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Android Wear : on l'a dans l'OS. Préambule.

Android Wear : on l'a dans l'OS

Il n'y avait plus que des réponses. Demain il n'y aura plus d'information. Juste de l'attention. De l'attention à nous-mêmes. Nourrie par de l'information sur nous-mêmes. Les 6 étapes de la digitalisation de votre entreprise. Les entreprises évoluent désormais dans un monde profondément digital.

Les 6 étapes de la digitalisation de votre entreprise

Internet ne se limite plus, depuis déjà 15 ans à des portails d'information ou de la recherche. C'est un écosystème élargi qui englobe désormais des enjeux tels que la télévision, le réseau de distribution (voir Digitalisation et Magasins connectés) et bien évidemment l'internaute comme pilier central. Édito : nous ne sommes que des utilisateurs.

19 milliards de dollars.

Édito : nous ne sommes que des utilisateurs

C’est l’incroyable somme que Facebook a mis sur la table pour s’offrir WhatsApp. Le montant de cette transaction a suscité bon nombre de commentaires. C’est paraît-il 2,8 fois le coût d’un réacteur nucléaire EPR construit en Chine. Tout ça pour s’envoyer des smiley et des selfies… This algorithm can predict a revolution. For students of international conflict, 2013 provided plenty to examine.

This algorithm can predict a revolution

There was civil war in Syria, ethnic violence in China, and riots to the point of revolution in Ukraine. For those working at Duke University’s Ward Lab, all specialists in predicting conflict, the year looks like a betting sheet, full of predictions that worked and others that didn’t pan out. Guerrilla campaigns intensified, proving out the prediction When the lab put out their semiannual predictions in July, they gave Paraguay a 97 percent chance of insurgency, largely based on reports of Marxist rebels. The next month, guerrilla campaigns intensified, proving out the prediction. Rich Lesser : « La vague numérique est immense, et elle ne fait que commencer », l'entretien du lundi. Ready to break the internet? Netflix’s “House of Cards” premiere is a big test of how video gets to you. “My wife and I like to lay in bed and watch Netflix,” Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, said the other day.

Ready to break the internet? Netflix’s “House of Cards” premiere is a big test of how video gets to you

But when their internet connection slows down, breaking up the video feed, Wheeler’s wife is incredulous: “You’re chairman of the FCC,” she says to him. “Why is this happening?” Why, indeed. The buffering in Wheeler’s bedroom is familiar to any American who has tried to stream video over the internet at night, when their neighbors are doing the same thing. Look at the dip in average download speed between 8pm in the chart below (where each datapoint spans the following two hours): During that primetime, about a third (pdf) of all internet traffic heading into North American homes is carrying data-heavy movies and TV shows from Netflix.

Consider what will happen tomorrow, Feb. 14, when Netflix releases all 13 episodes of the second season of House of Cards, its acclaimed political drama. But the ISPs deny it. Comcast and Time Warner Cable: Forget TV, it is all about broadband. If it is allowed to gobble up its number two rival, Time Warner Cable, Philadelphia-based Comcast will become the largest broadband provider in the United States, and perhaps the largest outside China.

Comcast and Time Warner Cable: Forget TV, it is all about broadband

The two companies together will control about half of what is called triple-play services — video, voice and internet — in the U.S. The two companies together would have about 33 million broadband connections that brought in about $18 billion in broadband revenue during 2013. Back in November 2013, my colleague Stacey Higginbotham laid out a persuasive argument about why the cable consolidation is all about broadband. She wrote: So the cable industry, if it can consolidate, gets access to the most important pipe coming into people’s homes (after power and water) and the fewer cable companies there are, the more unified the rate structure might appear. Compare that with the internet/broadband business.


Peurs. NewUse. Termites inspire robot builders. 13 February 2014Last updated at 14:17 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Chicago The "termite" robots in action - speeded up 5 x and then 15 x real-time US scientists have developed small robots that behave much like termites.

Termites inspire robot builders

The insects build impressive, metres-high structures even though they can follow only simple rules and have no knowledge of an overall plan. The Harvard researchers' robot brick-layers do something similar, sensing just the immediate area and taking limited cues from each other. Nonetheless, as a report in Science magazine shows, the machines can also build large, coherent structures. The researchers say this decentralised approach to robot programming can have some major advantages over very sophisticated systems. The team gives the example of swarms of construction bots being sent into hazardous environments, such as in disaster zones or out into space. Contrast this with a complex robot following high-levels commands.

Environment driver. Publicité dans Firefox : la tuile de Mozilla. Stupeur ce mercredi au sein de la grande communauté des utilisateurs de Firefox.

Publicité dans Firefox : la tuile de Mozilla

Mozilla annonce l'intégration de publicités dans son navigateur. Une annonce faite en catimini qui laisse de nombreuses et importantes questions en suspens. Après avoir défendu la confidentialité des internautes en promouvant notamment Do Not Track, la fondation est-elle en train de vendre son navigateur aux publicitaires ? La direction de Mozilla a tenté de désamorcer la polémique naissante. Une erreur de communication.