Weekly Digest - 2023.37
CD Project Red, after 9 years of development, finally released the Cyberpunk 2077. First reviews are very positive. CDP Red once again delivered very solid game, although it is far from being perfect. The game is hunted by many little bugs. Bugs are not unexpected as the game is huge, but they make the experience less pleasant. Overall it looks like Cyberpunk is solid game and it somehow met the expectations.
Space X has performed a test flight of the Starship. The launch was verifying following scenario:
The test ran perfectly until the landing. The pressure in fuel cells was too low, which resulted in higher touch down speed than anticipated, which ultimately caused an explosion.
Despite the fact, that Starship is gone, the test was successful.
Apple announce AirPods Max - the over-ear noise-canceling headphones. Here are selected features:
AirPods Max will be available from December 15th for $549.
According to latest rumors, Apple is working on new 32-core chip, that will be shipped with upcoming iMacs and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Looking at performance of the current M1 chip, it is something worth waiting for.
Apple also announced that Fitness+ will launch on December 14th. The workout service will be available only in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US for $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year.
Disney have unveiled their plans for the foreseeable future.
Image credits: Apple
It's finally here. Mando is on a quest of uniting the Child with its kind. And if rumors are true, he will meet interesting characters along the way. First episode started very strong. If the rest of the episodes are on the same level, we will have superb season ahead of us. This is the way.
SpaceX reached 100 successful launches with latest Starlink mission. It all started in September 2008 with flight of a Falcon 1 booster. Twelve years later, SpaceX has a fleet of reusable Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, that not only sent cargo into space, but also humans.
If everything will go according to SpaceX's plans, then we might see 200th launch within next 3 years.
Image credits: Lucasfilm
This week Apple has updated all their operating systems. Here is the list of the most prominent changes:
tvOS 13.4 & HomePod
Disney has launched their streaming service in United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria. Disney says that Disney+ will be available in France in April. Additional Western Europe countries, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal should get access this summer.
This week Samsung held its Unpacked event and presented new phones:
The successors to S10 model have following specification:
Samsung Galaxy S20 starts at $999, and S20+ starts at $1199. Both will be available on March 6th.
Samsung also revealed the premium model in S20 lineup.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra starts at $1399, and will be available on March 6th.
Samsung presented another foldable phone - Galaxy Z Flip, but it's not a successor to Galaxy Fold. Here is the spec:
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip costs $1,380 and launched on February 14th.
Despite of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, Xaomi managed to launch, at online-only event, the new flagship phones - Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10Pro. Here is the spec of presented devices:
Xiaomi Mi 10 starts at ~$575 and will be available in China from February 14. Xiaomi Mi 10Pro starts at ~$715 and will be available in China from February 18.
According to Bloomberg manufacturing costs of the PlayStation 5 are around $450 per unit. The biggest reason for higher cost is limited supply and high prices of DRAM and NAND flash memories.
Image credits: Samsung