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Time's Up, Apple. - Oct. 5, 2022

 

NEWS SOURCES:

 

I CAN C CLEARLY NOW

EU officially adopts law that will force USB-C onto iPhones by 2024

https://linustechtips.com/topic/1459105-bye-bye-lightning-hello-usb-c-long-awaited-common-charger-for-mobile-devices-will-be-a-reality-in-2024/

https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/eu-adopts-law-requiring-universal-usb-c-phone-chargers-by-2024/

https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2021/0291(COD)&l=en

not just iphones https://www.macworld.com/article/1341317/apple-devices-lightning-usb-c.html

iPhones were always slow to adopt tech https://www.gsmarena.com/flashback_apple_is_slow_to_adopt_new_tech_but_only_on_iphones-news-55822.php

 

THEY ALMOST BLUE IT

PLAYER 3 HAS ENTERED THE GAME

Intel Arc reviews

LTT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T9d9LM1TwY

Roundup https://linustechtips.com/topic/1459239-intels-discrete-graphics-cards-a770-and-a750-reviews-are-out/

Here we go https://www.pcworld.com/article/1341464/intel-arc-a770-a750-graphics-card-review.html

Challenging the most popular GPU https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-rtx-3060-begins-its-reign-as-the-most-popular-gpu

Broll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfta5v06_T8

 

TWITTER’S BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS

https://www.reuters.com/markets/europe/musk-said-go-ahead-with-5420-share-twitter-deal-bloomberg-reporter-2022-10-04/

was probably gonna lose case https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/10/why-musk-gave-up-hes-almost-certain-to-lose-twitter-case-law-professor-says/

Twitter trial still on https://www.axios.com/2022/10/05/judge-says-that-musk-v-twitter-trial-remains-on-schedule

alongside rollout of mixed media tweets https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/product/2022/introducing-mixed-media-videos-images-gifs-together-one-tweet

edited tweets https://www.theverge.com/2022/10/3/23385513/twitter-edit-tweets-roll-out-blue

https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1577746242280763392

history https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1577746242280763392/history

X app https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1577428272056389633

 

QUICK BITS

 

BLIND DRIVING THE BLIND

Tesla cuts ultrasonic sensors from EVs (joke - only need one eye to see)

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2022/10/after-cutting-radar-tesla-now-dropping-ultrasonic-sensors-from-its-evs/

https://www.tesla.com/support/transitioning-tesla-vision

https://jalopnik.com/tesla-bails-on-ultrasonic-sensors-for-future-production-1849620476

 

IT’S A MATTER OF INTELLIGENCE

Matter 1.0 certified https://csa-iot.org/newsroom/matter-arrives/

Google Home updated https://blog.google/products/google-nest/google-home-app/

Products https://www.zdnet.com/home-and-office/smart-home/google-debuts-new-nest-doorbell-wired-nest-wifi-pro-and-launches-preview-program-for-an-entirely-new-google-home-app/

https://store.google.com/product/nest_wifi_pro?hl=en-US

 

WATCH THIS! - *LOADING*

Overwatch 2 launches to DDoS attacks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGgqyer-qr4

https://www.engadget.com/ddos-attack-overwatch-2-050328450.html

Cliff is salty https://twitter.com/therealcliffyb/status/1577516509638922242

Over Lawbreakers https://www.gameinformer.com/opinion/2021/01/25/lawbreakers-deserved-better

 

VICTRIX, TRANSFORM!

Victrix Pro BFG controller transforms into portable fight sticks

https://pdp.com/products/ps5-pc-victrix-pro-bfg-controller

https://cdn.thefpsreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/victrix-pro-bfg-controller-components-1024x576.jpg

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/this-new-ps5-pro-controller-takes-modular-to-a-whole-new-level/1100-6508047/

https://www.thefpsreview.com/2022/10/05/victrix-announces-the-pro-bfg-a-premium-controller-with-swappable-modules-for-playstation-and-pc/

 

A FEW PIXELS SHORT

Pixel 7 event tomorrow

https://store.google.com/intl/en/ideas/articles/google-fall-launch-event/?hl=en-US

https://9to5google.com/2022/10/03/pixel-watch-bezels/

Huge Pixel Watch bezel https://twitter.com/rquandt/status/1577565742203027459/photo/2

 

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This goes 1 of 2 ways. Either Apple includes USB-C on the iPhone 15, or they keep the 15 on lightning and go portless for the 16. 

 

I have a 13 Pro Max and its great, absolutely no reason to upgrade right now. But if the 15 would enable me to bring 1 charger brick and cable in my laptop bag, that would be great. 

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You know what really drains my battery?

Chargers and power supplies. 

The EU wants to force apple to use a teeny tiny USB C cable instead of a teeny tiny lightning cable, but does jackassfuckall about the 50 different laptop, mini-PC, docking station, NAS and monitor chargers/power supplies with longer, thicker cables and power bricks with LEDs that you can not turn off. 

Lenovo alone has like 4 different connectors, and they are among the better ones.

All the chargers not only have a different wattage, which is understandable, but also a different connector, different volt rating, different AMP rating. Just standardize 19v and use different amps/watts.

 
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