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Hot news this week
- Galaxy Fold 3: The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review is now available, and our employee Eric Zeman spent a few days and more than 6,000 words explaining all the details about making it the true successor of Fold 2: a stronger construction, still nothing The true competitors in most parts of the world now have S Pen, water resistance, improved multitasking and application support, etc. However, it is still $1,800, and it is still too expensive for most people. It’s great to see Samsung perfecting this build for those who can make the most of these devices.
- Pixel 5a: My opinion on the Pixel 5a released this week is that the Pixel 5a did almost nothing and did a good job. I will support this a few days later. Our review of the device basically gave it enough support to use Pixel 4a 5G and add useful features, including IP67, a larger battery, and the addition of metal construction. This makes it stronger in almost all meanings of the word. It is also $50 cheaper, but that’s because Google retains the same 60Hz panel, the same camera, and the same chipset, which seems to have some overheating issues. In any case, at US$450 in the US, this is a good long-term purchase, especially if the Pixel 6 series is around US$1,000. Google has discontinued the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, so if you want them, please get them while they continue to be used…
- Motorola In 2021, the new Motorola Edge was launched, with a series of clever tricks to reduce costs, while bringing some advanced features, such as a 6.8-inch LCD with a refresh rate of 144Hz, a robust triple camera setup, a Snapdragon 778G processor, and 6/8GB US$699 RAM and 128/256GB of non-expandable storage, 5G and Sub-6 and millimeter wave, 5,000mAh battery and 30W Turbo Power charging. At this price, it will be tough, but it will be launched for $499, which looks pretty good. I would say that the main mistake is that there are only two years of major Android updates.
- Gaming phone: ASUS has released the new ASUS ROG Phone 5S and ROG Phone 5S Pro. Except for the Snapdragon 888 Plus, there is almost nothing more than the previous 5, which has little effect on gamers.
- Qualcomm phone: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Insiders smartphone is a brand-building technical specification sheet built into the phone, and you can buy it for $1,499. This is for Qualcomm fans. The company is clearly trying to create a brand you want to own, just like how Intel Inside marketed a generation of PCs and made AMD an outsider. But… it’s Qualcomm.
- Intel Arc: Speaking of Intel, Intel announced the name and some details of its first discrete GPU, which can compete with Nvidia Geforce and AMD Radeon graphics cards, called Intel Arc. There are only some limited specification details, but it still has no plans to arrive by 2022, so don’t hold your breath now…
- Tesla robot: exist Tesla’s Artificial Intelligence Day speechAfter more than 2.5 hours, Elon Musk accidentally launched the Tesla robot, which is a humanoid robot that uses Tesla’s vehicle artificial intelligence to eliminate “dangerous, repetitive, and boring tasks.” Tesla wants to remind You and potential artificial intelligence researchers, it is not just a car company, it may hire you.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: “The $200 price cut and added features mean that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is more valuable, but it is still an extension for most people.”
- Motorola Edge (2021) Hands-on Impressions: Redefining the budget flagship?
- Honor Earbuds 2 Lite review: a trusted alternative to AirPods.
- RedmiBook 15 Pro review: “Aim to enter the market, but make Redmi famous.”
- Please note: Samsung bet the farm on mainstream foldable products, will it pay off?
- Will you pay a subscription fee for ad-free Android and long-term updates? : “The cost of a budget smartphone is the lack of software experience-subscriptions may be the motivation to do better.”
- Android: The team building the Android operating system is a new book about Android! Chapters 4 and 5 were published in Ars Technica, The book is now published in paperback and e-books-long-time Android engineer Chet Haase is the author, and he donated the proceeds to Black Girls Code and Women Who Code.
- Point-to-point Wi-Fi bridging between buildings — Cheap and simple method (Ars Technica).
- Audio equipment under X-ray: The internal appearance of Apple AirPods, Fender Stratocaster and Technics turntables (wired).
- Dresden jobs ——The Sopranos in Berlin: A brutal criminal family and a billion-dollar jewelry robbery (GQ).
- Sikh drivers are changing trucking in the U.S.. Cycling along the Punjab American Highway (Los Angeles Times).
- September 8: Lenovo Technology World 2021
- Also in September: Up to three Apple events? (IPhone 13, Watch Series 7, MacBooks, AirPods 3, etc.)
- soon: Android 12?
Tech tweets this week
The first: This twitter bot Randomly select roadside restaurants from all over the world, including street view images, and then the first three images from Google Images.
In this case, how can I live a life that loves to laugh
-Llama in a tuxedo (@LlamaInaTux) August 15, 2021
Have a great week!
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor