Apple event October 2021 recap: all announcements

The Apple event of October 19 was mainly about the MacBook Pro 2021 and AirPods 3, but there is much more on display. We’ve gathered all the announcements for you in our October 2021 Apple event recap. Apple event October 2021 recap: Unleashed The theme this time was Unleashed. In retrospect, this was clearly a … Read more

Nothing ear (1) ears with ANC will be released on August 17 for 99 euros

Nothing has officially announced its wireless ear (1) earbuds after months of teasing. The Bluetooth 5.2 earphones have active noise cancellation and the charging case can be charged wirelessly. The Nothing ear (1) earphones cost 99 euros. According to Nothing, the battery of the earphones lasts 5.7 hours and in total that is 34 hours … Read more

HMD announces shockproof Nokia smartphone with four years of support

Nokia smartphone maker HMD Global announces a water and shock resistant Nokia phone: the XR20. The device will receive monthly security updates for four years, three years of Android OS upgrades and a three-year warranty. The Nokia XR20 is the ‘robust’ brother of the X20. According to HMD, the device can withstand temperatures from 55 … Read more

Tesla is unable to meet demand for Powerwalls this quarter due to chip shortages

Demand for Powerwall home batteries exceeds what Tesla can produce, says Tesla CEO Elon Musk. There would now be a demand for 80,000 units of the home batteries, while Tesla cannot produce half of them this quarter. In a “best case scenario,” Tesla could make 30,000 to 35,000 Powerwall home batteries this quarter. Musk said … Read more

Pokémon Go is 5 years old and has brought in $5 billion, according to analysts

Pokémon Go was released exactly five years ago. Niantic’s smartphone game has totaled more than $5 billion in sales to date, according to analysts. In the first half of this year, turnover was higher than ever. On July 6, 2016 , Niantic began distributing Pokémon Go for Android and iOS in a number of countries. … Read more

Valve restricts country switch on Steam to prevent VPN use for ‘discount’

Steam users can only change which country they reside in once every three months. Presumably that’s a move by Valve to counter users who use this option in combination with a VPN to purchase games for lower prices than in their own region. The change was noticed by Steam Database . The change limits Steam … Read more

Sony starts sales of Bravia X85J LCDs with HDR and HDMI 2.1

Sony has started selling its Bravia X85J televisions. These are LED TVs with 4k resolution and HDR. The televisions are for sale from 43 to 85 inches, and cost between 950 and 3200 euros. All models have a variable refresh rate and HDMI 2.1. The TVs have an LED panel with a refresh rate of … Read more

Google provides recent Pixel smartphones with new features

Google is releasing a new feature drop for its recent Pixel smartphones. After the update, owners of a Pixel 4 smartphone or newer will be able to record videos in the Night Sight camera mode, for example, to take videos of stars. Google will make the features available in the June 2021 feature drop , … Read more

GM resumes production in four car factories despite chip shortages

General Motors plans to restart car production in four of its factories in the coming month. The automotive sector is dealing with chip shortages, but the restart is seen as a signal that improvement is imminent. GM announced on Thursday that it will restart production of its San Luis Potosi Assembly in Mexico. That factory … Read more