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⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority e-newsletter that breaks down the highest Android and tech information from the week. The 206th version right here, with the OnePlus 10T launch, attainable Pixel 7 launch and launch dates, a brand new sport from Witcher 3 builders, and far more…
📚 I’ve been taking a break from gaming this week and doing a number of studying after discovering a brand new, completely magical bookshop on a current journey to Edinburgh.
Well-liked information this week
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- Fitbit Encourage 3, Sense 2, and Versa 4 leak in official-looking renders.
- Oppo Watch Sequence 3 photos leaked on-line: Appears to be like lots like a curved Apple Watch — may also get an enormous battery enhance.
- Elsewhere, Amazon to scrub up by shopping for Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7 billion.
- Uber will give drivers extra data on vacation spot and earnings earlier than they settle for a trip because it tries to enhance its assist for drivers, hopefully which means fewer canceled journeys for riders.
- And Uber receipts are crashing Microsoft Outlook: A formatting bug appears to be the wrongdoer, freezing Outlook when emails with advanced tables (and receipts, apparently) — Microsoft’s developed a repair to succeed in beta customers “shortly” and everybody else in an replace touchdown August 9.
- In the meantime, e-bike sharing firm Bolt Mobility seems to have shut down in six US cities, leaving tools deserted on the street.
- The newest Home windows 11 Android replace’s one for cell avid gamers, with gamepad assist and new keyboard mapping choices, obtainable now for beta testers.
- Halloween’s horrifying sufficient with out the information that Hershey might not be capable of meet demand for sweet this yr.
- Talking of your candy tooth, fancy a free donut? Canadian chain Tim Hortons might have been spying on you for a yr, however now it’s providing free apology espresso and a baked good to these affected after its app tracked customers’ location with out permission.
- Elon Musk countersued Twitter final Friday, however the particulars aren’t public but.
- In at this time’s science information: MIT engineers develop stamp-sized stickers that may see contained in the physique: the “ultrasound adhesives” persist with pores and skin, offering “steady ultrasound imaging of inside organs for 48 hours.”
- Even spookier science information: Zombie pigs may be a factor as scientists revived pig cells an hour after loss of life, in what could possibly be a possible breakthrough for organ transplants.
- And sodium-based batteries may resolve the lithium crunch, however it might take a number of years.
- First, some unhappy information. Nichelle Nichols, who everyone knows and love as Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek: The Authentic Sequence, has died aged 89: Based on the BBC, the trailblazing actor was one of many first Black ladies to play an authority determine, and was later employed by NASA to encourage extra girl and African-People to grow to be astronauts.
- The Sandman hit Netflix Friday, and The Guardian’s obtained an interview with creator Neil Gaiman on comics, range, and casting Demise.
- And we noticed the first full trailer for Netflix’s animated Cyberpunk 2077 collection, arriving someday in September.
- We additionally obtained a trailer for Andor, the brand new Star Wars prequel collection coming to Disney Plus September 21.
- Prey landed on Disney Plus and Hulu on Friday, and a few viewers say the Predator prequel we’ve all been ready for is healthier than the unique film — TechRadar‘s spoiler-free evaluation calls the fifth movie within the Predator collection, “the entertaining sci-fi flick that Predator followers have spent the previous 30-plus years attempting to find.”
- In the meantime, we’ve obtained the greatest new TV exhibits to stream this week, together with Paper Ladies, Uncoupled, and extra.
- Bronze statues of Breaking Dangerous stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have been unveiled in Albuquerque’s Conference Heart.
- The parents over at Mashable watched Taiwanese film Incantation, the horror film that’s freaking out TikTok (I haven’t been courageous sufficient to observe it but!)
- Batgirl isn’t any extra: Warner Bros shelved the film on Tuesday, only a few months earlier than launch, reportedly following its poor efficiency in take a look at screenings.
- Political drama collection The First Woman is canned by Showtime after its first season.
- And that is your final likelihood to catch these films leaving Netflix and different streamers in August.
- Lastly: Mashable‘s Bullet Prepare evaluation calls Brad Pitt’s newest a “daffy, ultra-violent motion romp,” opening in theaters this weekend.
- A bunch of Witcher 3 builders are engaged on a brand new on-line motion sport set in feudal Japan.
- Sony’s discontinuing the PS5’s Accolades characteristic — to be trustworthy, we didn’t even know of its existence till now.
- And Sega Genesis Mini 2 inventory can be extraordinarily restricted within the US as a result of world semiconductor scarcity.
- In the meantime, Indonesia blocks entry to Steam, Epic Video games, Nintendo On-line after firms missed the deadline to adjust to new legislation.
- Japanese indie sport competition BitSummit runs this weekend, August 6-7.
