After the supply problems of the NES Classic Mini, Nintendo could have corrected the shot for Super NES. Unfortunately the observation is tragic: it is not frankly easier to find the new console of retro gaming. To the extent that some accused Nintendo of knowingly maintaining the lack to push for purchase at the slightest reassortment.
Que nenni, answers Reggie Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America in an interview granted to the Financial Times. According to him, these difficulties are not the result of Nintendo, but multiple "bottlenecks" that he refuses to detail, while partly rejecting the fault on the dealers who have not ordered enough machines. It is "outside the control" of Nintendo which, according to him, has planned "millions" of units.
If he concedes that production may be less than demand, he still recommends not to turn to auction sites or auctions like eBay to get hold of the SNES Classic Mini . The console is sold for 79.99 euros, and you should not have to pay more to get it from September 29th.
This Monday, Twitter explained why the tweet of Donald Trump interpreted by North Korea as a "declaration of war" has not been removed. The President of the United States tweeted this weekend: "I have just learned that the North Korean foreign minister was speaking at the United Nations. If it echoes the ideas of the little rocket man, they will not be long! ".
"Some of you have asked us why we have not suppressed the tweet" exacerbating tensions with North Korea, writes the company before continuing with a storm of tweets: "All accounts are subject to the same rules, and we take into account various factors to determine whether or not a tweet violates our rules . In other words, the "leader of the free world" is entitled to special treatment on Twitter, even though the company claimed otherwise two months ago (note that Donald Trump tweete from his personal account, not from the official government account, @Potus). ]
Responsibility of the President
"The rules are the rules, and they apply to everyone in the same way" assured Del Harvey, team leader ] "Confidence and Security" of Twitter, to the press last July. Except that … not really actually. And this disturbed, even angered many observers, who say that the president's attitude could encourage some of its 39.3 million followers to also adopt inappropriate behavior.
"The role of president gives an influence that few people possess" recalls Karen North of the University of Southern California who thinks Donald Trump's tweets push freedom of expression in its last entrenchments. "Part of the problem is that we think the standards should be higher for the president, so it shakes when we hear words that seem to violate our social norms" she adds.
Where is the limit for others?
So what about the 328 million other Twitter users? Do we know where the limit is? The company refuses to indicate how many accounts have been banned since its inception, but some stories give us some elements of response. (19459009)
Image credit: Rosaura Ochoa – flickr
Last year, the account of the singer Azealia Banks was suspended for racist remarks against the pop star Zayn Malik. Also in 2016, the provocative conservative journalist Milo Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter because of his racist and misogynist messages about Leslie Jones. This had prompted his followers to do the same.
The company to the blue bird ensures to make progress in its fight against the inappropriate behaviors. Twitter pins 10 times more abusive tweets than last year, and limits or suspends thousands of additional accounts each day. But again: the platform gives no exact figure.
"It's a good thing" for Brianna Wu, a victim of harassment during #GamerGate misogynist campaigns, although she would like Twitter to be more active about Donald Trump's tweets. "Because of their inactivity, more people, from all political backgrounds, will continue to behave abusively" she explains. "If they do not affirm their positions, we will see our political standards collapse even more."
But the task is far from obvious for Twitter. In June, the White House said that Donald Trump's tweets were to be considered as "official statements" and the last thing the microblogging platform wants is to censor official statements of
(09/08/2017: update with official info) Since last week the rumors were going well: Spotify would be invited soon on the game consoles Microsoft Xbox One . Today an application has appeared in the Windows Store as well as a dedicated page on the site of the service, confirming the rumors.
Neither Spotify nor Microsoft had yet officially communicated on arrival of the music streaming service but the presence of a record in the Windows Store and a special Xbox page on the site Spotify officializes the news. Players have the ability to listen to music in the background while playing games. The captures show an interface obviously adapted for use by the joysticks. It offers a black and green metallic appearance with large headings
to browse songs, artists or albums, and another for
music, and personal playlists.
Console owners can use the service for free like other users or by subscribing to the same rates, which frees them from advertising. With Spotify Connect, they also have the ability to control song playback from the Spotify app for smartphones and tablets. To do this, they must connect their two devices to the same Wi-Fi network and select the available devices that appear in the same section.
The application is announced as only compatible with the Xbox One and not as a universal application. This means that Spotify has chosen to make separate applications for other devices. Before that they had indeed released an application for PC Windows 10 using the converter "Microsoft Desktop Bridge". Creating a universal application compatible with all devices would have required a longer development work.
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At the CES 2016 Panasonic, Samsung and Philips announced their Ultra HD Blu-ray players. Since Sony has also confirmed the arrival of a model. On the occasion of its annual event in Monaco, the Korean manufacturer gives details on its UBD-K8500 reader capable of reading Ultra HD / 4K physical media. It will be marketed in France between the end of March and the beginning of April to 499 euros.
Ultra HD Blu-ray drive from Samsung UBD-K8500 advances the BD Profile 6.0, upscaling Ultra HD / 4K, WiFi Direct, Miracast, support for various formats (MKV, MPEG4, MPEG2, DivX, WMV, JPEG, MP3, FLAC … It will serve as Smart Hub and offers 2 HDMI 2.0a jacks, an optical audio jack, USB and Ethernet.
