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  • Des photos de composants de l'iPhone 8 (MacBidouille)

    Voici des photos de composants (supposés) de l'iPhone 8 postées sur Slashleaks.


    On y voit le pavé tactile de l'appareil avec en haut l'emplacement pour sa caméra frontale et son système de reconnaissance faciale et les parties flexibles qui connecteront ensemble les composants.

    Notez au sujet de la reconnaissance faciale que Ming-Chi Kuo de KGI Securities considère qu'Apple a pris près de deux ans d'avance sur ses concurrents directs, en particulier Qualcomm qui cherche aussi à s'imposer dans ce domaine. La société ne pourrait avoir rattrapé Apple qu'en 2019 et ne pourra donc pas proposer ce genre de fonction sous Android.
    Selon le Korea Herald le système d'Apple sera extrêmement efficace et capable d'identifier un visage très rapidement, dans un temps exprimé en millionièmes de seconde.
    Le système sera très efficace et aura du mal à être trompé par des artifices. En effet, il projettera sur la face des milliers de points infrarouge qui seront enregistrés par les caméras et donneront un rendu en profondeur de ce visage.



  • Apple lance les septièmes bêta de ses systèmes d'exploitation (MacBidouille)

    Les développeurs peuvent récupérer les septièmes bêta de High Sierra, watch0S 4, iOS 11 et tvOS 11.

    tv0S 11 donne d'ailleurs en interne les références de la future AppleTV 4K.

    Elle aura comme référence J105a, déjà annoncée par bloomberg en février dernier.

  • AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1 (AnandTech)

    Today, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1, a unified driver supporting older products as well as RX Vega cards. This update follows last Monday’s RX Vega64 launch and accompanying RX Vega specific beta driver. In addition to unifying the Radeon Software driverset, 17.8.1 brings game support and a slew of bug fixes.

    Featuring Driver Version 17.30.1051 (Windows Driver Store Version 22.19.666.1), Radeon Software 17.8.1 brings support for Agents of Mayhem, launched last week, and Bethesda’s Quake Champions Early Access, which starts on August 22nd. On the topic of Bethesda, 17.8.1 also includes a new optional component, unchecked by default: a download link to the Bethesda.net launcher. If selected, a Bethesda.net homepage link will be created in the Radeon Software Gaming tab, under the “Show Partner Programs” button.

    Moving on to bug fixes, AMD has addressed a few FreeSync matters: stuttering in FreeSync displays when watching fullscreen video content, and flickering/brightness issues with certain Samsung FreeSync monitors. Similarly, AMD has resolved other playback-related bugs: HDCP error codes in certain protected content applications while playing Blu-ray content, and tearing or choppy playback when Enhanced Sync was enabled for video playback on desktop or YouTube playback in Google Chrome. Lastly, AMD has resolved intermittent HDMI signal loss in certain HDR enabled TVs.

    Moving on to game fixes, AMD has resolved intermittent Grand Theft Auto V crashes, as well as extended load times in Forza Horizon 3. RX 380 crashes in Chapter 13 of Tekken 7 were also fixed.

    A few known issues for RX Vega remain: WattMan still may not reach applied overclock states, and the Radeon Settings Gaming tab “Reset” option may enable “HBCC Memory Segment” instead of setting it to the default disabled state.

    The updated drivers for AMD’s desktop, mobile, and integrated GPUs are available through the Radeon Settings tab or online at the AMD driver download page. More information on this update and further issues can be found in the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1 release notes.

  • NVIDIA Brings Back Destiny 2 Bundle for GeForce GTX 1080 & 1080 Ti Cards (AnandTech)

    From today to September 5th (or while supplies last), NVIDIA is bringing back June’s Destiny 2 bundle for GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti cards, systems, and laptops, a week ahead of Destiny 2’s PC Beta launch on August 28th. As a reminder, eligible systems include NVIDIA’s own GeForce GTX Battlebox products. The bundle includes Destiny 2 at its October 24th launch date, as well as three in-game items: the Coldheart Exotic Rifle, Kill Tracker Ghost, and Salute emote. These items may also be redeemed by people who purchased the bundle in June.

    The upcoming massively multiplayer online sci-fi first-person shooter, a concept Bungie previously described as a “shared world shooter”, will be preceded by an August 24th NVIDIA Game Ready driver. Additionally, Destiny 2 will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) and SLI, a result of NVIDIA's collaboration with Activision and Bungie. HDR itself will available to test during the PC Beta.

    This latest iteration of the bundle does not mention Early Access codes for the PC Beta, although Bungie does state that Destiny 2 preorders through the Blizzard store come with Early Access. In context, Destiny 2 has an exclusive Early Access PC Beta on August 28th, with the general Open Beta running from the 29th to 31st. In any case, NVIDIA is also giving away Early Access codes in celebration of Gamescom, and will announce winners through GeForce Experience on August 25th.

    As of August 2017, this is the only active NVIDIA promotional bundle. As before, Destiny 2 game codes may only be redeemed until 30 days after PC launch date.

    Codes must be redeemed through GeForce Experience (3.2.2 or higher). After redeeming through GeForce Experience, Destiny 2 must be subsequently redeemed with a Blizzard account. Be sure to verify the participation of any vendors purchased from as NVIDIA likely will not give codes for purchases made from sellers that are not participating.

  • Silverstone Launches TOB03 ODD: 9.5-mm CD/DVD/BD/BDXL Burner (AnandTech)

    SilverStone has introduced its first ultra-slim ODD that can read and record CD, DVD, Blu-ray and BDXL media. The drive is not a technological breakthrough, but it is going to be one of a few 9.5-mm BD/BDXL-supporting ODDs on the market. Of course, SilverStone is primarily known for its cases, PSUs and coolers, so the launch of the TOB03 ODD demonstrates that the company sees demand for such products from those who buy its SFF chassis.

    Optical discs have been losing popularity for years. Nowadays the vast majority of audio-visual content (games, music, movies, etc.) is distributed digitally via services like iTunes, Netflix, Origin and Steam. Due to the shrinking market of drives and discs, a number of ODD makers and optical media manufacturers ceased production and focused on other markets. However, a lot of people still own large collections of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs which need something to access the media. Moreover, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray formats still offer the highest quality 1080p and 4K movies due to massive bitrates that streaming or digital download services do not offer, due to network restrictions for most. As a result, while demand for ODDs in general is not high, it exists and there are people willing to pay for such drives.

    From SilverStone’s point of view, these are people who buy its SFF PC cases, SFX PSUs and coolers for home theater PCs and then go to other suppliers for optical drives. From a business perspective, it makes a lot of sense for SilverStone to offer its customers premium ODDs in addition to what it already sells them. However, there is a problem. While SilverStone makes various products in-house, producing optical drives is not what it does and sourcing lasers, motors and other ODD components is sometimes tricky in a world where only a few companies produce them. Therefore, SilverStone had to find an OEM to manufacture the hardware. Apparently, there are only two companies on the planet that make 9.5-mm Blu-ray/BDXL burners: one is LG and another is Panasonic. The latter is the maker of the TOB03 and this is something that SilverStone does not seem to hide: the official photos of the drive clearly reflect that this is indeed the Panasonic/Matshita UJ272. The drive has been around for a while, but given the relatively slow evolution of ODDs in general, this is hardly a problem. Moreover, when it comes to availability of ultra-slim BD/BDXL burners, the more the merrier as right now their choice and supply are very limited. SilverStone's offering does not expand the former, but it clearly boosts the supply by making the drive available from the company's usual channels.

