The Morning After: What to expect at Google I/O 2023 #GeekLeap

Google’s annual developer convention not solely delivers on the software program and web-based bulletins but in addition on no matter {hardware} it’s been cooking up. Previously, that included good audio system, telephones, Chromebooks and every thing else. For I/O 2023, we’re anticipating a lot of Pixel issues. Rumors (and subsequent official teasers) level to Google’s first foldable smartphone, the Pixel Fold, in addition to the newest midrange Pixel, the Pixel 7a.

The Pixel Fold will open like a guide, just like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold. Rumors recommend a 5.8-inch exterior display and a foldable 7.6-inch 120Hz inside show. It has thicker bezels than the Z Fold, however it’s purported to characteristic a sturdy, almost-gapless hinge and a battery that lasts 24 hours in regular use. It may price as much as $1,700.

On the different finish of the “how a lot?!” spectrum, the Pixel 7a doesn’t seem too totally different from its predecessor; it may need a quicker 90Hz show and a 64-megapixel fundamental digicam. Google reportedly plans to cost the brand new cellphone at $499 – somewhat greater than final yr’s Pixel 6a, however nonetheless a fraction of the value of the Pixel Fold.

That’s not all. There may be additionally the Pixel pill, previewed at Google I/O final yr, Android 14 (in testing since February) and possibly even a tease of the Pixel 8? And even one other ? Simply two days to go…

– Mat Smith

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It has ceramic brakes.

Tesla has unveiled a $20,000 observe bundle for its Mannequin S Plaid, lastly permitting it to achieve the 200MPH high pace. The Mannequin S Plaid autos the corporate delivered after they turned obtainable may solely attain round 163MPH, which is quick, however not 200MPH quick. Seems Tesla put a limitation on its software program to stop it from reaching its full potential. In keeping with Electrek, the corporate wished the automobile to have larger brakes first, so they might decelerate higher. The automaker first began providing the ceramic brake equipment for $20,000 again in 2021, however it has but to begin putting in it on prospects’ autos.

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A provider prompt the components are delayed.



You might recall rumors in regards to the iPhone 15 Professional that includes touch-sensitive solid-state buttons. It now appears to be like like Apple gained’t change the iPhone’s bodily buttons for a minimum of one other yr. In a shareholder letter noticed by MacRumors, Apple provider Cirrus Logic stated, “A brand new product that we talked about in earlier shareholder letters as being scheduled for introduction this fall is now not anticipated to come back to market as deliberate.” Cirrus already supplies parts for the iPhone’s Taptic Engine, so it’s obtained the Apple relationship. Cirrus beforehand instructed traders it was engaged on a brand new high-performance part that might arrive in smartphones someday in 2023. That’s now much less sure, apparently.

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The replace arrives in time for the sport’s launch on previous-gen consoles.



Arachnophobic Harry Potter followers, rejoice. A brand new characteristic in Hogwarts Legacy removes spiders completely from the sport. The replace coincides with the title’s arrival on PS4 and Xbox One. The Hogwarts Legacy replace (construct 1140773) launched Thursday provides the brand new Arachnophobia Mode to the sport’s accessibility choices. It adjustments all enemy spider appearances to a floating meanie with glowing crimson eyes surrounded by hovering curler skates. (Arguably extra terrifying?)

The mode additionally “reduces and removes spider skitters and screeches,” “removes small spider floor impact spawners” and “makes static spider corpses on the planet invisible.”

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