Test de la clé TV d’Orange – IGeneration
Annoncée il y a un an, la clé TV d'Orange est vente depuis le début juillet. Cette cousine éloignée du Chromecast coûte 39 € (35 € pour celle de Google). L'accès à ses services s'ouvre en échange d'un abonnement Orange avec un décodeur TV ou d'un forfait Sosh + Livebox si l'on est client de la branche "low-cost" de l'opérateur. Petite bizarrerie, dans le premier cas il faut impérativement acheter cette clé en boutique, dans le second on peut le faire depuis le site de Sosh. C'est un achat définitif, si vous quittez Orange, l'accessoire marchera toujours mais uniquement dans son rôle de récepteur compatible AirPlay. Cette cléf HDMI emprunte un peu à l'Apple TV avec sa compatibilité AirPlay (partielle, on le verra, d'ailleurs l'opérateur ne mentionne pas l'appelation d'Apple) et au Chromecast pour sa capacité à di...
22 juillet 2015 à 20h25
Apple has hired another major auto executive (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
Apple has hired Doug Betts, an auto manufacturing executive from Fiat Chrysler, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. There have been reports in recent months of Apple potentially getting into the auto industry with its own electric car, although the company hasn't confirmed anything about it yet. The hiring of Betts is likely to further stoke the speculation, especially since he's an expert in auto manufacturing, not just sales. Betts has spent almost 30 years in the auto industry, working at companies including Michelin, Toyota, and Fiat Chrysler most recently, according to his LinkedIn page. The report cited Betts' updated LinkedIn profile as proof of his move, in which he now changed his title to "Operations - Apple Inc." We've reached out to Apple for comment and will update when we hear back. This isn't the first time Apple's been involved in rumors of making its own car. The WSJ reported earlier this year that Apple has hired hundreds of employees to work on a secret ...
21 juillet 2015 à 14h56
Smartphones : Nokia confirme un possible retour en 2016 – ZDNet – Business et Solutions IT
Si Nokia semble décidé à revenir sur le marché du mobile, cela se fera sous la forme d’accords de licence pour l’exploitation de sa marque. La firme finlandaise indique être à la recherche d’un partenaire pouvant assurer la production et la commercialisation...
15 juillet 2015 à 18h47
Apple Watch demand is looking worse than expected (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
Apple Watch demand is worse than expected, Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves says. Here's Hargreaves in a new report: Store visits, Google search volume, third-party data and recent supply checks all suggest demand for Apple Watch has fallen sharply from initial levels. We believe strong initial demand should allow Apple to meet or exceed our FQ3 unit estimate of 5.5 million, and the ongoing global rollout should support relatively strong volume in FQ4. Consequently, we are reducing our F2015 estimate only slightly to 10.5 million from 11.0 million. However, soft follow-on demand appears likely to drive F2016 volume more meaningfully below our previous expectations. As a result, we are reducing our F2016 Apple Watch unit estimate to 21 million from 24 million. Hargreaves previously noted that Google Trends showed people were more interested in the iPod than the Apple Watch, which is not a great sign because the iPod is dead and the Apple Watch is supposed to be the next major produ ...
01 juillet 2015 à 19h30
Google’s new self-driving cars hit streets of Mountain View – Mashable
Google took another step toward taking self-driving cars mainstream on Thursday, after the company announced that its new prototype vehicles are already cruising the streets of Mountain View, California
This new breed of car, a two-door pod-shaped vehicle that Google said it built from scratch, was engineered from the ground up to be self-driving
See also: Google wants self-driving cars on the road within 5 years
The company emphasized safety in its announcement: Each self-driving car will have a human driver as backup, a removable steering wheel, and accelerator and brake pedals, which will let drivers take over if needed. In addition, each car will also have a maximum speed of 25 mph ...
26 juin 2015 à 10h48
The best description yet that illustrates the mind-blowing number of iPhones Apple ships in a quarter (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
Apple shipped 74 million iPhones during last year's holiday quarter. That's a lot of iPhones — but to most people, 74 million is just a really big number that's beyond comprehension. Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, put this number in perspective when speaking with Re/code at its Code Conference. The interview took place at the end of May ahead of Apple's big Worldwide Developer Conference, but Re/code just recently published its full conversation with Williams online. Here's how he describes the number of iPhones Apple sold last holiday season. "If you stacked all of the phones — you know how thin they are, an iPhone 6 — if you stacked them like pancakes, not only would they be taller than the tallest building, they would go up a few hundred miles, such that they would be higher than the orbit of the International Space Station." To put that into perspective, the International Space Station orbits the Earth at an altitude of between 205...
