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The Pros And Cons Of Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting is a service that entrepreneurs and web-based enterprises are looking at. This is due to the number of benefits that cloud hosting brings to these companies. However, before you rush into cloud hosting, you need to know about the drawbacks as well.

The Benefits Of Cloud Hosting

cloud hosting and computingThe primary benefit of cloud hosting is the fact that it can be tailored to your business needs. This is ideal for small businesses which can expand at any time and need more resources. When you use cloud hosting, you can increase or decrease the service as you need it which will save your business money.

Cloud hosting also has the benefit of being ready immediately. As soon as you order the cloud server, you will be able to start using it which will reduce the impact it has on the operations of your business. You also do not have to worry about the set-up process which is often part of other hosting packages.

Another benefit of this hosting will be the fact that it is cheaper for your business. This is because you will not need extra staff to handle the hosting of your information. You do not have to buy any additional equipment as well.

Small businesses also get the benefit of cloud hosting being small staff orientated. Cloud servers are ideal for businesses that only have 3 to 5 people. Small businesses that use cloud hosting will also never have to worry about hiring IT professionals who are not always busy.

The Drawbacks Of Cloud Hosting

The primary drawback of cloud hosting is the fact that when it is down, everything will be down. Cloud servers have a bad reputation when it comes to going offline spontaneously, and there will be nothing that you can do about this. Centralizing your business in this manner brings a higher risk of operational disruptions when something goes wrong on the hosting end.

Another drawback to cloud hosting is the fact that you will only be able to access your data when you have an internet connection. If anything happens to your internet connection, your business could come to a standstill. This is significant operational risk and one that you might want to avoid if you are in an area that has poor internet connections or any other issues which could disrupt your connection.

Over and underestimating your needs is something that can happen with cloud hosting. The fact that you can tailor the service to your needs could lead to you miscalculating your needs. When this happens, you could be faced with a more massive bill as you exceed the restrictions of your account or see that you are only using a fraction of the service that you are paying for. Websites like Opportunites Digitales are here to review, for you, the top hosting services in 2018 and beyond!

There are many pros and cons of cloud hosting that you need to be aware of. It is essential that you weight these pros and cons before you decide whether or not cloud hosting is right for you. Only when you have done this will you be able to make an informed decision for your business.

Huawei going hard on foldable smartphone technology

According to DigiTimes, Huawei has partnered with BOE Technology, a screen manufacturer, to be the first manufacturer to offer a foldable smartphone.

The objective is clearly to take Samsung, whose famous Samsung X is slow to point the tip of his nose, speed. BOE started manufacturing its first flexible OLED screens last year. The company will have to produce 8-inch folding screens for Huawei and the little rumor that at least one other phone assembler is interested in its technology.

The Chinese manufacturer’s plans are therefore becoming clearer, and it would seem that its objective to market the first folding screen smartphone before the end of 2018 is on track to be achieved. If everything actually goes according to plan, Huawei will then be several months ahead of Samsung, since the Korean giant will just start mass production of its “Galaxy X,” only to market it in the summer. This will give the Chinese brand six months to attract and convert a clientele that has been weaned from real innovation for several months.

Huawei works with display manufacturer BOE on a foldable smartphone.

A new report from our Korean colleagues at ETNews says Huawei is actively working on the design of this foldable smartphone with Chinese screen manufacturer BOE. Depending on the source, the company even works in partnership with several brands on the creation of 4 different folding smartphones. According to the Chinese site mydrivers, the 4 actors in business with BOE are none other than Huawei, Samsung, LG, and Oppo. As we know, Samsung has been working for years on the Galaxy X, the brand’s first folding screen smartphone.

BOE will present a foldable smartphone prototype at SID Display Week, May 20-25 in Los Angeles. On its website, the company mentions a 5.99-inch folding smartphone model and a large-format version with a 7.56-inch screen. Both devices are equipped with flexible AMOLED screens “that can be folded, unfolded, rolled up” and “a fingerprint recognition system that works on any part of the screen.” According to ET News, Huawei is mainly interested in the large format model.

The latest news is that Huawei’s first folding smartphone will be unveiled in November 2018. It should thus toast the priority at Samsung’s Galaxy X, expected for MWC 2019. According to DJ Koh, the head of the Korean brand, the software part of the smartphone is not yet ready.

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Cybersecurity: why connected objects are so vulnerable

Connected objects are growing all over the place, but cybersecurity is sometimes the poor relation of this growth, many experts deplore.

