The Weekly Authority: 👀 Pixel Fold renders break cowl

⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority e-newsletter that breaks down the highest Android and tech information from the week. The 224th version right here, with Pixel Fold renders, our Reader’s Alternative Telephone of the 12 months Awards winner, unhappy Noodle information, every part you missed at The Sport Awards, and extra…

😅 I used to be going to let ChatGPT write this week’s intro, however it made up a random proven fact that didn’t take a look at, so I assume we’re not at any danger of being changed by AI simply but! This week, I’ve been having fun with enjoying Cozy Grove on my new Change (whereas being advised I needs to be enjoying The Callisto Protocol, however nope, too scared).

In style information this week

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  • The outcomes are in for our Reader’s Alternative Telephone of the 12 months awards — however which telephone took the crown?
  • Realme pronounces it’s launching the Realme 10 Professional collection globally: The ten Professional begins at $319, the ten Professional Plus at $379
  • Appears like Tecno’s crushed Oppo to the punch: Now you can purchase a telephone with a retractable rear digital camera.
  • New AI chatbot is frightening good: ChatGPT is inflicting jaws to drop, creating articles and poems that sound scarily human, however what are the dangers? Proper now, you’ll be able to create an account and check out ChatGPT at no cost.
  • Picture modifying app Lensa soars to the highest of the Apple charts with its AI selfie generator.
  • Telegram introduces no-SIM signups, auto-delete chats, and extra.
  • In the meantime, Amazon needs to present you $2 a month to spy in your telephone utilization.
  • Microsoft could also be mulling an excellent app to tackle Google and Apple.
  • TSMC, the world’s largest contract chip maker, hosted a tool-in ceremony for its first manufacturing unit in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 6, plans to triple its funding to $40 billion.
  • Elsewhere, Rad Trike is a brand new three-wheeled automobile alternative from Rad Energy.
  • And Musk’s in bother once more: Nerualink faces federal probe, worker backlash over animal checks.


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  • First, some unhappy information: Kirstie Alley, star of Cheers and Look Who’s Speaking, died at 71.
  • Unhealthy information for Roku machine homeowners: You may’t get the cheaper Disney Plus with adverts plan.
  • One thing extra cheery: It’s the Disney Plus Christmas Information to the very best vacation reveals and films, from House Alone to… Hawkeye?
  • Streamed Wednesday on Netflix? The viral dance from the present is now throughout TikTok.
  • Talking of, right here’s the historical past of Netflix: The DVD rental firm that modified the world.
  • We noticed a brand new trailer for HBO’s The Final of Us collection, placing Joel and Ellie’s relationship within the highlight.
  • And it appears to be like like when HBO Max and Discovery Plus merge, they’ll have a brand new identify, which can apparently be “Max.”
  • In the meantime, some weekend watching inspo with the week’s greatest new streaming films, together with Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. Plus, this week’s greatest new streaming reveals, together with Harry & Meghan.
  • We type of want this was us: A Goonies fan has purchased the home from the film.


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  • Microsoft is elevating its Xbox recreation costs: New, first-party Xbox Collection X|S video games will price $70 at launch in 2023.
  • The FTC is suing to dam Microsoft from shopping for Activision, largely as a consequence of Sony’s complaints.
  • Fortnite Chapter 4 brings an entire new map and Geralt of Rivia within the battle cross.
  • Kotaku‘s evaluate of The Callisto Protocol is in: Apparently, it’s some of the bold video games reviewer Ashley Bardan has performed this 12 months.
  • For those who missed The Sport Awards on Thursday, you’ll be able to catch up right here — suffice to say, Elden Ring gained Sport of The 12 months, shocking no one, and Friday’s Each day Authority has extra. We’re overlaying a few of the announcement highlights under, within the Weekly Surprise.
  • In style online game Sifu is being tailored right into a live-action characteristic movie.
  • In the meantime, Diablo 4 improvement affected by chaos and mismanagement, claims new report, threatening June 6 launch.
  • And FromSoftware reveals Armored Core 6 for PS5, PS4, out subsequent 12 months.


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Pictured is the gray Google Nest Audio on a bookshelf with the lights blinking.

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Weekly Surprise

The Sport Awards came about on Thursday evening, and it was an action-packed occasion, to say the least, with new trailers, bulletins, and naturally, awards. Eurogamer has a terrific roundup, however listed below are just a few announcement highlights:

We noticed a reveal trailer for Hellboy Net of Wyrd, a roguelite action-adventure with cool comedian e book styling.

Bioshock’s chief developer Ken Levine’s again with a brand new recreation that appears lots like Bioshock (no unhealthy factor), referred to as Judas, coming in 2023.

We had been promised an replace on Kojima’s subsequent recreation, and we received it, although no nice surprises: It’s Demise Stranding 2.

Some superior information for Hades followers — Supergiant introduced Hades 2 and we noticed a debut trailer.

I’m throughout something post-apocalyptic, so fairly excited for After Us, Silent Division’s new atmospheric journey recreation, coming subsequent 12 months.

What else?

  • On the VR entrance, we noticed a world premier trailer for Horizon Name of the Mountain in addition to a reveal of the upcoming Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, coming to PSVR 2 and Meta Quest in 2023.
  • We additionally noticed a narrative and gameplay teaser for Tekken 8, plus a brand new trailer for Avenue Fighter 6, out June 2, 2023.
  • There was a primary in-engine have a look at open-world survival MMO Dune Awakening.
  • We noticed a demo announcement trailer for Forspoken — you’ll be able to play the demo now on PS5.
  • And there was a trailer — plus an announcement date — for Diablo 4: June 6, 2023.
  • On the DLC entrance, Sony revealed PS5-exclusive Horizon Forbidden West DLC Burning Shores, coming April 19, 2023,  whereas we noticed a trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 DLC Phantom Liberty (Idris Elba’s in it!) coming 2023. There was additionally a trailer for Lifeless Cells DLC Return to Castlevania, coming Q1 2023.
  • We’ll end up with the brand new trailer for Remaining Fantasy 16, dubbed Revenge, with a confirmed June 22 launch date.
  • Little doubt many of those video games will make it into our greatest PS5 video games and greatest Xbox Collection X/S video games picks after they’re launched subsequent 12 months!

Tech Calendar

  • December 11: Xiaomi 13 collection launch date
  • December 14: Oppo Inno Day 2022
  • January 5-8, 2023: CES 2023 (Las Vegas)
  • January 12: Motorola Moto G Play launches (US and Canada)
  • February (date TBC): Samsung Unpacked (Galaxy S23?)

Tweet of the Week

This ChatGPT MUD spell seems like an actual first order approximation of the AI-conjured components of the metaverse.

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.