19 juin 2015 à 16h44
Beats 1 : la radio d’Apple Music commence à émettre – IGeneration
Apple Music, qui ouvrira ses portes le 30 juin, commence à se mettre en place. Les panneaux d’inscription au service apparaissent de manière sporadique dans la dernière beta d’iOS 8.4, tout comme les prix en euros, et aujourd’hui nous avons eu la surprise d’entendre les premières mesures de la radio Beats 1. Sur iPad et iPod touch (iOS 9) — Cliquer pour agrandir La radio, qui diffusera ses programmes 24 heures sur 24 et 7 jours sur 7, a passé une tête dans l’onglet Radio de l’application Musique (dans les captures de cette dépêche, sur iOS 9 avec les stations iTunes). Il faut un peu insister pour lancer la lecture de Beats 1, mais une fois que c’est fait, la radio présente une boucle de présentation de ses animateurs et de la musique que l’on pourra y écouter. Cliquer pour agrandir Sans surprise, il faudra s’attendre à une programmation rock, pop...
18 juin 2015 à 17h34
Samsung fan explains why the Galaxy S6 Active is ‘an insult’ to Galaxy S6 owners – BGR
Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S6 Active got officially unveiled on Monday, but not every Samsung fan is happy. SamMobile’s Abhijeet M., for instance, thinks that Samsung giving the S6 Active a comparatively big 3,550mAh battery is an “insult” to every customer who bought a Galaxy S6 with its 2,550mAh battery earlier this year. FROM EARLIER: Hound app faces off with Google Now in new video, and the results are unexpected “But while we were only just getting used to the fact that we will have to live with the unimpressive battery life on the S6 duo, Samsung has now come out with the Galaxy S6 Active, making us wonder if the company could have done something to make the batteries on the S6 ...
10 juin 2015 à 16h23
Apple CEO Tim Cook just took a huge potshot at ad-driven companies like Google and Facebook – Silicon Alley
Apple CEO Tim Cook is not too happy about how big Silicon Valley tech companies are using your personal information, reports The Verge. In a speech delivered remotely to a dinner in Washington, DC hosted by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, where he was being honored as a "champion of freedom," Cook said: Our privacy is being attacked on multiple fronts. I'm speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They're gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that's wrong. And it's not the kind of company that Apple wants to be. Cook doesn't mention them by name, but it's pretty obvious who he's talking about — companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, which collect user data to help target advertisements more effectively...
03 juin 2015 à 12h28
6 millions de Galaxy S6 auraient été vendus et l’iPhone 6 résiste – IGeneration
Les ventes cumulées de Galaxy S6 et S6 Edge ont totalisé 6 millions d’unités en avril, a calculé Counterpoint, qui place les deux nouveaux terminaux de Samsung derrière les iPhone 6 et 6 Plus sur cette période. Counterpoint s’attache à comptabiliser les ventes auprès des clients dans 39 pays. Le précédent chiffre de 10 millions de S6, communiqué par une source interne au constructeur, s’appuyait sur les lots envoyés dans les magasins. crédit : Samsung En unissant leurs forces, les deux smartphones semblent avoir fait mieux que le S5 l’an dernier, si l’on considère que le lancement s’est fait dans beaucoup moins de pays (20 contre 125), que le budget marketing a été moins important et que le S6 Edge n’a pas été disponible dans les volumes souhaités. Ces S6 ont pesé pour 21% du total des ventes ...
03 juin 2015 à 12h27
Samsung S6 : des ventes finalement encourageantes ? – ZDnet
Les estimations des ventes aux distributeurs laissaient à penser que le S6 ne sortirait pas Samsung de l'ornière. Mais les chiffres de vente directe estimés par Counterpoint redonnent de l'espoir : 6 millions d'unités auraient été effectivement vendues...
02 juin 2015 à 19h48
Samsung is being left behind in the dust (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
The global smartphone business is booming, growing almost 20% year-on-year, according to new data from Gartner — but Samsung's sales are flagging hard. The South Korean smartphone company remains the single largest smartphone vendor in the world, selling a little over 81 million units in Q1 of 2015. But that figure has shrunk from 85 million in the same time period a year prior, even as global sales of all smartphones have leaped from 281 million to 336 million. Meanwhile, every other company in the top five has seen healthily growth — most notably Apple, which increased its units sold from 43 million to 60 million, a 72.5% growth. Apple's strong showing comes as no surprise: The breakout success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has gifted the Cupertino company the most profitable quarter of any company ever, with analysts now predicting that iPhone sales over the coming year will be even higher than previously anticipated...
