NASA has a new goal: Return to the Moon in 5 years


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The second man to step on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, was photographed by the first to do so, Neil Armstrong, who is reflected in the viewfinder of Aldrin's helmet.

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During a meeting of the National Space Council on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence launched a challenge to NASA: sending astronauts back to the moon by 2024, advancing the chronology of the NASA to return to the surface of the Moon.

"What we need now is a sense of urgency," said one Pence as he addressed an audience gathered at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "It is an express policy of the government and the United States to take American astronauts back to the Moon within the next five years."

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, who was appointed to the post by Donald Trump, accepted the challenge.

"NASA is going to do everything in its power to reach this deadline," said Bridenstine.

Bridenstine's Twitter account also sent a link to NASA's Moon to Mars page that lists the year 2028 as the target date for getting astronauts to the moon. The page has been revised since then and now lists the year 2024 as the target year for astronauts to reach the Moon.

Pence's talk echoed the tensions of the Cold War era that led NASA to reach the Moon with the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago this July. Pence said we are in the middle of another space race, citing the recent landing of a Chinese vehicle on the dark side of the Moon that "revealed its ambitions to capture strategic terrain on the Moon."

Pence also mentioned the dependence on Russian rockets to send American astronauts into space in the past decade. The agency hopes to put an end to this dependence with a new ship designed by SpaceX, Boeing and NASA.

"The first woman and the next man on the Moon will be Americans, launched by American rockets from American soil," he said.

Pence was also clear that reaching the five-year goal should be done "by all possible means," including the use of commercial rockets. NASA has planned to send astronauts into space in the new Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion spacecraft, but SLS has been plagued by delays.

Earlier this month, Bridenstine testified before a congressional committee that NASA may have to conduct Orion's first unmanned launch in 2020 with the use of a commercial rocket such as SpaceX's Falcon Heavy. However, in a statement issued on Tuesday, Bridenstine said that "while some of the vehicle alternatives could work, none was able to reach the goal of orbiting around the Moon for Exploration Mission-1 within our chronology and our The results of this two-week study reaffirmed our commitment to the SLS and more details will be announced in the future. "

Despite the obstacles, Bridenstine said NASA will work to reach the goal of bringing astronauts near the Moon's south pole by 2024.

Streaming: Is the future of video games in the Netflix of gaming?



Streaming: Is the future of video games in the Netflix of gaming?

Watch a video everywhere, on your smartphone, tablet and computer, on the move or at home: for 4-5 years, Netflix streaming has radically transformed the way we watch movies and series. No more DVDs, and "binge watching" in front of a TV: this way of consuming in the chain of feature films or episodes has become mobile. All thanks to the "Cloud", which propelled the films "in the clouds".

Today, another sector, for equally promising consumption, seems ready to move into the cloud: the video game. For almost two years now, subscription-based streaming offers have proliferated, from Playstation Now, from Sony to Blacknut, to Shadow; Nvidia's GeForce Now service, and Stadia, a platform launched by Google in March 2019.

Playing in the clouds

The "cloud gaming" allows to play a video game, on demand, on any type of terminal. According to industry players, including Microsoft, video games in the clouds could eventually end the end of traditional consoles (salon) – since the trend is now in "cross play", with the possibility for players of different platforms to play together, no matter what medium is used.

With cloud gaming, games are not stored on a console, but on servers, and they launch without installation. The backups are online, and it is possible to resume a part (streaming) on ​​any device. Instead of buying a gaming PC or console, then games, the consumer pays a subscription, as with Netflix, ranging from 5 to 50 euros depending on the service.

"Currently, if you want to play FIFA in the United States, it costs you $ 460. You have to buy the console and the game. In a streaming world, it could cost $ 9.99 a month. It will work on the commercial details, but whatever the price of the subscription in the end it will be significantly less than 460 dollars "argues Chris Evenden, Electronic Arts. According to EA, which already offers subscription game catalogs, with streaming and the end of the "infrastructure barrier", the video game should "know more changes in the next 5 years than it has known for 45 years "- and evolve exactly like music and video with Spotify and Netflix.

