Galaxy Unpacked news, new MacBooks, and more!

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☀️ Good morning, daily authoritarians. We’re racing toward several major smartphone launches next month.From the global OnePlus 11 announcement to the Galaxy S23 series to MWC 2023, smartphone news is going to be pretty packed for a while. Here’s what’s currently brewing before the flagship heavy hitters hit the market.

Galaxy S23 series significantly raised?

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

For two years, Samsung has consistently priced its S-series flagships. The Vanilla model is $799, the Plus model is $999, and the Ultra is $1,199. However, new rumors suggest that Samsung could raise those prices significantly. If you’re looking to get a new Galaxy, you might want to pay attention. If you already own a Galaxy S22 series device, here are your thoughts on upgrading to the Galaxy S23 .

  • The rumor stems from questionable pricing in Australia.
  • AUD $1,350 (~$943) — Galaxy S23 with 128GB of storage.
  • AUD $1,450 (~$1,013) — Galaxy S23 with 256GB of storage
  • AU$1,650 (~$1,153) — Galaxy S23 Plus
  • AU$1,950 (~$1,363) — Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Comparing these leaked Australian prices to those of the Galaxy S22 series, we see a jump of around A$100. That’s about $70 USD!

But don’t jump to conclusions

  • If these Australian price increases are accurate, you might think that US prices are also increasing.
  • However, there are some problems with that assumption.
  • First, leaked pricing from other countries may not work.
  • We’ve seen this happen in the past, with one memorable example being the Galaxy Z Fold 3 pricing gone awry.
  • Another reason to take this rumor with a grain of salt is that higher prices in a foreign country don’t necessarily mean higher prices elsewhere.
  • However, if Samsung raises the price of the phone, it’s probably a big mistake.
  • Mobile phones don’t look like they’ve had a major upgrade over the last two generations, and the current global economy isn’t very good.
  • We’ll have to wait and see what happens. Meanwhile, here’s what to expect from Samsung as far as the Galaxy S23 price is concerned.

Two Ultra devices at this year’s Galaxy Unpacked

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For those who don’t know yet, there’s only two weeks left until Samsung’s Unpacked event. A Samsung teaser is in full swing, and Samsung executives have provided juicy details about what to expect from the show.

  • Dr. TM Roh, head of Samsung’s MX business, has released a blog post on the company’s press site.
  • This post is primarily focused on mobile innovation and what the Ultra brand means within the Galaxy portfolio.
  • He also explains how the company has integrated the Note experience with Ultra since the S20.
  • However, in every business meeting, President Roh sneaked in interesting information.
  • Near the end of the blog, Roh says that Samsung will show off two premium devices.
  • We know one of them is likely to be the Galaxy S23 Ultra. However, the second is a bit of a mystery.
  • Roh also talks about the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra in the article. So your second premium device could be your new Android tablet.
  • It could also be the Galaxy Book with Ultra in the name and an integrated stylus.

strange wednesday

Matt Rogers Mill

Does your home generate a lot of food waste? Is it leftovers that go straight to the trash or vegetable peels that are mostly thrown away? I would like to charge $33 to turn all this wasted food into chicken feed. CNBC). Yep, you heard that right. Your leftovers become real chicken food, which in turn becomes your food! Circle of Life!

  • The technology is the brainchild of Matt Rogers, co-founder of Nest Labs, the smart home thermostat Google eventually acquired.
  • With more than a third of food in the United States thrown away, Rogers felt there had to be a better way to prevent so much food from going to waste.
  • That’s how Rogers and Harry Tanenbaum, who Rogers worked with at Nest, came up with the idea for Mill.
  • Factory users place food waste, such as meat and dairy products, which cannot normally be composted, into new kitchen bins to dehydrate the food overnight.
  • It turns into an odorless, coffee grounds-like substance, which the company calls food grounds.
  • An optional app also allows users to monitor their food waste from their phones and see how much they put in the trash.
  • A full bin takes about three weeks on average, Rogers said.
  • The company then recycles the residue into chicken feed and sends it to farms.
  • The startup charges users a monthly subscription fee of $33 to recycle food waste.

A great adventure for the greater good of the planet, isn’t it?

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