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2. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 2 M voICILESCHOSESQUINOUSONt FAITDIREWOWCETTESEMAINE. 3. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 3 objetsconnects 4. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 4 Le projet Ara sera disponible en beta en janvier 2015 partir de 50$ - Hier se tenait la premire confrence autour du projet Ara de Google, le fameux smartphone modulaire dvelopp au sein du Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) qui appartenait Motorola Mobility. Le Journal du Geek Pour linstant aucun modle fonctionnel na t montr, mais cela devrait tre le cas au cours des deux prochaines confrences programmes en juillet et septembre. Cependant Google a lch des infos sur ce projet Ara, qui sera finalement disponible en janvier 2015 dans une version beta. LendoSquelette (trois tailles diffrentes entre 3 et 6 pouces seront disponibles), pice centrale du projet, devrait tre commercialise partir de 50$ (cela comprend lcran), le reste des pices sera en vente dans uneboutiquetypePlayStoreetlespersonnalisationsseront trs nombreuses aussi bien au niveau des composants (APN, batterie, mmoire, processeur, capteurs) que de leur design (couleurs, matire) ! Pour un smartphone haut de gamme entirement personnalis, il faudra donc compter environ 500$. 5. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 5 Will Wearable Technology Be The Next Office Tool? -Forbes Tech There was little argument among the experts in Las Vegas this past January about who or rather what was the scene- stealer at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. It was all about the wearables. This years CES conference was the real inflection point for wearable devices, John Curran, a communications and tech consultant, told the Financial Times. Its about these devices moving from niche applications and early adopters into much more mainstream products. Wearable computers include a variety of devices, from eyewear such as Google Glass to smartwatches such as the Samsung Gear. In general, though, wearables are defined as miniature electronic devices that are worn somewhere on a users body and enable users to more tightly integrate computing experiences into everyday life. That makes sense when you think about a runner being able to look down at her smartwatch to find a new route or check her pulse, but what does this look like in a business? Companiesand IT depart- mentsare just starting to figure that out. The promise of these devices will start to be seen in businesses in 2014, said JP Gownder, a Forrester Research analyst who follows wearable computers. Enterprises need to start putting together a road map for thinking about how wearables can improve their busi- nesses. 6. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 6 CarPlay sintgre chez Alpine et Pioneer -Journal du Geek CarPlay, le systme daffichage et doptimisation dapplications iOS dApple dans les crans des tableaux de bord, ne va pas se limiter une poigne de vhicules neufs et hors de prix, les premires voitures quips CarPlay cette anne devant sortir des lignes de production de Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz ou Volvo. Une fois liPhone connect au systme de divertissement dun vhicule compatible, CarPlay affiche sur lcran du tableau de bord une srie dapplications mobiles optimises Les possesseurs de vhicules plus anciens ne seront pas laisss sur le bord de la route. Deux constructeurs de consoles de voitures ont annonc le support de CarPlay dans certaines gammes de leurs produits. Chez Alpine, on annonce officiellement lintgration de CarPlay dans plusieurs units du catalogue, avant la fin de lanne. Le fabricant nannonce aucun tarif, et nindique pas non plus si certains systmes dj sortis pourront bnficier du support de la plateforme intgre dApple. On se fait plus prcis du ct de Pioneer, en annonant une mise jour du firm- ware pour les consoles AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC-F960DAB, AVIC-F960BT, AVIC- F860BT et AVH-X8600BT. Dj disponibles dans le commerce, ces stations multimdia sont quipes dun cran LCD tactile. Leurs prix varient de 679 1.190 euros; la mise jour sera disponible cet t. 7. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 7 DARPA is turning drones into wireless hotspots -The Verge Google and Facebook arent the only ones trying to beam down connectivity from the sky: DARPA, the US Defense Departments advanced research agency, is trying to turn drones into hotspots for high-speed wireless networks, and it recently completed an initial testing and development phase on the program working toward that goal. The major developments were in the creation of steerable antennas and efficient radio amplifiers for the hotspots. DARPA also created a housing for the hotspots, which will eventually be mounted on drones that have traditionally been used for surveillance. DARPAs hope is to have the hotspots communication speeds rival those of a 4G cell network, eventually allowing the drones to easily extend connectivity into remote locations where the military may be otherwise unable to access intel- ligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data. The hotspot program began back in 2012, and it just started its second phase last month, in which it will begin to integrate the wireless radios onto ground vehicles. The hotspots will eventually be tested on a network of multiple drones in the third and final phase. Though its not stated how the hotspots are currently communicating, DARPA stated back in 2012 that it expects to take advantage of commercial technologies, such as Wi-Fi, WiMax, or LTE. The hotspots will be compatible with military pro- tocols too, however. Were pleased with the technical achievements weve seen so far, DARPA program manager Dick Ridgway says in a statement, referring to the programs work on antennas and amplifiers. Though DARPA clearly has a far different goal than Google and Facebook, their similar ideas suggest that this type of project could become an increasingly easy one to get off the ground. 8. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 8 Athos Base Series : les vtements connects de fitness - AthosBaseSeriesestunelignedevtementsconnectspourlefitnessquimesurelactivitde16groupesmusculaires distincts et de prodiguer des conseils en temps rel. Connected-Objects.fr Les textiles connects suscitent un doux rve parmi les passionns dobjets connects : celui de pouvoir porter des vtements anodins qui mesureraient notre tat de sant, et nous renseigneraient sur notre activit physique. Les vtements connects sont vritablement la croise du quantified self et de lingnierie textile. Et les concepts de t-shirts connects ne manquent pas : nous vous avons dj parl du t-shirt Hexoskin, du D-shirt mais aussi des vtements OMSignal. Le nouveau concept qui nous intresse ici est loeuvre dtudiants brillants de luniversit de Waterloo au Canada qui ont mis au point Athos Base Series, une ligne de vtements connects ddis la pratique du fitness. Lire le reste de larticle http://bit.ly/1ldCcWF. 9. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 9 aPPLICATIONS 10. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 10 Cups App : For $45 Per Month, All the Coffee You Can Drink - New York caffeine junkies, look alive: A new app called CUPS allows subscribers to pay $45 per month for unlimited coffee from almost 40 independent coffee shops around the city. Bloomberg Businessweek Designed by a small team from Israel, the app is intended as an alternative to the smartphone loyalty cards offered by the likes of Starbucks (SBUX). Its a similar service, says Gilad Rotem, a co-founder of the startup, which is also called CUPS. Were offering a mobile app, prepaid plan, but its for independent, higher-quality coffee. New Yorkers will pay $45 a month for brewed, drip, pour- over, or filtered coffee (or tea). Latte drinkers will pay more: The unlimited espresso subscription costs $85 a month. Rotem says the prices are equivalent to about 22 cups, or roughly one java beverage per workday per month. On average, Americans consume 1.7 cups of coffee a day, according to Studylogic, which means a CUPS subscription may not be a bad deal. 11. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 11 Scanbot Scans and Uploads Multipage PDFs Directly to the Cloud - Lifehacker Android: In the future, paper (much like running) will only exist for recreation, for fun. In the meantime, we still have to deal with annoying contracts, memos, and receipts. All of which can be scanned instantly and uploaded directly to Dropbox, Evernote, and more with Scanbot. This app isnt the first of its kind, but its one of the simplest. Simply point your camera at a document and it will scan it, and do some automatic perspective correction. From there you can upload it to a number of cloud services, including Dropbox, Evernote, Box, Google Drive, and OneDrive. 12. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 12 This Google App Lets You Control Your Computer From Your Phone - Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device. Gizmodo Chrome Remote Desktop app for Androidsnappy!is an extension of existing Google software that allows to control your desktop remotely from within Chrome. But this is way more useful for those on the go. Getting it working is simple enough: download the helper app for your computer from the Chrome Web Store (XP and up, OS X 10.6 and above, and Linux, too) and install the remote desktop app on your Android from Google Play. Then, you should be able to open the app and connect to any of your computers and do, well, whatever you need to do. 13. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 13 dESIGN 14. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 14 What is User Experience? (UX) - Now its time to dive deep into the second ocean, User Experience or UX. Basically, the term user experience is usually tagged with the word design which makes it user experience design. So, you get itthis is the reason why many of us gets confused between UI and UX design. Lire le reste de larticle ici. 15. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 15 Examples of Well Designed Contact Pages - WDL Often, with websites, the contact page is one of the most neglected pages on the site. Once everything else has been designed its pretty easy to just put up a contact page with an email address on it and let the user do the rest of the work, but thats an approach that lacks elegance. Good contact pages solve a purpose they guide the user to contact the correct department and give the right information. In the case of freelance designers and small design shops, contact pages can aim to coax information like what sort of budget range the visitor has, what sort of work they want doing and the scope of their project. Of course, design agencies also need to make sure the page is also visually appealing, as it helps to show off the work they can do. Lire le reste de larticle ici. 16. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 16 Website Designs that are People-friendly are Google- friendly -Google has always had the goal of making sure that their search engine provides the most relevant results to searchers. Through the use of algorithms, Google determines how related a site is when an Internet user completes a search for a certain keyword or keyword phrase. Recently, though, Google has made some very drastic changes to its algorithms. These updates have left many unaware website owners wondering how to make their sites appear on Google searches. Interestingly enough, these changes actually help website designers and developers. As a designer or developer, hopefully you know about adding keywords to meta data within a website design. Even though many are crying SEO is dead, this is only partly true. What is dead are non-organic methods of link building. Websites still need to optimize their designs with keywords in meta data simply as a way to help Google better know what a website offers. However, now, as Andrew Smith in his article on Usabilla points out, the website design, the content as a whole, and social media activity now all have very large parts to play in Google algorithms. In other words, usability is key in creating a Google approved website. Websites need to have designs that are built for those who are interested in their content their target audience in market- ing terms. Designers need to have a clear picture of their clients target market and know what appeals to this market, what is the trend, and how to create a design that Google can easily crawl. Lire le reste de larticle ici. 17. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 17 Magasinsconnects 18. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 18 Quelle exprience client pour ce concept store O2 Berlin ? -La Minute Retail En route pour lAllemagne et plus prcisment la ville de Berlin aujourdhui avec ce concept store trs interactif de loprateur de tlcommunication o2. Dans ce point de vente physique, force est de constater que la technologie digitale est lhonneur, renforant au passage la relation des clients aux produits et aux services ainsi que lexprience vis--vis de la marque plus globalement. Une grande valorisation de lexprience client Ce magasin O2 propose donc un environnement particulirement interactif o le digital trouve une place de choix. Notons quO2 a galement port une grande attention au design de ce point de vente ainsi quaux aspects plus inspirationnels. A la faon de ce qui se fait actuellement dans les magasins de ce secteur (voir notamment le nouveau concept des magasins AT&T et les Smart Stores de Verizon), lexprience de shopping in store sarticule autour de plusieurs zones... Lire le reste de larticle ici. 19. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 19 Barbie et son dressing virtuel aux Galeries Lafayette - Le billet daujourdhui est ddi une initiative interactive en magasin dont vous avez peut-tre entendu parler ces derniersjourscarellealieuencemomentauxGaleriesLafayetteHaussmanParisetquellemetenscneunepoupe bien connue dans le monde entier. La Minute Retail Eh oui, le Dressing Virtuel de Barbie a ouvert ses portes le 11 avril 2014 (linitiative se termine le 19) et invite les clients, petits et grands, venir essayer virtuellement diffrentes tenues via un cran digital. Le principe est simple, les utilisateurs entrent au sein de cet espace et font face un miroir dessayages virtuels avec lequel ils peuvent interagir via la technologie de reconnaissance des mouvements Kinect. Comme avec les autres dispositifs de ce genre, le systme permet de superposer sur limage de lutilisateur des lments additionnels comme des tenues portes par la clbre poupe. Lire le reste de larticle ici. 20. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 20 rSEAUXSOCIAUX 21. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 21 Facebook Launches Nearby Friends Location Feature for Meet-Ups IRL - Facebook has always encouraged you to share with your friends your favorite movies, pictures, and life updates. Now Facebook wants you sharing your location, too. Mahable The social network on Thursday announced Nearby Friends, a new feature built into Facebooks mobile app that allows you to see which of your friends are close by, and even share your exact location with others. The new feature uses the geolocation technology in your smart phone to determine when you are close to one of your Facebook friends. When activated, the feature will send periodic notifications alerting you to friends who are nearby. Users have been able to check in on Facebook for some time, meaning you can already share your location as part of a post, but Nearby Friends allows you to broadcast your general location to Facebook friends without posting at all. Lire le reste de larticle ici. 22. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 22 RFID 23. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 23 Thales shows off airline seat with NFC - Thales Group has unveiled its Immersive Business Class Seat, an airline seating concept that uses NFC to enable passengers to use their mobile phone to set their comfort and entertainment preferences before boarding. NFC World The NFC technology we use in the concept seat is used to transmit seat preference from the passengers mobile phone to the seat, Thales explained to NFC World. Essentially, the passenger would be able to choose the seat configuration, entertainment selection and services directly on their mobile phone prior to boarding. They would then board the plane, place their NFC- enabled devices on the seat receptor and the seat would recognise them and introduce their saved settings. It would also save the settings for the return journey or the next time the passenger travelled on one of the seats, by offering to continue movies or entertainment at the point they had previously stopped. 24. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 24 Checkpoint Partners With Mojix to Offer Passive RTLS in Stores -RFID Journal In response to retailer customers seeking real-time RFID solutions to free employees from having to conduct audits via handheld readers, Checkpoint Systems is partnering with passive real-time location system (RTLS) technology provider Mojix to offer a hands-free RFID system using Checkpoints software and Mojixs OmniSense RFID reader hardware. The two companies announced their global partnership at the RFID Journal LIVE! 2014 conference and exhibition, held last week in Orlando, Fla. For much of its history, Checkpoint Systems focused on providing electronic article surveillance (EAS) stickers and hard tags that retailers attach to merchandise, as well as the antennas that detect those stickers and tags. In recent years, however, demand has been growing not only for Checkpoints EAS products and services, but also for RFID technology, says Alan Sherman, Checkpoints senior director of global marketing for merchandise visibility and RFID. Lire le reste de larticle ici. 25. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 25 7 Ways to Use N.F.C. at Your Event -BizBash From digital ticketing to cashless payments, planners are turning to N.F.C. for a variety of applications at their events. Near field communication, or N.F.C., is one of the hottest topics when it comes to wireless communication. It allows smartphones to communicate with readers and other N.F.C. devices across a short range of no more than a few inches and has application for mobile payments, lead retrieval, social media strategy, and more. Research firm I.H.S. Technology predicts the number of phones equipped with N.F.C. technology will surge in the next few years, reaching 1.2 billion units by 2018. N.F.C. was one of several communication systems explored at RFID Journal Live, a conference and trade show held April 8 to 10 at the Orange County Convention Center. Anthony Palermo, co-founder of consulting and engineering firm Connect & Go, shares these examples of how his company is incorporating N.F.C. tags into wristbands used at conferences, concerts, promotional events, and other large-scale experiences. 1. Access Control Place N.F.C. readers at the doors to your event to digitally track guests as they enter and exit, eliminating the need for guests to show a paper ticket or an email with a bar code. As a tag is scanned, it also stores a time stamp so planners can understand when people arrived and departed. That data can be even more specific if the tag is associated with the guests demographic information, for example to sort arrival times by age. Its all the things we think we know, but when we have this data, it starts to make it concrete, and we can use it to make decisions, Palermo says. Lets say if your sponsor is specific to an older demographic, you can say, Im only going to advertise your stuff between this hour and this hour because thats when you are going to get the biggest bang for the buck. Unlike non-digital wristbands, N.F.C. bands also can reduce fraud since they cannot be reused by multiple guests. Lire le reste de larticle http://bit.ly/1ti1HaD. 26. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 26 Merci et Joyeuses Pques! 27. 18 AVRIL 2014 - Vigie Piranha 27 QUBEC 325, boul. 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