mercredi 14 novembre 2012

Google Sandboxed Adobe Flash Player, Makes It Secure

Posted: 13 Nov 2012 02:02 PM PST

Google has now sandboxed Flash Player inside it's Chrome browser on Mac as well thus securing users using Adobe Flash Player on all leading platforms including Linux, Windows and Mac.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 01:06 PM PST

Google has updated its YouTube app for Android (and Google TV) which allows users to play the YouTube videos from your phone or your tablet to your TV. What the app does is it makes it easier to pair your device with your TV (select supported models) on the same WiFi network.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 10:29 AM PST

The $199 Acer Chromebook Is For Your Home
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 12:21 PM PST

Spacetime Studios' release of Arcane Legends, the online action RPG with companion pets, has just launched exclusively on Android devices and the Chrome Web Store.

It's the fourth title in the Legends franchise. The previous titles, fantasy Pocket Legends, sci-fi Star Legends, and horror Dark Legends have been downloaded more than ten million times.

The game features an innovative "Companion" system that allows players to collect a myriad of powerful and mystical pets for use in combat. Players will select companion pets to complement their play style, evaluating the merits of each animal's combat skills and buffs. Pets level automatically as they adventure alongside players, gaining access to new skills and abilities. There are 36 pets available at launch with more scheduled for future free updates.

Set in the fantasy world of Arlor and beset on all sides by evil forces, players must battle foul goblins, trolls, necromancers and much more in their quest for glory and gold. Players help the local townsfolk as well as a host of exotic and magical animals, enrolling the latter to join them as battle companions.

Arcane Legends is free on Google Play and the Chrome Web Store, with the usual option of buying more features.
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Posted: 13 Nov 2012 09:44 AM PST

This causes a problem for the maintainer, who wants to include the Mono framework into Debian. Debian is more than simply a piece of software to download; it's a collection of free software.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 09:11 AM PST

A team of Stanford chemists and engineers has created the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself quickly (in about 30 minutes) and repeatedly at room temperature. The advance could lead to smarter prosthetics or resilient personal electronics that repair themselves.

Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it. Not only is our skin sensitive – sending the brain precise information about pressure and temperature – but it also heals efficiently to preserve a protective barrier against the world. Combining these two features in a single synthetic material presented an challenge for Stanford chemical engineering Professor Zhenan Bao and her team.

And now they have succeeded in making the first material that can both sense subtle pressure and heal itself when torn or cut. To make the skin interface with microchips (self-healing computers?) the researchers succeeded by combining two ingredients- long chains of molecules joined by hydrogen with particles of nickel mixed in giving the material both conductivity and mechanical strength.

The touch-sensitivity is generated due to the nickel particles, which move when pressure is applied. The movement results in a change in electrical resistance when current is present. The material can detect the pressure of a handshake, for example, and is also sensitive to flexing, such as the bending of a joint, making it useful for prosthetic limbs.

Other commercial possibilities are possible, such as electrical devices and wires coated in the skin could repair themselves and get electricity flowing again without costly and difficult maintenance, particularly in hard-to-reach places, such as inside building walls or vehicles.

Next up is the team's goal to make the material stretchy and transparent, so that it might be suitable for wrapping and overlaying electronic devices or display screens.

Their findings will be published Nov. 11 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
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Posted: 13 Nov 2012 08:09 AM PST

Kevin Carillo a PhD student in Victoria University of Wellington is conducting a survey to work out how newcomers to a FOSS community become valued sustainable contributors. This is an anonymous survey which means that you do not need to provide and no information will be collected that would identify you. The collected data will help to gain insights about the experience of newcomers in FOSS communities.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 08:06 AM PST

Vizio Co-Star, the streaming device, has now got Google Play support, basically turning your TV into a big smart tablet where you can download content and apps from the Play store thru the Co-Star and onto your HDTV.

The update also includes enhanced HDMI and audio stability, better Netflix (and other TV on Demand services)  performance and faster menus and navigation. It's Wi-fi of course and it supports 1080p full HD and is 3D-ready.

It can be turned into a TV/computer hybrid by hooking up with your cable or satellite box and surfing the web while watching TV, whilst balancing a bowl of snacks on your belly and cooking dinner with the aid of a wife/girlfriend device - all at the same time.

Co-Star uses Google Chrome for browsing duties, supports flash player and the remote control even has a touchpad and a full QWERTY keypad on its rear. It can be yours for $99.99.
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Posted: 13 Nov 2012 04:13 AM PST

Samsung has been boasting about winning 27 CES Innovation Awards including a Best of Innovation Award for its as yet unreleased 85-inch UHD TV. They plan on showing off the 8 million pixel telly at CES 2013.

It's billed as, 'the world's largest commercialized UHD LED TV,' with four times the resolution of Full HD displays. It will be the company's first  85-inch 4K TV. LG has already brought out an 84-inch 4K 3D TV,  selling for around $20,000, which gives you a ballpark idea of how much Samsung's telly will be selling for.

Toshiba and Sony are also getting in on the act, having announced their own 84-inch 4K models as well. The one obvious thing Samsung has got over its competitors is the fact that their screen is 1 inch bigger.
Other Samsung products that won awards include;  the Samsung Smart TV Camera,  Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II and Samsung's 64GB MicroSD Memory Card.

Many of the winning products will be first unveiled at Samsung's CES press conference on Monday January 7, 2013.
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