And last week’s tech highlights were…

Because our priority is the quality of the information that reaches our readers, we have chosen a few articles published over the past week that reflect the most relevant things that have been said in the technological and scientific world at Pplware.

We talked about lots of news coming from NASA, new “black box” technology in cars, we tried the Nothing phone (1) and the Hyundai i20 1.0 T-GDi, and much more.

A Doogee is already a benchmark in the segment of rugged smartphones, rugged phones. This new Doogee S89 Pro model hits the market at the end of the month alongside another series of smartwatches and a Doogee S61 model that stands out for its version with a transparent cover on the back.

The Doogee S89 Pro has all the certifications associated with typical rugged smartphones, it has a 6.3" FullHD display and a 12,000mAh battery with 65W charging...but there's more.

In Portugal, it is estimated that there are around 200,000 people with dementia, of which 60-80% have Alzheimer's disease. Having this disease means gradually losing mental function, characterized by the degeneration of brain tissue. As such, early detection is essential in your treatment, but it's not always possible. Now a team of German researchers has developed a new sensor capable of identifying signs of the disease in the blood 17 years before it manifests itself with the first clinical symptoms.

according to a Press release of the responsible institution, the device detects the misfolding of the beta-amyloid protein biomarker that causes characteristic deposits in the brain.

Illustration of a person with Alzheimer's disease

New technologies not only increase the efficiency and durability of photovoltaic cells and modules, but also tangibly change their relationship with the environment. It is also true that today, on land and on “the sea” or on the waters of a reservoir, we already see giant structures of energy-capturing panels. It's not a pretty sight and there will one day be consequences if you don't think about the harmony between nature and human technology. One solution will be vertical solar panels.

There may already be an interesting alternative in this technology.

Farm image with vertical solar panels

It is NASA's job to investigate what is around, but also beyond the Earth, at distances that seem inconceivable to us. Now the US space agency has unveiled an ambitious plan to detect signs of life on distant planets.

The project was presented by a team and supported by NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts.


Nowadays, talking on a smartphone means talking on Nothing phone (1). This device has received a lot of attention from the media, perhaps because it looks a lot like an iPhone, in terms of design, because it belongs to the company of Carl Pei (ex. OnePlus) and to be a bit transparent on the back.

Pplware recently received this equipment for testing. Check out our first impressions.

Nothing phone (1) - First impressions on smartphone

Logitech recently announced some exciting news for gamers, men and women, who want to be seen like everyone else. In particular, the new Logitech G Aurora Collection has been launched, which promises to be inclusive and allow all gamers to play in their own way.

The new collection includes several exciting products, including wireless headphones, a wireless keyboard, a wireless mouse, and eight other custom accessories. One of the strengths of these new devices is the fact that they don't have a gender-discriminatory design, among other factors.

SpaceX already has more than 2,500 satellites in low Earth orbit providing internet through Starlink service. Global, flexible, without loyalty contract and increasingly complete. This service could become a problem for conventional operators and for satellite communications services that already exist on the market. Unless a merger can "stop" the momentum of Elon Musk. And the Europe project may already be underway.

The Parisian company Eutelsat Communications SA has reached an agreement to acquire the British OneWeb Global. This merger, which will combine the companies' Internet satellite fleets, could create greater competition for Starlink.

Satellite illustration for the constellation in Europe competing with SpaceX's Starlink

The smartphone market continues to grow, but it seems that we are in a period of stagnant innovation. More component / less component, smartphones offer almost the same thing within the segment where they are classified.

But Vivo, with the X80 Pro "has gone a step further" and we finally have a smartphone that "offers something more".

Vivo X80 Pro: this smartphone

Although we are still a long way from knowing much about Samsung's future Galaxy S23s, these smartphones are already starting to be an important topic. There are many specifications that are advanced and show what they will bring.

Something that has raised questions is which SoC will be used and whether Samsung's proposals will be present. Qualcomm's CEO will have revealed all by now, in a simple presentation of the company's results.

Qualcomm Smasung Galaxy S23 Snapdragon Exynos

Technology for the automotive segment has come a long way. Vehicle safety is a priority and in this sense the brands are aware that they have to do something. Since July 6, it has become mandatory for cars to have an ISA (Intelligent Speed ​​Assistance) system, i.e. an intelligent speed assistant and also a black box style.

But after all, what will this black box record?

The world as we know it will look very different in a few years from how it was in the past compared to today. And these changes are most visible in the technological world, where discoveries and innovations are happening at an incredible speed.

Thus, we now know that AMD analyzes photonic technology to transmit data between chips at the speed of light. And this possibility will certainly open new doors and innovate the market and the technology industry significantly.

Although there is a lot of talk about electrification, automakers continue to produce good combustion cars, guaranteeing an answer for those who do not want to join the electric wave just yet. This new Hyundai i20 is gasoline powered and promises to spill some extra style on the roads.

Pplware couldn't resist testing it and…yes, it's a car for everyday use that doesn't compromise, mainly because of its simplicity and functionality.

Hyundai i20 1.0 T-GDi: style and simplicity on wheels

A study suggests there's an element found in everyday foods with a surprising ability to help ward off a range of hereditary cancers.

Resistant starch seems to be successful because, precisely, it resists.

cancer illustration

Leave a Comment