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Learn to count like in the past with an Abacus

The Abacus is a calculating tool, also called a counting frame, that was used in Europe, China, Japan and Russia, centuries before the adoption of the written Hindu-Arabic numeral system. There are two categories of Abacuses : those in base 10 well known in Europe and Russia in which each wire has 10 beads. Each bead represents, according the wire where…
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Discover the Iris Scanner of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in depth

Unveiled at the beginning of the month, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a new exciting feature : an Iris Scanner. This new feature is essential to help users to keep their personal data safe. The Iris Scanner completes other Samsung's security features like the fingerprint scanner and the Knox security platform. Samsung's fingerprint scanner has been widely used to ensure…
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Make the most of your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s USB Connector

When you will open the box of your new Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you will find several accessories. Amongst these accessories, Samsung has now added a new On-The-Go Adapter. This item is more than a typical USB Connector. It offers you a lot of new possibilities : 1. Fast Battery Boost The On-The-Go Adapter allows you to charge…
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Jury rules in Google’s favor over Oracle : Android makes “fair use” of Java APIs

At the end of a two-week trial, a federal jury concluded that Android, the Google’s Mobile Operating System, makes "fair use" of Java APIs. Android doesn’t infringe Oracle-owned copyrights. Indeed, the Google’s re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is protected by "fair use" doctrine. After three days of deliberations, the jury unanimously answered "yes" in Google’s favor to the following question…
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Use your Java classes in the browser with JavaPoly.js

Java has always been usable in the browser since its creation. However, the browser needed the specific Java plugin to execute Java applications that was packaged inside applets. Then, a more flexible solution was created with Java Web Start but finally, it was always based on the applet technology. With the end announced of plugins support in browsers like Chrome…
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Discover Top 10 of new useful features of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Unveiled during Mobile World Congress in February 2016, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are already big hits for Samsung. These new flagships are powerful and have a lot of new exciting features that users will enjoy. Here, we offer you the Top 10 of new useful features of these devices : 1. Display Scaling Display Scaling is a…
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Discover OkHttp, a powerful HTTP & HTTP/2 client for Android applications

Created by Square, OkHttp is an open source project designed to be an efficient HTTP and HTTP/2 client. It lets you to make fast requests and save bandwith. It offers some great features out of the box like to share a socket for all HTTP/2 requests to the same host, a connection pooling mechanism when HTTP/2 is not available, transparent…
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Make fast cryptographic operations on Android with Conceal

By default, Android offers to developers some Java APIs to implement some cryptographic operations on Android. These APIs are great but not always easy to use and not really adapted to mobile environment with constraints. To solve this problem, Facebook has created a dedicated library named Conceal that provides a set of Java APIs to perform fast cryptographic operations on…
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Accessing to the Java 8 language features with Android N

Google has unveiled developer preview of Android N last month with a new exciting developer program. Official release is planned for Q3 2016. Amongst the new features of Android N, the support of several Java 8 language features is a great addition for developers. Supported features include : Lambda expressions Default and static interface methods Repeatable annotations Method References Additionally,…
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