Microsoft reveals why Windows Update downloads outdated versions of drivers, Xiaomi 12 testing reveals Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 overheating problems, and Tesla recalls nearly 500,000 of its vehicles to correct serious technical issues, that’s the bottom line for the day.
Why does Windows Update keep downloading old updates?
Windows Update is there to allow you to update your drivers in Windows 10 and Windows 11, especially the latest ones. However, on the Optional Updates tab, most drivers are several years old and quite out of date. Microsoft justified this problem by the fact that different driver classes must be able to coexist and states that “This is necessary because it is a support tool that should not replace other drivers. […]“.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip suffers from overheating
The test of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, powered by Snapgragon 8 Gen 1, unfortunately showed that the new high-end Qualcomm processor had significant overheating issues, as was already the case with its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888. The performance seemed to be limited at 40%, and when he tried to test The standard CPU throttle pushed the smartphone to 60% of its power, the processor had already reached 44 degrees. These overheating issues may be due to the use of 4LPX burning by Samsung.
500,000 Tesla recalled by manufacturer
After the US Federal Highway Safety Agency (NHTSA) observed several major technical problems with the Model 3 and Model S, Tesla had to recall 475,000 of its electric vehicles. This is the biggest reminder in the history of Tesla, which will therefore have to correct two major malfunctions in particular: a problem with the locking of the front luggage compartment and a defective assembly that poses a danger to the reverse camera.
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