaying 1366 x 768 pixels, this all-in-one embarks a D2700 dual-core Atom processor 2.13 Ghz with Hyperthreading and can accommodate up to 4 GB of RAM with its two slots of SoDIMM DDR3-1066 Mhz single channel


The graphic part is managed by the integrated in the 2700 Atom Intel GMA3650 chip and out signal through output VGA or HDMI output. A location is reserved for the integration of a hard disk or an SSD 2.5-inch in SATA.

The chassis, available in white or black, also incorporates a front webcam of 2 megapixel, four USB 2.0 ports, a reader of memory cards 4 in 1, a Gigabit Ethernet network port and connectivity Wifi b/g/n. All 391.3 x 327 x 42 mm, weighs a little less than 3 kg and can be configured with the RAM and storage and more as well as with a pre-installed OS (Windows or Linux Open Suse).

No information about the date of availability or a any tariff has been specified.

Toshiba Excite 10 the, the exciting Tablet?

Japanese Toshiba released a new ultra thin tablet at the cost of appeal of €425 with a bundle of rather complete connectors.


Just a few days after the announcement of the new iPad, Toshiba counterattack by presenting its next tablet. Named Excite 10, it is therefore show that Toshiba knows how to make shelves that can compete with that of its direct competitor by adding it to the side of another existing model, the Thrive.

Rated specifications, according to the Canadian site of Toshiba, the new Tablet would be finer than its competitor since it measures only 7.6 mm for a weight 535 g content. On the sheet, we can also read that it is animated by a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 in dual-core slightly overclocked to 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 architecture and PowerVR SGX540 graphics part, all accompanied by 1 GB of RAM. The screen is 10.1-inch IPS, with a definition of 1280 x 800. Behind, a rocking camera is present and recorded in 1080p and a second camera on the front of 2 Mpx for visio for example calls. To complete all, Toshiba has equipped its Tablet chip GPS, gyroscope, Bluetooth 2.1 and WiFi b/g/n of a microSD card reader of a mini USB port and an HDMI outlet in micro format.

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First delivered under Android Honeycomb 3.2 and then Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 assures us, it will be declined in two models. A first version of 16 GB proposed at about €425 and a second version of 32 GB to €475. Two new models that titillate our curiosity by offering a fine ultra product at a competitive price that we look forward to see arrive in France, which should no longer delay.

Five new screens Acer available!

Ranging from 20 to 27 inches, Acer offers screens LCD high definition 16: 9 with multiple entries.

Acer announces the delivery of five new LCD screens. Let's start with the smallest, 20 inches, under reference S200HL which proposes a definition of 1600 x 900 and standard VGA and DVI inputs. The proposed public tariff will be $ 139.

Acer_S235HLThen come the two screens in 23 inches, under commercial reference S230HL Abd and S230HL Abii. 16: 9 For these two models, they also have the definition that goes hand in hand, or 1920 x 1080, including Acer prédestines them before for multimedia. Acer S230HL Abd offers two interfaces to standard input, VGA and DVI HDCP standard for it. While S230HL Abii trades the two ports HDMI DVI port, always with the support of the HDCP. The first arrived in store with a label to $ 169 and the second at $ 189.

A third "23 is also part. named S235HL, it offers a VGA input and two others in HDMI. These interfaces will be connect to the level of the foot and thus avoiding the cables that climb along the screen to go with the design. It will be sold to the around $ 219 from next month.


Finally, the model presented by the Taiwanese, is a 27 inch screen under the name S271HL also in 1920 x 1080 and in 16: 9 format. This screen will connect in DVI and HDMI with the supported HDCP and adds more compatibility VESA for wall mounting kits or foot of Office. It will be available that month next to the price of $ 329. seeks its Noob for the Asus Overclocking Challenge

Come and try your luck to represent in the second edition of the Asus Noob Overclocking Challenge!


Saturday March 31, 2012 will take place in the Atrium of the Surcouf Daumesnil store in the 12th arrondissement of Paris the second edition of the Asus Noob Overclocking Challenge.

The concept is simple: four teams and a pro overclock a noobie (a beginner what) compete in a compet' overclocking... Except that the pro is not entitled to receive the configuration, or the keyboard, its role being solely that of the coach! The idea being before all of a day fun around the computer matos between passionate.

If one speaks of this competition, it is because we present a team which will be formed by Thomas "Pt1t" Kerrinckx and... one of you! Indeed, to complete our training, we need an amateur overclocker, before all passionate by the computer and faithful equipment drive.

