Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Overheats, 500,000 Teslas Recalled for Malfunctions, It’s ‘Recap’

Microsoft reveals why Windows Update downloads obsolete driver versions, Xiaomi 12 tests Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 reveals overheating problems, Tesla recalls nearly 500,000 of its vehicles to fix serious technical problems, this day is a recap.

Why Windows Update Keeps Downloading Old Updates?

Windows Update exists to allow you to update your drivers in Windows 10 and Windows 11, specifically the latest. However, in the “Optional Updates” tab, most of the drivers are several years old and completely obsolete. Microsoft justifies this problem by the fact that different categories of drivers must be able to coexist and explains that “This is necessary because it is a support utility that should not overwrite other drivers. […],

Read: Windows 10 and 11: This is why Windows Update downloads old driver updates

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip suffers from overheating

Testing of the Xiaomi 8 Pro, powered by the Snapdragon 888 Gen, unfortunately revealed that the new high-end processor from Qualcomm is prone to major overheating issues, as was already the case with its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888. Performance seems to have been hampered by 40%, and when the benchmark CPU throttling test tried to push the smartphone to 60% of its power, the processor was already clocking up to 44 degrees. These overheating issues can be caused by Samsung using 4LPX burning.

Read: Xiaomi 12 Pro: already tested, the smartphone reveals a major problem with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip

500,000 Tesla recalled by manufacturer

Tesla had to recall its 475,000 electric cars, following an observation by the US federal agency in charge of road safety (NHTSA), which noticed several major technical problems on the Model 3 and Model S. This is the biggest reminder in the history of Tesla, which therefore must specifically fix two major malfunctions: a problem with the locking of the front trunk and an assembly defect that risks reversing the camera.

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Read: Tesla recalls nearly 500,000 Model 3s and S over serious technical issues

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