Next May, the European NIS directive will have to be transposed at a national level. It covers network and information system security, including standard rules for member countries on cybersecurity for digital service providers in the areas of the cloud, search engines, and online marketplaces.

Today, with the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) the number of networks is multiplied. IoT affects all sectors of automotive, home automation, plant, energy, health, transport, etc. where data is critical! Account numbers, intellectual property, access codes to sensitive areas, etc. all sensitive business information such as private data and connected environments must now be protected against potential attacks.

The Internet is the necessary foundation for the exchange of information and data from intelligent devices. In the face of the massive volume of data transiting through it, the security of smart networks is a prerequisite for the proper functioning of the Internet of Things.

Better understand what IoT is

understanding internet of thingsIt took two things for the Internet of Things to become the phenomenon it is today. The first element is wireless communication, necessary for device mobility. The second element is resource-intensive computing power: small integrated circuits capable of driving a wide range of sensors by delivering both the processing power and the storage needed to collect and store the data. These trends have been driven by advances in networks, data centers and the cloud to transport and host data.

This technological convergence has made it possible to develop new capabilities to facilitate everyday life and manage environments (urban, professional, etc.) like never before. The growth of intelligent home monitoring systems is an excellent example of this, with a market of nearly $80 billion and discontinuous growth1. This teeming industry is accompanied by the problem of Big Data and its treatment.

Why is the IoT so insecure?

Faced with the market potential represented by the Internet of Things, players in the sector are continually innovating to remain competitive, favoring control of production costs to the detriment of the safety of their products. A real eldorado for hackers!

The latter have perfected their methods and are increasingly using the IoT as an entry point. Among the latest examples, the recent Mirai botnet used to launch massive denial of service (DDoS) attacks, is a good illustration. Hackers have used default passwords on security cameras and other home devices2 to gain administrator access control, penetrate systems3 and generate attacks.

Take the case of industrial control systems that monitor and monitor industrial processes in a multitude of industries: from automotive manufacturers to steel mills, vehicle fleets and utilities to food companies. They are also an essential target for cyber attackers as they can be managed virtually any process in a plant, including assembly, product transport, component mixing and many others. Once again, as these systems are Internet-based, they become potential targets for piracy.

All these IoT systems have in common the need for better integrated internal security integration and control. The increase in IoT equipment remains debatable, but there is no doubt a correlation since the increased presence of remotely accessible equipment increases the attack surface. Almost all of these devices can be exploited through identity theft or an attack taking advantage of the potential vulnerability of technology, or even in some cases of the human.

The expansion of the Internet of Things is a tremendous revolution, but as with any new trend or technology, it increases the need to be effective and vigilant in security, especially in securing networks.

Benefits of Using Cannabis Vaporizers

People tend to use Marijuana for different reasons. Marijuana may be used for medical benefits or as a stimulant, and each needs to be protected from its harmful by-products.

Despite your purpose of the use, Cannabis vaporizers have proven beneficial. The device ensures that you get the therapeutic effect of the drug without causing you any other harmful effect resulting from inhaling the smoke direct. If you love smoking Marijuana, you need to invest in this equipment and enjoy the following benefits:

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It’s Cost Effective

If you are a frequent user of Marijuana, then you always need a good initial investment to get satisfaction. Many people tend to spend a lot of money in buying large amounts of the herb, but with the vaporizer, you will need small amounts to set you high. The vape also gives you an opportunity to use the leftover in case you need to prepare some edibles or use it in a drink thus no waste.

Has an Immediate Effect

The primary purpose of smoking Marijuana is to get you high fast. Inhaling the fumes stimulates one very fast as they take in the primary cannabinoids which is the active component and has no hangovers created by the smoke. The effect also tends to be higher and lasts longer than when smoking the Marijuana.

It’s Healthy

Smoking can never be a hundred percent safe, but the cannabis vaporizers are healthier to use. The device produces clean vapors instead of the smoke and thus prevents tar and carcinogens produced from irritating your lungs. Are you aware that the users of vaporizers have low chances of suffering from chronic bronchitis? Yes, because their lungs are free from inflammatory terpenoids which irritate the lungs. The vaporizer also reduces the carbon monoxide concentration in the vapor than when in hailing the smoke.