Note, of course, that for the video game industry, the lack of a minimum hardware configuration and a prior download is also and especially the opportunity to explode the number of players (so customers) , while regularly offering updates and add-ons. One way, in particular, to bring more "casual" players.

The promise: play on any device

Although the market is still young, the competition is already tough … everyone trying to become the "Netflix video game". Hard to ignore the giant Sony, which offers its own streaming video game service: Playstation Now – 17 euros per month for 480 PS3 and PS4 games. For now, we can not play on terminals as different as a console and a smartphone, but at Sony, we put big on the online video game: the Japanese group, which has bought, the last 5 years, two cloud gaming specialists (Gaikai and OnLive), says bluntly wanting to "prepare for the future" – and be ready for the end of consoles – when consumers will all eventually be conquered by streaming.

Sony (and soon, Microsoft, which could go further than its Xbox Game Pass) will have to rely on the presence of newcomers, who intend to shake the sector. In France, the start-up Rennes Blacknut shares with less resources (it targets 300,000 users by 2020), but its offer of 200 games on demand and streaming to 14.99 euros is intended to be accessible on any device (TV, computer, tablet, smartphone), with a recommendation algorithm similar to that of Netflix.

Finally, Google being everywhere, the Californian firm has launched in March 2019 its own service for access to streaming video games – Stadia. It also allows you to play video games using a wide variety of devices and a (solid) Internet connection. Stadia's selling point is convenience: no need for a costly game console or PC, but just a TV (or a Chromecast), a browser, a phone or a low-end PC that can surf the web using Google's Chrome browser …

Stay Shadow and GeForce Now, from Nvidia. One is a system that allows, for 30 euros per month, to turn any screen into a "virtual computer" upscale, when the other is a streaming game service costing only 9.99 euros per month, which also transforms "any PC or Mac" into a "high-performance gaming machine". Two rather impressive technical solutions … but only in certain (optimal) conditions.

The eternal problem of latency and hope 5G

Be careful not to get excited: Shadow, GeForce Now, Blacknut and Stadia are far from always operating in an ultra-fluid way. The technical challenge remains to remove any latency, and for that, it is still better to have a good connection – fiber optics home (or a very good ADSL 2 at worst), the 4G outside … Car just like online multiplayer games, streaming necessarily depends on the quality of the connection: without a good connection, you may well see your character advance painfully, or see more generally an action to be carried out in an offbeat and jerky – with the risk of losing the game.

To reduce the "lag" related to the connection, Nvidia, Shadow, Google and others visibly put the package. And if it seems to work perfectly with fiber optics (without moving from home, so) with 4G (in mobile mode), it's a different story – the quality of the cellular network is currently very, very uneven. .. Clearly, if you're already struggling to watch a movie on Netflix with your smartphone when you're in a car or on a train, forget about streaming video games.

For mobile use, you will need to be patient, and wait for the advent of the sacrosanct 5G.

According to many analysts, including the firm Gartner, this "network of the future" could defeat any latency (between 2 and 3 milliseconds, instead of 10 to 50 ms with 4G), and forever transform the world of games video.

"In a way, 5G will be needed for streaming video games to really come in," said Matthew Hudak, research consultant at Euromonitor International on CNBC. According to Jeremy Horwitz, of the tech site VentureBeat, the "very low latency" of the 5G is, quite simply, his "secret weapon", and this will allow a new generation of games to hatch – online games, and also in virtual reality (without nausea). "Imagine 5G video games fully generated by a super-powerful server and broadcast live on your VR headset: it's the next step," he does not hesitate to prophesy.

Before reaching this sweet dream, let's just hope that 5G will not take too long to land in France. In Asia and other European countries, such as Germany, operators plan to launch their networks as early as 2019 … when in France, we will only be at "pilot sites" (in a handful of large cities), the official launch of 5G is planned for 2020.

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Uniqlo vests, organizers for the suitcase and backpacks, Eddie Bauer and much more among the highlights of this Wednesday.

