TechTäglich: Five hours more runtime – the battery secret of the new iPhones

Five hours more battery life – the battery secret of the new iPhones

Message flood at Apple – LEAD has already analyzed yesterday’s iPhone 11 keynote and summarized all the important news. Between triple cameras and some atypical Apple price reductions came perhaps the most exciting novelty almost too short: Apple has apparently made the biggest leap in battery life since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. While the improvement in the iPhone 11 compared to its predecessor XR with an hour more is still limited, the iPhone 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max battery technically play in a completely different league. According to Apple, they last four or five hours longer than their predecessors XS and XS Max.

For example, Apple’s 11 Pro Max will give you up to 12 hours of video streaming playback, up to 20 hours of locally stored video, and up to 80 hours of playing music. As a rule, these Apple data in tests have then confirmed. One of the reasons for the increase is the energy-efficient new A13 Bionic processor. On the other hand, Apple has apparently installed larger batteries on the 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max – and finally said goodbye to its fetish of developing even thinner and lighter smartphones.

As TechSpot discovered, the 11 Pro is 18 grams 11 grams heavier than its predecessor. And the Pro Max is going from 208 to 226 grams. At 8.1 millimeters each, the new Pro iPhones are 0.4 millimeters thicker than before. The place and the weight Apple should have invested in larger batteries. Customers will not mind if their iPhones run much longer. Apple’s battery turnaround may have been the departure of design guru Jonathan Ive, who has favored anorexic size zero iPhones. For comparison, the iPhone 6 weighed 2014 still rattling 129 grams. Is this already the Ive effect?

The Google counter: How the gesture control works on Pixel 4

After the iPhone is in front of the pixel: To Google’s new smartphone star Pixel 4, which is also expected this fall, now appear almost daily new leaks, in which it is about the – very chic – new color coral. Or the – not quite as send – thick upper edge of the screen, in the old fathers custom the camera technology is housed. Perhaps the most interesting Pixel 4 leak now comes from the YouTube channel “This is Tech Today,” which shows the gesture control of the new Google phones for the first time more accurate.

Google has equipped the device with a new radar chip called “Project Soli” that detects gestures even if the Pixel 4 is only next to the user on the table. This makes it easy to skip songs simply by swiping them with music when playing music. In addition, users can accept calls with gestures and reject, or turn off the alarm clock. The new video also shows that the screen of the Pixel 4 already turns on when the owner moves his hand only in the direction of the phone. In the settings of the Google phone, the gestures can be completely turned off with a single click, or customize in every detail to your own taste.

Spotify is running on this vacuum cleaner

Here comes the most entertaining and musical vacuum cleaner in the world. Well-known tech hobbyist Eddie Zhang has managed to install Spotify on his Xiaomi smart vacuum cleaner. A video shows how the music can be started and controlled from the smartphone. From the loudspeaker of the vacuum cleaner, which otherwise plays only announcements such as “cleaning starts” or “emptying dust container”, comes music – but in very Quäkiger quality. And the Xiaomi can still suck. The hack is made possible by the open-source Spotify clients LibreSpot and Raspotify. The magazine AndroidAuthority answers the question why Eddie Zhang installed Spotify on his vacuum cleaner, so, “Why not?” Or: Because he can.

The new Polaroid printer takes photos of photos

Analog Photos in the Instagram Age – Cameras like the Fujifilm Instax have made instant pictures popular again in recent years. This will also benefit instant photo legend Polaroid, with a mix of scanner and printer called Polaroid Lab. The special trick is the cooperation with the smartphone. The user opens a picture on his mobile screen and puts the phone on the scanner. The Polaroid Lab, which was funded by crowdfunding, then takes a picture of the photo and prints it in nostalgic-analogue Polaroid quality.

As an additional gag, reports AndroidPolice, the printed Polaroids can then be brought back to the smartphone with an AR app for iOS and Android. The nice gimmick will be released in October for 130 Euros in Europe. Behind the Lab, however, is no longer the original US company Polaroid, which went bankrupt twice in 2001 and 2008 – but a Dutch company, which in 2017 has taken over all rights to the brand and the patents of Polaroid. The Dutch also offer films for old instant cameras under the name “The Impossible Project”.

Set with X – the error with the PlayStation controller

In 1995, Sony’s first PlayStation console appeared in Germany. And the associated controller has always remained unchanged with the buttons for square, triangle, circle and X in its fundamentals. Now Sony has stated in a Twitter discussion that a majority of players mispronounce the X button for nearly a quarter of a century. Because it is not “X”, but “cross” (English “Cross”). The geometric explanation is convincing: A cross (as on the controller) forms a square with its outlines, while an X would rather be upright.

The end of the LEAD: Animal friendly!

Twitter smiles in this video: In the wonderfully polite Japan even the animals are friendly, and bow. With this we say goodbye to today with the good advice: Be animal friendly to your fellow human beings!

En Japón hasta los animales son educados pic.twitter.com/AMnYfun82R

– C: \ Seba \ (@sebastia_me) September 10, 2019

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