    The SilverStone TOB03 (aka Panasonic UJ272) uses the SATA 3.0 interface (with a Slimline SATA connector) and can read and record CD (CD, CD-R, CD-RW, HS-RW, US-RW), DVD (DVD, DVD±R, DVD±R DL, DVD±RW, DVD-RAM) and Blu-ray (BD, BD-R SL/DL/TL/QL, BD-RE SL/DL/TL) discs. The drive has a 2 MB buffer underrun protection (which is lower compared to other high-end ODDs) and supports 6x CAV burning speed for popular BD-R SL/DL (25 GB/50 GB) media as well as 4x PCAV burning speed for BR-R TL/QL (100 GB/128 GB) discs. As for supported Blu-ray formats, both SilverStone and Panasonic declare Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D, but not UHD Blu-ray (at least for now). Since SilverStone’s TOB03 comes in retail packaging only, the ODD always comes with a 12.7 mm bezel to be compatible with cases that support slim drives as well as a slimline SATA adapter featuring a flexible braided cable for easier installation (which contrasts to OEM drives from renowned makers that come without any cables in some regions).

    SilverStone’s TOB03 ODD burner will be available from the company’s partners in the coming weeks. The company does not disclose anything about pricing, but since Panasonic’s UJ272 is available for $70 to $90 depending on the retailer, expect the TOB03 to be priced in the same ballpark.

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  • Hot Chips: Intel Knights Mill Live Blog (4:45pm PT, 11:45pm UTC) (AnandTech)

    Another talk from Hot Chips, this time on Intel's Knights Mill (KNM). The Intel Knights family stems from their Xeon Phi product line, although KNM is a bit different, with machine learning specific changes. It's not a completely new Xeon Phi design, but Intel wants to go after the machine learning market. Today's talk will go into some of those changes. (We're battling some wifi here, so pictures may come later).

  • Hot Chips: Microsoft Xbox One X Scorpio Engine Live Blog (9:30am PT, 4:30pm UTC) (AnandTech)

    This week it's the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino. We're sat nice and early, with the first talk today from Microsoft. John Sell, a Microsoft hardware veteran, is set to talk about the Scorpio Engine, found in the Xbox One X. It's practically the only talk this week where the slides were not given out early, so I wonder what will be discussed, especially given the large amount of interest in what the Scorpio Engine is. So never mind the eclipse, let's talk consoles.

  • Intel présente ses processeurs Core de 8eme génération (MacBidouille)

    Comme prévu, Intel a levé une partie du voile sur ses nouveaux processeurs Core de huitième génération (toujours gravés en 14nm). Les premiers modèles présentés sont les processeurs très basse consommation ayant le suffixe U et un TDP de 15W. Ce sont les puces que l'on retrouve dans les MacBook.

    Intel crée la surprise en passant toutes ces puces de deux à quatre cœurs. Il y en a quatre modèles annoncés pour le moment:
    - Core i7-8650U, quatre cœurs, 8 fils, fréquence de base 1,9 GHz et turbo à 4,2 GHz,
    - Core i7-8550U, quatre cœurs, 8 fils, fréquence de base 1,8 GHz et turbo à 4,0 GHz,
    - Core i7-8350U, quatre cœurs, 8 fils, fréquence de base 1,7 GHz et turbo à 3,6 GHz,
    - Core i7-8250U, quatre cœurs, 8 fils, fréquence de base 1,6 GHz et turbo à 3,4 GHz.

    Pour conserver l'enveloppe thermique identique aux puces qui ont deux cœurs, Intel a revu à la baisse la fréquence de base très significativement puisque le haut de gamme se contente de 1,9 GHz, là où le précédent modèle au même positionnement et à deux cœurs atteignait les 2,8 GHz.

    Malgré cela, Intel annonce une augmentation de la puissance brute pouvant atteindre les 40%, de quoi largement transfigurer les futurs MacBook (s'ils ont aussi droit au Thunderbolt et à des connecteurs).

    Donc, d'ici la fin de l'année et la prochaine version des portables Apple, on devrait avoir des MacBook et MacBook Pro 13" qui auront 4 coeurs, tandis que les 15" devraient en avoir 6.


  • Intel Launches 8th Generation Core CPUs, Starting with Kaby Lake Refresh for 15W Mobile (AnandTech)

    This year has been enjoyably eventful for processor releases. Intel launched their 7th Generation processors, Kaby Lake, in January. Then we had AMD release their new high-performance microarchitecture in Ryzen, EPYC and Threadripper. Intel then launched their Skylake-SP Xeon Scalable Platform, based on an upgraded 6th Generation core design, and we’re expecting new AMD APUs for mobile later this year.

    And adding to that list this morning is once again is Intel. Today the company is launching its new 8th Generation family of processors, starting with four CPUs for the 15W mobile family. The launch of these processors was perhaps spoiled by Intel jumping the gun a few days ago and listing the processors on its own public price list, but also we have started to see laptop and mobile designs being listed at various retailers before the official announcement.

    There are two elements that make the launch of these 8th Gen processors different. First is that the 8th Gen is at a high enough level, running basically the same microarchitecture as the 7th Gen – more on this below. But the key element is that, at the same price and power where a user would get a dual core i5-U or i7-U in their laptop, Intel will now be bumping those product lines up to quad-cores with hyperthreading. This gives a 100% gain in cores and 100% gain in threads.

    Obviously nothing is for free, so despite Intel stating that they’ve made minor tweaks to the microarchitecture and manufacturing to get better performing silicon, the base frequencies are down slightly. Turbo modes are still high, ensuring a similar user experience in most computing tasks. Memory support is similar – DDR4 and LPDDR3 are supported, but not LPDDR4 – although DDR4 moves up to DDR4-2400 from DDR4-2133.

    Specifications of Intel Core i5/i7 U-series CPUs
    7th Generation 8th Generation
      Cores Freq +
    Turbo
    L3 Price   Cores Freq +
    Turbo
    L3 Price
    i7-7660U 2/4 2.5/4.0 GHz 4 MB $415 i7-8650U 4/8 1.9/4.2 GHz 8 MB $409
    i7-7560U 2.4/3.8 GHz $415 i7-8550U 1.8/4.0 GHz $409
    i5-7360U 2/4 2.3/3.6 GHz 3 MB $304 i5-8350U 4/8 1.7/3.6 GHz 6 MB $297
    i5-7260U 2.2/3.4 GHz $304 i5-8250U 1.6/3.4 GHz $297

    Another change from 7th Gen to 8th Gen will be in the graphics. Intel is upgrading the nomenclature of the integrated graphics from HD 620 to UHD 620, indicating that the silicon is suited for 4K playback and processing. During our pre-briefing it was categorically stated several times that there was no change between the two, however we have since confirmed that the new chips will come with HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 support as standard, removing the need for an external LSPCON for this feature. Other than this display controller change however, it appears that these new UHD iGPUs are architecturally the same as their HD predecessors.

