The Weekly Authority: 📱 OnePlus Nord N20 en-route

⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority publication that breaks down the highest Android and tech information from the week. The 191st version ., with the upcoming OnePlus Nord N20 launch, Sega’s Loopy Taxi reboot, HP’s foldable laptop computer, and far, way more.

🚗 It’s been fairly the week ., with a breakdown and subsequent four-hour-plus await a tow truck. On the optimistic aspect, having no automotive means extra time for gaming and the DIY I’ve been pushing aside since earlier than the pandemic…

Widespread information this week

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  • Every thing you hate about Apple might change because of leaked EU invoice — might power Apple to open up its providers and work with rivals, affecting iMessage, FaceTime, and extra.
  • Good: Decide says Apple should pay man $1,000 for not together with charger with iPhone — that is in Brazil, however will this set a authorized precedent for different corporations within the nation?
  • Apple is readying a bunch of latest options for Apple Watch line together with satellite tv for pc connectivity and a brand new low energy mode.
  • And Apple TV 4K successor might incorporate a video digital camera and a HomePod speaker.
  • In the meantime, the iPhone 14 line might embody a brand new mannequin, the iPhone 14 Max, with 1 6.7-inch display screen, however take this rumor with an enormous grain of salt.
  • Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack can cost iPhones quicker with a brand new firmware replace (7.5W, so 50% extra juice) — however you may wish to maintain off getting it, given previous warmth issues.
  • Most M1 Mac Thunderbolt 4 ports don’t assist the 10Gb/s transfers of USB 3.1 Gen 2, present assessments.
  • Lastly, it seems like Apple’s M2 chip might proceed to incorporate Samsung components.



  • ALAC bug left tens of millions of Android gadgets susceptible to takeover: Qualcomm and Mediatek taking the warmth.
  • EU is near forcing each producer to make use of USB-C chargers for all the things, with enormous implications for Apple.
  • Motorola Moto G (2022) is . for $400, together with Moto G Stylus 5G (2022).
  • And a brand new foldable is coming from Huawei on April 28: The Mate XS 2 could possibly be an out-folding cellphone, China-only for now.
  • In the meantime, Vivo’s making ready to launch the X80 collection in China on April 25, no phrase on a worldwide launch but.
  • And Sony’s WH-1000XM5 headphones might pack a smooth design, longer battery life.
  • From Ars Technica: Good residence firm Insteon appears to be lifeless: “The app and servers are lifeless. The CEO scrubbed his LinkedIn web page. Nobody is responding.”
  • A report from The Elec suggests HP is engaged on a 17-inch foldable laptop computer: Measuring 17 inches unfolded (11 inches folded), it’ll be a 4K OLED mannequin, to be unveiled later this 12 months or at subsequent 12 months’s CES.
  • Powered chopsticks use electrical energy to make meals style 50% saltier.
  • And Envision sensible glasses for the blind can learn paperwork, scan faces, and assist navigation.
  • Lastly, hopes for small Android telephones dashed by dismal US gross sales of iPhone 13 Mini.


What to watch on Netflix

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  • Netflix broadcasts it’ll have a look at providing cheaper, ad-supported plans after shedding 200,000 subscribers, and makes clear that password sharing received’t precisely stay a free-for-all.
  • And CNN Plus realized nobody desires it, will shut down April 30 only a month after launch!
  • Netflix reportedly spent $30 million on every episode of the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Issues.
  • Appears to be like like the Minecraft film’s nonetheless a factor and can star Jason Momoa.
  • Robert Morse, star of Mad Males and Broadway, dies aged 90.
  • A new teaser for Chris Pine’s Dungeons & Dragons film dropped, revealing the official title, coming March 3, 2023.
  • And a new Lightyear trailer provides us a greater have a look at Buzz’s adventures.
  • In the meantime, the first teaser for Thor: Love and Thunder landed, in theaters July 8.
  • Prepared for Russian Doll season 2? It’s on our record of one of the best new TV reveals to stream this week, together with season 2 of The Flight Attendant, and extra.
  • Lastly, our roundup of one of the best new streaming films this week consists of Alice Wu’s romantic comedy Saving Face and zombie horror Virus: 32 (don’t watch it should you’re a cat lover).


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Weekly Surprise

We’re maintaining issues brief and candy this week with a glance again at probably the most memorable tech demo fails in historical past (and a few different corkers). Solid your thoughts again to April 20, 1998…

The COMDEX Spring 1998 and Home windows World reveals are going down in Chicago, and t.’s set to be a public demo of the brand new Home windows 98. Invoice Gates’ assistant, Chris Capossela (now Senior Vice President, Client .s and Central Advertising Group, prepares the demo.

Then all of it goes horribly improper when plugging in a scanner causes an working system crash. As a substitute of demonstrating the plug-and-play capabilities that ought to have wowed the viewers, t.’s as an alternative a blue display screen of demise (BSoD), adopted by loads of laughter. Then Invoice Gates says, “That have to be why we’re not transport it but.”

That’s removed from the one tech fail messing up a demo, although.

Honda Asimo demo fail

The Honda Asimo demo in 2006 didn’t go fairly in accordance with plan. Image this: you’re a robotic, and your job is to stroll up a flight of stairs in view of the viewers. Solely, it’s not fairly that straightforward, and you fall down. To not fear — to avoid wasting your embarrassment the tech group will merely place screens round you to cover you from the group. The extent of panic that ensues after this demo fail makes it actually memorable.

Apple’s WWDC fail

Lately Apple’s occasions are slick and completely orchestrated — but it surely wasn’t at all times that manner. Again in 2010 on the World Huge Developer’s Convention, Steve Jobs tries — and fails — to indicate off the brand new iPhone 4’s options when his Wi-Fi connection retains failing.

Obtained a favourite tech demo fail? Share it with us within the feedback.

Tech Calendar

  • April 28: OnePlus Nord N20 US launch
  • April 28: OnePlus occasion (India, 7 PM IST)
  • April 28: Huawei Mate XS 2 launch
  • April 29: Nintendo Change Sports activities launched
  • Might 9/11: Qualcomm 5G Summit (San Diego)
  • Might 11-12: Google I/O 2022
  • June 6-10: Apple WWDC 2022

Tech Tweet of the Week

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.