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The Weekly Authority: 📱 Foldables forthcoming?

Galaxy foldables date, Apple's WWDC 2022, Geeked Week, Summer Game Fest, and more — get the week's top tech news right here.
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June 11, 2022

⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the top Android and tech news from the week. The 198th edition here, with a possible date for new Samsung Galaxy foldables, Apple’s WWDC 2022 roundup, plus everything from Summer Game Fest and Netflix’s Geeked Week.

🍰 This week I had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in Edinburgh and ate one of the best desserts of my life: now I just need the recipe for Turkish Delight Cheesecake so I can recreate it at home! Also, pretty excited that my copy of The Quarry just turned up. Weekend plans, sorted.

Popular news this week

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  • Apple’s WWDC 2022 kicked off on Monday, running until Friday. At Monday’s keynote, we saw a little bit of everything: iOS 16 (mostly lock screen design options and better live notifications), iPadOS 16 (more useful organization of tabs and windows with Stage Manager), macOS Ventura, watchOS 9 (redesigned watch faces, medication reminders), and CarPlay (big update coming late 2023).
  • On the hardware side, we saw the M2 chip, which Apple promises has an “18% faster CPU, a 35% more powerful GPU, and a 40% faster Neural Engine,” but does it deliver those with better overall efficiency than the M1?
  • We also saw an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, both with the M2 chip: the Pro is basically the same machine as 2020, but MacBook Air gets a whole refresh — new colors, thinner shape, larger 13.6-inch display (with notch), MagSafe charging, and a 1080p webcam. But you’re looking at dropping $1,600 if you want 16GB RAM and 512GB storage.
  • Plus, Apple announced passkeys, basically the end of passwords, effectively turning logins into biometric sign-in standards.
  • And Apple plans a 15-inch MacBook Air for 2023, a new 12-inch laptop, and MacBook Pros with M2 Pro or M2 Max for end 2022/early 2023.
  • Also this week: According to 9to5Mac, iOS 16 code includes multiple “always-on display” references ahead of iPhone 14 Pro.

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Gaming:

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Weekly Wonder

Netflix’s second annual Geeked Week kicked off on Monday, running through Friday, with plenty on offer including panels and teasers. Here are some of the highlights!

Series Day (Monday)

We saw some teasers and trailers for lots of great new shows, including a new show from the creators of Dark and Netflix’s queer vampire romance First Kill. Catch up here or check out our picks below.

The Sandman

Commencing proceedings was a trailer for the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved comic book, landing on August 5.

Resident Evil

Netflix’s Resident Evil series arrives July 14 and we’re excited!

1899

New mystery series 1899 is from the creators of Dark and is a must on our to-watch list, though no release date yet.

The Midnight Club

We got a peek at Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club, drawn from Christopher Pike’s 1994 YA novel and coming October 7, so a while to wait yet.

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

No date confirmed yet, but a first look at Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, an anthology series that will feature work from Del Toro himself alongside the directors of The Babadook, Mandy, Splice, and many more.

Need more shows to add to your Watch List? Check out these upcoming streaming shows and movies we’re excited for.

Film Day (Tuesday)

Day two was Film Day (catch up here) and here are some of our favorite moments, plus the full Netflix recap:

  • Norwegian folklore-inspired action-adventure movie Troll looks like a fun ride.
  • Jamie Foxx’s vampire action-comedy Day Shift’s got bite, and we got a peek behind the scenes.
  • We saw a teaser for Spanish horror Killer Book Club.
  • And got a first look at upcoming zombie apocalypse comedy Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead (pictured above), a must for fans of All of Us Are Dead.
  • Other highlights included a sneak peek at Zack Snyder’s science fantasy epic Rebel Moon, a teaser for best-selling book series adaptation The School for Good and Evil, and an exclusive clip for action movie The Gray Man.

Animation Day (Wednesday)

There was plenty to get excited about on the animation side of things and you can get the full recap here, but some highlights below:

Stranger Things Day (Thursday)

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Thursday was Stranger Things Day, with Stranger Things Unlocked revealing behind-the-scenes info and gossip, presented by Felicia Day.

Games Day (Friday)

Games Day was all about upcoming Netflix mobile games and series based on video games. Catch up on everything you missed on Games Day here or take a look at some highlights:

Phew!

Tech Calendar

  • June 12: Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase @ 12 PM CT
  • June 13: Capcom digital showcase @ 3 PM PDT
  • June 13-20: Steam Next Fest  (kicks off @ 6 PM BST/10 AM PT)
  • June 20-23: Collision (Toronto)
  • June 26-July 3: Summer Games Done Quick
  • June 28: HTC Log In To The Future launch event (Metaverse phone?)
  • July 5: Asus ROG Phone 6 launch @ 8 AM ET
  • July 12: Nothing Phone 1 launch @ 4 PM BST (11 AM ET)
  • July 19: Stray lands on PS5, PS4, PC
  • July 28: Pixel 6a launch
  • August 10 (TBC): Samsung Unpacked? (new Galaxy foldables, Galaxy Watch 5 series?)

Tech Tweet of the Week

This is a pretty interesting deep dive…

Sure tech is great, but what about frozen pizza?
Been doing some research into the industry for a deal. Wild stuff.
A $20bn market with massive (50% YoY) growth during the pandemic.
Bit-sized history of frozen pizza 🧵 pic.twitter.com/4iSTjVUlEh
— Ndamukong Suh (@NdamukongSuh) June 10, 2022

Something extra: The return of cheese rolling as competitors in Gloucester, UK, threw themselves down a hill after a wheel of cheese…

Have an amazing week!

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor