As Bitcoin returns to the $20,000 mark, Samsung is raising prices on its upcoming smartphones and Apple is introducing its new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. We now know the plot of Gladiator 2 and summarize the differences and similarities between The Last of Us and the first episode of the series inspired by it.
Bitcoin breaks the $20,000 mark
While the most popular cryptocurrency in the world has been stagnating for weeks, the price of bitcoin seems to be on the rise in recent days. Indeed, Bitcoin has crossed the $20,000 mark. Thus, the uncertainty associated with the current geopolitical context seems to be easing and investors are ready to reinvest.
Read > Bitcoin on the Rise Again: What’s Happening?
Galaxy S23 pricing revealed
@RGcloudS has just shared a list of new prices for the upcoming Galaxy S23. If this new information is to be believed, Samsung is planning to revise its price list and increase the prices of its next generation smartphones. Indeed, you can get the standard model from $799. As for the S23+, it will be offered from $999, while the S23 Ultra will start at $1,499.
Read > Galaxy S23: we finally found out their price, what to expect?
Russell Crowe talks about the plot of Gladiator 2
Russell Crowe took advantage of his appearance on the Fitzy & Balado Wippa podcast to reveal new plot details for Gladiator 2. We now know that the second installment, once again directed by Ridley Scott, will focus on the character of Lucius, who will be played by Paul Mescal. Maximus’ translator confirmed that he would not be part of the cast.
Read > Gladiator 2: Russell Crowe Reveals Sequel Story, You’ll Be Disappointed
Apple unveiled its M2 Pro and M2 Max chips
Apple has finally introduced its new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which are more powerful and faster than the M1 Pro and M1 Max. These SoCs are now Apple’s most efficient and bring their fair share of new features. Scroll down to our Special News to see the performance of the new chips in terms of CPU performance, graphics power, or efficiency.
Read > M2 Pro and M2 Max: Apple introduces powerful new chips for MacBook Pro and Mac mini
What differences can we expect between The Last of Us and its live-action adaptation?
Inspired by the famous video game, The Last of Us seems to have delighted fans as soon as the first episode aired, which is especially faithful to the source material. However, there are some differences between the game and the series. Two videographers, Ultimate Gamerz and ElAnalistaDeBits, also filmed two videos to gauge the similarities and nuances between the video game masterpiece and the first episode of the series.
Read > The Last of Us: This video shows the differences and similarities between the game and the series
Our tests of the week
Microsoft Surface 5 15-inch laptop: Slightly weak performance
If we appreciate the high-resolution display of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, its wide connectivity and fast battery charging, we regret that this ultrabook didn’t bring anything new in terms of design or technical data compared to its predecessor. Performance isn’t great, battery life is limited, and the LCD panel is too bright. We would also like to see Microsoft add a fingerprint scanner.
Read > Microsoft Surface 5 15-inch Review: An Ultrabook That Runs Out Too Quickly!
Series not to be missed under any circumstances this month
Whether you subscribe to Netflix, Prime Video, or even Disney+, there will be no shortage of products for series fans. To help you not miss a single nugget, we’re rounding up the best series available in January on various streaming platforms.
Read > What are the best TV shows to stream in January 2023?
Are you looking for your next TV? Follow the guide!
Are you planning to buy a new TV but are hesitant between 4K, Led or OLED models and confused by the growing number of models? Rest assured, Tom’s Guide has put together a selection of the best TVs for you to help you choose the best one for your needs and your budget.
Read > Comparison of TVs: 4K, Led, Oled? What to buy in 2023?