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🪛 Apple will allow its customers to purchase their own parts. For now only with iPhone 12 and 13 and some Macs with the M1 in the future. No iPad or Apple Watch. And they’ll put “200 items” between them Monitors, batteries, cameras, etc.. They will also post repair manuals, which are very helpful.
👉 This is clearly due to pressure from existing and looming laws to reform laws. It’s an interesting first step, and dates for global expansion and parts prices remain to be seen.
🧑🚒 Firefighters have a new electric car fire hose. A large metal nozzle thrown under the car gets engulfed in flames and distributes water through the batteries evenly. Hope to know Reduces more than 90% of a liter of water Necessary to put out a fire than conventional hoses.
👉 They estimated that 1,000-1,500 liters of water would be enough now, compared to the 130,000 liters I spent to put out a Tesla car fire a few months ago.
🎬 Microsoft announces a new media file player. It’s available for advanced users of Windows 11. It’s simply called “Media Player”, although the old “Windows Media Player” will still be available for now. It has a beautiful design, but they did not give details about the codecs.
🎧 Spotify launches its paid podcast service. May creators Charge a specific fee For listeners to listen to specific episodes or seasons, similar to other platforms like Apple, iVoox or Podimo. Spotify will not be left with the payment cut off. – We’ll see what happens with the ads.
👉 Tides surrender and throw Free plan with ads.
💳 Amazon will ban credit visas in the UK Due to increased transaction costs charged by the payment processor As of January 2022. It is a general negotiation with the respective consumers, which should not have repercussions.
The real reason seems to be that Amazon UK is headquartered in LuxembourgAnd every time Brits buy there is a foreign purchase fee.
🎥 Production company Pulp Fiction says Tarantino cannot sell NFTs. The director wanted the separate film footage to be auctioned off at several tokens. Miramax who are the owners of the film and its distribution rights, They have filed a lawsuit to avoid selling.
📺 Vizio makes more money from advertising on TVs than from selling the TVs themselves. The company operates with ridiculously small margins in a sector that is already famous for this thing. Specifically, the benefits were in the last quarter $57 million in ads and 26 million for televisions.
👉 the The calculation is simple: They sold 1.4 million TVs at a profit margin for their advertising department of 67% and for devices at 5%. This is true for all manufacturers, but Vizio started releasing generics recently, divisions of Samsung, LG, Sony, etc. They don’t give much detail.
🐭 Disney voice readers on TikTok do not speak certain words. Which is understandable to avoid uttering bad words, but being Disney, they blocked the sound of Rocket Racoon, C3PO, etc. Can’t pronounce “lesbian” or “gay”. Users quickly found an alternative.
🔭 NASA discovers and fixes the error of the Hubble program. Engineers believe that the transmitted correction will prevent the orbiting telescope from entering safe mode when a series of commands get out of sync between its components. They added guarantees So that the processes do not overflow. Cross our fingers.
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