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The Weekly Authority: Sayonara S23 price hike!

Plus the death of Google Stadia, a pesky Pixel 7 bug, streaming service fatigue, America's happiest jobs, and more tech news.
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January 21, 2023
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⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the top Android and tech news from the week. The 228th edition is here with all the Galaxy S23 news, the death of Google Stadia, a pesky Pixel 7 bug, streaming service fatigue, and more…

🌄 January feels like such a long month, but I took some time off mid-week to take a stroll up one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful hills, with good company, good coffee, and, for once, good weather!

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We’ve all survived Blue Monday for another year, but if you’re still feeling blue, your job might be to blame. Don’t worry though — you could always quit and get one of the happiest jobs on earth…

  • The Washington Post analyzed thousands of time journals from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey to figure out what the happiest, least stressful, most meaningful jobs in America are.
  • It might not surprise you to know those working in the great outdoors — namely agriculture, logging, and forestry workers — have the lowest levels of self-reported stress, and the highest levels of happiness. I guess lumberjacks really are okay.
  • Agricultural, logging, and forestry workers also rated their work as highly meaningful, with those working in health and social assistance coming in a close second.
  • What you might find startling, though, is that real estate industry workers scored second highest on the happiness scale, though they reported notably higher levels of stress than agricultural and forestry workers.
  • Workers in finance and insurance reported the lowest levels of happiness, with stress levels on par with those working in education. 
  • Construction workers also reported high levels of happiness, with low levels of stress.
  • Bottom line? Don’t work as a teacher, educator, or in the finance or insurance industries if you’re looking for a low-stress role that brings you happiness. 
  • Of course, what makes us happy varies for everyone, and if you love your job but it still stresses you out, there are some great ways to relax and unwind. Try meditating, play some relaxing mobile games, listen to some white noise on your Nest Audio to help you catch some Zs, or check out our practical tips on using your smartwatch to get better sleep.

Tech Calendar

  • January 24: Forspoken releases on PS5, PC
  • January 25 @ 3 PM ET: Xbox and Bethesda Developer_Direct
  • January 26: Razer Edge released
  • January 27: Dead Space launches on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
  • February 1 @ 1 PM ET: Samsung Unpacked (Galaxy S23?)
  • February 7: OnePlus 11 global launch
  • February 22: PSVR 2 launch date
  • February 27-March 2: MWC 2023 Barcelona

Tech Tweet of the Week

There’s a TikTok trend of Family Guy clips stitched together with footage of people playing mobile games.
It started as a way to dodge DMCA takedowns, but turned into a multi-sensory dopamine drip that will take our collective attention span to zero. pic.twitter.com/6kavGjQUtD
— Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) January 17, 2023

Something extra: Still playing Wordle? Why not try Housle? Try and guess within 5% of a house’s list price (you get six tries, with a new photo and clue for each incorrect guess). (h/t: The Hustle).

Have a great week!

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.