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Aujourd’hui — 8 juin 2023Actualités numériques

Google Lifts Ban on Downloader App

Par : msmash
8 juin 2023 à 20:47
Google has reversed the suspension of an Android TV app that was hit with a copyright complaint simply because it is able to load a pirate website that can also be loaded in any standard web browser. From a report: The Downloader app, which combines a web browser with a file manager, is back in the Google Play Store after an absence of nearly three weeks. As we previously reported, Google suspended the app based on a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint from several Israeli TV companies that said the app "allows users to view the infamous copyright infringing website known as SDAROT." But that same website could be viewed on any standard browser, including Google's own Chrome app. "The app was removed on May 19th due to the DMCA takedown request," developer Elias Saba wrote in a blog post today. "Instead of recognizing the absurdity of the claim that a web browser is somehow liable for all the unauthorized use of copyrighted content on the Internet, Google took a backseat and denied my appeal to have the app reinstated." The free app has been downloaded over 5 million times on Google Play and is available on the Amazon app store for devices such as Fire TVs. In addition to the rejected appeal, Saba filed a DMCA counter notification with Google. That "started a 10-business-day countdown for the [TV companies'] law firm to file legal actions against me," Saba wrote today. "Due to the app being removed on a Friday and the Memorial Day holiday, 10 business days had elapsed with no word from the law firm on June 6th and I contacted Google to have the app reinstated."

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Google's Password Manager Gains Biometric Authentication on Desktop

Par : msmash
8 juin 2023 à 20:16
Google's aiming to make it easier to use and secure passwords -- at least, for users of the Password Manager tool built into its Chrome browser. From a report: Today, the tech giant announced that Password Manager, which generates unique passwords and autofills them across platforms, will soon gain biometric authentication on PC. (Android and iOS have had biometric authentication for some time.) When enabled, it'll require an additional layer of security, like fingerprint recognition or facial recognition, before Chrome autofills passwords. Exactly which types of biometrics are available in Password Manager on desktop will depend on the hardware attached to the PC, of course (e.g. a fingerprint reader), as well as whether the PC's operating system supports it. Beyond "soon," Google didn't say when to expect the feature to arrive.

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NAND TLC 3D 238 couches + 2400 MT/s : c'est parti chez SK / Hynix

6 couches de mieux que les concurrents Micron et YMTC déjà présents sur le marché consumer, nanananèreuh, autant que Samsung et sa V8, c'est en prod ! C'est en tout cas c'est ce qu'indique le communiqué de presse du jour de SK / Hynix qui entre enfin dans la sa phase finale de la course aux puces NAND TLC 3D à 2400 MT/s (en protocole ONFi 5.0) qui entre autres équipent, et équiperont, des SSD normés en PCIe 4... [Tout lire]

TSMC serait obligé de s’agrandir rapidement « à cause » de NVIDIA

Malgré une certaine morosité sur le marché du semiconducteur et des ventes globalement (parfois très) à la baisse par exemple pour Intel et AMD, le carnet de commandes de TSMC défie la tendance et n’a pratiquement pas désemplis. Certaines de ses lignes de productions - notamment celles pour les proc...

Apollo, Popular Reddit App, To Shut Down June 30 Following API Price Surge

Par : msmash
8 juin 2023 à 19:42
Popular Reddit app Apollo, which recently warned that social firm's API price hike would cost the developer $20 million a year for access, announced today that it's shutting shop: In order to avoid incurring charges I will delete Apollo's API token on the evening of June 30th PST. Until that point, Apollo should continue to operate as it has, but after that date attempts to connect to the Reddit API will fail. I will put up an explainer in the app prior to that which will go live at that date. I will also provide a tool to export any local data you have in Apollo, such as filters or favorites. In short, the Apollo app developer said, "Reddit's recent decisions and actions have unfortunately made it impossible for Apollo to continue."

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Intel Xeon Ice Lake vs. AMD EPYC Milan Server Performance, Efficiency & Value In 2023

8 juin 2023 à 19:30
While AMD 4th Gen EPYC "Genoa" and Intel 4th Gen Xeon Scalable "Sapphire Rapids" processors launched a few months ago, for those not yet able to obtain the new processors/platforms, prefer waiting for DDR5 memory prices to recede further, don't necessarily need the latest bells and whistles found with these new server processors, or just looking to maximize value, 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Milan and Intel Xeon Scalable Ice Lake processors are readily available and still seeing plenty of new deployments in data centers throughout the world. In this article is a fresh look at the AMD Milan vs. Intel Ice Lake server performance, power efficiency, and performance-per-dollar across a range of processors.

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions at All-Time High, Study Finds

Par : msmash
8 juin 2023 à 18:57
Greenhouse gas emissions have reached an all-time high, threatening to push the world into "unprecedented" levels of global heating, scientists have warned. From a report: The world is rapidly running out of "carbon budget," the amount of carbon dioxide that can be poured into the atmosphere if we are to stay within the vital threshold of 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures, according to a study published in the journal Earth System Science Data on Thursday. Only about 250bn tonnes of carbon dioxide can now be emitted, to avoid the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere that would raise temperatures by 1.5C. That is down from 500bn tonnes just a few years ago, and at current annual rates of greenhouse gas emissions, of about 54bn tonnes a year over the past decade, it would run out well before the end of this decade. Prof Piers Forster, the director of the Priestley Centre for Climate Futures at the University of Leeds, and lead author of the paper, said: "This is the critical decade for climate change. Decisions made now will have an impact on how much temperatures will rise and the degree and severity of impacts we will see as a result."

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C'est officiellement G.Skill qui a la plus grosse, et elle grandit encore ! !

Le monde de la DDR5 n'est pas bien différent de celui de la DDR4. Le but pour les marques est de montrer leur savoir-faire, afin de gagner la confiance des acheteurs. C'est important parce qu'on ne change pas de plateforme tous les 6 mois, et qu'un tel achat s'envisage pour des années. Si pendant ce...

Apple, Epic Ask US Appeals Court To Reconsider Its Antitrust Ruling

Par : msmash
8 juin 2023 à 18:00
Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games have both asked a U.S. appeals court to reconsider its April ruling in an antitrust case that could force Apple to change payment practices in its App Store. From a report: Apple and Epic, in separate court filings, mounted challenges to a ruling by a three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Lawyers for the two companies said the panel should rehear the case or the court should convene "en banc," as an 11-judge panel, to reconsider the dispute. The April three-judge ruling upheld a 2021 order in California federal court in Epic's lawsuit which accused Apple of unlawfully requiring software developers to pay up to 30% in commissions on consumers' in-app purchases. The trial judge found that Apple violated a California state unfair competition law, but not U.S. antitrust provisions. Apple's new filingchallenged a nationwide injunction over conduct Apple said was "procompetitive and does not violate the antitrust laws." Epic's 9th Circuit filing argued that its claims against Apple directly implicate the "core purpose" of U.S. antitrust law to foster competition. Epic also argued that the appeals court did not conduct a "rigorous" balancing between asserted asserted consumer benefits and anticompetitive effects of Apple's practices.

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iOS 17 Automatically Removes Tracking Parameters From Links You Click On

Par : msmash
8 juin 2023 à 17:20
iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma include even more privacy-preserving features while browsing the web. From a report: Link Tracking Protection is a new feature automatically activated in Mail, Messages, and Safari in Private Browsing mode. It detects user-identifiable tracking parameters in link URLs, and automatically removes them. Adding tracking parameters to links is one way advertisers and analytics firms try to track user activity across websites. Rather than storing third-party cookies, a tracking identifier is simply added to the end of the page URL. This would circumvent Safari's standard intelligent tracking prevention features that block cross-site cookies and other methods of session storage. Navigating to that URL allows an analytics or advertising service at the destination to read the URL, extract those same unique parameters, and associate it with their backend user profile to serve personalized ads.

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Test processeur : Intel Core i7-13700, moins bien que ses concurrents

8 juin 2023 à 16:16

Cette après-midi, nous vous proposons de découvrir les performances d'un nouveau processeur, à savoir celles du Intel Core i7-13700. Un modèle en 16 Cores et 24 Threads, qui intègre 24 Mo de cache L2, 30 Mo de cache L3 et qui turbine de 2.1 à 5.1 GHz. À découvrir ici même : Test processeur Intel Core i7-13700 ou en cliquant sur la source. […]

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Usagi Yojimbo rejoint le casting de Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

8 juin 2023 à 14:41

Grosse nouvelle pour tous les fans de Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, et ils sont nombreux, Tribute Games et Dotemu ont concocté un premier DLC avec Usagi Yojimbo en invité de marque ! Le deuxième truc cool ? Cette extension sera gratuite ! Et outre le lapin, il apportera de nouveaux modes de jeu et encore plus de musiques par Tee Lopes. Les détails arriveront par la suite, mais nous pouvons déjà dire que nous sommes impatients... Pour suivre les actualités du jeu, c'est ici. […]

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Nouvelle barre de son chez Creative avec la Katana SE

8 juin 2023 à 14:24

Creative Technology annonce le lancement de sa nouvelle barre de son Sound Blaster Katana SE, sa dernière barre de son gaming qui rejoint les rangs de la série Katana et offre à ses utilisateurs l'accès à un son puissant sans encombrement. Grâce à son système primé à quatre haut-parleurs bi-amplifiés et au DSP multicoeur exclusif de Creative, cette nouvelle barre de son propose un son riche et puissant avec une grande clarté, le tout sans caisson de basse. Associée à la technologie Super X-Fi, à sa lecture virtual surround 5.1 et à plusieurs options de connectivité, la Sound Blaster Katana SE est la barre de son idéale pour les joueurs, les cinéphiles et les amateurs de musique qui souhaitent bénéficier d'une expérience audio de haut niveau sans faire de compromis sur l'espace ou la qualité audio. […]

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L'AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT tombe à 799 euros, mais...

