⚡ Welcome to weekly powerThe Android salad Newsletter featuring the top Android and tech news of the week. Version 210 is here, with a Pixel tablet leak, a low-cost battery release from Samsung, the launch of IFA 2022, a new Mafia game, and more of the week’s top tech news.
🍁 Although she hasn’t officially fallen out, she looks like she’s here. There’s chills in the air, pumpkin spice latte is back on the menu (see this weekly issue of Wonderland), and friends keep wondering about my plans for Halloween. I don’t mind – fall is my favorite season!
Popular news this week
- Samsung launches a phone with a 5000 mAh battery for less than $ 300The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G launched Thursday with the same battery size as the S22 Ultra, about a quarter of the cost.
- Samsung Galaxy S21 series also gets the latest Galaxy S22 camera updatebringing the Galaxy Z Fold 4 camera feature to the 2021 flagship.
- And the Samsung won’t ship stupid home appliances by the end of 2023Convert all TV remote controls to solar energy.
- Moreover , Galaxy Tab S8 is the first Samsung tablet to get One UI 4.1.1 update based on Android 12L operating systemNow available in the US (already available in Europe and South Korea).
- Plus: Samsung attacks the iPhone 14 series before launch.
- Cyberattack on Samsung threatens US users’ personal informationmay have disclosed customer names, contact information, demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information.
- finally: Samsung’s latest foldable devices doubled shipments in one key area.
- Sony announces Xperia 5 IVA little less phone for less money – hello to a bigger battery and brighter screen, goodbye to a variable telephoto lens.
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- Movie lovers, rejoice! American cinemas sell $3 movie tickets The newly announced National Film Day is on Saturday, September 3rd.
- Not in the mood for a theatrical excursion? over here This week’s best new streaming movies Enjoy the comfort of your sofa, including the slow-motion thriller The American.
- We also have a file The best new TV shows to be airing this weekincluding The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
- More than half of our readers have received storage alerts on Android TV Isn’t it time the makers of Google TV and Android TV consider adding more internal space or storage expansion options?
- Netflix is 25 years old Monday – Did you know that the first DVD the company ever sent out was a Beetlejuice, or that the “tudum” we know so well was originally a bleating goat?
- And the Netflix with ads can cost from $7 to $9 per monthIt could hit some markets as early as this year.
- Speaking of A new report claims that Netflix will launch its ad-based plan on November 1ahead of the new Disney Plus ad tier on December 8, but officially, Netflix says no plans have been made.
- Talking about, Netflix secures global broadcasting rights for a full set of classic cartoonsincluding Berserk, Parasyte, Monster, and more.
- finally: Looks like season 6 of Rick and Morty is going to change the way we feel about Rickwhich landed Sunday at 11 p.m. ET on Adult Swim, and is also available on Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.
- A new mafia game is under developmentbut there are no details about the title or release date, yet.
- It seems Sony enters mobile gaming with its acquisition of Savage Game Studios The company also announced a new division for PlayStation Studios Mobile.
- while, Sony launches a lighter PS5 model For the second year in a row.
- Speaking of acquisitions, Detroit becomes human and heavy rain Quantic Dream’s developed by Chinese company NetEase has been purchasedalthough the French game studio says it will continue to operate independently.
- The Last of Us Part 1 reviews are available at: Ars Technica He says he has “enough serious promotions worth approving”, while IGN He gives it a “click of approval,” describing it as “the highest-level visual demonstration of what the PlayStation 5 can do.”
- And the PlayStation Plus games for September have been revealedFor PS Plus Essential subscribers, there’s Need for Speed Heat, Toem, and Granblue Fantasy Versus, while for Extra and Premium accounts, Deathloop and Assassin’s Creed Origins arrive starting September 6.
- in another place, Facebook Gaming is shutting down its app in Octoberalthough you can still find games, streaming devices, and groups in the Games tab of the Facebook app.
- LED says It just passed 5000 verified and playable titles on Steam Deck.
- Speaking of nExtra-type steam decks are comingValve employees confirm.