Highly Accessible

rsz_cannabis_is_good_for_health_when_vapedAre you planning to switch to using cannabis vaporizers? Worry less then as they are highly available in the market. The instrument has come in different sizes and shape, and at different rates, depending on the money you have at hand. With the high tech in the world, the devices are more advanced, with some using batteries, and others being rechargeable. You can get either the stationery vaporizers, pen vaporizers or the portable ones which can fit in the pocket thus using it while traveling or during your daily activities.

They Produce Great Flavor

When using the vaporizer, the wax and the herb tend to produce flavored, clean vapors which are enjoyable. The fumes also have little scent and thus prevent the great odor produced when smoking directly. You don’t need to disturb your workmates, family members or even friends with your smells of the herb or ash anymore, get a cannabis vaporizer.

Now with the above privileges associated with the cannabis vaporizers, try to think of your health and those around you and make a change. Ensure that you only get the therapeutic effect of marijuana alone without having to worry about any respiratory defects at all the time. The device is enjoyable to use than just consuming the irritating smell to get high.

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New Mercedes Class A

The new Mercedes A Class 2018 is finally being introduced! Barely six years after the release of the new generation, which has been transformed into a premium compact with a well-filled order book, the new generation is already coming to our dealerships.

If the style does not revolutionize the genre, the evolutions are well visible from all angles. The Mercedes design evolves by adopting a more streamlined surface design. In practical terms, this results in newly designed doors that are much less tormented by sheet metal folds. The front part differs from the old model in its slimmer, sharply angled optical units, which can be combined with Multibeam LED technology (option of course). It consists of 18 individually controllable LEDs for adaptive and high-performance lighting.

The new Mercedes A-Class also features an extended wheelbase. It means that it now measures 4.42 m long compared to 4.25 m for the outgoing model!

An evolution compared to all Class A models

The taillights are now in two parts: it will not be possible to confuse it with the old one.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the Mercedes A 2018 Class will be able to count on a range of redesigned engines. For the launch, it will be necessary to choose between three different versions: A 200, A 250 and A 180d.

german cars are hotThe Mercedes A 200 petrol has 163 horsepower compared to 156 hp for the outgoing model, with Co2 emissions limited to 120 g in the 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission and 133 g in the 6-speed manual transmission. This 1.4-litre block has a cylinder cut-off system.

With a power rating of 224 horsepower, the A 250 Class is 141 g. The only diesel version of the launch, the A 180 d requires the 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission, which allows it to play the sobriety game with a mixed consumption of 4.1 L and Co2 emissions of 108 g. This A 180d Class has 116 hp and 260 Nm of torque.

Safety is also progressing on Mercedes cars with many new additional security features: Active Emergency Brake Assist, PRE-SAFE® PLUS, Active DISTRONIC Distance Control Assistant, Active Emergency Stop Assistant and Active Lane Change Assistant.

Users will also enjoy the new, customizable MBUX multimedia system from Mercedes-Benz User Experience with comprehensive touch control concept. A best seller, there is no doubt about it!

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HDMI 2.1: En route to 10K

The HDMI Forum has released the official HDMI 2.1 specifications. The opportunity to see that the standard still has a bright future ahead of it.

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HDMI 2.1 unveils itself and lets us see a significant increase in its capabilities. The HDMI Forum explained that it can support resolutions up to 10K (10 240 x 4320p)! It can also display 8K at 60 Hz or 4K at 120 Hz. The standard is of course compatible with the Dynamic HDR, which adapts the various parameters (such as contrast, brightness or colorimetry) of the watched videos live.

new cablesEven more impressive, it can handle a bandwidth of up to 48 Gb/s (in contrast to the 18 Gb/s of HDMI 2.0) thanks to an Ultra High Speed HDMI cable that you will need. The latter is itself capable of delivering video in 8K HDR, while protecting devices near electromagnetic interference.

The sound aspect is not to be outdone with the support of eARC, which makes it possible to take advantage of 3D Atmos/DTS: X audio formats. Finally, the VRR mode is aimed directly at gamers because it offers a variable refresh rate, which allows you to enjoy a better fluidity in game and reduce the lagoon. No wonder for people who already know Nvidia’s G-Sync technology.

Given the weak content of the resolutions mentioned above, you will have understood that it is a question of taking the lead here. But the democratization of the 4K is progressing. It is therefore understandable that the flagship standard for home audio-visuals must keep one (sacred) one step ahead.

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Test Karma Gopro Drone

With Karma, US sports camera manufacturer GoPro wants to compete with Chinese DJI’s Phantom and Mavic. We put it to the test.
Go Pro relaunches its Karma drone gopro. After a reminder of the first version for a recurring battery problem, the American company hopes this time to get back on the right foot and finally enter the race of video drones, where DJI reigns almost as master. We tested it, here’s the verdict.

We loved

pack and transport bagStabilization. The three-axis stabilization system fulfills its function perfectly. The image does not move in flight, except for an inertia movement in the event of a sudden stop, which can be easily avoided by smoother steering. Note that the camera is in front of the propellers and that they are never visible in the image. A very good point.

Image quality. The model we tested is equipped with a Go Pro Hero 5 camera, which shoots in 4K at 30 frames per second. It’s accurate with a very interesting color rendering. Full HD mode is less efficient. Also missing is a 60 fps 4K mode, proposed by the Phantom 4 Pro DJI for example.

Security. Go Pro integrates automatic return with two options: return to the starting position or return to the user’s position. Both prove to be accurate. However, we did not have the opportunity to test the drone’s behavior in case of signal loss. The absence of obstacle detection can also be regretted.

The radio control. Nice effort from Go Pro. The radio control, with its roundness, is particularly well thought out, with its integrated screen and its sticks and buttons well positioned. It is very small in size. On the other hand, it is a pity that there are so many reflections under strong light.

The kit with the stabilizer “karma grip”. A good point for Go Pro, the Karma comes with a handle to adapt the camera’s stabilizer for ground shots. This is enough to amortize the price of approximately 1,300 euros when the competition chooses to sell this option separately.

We didn’t like it so much

karma in flightThe weight. With its folding arms, the Karma offers a relatively small footprint, but this advantage is quickly erased by the weight of the machine. Go Pro announces one kilo for the camera, 545 grams for the battery and 230 grams for the stabilizer, i. e. almost 1.8 kg in total, without the camera! When used, it is heavy, too heavy compared to the competition.

Reactivity. Karma is not a racetrack, a race drone. But that does not excuse the drone’s pathetic behavior in the air. In normal mode, the device does not reach 30 km/h and reacts very, very slowly. All this, of course, improves the image stabilization, but that’s less argument for the pleasure of flying. In sport mode, the drone becomes more nervous, with a top speed around 50 km/h, but suffers from a high inertia that affects the image and, above all, battery life.

DJI’s Mavic Pro – A serious contender for Gopro

Autonomy. Let’s talk about the battery! Karma offers just 20 minutes of flight time for one hour of charging. With such a large accumulator (545 g!), we had every reason to hope for something better. The total weight of the machine doesn’t help, that’s a shame.

Few intelligent modes. Go Pro does the strict minimum on this point. Three intelligent modes are available (Panorama, Cable Cam, and Orbit). No “Follow me” mode, therefore, to order the drone to follow its pilot. The modes present are tedious to use, with the need to determine the route before launching the automatic flight.

Verdict

GoPro’s adventuring into the UAV market has come up against one obstacle: not to be a quadcopter specialist. The defects of Karma only accentuate the sensation of paying high prices for a product that is not fully optimized.

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Windows 10 Hits 600 Million Active Terminals

Microsoft hoped to reach 1 billion Windows 10 equipped terminals in 2-3 years. It is currently active on 600 million devices worldwide.

Windows 10 has found its way on 600 million active terminals, said CEO Satya Nadella.

Nadella made this comment at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, according to GeekWire. Microsoft was not immediately available to confirm the observation.

Goodbye billions of Windows 10

The company’s high hopes are based on the adoption of Windows 10, which has allowed it to move from being the sole software company to becoming a more service-oriented company.

Terry Myerson, vice president of operating systems at Microsoft, had originally set a target of 1 billion terminals within two to three years of the launch of Windows 10 in 2015.

The company finally had to give up this ambition, the fault in particular for the complete failure of its platform in the smartphone sector. Windows 10 must now allow the editor to resist in a world increasingly oriented towards mobile phones.

In comparison, Google claims, for example, more than 2 billion active users for Android. As for Apple, its iPhone has sold more than a billion units since its creation in 2007. Windows is no longer the only platform, and Microsoft has had to rethink its strategy to adopt an approach that includes other OSes.

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SNAPCHAT: New design coming soon!

Snapchat is preparing a significant update with a new interface. It is beginning to show through a few shared captures online.

Snapchat is in a difficult situation. In spite of its community, the company is struggling to break even, and competition has intensified. Worse still, Facebook did not hesitate to pick up on its functions and take over some of its peculiarities.

Evan Spiegel is well aware of the stakes involved and recently announced his intention to deploy a new version of his application at the end of the year.

Snapchat is going to get a new skin.

The latter will benefit from an entirely new interface that is both simpler and – above all – more intuitive. The idea is, of course, to make the tool accessible to the most significant world to revive growth and gain new market share.

Evan Spiegel returned to this new design during a panel discussion by presenting several visuals of this new interface.

The new Snapchat will, therefore, be entirely different from the old one and will require a separation between social content and media to simplify the use of the solution. Evan Spiegel is aware of taking a risk, but he thinks that this separation of materials will allow him to monetize the solution better.

On the one hand, the solution will always allow us to interact with our contacts and groups. On the other hand, it will present the different contents shared by the platform’s users, content displayed on an infinite grid composed of tiles, all with horizontal navigation.

In order not to lose the most frequent users, the application will always open on the camera. Snapchat will, therefore, continue to place creation at the heart of its priorities, and this is apparently a good thing, as it has also contributed to its success.

A more accessible interface to reconnect with success

To access the activity of your friends, the user will just need to scan the left panel. This page will list all the new content shared by the contacts, and it will, of course, be enough to tap on the element of its choice to display the text, image or video associated.

The right panel will show content shared by publishers, media, and the community. The Discover tab will be present, as well as for the Snap Map and the Collective Stories.

The content of this page will vary according to each user, and the tool will rely on the user’s personal preferences to bring up the most relevant elements. On the other hand, all indexed content will be systematically checked by the company’s employees before being published.

This tab will evolve in the coming months to highlight the content created by influencers and creators. The latter should, therefore, gain in visibility.

As a reminder, the new version of Snapchat will start rolling out at the beginning of December, but not everyone will be able to enjoy it at the same time. The company has opted for a progressive deployment.

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Test iPhone X

Apple’s latest smartphone is not the expected revolution, but its facial recognition technology is particularly impressive.

The iPhone X, long awaited by Apple fans, is finally released. For this anniversary smartphone, released just ten years after the first iPhone in 2007, Apple wanted to mark the occasion and promised: “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”

So what is this new smartphone worth: is it different from its predecessors? After a week of hands-on experience, here are the three strong points and three weak points of the iPhone X.

Three reasons to buy it

lfsbkjgfbsbfksbkqsbjxjxxxxxFirst good point: design and ergonomics. With the iPhone X, we say goodbye to the iconic design of the iPhone, which has remained virtually unchanged since its inception with its unique round button and large rectangular screen. Apple has chosen to get rid of this physical button so that the screen occupies the entire front face of the phone. Featuring two glass fronts and aluminum contours, the iPhone X looks like a small high-tech gem.

The phone is equipped with a new 5.8-inch screen – the first OLED screen that meets iPhone standards, manufactured by its competitor Samsung. This Super Retina screen displays high-precision, vivid colors, and beautiful contrast.

Previous iPhone users will have to learn new gestures to navigate in the smartphone without the Home button. But ergonomics, which has always been a high point at Apple, is very well thought out and it only takes a few minutes to get used to, for example, getting out of an application by sliding your finger upwards.

Face ID “facial recognition is the great innovation of this phone. The user’s face becomes his password: he just has to look at his screen, and it unlocks almost instantly, or to confirm a purchase with Apple Pay.

Configurable in a few seconds, this function is useful even in the dark, or when a scarf or sunglasses half mask the face. A little extra: as long as the phone detects that its owner is not watching it, it does not display its notifications in their entirety, to preserve its privacy.

Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy S8 facial recognition, which is less reliable because it is based on 2D, the Face ID system projects 30,000 invisible dots on the face of the person, to map it in 3D. It is challenging to hack into this system, even though a Vietnamese cybersecurity company said it was achieved by printing a 3D face.

The test of the iPhone X in video

Three reasons to do without it

Apple’s main selling point, which promises a “big leap forward” and aims to “pave the way for technology for the next decade,” is falling through the cracks. The iPhone X is a beautiful evolution, but not a revolution.

Whereas ten years ago, the apple company defined the essence of the smartphone itself, this new product seems to be more in line with the competition. Its onboard screen can be found on the Galaxy S8 and LG V30.

And augmented reality applications, enhanced portrait mode for photos and induction charging, presented as new features, can be found on the iPhone 8.