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The 30W USB-C port on this Anker charger is powerful enough to charge your laptop, tablet or Nintendo Switch and comes with an additional 12W USB port to charge your phone at the same time. Get it for $ 20 today with the code ANKERW24. So you will never run out of battery when you need it most.


Attention, because the selfie stick has just undergone an evolution.

This accessory can be used as a selfie stick or as a tripod, since it has legs that unfold for when you have to take pictures in a group or when you travel alone and you want to pretend that you took a photographer with you. Includes a Bluetooth command to shoot the photo.

Take it for $ 22 today with the code RFLTDNZZ.


There are a lot of headphones that are pretty good, but the Nuraphones are unique in the market. When you use your Nuraphone headphones for the first time, you will have to do an audio test in which this accessory will detect how you perceive the sound. From that moment you will listen to music that is totally adapted to your senses. They usually cost $ 399, but today they are down to $ 320.


Plasma lighters are the natural evolution of lifelong lighters, as they solve three common problems:

  1. Fuel: it does not exist in this lighter. It is recharged by USB. Is not it amazing?
  2. Wind: as you use a little electricity, you will not have problems when dealing with the wind. It will no longer extinguish the flame.
  3. Orientation: you will not have to put it in a rare position to avoid burning your fingers. Lighting candles will be easier than ever.

Today you can get it for $ 16 with the exclusive promotional code KHB57EO7. It costs a little more than other electric lighters, but the Spakr Mini is one of the most compact models on the market. It also has an "X" mode design that works best when you want to light something and includes a flashlight.

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50% discount on furniture and sheets | Urban Outfitters
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Urban Outfitters wants you to give a different touch to your house. Take advantage of these 50% discounts on furniture and sheets. All the products have those "hip" and retro touches so typical of Urban. Within these discounts you will find a bit of everything.


Think of all the food that you waste in your day to day because you do not know how to keep it well.

If you still do not know FreshWorks, these containers include slots to maintain the ventilation of your food. In addition, the lid also includes several filters that regulate the amount of oxygen and CO2 entering and leaving the container. Thus, your vegetables and vegetables will last longer than usual.


If you have a cat, the Amazon Gold Box today is tailor made for your little friend, because there are a lot of products on sale with 35% in food, toys and more.

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If your cat is like any other cat, you know that it will not show any sign of gratitude. Unless your cat is like Bodhi, he is very expressive when he is happy.

Go to this Gold Box and take advantage now, because the offers will only be available until the end of the day.


Krud Kutter is a key ally when it comes to cleaning the house and you should have a bottle in your kitchen. Today you can buy it for only $ 6 on Amazon, the best price to date.

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Surely you know the Osprey brand for its popular hiking backpacks. Amazon is offering three pages full of company products. Inside you will find backpacks, bags, water bags, organizers and more.

Keep in mind that it is a Gold Box, so prices will only be available until the end of the day. We leave you with some of our favorite options:


It's already spring, to spend more time away from home! Take advantage of this Eddie Bauer sale to buy the right clothes with an additional 60% discount as long as you use the code MARCHDEAL. There are shirts, shorts, hats, shoes and much more.


Ultra Light Down vests for men and women | Uniqlo
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Do not go cold and wrap yourself up with these Uniqlo offers, with clothes available for $ 60 and less. Buy the Ultra Light Down jacket for $ 40 for men and women in different colors.

The best of these garments is that, as the name suggests, they are not heavy and uncomfortable: they are thin and light and still keep you warm in low temperatures. In addition, they are designed so that you can show them off.

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You still have not played Monster Hunter: World? You should do it! Amazon has lowered it to $ 20 for PS4 and Xbox One right now, one of the best prices to date.


The Logitech G602 is more than a simple mouse for most people: it has 250 battery hours, 11 programmable buttons, and DPI settings per user. Today you can get him for only $ 30.

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If you want to put a small projector at home, try the Prizm II, now available for only $ 186.

It is the perfect option for those who want to try the home theater experience at home, but with a smaller budget. The projector usually costs $ 270, but if you use the PZMMAR30 code you will get it at a discount. It has a resolution of 1080p.


