The best-known cryptocurrency has seen its price drop by 12%, four new Google Maps features should make it easier to get around, the Earth will become a vacation destination according to Jeff Bezos, this is the recap of the week.
We are delighted to welcome you in a new debrief of the highlights of the week. As Bitcoin saw its price drop below $ 59,000 earlier this week, Jeff Bezos shared his take on the future of Earth. Meanwhile, an IPTV box seller was sentenced to two years in prison after earning 96,000 euros on eBay. Good news for Google Maps users whose new features should make your life easier. Finally, if you are using Android, beware of this Joker malware that is hidden in 7 applications.
Joker malware is back in 7 Android apps
Computer virus specialist Tatyana Shishkova has discovered the return of Joker malware in 7 Android apps. This malicious software stays true to its modus operandi and subscribes you to paid online services in order to retrieve your bank details and empty your account. The 7 applications affected by the virus, of which we have given you the complete list in our news, have now been deleted from the Play Store by Google.
The price of Bitcoin in free fall
Earlier this week, Bitcoin hit its lowest price of the month, falling below $ 59,000, losing 12% of its value. This free fall came after the signing of the infrastructure bill by US President Joe Biden. The Taproot update, which allows the Bitcoin blockchain to execute more complex and more secure transactions at a lower cost, could also explain the decline of cryptocurrency. This significant drop does not take away from the fact that the value of Bitcoin has more than doubled this year.
He gets 2 years in prison for selling IPTV boxes on eBay
Fuaad Al-Saegh was the head of an IPTV box resale business when FACT spotted his operations on eBay. The 57-year-old man sold on pirate boxes between 180 and 300 euros capable of free access to sports channels or streaming subscriptions. When the British anti-pirate system intervened, the turnover of the dealer was around 96,000 euros. Fuaad Al-Saegh has just been sentenced to two years in prison.
Google Maps makes your life easier
Google Maps has just announced four new features that should delight users. First of all, the application saves you time by now showing you in real time the districts with a high attendance rate thanks to an orange highlight. Another useful tool has been put in place, a tab dedicated to shops when you are in a closed place like an airport or a shopping mall. Currently only available in the United States, two other features will help you shop and provide you with more restaurant details.
Jeff Bezos believes Earth will be a vacation spot for centuries to come
Space enthusiast Jeff Bezos shared his vision for the future at the Ignatius Forum in Washington. He explained that over the centuries, it is inevitable that workers will migrate through space, making Earth just a vacation destination. According to the billionaire, humans will live in colonies, cities floating in space, and ” will visit Earth in the same way you would visit Yellowstone National Park ».
Our tests of the week
The Oppo Reno6 Pro does not bring much new
With a technical sheet and performance perfectly similar to the Find X3 Neo, the Reno6 Pro does not bring great improvements, except for the screen which is better calibrated in soft mode, even if the brightness is lower. sometimes turns out a little weak in broad daylight. The ColorOS interface is excellent and we appreciate the fast charging, but unfortunately the autonomy does not follow. On the photo side, the main IMX766 sensor is remarkable, but night and macro modes are disappointing. In our opinion, the price deserves to be reassessed quickly.
Vivobook Pro 16X OLED should be of interest to content creators
Asus has decided to offer content creators a suitable model with its Vivobook Pro 16X OLED. Despite a few flaws such as the lack of port or scalability and a webcam in HD only, this new laptop has succeeded. Its autonomy is excellent and the value for money is really up to par. With a quality design, a balanced configuration and its excellent 16-inch OLED screen capable of displaying a WQUXGA definition, the Vivobook Pro 16X OLED indeed seems perfectly suited to content creators.
ZenBook 13 OLED (UX325E) won us over
The new high-end ultra-portable from Asus is very successful. The excellent finish of the product, its still efficient NumPad, its excellent battery life and its beautiful OLED screen make the ZenBook 13 OLED one of the best Windows ultra-portable on the market. Thin, light and pleasing to the eye, however, it would have deserved more care in the calibration and there is a suffering when it is put to the test. The ZenBook 13 OLED is available from 1000 euros, a very attractive price in view of the technical sheet, and in particular the presence of the OLED panel.