We take stock this weekend of the highlights of the week! While Netflix plans to charge the “ squatters ” Of accounts, Free is offering great news thanks to the latest update of Freebox Revolution and Apple is slowing down the pace of production of its iPhone 14 Plus, which does not find its audience. Also find out how Russian researchers managed to increase the range of electric cars by 25%.
Netflix cracks down on account sharing
Netflix continues its fight against account swapping on its streaming platform. In fact, a new measure, detailed last Tuesday by Netflix, should take effect in early 2023 and will force each user of the service to pay for their own subscription. Therefore, additional fees will be provided for people who decide to add a user who does not live under the same roof.
Read: Netflix will charge you if you use a friend’s account from 2023
Pixel 7 Pro more or less fast
That’s what @suka_hiroaki shared on Twitter this week. In fact, this user found that the performance of the Pixel 7 Pro varies from smartphone to smartphone depending on the vendor of the storage chip. The reporter pointed out that the model powered by an SK Hynix chip was faster than the one equipped with the chip made by Micron.
Read: Pixel 7 Pro: Some smartphones are faster than others due to different chips
What to expect from the Freebox Revolution update?
Free has just deployed update number 1.3.29 of its Freebox Revolution and the news is not insignificant. The Player has thus been improved, numerous problems with the display Subtitles and QR codes have been corrected, and Free has taken care of solving the zapping problem between the different channels. New features also reduce power consumption and shortcuts have appeared on the home page.
Read: Freebox Revolution is entitled to a big update, here is the list of new features
The iPhone 14 Plus is not unanimous
This is a report by The Information that reveals that Apple has decided to suspend the production of various parts of the iPhone 14 Plus, which does not attract enough fans. In fact, the model is not popular enough and the American giant seems to have to revise its targets downwards and slow down the pace of production.
Read: iPhone 14 Plus: Apple suspends production of smartphone, fails to seduce fans
Electric Vehicle Battery Efficiency Increases Dramatically
Researchers at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology have found a way to increase the range of electric cars by 25% by changing the shape of the cathode particles. By optimizing the empty space of the cathodes, the scientists managed to obtain a higher density and thus increase the efficiency of the battery but also its useful life.
Read: Electric cars: This revolutionary idea can increase battery efficiency by 25%
Our tests of the week
Google Pixel 7: a good photophone that still lacks a bit of power
Google offers here a mid-range smartphone with the perfect quality / price ratio. We love its beautiful display, beautiful design, and AI capabilities. We regret that the general power is not up to par and we would have appreciated more news compared to the previous model. If you are a gamer, beware, the Pixel 7 tends to get hot in video games.
Read: Google Pixel 7 test: Subtle new features
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 – Almost Flawless!
Leaving aside its particularly high price, the new graphics card from nvidia it’s just perfect! The GeForce RTX 4090 is the most powerful of the new range and its performance is impressive. With its perfectly achieved design, almost no noise pollution, controlled consumption and DLSS 3 technology, the GeForce RTX 4090 offers an incredible data sheet and becomes the best card currently available on the market.
Read: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Review: It’s a Real Monster!