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Google Pixel 6 Pro back camera Close-up with red tree in the background

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⚡ Welcome Weekly authorityThe Android authority Newsletter that breaks the best Android and tech news of the week. Here’s the 189th edition, with Google’s Pixel self-repair program, the first official appearance of the OnePlus’ Nord N20 and 2022 BAFTA Games award winners.

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This week’s popular news





  • Motorola already has another Moto G Stylus with 5G, performance and screen enhancements, same BF battery and camera.




Movies / TV:

  • Eater Warning: The breakup was aired on Friday, and although Apple has confirmed a second season, there is still no release date, so we’ll have to wait a little longer to see what happens after that killer twist – meanwhile, Mashable Severance has an interesting list of foods, ranked.
  • Morbius had $ 84 million in its opening weekend, but critics hated it.
  • Meanwhile, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opened at ভ 6.3 million in previews on Thursday.
  • Mandalarian creator and David Attenborough teamed up for the Apple TV Plus Dino epic prehistoric planet.
  • Plex Discover has just solved the biggest streaming problem, allowing you to combine all your streaming subscriptions in one place, and it’s now free for everyone. But did it just kill the streaming media box?
  • And if you’ve already missed Severance, check out our selection of this week’s best new streaming TV shows, including season two of Tokyo Voice and The Hardy Boys.
  • Check out the trailer for Netflix’s first Nigerian original series, Blood Sisters, a four-part crime thriller coming to the May 5 streaming service.
  • Speaking of trailers, here’s a Season 2 trailer for Netflix’s Russian Doll, and things are getting weirder.
  • Finally: this week (April 8) 32 years ago, Twin Picks premiered on ABC.


  • Epic has launched Unreal Engine 5, the engine behind the Matrix Demo.
  • In other words, Epic’s new realityscan app can create 3D models from photos of smartphones that can then be brought into a game or project.
  • Ron Gilbert has confirmed the return to Monkey Island, with the idea expected to come later this year.
  • Valve plans to ramp up steam deck shipments, send more order emails per week, and send “sometimes” twice per week.
  • And Fortnite has raised $ 144 million for relief in Ukraine.
  • Meanwhile, the classic Doom looks amazing with ray tracing, adding real-time path tracing to the game’s predominant source port, with current support for the first three episodes of the classic 1993 shooter.
  • And it was a great night at the PlayStation 2022 BAFTA Games Awards, with a total of six PS-exclusive wins: Housemarque’s PS5 Exclusive Return won Best Game, Best Music, and Best Performer (Jane Perry) and Audio. Other winners include Ratchet and Clank: In addition to prizes for animation and technological achievement, it took two, No Man’s Sky, Forza Horizon 5 and Unpacking, which won Best Narrative and EE Games of the Year.
  • Also, Mario Golf will join the Nintendo Switch online, closing April 15th.
  • Here is the trailer for the first expansion of Back 4 Blood, Tunnel of Terror, featuring underground hives, three new monster types, and two new playable cleaner characters, landing April 12.
  • Finally this week: This year’s new need for speed is now known only to the current generation.


Realme GT2 Pro on a table showing the back panel

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  • Realme GT 2 Pro Review: A Winning Combo of Style and Material – “A Freshly Designed and Freshly Affordable Flagship-Tire Phone.”
  • Apple iPhone SE (2022) Review: The mind is willing, but the body is weak – “The most affordable way to get iOS in your pocket is to start feeling extremely dated.”
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus Review: Among the Galaxy’s best buds – Spotify integration, greater battery life, Qi wireless charging functionality and improved mic quality, these are a must-buy.
  • Nvidia Shield TV Review (2019 Edition): Best Android TV Box, Again – “A No-Brainer for Netflix Bingers or Gamers: Better, cheaper, more powerful and easier to use.”
  • Fitbit Luxe Review: Form Over Function – “At $ 150, Fitbit runs a tough bargain for this feature set.”


Weekly Surprise

Turkish Atlas Obscura

As I mentioned earlier, the investment in AI has more than doubled – which reminds me of a strange story I read. Smithsonian About a kind of artificial intelligence from history. In the 70’s – in the 1770’s, a European inventor named Wolfgang von Kempelin showed his latest creation: a robotic chess player.

Officially known as “The Automaton Chess Player”, the machine later became known as “Mechanical Turk” or “The Turk”. Turki looked like a mechanic wearing a dress and turban, covered with a chessboard on top of a wooden cabinet, and was designed to play chess against enough to challenge him.

Mechanical turkey

The instrument toured Europe and defeated Benjamin Franklin before coming to America in April 1826. More than a hundred people gathered in New York to watch the unveiling. From New York Evening Post: “Nothing of this nature has been seen in this city, which would bear the smallest comparison with it.

  • Not only were people curious about how the machine worked, but mainly because of its advent in the middle of the Industrial Revolution, questions began to be asked about what kind of machines could be capable of working and how many people could work. Or function they may replace in the future.
  • There was Turkish Really Chess responds well to unpredictable moves and human behavior, so that it “operates autonomously, guided by its own logic and reasoning.”
  • Try and cheat and the turkey will only bring the chess piece back to its previous position. Multiple attempts have seen him swipe his hand over the board, the pieces flying.

Despite the skills of the Turks, or perhaps because of them, most people did not believe it was a real machine. Automaton was nothing new then. Mechanical animals, such as the “digesting duck,” which pulls out knives after feeding, are already attracting crowds to events.

Turkish arm

Work inside the Turkish arm.

A young Edgar Allan Poe, inspired by The Turk in 1836, wrote the article “Melzel’s Chess Player”, which indicated that the machine would win every time if it were a “pure machine”. Others, such as the British writer Philip Thickness, were vocal about deception.

It turned out that Poe was fine … OK, somehow. He at first thought that a small man or a young boy had crawled on the body of the turkey, managing it from the inside.

The Museum of Hoaxes reveals the truth:

“A sliding panel and a rotating chair allow the automaton operator to hide when the inside of the machine is exposed. The operator then controls the turkey via a ‘pantograph’ device which synchronizes his hand movements with the wooden turkeys. The magnetic chess pieces let him know which pieces were being removed from the board above his head. “

But why is it so interesting to us today? Well, that was probably one of the first steps towards AI in 1819, when Charles Babbage watched the Turkish game when it toured England. Three years later, he went to work on the Difference Engine, an instrument that automatically calculates and tables mathematical functions.

And Turkey? Sadly it was forgotten in the Chinese Museum in Philadelphia in the 1850s and was destroyed by fire in 1854.

Technology Calendar

  • April 11: Vivo X Fold Unveiling (China Only)
  • April 20: Meta Quest Gaming Showcase @ 10 AM PT
  • May 9-11: Qualcomm 5G Summit (San Diego)
  • May 11-12: Google I / O 2022
  • June 6-10: Apple WWDC 2022

Tech tweets of the week

One hundred people are part of the federal class action lawsuit against Burger King for misrepresenting burger size by 35%.

Paula Bitton, copy editor.

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