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Tesla owners report heating failure during extreme cold

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According to reports from electric vehicle owners in Tesla, at heat pumps are failing and leaving drivers and passengers in uncomfortable situations. The problem can even cause extremely dangerous situations for consumers who live in extremely cold places like Canada.

In recent days, the cold has been below -30°C in several regions in Canada and the northern United States. That’s why the problem with the heat pump can be so dangerous, even more so that some have already failed at temperatures below -15°C.

Several Tesla model owners reported problems with the heating system, something that was already happening in 2021. According to Canadian Jimmy Yeung, owner of a Model Y, fixing the problem cost more than $4,000. 22,000 at current quotation) — the value refers to work performed outside the warranty period.

“Our Model Y could have killed my family today when the heat stopped working at -40C. We were an hour away from any service. Fortunately, we had family members in a vehicle that I could put my 2 children under 3 years old in. quickly,” user Tyler Selvig tweeted.

“One day, when it was -12°C in the cabin, I was shaking and it seems that the only solution was to stop by the side of the road. At worst, I might have to start looking for another vehicle,” said Model 3 owner Kelly Gibbons.

What’s happening?

Apparently the problem is only happening on vehicles Model 3 and Model Y, as both are manufactured with dedicated heat pumps in order to reduce battery consumption. A consumer in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, said that the car’s heating failed and put his family at risk because of the low temperatures.

Tesla owners report heating failure during extreme coldSource: unsplash

This Wednesday (12), Tesla began releasing an internal update for employee cars. According to rumors, the update is already testing fixes to fix the glitches that cause the heat pump to malfunction during extremely cold temperatures.

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Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series 2 Smartwatches ‘Vintage’

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Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series

Apple has added three models of iMacs to its list of obsolete products: a 21.5-inch screen from 2013, a 21.5-inch screen from 2014, and a 27-inch Retina 5K screen also from 2014.

Apple Declares 2013 and 2014 iMacs Obsolete and Watch Series 2 Smartwatches 'Vintage'

Apple typically deprecates products seven years after they were released, so it’s no surprise that the 2013 and 2014 iMacs are on the list.

As for smart watches Apple Watch Series 2, they are recognized as “vintage”. This category usually includes devices that have been released for five years. There may be problems with the official repair of the aforementioned iMacs.

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There are almost 1 billion 5G users. Ericsson report shows that operators often ask for more money for such tariffs.

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There are almost 1 billion 5G users Ericsson report shows

According to a report by Ericsson cited by The Verge, by the end of this year, the number of 5G subscribers in the world will reach 1 billion.

Of course, this is far from the performance of 4G networks, which are now used by about 5 billion people, but still this is a fairly significant part of the market.

There are almost 1 billion 5G users. Ericsson report shows that operators often ask for more money for such tariffs.

Of course, 5G adoption is far from uneven. In North America, about 35% of subscribers will use 5G networks by the end of this year.

At the same time, the report indicates that operators often ask for more money for the higher speeds offered by new networks. Dividing into corresponding tariffs is popular among operators in Western Europe, but overall, 25% of operators worldwide charge extra for 5G. And the average markup is 40%.

Ericsson believes that, unfortunately, this trend will continue for several more years, as operators need to compensate for the costs of developing a new network.

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Is Apple Helping the Chinese Government Fight Protests? The company cut the AirDrop function in the Middle Kingdom

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The history of protests in China is overgrown with new interesting details related to IT companies.

Is Apple Helping the Chinese Government Fight Protests?  The company cut the AirDrop function in the Middle Kingdom

Just weeks before the protests began, Apple reportedly made a major change to how AirDrop works, and only in China. After updating to iOS 16.1.1, AirDrop in the mode of receiving messages from everyone became possible only for 10 minutes, after which AirDrop simply turns off. In normal mode, AirDrop has no time limit, as there is none now and all over the world outside of China.

The fact is that AirDrop is one of the ways protesters communicate, and not only in China. AirDrop works locally in smartphone-to-smartphone mode, without relying on external networks, so it cannot simply be blocked or read data. But in this case, for some reason, Apple decided to seriously change the function, although it did not turn it off completely.

The CNBC resource also notes that the corresponding update was released a month after Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected for a third term.

Recall that Huawei smartphones have been noticed that they automatically delete videos that depict events related to protests in China.

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