29 mai 2015 à 17h36
Why the iPhone is more important to Google than Android – BGR
Though Google these days has its hand in everything, from robotics to advanced AI, the company’s billions by and large continue to come exclusively from advertising. More to the point, 90% of the $66 billion Google generated in revenue in 2014 came directly from advertising-related ventures Not surprisingly, an increasingly important part of Google’s advertising machine is mobile search. In 2014 alone, 18% of Google’s ad revenue, or about $11.8 billion, came from searches done on mobile devices. DON’T MISS: SanDisk has lightning-fast SSD drives that are as cheap as regular hard drives What’s interesting, though, is that the iPhone is responsible for 75% of Google’s mobile-based revenue, leaving Android with a surprisingly low and disproportionate 25% share. This is especially jarring given...
28 mai 2015 à 11h49
Apple’s iPhone 6s could add 12MP Sony camera with RGBW subpixels – report – Apple Insider
The next-generation iPhone will reportedly sport a camera with a 12-megapixel Sony sensor that makes use of the firm's RGBW technology to help with low-light photography...
26 mai 2015 à 19h10
500 Million Google Phones Fail To Wipe Data On Reset, Claim Cambridge Researchers – Forbes
Google and its manufacturing partners have failed to protect users data on factory reset, according to research from Cambridge University. The academics were able to access all kinds of communications from devices, from the likes of Samsung and HTC, that were supposed to have been wiped...
22 mai 2015 à 18h49
Pebble : première victime de l’Apple Watch ? – Les Mobiles
Les observateurs avaient raison : la sortie de l’Apple Watch a attiré les regards des consommateurs vers les montres connectées. Mais la concurrence ne semble plus profiter de l’appel d’air. Ce serait le cas de Pebble...
22 mai 2015 à 13h03
Apple announces ‘Home’ iOS 9 app to run the Internet of Stuff – The Register
Managing things in the Internet of Things is a thing, y'know As humanity lumbers towards its techno-utopian future, Apple's clever-clogs have put together an iOS 9 app called "Home".…
21 mai 2015 à 20h48
Nest’s Tony Fadell says Google has ‘no sacred cows’ as it rethinks Glass – The Verge
Google ended its Glass Explorer program in January, leading many to believe the ambitious face-mounted computer project was shelved for good. But rumors of Glass' death were apparently premature — instead of being wound up, Glass "graduated" from the experimental Google X department to become its own independent division, headed by Nest CEO Tony Fadell. Now, in his first public comments since being put in charge of Glass, the ex-Apple exec has indicated the future for the wearable, stating that Google will "have no sacred cows" as it begins a rethink of the project...
20 mai 2015 à 19h00
Samsung va-t-il délaisser Android pour Tizen ? – Les Mobiles
Le fabricant coréen compterait se passer d'Android pour développer tous ses produits sur sa propre interface. Tizen deviendrait ainsi la plateforme principale des produits Samsung, qui pourraient alors tous se connecter entre eux, grâce à l'« Internet des Objets »...
19 mai 2015 à 12h53
L’Oculus Rift mettra de côté Linux et OS X – Next Inpact
Comme promis, Oculus VR a apporté ce week-end de nouvelles informations au sujet de son casque de réalité virtuelle, le Rift. La société a décidé de faire l'impasse sur le support de Linux et d'OS X pour le lancement et a dévoilé la configuration recommandée pour son appareil ainsi que quelques détails sur ses composants...
18 mai 2015 à 13h55
iPhone 6 sales are continuing to smash expectations (AAPL) – Silicon Alley
The iPhone 6 is continuing to sell extremely well. Apple's latest smartphone has already gifted the company the most profitable quarter of any company ever. Now, UBS is estimating the Q2 2015 sales will be even higher than anyone was expecting. In a new research note, UBS says it believes Apple will see demand of around 51.1 million units, compared to consensus Street estimates of 45 million. The financial services company points to a "continued surge" in China as partly behind this success — Apple recently dethroned Xiaomi as the number one smartphone company in the country. The UBS figure comes from its "Evidence Lab" wing, which has previously been accurate in its predictions compared to the street. Here's a graph showing UBS Evidence Lab's historical numbers compared to street estimates and actual iPhone sales: The UBS estimate also bears out a previous prediction from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Munster wrote last month in a research note that the iPhone 6 is ...
15 mai 2015 à 19h22
Apple wants to stop RadioShack from selling your data – Engadget
When RadioShack went bankrupt, it put shoppers' data up for sale alongside its brand name and stores. Well, Apple isn't happy with that data scattering to the four winds -- it's joining AT&T and other objectors by filing a motion to block attempts to...
