This Week in Cars: Hyundai Elantra N, Aston Martin Valhalla, and More Chip News

Our trip through the week’s stories including the new F1 car, a 1000-hp EV truck concept, and an update on the microchip shortage.

If you keep a list of the most unusual product placements, ready your pencils: Ford announced this week that it has partnered with Nabisco to print a limited-run pack of Oreo Thins cookies labeled as if they were the owner’s manual of a Ford Maverick, ostensibly to camouflage them so the cookies will not be eaten by anyone but the intended snacker. The concept is tortured and relies on anecdotes about the Maverick design team’s love of Oreos.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons update lands this week with a sweet promise
Animal Crossing: New Horizons

It’s been a while since we last heard from Nintendo on the matter of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but the Read more

The iPhone 14 Pro could get a big toughness upgrade next year – report
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While the upcoming iPhone 13 appears to be an incremental update, the 2022 model could be dramatically different, according to Read more

Release date confirmed for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s second expansion
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s second expansion, The Siege of Paris, will be released on 12th August. The release date was announced Read more

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla The Siege of Paris DLC and Season 3 dated: Here’s what’s new
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla The Siege of Paris DLC

Following leaks that apparently revealed the release date for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris, today Ubisoft revealed the Read more

iOS 14.7.1 fixes Apple Watch unlock bug
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Apple has dropped a minor iPhone and iPad software update in order to squish issues with unlocking the Apple Watch. Read more

These LG Tone Free true wireless earbuds go big on private calls and easy pairing
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LG has announced the latest update to its LG Tone Free earbud lineup: the FP9 and FP8 true wireless earbuds. Read more

Microsoft Windows 11 preview: This Mac user is tempted to switch
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With Windows 11, Microsoft takes a huge leap away from the OS’s legacy reputation Windows 11 marks a turning point Read more

Galaxy S10 5G update reportedly breaks face recognition
Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung has been making good in its promise to roll out Android updates more regularly, even if a bit belatedly. Read more

Sony clarifies the Xperia 1 III will receive software updates for two years
Sony Xperia 1 III

There have been reports that Sony’s Xperia 1 III flagship will receive only one OS update. The news has spread Read more

[Update: key specs] iQOO 8 with Snapdragon 888 Plus may launch on August 4
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Update: A fresh leak by the same tipster has revealed that the V2141A Vivo phone will launch as the iQOO Read more

2021 Hyundai Ioniq EV Elite long-term review: Your initial questions answered
2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

This time in our long term update, we answer your questions following our introduction. After a month or so with Read more

7 Things to Know About the iPhone XS iOS 14.7 Update
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Apple’s iOS 14.7 update could have a huge impact on your iPhone XS’ or iPhone XS Max’s performance. iOS 14.7 Read more