Acer presents a new Chromebook has, on paper, an excellent up to 14 hours. If confirmed by our tests, this would make an interesting machine.

Acer presents the Chromebook as independent market



In the US, a company specialized in amicable settlements wants to set up a more aggressive system to encourage pirates to pay.

Piracy: a company wants to charge users by blocking their browser

PAL: The QTE, gaming cancer?

The QTE, short for quick time event is a phase of play that reduces the gameplay to its simplest expression. A button appears on the screen, it is necessary to press at the right time not to interrupt the drive. Popularized by Shenmue and Sword of the Berserk: Gut's rage in 1999, this type of action already existed. Unique gameplay mechanicsDragon's Lair was released in 1983, now located in the most games. Until overdose?

Used to make the player feel the tension in a particularly brutal action in God of War,the QTE can enhance immersion. Gears of War would it be the same without his duels with a chainsaw? 
The examples of this type m
issing and not in these games QTE fit naturally into the gameplay, since they are not prevailing. Conversely, their predominance in the introduction of Resident Evil 6 fails to revive the player's interest in scenes that are desperately short of pace. Worse, they literally crippling action.
But the QTE can be downright a distressing uselessness, and we really wonder what is going through your head developers of Blue Dragon, when they decided it would bludgeon the A button to Open ... doors dungeons! The principle of cinematic action of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is also questionable: after the attack on our successful character, why inflict handling more in order to conclude it 
also mention the case of Asura's Wrath where failure of a QTE has no influence on the drive, only the end of level score being modified.
However, there are modern games completely based on QTE, and we must say that their receptions diverge: while that Heavy Rain has divided the players, his critics accusing him of being a simple interactive movie where the life of a character was based only on a button at the right time, The Walking Dead won all the votes while offering a gameplay similar in its action phases. Fad or simple evolution of morals?
Still, the QTE divide. While the same difficulty of the current games divided updevelopers, more than ever it is time to ask whether the QTE really add value to Thurs or should we eliminate it in order not to fear the loss the gameplay it represents?

The QTE, gaming cancer?

5G: how operators are preparing to boost your mobile broadband


We know a little more about the avenues explored to develop the next mobile radio standard. The World Radiocommunication Conference held in late November adopted a roadmap for this.

5G: how operators are preparing to boost your mobile broadband

The greatest mystery of the tech solved? We would have found the inventor of Bitcoin


Wired magazine is almost certain: the creator of the digital currency called Craig Steven Wright, it is Australian and is 44 years old. A smart enough and crazy man for wearing only this revolutionary project.

The greatest mystery of the tech solved? We would have found the inventor of Bitcoin

  Microsoft Surface Phone launch its next year

After the tablet surface and the Phone Book surface area could make an appearance next year.

Microsoft Surface Phone launch its next year


Butterfly on the track, the mysterious cyber espionage mercenaries

Security researchers have identified a group of pirates probably in the pay of private actors. It penetrates gently into the large enterprise networks to steal confidential information.

Butterfly on the track, the mysterious cyber espionage mercenaries

Star Wars C-3PO and R2-D2 will guide you in Waze

To mark the release of "Star Wars 7: The Rise of force", Google adds voice C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8 with its navigation app Waze community.

Star Wars C-3PO and R2-D2 will guide you in Waze

The series 4K Netflix and Amazon have been pirated

According to TorrentFreak, illegal copies of the latest series of tenors 4K video streaming are available on sharing networks. This would mean that HDCP was circumvented ...

The series 4K Netflix and Amazon have been pirated


Cloud computing in health: a tool both useful and controversial


The cloud is the technological base of Big Data, whose operation is still in its infancy in the health sector. It also paves the way for services that enable healthcare facilities to reduce their spending. However the nature of the data concerned imposes a specific vigilance.

Cloud computing in health: a tool both useful and controversial