Your headphones have Bluetooth, but surely in your day to day you find devices that you would like to have Bluetooth, such as the screens of aircraft for example, or your Nintendo Switch, or your TV. This $ 10 device (with the code J9CEKR9M) acts as a Bluetooth signal receiver and transmitter and allows you to convert any audio device into a Bluetooth one without wires.

You can also use it with old speakers that you have at home. All you have to do is connect it to the headphone jack and enjoy a good movie or a good music session.


The new Anker multi-contact can be glued on the side of your desk or on the wall thanks to the adhesive you will find in its base. It has two sockets, two 12W USB ports with Anker's PowerIQ technology and even a USB-C port with 30W Power Delivery for laptops, the Nintendo Switch and other devices of the style. Today it costs only $ 29 with the code ANKERPWC.


Normally, when we collect offers related to anti-stress blankets, they all tend to offer the same design. However, today you will get a 25% discount when buying any model on Amazon, including some variants designed especially for the smallest of the house. The weight of the blankets varies and reaches 13.6kg.

Blankets with weight help a lot with anxiety and keep you warm. The recommended thing is that the blanket does not exceed 10% of the weight of your body, but I would not mind buying one that crushes me a little more.

The promotional code will be automatically applied when processing the order when you visit this page. If it does not appear, put 257LUSFN in your shopping cart.


If you still do not have a KitchenAid in your kitchen, Walmart motivates you to buy the Deluxe model for only $ 220 today. It is ideal for making flour and pastry mixes, but there are also a lot of accessories available that allow you to use your KitchenAid to make pasta, chop meat or process food. It is one of the best accessories for the kitchen.


Bio-Oil | $ 16 | Amazon | Use the $ 3 coupon
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I hate when creams are sticky, something that will not happen to you with this cult product: Bio-Oil, which is ideal for moisturizing the skin.

Bio-Oil is not greasy at all and the skin absorbs it well, it also prevents the appearance of marks and helps to heal better. Smells of glory and today is $ 3 on Amazon (use the coupon that comes on the product page).


If you are looking for a comfortable underwear, I recommend you take a look at the Separatec brand. These underpants include a special compartment to leave everything well organized down there. They are super soft. Get a paco of three for only $ 24, $ 3 less than usual.


Blocks Desk Toys | 40% discount | Speks | Use the code SQUAREUP

There is nothing like disconnecting from work with a small toy for the desk that will keep you well entertained.

The simple concept: Blocks is composed of several small blocks that can be adapted and shaped to form figures of all kinds. In the end you will end up using it a lot with one hand while with the other you use the mouse.

Take a set for only $ 15 with the promotional code SQUAREUP, along with free shipping. This is the best offer to date, so what are you waiting for? You deserve it.


Apple's new MacBook Air may be a bit boring, but they do not disappoint in any way, as they have a bigger and better screen than the 12-inch MacBook. Your processor is faster too. Also, unlike the MacBook Pro, they come with TouchID and without the Touch Bar, which is quite annoying.

If the price was pushing you back, Amazon has lowered $ 200 from the 128GB model and the 256GB model.


Fried food is delicious, but it is not good for your health. That's why you should get a DASH air fryer, which are much healthier. With this model of DASH you will get crispy results in a matter of minutes and it works even with frozen potatoes and chicken. It also acts as an oven and a good tool to reheat leftover pizza.


If you like the TOMS brand for comfort and its peculiar style, you should take advantage of this 20% offer in a lot of models for men, women and children. Use the code FAM. Now you have a good excuse to renew your shoes.


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Test Seagate Backup Plus Ultra touch 2TB: our opinion


While SSDs are gradually stealing the limelight from traditional disks thanks to a continuous price drop for several years and incomparable performance, traditional hard drives have not yet said their last word. This is especially true when looking for large storage capacities.

Seagate has offered to test a copy of the latest version of its Backup Plus hard drive in an "Ultra touch" version that offers a storage space of 2TB. Do not look for anything tactile in there, the "touch" simply refers to the touch when taking hold of the device. It is indeed covered on its upper part with a fabric that makes handling rather pleasant and a certain cachet to its appearance when placed on the desk.