15 mai 2015 à 18h55
Mark Zuckerberg wants people to eventually wear Oculus virtual reality goggles in public – Quartz
Oculus Rift isn’t launching until early 2016, but Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of its parent company Facebook, is already thinking about what it will look like a decade from now. In a town hall hosted at the company’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters today, Zuckerberg talked about how virtual reality represents the next big computing platform. One of the ...
15 mai 2015 à 18h14
Samsung may have just dropped Android Wear for good – TechRadar
At Google I/O 2014, Samsung announced its first smartwatch running the Android Wear platform – the Gear Live.Less than a year later it has been dropped from the Google Play Store, possibly at the request of Samsung, suggesting the manufacturer has given up on the Gear Live and maybe even the entire Android Wear platform. Samsung had previously released the Galaxy Gear and the Gear 2 smartwatches which both run the in-house produced Tizen OS instead of Android Wear.In fact, Samsung has released six smartwatches over the past two and a bit years and five of them have been running some form of Tizen OS.Missing in actionWe've reached out to Samsung for comment on why the Gear Live has gone AWOL but there has yet to be a response.Dropping the Gear Live less than a year after release seems like the manufacturer is admitting defeat in the Android Wear game and breaking out the Tizen masterplan again for the future.Samsung hasn't announced a smartwatch since August 2014 – quite a...
15 mai 2015 à 16h57
Parrot’s Drone Revenues Were Up 356% Year-Over-Year – Techcrunch
Parrot saw a big bump in drone sales between its first quarter for 2015, and the same period last year – there was a 356 percent increase in revenue derived from the category between those two measurement spans, with consumer drones leading the big increase with 483 percent revenue growth. Pro drones, like Parrot’s eBee Ag agricultural model, also saw revenues rise 164 percent…
13 mai 2015 à 19h01
Google will bring privacy to the people with Android M – TechRadar
Google's 'Android M' is answering the call for more privacy by giving its users more say in the information that applications can access. Bloomberg reports that the new operating system, set to debut at Google IO 2015, will help users pick and choose what information is shared with certain applications, including photos, contacts, and location. This is an evolution in Google's walk to bring more privacy and peace of mind to its users. iPhone users are sure to point out that Google is behind Apple's iOS on this matter. Google is feeling more pressure from Apple than ever, as Android's mobile market share is waning in certain parts of the world while Apple's is rising. The added pressure from its Cupertino competitor, and an ever-increasing outcry for transparency in the internet age, are both likely feeding into Google's privacy-centric changes. The specifics on the amount of control 'Android M' will offer are still unknown, but we expect to learn all about it at Google's aforementioned ...
11 mai 2015 à 18h34
What the people who worked on Google Glass think of Microsoft’s crazy new holographic computer – Silicon Alley
At the end of April, Microsoft wowed developers and the media with yet another demo of its new HoloLens headset. The HoloLens is essentially a computer you wear on your face. But instead of interacting through a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen, the HoloLens projects 3-D images in front of you that you can reach out and touch. And based on the demos we've seen so far, it looks really cool. Microsoft is far from being the first big tech company to explore the idea of computers that we wear in front of our eyes. Google unveiled Google Glass back in 2012 — a head-mounted computer that's a lot smaller than HoloLens, and doesn't project images in 3-D. But the device never really took off, and Google has yet to officially release a version of the gadget for everyday consumers. Now, reports suggest that Google is pivoting Glass to focus solely on enterprise and industrial use cases, rather than as a cool gadget for adventurous early adopters. Facebook is also heavily invested in the Ocul...
10 mai 2015 à 12h05
Tesla home battery launch promises ‘independence from the grid’ – Brand Republic – Media
Electric carmaker Tesla has unveiled the Tesla Powerwall battery, the latest product in the wave of technologies offering more sophisticated domestic energy consumption...
04 mai 2015 à 13h38
Apple Watch runs ‘most’ of iOS 8.2, may use A5-equivalent processor – Apple Insider
The Apple Watch is using "most" of iOS 8.2, with a new subsystem called "Carousel" in place of the Springboard homescreen found on iPhones and iPads, developer Steve Troughton-Smith said on Thursday, also suggesting that the Watch's S1 processor appears to be equivalent to the Apple A5...
24 avril 2015 à 18h31
Tesla Isn’t an Automaker. It’s a Battery Company – Wired
Tesla isn't a car company. It's a battery company that happens to make electric cars. The post Tesla Isn’t an Automaker. It’s a Battery Company appeared first on WIRED...
23 avril 2015 à 19h41