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So this is why Microsoft still uses AA batteries even in its next-gen console gamepads.

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While Sony, creating the PlayStation 5, very seriously revised the DualSense controller, Microsoft not only practically did not change its gamepad, but even left it without a built-in battery, retaining power from conventional AA cells.

Back in the spring, the company announced that it had made such a decision after consulting with gamers. Allegedly, a lot of Xbox users really want this format to be preserved, moreover, according to Microsoft, it gives more freedom.

However, it is possible that this decision of the company has another reason, connected not with gamers, but with money.

In an interview with Stealth Optional, Duracell’s marketing manager Luke Anderson appears to have accidentally or deliberately revealed the real reason Microsoft is still holding on to AA batteries.

This partnership with Duracell and Xbox has always been. This is an ongoing agreement between Duracell and Microsoft. The deal is with OEMs to supply rechargeable batteries for Xbox consoles, as well as controller batteries. So this deal will be valid for a while. It has been in effect for a while now and I think it should continue for a while.

That is, to all appearances, Microsoft has long ago entered into some kind of major deal with Duracell, which it still cannot refuse. Therefore, in the next generation consoles, which use ultra-fast SSDs, hardware accelerated ray tracing and other modern technologies, there was no place for a gamepad with a normal rechargeable battery.

True, Microsoft has already managed to answer this, but did not refute the words of a Duracell representative. The company only repeated that it gives users a choice with its approach.

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Tesla wants to update Model 3, but primarily to reduce production costs

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Tesla wants to update Model 3 but primarily to reduce

Tesla is going to significantly change its bestseller Model 3. But we are talking about classic restyling.

Tesla wants to update Model 3, but primarily to reduce production costs

The project, codenamed Highland, is designed primarily to reduce manufacturing costs, but at the same time, Tesla also wants to focus on features that consumers love.

As one of the directions, the Reuters resource calls the reduction in the number of components and the complexity of the interior of the Model 3. Changes in the design may also take place, but there is no exact data yet. Recall that the Model 3 has been in production for five years, and automakers usually resort to restyling or at least facelift even earlier.

The updated Model 3 will be produced in Shanghai from the third quarter of 2023. Also, production can be established in California.

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For iPhone 15, Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors, which have no analogues on the market

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For iPhone 15 Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors

Sony will supply its state-of-the-art image sensors to Apple, which will be used in the iPhone 15 line of smartphones.

For iPhone 15, Apple will purchase the latest Sony sensors, which have no analogues on the market

The new Sony Semiconductor Solutions sensor has roughly doubled the saturation signal per pixel compared to conventional image sensors. This matches the description of the new technology that Sony talked about last year.

This is the industry’s first multi-layer CMOS sensor. While the photodiodes and pixel transistors of conventional CMOS sensors are formed in the same layer, they are in different layers in the new sensor. This allows you to expand the dynamic range, increase the photosensitivity and reduce the noise level.

Apparently, this technology has not yet found application in any of Sony’s sensors. Whether Apple will be the first to receive such sensors is unknown. It is also unclear whether they will be used in all iPhone 15 or only in older models. Given the trends of recent years, as well as all the rumors about Apple’s intention to separate younger and older iPhones more strongly, it is likely that only older models will get new sensors, or even exclusively iPhone 15 Ultra.

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Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

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Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers but it

In the latest beta version of the Telegram mobile client for Android, there was a mention of anonymous virtual phone numbers that can be bought. They will be on sale on the Fragment site, but the exact launch date has not yet been given.

Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

These numbers will begin with the code +888, and it will be impossible to call them. They are designed specifically to work with Telegram and are used to receive confirmation codes. It is not yet reported whether there will be rooms with a different code.

The price, terms of sale or other data about the system are also not reported. However, it is possible that the scheme will work the same way as with nicknames that are already sold on Fragment.

Note that the site has already found the most expensive nickname – @news. They paid $1.76 million for it. The name of the buyer is not disclosed.

Telegram will receive support for paid phone numbers, but it will be impossible to call them

Recently, Telegram added a decryption of “circles”, new emojis and other features, as well as improved the application for iOS.

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