And the tech highlights of the past week were…

Deepak Gupta July 3, 2022
Updated 2022/07/03 at 10:15 PM

Because our priority is the quality of the information that reaches our readers, we chose some articles published over the past week that reflect the most relevant things that were said in the technological and scientific world at Pplware.

We talked about the new POCO X4 GT smartphone, the new Apple HomePod, we reviewed the Huawei MateBook D16 laptop, and much more.

The POCO X4 GT is another of POCO's novelties. This is a mid-range smartphone with a screen that is the envy of many higher-end models. In addition, it has a huge battery which will guarantee users an autonomy of more than two days.

But there are more arguments that value this POCO X4 GT available for around €300.

POCO X4 GT: mid-range smartphone with 144Hz screen and huge battery for €300


The smartwatch segment has very interesting top offers, but they are not within the reach of any consumer. Even so, there are proposals with more affordable prices and with advanced features and quite reliable monitoring of physical activity.

Today we introduce the COLMI i10 which, in addition to monitoring sports, makes calls via Bluetooth, analyzes the heart rate 24 hours a day, has numerous apps available... and is available for around €30.


When we think we've seen it all, there's always something that can surprise us. In fact, the evolution carried out by Man shows us that almost nothing is impossible.

Today we introduce the Sky Cruise, a flying hotel with capacity for 5 thousand people and that can stay in the air for years.

Sky Cruise: Hotel Voador with capacity for 5 thousand people


In recent years, vaccines have been the subject of extensive research and many studies have been carried out to understand the impacts that these drugs would have on the human body. Some data even show surprising results, as was the case with a study linking the flu vaccine to a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease.

The conclusions are promising, but little is known about the mechanisms behind this effect.

Flu vaccine helps fight the advance of Alzheimer's disease


Rumors around the HomePod are beginning to thicken and it is very likely that Apple will really update its offer in this segment. After the numbers have shown a growth of Apple's smart speaker in the market where competition still dominates, the truth is that there are several possibilities for the Cupertino company to soon launch the new HomePod with the S8 processor and with substantially better sound.

After Apple announced the end of the original HomePod speaker and reinforced the offer on the HomePod mini, rumors point to the new premium speaker as early as 2023.

HomePod image in stereo with HomePod mini


Huawei presented today, at the Smart Office event, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2, the new generation of TWS earphones, which offers users a premium audio experience.

The latest Huawei FreeBuds Series headphones offer an elegant design that, together with the innovative technology that characterizes Huawei's TWS headphones, provides an outstanding and realistic sound.


Hyundai has conquered its place in the market and underlined that in the electric segment it has a say. Proof of this were the awards collected with the IONIQ 5, winning the title of World Car of the Year 2022, as well as the best design and best electric car. Now, to continue the work presented with its award-winning 100% electric, the South Korean brand presents the IONIQ 6.

Although there is a substantial cut compared to the previous version, mainly in terms of its appearance, it is important to note that the company devoted a lot of time to detail. In fact, for an electric car, its design looks like an artistic composition.

Image Hyundai IONIQ 6


On June 21st, Xiaomi introduced the new Xiaomi Book S 12.4", considered the Surface Killer. Xiaomi's first 2-in-1 laptop in Europe is designed to elevate your mobile work experience, featuring a versatile 12.4" touchscreen. " that adapts to more information to increase productivity.

This machine is now available in Portugal for €699.


Working or studying are tasks that are increasingly being done from anywhere in the world. Reliable Internet connections, especially in so-called developed countries, are largely responsible for the existence of employment and education solutions that do not force people to stay in one place. But for this to happen, the work machine has to offer features that guarantee high productivity.

Thinking about this increasingly remote world, Huawei has just presented a new laptop that we have already had the opportunity to meet and we want to share some of the first impressions about the Huawei MateBook D 16.

Huawei MateBook D16: Elevate productivity and broaden the horizons of your work


Once again, technology allied with medicine and Virtual Reality came into action for another successful result. In a promising project, a team is studying a new way to help patients with spinal cord injuries - paraplegics - regain the sensation of walking, through the system.

Miguel Pais-Vieira is Portuguese and is part of the team behind the study.

Paraplegic


When talking about cryptocurrencies, or digital currencies, one of the questions that arises is the lack of regulation. In this sense, last Thursday, the European Union (EU) agreed on the details to sign an interim agreement that regulates the transaction of digital currencies.

This comes at a time when cryptocurrency prices have dropped and more rigorous scrutiny of this type of value is called for.

And now!  EU to regulate cryptocurrency transactions


There are millions of stars, some of them with planets orbiting in a "habitable" zone. There is an immensity of the universe that we don't know, which could be richer in a concept of life different from the one we know on Earth. According to a new study, a special class of planets could potentially host life for tens of billions of years. These are the Super-Earths, rocky planets more massive than our planet, but smaller than ice giants like Neptune.

These planets are abundant in star systems across the Milky Way; in fact, our own solar system may be somewhat older for not having this kind of world.

Image of planets Super-Earths


Mars is a planet already disputed by several nations. The US has active missions on the planet with several robots, including NASA's Ingenuity and Perseverance team. China, too, is on the ground and orbiting Martian lands, with a rover and an orbiter.

It was with this equipment that the Asian giant's mission was able to complete its scientific objectives. According to information from Xinhuathe Tianwen-1 mission.

High resolution image of Mars captured by China

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