The Weekly Authority: πŸ“± Much ado about Nothing

Admin, Thursday, August 11, 2022
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⚑ Welcome to weekly powerThe Android salad Newsletter featuring the top Android and tech news of the week. Version 203 is here, with the launch of Nothing Phone 1, Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold 5 rumors, the PS Plus collection for July, World Emoji Day, and more…

🧊 The craziest deal I saw during Prime Day this year was a $500 (after discount) ice maker. Does anyone really need that much ice? Needless to say, did not add to cart!


  • Nothing 1 officially launched on Tuesday: a mid-range affair with a 6.55-inch 120Hz Full HD+ OLED display, 4,500mAh battery, 50MP dual cameras, 8/12GB RAM, powered by Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, plus 15W Qi wireless charging. The “Glyph” LEDs on the back can flash when you receive calls, pulse when you receive a notification, and other functions, which is pretty cool. Pricing starts at Β£399 (8GB/128GB) but the phone isn’t coming to the US (more on our full review below).

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  • The The Last of Us TV series finally got a launch window: Sounds like early 2023.
  • and some Exciting news for Black Mirror fans: We haven’t had a new episode since 2019, but Season 6 is on its way, with Aaron Paul, Kate Mara, and Josh Hartnett, among other famous names – hopefully coming next year.
  • Severance, Squid Game, Stranger Things, and Yellowjackets earn Emmy nominations, with Squid making history as the first Emmy nominee in a language other than English – Gizmodo He has a great news report of all nominations.
  • Reviews are there for Thor: Love and Thunder, and it’s not particularly great – Mashable He says, β€œChris Hemsworth is back, but here the good news ends,” while Currently It’s more positive in general, and it’s called “God’s Twilight Comic.”
  • Meanwhile, Chromecast with Google TV is getting a new update after 7 months, but that’s not what we’ve been waiting for.
  • And the YouTube TV leads the live streaming market With over 5 million subscribers – it’s now the largest online TV company in the United States.
  • Another trailer for the black comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies has been droppedAnd the killer Millennium Weekend is far from a lot of fun, in select theaters on August 5, everywhere on August 12.
  • and we saw The first full-length trailer The new Rob Zombie movie based on the 1960s TV scary comedy The Munsters.
  • The The first trailer for the horror movie Orphan: First Kill It also landed looking pretty scary, in theaters on August 19 and also airing on Paramount Plus in the US.
  • The live Resident Evil series has landed on Netflix and AA Fellow Fred Bleichert has some ideas.
  • Plus: With the sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders coming to an end, here are 9 crime shows to watch on Netflix.

the games:

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World Emoji Day 2022 Hero Image

This week is World Emoji Day (July 17), and we’ve already seen it Draft 2022 Emojipedia New Emoji Design, which we weren’t shunned, to be honest (not sure when I’m going to use a goose emoji?). So it seemed like a good time to dive into all things emoji – because it turns out those little emojis we know and love haven’t really been around this whole time.

It is no coincidence that July 17th is the date of World Emoji Day. Not only is the date displayed on the calendar emoji, but it’s also the date that iCal for Mac was announced at MacWorld Expo in 2002.

  • The word emoji is actually a combination of two Japanese words: e (image, “image”) + moji (character, “character”).
  • We can trace the roots of today’s emoji to the chatrooms of the 1990s.
  • At the time, emojis were more primitive, so you probably used πŸ™‚ to smile at someone or πŸ˜‰ to respond in a flirtatious or sarcastic way.
  • Japanese designer Shigetaka Kurita is seen as the founding father of emoji today.
  • In 1999 NTT DOCOMO, a Japanese cellular company, released the first-ever emoji library: 176 emoji designed for pagers and mobile phones.
  • Kurita used a mixture of Japanese illustrations, illustrations, graphic novels, and the Zapf Dingbats typeface to create the emoji library.
  • Could you See it on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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Did you know that there are more than 3,600 emojis in use today?

  • More than 900 meters are used on Facebook Messenger every day.
  • One in five tweets contains an emoji.
  • And 50% of Instagram comments contain emojis.
  • A face with tears of joy () has been the world’s most popular emoji since Emojipedia Records began (2011) until March 2021, when a crying face (😭) held the number one spot for 10 months – which is totally understandable given everything that was going on in the scientist. Today, tears of joy are back on top.
  • Did you know that you can still use cute yellow dots emojis in Android?
  • Nowadays, we use emojis on all our devices β€” you can even get them on your Chromebook.

Global emoji use reached new heights in July 2022, ahead of World Emoji Day:

  • Over 22% of all tweets were sent in July (in the lead up to World Emoji Day) Include at least one emoji.
  • From June to July 2022, we saw record emoji usage, with the highest emoji usage per tweet since Emojipedia registrations began in 2011.

As part of World Emoji Day, you can watch the Emojipedia video series “Emojis Across the World” on the official website. Youtube channel Emojipediafilled with contributions from global emoji experts and emoji lovers around the world.

Technique Evaluation

  • July 19: Stray Land on PS5, PS4 and PC
  • July 28: Pixel 6a launched
  • July 28: Launch of Asus Zenfone 9
  • Late July / Early August: Could OnePlus 10T be launched?
  • August 10 (TBD): Samsung disassemble? (New Galaxy Folds, Galaxy Watch 5 series?)
  • 2-6 September: IFA Berlin
  • September 10 @9pm CST: Ubisoft Forward interface
  • November 8: Skull and Bones release date on Xbox Series S/X, PS5, PC, Stadia and Luna
  • November 9: God of War: Ragnarok launches on PS4 and PS5

Tech Tweet of the Week

Despite my sympathies today, I know that this community will never die. # Thoughts

Paula Beaton, copy editor.

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