Prepare a Nokia Windows Phone smartphone 6 inches, RT and Windows tablet

Unidentified sources have confirmed to The Verge the arrival this year of a new Nokia Windows Phone 8. This follows the publication at the end of last month, allegedly stolen photos showing a screen Lumia about 6 inches.

The device in question is a Windows Phone 8 Smartphone 6 inches, called the moment "Bandit", and intended to come compete goblets that bloom on Android. It is equipped with a 1080p screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor. This would be the first device providing such screen resolution, while several are in preparation.

Addition to Android goblets

Other features expected by The Verge: a camera with a sensor at least 20 MP, with a shape similar to that found on the Nokia Lumia 925. The "Bandit" therefore present a hump on the back to accommodate the camera.

For the rest, the website believes that the device is thin and light enough, and should benefit from the achievements of Windows Phone in development that would support such screen sizes, such as a column " Additional tiles "on the home screen.

The Nokia is a pledge of renewed allegiance Microsoft mobile ecosystem. While this seems pretty good to succeed him in the field of Smartphones, it is interesting to note that last weekend, a rumor has revived the possiblearrival of a Windows tablet RT in the Finnish manufacturer.

If we understand the desire to diversify from Nokia, this announcement is a little surprising. Windows RT is far from unanimous, and struggling to find its place on the market. Collective complaint has even been launched against Microsoft by investors following the very poor performance of tablets surface.

Google will not be entitled to the domain name

There will be no exceptions to the rule, even for Google. A few months ago, the Web giant has asked ICANN, in the context of applications for new domain name extensions, you can use the simple word "search" as a domain name. That is to say, to grant him the address "http://search/" without any suffix or prefix, so no points. These addresses are technically possible and called "doubtless domain name", domain name without dot (NDSP).

A few days ago, ICANN responded to this particular request is not. Manager prohibits the use of such addresses in the DNS ( Domain Name System ) for some time now, mainly for use and safety. And there is no reason to change his mind. Indeed, NDSP already use in local networks. The corporate IT department may well define "http://search/" as an address to an internal page of the information system. There would be confusion between the local address and one that wants to have Google, which wants universal.

Risk of data loss and theft

Another obstacle in the authorization of NDSP: algorithms automatic completion in browsers. They can transform a single word entered in the address bar at the FQDN. But this transformation is not unique in the world, but can vary depending on user habits, geographic area, etc. It is therefore likely that, once again, generate a lot of confusion.

Finally, a recent study commissioned by ICANN points to a series of security risk. Possible authorization of NDSP could compromise user cookies (data loss), the spread of XSS ( cross-site scripting ) and Facilitate attempts at usurpation.

Google: failure 11 minutes drops the web traffic by 40%

One person is missing and everything is depopulated saying goes. And when it's a giant web which "absent" is all the users who are clueless. On the night of 16 to August 17, 2013, all of Google's services has been affected by a failure eleven minutes revealed.

This incident was enough to bring down the web traffic by 40% the company said GoSquared observing Internet traffic in real time. The incident is bound to have economic consequences for the Web giant.

Sixteen applications were affected Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings, Sites, Groups, the Administration Console, Postini, Analytics, Maps, Voice and Blogger services. A few minutes after the incident, the Web giant has published on its dashboard a message of apology stating that everything was in order.

This is not the first time that Google's services are dysfunctional but it is the most important long. Thus in April 2012, it is the service that Gmail was interrupted for one hour. Another serious failure had occurred in 2009 , making the search engine unavailable again for an hour.

Flexible screens: Samsung launches a competition to find new ideas

Invent new technologies, it is one thing. To put them into practice in everyday life is another. This is why Samsung has launched a competition to find new ideas to use its flexible AMOLED technology. At stake: a first prize of 10,000 dollars. Two other projects will be awarded prizes ranging from 5,000 and 2,500 dollars.

This contest is open to entrepreneurs, designers and developers. Their suggestions should comply with a set of very precise: the products must use a flexible screen whose maximum size is 20 inches, do not go beyond a definition of 1920 x 1080 pixels, do not belong to a market niche and will be produced on a large scale.

But that's not all because the projects will be economically viable and initiators must claim no royalties on the future development of their ideas. Ah yes ... the last detail, and not least to participate in this contest, you must reside in the United States!

Mobile payment test soon on Facebook

Users of Facebook in the future could use their account on the social network to make payments over the Internet via a mobile phone.

According to AllThingsD, Facebook plans to test in September or October 1st mobile payment solution PayPal competitor, in order to increase still further its presence in the mobility sector.

Few users register their bank details 

This test was confirmed by Facebook to AllThingsD. However the site belies frontally attack his "partner" Paypal. Facebook and indicates that the product is "just to test how we can help our partners app to provide an easier shopping experience. "

The social network says so do not consider extending the payment beyond those purchases. To receive such a payment service, users will have to have their Facebook and having previously experienced bank details on their profile.

They would for few have reported such data to social network according to Forrester time (less than 10 million in the U.S., 101 million users of Facebook mobile application).

Apple iPhone 5S Gold Color Confirmed

Failure to completely change the design, the iPhone 5S may be entitled to a new color in addition to traditional black and white. This is indeed a few weeks we hear of an iPhone "gold", which would be a first since the addition of a second color at the time of the release of the iPhone 3G.

Rumor is certainly echoed by analysts at KGI Securities  quoted  by 9to5Mac. It also contains information about the hardware configuration of the new iPhone we mentioned the last week  : the introduction of an integrated home button, which would lose the way the white rectangle and take a convex shape fingerprint reader, a sensor photo that is 8 megapixels, but with an opening scope to f/2.0 and a double flash.

The analyst added that the iPhone 5S will be equipped with a system on a chip A7 with 1GB of RAM and will be available with 128 GB of internal storage. According to him, Apple will sell 35 million units of the new model by the end of the year. According to the blog All Things Digital, the  presentation  of the iPhone 5S will be held on September 10.

Updated Google+ for iOS

Google+ for iOS has been updated to version 4.5. On the menu of this update, the ability to view, edit and share photos and videos stored online in the cloud Google Drive service.

As for the update to Android Hangouts replaces Messenger for instant messaging and VoIP calls. Users can start a Hangouts directly from the profile of a person. Those who wish can save the history of their messenger conversations using the Google Takeout tool. The new version of Google+ for iOS is  available  on the App Store.

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