Elon Musk tested brain implant on pigs

The billionaire believes it could help patients with speech disorders or paralysis. Elon Musk promises that the operation is reversible and does not cause “noticeable brain injury». ALY SONG/REUTERS “It’s like a smartwatch in your skull. ” This is how Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk described brain implant technology developed by Neuralink, a company […]

Google buyout of Fitbit worries Europe and beyond

In November 2019, Google formalized its offer of $ 2.1 billion to buy Fitbit, a pioneer and one of the leaders in connected watches and sports activity trackers, behind Apple. An operation that would allow the American giant to set up on this market, important for any player like him who has ambitions in well-being […]

Orange CEO says he opposes a moratorium on 5G

Citizens’ convention and new environmental mayors want to postpone the launch of this new technology Orange Will there be a 5G moratorium in the fall? Stéphane Richard, the CEO of Orange said he was opposed to this idea. At most, he plans to postpone “a few weeks” to await the publication of a second ANSES […]

Years of delay, Paris discovers 4G everywhere in the metro

No more interrupted WhatsApp conversations, cut videos, call waiting. This Monday, June 29, Île-de-France Mobilités, RATP and the four French telecom operators (Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free) announced that they have covered the entire Paris metro and RER lines of the mobile internet network 4G. A small underground revolution, even if other big cities […]

Facebook designs its future at 5 years with a majority of its employees in telework

A week after the announcement by Twitter that some of his employees will be able to stay telecommuted “forever Facebook details in more detail how it plans to organize its workforce in a post-Covid-19 world. “We will be the most ahead company in the world on remote work“Said its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who estimates that […]

Facebook, in turn, has a long-term commitment to telework

Mark Zuckerberg estimates that within 5 to 10 years, half of the group’s employees will work from home. A giant digital sign on the campus of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. JOSH EDELSON / AFP For years, the finest brains in the United States and even elsewhere have been piling up every morning and […]

When Commissioner Thierry Breton lectures the Facebook boss

As part of the fight against disinformation, “The evil of the century” spreading on social networks, results are needed, warned the European Commissioner. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner. François BOUCHON / Le Figaro It’s one of the favorite practices of European Commissioner Thierry Breton: talking to the big bosses of the Gafa. Monday evening, he put […]

Houseparty widens its range of services by organizing a co-watching festival

Houseparty, a videoconferencing application dedicated to leisure which has seen its use skyrocket thanks to confinement is best known for allowing to play Pictionary or Trivial Pursuit with friends. But this weekend, it’s a real festival that will be held on this application, which was downloaded 50 million times between March and April 2020 according […]

Orange and Facebook in a consortium for a 37,000 km cable around Africa

A consortium of multinational telecoms will build a 37,000 km submarine cable all around Africa to improve internet access for this continent and the Middle East, stakeholders including Orange announced on Thursday. The French operator, China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, stc (Saudi Telecom Company), Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC have entrusted the construction of […]

Despite the crisis, Cathay Capital raises 500 million euros for start-ups

The Sino-French fund, also present in the United States, continued to invest during the crisis. Mingpo Cai, president and founder of the Cathay Capital fund (here in October 2017, in Paris): “When China was confined, Europe and the United States were still in full swing, and today it is the reverse . “ Charles Platiau […]