Microsoft reveals why Windows Update downloads obsolete driver versions, Xiaomi 12 test reveals Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 overheating problems, Tesla recalls nearly 500,000 of its vehicles to correct serious technical problems, this is the recap ‘ of the day.
Why does Windows Update keep downloading old updates?
Windows Update exists to allow you to update your drivers in Windows 10 and Windows 11, especially the latest. However, in the “Optional Updates” tab, most of the drivers are several years old and completely obsolete. Microsoft has justified this problem by the fact that the 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Read: Windows 10 & 11: This Is Why Windows Update Downloads Outdated Driver Updates
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip suffers from overheating
Testing of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, powered by the Snapgragon 8 Gen 1, unfortunately revealed that Qualcomm’s new high-end processor suffers from big overheating issues, as was already the case with its predecessor, the Snapdragon 888. performance seems to have been constrained at 40%, and when the benchmark CPU Throttling Test tried to push the smartphone to 60% of its power, the processor was already reaching 44 degrees. These overheating issues could be due to the use of 4LPX burning by Samsung.
Read: Xiaomi 12 Pro: already tested, the smartphone reveals the big problem of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip
500,000 Tesla recalled by the manufacturer
Following the observation of the American federal agency in charge of road safety (NHTSA) which spotted many major technical problems on the Model 3 and Model S, Tesla had to recall 475,000 of its electric cars. This is the biggest reminder in Tesla’s history, which will therefore have to correct two major malfunctions in particular: a problem with the locking of the front trunk and an assembly defect which poses a risk for the reversing camera.
Read: Tesla recalls nearly 500,000 Model 3 and S over serious technical issues