    Fundamentally these are what Intel calls a ‘4+2’ silicon design, featuring four cores and GT2 integrated graphics, whereas the last generation used 2+2 designs. The 4+2 design was also used in the mainstream desktop processors, suggesting that Intel is using those dies now for their 15W products rather than their 45W+ products. That being said, Intel is likely to have created new masks and revisions for this silicon to account for the lower power window as well as implementing HDCP 2.2 support and other minor fixes.

    Now by having quad-core parts in the 15W form factor, performance on the new chips is expected to excel beyond what has been available from the previous generation of Core i5-U and Core i7-U processors. However Intel and its OEMs have a tight balancing act to walk here, as 15W is not a lot of thermal headroom for a two core CPU, let alone a four core one. At the same time we have started to see the 15W U-series parts find their way into smaller and even fanless notebook designs, which are more prone to throttling under sustained workloads, and quad core CPUs in this segment could exacerbate the issue. However, for the larger 13-15-inch designs with active cooling, moving down from a 35W-45W quad core processor down to 15W will likely offer substantially better battery life during intense loading, should OEMs swap out H-series chips for the new U-series chips in their designs.

    Intel’s big aim with the new processors is, as always, to tackle the growing market of 3-5+ year old devices still being used today, quoting better performance, a better user experience, longer battery life, and fundamentally new experiences when using newer hardware. Two years ago Intel quoted 300 million units fit into this 3-5+ year window; now that number is 450 million.

    Intel provided this shot of a wafer containing these new refresh dies, which by my math gives 22 x 32.7 dies per wafer. Giving some margin for die spacing, this correlates to a 13.6 x 9.1 mm die, at 124 mm2 and 478 full dies per wafer. At a tray cost of $409 per Core i7, and running at ~124mm2 per die, that makes an interesting metric of $3.30 per square millimeter. Intel no longer officially provides die sizes or transistor counts, though a list of $/mm2 would be interesting to compile - for reference some of the high-end Xeons push north of $19/mm2.

    Kaby Lake Refresh? 14+? Where’s my Coffee (Lake)?

    So despite Intel launching its 7th Generation family in January, today Intel is formally launching the 8th Generation only eight months later. To explain why Intel is breaking the usual 12-18 month cadence for the generation product, it comes down to product positioning.

    In the past we are used to a new numbered generation to come with a new core microarchitecture design. But this time Intel is improving a core design, calling it a refresh, and only releasing a few processors for the mobile family. We expect that Intel’s 8th Generation will eventually contain three core designs of product on three different process design nodes: the launch today is Kaby Lake Refresh on 14+, and in the future we will see Coffee Lake on 14++ become part of the 8th Gen, as well as Cannon Lake on 10nm.

    Intel's Core Architecture Cadence (8/20)
    Core Generation Microarchitecture Process Node Release Year
    2nd Sandy Bridge 32nm 2011
    3rd Ivy Bridge 22nm 2012
    4th Haswell 22nm 2013
    5th Broadwell 14nm 2014
    6th Skylake 14nm 2015
    7th Kaby Lake 14nm+ 2016
    8th Kaby Lake Refresh
    Coffee Lake
    Cannon Lake
    14nm+
    14nm++
    10nm
    2017
    2017?
    2018?
    9th Ice Lake?
    ...
    10nm+ 2018?
    Unknown Cascade Lake (Server) ? ?

    Now the Generation name is no longer in direct correlation with underlying core microarchitecture or lithography process. This is going to confuse some users and anger others, although Intel’s official line is along the lines of the fact that lithography process nodes are harder to optimize, smaller nodes benefit in yield from smaller cores and as such their product portfolio has to expand beyond traditional naming in order to provide the appropriate product and the appropriate price point.

    In our pre-briefings, Intel only mentioned Coffee Lake in the context of the fact that today’s launch is not Coffee Lake. Because media were expecting this to be Coffee Lake (and expecting it to be a desktop processor launch), the question ‘is this Coffee Lake’ was actually asked several times, and the answer had to be repeated. These four new CPUs are still Kaby Lake CPUs built on the same 14+ technology, with minor updates, and bringing quad cores to 15W.

    So when is Coffee Lake on 14++ (or Cannon Lake) coming? Intel only stated that other members of the 8th Generation family (which contains Kaby Lake Refresh, Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake) are coming later this year. Desktop will come in the autumn, and additional products for enterprise, workstation and enthusiast notebooks will also happen. As for today's 8th Generation U-series announcement, Intel tells us that we should start seeing laptops using the new CPUs hit the market in September.

    Update: Along with the product specs for the new mobile SKUs, Intel has also uploaded the new box art for the desktop 8th Gen Core parts to their website. The boxes confirm, among other things, that once these desktop parts will launch they'll have 6 cores (with HT for the i7) and require 300 series motherboards.

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  • Un écran modifié de smartphone peut compromettre sa sécurité (MacBidouille)

    Nombre d'entre vous ont certainement fait remplacer l'écran de leur iPhone cassé en dehors du réseau officiel pour des raisons de coût. Aujourd'hui, on peut ainsi remplacer l'écran d'un iPhone 5S cassé pour quelques dizaines d'euros, bien moins que le tarif officiel d'Apple.
    Ce marché parallèle de la réparation s'est considérablement développé au point de venir un business à part entière.

    Des chercheurs en sécurité de la Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ont fait une démonstration qui prouve que ces pièces détachées pourraient être des portes d'entrée pour vous espionner.

    Dans ces vidéos, ils montrent comment des puces installées en secret dans ces appareils peuvent jouer le rôle de "chip in the middle" et compromettre totalement la sécurité des appareils.
    Ces puces sont alors capables de capter toutes les opérations réalisées sur les écrans ou encore de modifier des adresses internes entrées dans un navigateur pour réaliser un phishing très discret.

    En allant plus loin et en exploitant le système d'exploitation et ses failles, ces puces peuvent déclencher des prises de vue et les envoyer par mail. Dans la pratique, tout ce qu'on peut faire depuis son écran tactile peut être réalisé, ce qui est une prise de contrôle totale de l'appareil.

    Notez que si les démonstrations sont faites sous Android, les chercheurs indiquent qu'il serait possible de faire la même chose sous iOS.
    De tels pirates (ou plutôt des entités étatiques) pourraient faire fabriquer en masse des composants modifiés, les coûts additionnels n'étant que de moins de 10$ par unité produite.

    Pour le moment ce problème n'est que potentiel, mais c'est une chose de plus qui se rajoute dans un monde où l'on se sent de moins en moins en sécurité.

