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Quiz

What does the term “WiFi” mean?

Answer

Contrary to popular belief, “WiFi” is not a contraction of “wireless fidelity”. In fact, the term means nothing: it was invented in 1999 by the marketing firm Interbrand, commissioned to find a more attractive name for the IEEE 802.11 standard and which was inspired by “Hi-Fi”, or ” high fidelity.

“Different like everyone else”

PHOTO LIONEL BONAVENTURE, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The author Emmanuelle Parent published a refreshing essay on social networks last March, Text, publish, scroll, fruit of hundreds of interviews with adolescents and young adults who use these platforms.

Far from the trials or the glorification of social networks, the author Emmanuelle Parent published a refreshing essay on these platforms last March, Text, publish, scroll. The communications doctor has conducted hundreds of interviews with adolescents and young adults, including one who opens the book with this fascinating explanation: “I want to show that I am myself, that I am a different person like everyone else. world. » The objective of Mme Parent: “Equipping teenagers with codes and what is left unsaid and allowing them to use different platforms in a healthier way. »

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Good price cleaning

PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHARK

Shark has chosen a middle-of-the-road niche in the busy robot vacuum market with an auto-vacuum base, with its $479.99 Matrix.

Shark has chosen a middle-of-the-road niche in the busy robot vacuum market with an auto-vacuum base, with its $479.99 Matrix. It is a little less careful than its competitors that we tested, picking up around 90% of the dirt, does not have a mop function, but it is more resourceful so as not to get stuck. And if he can clean all the floors, only one is entitled to a customizable map drawn up with his Lidar.

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Storm in a diary

PHOTO ROBYN BECK, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ARCHIVES

Actor Pedro Pascal won the trophy for Best Male Performance in a Drama Series for his role as Joel Miller inThe Last of Uslast February.

This is probably one of the most esoteric debates imaginable: did actor Pedro Pascal actually finish his part of filming season 2 of the series in March? The Last of Us, in which he plays the main role of Joel and which must continue until August? The information from internal sources was denied by HBO. To understand the interest aroused by this seemingly banal information, you must have played the game The Last of Us Part II. Without revealing the punchline, the debate has raged for months: will the screenwriters follow the history of video games, or free themselves from it?

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Everything under the hood

PHOTO PROVIDED BY NUBIA

Of Genshin Impact has Call of Duty Passing by Dead by Daylight And PUBG Mobilewith a short stop at Angry Birds 2 And PS Remote Playthe REDMAGIC 9 Pro first impresses with its loading speed.

Nubia’s most recent phone, the REDMAGIC 9 Pro, achieves the unthinkable for an Android model by partially outperforming the best iPhone, according to our Geekbench 6 calibration tests. Here we have, as the fine flies will have understood, a specialized video game phone, with its iconic fan and supercharged processor. But it has a look that won’t please everyone, all angles and computer characters, and its interface is sometimes mysterious.

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reference: www.lapresse.ca

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