A Waze bug troubled Israeli motorists this summer, Elon Musk pledged to donate billions to end world hunger, drag’n drop should be back on Windows 11 soon, that’s the recap of the week.
In this recap of the day, we tell you why Waze lost its sense of direction this summer in Israel and which Xiaomi models are already compatible with the beta of Android 12. A debrief that brings its share of hope and good news with the return of drag’n drop to the Windows 11 taskbar and especially the promise of a better world with the commitment of Elon Musk to give $ 6 billion to eradicate hunger in the world . A week full of tests too: smartphones, laptops and processors, we tell you everything!
Waze had little steering troubles
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a big Waze bug this summer in Israel. Indeed, the country has implemented particularly strict traffic measures since the start of the crisis, and the GPS application has paid the price. Waze’s highly developed algorithm no longer calculated the best route in real time, but on the contrary, users were redirected to destinations miles away from the given address. Waze CEO Guy Berkowitz said “The coronavirus has put us in a situation where we have to reinvent our algorithm due to recent significant increases in road traffic ».
Read: Waze has ‘gone mad’, GPS directs users on the wrong path
Elon Musk wants to end hunger in the world
David Beasley, director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), told CNN that some ultra-rich have the power to eradicate world hunger. Indeed, the numbers reveal that Elon Musk would have this power with only 2% of his fortune. The latter was quick to respond and said he was ready to donate $ 6 billion, provided he knew the WFP’s strategy and the action plan was detailed in open source on Twitter so that spending was transparent to the government. public.
Read: Elon Musk pledges $ 6 billion to end world hunger
Squid Game series endangers the work of a streamer of the same name
Streamer Lydia Ellery has been calling herself Squid Game for over 11 years on the networks. Unfortunately, the arrival of the namesake series did not work in its favor. Indeed, our colleagues from the BBC report that the young woman continues to lose contracts and professional opportunities and even receives threats and hate messages from fans of Squid Game. Some of them, convinced that Lydia is profiting from the success of the Korean series, have even tried to hack her accounts on several occasions. The young woman would consider changing her name, despite the work done on the referencing of her content on Google over the past decade.
Read: This Twitch Streamer Called “Squid Game” Loses Job Due To Netflix Series
The drag’n drop back to the Windows 11 taskbar
Even if Windows 11 is very close to Windows 10, some features have disappeared, especially in the Taskbar: it is no longer possible to resize it, nor to move it, and the drag and drop which allows to drop applications or files on the bar was also deleted. That being said, according to the Deskmodder site, Microsoft is currently working on the reintegration of this last feature and the drag’n drop could therefore be back in the stable version of the OS before the standalone 2022.
Read: the taskbar of Windows 11 will find an essential function
60 Xiaomi devices already compatible with Android 12
We now know everything about Android 12 and the new Material You interface. In our news, we take stock of all the Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco models being tested under Android 12 and we also list the terminals that will unfortunately not benefit from the new version of the Google OS.
Read: Android 12, here is the list of the 60 Xiaomi smartphones already compatible with the beta
Our tests of the week
The Xiaomi 11T Pro won us over
Already available on the manufacturer’s website, the Xiaomi 11T Pro is sold from € 669.90 for 128GB of storage, in three colors: Celestial Blue, Lunar White or Comet Gray. The photo part is not 100% convincing and the back of the smartphone is very messy, but the 11T Pro stands out with excellent battery life and impressive fast charging. We also appreciate the rather surprising performance for this price, and the very well calibrated 120Hz OLED screen.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE does not keep all of its promises
Despite a nice design and an appreciable size, Samsung makes too many concessions for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE to be a convincing product. Indeed, the LCD screen at only 60 Hz is poorly calibrated, the processor is not up to par, the keyboard is sold separately and the charger supplied in the box is only 15 Watts. The autonomy is acceptable, but not exceptional and the photo part is anecdotal. This FE version, for Fan Edition, suffers too many compromises compared to the Tab S7 + version and the sacrifices are too important to make it a good quality / price ratio.
Huawei refines its formula with the MateBook 14s
With the MateBook 14s, Huawei offers a laptop PC with a very clean and professional design. We particularly like the sound of the speakers and the 2.5K screen at 90Hz, which is very pleasant to use. The MateBook 14s has a 14-inch display and both available editions come with a Core i7-11370H processor and 16GB of RAM. Price side, we have the choice between an edition of 512 GB at 1349.99 € or an edition of 1 TB of storage for 200 euros more. We were disappointed with the autonomy and the webcam.
Despite serious advantages, the Honor 50 leaves us a little hungry
Honor offers here a smartphone with a light design and easy to handle, with a well calibrated and bright screen, good battery life and very good fast charging. The performance of the Honor 50 is rather good, but remains insufficient for the game. The photo experience is average beyond the main 108MP sensor, and you can find better for less with the competition. The Honor 50 is a smartphone positioned on the mid-range, sold from 549 euros. Good news, the new phone integrates all Google services.
New Alder Lake processors (12th generation Core) send heavy loads
The new Alder Lake processors from Intel finally arrive on the market, with their new architecture called hybrid. During our test, we really appreciated the performance of this new generation, but also the low consumption in play and the energy efficiency. There is nevertheless a condition to access excellent levels of performance: you will necessarily need a new generation motherboard, with a Z690 chipset and an LGA 1700 socket, but also DDR5 memory.