The device has modest dimensions (115x78x12mm) and displays only 135 grams on the scale, so it will be easily forgotten in any bag. It comes with a USB 3.0 cable and a USB-C adapter.

Unpacking the hard drive

The appearance is very successful with a small silver logo of the brand under the part covered with fabric. A small indicator big as a pinhead indicates when the device is powered, self-powered by USB.

Hard disk case

Seagate does not emphasize the performance in reading and writing, the disc is consistent with that level to its competitors. The brand has made the choice to differentiate it by the ability to encrypt the data and protect them with a password. To do this, activate the protection with the Seagate Toolkit software that is offered after the registration of the product which leads us to a shortcut in the disk.

Software download

It would have been better to store it in its version Mac and Windows directly on the disk in order to be able to use it even without internet connection. Still, the type of protection and encryption adopted is serious. Seagate also warns users that once the password is set up, no backup solution will allow the files to be found in case of loss. It will simply be possible to reset the disk by losing the data.

Setting up the password

The program then offers several modules to save or restore in a conventional way, or to use the disk as a mirror with a source folder. The interface, in French, is rather clear and pleasant. By default the software will back up the personal files in the classic Windows locations.

Backup options

The "Advanced" tab gives access to the internal disks of the Windows PC. However, it does not detect external drives connected to the machine, so it is impossible to transfer or save data from an external drive directly to our Backup Plus without going through internal storage using the software.

Advanced backup

However, direct copying through Windows from an external drive is possible. The protection in this case is always activated and the connection does not give access to any data without password. A small executable allows you to unlock data access without having to launch the complete protection software.

Unlocking password protection

In the end the experience with this disc is quite good overall even if we could blame Seagate for not having included a protective pouch to prevent shocks during transport. Hard drives are indeed more sensitive to shocks than SSDs. Software protection is not everything. In addition, the software would need to be improved to accept the configuration of the backup or mirroring by offering the possibility to select a removable media connected to the computer.

On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with the pleasant design of the disc, both in sight and touch, and which is not sensitive to fingerprints. The configuration of the protection will not frighten any user and can transport data without fear of seeing them disclosed in case of loss or theft of the device. The 2TB version is offered for a little less than 100 euros in its black or white versions (STHH2000400 and STHH2000402) and could fall over time to reach the level of competition but we can also estimate that the price is justified by the neat appearance of the disc and material protection. Note that the disk is also available in 1 TB version for 70 euros (reference STHH1000400 and STHH1000402).

The Huawei P30 Pro is not a 5G phone, but the next Mate would be


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The P30 is not a 5G phone.

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The world was not ready for a 5G Huawei flagship phone, Huawei CEO Richard Yu said in an interview on Tuesday at the company's launch event for the company. Huawei P30 and the P30 Pro in Paris.

After a presentation of an hour and a half, it was clear that the P30 and P30 Pro models are not 5G phones, despite the large number of 5G phones that were launched last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We even saw a 5G version of the main rival of the P30, the Samsung Galaxy S10.

5G is one of the biggest trends for mobile devices in 2019, as operators around the world begin to roll out their next-generation mobile networks. 5G promises more possibilities for smart homes, autonomous vehicles and independent VR, but when it comes to telephones, technology means faster and more reliable Internet connections. Although 5G networks and phones are almost with us, it is very early for technology and for now it will remain an exclusive domain of the first users.


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Yu does not think 5G will be important to consumers until later this year.

"We are considering putting 5G in the next Mate series," Yu said. "This fall we will be ready for it with the Mate series."

From an engineering perspective, there was no reason why the P30 or the P30 Pro could not be a 5G phone, said Clement Wong, vice president of global product marketing for Huawei. "It's strategy," he said, also in an interview. The moment is still not right, he added. He does not believe that 5G will become something really important until next year.

Yu confirmed this. "In the European market, 5G will be mainly for next year, I suppose," he said. (Due to its geopolitical problems, Huawei is not selling phones in the US and the company tends to prioritize the European market). "I understand that some people are waiting for 5G, but for most people, 4G is already good enough." Instead, people want a phone that offers the best possibilities for photography, he said.