  • Sécurité: Un écran modifié de smartphone peut compromettre sa sécurité (MacBidouille)

    Nombre d'entre vous ont certainement fait remplacer l'écran de leur iPhone cassé en dehors du réseau officiel pour des raisons de coût. Aujourd'hui, on peut ainsi remplacer l'écran d'un iPhone 5S cassé pour quelques dizaines d'euros, bien moins que le tarif officiel d'Apple.
    Ce marché parallèle de la réparation s'est considérablement développé au point de venir un business à part entière.

    Des chercheurs en sécurité de la Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ont fait une démonstration qui prouve que ces pièces détachées pourraient être des portes d'entrée pour vous espionner.

    Dans ces vidéos, ils montrent comment des puces installées en secret dans ces appareils peuvent jouer le rôle de "chip in the middle" et compromettre totalement la sécurité des appareils.
    Ces puces sont alors capables de capter toutes les opérations réalisées sur les écrans ou encore de modifier des adresses internes entrées dans un navigateur pour réaliser un phishing très discret.

    En allant plus loin et en exploitant le système d'exploitation et ses failles, ces puces peuvent déclencher des prises de vue et les envoyer par mail. Dans la pratique, tout ce qu'on peut faire depuis son écran tactile peut être réalisé, ce qui est une prise de contrôle totale de l'appareil.

    Notez que si les démonstrations sont faites sous Android, les chercheurs indiquent qu'il serait possible de faire la même chose sous iOS.
    De tels pirates (ou plutôt des entités étatiques) pourraient faire fabriquer en masse des composants modifiés, les coûts additionnels n'étant que de moins de 10$ par unité produite.

    Pour le moment ce problème n'est que potentiel, mais c'est une chose de plus qui se rajoute dans un monde où l'on se sent de moins en moins en sécurité.

  • Analyzing Falkor’s Microarchitecture: A Deep Dive into Qualcomm’s Centriq 2400 for Windows Server and Linux (AnandTech)

    Developing a custom microarchitecture is difficult. Even with all the standards in place and licensing an instruction set such as ARM, the actual development takes time and the right people to put together, then the infrastructure to deploy at scale.

    In the mobile space, we’ve seen custom cores – most notably from Apple – deviating from the regular ARM design, but also Samsung and Qualcomm are playing in that space. Qualcomm however is going one further by developing a custom core for the server and enterprise market, focusing purely on typical enterprise workloads. The current commercial ARM success in the data center comes from companies such as Cavium, who use ARM architecture licenses in a custom SoC. By developing its own high-performance core, Qualcomm is hoping to offer something different in the data center, and they’ve lifted the lid on a good chunk of the core.

  • Mises à jour et téléchargements de la semaine (Génération NT: logiciels)
    Retrouvez notre résumé des mises à jour et téléchargements récemment proposés.
  • Bataille entre les Majors du cinéma et les exploitants de salles sur fond de location numérique (MacBidouille)

    En France (et aussi en Europe), il existe des règles très contraignantes sous l'égide de ce que l'on appelle la chronologie des médias qui définit l'ordre dans lequel un nouveau film peut être diffusé.
    Ainsi, il démarrera sa carrière en salle. Quatre mois plus tard il pourra être vendu sous forme de DVD, Blu-ray ou proposé en VOD (payante à l'acte). 10 mois après sa sortie il pourra être proposé sur certaines chaînes de TV payantes et ainsi de suite.
    Il n'existe pas de cadre aussi rigide aux Etats-Unis et tout se décide par contrats.

    Bloomberg rapporte que les Majors (sauf Disney) cherchent à bousculer cette suite bien rodée. Elles cherchent à trouver des accords avec les diffuseurs en ligne comme Apple afin de proposer les nouveaux films en location seulement deux semaines après leur sortie en salle. Le prix de cette location précoce serait assez élevé, 30 à 50$. Bien entendu cela ferait les affaires des diffuseurs comme Apple mais pas celui des exploitants de salles de cinéma, qui sont farouchement opposés à de tels accords qui viendraient empiéter sur leur business.

    Les Majors vont ainsi pouvoir mettre la pression sur ces exploitants et les mettre face à des concurrents directs. Ces exploitants sont toutefois prêts à se battre pour éviter cette concurrence et pourraient boycotter des films qui seraient proposés en VOD peu de temps après.

    Les Majors espèrent pouvoir lancer ces offres précoces en début d'année prochaine, qui auraient pour elles d'autres mérites, aider à lutter contre le piratage en proposant une offre légale et compenser la baisse de vente des DVD.

    En France il y a peu de chances qu'un tel bouleversement de la chronologie des médias puisse intervenir. Outre les résistances de tous les acteurs, les aides au financement des films distribuées par le CNC font que le serpent a tendance à se mordre la queue. En effet, vous participez au financement des films futurs à chaque fois que vous allez au cinéma, un prélèvement de 10% étant effectué sur le prix de votre place, à chaque abonnement internet, à chaque abonnement à des chaînes payantes, et à chaque achat d'une vidéo (voir cet article du Monde). De plus, l'état ponctionne parfois ses caisses.
    Tout changement pourrait donc bouleverser ce système de financement de la création française.

  • Apple a posté une offre d'emploi sur un serveur secret (MacBidouille)

    ZDNet a découvert un serveur d'Apple, us-west-1.blobstore.apple.com, qui n'était pas public.

    Dessus était postée une offre d'emploi dont voici une photo.

    L'offre d'emploi annonce rechercher un ingénieur très talentueux capable de travailler sur un projet qui concernerait visiblement tous les serveurs d'Apple.
    Avoir trouvé cette page semble être une étape pour pouvoir postuler à ce travail.

  • SilverStone Shrinks Depth of Strider Titanium PSUs: 180 mm, Up to 1.5 kW, 80 Plus Titanium (AnandTech)

    SilverStone has announced its new high-wattage 80 Plus Titanium PSUs for high-performance desktop computers. The new Strider Titanium power supplies are rated for up to 1500 W output. The main selling point of the new power supplies is their depth, which has been shrunk to 180 mm, making them compatible with smaller chassis and builds.

    There is an ongoing trend towards miniaturization of all kinds of computers, whether they are mobile or stationary. Nowadays there are enthusiast-class Mini-ITX components (mainboards, PSUs, etc.) and therefore MSI’s recently launched X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC high-end Micro-ATX motherboard supporting three graphics cards and 10 storage devices does not come as a surprise. Meanwhile, Micro-ATX cases sometimes cannot accommodate large high-wattage PSUs that are usually 220 mm long. As a result, as performance of Micro-ATX is growing, so is demand for smaller high-efficiency ~1 kW power supplies.

    SilverStone is responding to this demand with its new ATX12V V2.4-compliant high-wattage Strider Titanium PSUs that comply with the 80 Plus Titanium requirements, are rated for 1100 W, 1300 W and 1500 W output and are 180-mm deep (or long, however you put it). To get the 80 Plus Titanium badge, a PSU is mandated to be at least 94% efficient under a 20%, 50% and 100% load as well as at least 90% efficient under a 10% load. The latter is particularly important for high-wattage PSUs because it helps to take advantage of energy efficiency of modern PC hardware even with a very powerful PSU.

