Notable improvements for Windows 10, an electric car from Lidl, this is the ‘of the week’ roundup

Update numbered 19044.1862 improves IOPS performance, Elaris Finn is now available.e in Germany, a study shows that piracy limits the poverty of a country, this is the summary’ of the week.

This week Microsoft released its new Windows 10 update as Lidl started selling its new electric car, the Elaris Finn, in Germany. While an electric scooter user was spotted on the highway at more than 100 km/h, SACEM claims copyright from Airbnb hosts and a study shows that piracy could lift a country out of poverty.

Elaris Finn now available in Germany

Made in China and sold there since 2019, the Elaris Finn has been on the market in Germany for a few days now. Lidl continues to try to develop its segment of electric cars, and the German giant’s first model is very reminiscent of the Smart, which is light and can reach 115 km/h. The monthly “Like2Drive” subscription is 222 euros, but you can also buy the vehicle for 20,330 euros.

Read: Lidl launches own electric car to compete with Citroën Ami

110 Km/h on an electric scooter on the highway

It was on Reddit that the video was shared of a young woman driving at more than 110Kh/h on the highway. It was the driver of a car moving behind her who recorded the video, showing the excessive speed at which the scooter was traveling. Next to a helmet, we see that the woman riding the small machine is not wearing any protective equipment and thus is taking a huge risk.

Read: She reaches 110 km/h with her electric scooter and overtakes cars on the highway

Photo credits: cleanrider.com

Microsoft perfects Windows 10

On Tuesday, July 19, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 update, available only to Insiders for now. The build, numbered 19044.1862, improves performance Input/output operations per second and thereby increases the capacity of hard drives and SSDs. Through this new update, the Redmond company also fixes many issues.

Read: Windows 10: Update 19044.1862 improves hard drive and SSD performance

Credit: Microsoft

SACEM hires Airbnb hosts

If you own an apartment that you rent out on Airbnb, this news should interest you. Indeed, SACEM has decided to claim royalties from landlords when they own a television, radio or CD player in rental properties. SACEM has proposed a flat rate of 198 euros per year and threatens to penalize landlords with a fine of 300,000 euros in case of refusal to pay royalties. That said, you don’t actually have to pay if you don’t have a satellite dish.

Read: Airbnb: SACEM claims copyright of hosts, but you are not obliged to pay

A study reveals the benefits of hacking

The Balkan Journal of Social Sciences has shared the results of a study conducted to understand the possible link between piracy and a country’s overall economy. By analyzing the effect of piracy in Latin America, researchers have found that piracy may ultimately help some populations lift themselves out of poverty. Hacking software such as Office or Adobe suites trains the residents and allows them to acquire skills.

Read: Hacking is a way out of poverty, study finds

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Our tests of the day

2/5 for the Intel Arc 380 graphics card

In addition to decent performance at 1080p and an attractive price, the Intel Arc 380 is far from okay and will have a hard time winning against the RX 6400 for example. Intel offers here a graphics card that does not offer innovative functionality, the consumption is high and it makes a very unpleasant high-pitched sound. Intel cannot convince us with this Arc 380.

Read: Intel Arc 380 review: A graphics card that doesn’t spark

Realme GT Neo 3T: better and less good than its predecessor

You are looking for a gaming smartphone at a low price, Realme again offers an interesting product with the GT Neo 3T. We like its power, its improved screen colorimetry compared to the GT Neo 2, its excellent economy or platform stability and its good temperature control. We do find it a pity that the photo quality has been lowered compared to the GT Neo 2 and we note that charging is between 80% and 100% slower.

Read: Realme GT Neo 3T test: lower price, improved autonomy and stability

Pleasantly surprised by the Nissan Ariya

The Ariya is Nissan’s first electric crossover and this vehicle has won us over overall. In addition to the inappropriate ergonomics of the driving position and a slightly too loud driver assistance system, Nissan offers a quality vehicle with a unique design. We appreciate the controlled consumption and the fact that the Ariya can charge 22 kW on AC chargers and up to 130 kW on DC. Note that the presence of a video mode in the central mirror seemed unnecessary to us and that the classic mirror mode remains our favorite.

Read: Nissan Ariya Test: Electric Upgrade

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