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πŸ‘‹ Hello and welcome to Thursday’s Daily Authority. If you think we feel like we just saw each other, you’re right! Paula here covering Hadlee today, and if you’re already a Weekly Authority subscriber, you’ll see me for the third time this weekend. Lucky you!

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DIY Foldable iPhone

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While you’re probably not about to rush out and build your own foldable when there are phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4 and Motorola Razr 5G, that’s exactly what a YouTuber Chinese and his teammates did.

  • The team created a foldable iPhone, with working iOS software.
  • The project lasted nearly a year and wasn’t as easy as we’re about to make it out to be.
  • Parts from different iPhones were used to create the foldable, including internals from the iPhone X.
  • These internals were packaged into a Motorola Razr flip phone chassis to create a foldable iPhone.

The ordeal of fire

Hours of meticulous construction and lots of trial and error went into making the device work.

  • In addition to using materials from other iPhones, some parts had to be 3D printed, and the battery used was a tiny 1,000mAh cell that doesn’t support MagSafe or wireless charging.
  • It is still quite impressive that the phone works well with iOS and has touchscreen functionality.

Foldable future

The Youtuber wanted to keep as many parts of the donor iPhones as possible during construction.

  • After testing various foldable hinges, including the Galaxy Z Flip hinge, they settled on the Moto Razr hinge as it caused the least creases.
  • They even named their creation: “the iPhone V”.
  • Although it’s a far cry from what a foldable iPhone of the future might look like, it’s impressive!

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PS5 controller plant shell

Adam Birney / Android Authority

Note: These costs are for the UK, based on UK energy prices..

eurogamer console power consumption
  • The consoles still draw power even when completely turned off, albeit a tiny amount, with the PS5 consuming 0.1W of power and the Xbox Series X a bit more at 0.2W.
  • Gamers in the UK could spend up to Β£22.70 a year ($25.85) leaving their consoles in rest mode.
  • Most of us have left our console idling while having a snack or doing something else, but it might surprise you to know that your console doesn’t consume much less power when idling. The PS5 consumes 57.4W per hour (costing 1.95p), ​​while the lowest power consuming console is the Nintendo Switch at 7.8W per hour.
  • It’s probably more efficient to use a streaming stick or smart TV than your games console for that Netflix binge – A Chromecast at max load uses around 2W of power per hour, while the PS5 uses a whopping 80 W and the Xbox Series X uses 44.8 W.
  • Finally, the question on all our lips: how much does your gambling habit really cost you? Playing demanding games (CyberPunk 2077 in performance mode, in this case) can be expensive. The PS5 used up to 230W of power per hour, costing 7.54 pence (9 cents), while the Xbox Series X used up to 190 W, costing 6.12 pence (7 cents).
  • This means that a three-hour play session on the PS5 could cost you 23 pence in the UK, Β£1.60 ($1.82) if you play this way every day for a week, and Β£7 ( $8) for one month. Most of us probably don’t gamble that much, but if you do, it could cost you Β£84 ($96) a year.
  • If you’re in the US, these costs will obviously vary, but you can always use power consumption figures to work out how much your gaming habit is costing you based on the rates in your area.

Turn off my idle console,

Paula Beaton, editor.