Bogotá, Colombia.- These are the main technological news of the week in America.
- It’s the 13th, but is it a new iPhone?
Is it something new or just a nice “costume”? Apple released the new version of its smartphone, the iPhone 13, highly anticipated by its consumers, but, despite certain remarkable features, many people wonder if it is actually a totally new product.
The design is very similar to the 12, but the “notch” – that black space where the earpiece and front camera are – was reduced by 20% for the 13, with a gain in brightness thanks to Super Retina technology. XDR.
Another detail is that all models (standard, mini, Pro and Pro Max) have an Apple A15 Bionic chip and the battery life has been increased, with an autonomy of between 1.5 and 2.5 hours more.
Storage capacity also grew to a terabyte, the most in franchise history.
Significant details but that for many not so “applistas” do not make the iPhone 13 a “new” or necessary product to acquire, especially with prices that will go from 699 to 1,099 dollars when the different versions go on the market, on the 24th of September.
- 2. Another “play” bag for Bolsonaro
As one would say in Brazilian soccer jargon, the controversial president Jair Bolsonaro He “stepped on the ball” in his attempt to prevent social networks from making an “arbitrary removal” of content, thus making it difficult to combat “fake news.”
Indeed, the decree with which he planned to put an obstacle to networks such as Facebook and Twitter in their efforts to combat “fake news” was rejected by the head of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, as unconstitutional.
Bolsonaro has supported a crusade against social networks since he considers that the removal of content by them harms “the public debate of ideas and the exercise of citizenship.”
The president is pointed out from different fronts to stir up, from his networks, a rebellion against powers such as the Legislative and the Judicial.
The sky is the limit. And going to space will no longer be a matter monopolized by professional astronauts thanks to SpaceX and its Inspiration4 mission, which took off with “ordinary people” this week from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida (USA).
An entrepreneur, an engineer, a medical assistant and a science educator make up the first fully civilian mission in history aboard the Dragon capsule, which on its orbital journey will reach an altitude of almost 360 miles (575 km), a distance higher than that of the International Space Station.
In this way, Elon Musk (Tesla) and his company SpaceX are moving light years apart in the private exploration of space.
- 4. PlayStation 5, to the “rescue” of the call of the market
Since its launch last December, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), one of the best consoles on the market, has had a big problem as a paradoxical consequence of its success: its low or almost zero availability in the market due to the high initial demand.
But, according to Cnet.com, Sony, its creator, would be about to send a new stock to chains such as Best Buy, Walmart and Target, in the US, while GameStop is already offering different packages that include PS5 or PS5 Digital with various games or accessories.
However, an exact date is not known, since the current shortage of chips is also affecting Sony products, although the company has assured that it has a sufficient supply to manufacture 14.8 million PS5s for this year. fiscal.
The success of the PlayStation 5 has been impressive, with more than 10 million units sold worldwide.
- 5. Xbox and Game Pass “advance” Christmas
Christmas is usually a few months early for much of the world … business. And video games are no exception: in Xbox, Microsoft’s console division, already have the “gifts” for their fans, with the return of true legends to the Game Pass catwalk.
According to SomosXbox.com, it is “Age of Empires” in its fourth version, “Forza Horizon 5” and “Halo Infinite”, which will also reach xCloud and PC.
Fans of “Age of Empires IV” will be able to enjoy it from October 28, while “Forza Horizon 5” will beat the checkered flag on November 9 and “Halo Infinite” will begin its mission just a month later.
- 6. Nintendo Switch, for “gamers” and aspiring artists
The road to art is so wide that it reaches the field of consoles and makes ideas come together in color and beauty.
That is the promise of “Colors Live”, the traditional title of the Collecting Smiles studio that returned to Nintendo Switch and it can also be used in tablets.
“Colors Live” lets you paint with multiple brushes and layers and share your “masterpieces” online, with the pressure-sensitive painting magic of the new Colors SonarPen tool.
- 7. WhatsApp, safely down … and up
Yes WhatsApp It encrypts communications between individuals, but in the coming weeks it will allow backup copies of messages stored in the cloud to be secured in this way.
If the user chooses this option, not even WhatsApp or cloud service providers such as Google and Apple will be able to access the encrypted copies without having the key to interpret the messages.
“WhatsApp is the first global messaging service of this size to offer end-to-end encryption for messages and backups,” said Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, which owns the app.