Huawei is announcing the skills of the P30 camera as something that goes beyond the photography that makes any phone. With four cameras in the back, it is assumed that the phone is especially good in low light conditions and when capturing details from a distance with its telephoto lens.

So for now, there are no Huawei 5G flagship phones. But all that could change in October, when the company usually holds its launch event for its Mate series.

What will change on the web after the adoption of the European copyright reform



What will change on the web after the adoption of the European copyright reform

For several months the European Parliament has been debating the adoption of a text allowing the reform of copyright. The text was finally adopted in the meeting of March 26 with some modifications on the previously rejected text. In the coming months this could change many things for everyone concerned, from publishers to users.

Two articles of this text have mainly monopolized the attention, they aim to make pay the big platform of sharing or aggregation of contents to better pay the authors. One obliges the platforms in question to put in place filtering measures or to obtain an agreement to pay the creators. The other forces them to pay to share press content or limit content.

Platforms like YouTube, Google News and Facebook could pay …

The major content sharing platforms will therefore have to enter into agreements with the rights holders. For this, it will be necessary to set up tools to analyze the content submitted by Internet users in order to identify if a work protected by copyright such as music, video or an image is present. If this is the case, in order to be able to leave the content online, an agreement must be reached with the author to receive a fee.

Regarding the sharing of news articles managed by platforms and not Internet users the rule will be identical with the aim of remunerating publishers. If content is relayed by these platforms, they will have to pay.

… or not, but censoring shared content

To avoid falling foul of the laws, which will have to be adapted for each country in the next two years, sites that share content will also have the possibility of not distributing it. Concretely it will be to censor the content shared by the user. So a video of your last trip with a commercial hit of the moment in background music will be simply banned from publication and refused by YouTube or Facebook if they want to obey the law.

Regarding press articles this time will strongly limit the content taken. If a simple link, a few words or short excerpt will be allowed, a compensation agreement will not be required. A site like Google News will have to modify the way it presents the articles to strip them to the maximum if it does not wish to pay and Facebook will limit the quoted text in the case of a link sharing made by a user.

Exceptions that might not change anything in the end

Between remuneration, synonymous with declining profits, or censorship, it's hard to say what the online services affected by these changes will choose to put in place. Still, they can be held responsible for sharing protected content if they have not set up sufficient means of automatic censorship or they have not reached agreement with the author of the shared work. If this is the case and sufficient efforts have been made, they could escape a possible conviction, which will not prevent censorship.

Some services will however be excluded from these texts. This is the case of Wikipedia concerning the sharing of works protected by copyright or small businesses under 3 years and whose turnover does not exceed 10 million euros. The sharing of parodies for humorous purposes (the memes) will also be allowed, however it will be necessary to find a way to differentiate a shared content for this purpose.

In the end, filtering resources already exist for the works, and repeats of press articles already limited in terms of volume of text, the signature of this text could have a limited impact as much for the authors and editors only for platforms if they decide not to pay by adapting their tools. The Internet user, meanwhile, will adapt to what he is allowed to do.

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Europe approves copyright law that threatens internet


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Amid massive protests, both on the internet and in the real world, the European Union has approved a controversial new copyright law. After two years of development, the legislation aims to give copyright holders more control over their work, but critics say it could give more power to the technological giants, suppress the free flow of information and kill our beloved memes.

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The European Parliament passed the copyright law in a vote with 348 votes in favor, 274 against and 36 abstentions. The new guidelines are the EU's first major update to its copyright laws since 2001, and have gone through a confusing and confusing legislative process that barely caught the attention of the public last summer. The legislators who opposed the directive tried to eliminate the most controversial pieces of the law before making a final vote on March 26, but their changes were rejected by only five members of Parliament.

The law aims to favor news editors and artists against major technology platforms such as Facebook and Google, as they benefit from the work of others. In this way, he has seen the high profile support of big names like Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney. For many, making technology giants harder to make money and collecting traffic from copyright violations sounds good in theory. But experts such as the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, have criticized two parts of the legislation that, they warn, could have enormous unintended consequences.