    SilverStone Strider Titanium 1kW Series Output Specifications
      SST1100-TI SST1300-TI SST1500-TI
    Rated Combined Rated Combined Rated Combined
    +3.3V 25 A 82.5 W 25 A 82.5 W 25 A 82.5 W
    +5V 22 A 110 W 22 A 110 W 22 A 110 W
    +12V 92 A 1104 W 108 A 1296 W 125 A 1500 W
    -12V 0.3 A 3.6 W 0.3 A 3.6 W 0.3 A 3.6 W
    +5Vsb 3 A 15 W 3 A 15 W 3 A 15 W
    Total Power 1100 W 1300 W 1500 W

    Like the many advanced PSUs these days, the SilverStone Strider Titanium 1 kW power supplies feature a modular design and come with two EPS12V connectors to enable compatibility with 2P server/workstations platforms, as well as with contemporary high-end desktop motherboards such as those based on AMD’s X399 'Threadripper' and Intel’s X299 'Skylake-X' platforms. As for other types of connectors, the new Strider Titanium PSUs have eight 6-2-pin (8-pin) PCIe auxiliary power connectors for graphics cards (just in case you run four AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 boards), 16 SATA power plugs, six Molex power outputs, and one FDD connector. All cables are flat to ensure greater flexibility.

    SilverStone claims that the new Strider Titanium 1 kW PSUs can work 24/7 with 50℃ operating temperature and will be absolutely quiet under light loads when their 135-mm fan is off. Meanwhile, even under high loads, the noise levels of the PSUs will not exceed 36 dBA. As for reliability ratings, the new Strider Titaniums are speced for 100,000 hours MTBF. To ensure safety, the power supplies are equipped with over current, over power, over/under voltage, over temperature, and short circuit protection mechanisms.

    SilverStone Strider Titanium 1kW Series Connectivity Specifications
    Connector type SST1100-TI SST1300-TI SST1500-TI
    ATX 24 Pin 1
    EPS 4+4 Pin 2
    PCIe 6+2 Pin 8
    SATA 16
    4P Molex 6
    Floppy 1

    The Strider Titanium SST-1100-TI, SST-1300-TI and SST-1500-TI are already listed by major retailers, including Newegg and others The most affordable model of the new Strider Titanium PSU has MSRP of $299.99/€269.90, whereas the highest-performing 1.5 kW model has suggested retail price of $399.99/€345.50. Meanwhile, the mid-range SST1300-TI is priced at €288.90 in Europe. All new PSUs are covered by a five-year warranty.



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  • ADATA Launches XPG SX9000: 2.8 GB/s Seq. Read, Marvell Controller, Up to 1 TB of MLC (AnandTech)

    ADATA has announced its new SSD aimed at the very high end of the market. The new flagship XPG SX9000 drives are based on the Marvell 88SS1093 BTB2 controller and are paired with Toshiba’s 2D MLC NAND flash memory. Later on, the company plans to switch to Toshiba’s 3D MLC NAND for a product that will succeed the SX9000 SSD series.

    The ADATA XPG SX9000 SSDs use the Marvell 88SS1093 BTB2 controller, which sports three processor cores and 8 NAND channels, with 4 banks per channel for 32 targets in total. The IC is an improved version of the 88SS1093 with higher frequencies and performance to boost speeds of higher-end SSDs. The 88SS1093 BTB2 supports a Marvell’s third-generation ECC technology based on the LDPC algorithm and uses PCIe 3.0 x4 interface.

    The new XPG SX9000 drives are to be available in 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB configurations in the M.2-2280 form-factor. The SSDs use DRAM buffers for additional performance, and come with a very basic heat spreader to further prop up performance in systems that provide adequate cooling. Speaking of performance, ADATA promises up to 2.8 GB/s sequential read speed as well as up to 1.45 GB/s sequential write speed for the top-of-the-range 1 TB model. As for random read/write performance, ADATA lists 310K/240K IOPS for the most advanced model.

    Reliability is another thing that ADATA is taking serious when it comes to the XPG SX9000. The drives are rated for up to 1 PBW (terabytes to be written) and two million hours MTBF, which in turn is coupled with a five-year warranty.

    ADATA XPG SX9000 Specifications
    Capacity 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    Model Number ASX9000NP-256GM-C ASX9000NP-512GM-C ASX9000NP-1TM-C
    Controller Marvell 88SS1093 BTB2
    NAND Flash 2D MLC NAND
    Form-Factor, Interface M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.2
    Sequential Read 2700 MB/s 2800 MB/s
    Sequential Write 990 MB/s 1450 MB/s
    Random Read IOPS 200K IOPS 300K IOPS 310K IOPS
    Random Write IOPS 220K IOPS 220K IOPS 240K IOPS
    Pseudo-SLC Caching Supported
    DRAM Buffer Yes, capacity unknown
    TCG Opal Encryption No
    Power Management DevSleep, Slumber
    Warranty 5 years
    MTBF 2,000,000 hours
    TBW 250 TB 500 TB 1000 TB

    ADATA has not set recommended prices of the XPG SX9000 series just yet. What we do know is that the drives are hitting the shelves in the coming weeks and expect their prices to be competitive against the obvious rivals — the Samsung 960 Pro and the Samsung 960 Evo families of SSDs.

    Otherwise, as previously stated, ADATA is also looking at releasing 3D NAND versions of the drive farther down the line. 3D NAND has a number of advantages over 2D NAND, but it's not ideal for all possible applications at the moment, particularly due to its high density, which conflicts with the need for multiple NAND packages to maximize parallelism and performance on high-end SSDs. All things considered, this is why ADATA decided to go with a new Marvell controller as well as Toshiba’s 2D MLC NAND for the XPG SX9000 SSD. Eventually, the company promises to use the same controller for a high-end 3D NAND-powered drive, but that is something that is going to happen towards the end of the year at best.

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  • Accidents provoqués par l'utilisation d'un iPhone par un conducteur: Apple se défend (MacBidouille)

    Vous vous souvenez probablement de la procédure lancée contre Apple en fin d'année dernière. Une famille ayant perdu un enfant lors d'un accident poursuivant la société pour ne pas avoir intégré dans son mobile un de ses brevets bloquant l'usage de l'appareil lors de la conduite d'un véhicule. Or, le chauffard qui avait percuté la voiture de cette famille était en train d'envoyer des SMS depuis son iPhone.
    Ce n'est pas la seule affaire où Apple a été attaquée pour des raisons identiques. Macrumors rapporte qu'Apple est intervenue pour se défendre dans une action en recours collectif identique sur le fond où elle est accusée de mettre en avant ses profits avant la sécurité des usages de la route en n'installant pas de système pour bloquer ses appareils lors de la conduite des véhicules.
    Apple s'est défendue assez logiquement en indiquant ne pas être responsable de ce que font ses clients de leurs appareils.
    La jurisprudence va dans ce sens et considère que le conducteur reste l'entier responsable des éléments qui ont pu provoquer un accident suite à sa distraction.

    Apple a toutefois mis en place une fonction permettant de basculer les appareils iOS sur un mode "ne pas déranger" quand ils détectent un mouvement rapide signe d'un déplacement en voiture dans iOS 11.

