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Qualcomm Snapdragon is taking over the automotive market. Snapdragon “digital chassis” presented

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At the show, Qualcomm announced not only 37 new partners, including BMW, Ford, Audi, Tesla, Volkswagen, Honda, but also unveiled the Snapdragon Digital Chassis prepared for smart cars, as well as assistance systems and cloud services for cars.

A digital chassis is a set of cloud-connected platforms that automakers can use in whole or in part when designing their cars. This includes the Snapdragon Ride Platform for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), LTE and 5G cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, and precision positioning, and the Qualcomm Digital Cockpit platform for creating new multi-screen configurations of various shapes. Qualcomm has more than $ 13 billion in orders for its integrated automotive platforms.

Volvo is one of the companies that has contributed a lot to this amount. It has become one of many automakers to integrate Snapdragon technology into their vehicles. Volvo announced Tuesday that its upcoming all-electric crossover, the Polestar 3, will receive the Qualcomm Digital Cockpit, run Google’s Android OS and come with a host of wireless technologies.

Other customers include Honda and Renault, which have also announced similar products and plans, joining an ever-growing group of companies that will use Snapdragon technology in their electric vehicles.

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Qualcomm Technologies understands the needs of automakers for uniqueness and differentiation, as well as the opportunity to redefine the automotive and transportation business model. The Snapdragon digital chassis allows platforms to continually update with new capabilities after purchasing a vehicle, allowing the automaker to create new features and services to enhance customer engagement.

Nakul Duggal, senior vice president and general manager of the automotive industry at Qualcomm

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Mini PC for those who want to stand out. Chatreey AMR5 offers an unusual design and mode switch

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Mini PC for those who want to stand out Chatreey

On Aliexpress, an unusual type of mini-PC with a fairly powerful processor appeared on sale. The Chatreey AMR5 model is based on the Ryzen 5 5600U, which offers six cores and a Vega 7 GPU.

Mini PC for those who want to stand out.  Chatreey AMR5 offers an unusual design and mode switch

The barebone kit is priced at $415, but you can also buy a PC preloaded with 8GB to 64GB of RAM and a 512GB to 2TB SSD. The top version will cost about $1,150.

The novelty stands out, of course, primarily for its design. Moreover, this very design is still associated with one of the functions of the PC. The ring at the top serves as a mode switch. It appears to toggle Windows power modes: Silent, Balance, and Performance Mode.

Mini PC for those who want to stand out.  Chatreey AMR5 offers an unusual design and mode switch

You can also note support for Wi-Fi 6, backlight, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, USB 3.0 (x4), RJ45 ports and dimensions of 156 x 133 x 71.8 mm.

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Brand new tablet for only $60. Updated Amazon Fire 7 unveiled

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Amazon has quietly updated its budget Fire 7 tablets. To be more precise, the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids have been updated.

Brand new tablet for only $60.  Updated Amazon Fire 7 unveiled

There are no cardinal changes – these are all the same ultra-affordable devices with the appropriate parameters. Since technically the novelties are almost identical, we will talk about them as a single product.

So, the tablet still has a seven-inch screen with a resolution of only 1024 x 600 pixels. This is a very low resolution for 2022, but the price of the tablet is only $60 ($110 for the Kids version).

Brand new tablet for only $60.  Updated Amazon Fire 7 unveiled

It is based on an unnamed 2 GHz quad-core processor, which is 30% faster than the solution in the previous generation of the tablet. RAM has doubled, but it’s only 2 GB. Flash memory is available 16 or 32 GB, since there is a slot for microSD. Also autonomy increased by 40%, and now Amazon promises up to 10 hours of work. From the rest, we can note the appeared USB-C port, a 2 megapixel camera and three colors.

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Apple AirPods Pro ruptured a 12-year-old boy’s eardrums, leaving him disabled. The company was sued

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Apple AirPods Pro ruptured a 12 year old boys eardrums leaving him

Apple is facing legal action over AirPods.

According to sources, the company was sued due to the fact that a 12-year-old child was injured due to the use of Apple headphones. One would think that the headphones exploded, as this sometimes happens, but in this case the reason is completely different.

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The child was watching a movie on Netflix using an iPhone and AirPods Pro. At some point, the Amber Alert system (child abduction alert system) went off. Initially, the headphones worked at a low volume, but the sound of Amber Alert was so loud that it ruptured the child’s eardrums and damaged the cochlea. After the incident, the boy suffered from hearing loss, nausea, dizziness and tinnitus. He is now required to wear a hearing aid.

In fact, this happened back in 2020, but, as is often the case, the general public will learn about such incidents much later.

The lawsuit alleges that Apple is aware of “defective” AirPods that do not mute Amber Alerts. What’s more, Apple also didn’t include a warning about a potential issue that users might encounter.

The lawsuit against Apple seeks damages for the boy and his parents, who are under enormous emotional stress due to the situation. The lawsuit seeks “punitive damages in an amount that will punish defendants for their conduct and deter other technology companies from engaging in such misconduct in the future.”

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