The whole situation is quite complicated and we have covered it in more detail previously, but the basic principles are quite simple. Article 11, or what is known as the "link tax," requires web platforms to obtain a license to link or use snippets of news articles. The goal is to help news organizations earn revenue from services like Google News that show a headline or a part of an article that suggests to readers. Article 13 requires that web platforms do their "best" to obtain licenses of copyrighted material before they are loaded on their platforms, and changes the current standard of only requiring platforms to comply with unsubscribe requests. by copyright. The expectation is that the platforms will have to use defective load filters to try to manage the gigantic amount of content generated by the users, and the strictest moderation practices will become the new norm. Critics argue that the law is too vague and that efforts to solve problems are not realistic.

The biggest concern is that the legislation does the exact opposite of what it is intended to do. The news media will suffer as it becomes more difficult to share articles or discover news, and instead of paying for a license, companies like Google will simply stop showing news results as they did when similar standards were tried in Spain. Meanwhile, smaller platforms or new companies that allow users to upload content will not have the opportunity to compete with the world's Facebook that can afford massive moderation operations (and fail in the attempt). The idea of ​​fair use will be null and void as companies decide that it is not worth the headache to allow a reused meme and legal responsibility.

MEP Julia Reda has been one of the fiercest critics of the law and tweeted this morning that it is a "dark day for Internet freedom". Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, tweeted that the Internet user "lost a great battle today" in the European Parliament. "The free and open internet is rapidly being delivered to corporate giants at the expense of ordinary people," Wales wrote. "It's not about helping artists, it's about fostering monopolistic practices."

For those who oppose the law, there is some hope in the fact that each EU country now has two years to take the legislation and improve it before it is applied in their country. But as Cory Doctorow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation has pointed out, that is also a problem. "The problem is that services across the EU will have difficulty presenting different versions of their sites depending on the country they are in, so there is good reason to believe that online services will converge on national implementation more restrictive of the law, "assured Doctorow.

The final recount of how each member of Parliament voted on the directive will be made public here. Europeans who want to make sure the Internet stays as open as possible should keep the pressure on their governments as all this is resolved. This law was under the radar for a long time, but now that it has gained so much attention, no one should think that the fight is over. [The Independent]


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Good deal: Huawei MateBook D 14 inches, 256 GB to 569 € instead of 799 on Amazon



Good deal: Huawei MateBook D 14 inches, 256 GB to 569 € instead of 799 on Amazon

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The MateBook D is a convincing ultrabook with a neat design and a rather solid technical sheet. For this price, the finish is exemplary, it adopts an aluminum chassis reminiscent of a certain MacBook – there is worse as comparison … As for the connection, it's classic but complete with USB-A ports, USB -C, Jack and HDMI.

It is equipped with a 14 inch LCD IPS screen with a definition of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under its hood hides an AMD Ryzen 5 processor with 4 cores, 8 threads for frequencies between 2 GHz and 3.6 GHz. It is supported by 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Finally, there is a Dolby Atmos sound with 4 stereo speakers and a 57.4 Wh battery (for a life of 7 hours in video according to Huawei).

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Avengers Endgame launches video behind the camera and it is revealed that it will last three hours


One month after the premiere of Avengers: Endgame On April 26, Marvel made several important announcements on Tuesday: he released a new video behind the camera, unveiled the new individual posters of the characters in the film and confirmed its duration: three hours and two minutes (that's half an hour more what Avengers: Infinity War).

The video has its title in English We Lost (We lost), because it puts the accent on how the surviving Avengers to the crack of the Glove of the Infinite on the part of Thanos must deal with the fact of having been defeated, a situation in which the Marvel superheroes do not usually meet for a long time.

The Screen Rant website published that the Avengers: Endgame tickets will be available in pre-sale on April 2, but this information has not been confirmed by the official account of the film or by Disney's spokespersons. The article mentions the duration of the film and probably reduces the number of daily performances (but some movie theaters could compensate by assigning more screens to the movie).

