In this last week of August, most high-tech companies are on a war footing to present their new products for the start of the school year. Be aware that Covid-19 requires, the big German show, the IFA, clearly plays a low profile and the announcements should not necessarily follow the initial agenda. However, we will naturally keep you informed of the next products in preparation.
On the news side, we have retained the arrival of the new Android Auto with new applications and the court decision which authorizes Nokia to block sales of Mercedes vehicles. BlackBerry could return to the mobility market again in 2021 under the umbrella of OnwardMobility. We also invite you to discover how Apple is cutting back on the cost of components to offset that of 5G. Finally, we thank you for your interest in our consumer news, three of which (vacuum cleaner, tablet and TV) are in the Top 10 of the past week.
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Mercedes is under threat of a ban on selling its own vehicles following a court ruling. Finnish OEM Nokia accuses the manufacturer of infringing its patents on mobile connectivity. Read the rest of the article
Android Auto, Google's automotive OS, welcomes new applications. On the menu: a more functional appointment diary, the search for charging stations, parking spaces, and Sygic, a GPS application. Read the rest of the article
Microsoft took advantage of the Hot Chips conference to hold a conference on the hardware specifics of its Xbox Series X. The opportunity to learn a little more about its architecture, but also about the high cost of its components. Read the rest of the article
Buying a quality 65-inch screen without emptying your wallet is possible. The proof with the KD-65XG9505, a Sony LCD VA panel rated 4 stars during its test by our TV team, currently sold for € 1,200. Read the rest of the article
After an explosion of Tesla on the stock market, Elon Musk, the whimsical boss of the automaker, rose to 4th place in the ranking of the world's greatest fortunes. Another sign of the excellent health of the technology sector. Read the rest of the article
According to the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple has made the decision to save on certain components of the future iPhone 12 to absorb part of the additional cost linked to 5G. Food would be the most affected part. Read the rest of the article
BlackBerry gone? Not really. If TCL no longer produces the firm's smartphones, it will come back under the aegis of OnwardMobility, a Texas company. A return to center stage is expected in 2021 with a 5G phone. Read the rest of the article
The market for stick vacuum cleaners is largely dominated by Dyson and its sometimes prohibitive prices, but it is not impossible to find a few products that stand out in terms of quality / price ratio. The proof with Candy's CAS10. Read the rest of the article
Photo competitions don't stop in summer. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich (UK) invites you to observe the spectacular photos of the astrophography competition. Star lovers, you are served. Read the rest of the article
Because it's not just iPads in life, we've put together a comparison listing the 28 touchscreen tablets passed through our lab. What to see more clearly in a market where there is something for all tastes and all budgets. Read the rest of the article