Paris: Saint-Lazare station shopping center evacuated after bomb threat

Another evacuation. The Saint-Lazare train station shopping center in Paris had to be evacuated this Monday morning. “Access to Paris Saint-Lazare station is closed due to a suspicious package,” explains SNCF on X (formerly Twitter). “The police carried out a verification intervention in the commercial area of ​​Saint-Lazare station. There was no impact on rail traffic,” indicates the SNCF.

Access to the station reopened at 12:10 p.m.

⚠️ #TrafficInfo #LineL :

Currently, access to Paris Saint Lazare station is closed due to a suspicious package.

A security perimeter has been set up, only accesses 1 and 27 are open to travelers.

We are awaiting additional information. Melissa

— Ligne L (@LIGNEL_sncf) November 6, 2023

This evacuation comes as France has been placed in “emergency attack”, the highest level of the Vigipirate system of vigilance and protection, after the assassination of a teacher in a high school in Arras, in October. .

Many airports, but also high schools and monuments have been evacuated as a precaution in recent weeks after bomb threats.

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New thing to look for when shopping for a laptop: Intel announces biggest brand change in 15 years

Intel has presented a simplification in its range of processors, which implies the elimination of a part of the name that was used until now.

Sometimes finding the best processor for our computer can be difficult, although it is much easier than it was a few decades ago. A common problem is usually in the nomenclature used by the manufacturers in the models available in Spain, which is usually confusing and complicated, with numbers and letters that seem to be put there for no purpose.

For example, What does the “i” of an Intel Core i7 mean? It is a detail that is either completely ignored or has no interest for the average user; in fact, the “i” of the “iPhone” or the “iPad” may come to mind for most, although it has nothing to do with it.

At Intel they have realized this and other problems related to their range of processors and for this reason, they have announced the biggest change in 15 years in the way they name their products. Is a simplification that seeks to make life easier for the buyer and make it clear what we are buying.

New Intel Cores

The biggest change is the end of the aforementioned “i”. For example, from now on, the Core i7 will be called just “Core 7”; For most people, that won’t be a problem because they already called it that, according to market research conducted by Intel itself. This is how the company discovered that users did not respect its brand, and that is the worst news that a marketer who has spent countless hours designing an original and attractive name for their product can receive.

So Intel has given up and will start calling its processors what everyone else calls them: Intel Core. Therefore, the new product range will start with the Core 3, will follow with Core 5 and continue with Core 7. But that is not the only change.

The new range of Intel Core Intel processors

Another problem that users had came when it came to differentiating between the most advanced processors and the most ‘normal’ (and cheap) ones; Since they all used the same nomenclature, it gave the impression that they were all the same and differed in power, something that is not true. This is how the new name “Ultra” was born, which will be used by the most cutting-edge Intel processors. Therefore, the new most advanced model will be the Intel CoreUltra 9, with the “Ultra” indicating that it is the newest and most advanced version of this range. And yes, that also means that there will be regular models and “Ultra” models with the same number: the range will be made up of the Core Ultra 5, Core Ultra 7 and Core Ultra 9.

New range of Intel Core Ultra Intel processors

The most controversial change is that Intel says goodbye to generations. For example, the current range is 13th, and the new one was going to be 14th, but that will no longer be the case. Intel will no longer differentiate between generations, in an attempt to get the user to choose the processor that best suits their needs and not just the latest (which does not necessarily have to be the best); however, it is a change that will greatly annoy those who precisely want to have the latest on their computer. For those advanced users, it is advisable to look at details such as the model number.

In short, choosing components for the computer, or choosing a new laptop, can be much easier for more people, but being well informed will continue to be important.


New Google Shopping feature uses AI for pattern fitting

The service is currently available in the United States of America.

It will now be easier to buy from Google’s online shopping service. In order to avoid disappointment upon receipt of the ordered clothes, Google has implemented a feature. The latter allows the buyer to carry out a virtual fitting of the garment before confirming the order. The fitting is done using the AI ​​which models the outfit according to the indications given on a control body. This allows the buyer to have an idea of ​​how to look in the outfit.

A service first developed for women’s clothing

Google has announced that its virtual try-on feature is functional in the United States of America. The function that is operational from the AI ​​​​allows you to see the rendering of a garment on different body types. The user can specify all the details that can help him see a realistic preview of the fitting. This is possible thanks to the various human models available. There are different skin tones, sizes ranging from XXS to 4XL or hair types. Body shape can also be specified.

This innovative service still has its limits. It is only available for women’s items. Men will still have to wait. Another limit, only the top can be tried on and this within the limits of the brands taken into account. If the user wants to buy Loft, Everlane or H&M, he can fully enjoy this unique experience.

Before the end of the year, other brands should be integrated into the service.

With this feature, Google will be able to lower the figures of 59% of online shoppers who are disappointed with the purchase of an item of clothing because they expected it to look different on their body. Similarly, the 42% who do not feel represented by online clothing models will be able to benefit from better service.

To get an idea of ​​the level of realism of Google Shopping’s virtual fitting service, you have to look at the AI ​​that is used.

It is a generative AI model based on dynamic broadcasting. This makes it possible to have a realistic image with the way the garment wrinkles, bends or squeezes the virtual body designated by the user.