  • La faille de sécurité d'iOS qui n'en est pas réellement une (MacBidouille)

    Voici une vidéo postée sur Youtube montrant comment un appareil à 500$ peut déverrouiller un iPhone (7, 7S et certains 6, 6S) sous iOS 10.

    Le boîtier réalise une attaque en force brute en essayant très rapidement toutes les combinaisons possibles jusqu'à trouver la bonne.
    En théorie iOS interdit cela et propose une temporisation auprès quelques essais infructueux.

    Toutefois, si certaines conditions ont été réunies, c'est possible. Cela arrive si le code a été changé très récemment et que l'utilisateur ne l'a pas utilisé plus de 10 minutes depuis.
    Cette fenêtre de tir est donc très limitée puisqu'au but de 10 minutes d'usage la temporisation reprend ses droits.
    Arrivé là, on peut utiliser cet appareil pour trouver le code, mais en si peu de temps pour en avoir la certitude, il faut qu'il ne fasse que 4 chiffres alors que par défaut il en fait 6. Bien entendu en cas de code alphanumérique, on ne pourrait tester que quelques milliers de combinaisons.

    Bref, c'est un exploit technique qui nécessite un autre exploit lié au hasard pour fonctionner.
    Apple a d'ailleurs annoncé que ce bug n'existe plus dans iOS 11.

  • AnandTech Parent Company Employee Killed in Terrorist Attack (AnandTech)

    We lost a friend and a colleague to terrorism yesterday (Aug. 17).

    Bruno Gulotta, 35, an employee of Tom's Hardware Italy — a brand owned by AnandTech parent company Purch — was on holiday in Barcelona, Spain, strolling along Las Ramblas with his partner and two young children, when he was struck and killed by a van that also took the lives of 13 others and injured more than 100.

    When he was hit by the van, Bruno was holding his 5-year-old son Alessandro's hand. His son was yanked away to safety by his mother, who had their 7-month-old daughter, Aria, strapped to her chest when the van struck.

    The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, and authorities have arrested at least four suspects as the investigation continues, according to the Associated Press.

    "It is with great sadness that I must report that one of our team members was killed in the attack in Barcelona yesterday," Purch CEO Greg Mason announced in an email to the company.

    "While many of our offices are no stranger to the realities of terrorism, it is particularly sobering when tragedy takes one of our own. Please keep Bruno and his family in your thoughts and prayers as well as our EU team members who are dealing with the very real existence of danger and loss in their daily lives," Mason said.

    Bruno was mourned and remembered by his friend and colleague Roberto Buonanno, the country manager for Tom's Hardware Italy, in a story we have translated and reposted below. If you would like to donate to Bruno's family, contributions are being collected through a PayPal account Buonanno set up for this purpose: paypal.me/famigliabrunogulotta.


    From Tom's Hardware Italy, translated:

    Today is a day of mourning for us. We all come together with affection for his companion, Martina, and his two small children. Here are our memories of Bruno, as written by the country manager of Tom’s Hardware for Italy, Roberto Buonanno.

    The news came to us suddenly yesterday evening during the laid-back week of Ferragosto [a holiday celebrated in Italy]. Our colleague and friend Bruno Gulotta was run over and killed by a terrorist in the heart of Barcelona. Here was there on vacation with his companion and his two kids. He was posting on Facebook, and everything seemed like a typical vacation: a photo from Cannes, one from Las Ramblas in Barcelona. And then something that no one expects: the death of a young man, father and partner of the mother of his two children.

    We spent the evening and night trying to stay lucid, and communicate the news to our colleagues and close friends; many wondered if this was a macabre joke or reality. And then we started to read online publications, competing to collect as much news, photos and videos of this young Italian, dead in a terrorist attack in Barcelona.

    It is a tragedy that strikes us in so many ways, one more dramatic than the other. We are thinking of his companion, Martina, who, with the strength of a young mother, must now face something nobody should have to. We put ourselves in the shoes of little Alessandro, who is preparing to start elementary school, knowing that his life and family will no longer be the same. And then we think of little Aria, who will not remember the horrible scene, but will never know her dad.

    Bruno was a point of reference, a central figure for all those who knew him. For us at Tom's Hardware, he was an important pillar who helped hold us up.

    Anyone who worked with him — whether it was customers, suppliers or web stars — was impressed by his kindness and professionalism. He had an insatiable hunger for knowledge, and he was a real enthusiast — one of us — even though he later decided to move full time to marketing and sales. And in that role, I have never known a more capable person. He loved to study every aspect of his profession. He was an insatiable reader and avidly searched for perfection.

    We talked for hours and hours about our productivity and our personnel development systems, and exchanged many letters seeking guidance. Anyone who had a problem with a computer, software or web platform could ask and find a solution by coming to Bruno, even if they didn't work with him. That’s because Bruno was a truly generous and heartfelt person. He was able to lead a rich family life and a brilliant professional career with a balance that I will always admire.

    Personally, Bruno helped keep my feet on the ground. Every time we had a problem or a question that required my approval, I talked with him. And this went beyond just business. We talked about the education of children, vaccines, alternative medicine, diet and physical fitness. I don't know how I will be able to endure, seeing his empty desk in our office across from where I work, and I think about how much I will miss his company. And then I realized that it is a selfish thought, because everything that counts now, and that's important, is giving maximum support to his family, to whom we will always be available.

    Rest in peace, Bruno. We will always remember you. Considering that you have always been a life force, I swear to you, even through your last act on Earth, you have taught me a profound lesson. You will always be in my thoughts every time that I feel the need for a voice of a friend, as if you would always be there, as you have always been, at every hour of the day and in any moment.

  • Dell Now Offers Aquantia AQtion AQN-108-Based 5 GbE Cards with Select PCs (AnandTech)

    Aquantia and Dell this week began to offer Aquantia’s AQtion AQN-108 5 GbE network controller as a build-to-order option for the OptiPlex 7050 workstations. Dell is the first major PC brand to offer an Aquantia AQtion card with its systems, and since Dell is one of the world’s largest suppliers of computers, the collaboration is a good news for Aquantia. This is also equally good news for the adoption of higher bandwidth Ethernet standards in PCs, marking one of the first times a faster NIC has been available in a commodity-grade workstation.

    The Aquantia AQtion AQN-108 card is a 2.5/5 GbE network controller that uses a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot and supports 5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 1 Gbps and 100 Mbps networking standards over RJ45 connectors using Cat5e/Cat6a cabling over distances up to 100 meters. The card is aimed at individuals and small businesses willing to invest in 2.5G/5G infrastructure. In fact, the Dell OptiPlex 7050 machines are meant for this kind of organizations: the workstations are based on Intel’s Core processors (the Core i3-7300 is the cheapest option) and start at $769 per box.

    Dell charges $277.13 for the addition of a full height AQtion AQN-108 card into a tower OptiPlex 7050, which is quite a lot because Aquantia charges around $100 per card. Unfortunately, this is a usual practice for large PC makers to sell optional hardware with a huge markup. For example, even Intel’s 10 GbE X540 card can be bought for considerably less than $277 at Amazon.