8 juin 2023 à 14:12

Les cartes graphiques haut de gamme sont également à la baisse, mais encore une fois cela ne se passe pas chez nous, mais chez notre voisine l'Allemagne. C'est la grosse RX 7900 XT avec ses 20 Go de mémoire qui a le droit à une nouvelle baisse de prix. Ainsi la carte s'affiche maintenant à 799 euros chez Mindfactory, pour un modèle de référence en provenance de chez XFX. […]

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SK Hynix Starts Production of 238-Layer 3D NAND: 34% Denser with 2.4 GT/s Interface

8 juin 2023 à 18:00

SK Hynix announced this week that it had started volume production of its 238-layer TLC NAND memory. The new device promises higher bit density and lower NAND bits cost for the manufacturer and enables ultra-high-performance SSDs as it features a very high interface speed of 2400 MT/s.

SK Hynix's first 238-layer 3D TLC NAND device has a 512 Gb capacity (64 GB). It has a number of benefits when compared to its 176-layer predecessor, including a 34% higher manufacturing efficiency (i.e., smaller die size, lower usage of materials, and expensive process steps, etc.), a 21% lower power consumption during read operations thanks to the ONFI 5.0 interface with the NV-LPDDR4 signaling method, and a 2400 MT/s interface transfer rate, which is a 50% increase.

The latter is perhaps the most crucial advantage of the new memory chip for PC enthusiasts, as contemporary and upcoming client SSDs with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface need high-speed memory devices to saturate it. Currently, available 3D NAND with a 1600 MT/s interface can only enable drives with an approximately 10 GB/s sequential read/write speed, but to get to 12.5 GB/s and even higher, one needs to either use high-speed memory or use more memory devices and an appropriate controller. 

SK Hynix's 238-layer 3D TLC NAND uses string stacking to join a pair of 119-layer decks as well as charge-trap, CMOS under Array (CuA) architecture, which places NAND logic under the 3D NAND memory cells array to reduce die size and costs. This is why SK Hynix calls this architecture 4D NAND.

SK hynix 3D TLC NAND Flash Memory
  238L 176L
Layers 238 176
Decks 2 (x119) 2 (x88)
Die Capacity 512 Gbit 512 Gbit
Die Size (mm2) 35.58mm2 ~47.4mm2
Density (Gbit/mm2) ~14.39 10.8
I/O Speed 2.4 GT/s
(ONFi 5.0)
1.6 GT/s
(ONFI 4.2)
CuA / PuC Yes Yes

SK Hynix is the third major maker of NAND flash memory to start production of 3D NAND with over 200 layers. SK Hynix said that one of the large smartphone makers was about to complete compatibility tests with its 238-layer 3D NAND devices. Once it does, SK Hynix will start shipping these memory chips to the handset producer. Eventually, these devices will be used for PCIe 5.0 SSDs and high-capacity server drives, the company said.

"SK Hynix has developed solution products for smartphones and client SSDs which are used as PC storage devices, adopting the 238-layer NAND technology, and has moved into mass production in May," a statement by SK Hynix reads. "Given that the company secured world-class competitiveness in price, performance, and quality for both 238-layer NAND and the previous generation 176-layer NAND, we expect these products to drive earnings improvement in the second half of the year."

Scientists Claim 99% Identification Rate of ChatGPT Content

Par : msmash
8 juin 2023 à 16:40
Academics have apparently trained a machine learning algorithm to detect scientific papers generated by ChatGPT and claim the software has over 99 percent accuracy. From a report: Generative AI models have dramatically improved at mimicking human writing over a short period of time, making it difficult for people to tell whether text was produced by a machine or human. Teachers and lecturers have raised concerns that students using the tools are committing plagiarism, or apparently cheating using machine-generated code. Software designed to detect AI-generated text, however, is often unreliable. Experts have warned against using these tools to assess work. A team of researchers led by the University of Kansas thought it would be useful to develop a way to detect AI-generated science writing -- specifically written in the style of research papers typically accepted and published by academic journals. "Right now, there are some pretty glaring problems with AI writing," said Heather Desaire, first author of a paper published in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science, and a chemistry professor at the University of Kansas, in a statement. "One of the biggest problems is that it assembles text from many sources and there isn't any kind of accuracy check -- it's kind of like the game Two Truths and a Lie."

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Intel's Habana Gaudi 2 Accelerator Linux Driver In Good Shape

8 juin 2023 à 16:25
Since June of last year shortly after Intel announced the Gaudi 2 AI accelerator they began posting the open-source driver patches for Gaudi 2 with the mainline Habana Labs driver. That support landed in Linux 6.0 and since then they've continued refining that support for this new processor support for deep learning training and inference workloads...