- Logitech will launch a handheld cloud gaming machine in 2022, with assist for Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia’s GeForce Now providers.
- Right here’s what’s coming to Sport Cross (and leaving) in August: bye-bye Boyfriend Dungeon.
- And Microsoft begins testing an Xbox Sport Cross household plan that allows you to add as much as 4 folks to your subscription, first previewing in Eire and Colombia.
- GTA On-line’s newest mission is unexpectedly terrifying, in line with Kotaku (spoiler warning!).
- Video games Hub’s obtained a roundup of all the main online game releases for August, together with Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and the Saints Row reboot.
- Lastly: Nintendo, like different sport firms, studies gross sales decline — Nintendo bought 3.4 million Change methods through the spring, one million fewer than a yr in the past.
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- OnePlus 10T evaluation: Unpolished Energy — “It takes greater than a quick chipset and even quicker charging to create an all-rounder” (Android Authority).
- Huawei Freebuds Professional 2 evaluation: A compelling package deal — “The Freebuds Professional 2 sound nice and have loads of options, however they’re not with out flaws” (Android Authority).
- Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (2H) evaluation: Transforming the fundamentals — “The sluggish flash reminiscence and middling processor imply it’s not the perfect for heavier workloads, however for college kids and informal customers, the Spin 513 (2H) is an efficient alternative” (Android Authority).
- Lenovo Tab M10 HD Evaluate — “It definitely seems and feels good for its worth, and it actually doesn’t value very a lot in any respect. Nonetheless, its positioning as a funds media participant is undermined by a lowly show, horrible efficiency, and mediocre battery life” (Trusted Opinions).
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One of many take a look at autos Apple is utilizing for autonomous driving.
Following on from Wired‘s characteristic about EV makers determining what ladies need, a research by Pew Analysis has revealed that girls are extra skeptical of self-driving automobiles than males. And it’s not simply driverless automobiles — general, ladies are extra skeptical than males concerning the makes use of of synthetic intelligence.
- The research confirmed 37% of males suppose driverless automobiles are a good suggestion, whereas solely 17% of ladies agree.
- Over 50% of ladies stated they wouldn’t really feel comfy driving on a highway alongside self-driving automobiles, in comparison with simply 35% of males.
- And solely 27% of ladies would really be keen to trip in a driverless automotive, in comparison with 46% of males.
- Girls are additionally extra possible than males (33% vs 20%) to suppose that self-driving automobiles may result in a rise in auto crashes.
This is applicable to driverless public transport too, with over 50% of ladies opposing using self-driving know-how for buses in comparison with simply 35% of males.
What about different makes use of of synthetic intelligence?
The research additionally confirmed:
- Solely 42% of ladies within the US stated tech has had a optimistic affect on society, in comparison with 54% of males.
- Girls are additionally much less possible than males (13% in comparison with 22%) to precise pleasure slightly than concern concerning the elevated use of AI in day by day life.
- And over 30% of ladies surveyed stated they’re not sure if police utilizing face recognition know-how is a good suggestion, in comparison with 22% of males.
The design of AI applied sciences
Girls additionally confirmed extra concern for who’s concerned within the design and implementation of AI applied sciences.
- Extra ladies than males (67% vs 58%) stated they felt it was vital for social media firms to incorporate folks of various genders and races when designing their algorithms.
- Girls are additionally extra uncertain than males that AI laptop packages are capable of constantly make truthful selections when confronted with advanced conditions. Solely 22% of ladies surveyed stated they thought it was attainable to design AI packages that might constantly make truthful selections, in comparison with 38% of males.
Personally, I feel driverless automobiles are a good suggestion, however I’m unsure how I really feel about something bigger like an autonomous bus or truck. And I ponder whether there’s such gender disparity over makes use of of AI within the dwelling, like robotic vacuum cleaners or robotic garden mowers?
- August 10: Samsung Unpacked (Galaxy Z Flip 4, Fold 4, Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Professional?)
- September 1: OnePlus 10T pre-orders open (US)
- September 2-6: IFA Berlin
- September 10 @ 9 PM CEST: Ubisoft Ahead showcase
- September 29: OnePlus 10T on sale
- October 6: Pixel 7 launch? (TBC)
- October 13: Pixel 7 on sale? (TBC)
- November 8: Cranium and Bones launch date on Xbox Sequence S/X, PS5, PC, Stadia, and Luna
- November 9: God of Warfare: Ragnarok launches on PS4, PS5
Tech Tweet of the Week
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One thing additional: From The Hustle, this week in 2017, Luis Fonsi’s Despacito grew to become the most-watched YouTube video of all time, with 3 billion-plus views. What’s the most-watched video at this time? Child Shark Dance (sorry prematurely!)
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