Nothing’s Next TWS EarbudsNew Sub-Brand Overview
Nothing is barely a year old in the market and has few products available to the consumers but it seems the company is ready to take the sub-brand route already. According to news reports, nothing is planning to launch new audio products under a new brand called Particles by XO. This name has been trademarked in the US and the first product is likely to be TWS earbuds as the listing has been done under the category of headphones and earphones.It is possible that nothing wants to build a parallel brand in the market that caters to the needs of regular needs, who are not really keen on the unique transparent designs the parent company offers with its products.Further details provided through the firmware from Nothing suggests the Particles by XO product will have a similar design to the Sony Link Buds which seem to be the go-to design for the latest audio wearable products.
Nothing’s New Sub-Brand Would Be Called ‘XO
Nothing has always focused on releasing products with unique designs, and the Ear (Stick) TWS earbuds are a perfect example. The earbuds have a lipstick-like casing, which makes them easy to fit into pockets, and their design has garnered a lot of attention. It’s likely that Particles by XO will follow a similar approach with their TWS earbuds, offering a product that not only performs well but also stands out in terms of design.
While it’s not clear when the Particles by XO TWS earbuds will be released, it’s expected to be soon, potentially in the US market. With the design already leaked, it’s likely that we’ll hear more about the earbuds in the near future. It will be interesting to see how the sub-brand differentiates itself from nothing and what kind of products it’ll release in the future.
IPhone SE 4 Would Get Cancel or Postpone By Apple Overview
The current iPhone 14 Pro series of smartphones is doing well for Apple, judging by the limited stock availability and generally favorable reviews. But the regular iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus may not be doing quite as well. And it’s because of this that a highly reliable Apple commentator, Ming-Chi Kuo from TFI Securities, has just predicted that the iPhone SE fourth-generation is being canceled or, at the very least, postponed.
Over the past few months, we’ve been hearing rumors about the next-generation iPhone SE – Apple’s entry-level smartphone. However, it seems that the launch of the iPhone SE 4 is far from happening, and now analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reported that Apple is even considering canceling or at least delaying the mass production of the new device until 2024.
Apple may delay or even cancel iPhone SE 4 production
According to Kuo on Twitter, Apple “will likely cancel or postpone the mass production plan for the 2024 iPhone SE 4.” The analyst claims that the reasons include low demand for entry-level and mid-range iPhone models, such as the current 3rd generation iPhone SE, iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 14 Plus.According to multiple reports, Apple has been struggling with sales of these iPhone models since they aren’t as appealing as competing devices in the same price range. This year, the iPhone 14 Pro models are the ones with the highest demand, even in the face of the supply constrains that have been affecting the Pro lineup.
But that’s not the only reason why Apple would be considering canceling its plans to launch a new iPhone SE. Kuo also said on Twitter that upgrading the device with full-screen design will result in a significant increase in production costs. The current iPhone SE model is still based on the same design as the iPhone 8, which has a 4.7-inch LCD panel with a Home button and Touch ID.
OnePlus 11 & OnePlus Buds Pro 2 Overview
OnePlus has confirmed the launch of the new OnePlus 11 flagship smartphone and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 headphones. The event is called the OnePlus Cloud 11 Launch Event and will take place on February 7, 2023 in New Delhi. Along with the presentation, the start of sales of new products will not take place. You will then have to wait “2-3 weeks”. For comparison, this year the company introduced the OnePlus 10 Pro model in January. Initially, the smartphone could be purchased only in the domestic market, and it reached global sales only in March.
OnePlus Buds Pro 2 Design Confirmed
We can see a semi-in-ear design with a compact pebble-shaped charging case. There are a few differences, though. The OnePlus Buds Pro 2 is seen with bigger mics and comes in a new Arbor Green color. We can expect some more new color options for the new Buds Pro 2. There’s also the glossy finish taken from the predecessor. The earbuds also feature the Dynaudio logo, hinting at a possible collab between OnePlus and Dynaudio for better audio quality. Check it out below.
Given that OnePlus China has showcased the forthcoming OnePlus Buds Pro 2, there are chances that the TWS might launch in China first, followed by a launch in India and other global markets. It remains to be seen what OnePlus is planning to do. Meanwhile, the OnePlus 11 will come with Hasselblad-backed cameras, the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, an alert slider, and more. It is also expected to sport a QHD+ AMOLED 120Hz display, 100W fast charging, and Android-13-based OxygenOS 13.We should get more confirmed details regarding OnePlus’ first launch event of 2023. So, stay tuned to this space.
