Google loses its lawsuit against Sonos, the price of mobile plans never so low, the recap

Google is changing the way Nest speakers work after their legal loss to Sonos, mobile plan prices have never been lower in 20 years, Tesla is updating Model S software to boost performance on the racetrack, c ‘is the recap’ of the most important news of Friday January 7, 2022.

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Google changes how Nest speakers work after loss to Sonos

Google has just experienced a new legal setback. Indeed, Mountain View firm lost lawsuit against Sonos for several patent infringements. The brand accused the American giant of having stolen its wireless speaker technology, which Google would have used to develop the Google Home. After years of prosecution, justice ruled in favor of Sonos, believing that Google violated 5 patents. As a result, Google is forced to remove certain features from these Nest speakers which precisely use Sonos technology.

Read : Google changes how Nest speakers work after Sonos complaint

Package prices have never been lower in 20 years

A study by INSEE published this Friday, January 7, 2022 reveals that the prices of mobile plans charged by Orange, Free, SFR and Bouygues Telecom have never been so low for 20 years. Indeed, prices have actually fallen by 30% on average. Against all expectations, this is a French peculiarity. In the United States, for example, the bill must be multiplied by three! The arrival of Free in 2012 and its ultra-aggressive pricing policy is not unrelated to this trend.. With such low offers, operators had no choice but to align with the newcomer, driving down the average price of subscriptions.

Read : Orange, Bouygues Telecoms, Free – the price of packages has never been so low for 20 years

Tesla Updates Model S Software to Boost Track Performance

Tesla has just released a software update for the Tesla Model S. Called “Plaid Track Mode”, this new profile was previously designed to improve the performance of the electric car on the circuit. According to the manufacturer, this mode takes full advantage of the three-engine platform and its power of more than 1000 horsepower. This mode makes many modifications to the vehicle, such as optimized cooling of the powertrain, improved regenerative braking power, adaptive suspension damping, and even more. a performance user interface.

Read : Model S – Tesla wants to multiply its performance on the track with the “Plaid Track Mode”

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