The energy consumption of the Tesla electric truck will be enormous, the CNIL warns you if you plan to travel to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, the Android Auto update will soon arrive in your car, it is the recap of the week.
This week, Elon Musk is still talking about him by dismissing two Twitter employees who had had the nerve to contradict him in public. Good news, testers can finally experience the new interface of Android Auto, which gives hope that the update will soon be deployed for all users. Please note that the CNIL encourages supporters traveling to Qatar not to take their smartphone with them to limit the risk of collecting personal data.
The Android Auto update will arrive in 2023
Announced at the beginning of 2022 by Google, the Coolwalk update is highly anticipated by users. If we will have to wait until 2023 to see it arrive in our cars, Google has finally started to deploy the interface, announced as more dynamic and more modern, in beta version. The testers were therefore able to discover the new home screen, which is much easier to use while driving.
Read: Android Auto: the new, more modern interface is coming soon to your cars
2022 World Cup: the CNIL multiplies recommendations on cybersecurity
If you plan to attend the World Cup in Qatar, we strongly encourage you to follow the recommendations of the CNIL to avoid having your confidential data collected, in particular by the Hayya and Ehteraz applications, imposed by the Qatari government. The CNIL advises travelers in particular to get a disposable phone to avoid having to take their smartphone with them, or to “limit the online connection to services requiring authentication to the strict minimum”
Read: World Cup 2022: the CNIL recommends that supporters bring a disposable phone to Qatar
Illegal e-bike unlocking kits for sale on Amazon
If unclamping kits for electric bikes are multiplying, they remain totally illegal to this day. However, sales of the latter are constantly increasing, especially on Amazon, which does not hesitate to market the products of third-party sellers. To clear itself of any responsibility, the company explains that “third-party sellers are independent businesses and are required to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and Amazon policies when listing items for sale in our store“.
Read: Amazon sells illegal kits to unleash electric bikes and draws the wrath of European countries
Twitter: better avoid upsetting Elon Musk…
Eric Frohnhoefer and Ben Leib, two Twitter employees, may regret having contradicted Elon Musk. Indeed, after declaring in a tweet that one of the statements of the new CEO of the social network was false, the two colleagues were quickly fired. If the billionaire defends freedom of expression, the fact remains that it does not seem appreciated to be corrected in public.
Read: Elon Musk is contradicted by two employees in public on Twitter, he fires them on the spot
The Tesla Semi will consume too much energy
As Tesla tackles the world of road transport with the arrival of its Tesla Semi, the figures concerning the energy consumption of this future electric truck are scary. Indeed, according to the National Grid Plc, the charging areas that will allow the Tesla Semi to drive for around 800 kilometers could consume as much as a small town, while the charging stations will consume as much as a sports stadium.
Read: Tesla Semi: charging stations for electric trucks will consume as much as a small town
Our tests of the week
Volkswagen ID. Buzz: easy to fall for this 100% electric combi
Before even testing the Volkswagen ID. Buzz, we were won over by its particularly successful style and the interior of the vehicle, which multiplies the practical aspects. Once on the road, it is important to note that autonomy on the highway is largely perfectible, as are the driving aids. We regret that there are so many plastic materials but we love the Park Assist Plus.
Read: Volkswagen ID test drive. Buzz: should you fall for the 100% electric combi 2.0?
GeForce RTX 4080: Nvidia offers an ultra-powerful high-end graphics card
Whether you want to play or work, the GeForce RTX 4080 should seduce you with its power and controlled consumption. With its beautiful design, the new high-end graphics card also scores points thanks to the support for ray-tracing and its DLSS 3.0 technology. During our test, we were delighted to find that the GeForce RTX 4080 is very quiet and manages the temperature perfectly. Note, however, that it will not be of much use to you if you play in full HD or 1440p.
Read: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 review: a powerful graphics card with full control
ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal: a smartphone inspired by the objects of the saga
Asus customizes its intermediate ROG Phone 6 and offers a Diablo Immortal Edition version which is inspired by the large objects of the license games. Cube Horadric, Stone-World, Shield of Serenity, portrait of the Lord of Terror, something to delight fans of the saga. On the technical sheet and performance side, this smartphone is a perfect copy of the standard Rog Phone 6. For 1329 euros, Diablo fans could be tempted by this beautiful collector’s item.
Read: Getting started with the ROG Phone 6 Diablo Immortal: Asus’ most diabolical smartphone