    Despite the price, it is important that Dell is offering an AQuantia-based NIC designed for 2.5G and 5 G infrastructure because it means that the large PC supplier sees promise in 2.5G/5G networks.

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  • Lian-Li releases PC-Q39 Tempered Glass Mini-ITX Tower (AnandTech)

    On Tuesday, Lian-Li announced a new Mini-ITX Tower chassis with its PC-Q39. A progression from the PC-Q37 case, the PC-Q39 is a bit larger and can now house an ATX form factor PSU, up to 2x120mm radiator, and a triple slot graphics card. The outside of the chassis uses tempered glass on the side with an updated aluminum front panel giving it a high-end look many are after.

    Lian-Li PC-Q39

    Like its predecessor, the PC-Q39 maintains a dual chamber design separating the motherboard, video card, and heatsink/radiator from the HDD/SSD and power supply. Lian-Li strategically placed dedicated grommets for liquid cooling tubes at the top and bottom of the motherboard tray. Along with five other holes, there are plenty of places to route tubing for the reservoir and pumps, as well as other wiring in the wider second chamber. This setup can make for a much cleaner look and allows for less obstructed airflow in the main chamber. The front panel, located on top of the Q39 (was on the front of the Q37), has been modernized to include a single USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C connector, as well as two USB3.0 ports.

     

    The PC-Q39’s additional size, 15mm wider, allows it to use the more familiar ATX form factor for PSUs, up to 160mm in length. The second compartment also contains a tool-less drive rack holding two 3.5” and one 2.5” drive. Two additional spaces for 2.5” drives are found in the back and on the motherboard tray, for a total of three 2.5” drives.

    At the top of the chassis, there is room for two 120mm fans or a 240mm radiator. Additionally, there is space on the bottom of the case for two 120mm fans or a single 140 mm fan for increased airflow in the main chamber. All fan mount points come with a magnetically attached dust filter to slow the buildup of dust inside the case. There are three expansion slots for PCIe devices allowing owners to use video cards with a triple slot cooler and up to 300mm in length. Working in the small case shouldn't be an issue due to the front, top, and side panels all being removable. 

     

    Below is a complete specifications table: 

    Lian-Li PC-Q39 Mini-ITX Chassis
    Model PC-Q39G WX
    Case Type Mini Tower Chassis
    Dimensions (W)252mm x(H)348mm x(D)346mm
    Color Black
    Front/Side Panel Aluminum / (L) Tempered Glass, (R) Aluminum
    Body Material Aluminum
    Net Weight 5.3kg
    External Drive Bays None
    HDD/SSD Bays 2x 3.5", 3x 2.5"
    Expansion Slots 3
    Motherboard Type Mini-ITX
    System Fan (Optional) 2x 120mm(top), 2x 120mm or 1x 140mm(bottom)
    I/O Ports 2x USB3.0, 1x USB3.1 Type-C, HD Audio
    VGA Card Support (L)300mm x (D)60mm
    CPU Cooling Support (H)120mm
    PSU Support ATX PSU,(L)160mm
    Radiator Support Top: 240mm x 80mm x 120mm

    The PC-Q39 is available now at newegg.com for $209.99

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  • Unannounced 8th Generation Core 15W U-Series CPUs Appear on Intel’s Public Price List (AnandTech)

    More news from Intel this morning, this time published directly on their website. With the upcoming announcement of the 8th Generation Core next week to which Intel has already posted teasers to the media, it would seem that someone at Intel decided to add processor details and pricing into Intel’s official Price List today.

    New to the document are four CPUs, all in the U-series range, which usually indicates TDPs of 15W for non-Iris products. However, the big jump to note will be in the core counts. U-series processors, including the Core i7 parts, have historically been only dual-core with Hyper-Threading, similar to the Core i5 parts (with the Core i7 being better for voltage/frequency curves and overall performance). The Price List shows that both the new Core i7-8000 and Core i5-8000 parts will move up to four cores, and both will feature Hyper-Threading, giving a total of eight threads.

    Specifications of Intel Core i5/i7 U-series CPUs
    7th Generation 8th Generation
      Cores Freq +
    Turbo
    L3 Price   Cores Freq +
    Turbo
    L3 Price
    i7-7660U 2/4 2.5 GHz 4 MB $415 i7-8650U 4/8 1.9/? GHz 8 MB $409
    i7-7560U 2.4 GHz $415 i7-8550U 1.8/4.0 GHz $409
    i5-7360U 2/4 2.3 GHz 3 MB $304 i5-8350U 4/8 1.7/? GHz 6 MB $297
    i5-7260U 2.2 GHz $304 i5-8250U 1.6/3.4 GHz $297

    The Price List also states their L3 cache sizes, which is consistent with previous Core i7/i5 positioning. The base frequencies are to note, which are lower than previous generations. Other information shows the pricing is about the same, and the that these are on 14nm. It doesn’t state which 14nm process these parts are on, but it confirms that 10nm isn’t ready as of today to go into the list. The list also doesn't state the CPUs' turbo frequencies.


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    One thing that might have users disappointed is that there is no update on any desktop parts in the price list. The list has the new U-series CPUs as having an official price from August 21st, which would also follow some of the laptop designs that have been leaked by retailers featuring these new parts. The image at the top is of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-52G-55XD, which is one of those devices.

    Update: 8/18, 2pm ET

    HP seems to have published information about its new HP Envy 13 laptop, with additional information on turbo speeds for the i5-8250U and i7-8550U.

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  • Intel Provides Partners Preliminary 8th Gen Desktop Details: Core i7-8700K to Core i3-8100 (AnandTech)

    At a closed-session partner in China, Intel revealed a number of preliminary details about its upcoming 8th generation Core processors for desktops. As expected, Intel is telling its business customers that is increasing core count of its CPUs for mainstream PCs in a bid to drive performance, catalyze upgrades and better compete against its rival.

    Intel has previously unveiled that they're working on what will be their 8th Generation Core processors. What has been rumored for a while (and what Intel yet has to publicly confirm) is increased core counts for the 8th Gen desktop parts. This week Chiphell, a China-based website, published a picture taken from a partner briefing event, which briefly describes the advantages of Intel’s 8th gen Core CPUs vs the company’s 7th gen Core chips.

    According to two separate external sources with knowledge of the matter, the slide is up-to-date and genuine.

    Intel is stating that the increased number of cores and enlarged caches will be the key improvements of the 8th Gen desktop parts, compared to their direct predecessors. In particular, the event speaker explained that the next-gen Core i7-8000 series CPUs will gain two additional cores to give six cores with Hyper-Threading. At the top end, it was stated that these will be at 95W and 65W TDPs for unlocked and regular SKUs respectively. The Core i5 series will also get two additional cores, but no Hyper-Threading. As for the Core i3 parts, these parts will lose Hyper-Threading, but instead move into the traditional i5 space, giving four cores only. Intel stated that they will also continue to offer unlocked CPUs within its i7, i5 and i3 families, and such processors will feature higher frequencies and a 95 W TDP (compared to the 65 W thermal envelope for their regular parts).

