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Emmanuel Macron wants to pay the French who return their old smartphone, bugs with Linky, the recap

The new “bonus return” proposed by Emmanuel Macron for old smartphones, a major bug that disrupts a Linky counter and the list of Xiaomi smartphones compatible with Android 13, this is the recap of the news for this Tuesday, April 14, 2022.

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If you don’t have time to go through high-tech news, don’t worry. In this article, we summarize in a few lines the main news for this Tuesday, April 14, 2022. On track.

Emmanuel Macron wants to pay the French who return their old smartphone

As the French prepare to attend the debate between two rounds between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, the outgoing candidate/president has just announced a new measure to reduce France’s dependence on countries that export rare metals and of electronic components. Indeed, Emmanuel Macron wants to introduce a “return bonus” to encourage the French to return their old smartphone to recycling or reconditioning organizations, in exchange for a discount on their next purchase.

Learn more: Emmanuel Macron wants to pay the French who return their old smartphone

Discover the list of Xiaomi smartphones compatible with Android 13

Just a few weeks before the new Google I/O conference, the leaker @Xiaomiui has just revealed the list of its smartphones compatible with Android, the next version of the Mountain View firm’s operating system. Unsurprisingly, we find the latest devices from the Chinese brand, such as all of the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi Mi 11 and 11T, or even the Redmi Note 11 and Note 10. Some POCO devices will also be able to migrate to Android 13, namely the POCO X3 Pro, the POCO M3 Pro 5G and M4 Pro 5G or the POCO F3.

Learn more: Android 13 – here is the list of Xiaomi smartphones that will receive the update

A bug completely disrupts a Linky meter

A couple has just told of their misadventure with their Linky counter. Due to a bug never seen before, household electricity consumption literally exploded, being estimated at more than €298,772! According to the mobile application used by the couple to check their energy consumption, it suddenly went from 6,212 kWh to 478,244 kWh. And if Enedis was reassuring at the start, the company ensures that the Linky meter is not responsible for the problem. For now, the company is checking with the couple’s electricity supplier.

Learn more: Linky – a bug displays an electricity consumption of 290,000 euros, the meter has gone crazy

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