The opportunity for the manufacturer to unveil a partnership with the studio 20th Century Fox The UHD / 4K of Samsung will come with a title: "Alone on Mars".
Remember that the CES marked the official launch of UHD / 4K physical support with Ultra HD Blu-ray. titles will also be available towards the end of March with a price turning around 30 euros An offer that should be enriched throughout the year with 200 titles announced s by the end of the year.
One of the biggest changes that includes the new iPhone X has to do with security. This is the first Apple smartphone that replaces the fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) with a system based on facial recognition (Face ID). The company claims that the new system is much more secure.
In a series of documents published by Apple the engineers of the company have tried to answer as much doubt as possible of those interested in the iPhone X. The change of Touch ID to Face ID seems to be very radical, especially since just a year ago they released it on MacBook Pro laptops, but Apple says there is a good reason.
Phil Schiller, Apple vice president, commented during the presentation of the mobile that "while Touch ID has a probability of failing 1 in 50,000, Face ID has a probability of failing 1 in a million." The only way, the executive joked, is that you have an evil twin who wants to use your iPhone if you ask for permission.
The documents offer more information. In fact, it is more likely that Face ID in the case of identical twins less than 13 years of age, since their physiological characteristics have not developed completely, and in that case they recommend to use a password.
The company claims that Face ID is much safer than Touch ID, even when in some basic aspects of its operation are similar: Face ID will be blocked after five failed attempts to unlock the mobile and will require you to enter your password; even more important, the iPhone X stores the user's biometric data locally, which means they will never be sent to the company. Put another way: no, Apple will not have 3D images of your face in your servers.
Compared to Microsoft Surface Pro, the HP Specter x2 hybrid tablet version 2017 has some strong arguments: a very good keyboard, a powerful pen, a 12.3-inch screen with a higher density of 3.000×2.000 pixels, a more competitive price with equal configurations.
What to lean in his favor, at least for those who do not have big creative needs and are not looking for performance or autonomy. In France, the Specter x2 is available in two configurations: Intel Core i5-7260U, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD for 1,499 euros and Core i7-7560U, 16 GB of memory and 512 GB of SSD for 1,999 euros. This second version is in our opinion the most interesting to obtain better performances.
A superb screen, a professional keyboard
Knowing that most tablet hybrids with detachable keyboard are often very painful to use laid on the legs, we were pleasantly surprised by this model. You can easily tap on this keyboard which remains stable and offers an excellent return. The keys are wisely arranged, which will delight the expert typists. The backlight is convenient for working in the dark and can be turned off.
The touchpad is relatively spacious and never upset us. Congratulations! The screen is also excellent for working. It is not very big, but its density (293 pixels per inch against 267 dpi for the Surface Pro) makes it very comfortable and clean. It is also very bright when plugged into mains (450 nits). You can also turn off the backlight control to increase brightness when working with battery (415 nits).
However, do not wait not too much on the side of the color fidelity and the tonal range. The screen only covers 93% of the RGB range, which is acceptable for everyday use. Moreover, it is quite energy intensive. With 5.8 hours of autonomy, the Specter is far from its rivals and will probably not hold a day.
Optimized for the pen
The ratio of display identical to that of the surface Pro is much more comfortable to work than the 16: 9. On the other hand, this implies that the videos are framed by borders, but the higher resolution compensates and provides a sharp look for HD videos.
The new crutch offers good firmness with a tilt of up to 165 degrees to work with the stylus. About the latter, it offers a slight resistance a little rubber that we personally enjoyed. The Active Pen is comfortable and supports 1,024 pressure levels. Even if you do not draw, it allows for a very natural writing. But despite its qualities, it is not up to the performance of the stylus Microsoft which displays a latency of 21 milliseconds and 4,096 levels of pressure against 35 ms and 1,024.
The audio part is lifted above the batch for a tablet with a pair of speakers optimized by Bang & Olufsen.
For the rest, here are 3 elements to have in mind:
The Specter x2 integrates two USB-C ports for charging and connecting an external device. Note that the transfer rate is limited to 5 Gbit / s.
It is equipped with two fans, like its predecessor but which are rather discreet.
The infrared camera that was located in the back to act as a sensor has been moved to the front to be used with the Windows Hello biometric authentication system
The Specter x2 has the tricks to come up with a featherweight alternative to a laptop to accomplish basic tasks and distract yourself, all for a reasonable price. Provided you do not need a day of autonomy.
The Super NES Classic is promised a great success. All fans of classic video games seem ready to jump on it, Nintendo knows it and has planned "significantly larger" stocks than those of the NES Classic Mini. Unfortunately, despite this, it seems difficult to get hold of it, at least at the recommended rates of 95 euros. In reality pre-orders are available in waves, and one of them is in progress.
 We find it listed among the following merchants but the stocks are currently exhausted.
No stock available.
At these merchants, the console is unavailable / breaking:
This article will be updated regularly, as the stock evolves.