- ASUS showcases ROG Phone 6D Ultimate with Dimensity 9000 PlusAnd it will drop very soon.
- And the Logitech G Gaming Portable Leaks: An Android mobile device that supports Geforce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming – can we see it at IFA 2022?
- finally: Samsung’s first OLED gaming monitor doesn’t need a console or PC.
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- IFA 2022: Here’s what to expect from the technology show Until September 6, we expect a lot from Huawei, Lenovo, Asus, and more (Android salad).
- What is the difference between QLED and OLED? Which one should you choose? Although they may look the same, they are not the same (Android salad).
- New approach to car batteries could transform electric vehicles: “Car companies are designing ways to build a car’s fuel cells into its frame, making electric rides cheaper, more spacious, and capable of ranges of up to 620 miles” (wired).
- The couple uses CRISPR technology to change the taste and flavor of basic foods: “Company genes modify the ‘less preferred’ parts of fruits and vegetables to improve their taste” (Emerging Tech Brew).
- When UK timing systems fail, this service will deliver: “Standard time is broadcast by satellite networks all over the world, but their signals are subject to interference – so the UK is building a more flexible system” (wired).
Ryan Haines / Android Authority
Close-up of a pumpkin
It’s September now, and while fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd, it looks like it is Starbucks is already early With the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL). The popular spiced fall drink debuted in 2003, and has become a regular on the seasonal calendar each year, although it appears to arrive much earlier each passing year.
As a huge fan of anything that includes pumpkin spice, this got me thinking. What is the history of this critically acclaimed spice, and why do we love it so much?
- It turns out that the popular spice blend is over 200 years old – 223 years old, to be exact.
- The term usually refers to a mixture of spices used to flavor pumpkin pie, including cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice.
- Spicy Pumpkin Pie recipes date back to the late 1700s.
- But until the 1930s, a pre-mixed pumpkin spice mix was available for purchase.
- And we still don’t know who is credited with inventing the pumpkin spice latte. Peter Dukes (who was Starbucks’ espresso manager—and yes, that’s his real job title) is said to have brought the idea to the company, along with seasonal brews like mint mocha and ignog latte.
- Apparently, when developing a pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks’ R&D team pours espresso over pumpkin pies To determine the ideal ratio of spices to coffee and evaporated milk. Looks delicious.
- It wasn’t until 2015 when Starbucks started using real pumpkin in the drink.
- Turns out, PSL wasn’t meant to be such a huge success: It debuted in just 100 Starbucks stores across Washington, D.C. and Vancouver, BC.
- It’s hard these days to imagine this time of year without him.
Pay more for your PSL
If you’ve been craving your favorite fall drink, here’s a little sad news. Pumpkin spice latte is back this year with prices ever rising thanks to inflation:
- according to CNNA big PSL will set you back 4% more than last year.
- This means that you will pay between $5.45 and $5.95, depending on your location.
- But you can always choose the pumpkin spice blend, coffee, and milk of your choice to make your own PSL at home.
- Grab one of the The best smart coffee makers A good place to start, you’ll also want to get your hands on a file warm cup of coffee To ensure your drink remains enjoyable.
- Just be calm with PSL – too much caffeine can affect your sleep, although Best sleep trackers Make it easy to monitor your bedtime habits.
- 2-6 September: IFA Berlin
- September 6: Huawei Mate 50 series launched
- September 7 @10am PT (1pm ET, 7pm CET): Apple event elusive
- September 10 @9pm CST: Ubisoft Forward interface
- September 29: OnePlus 10T for sale
- 6 October: Pixel 7 launch? (to be announced later on)
- October 13: Pixel 7 for sale? (to be announced later on)
- November 8: Skull and Bones release date on Xbox Series S/X, PS5, PC, Stadia and Luna
- November 9: God of War: Ragnarok launches on PS4 and PS5
- November 18: The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me launches on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC
Tech Tweet of the Week
It finally happened: a work of art created by artificial intelligence won first place in a competition…
Extra thing: Take a look at this Happy little ermine Play on the trampoline to spice up your week.
Paula Beaton, copy editor.