    Basic Specifications of Intel Core i5/i7 Desktop CPUs
    7th Generation 8th Generation
      Cores Freq.
    (Base)
    L3 TDP   Cores Freq.
    (Base)
    L3 TDP
    i7-7700K 4/8 4.2GHz 8 MB 91W i7-8700K 6/12 3.8GHz 12MB 95W
    i7-7700 3.6GHz 65W i7-8700 ? 65W
    i5-7600K 4/4 3.8GHz 6 MB 91W i5-8600K 6/6 ? 9 MB 95W
    i5-7400 3.0GHz 65W i5-8400 2.8GHz 65W
    i3-7350K 2/4 4.2GHz 4 MB 60W i3-8350K 4/4 4.0GHz 6MB 95W
    i5-7100 3.9GHz 51W i3-8100 3.8GHz 65W

    As it stands, three things remain unclear about the 8th generation Core processors for desktops. The first one is the integrated graphics configuration of the company’s upcoming parts, as it may be important if Intel increases their GPU core counts to keep performance growing. The second one is the CPU core configuration of the future Pentium SKUs. In the case of Kaby Lake-based Pentiums, Intel enabled Hyper-Threading technology to match the Core i3 parts, blurring the line between the i3-7000 and the Pentium G4600-series parts. Third is if there are any adjustments to the pricing structure.

    What will be interesting is the fact that Intel has lost the 4C/8T level of hardware. By moving the Core i5 to a six-core, any 4C/8T component has the potential to surpass a 6C/6T in certain tests. 

    Intel did not supply us with this information. Intel traditionally does not comment on information it reveals to partners behind closed doors. More importantly, the information should be considered as preliminary as the company has been known to change product specifications close to launch, even on final engineering samples to retail. Even though the 8th generation Core processors would already need to be in production in order to meet Intel's 2017 goals, last minute changes are always on the table. Similarly, Intel has a lot of latitude in deciding when to actually launch their parts, particularly lower-volume desktop parts.

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  • Ce seraient des photos du futur processeur A11 (MacBidouille)

    Slashleaks a publié ces deux photos qui montreraient un processeur A11 dont seront dotés les prochains iPhone.


    Elles sont assez floues pour que l'on ne puisse pas lire les informations écrites autour de la puce. Donc impossible de dire si ce sont des fausses ou des vraies. Mais cela n'a dans les faits pas de réelle importance.

    Pour rappel, ces puces seront (ou sont) produites par TSMC dans un procédé de gravure 10nm FinFET.

  • La clé du décodage du code de l'enclave sécurisée du TouchID aurait été rendue publique (MacBidouille)

    Pendant longtemps Apple a protégé le noyau d'iOS en le codant. Il était décodé à la volée lors du démarrage de l'appareil. Cela permettait d'éviter aux hackers d'aller fouiller dedans mais provoquait aussi des critiques car on ne savait pas exactement ce qu'il contenait. Apple y a mis fin dès les premières beta d'iOS 10 et ce noyau n'est maintenant plus codé.
    Il en va autrement de l'enclave sécurisée destinée à gérer le TouchID. Il s'agit d'une petite portion matérielle contenant le code destiné à comparer la base des empreintes enregistrées avec celle présentée au capteur. C'est donc un élément crucial de sécurité et la raison pour laquelle on parle d'enclave. Ce système n'est pas accessible directement via le reste de l'appareil, ce qui évite qu'il soit piraté. Pour faire court, il ne fait qu'annoncer au reste de la machine que le code est bon, ou pas. C'est le même système qui a été adopté dans les derniers ordinateurs portables d'Apple et la raison pour laquelle il y a dedans une petite puce ARM gérant ce TouchID (et la Touch Bar).
    Un hacker se faisant appeler Xerub a posté sur GitHub ce qui serait la clé de décodage du microcode de cette enclave sécurisée. Interrogé par TechRepublic il affirme l'avoir fait non pas pour que l'on puisse pirater quoi que ce soit, mais afin que l'on puisse savoir ce que contient cette véritable boite noire installée dans l'iPhone.

    Cette clé ne permet que de décoder le microcode de l'enclave mais malgré son nom ne compromet en aucun cas sa sécurité à court terme. Elle pourrait en revanche être utilisée pour que ce code soit inspecté à la loupe afin de savoir s'il contient des failles de sécurité permettant de compromettre le processus d'identification.

    Interrogée, Apple n'a pas nié que cette clé soit la bonne. La société a en revanche indiqué que ce chiffrement du code n'était qu'une petite partie des sécurités mises en place pour protéger cette enclave. Elle ne compte d'ailleurs pas proposer de mise à jour pour changer la clé de chiffrement.
    On peut le comprendre, le mal est déjà fait et il faudrait du temps pour modifier assez radicalement le fonctionnement de ce code afin de rendre la connaissance du précédent inutile pour progresser dans les recherches de failles.

  • L'Apple Watch 3 serait rentrée en phase de tests finaux de production (MacBidouille)

    Selon l'Economic Daily News, l'Apple Watch serait maintenant en phase de tests finaux de production chez Quanta.
    Il serait prévu que le sous-traitant commence à les livrer à Apple durant le dernier trimestre de cette année. Toutefois Apple pourrait annoncer la montre en septembre.

    Les rumeurs prédisent qu'un des modèles sera capable d'une connexion LTE qui lui donnera significativement plus d'autonomie face à l'iPhone mais pas face à son chargeur. Les modèles Wi-Fi devraient en revanche pouvoir fonctionner plus longtemps sans être rechargés.

    [MàJ] Autour du même thème, Digitimes, qui cite des sources industrielles, annonce que les ventes de la montre, grâce au nouveau modèle, pourraient atteindre les 4,5 millions d'unités pour le dernier trimestre 2017, ce qui permettrait à Apple d'atteindre les 15 millions sur l'année entière. On pourrait même atteindre les 20 millions d'unités en 2018.

  • iOS 11: Il est maintenant possible de désactiver le TouchID de manière discrète (MacBidouille)

    Macrumors rapporte que parmi toutes les nouvelles fonctionnalités intégrées à iOS 11 il y en a une activant un mode urgence.

    Si l'on presse 5 fois rapidement le bouton de démarrage de l'appareil, ce dernier affichera l'image présentée à gauche. Elle permet de l'éteindre, d'afficher la fiche médicale si elle est remplie ou de passer un appel d'urgence.

    Cette fonction permet aussi une chose qui n'est alors pas visible, désactiver le TouchID ou plutôt demander sa réactivation avec le mot de passe comme après une période prolongée sans avoir utilisé l'appareil.

    Cela permettra aux personnes qui seraient contraintes par la force de poser leur doigt sur le touchID d'échapper à cette contrainte physique.

    Cette nouvelle fonction aura encore plus de sens avec l'iPhone 8 qui, doté d'une reconnaissance faciale, pourrait être débloqué juste en le présentant devant le visage de son propriétaire.

Un conducteur dangereux, c'est celui qui vous dépasse malgré tous vos
efforts pour l'en empêcher.
-+- Woody Allen -+-