This is where you enter in game. If it attempts to participate, it lets you send your personal information (name, first name, age, address, phone, mail) and a small word explaining us why we should you choose you and not to the address: By drawing the fate or villainous selection (not tickets send, we're incorruptible), we involved the which trifouillera config' competition which will be made available teams.

For information, Asus will bear our Noob transport which, alongside Pt1t, will have the honor to face teams of our colleagues from PCInpact, Clubic and a stamped Asus ROG team.

The configuration of the competition will be the following:

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-ZProcesseur: INTEL Core i7 2600KCarte graphics: ASUS GeForce GTX560 Ti Direct Cu 2Mémoire: CORSAIR Dominator GT Kit 4x4GBAlimentation: COOLER MASTER Slient Pro Gold 1200 WSSD: CORSAIR Force GT 60 GoVentirad: Hyper 412 S with dual fan 120 mm (Blade Master) n…read COOLERMASTER Tables

It waits for your applications, and do not hesitate to speak of this event around you. Moreover it is crazy, merrier! week update

4 K, Hadopi, FuelBand, Galaxy, start, denigration, Broadwell... Some of the key words of the week, for a news reviewed and corrected.

Side tests, we have been busy this week by offering in the order of publication of graphics cards AMD Radeon HD 7870 & 7850, enclosure Carbide 300R Corsair, the Ultrabook Folio 13 HP and the mini PC Shuttle SZ68R5... not to mention the tour in a preview card mother Asus Z77. Matos always, news we proposed you a compilation of the Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 once by the manufacturers that will land in stores, presented the new Intel Xeon E5, spoke of the after - after Ivy Bridge with Broadwell processors, announced the arrival of Toshiba drives market 3.5 "hard, and describes the Gigabyte Ultrabooks coupleront processor Ivy Bridge and connector Thunderbolt.

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The new Radeon and the Folio 13 HP, two tests proposed this week...

Equipment always, but more tech that purely computer news referred future Sony 4 K televisions, but also the future smartphones Galaxy of Samsung, between a Galaxy Pocket in mini format, and a Galaxy S III who finally more than do fantasize fans of smartphones Android top-of-range, which could land in April. The smartphone, we talked with Roccat - equipment manufacturer for players PC - with its Power-Grid concept proposes to transform the touch phone in very advanced gaming Companion. A good concept to discover, who will be accompanied by the arrival of a dock and a special keyboard. For the moment, only the iPhone is concerned, but the application also arrives on Android. Android discussed this week to announce the change of name of the Android Market, the shop of applications becoming Google Play, the giant of the Web decided to consolidate many of its services for the content behind this new name.

Finally a news for hackers who want to provide their Consumer Preview of Windows 8 of a real "Start button", and statements of Free Mobile has more intend to smear campaign that have set up its main competitors against him.

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The Silent Pro Hybrid 850W in GinjFo test
The test of the Samsung Series 5 Ultra in Clubic

Red card: the Hadopi and MegaUpload

Megaupload 1We have not stood up to distribute a red card this week, and it is the Hadopi making expenses. Not to have engaged the third repressive branch of the graduated response in recent weeks (whatever...), but for his analysis of the benefits to the legal supply of the closure of MegaUpload. Analysis which deals with just a few days and tries to say what it wants in the figures. Thus, according to the Hadopi, suite MegaUpload closed most of Internet users arrested immediately pirating content on the Web, to the drive for legal services of VOD and catch-up TV.

The problem is that the findings of the high authority are based on a study which relativizes well its nuances, the Hadopi not encumbered. The catch up TV would suddenly exploded following the closure of MegaUpload? No, in fact the hearing of these services grew 67% over one year. No analysis is made of the increase in the volume of data passing by P2P networks or spillage of fans of direct download on MegaUpload competing platforms. Result, attempting to have us believe that the closure of MegaUpload swept a setback to handle the bulk of the problem of piracy, but this is hardly the case.

And as we have concluded a paper dedicated to the SVOD, we finish here by reminding that the legal offer is not yet adapted to the expectations of consumers (price too high, limited catalogues, VO too often absent, time available, etc.) and that as long as this is not the case, it will unfortunately not the time of sounding the end of piracy.

Microsoft Board on the latency of touch screens

In the laboratories of Redmond, engineers have found a way to reduce the response time of touch screens. Currently, our tablets and smartphones are on average to 50 ms. With their new system, latency would then fall to 1 ms, paving the way for new applications as for example drawing.