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The Weekly Authority: 😲 Top Pixel Fold Model Sells Out in US

Plus a OnePlus 12 leak, Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 rumors, Sony's PlayStation Showcase, and that fake Pentagon explosion.

Published onMay 27, 2023

Scott holding a Google Pixel Fold 4
Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the top Android and tech news from the week. The 246th edition here, with the top Pixel Fold model selling out in the US, a rather nasty trick to make your Pixel 7 fingerprint scanner more reliable, a OnePlus 12 leak, Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 rumors, everything you missed from Sony’s PlayStation Showcase, and that fake Pentagon explosion.

🍰 Happy Memorial Day weekend! I’ve spent the week desperately trying to consume all the cupcakes and brownies I baked last weekend before they go off, while also replaying Uncharted 4. It’s a hard life!

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Weekly Wonder

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PlayStation Blog

Wednesday’s PlayStation Showcase was packed with over 30 games, but it completely divided fan opinion, with many seeing it as a missed opportunity for PlayStation Studios. If you missed it, you can watch it here, or just dive into our recap below.

There was loads more but far too much to cover here…


On the indie front, here’s what stood out to us:

  • We got a first look at Ghostrunner 2, landing on PS5 this year.
  • The Plucky Squire’s storybook world and characters look adorable, and we can’t wait for this to launch.
  • Giant Squid’s new game Sword of the Sea also looks pretty cool in announce trailer.
  • And the developers behind Gris introduced their new game, Neva — and yes, it’s every bit as beautiful as Gris.
  • Revenant Hill from writers and narrative designers Bethany Hockenberry and Scott Benson, who co-created Night in the Woods, shares its art style with the Nintendo Switch smash hit, only this time you’re Twigs the cat, a witch’s familiar — now in development for PS5 and PS4.


There was also a look at some new accessories, including Sony’s first official wireless earbuds offering lossless audio on PS5 and PC, and the Project Q handheld.

Need some PS5 games to play this weekend? Check out our pick of the best PS5 games or dive into the best PS5 indie games.

Tech Calendar

  • June 1: Motorola Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra launch
  • June 1: Meta Quest VR gaming showcase
  • June 5: Apple WWDC (Reality One or Reality Pro mixed-reality headset?)
  • June 8: Summer Game Fest
  • June 11: Xbox Games Showcase
  • June 12: Ubisoft event
  • June 13: ASUS Rog Ally Z1 Extreme model on sale
  • June 20: Pixel Tablet goes on sale in stores
  • July 26: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked (Galaxy Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5)

Tech Tweet of the Week

tech tweet of the week
Twitter / The Hustle

Something extra: Some amazing video editing right here (h/t: The Hustle)

Enjoy your week!

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.

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