The world of technology moves forward at the speed of light. It’s easy to get lost if we’re not always in touch with the latest tech news in the tech world.
At The Interlude, we plan on bringing you the latest tech news every month, carefully collecting the most important, influential, and noteworthy tech updates throughout the period.
This month’s tech news includes
- Apple’s iPhone 14 event
- Corsair’s new bendable display
- AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series
Apple announces the iPhone event on September 7th
Apple released the details of the “Far Out” event, to be held on 7th September 2022. The event will take place in Apple Park, California, at Steve Jobs Theatre. The Cupertino based company is anticipated to introduce the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch SE 2.
The iPhone 14 series is anticipated to include four models: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. A rugged “Pro” edition of the iPhone Apple Watch Series 8 will also be available. The 2020-released Apple Watch SE will be replaced by the SE 2.
AMD Announces new Ryzen 7000 processors
Four new consumer desktop processors from AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000 series, codenamed “Raphael”, were introduced a few days ago. They are scheduled to be launched on September 27th.
These new CPUs are based on AMD’s latest AM5 platform and the new Zen 4 architecture and use up to 16 cores and 32 threads on TSMC’s new 5nm process. They also offer cutting-edge technologies like DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5.
They significantly outperform the Ryzen 5000 series from the previous generation.
Corsair announces new bendable display
Corsair recently unveiled a new 45-inch bendable OLED monitor at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, called the Xeneon Flex.
It features a foldable design, 240Hz refresh rate, and 0.03ms response time. The monitor may function as a flat or curved display thanks to its bending construction. With a resolution of 1,440 pixels and support for AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-SYNC, the monitor is a gaming enthusiast’s dream.
EU proposes new laws to make phones last longer
The European Commission is considering the prospect of requiring manufacturers of smartphones and tablets to make their products more resilient and simpler to replace in a new draft proposal. The commission claims that if this proposal is approved, it will lessen the amount of electronic waste produced, as well as increase recycling rates and the reuse of resources used to make electronic gadgets, which will reduce carbon waste.
According to the EU’s guidelines, manufacturers will be required to pass a series of battery durability tests if they can’t supply batteries to consumers for five years. These will guarantee that even after 1,000 complete charge cycles, devices operate at at least 80% of their rated capacity. Additionally, manufacturers will have to guarantee that software updates never reduce battery life.
Apple overtakes Android to pass 50% of smartphones used in US
According to a new market intelligence assessment, the iPhone’s market share in the US reached a record high last quarter, giving it for the first time ever more than 50% of the whole US market.
Apple controls 78% of the market for premium smartphones costing $1,000 or more globally.
Mars Rover Oxygen Experiment
The Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) is a tiny golden box that was carried to Mars by NASA’s robotic Perseverance rover last year.
Since that time, MOXIE has been able to produce oxygen from the sparse Martian air. The scientists behind this device also revealed MOXIE has been performing so effectively that its oxygen output is comparable to the rate of a moderate Earth tree’s output.
This is a historic achievement, and puts us even further towards eventually conquering the Red Planet someday.
Sony Launches Mobile Gaming Platform
Sony recently established a specialized PlayStation mobile gaming division as part of a significant effort to expand beyond consoles. The new division is called the “PlayStation Studios Mobile Division” and will run separately from the console bones business. Sony has also revealed that it has recently acquired Savage Games Studio, a Helsinki-Berlin based developer.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai spotted wearing Pixel Watch
In an in-depth interview with Kara Swisher at the 2022 Code Conference, Sundar Pichai was spotted wearing Google’s Pixel Watch, which is set to be released next month.
Revolutionary 1 TB optical disc might be the future of physical media
Folio Photonics, a startup based in Ohio, United States is working on a new disc storage technology enabling 1TB storage at 5$. The company has announced to ship 10TB storage discs costing 5$ per TB in 2024 and aiming for 1$ per TB in the future. It became possible through use of next-gen materials and modern manufacturing process. At present, the best hard drives cost 25$ per TB.
- Sony launches the Xperia 5 IV
- Lenovo launches new AR glasses that work with iPhones
- Leica Launches a Laser TV called the Cine 1
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