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Baidu plans to build electric vehicles at Geely plant

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Chinese internet giant Baidu is planning to set up a smart electric car company, using factories owned by automaker Geely. This was reported by Reuters, citing two informants familiar with the matter. According to them, Baidu will receive a controlling stake and absolute voting rights in the new company.

Sources said the venture is upgrading some of Geely’s existing manufacturing facilities to build vehicles that will use Baidu’s software and Geely’s engineering know-how.

The companies are in talks to leverage Geely’s Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform for electric vehicles.

Baidu, which develops self-driving technology and internet connectivity infrastructure, is considering building its own electric vehicles in December. Then, in addition to Geely, two more Chinese companies were named among the automakers with whom Baidu held preliminary negotiations on the creation of a joint venture.

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Apple releases first update for MagSafe Duo charging station

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Apple releases first update for MagSafe Duo charging station

Apple has released a software update for the MagSafe Duo charging station.

Apple releases first update for MagSafe Duo charging station

While Apple frequently releases firmware updates for most of its hardware, this is the first release since the MagSafe Duo officially debuted in 2020.

It’s not yet clear exactly what the firmware update does, as Apple hasn’t provided any release notes, but the latest firmware usually includes performance and security improvements, as well as increased compatibility with other devices.

The charging station will update automatically when it is in use and connected to the mains.

MagSafe Duo lets you charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time and costs $129 in the US.

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Get your tinfoil hats out: how much more Windows 11 “spy” compared to older Microsoft OS

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Get your tinfoil hats out how much more Windows 11

Many have heard claims that Windows 11 is heavily “spying” on users. As a recent YouTube video on The PC Security Channel shows, Windows 11 does send massive amounts of data to its own and third-party servers.

Get your tinfoil hats out: how much more Windows 11

Worst of all, the OS does this before the user even installs or opens their first app. The author of the channel used the Wireshark application to analyze network activity on two “clean” versions of Windows.

The first was the brand new Windows 11, and the second was the good old Windows XP. A quick analysis revealed that Windows 11 connects to many third-party servers and services, most of which do nothing but track for ads. And it’s worth noting that all of these actions take place on every Windows 11 computer out of the box, without prompting the user and before he tries to use the Internet.

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Xiaomi 13 Lite with an “island”: European prices, options and release dates

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Xiaomi 13 Lite with an island European prices options and

Xiaomi is just getting ready for a big international presentation, where the flagship Xiaomi 13 Lite with a Leica camera will become the main highlight of the program. Meanwhile, information about another interesting model of the series appeared on the network – the Xiaomi 13 Lite smartphone.

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Xiaomi Civi 2. Illustration: Xiaomi

Details and unofficial renderings were shared by network whistleblower billbil_kun, who previously celebrated predictions that came true in various areas, including the appearance of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and the Microsoft-Bethesda collaboration.

So, the Xiaomi 13 Lite smartphone should become the international version of the Chinese Xiaomi Civi 2. According to the source, the most affordable model in the Xiaomi series will debut on the international market at the same time as Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro at a presentation in Barcelona. At the same time, pre-orders will open only on March 8.

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Illustration: billbil_kun

Presumably, the price of Xiaomi 13 Lite for Europe will be 549 euros for the version with 256 GB of flash memory. A 128 GB version is also expected, but the price is still unknown. It is also noted that there will be two color options, like Xiaomi 13 Pro.

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