Intel Brings 2X Performance Driver Update Overview
Intel came up with a new driver update for its recently launched Arc-series desktop graphics cards, and this update brings around a 2X performance boost in multiple DirectX 9 games.The company launched its first desktop GPU series earlier this year, and now, to make an impact on its popularity, the company has rolled out huge improvements with its latest update, so let’s discuss all details about it.
- Arc Control may not start automatically after reboot.
- Arc Control may not show up in Add or Remove programs list after the update.
- Arc Control may incorrectly show Studio Capture as active when putting the system to sleep while recording
- Resetting Arc Control to application defaults may not reset global “Tearing Migration” modes to default
- Some Arc Control Telemetry metrics may not align with 3rd party applications or built-in OS functions
- Hot-plugging a secondary display with Arc Control invoked may cause Arc Control to be unresponsive.
- Hot-plugging a display with Arc Control Studio Capture audio device set to display audio may cause an error when attempting to capture or broadcast.
- Hot-plugging peripheral devices, such as cameras, microphones, or displays, while Arc Control is open may cause Arc Control to become unresponsive.
- New Game Sorting
- UI Changes
- Auto Game Highlights supported games list shown in the right tab
Intel Brings 2X Performance Boost
Being optimized for modern API such as DirectX 12 and Vulkan, the Arc-series of graphics cards have always struggled with older APIs, such as DX11, DX10, and DX9. One solution for this was to run these older APIs through DXVK, a Vulkan based translation layer, which helps improve performance. It seems Intel is likely using such translation layer to improve performance in older titles.
Apple’s Emergency SOS via Satellite Overview
Apple’s groundbreaking safety service Emergency SOS via satellite is available starting today for customers in France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK. Available on all iPhone 14 models, the innovative technology enables users to message with emergency services while outside of cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. Additionally, if users want to reassure friends and family of their whereabouts while traveling in an area with no cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, they can now open the Find My app and share their location via satellite
Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Is Now Available In UK, France, Germany, & Ireland
Apple’s consumers from the foremost European countries, such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Ireland, will be able to take advantage of this feature, and also, they don’t have to pay for it as it is free for the next two years. But this new feature requires iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max running on iOS 16.1 or later, and with that, users will be able to connect with emergency services via satellite connectivity. The European Emergency Number Association’s CEO, Gary Machado, also showed excitement by saying, “Emergency SOS via satellite makes emergency communications over satellite more accessible, which is very exciting.”
This feature aims to help in situations where the user is in a certain area where no cellular or Wi-Fi connection is available to connect with emergency services. Besides, Apple is also bringing satellite support to the Find My app in these regions so that users can send their location via satellite to their selected friends and family members while they are in no cellular or WiFi coverage area.
Google Chrome New Modes Overview
Google’s Chrome desktop web browser has two new performance modes Memory Saver and Energy Saver available starting today. The new modes allow users to reduce Chrome’s memory usage by up to 30 percent and extend battery life when a device is running low on power, Memory Saver mode frees up memory from tabs that aren’t currently in use, which should provide a smoother browsing experience. You can also mark important websites as exempt from Memory Saver to keep them operating at max performance.
First, let’s start the discussion with the Memory-Saver feature. This feature will save RAM for your PC from the tabs that are inactive, and with that, you will have faster browsing as there are no other tabs consuming resources.Sometimes you open multiple tabs in your Chrome, and some of them are running heavily loaded websites, such as those filled with multiple videos or ads. Even if you are not using them, they are still consuming Memory for that data.So this Memory Saver will simply freeze them by identifying if they are not in use, and you’ll have to reload the tab to make it work again.Besides, there will be one indicator too that will show you stats of saved Memory by this feature in KB.
If you have used the Microsoft Edge browser, you might notice a power efficiency feature that saves a lot of energy for your laptop or desktop, and this new Google Chrome Energy Saver will work the same.This feature will activate when your device’s battery goes below 20%, and after that, it will limit some less useful background activity, visual effects, and animations.Also, you can change some settings of these features from the three-dot menu in Chrome, so download the latest release of Chrome to experience these features.