The duration of Avengers: Endgame It was originally published on the website of the AMC cinema chain but after a few hours it was eliminated. But it's not a surprise because on March 5 Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, declared Collider that "some movies can last three and a half hours and they feel like 90 minutes. Endgame that we are developing feel very well ".

Three hours and two minutes (182 minutes). It would be the longest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, surpassing 149 minutes of Avengers: Infinity War (2018). It was expected in a movie that released 32 individual posters of its cast.

Anyway, the Business Insider website asks in an article if the films are getting longer. And it appeals to historical data to suggest that, between 1950 and 1965, the duration of the films increased by an average of 20 minutes.

And he reasons that this increase was probably due to the popularity of television, which forced many Hollywood studios to produce epic movies, real movie shows impossible to see on the small screen. It was the era of Lawrence of Arabia (1962), with 216 minutes, for example.

The average duration of the films was later reduced in the decade of the 80s, as it was the boom of the home video and an extension that corresponded to the format of the VHS tapes was required. Two decades later, with DVD and Blu-ray, this is not an impediment.

Another reason could be used: in the age of binge watching, in which young people make marathons to watch two, three to four consecutive episodes of a series, have normalized the experience of spending three to four hours before a screen. Of course: in a movie theater you can not pause or go to the toilet without losing something.

The truth is that many blockbuster movies have been so or longer than Avengers: Endgame (182 minutes). Here some notable examples (according to Box Office Mojo):

  • Titanic (1997). Duration: 194 minutes Global box office: US $ 2,128.9 million.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001). Duration: 178 min. Global box office: US $ 869.3 million
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Duration: 201 min. Global box office: US $ 1,119.1 million
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Duration: 164 minutes. Global ticket office: US $ 1,084.9 million
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). Duration: 169 minutes. Global ticket office: US $ 1,021.1 million
  • Gone With the Wind (1939). Duration: 238 minutes. Box office USA (adjusted for inflation): US $ 1,826.6 million
  • The Sound of Music (1965). Duration: 174 minutes. Box office USA (adjusted for inflation): US $ 1,286.6 million
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965): Duration: 198 minutes. Box office USA (adjusted for inflation): US $ 1,120.9 million
  • The Ten Commandments (1956). Duration: 220 minutes. Box office USA (adjusted for inflation): US $ 1,182.9 million

Avengers: Endgame It opens in theaters on April 26.

Apple Card, TV +, News + Arcade: all the news announced yesterday by Apple



  Apple Card, TV +, News + Arcade: all the news announced yesterday by Apple

Apple's big launches are usually aimed at new
    gadgets. But this time, the brand has updated its

iPad

,

iMac

and

AirPods

last week to make room for the new generation of its'
    world class services "revealed at" It's show time "event
    which was held last night.

Apple TV Channels and Apple TV +

With Channels, we will be able to create TV channels and contents
    customized from any source, all centralized on
    the new Apple TV app. The latter uses learning
    automatic to provide better suggestions. She will be available
    on Mac from this fall as well as on smart TV, Roku and Amazon
    Fire TV. Apple TV + is the name of the new subscription service for
    exclusive and original content for which Apple has spent more than
    billion dollars. Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon,
    Steve Carell, Big Bird were present at the presentation for
    promote it. Apple TV + will be available this fall.

Apple Arcade

Arcade is an extension of the App Store which groups paid games
    premium in a subscription service. It is not a service of
    streaming but an unlimited subscription with more than 100 games. Coming soon
    autumn, but we do not yet know its price.

Apple Card

Apple launches its own credit card baptized unsurprisingly Apple Card.
    Free, it offers an immediate online registration from an iPhone,
    an application to track and manage expenses, more
    comprehensible and a reward system. The Apple Card is
    marketed in partnership with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard. She will
    available in the US starting this summer.

Apple News +

Apple News + is an American magazine subscription offer integrated with
    the Apple News app that includes more than 300 publications as well as
    digital subscriptions to newspapers like The Wall Street Journal.
    That's $ 9.99 a month, with a free first month and a chance to
    share the subscription with his family. It will be launched in the United Kingdom,
    Australia and Europe later this year.

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