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⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority publication that breaks down the highest Android and tech information from the week. The 210th version right here, with a Pixel tablet leak, Samsung’s funds beefy battery launch, IFA 2022 launches, a brand new Mafia sport, and extra of the week’s prime tech information.

🍁 Although it’s not formally fall, it feels prefer it right here. There’s a chill within the air, pumpkin spice lattes are again on the menu (see this version’s Weekly Surprise), and associates maintain asking what my plans are for Halloween. I don’t thoughts — fall is my favourite season!

In style information this week



  • Sony pronounces the Xperia 5 IV: Rather less cellphone for lots much less money – whats up larger battery and brighter display screen, goodbye variable telephoto lens.

Motion pictures/TV:

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Weekly Surprise

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A detailed up picture of pumpkins

We’re now into September, and although fall doesn’t formally begin till September 22, it looks as if Starbucks is already early with its pumpkin spice latte (PSL) sport. The common spiced fall drink first landed again in 2003, and has change into a daily on the seasonal calendar yearly, although it appears to reach earlier annually that goes by.

As an enormous fan of something involving pumpkin spice, this acquired me considering. What’s the historical past of this much-lauded spice, and why can we adore it a lot?

  • It seems that the favored spice mix is over 200 years outdated — 223 years outdated, to be exact.
  • The time period often refers to a mix of spices used to taste pumpkin pie, together with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice.
  • Recipes for spice-filled “pompkin pie” date again to the late 1700s.
  • Nevertheless it wasn’t till the Nineteen Thirties that pre-blended Pumpkin Spice combine was obtainable to buy.
  • And we nonetheless don’t know who to credit score for the invention of the pumpkin spice latte. It’s stated Peter Dukes (who was Starbucks’ director of espresso — and sure, that could be a actual job title) was the one who introduced the thought to the corporate, alongside seasonal drinks like peppermint mocha and eggnog latte.
  • Apparently, when growing the pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks’ analysis and improvement staff poured espresso on prime of pumpkin pies to find out the right ratio of spices to espresso and steamed milk. Sounds scrumptious.
  • It wasn’t till 2015 that Starbucks began utilizing actual pumpkin within the drink.
  • Seems, the PSL wasn’t even supposed to be such an enormous hit: It debuted in simply 100 Starbucks shops throughout Washington, DC and Vancouver, BC.
  • Lately it’s arduous to think about this time of yr with out it.

Pay extra to your PSL

Should you’re craving your favourite fall beverage, a little bit of unhappy information. This yr pumpkin spice lattes are again with an all-time value hike because of inflation:

  • In keeping with CNN, a grande PSL will set you again 4% extra in comparison with final yr.
  • Meaning you’ll pay between $5.45 and $5.95, relying in your location.
  • However you can at all times decide up some pumpkin spice mix, espresso, and milk of your option to make your personal PSL at residence.
  • Grabbing one of many greatest sensible espresso makers is an effective place to start out, and also you’ll additionally need to get your arms on a espresso mug hotter to make sure your drink stays toasty.
  • Simply go simple with the PSL — an excessive amount of caffeine might affect your sleep, although the greatest sleep trackers make it simpler to keep watch over bedtime habits.

Tech Calendar

  • September 2-6: IFA Berlin
  • September 6: Huawei Mate 50 sequence launch
  • September 7 @ 10 AM PT (1 PM ET, 7 PM CET): Apple’s Far Out occasion
  • September 10 @ 9 PM CEST: Ubisoft Ahead showcase
  • September 29: OnePlus 10T on sale
  • October 6: Pixel 7 launch? (TBC)
  • October 13: Pixel 7 on sale? (TBC)
  • November 8: Cranium and Bones launch date on Xbox Collection S/X, PS5, PC, Stadia, and Luna
  • November 9: God of Struggle: Ragnarok launches on PS4, PS5
  • November 18: The Darkish Footage: The Satan in Me launches on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection S/X, and PC

Tech Tweet of the Week

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It lastly occurred: an AI-generated paintings received first place in a contest…

One thing additional: Take a look at this blissful little stoat enjoying on a trampoline to brighten up your week.

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.



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