Saturday coffee #214

The week was not the most eventful and interesting. So, on Monday, the site of the Wildberries marketplace changed its name to Russian and became known as Berries, however, the next day the company rolled everything back.

The final version of Android 13 became available for Google Pixel smartphones earlier than expected, although not all users have received this update yet.

The social network VKontakte has launched instant translation of text in chats into other languages.

VK also reported that now the user of VKontakte will receive a notification if the same password as his is in the databases of the leaked data of third-party services. We also have a good article on a similar topic:

And the Sberbank Online application appeared in the App Store under a new name – SBOL.

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Alice made friends with LG TVs

Alice’s voice assistant is now available on all 2022 LG smart TVs. The voice assistant and its new skills appear in TVs as the firmware is updated. In addition, Alice’s voice assistant has its own button on the remote control for LG TV models on webOS22.

The main plus of LG TVs with Alice is integration with the Kinopoisk application for Smart TV, where thousands of films and TV shows are available to Plus subscribers, as well as all the features of Yandex Music with My Wave, audio books and podcasts. Alice will be able to find a movie, cartoon or series by name, suggest a movie with her favorite actor, and also advise something for the evening.

Good solution, but it’s a pity that this update is not available for owners of older LG models. I would not refuse to have Alice appear on my TV, it seems to me that the search for content would become clearly easier and faster than it is now.

By the way, another news, but this time not very pleasant. In domestic online cinemas, foreign films and series began to disappear during the week. I noticed this when The Big Bang Theory disappeared from my watched videos in Kinopoisk. According to the media, this is due to the fact that domestic platforms cannot renew contracts with foreign copyright holders, so they have to remove content. If this continues, Russian online cinemas will not have the best of times.

This week, we published this article about why brand loyalty falls without advertising:

New Soundcore Headphones

Soundcore introduced the new Life Note 3i wireless headphones to the Russian market. These are classic TWS headphones with 10mm drivers, Hybrid Active Noise Canceling (Hybrid ANC) and Transparency Mode. Headphones support Bluetooth 5.2 and are protected according to the IPX5 standard.

The Anker Soundcore Life Note 3i can last up to 9 hours on a single charge, and the included case can extend that time up to 36 hours. Full charge time is three hours. There is a fast charging mode: 10 minutes is enough for two hours of earbuds.

The model is already available in stores at a suggested retail price of 5,499 rubles. And with the promo code OFTSLN44C08B in the brand’s official store on OZON, headphones can be purchased for 4,999 rubles (promotion period: 15.08 -10.09.2022).

According to the characteristics, they seem to be good headphones at a quite sane price. I don’t know how the Life Note 3i sound, but the Liberty 3 Pro from Soundcore are simply gorgeous, even if they belong to a different price segment. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, Anker has spun off the Soundcore brand of audio products, not just as a brand, but as a company. So if earlier for the parent brand, audio equipment was like such a by-product, now with the formation of Soundcore, the guys have seriously decided to take on this direction.

The topic will recommend you this our material:

As for the new products, this week we published two articles about the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4:

And we also discussed the new Razr from Motorola:

Tele2 offers home internet

Tele2 operator announced that until September 20, a special offer will be available to subscribers with My Online + and Black tariffs: when you first connect your home Internet, three months of use are provided free of charge in Moscow, Yaroslavl and Ivanovo. Subscribers can include home Internet services in the usual tariff for mobile communications without changing it.

After three months, the surcharge for connecting home Internet to the cost of the basic tariff will be 200 rubles at a speed of 100 Mbps, 250 rubles at a speed of 300 Mbps or 300 rubles for 500 Mbps.

For reference, home Internet is provided by the Rostelecom operator, which, in my opinion, is very good. Yes, and the prices are delicious, I pay 370 rubles a month for a 100 Mbps channel to the same operator, and here they offer 500 Mbps for 300 rubles. Plus, as I understand it, you don’t have to bother with paying different bills, everything will be debited from your Tele2 mobile number account.

Chery is bringing a new product to us

The Russian office of Chery announced last week that the start of sales of the updated Tiggo 4 crossover will begin before the end of this autumn. The novelty from Chery will be available for test drives at brand dealers starting from the end of August.

The car will be available for purchase in five trim levels and three powertrain combinations.

The 1.5-liter SQRE4G15C petrol engine (113 hp) will be offered in combination with a five-speed manual transmission. The same engine is aggregated with a CVT18 variator. And also Chery Tiggo 4 Pro will be offered with a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine (147 hp) in combination with a CVT25 variator.

The dimensions of the crossover Tiggo 4 Pro are: length – 4318 mm, width – 1831 mm, height – 1662 mm. Thanks to the wheelbase of 2610 mm, the interior of the car, according to the manufacturer, turned out to be spacious and roomy in comparison with other representatives of this crossover segment. Depending on the position of the rear seats, the volume of the luggage compartment varies from 340 to 1100 liters. The ground clearance of the Chery Tiggo 4 Pro crossover is 190 mm.

While the company has not announced prices, they promise to do this separately closer to the start of sales. By the way, it also became known that the Chinese automaker plans to localize the production of some models in our country, as well as bring another brand to our market, this is in addition to the Omoda planned for autumn.

In addition, this week the Chery brand became the official car partner of the Spartak football club. The manufacturer gave the club several Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro Max crossovers. And already at the next match against Dynamo, the Chery logo will be applied to the form of the main team of red and white.

Yes, we have already told you about Chery Tiggo 7 Pro and Tiggo 8 Pro Max:

…and dessert

Former Starbucks establishments reopen in Russia under the name Stars Coffee. With the logo, as well as with the name, the new owners of the premises of the former Starbucks decided not to bother too much, but took the old logo of the departed company, and in this form it existed from 1992 to 2011, and slightly localized it. Prices, they say, in Stars Coffee also remained similar to Starbucks, let’s hope that at least the coffee will be better.

Yes, as for coffee, on vacation I discovered the Coffee Like chain of coffee houses, where they make a very worthy drink. Moreover, I took coffee in this network in Nizhny Novgorod, Cheboksary, Kazan and Vladimir, everywhere its level was very good. As it turned out, this chain also exists in Moscow, but there are few outlets, and they are located in areas where I usually don’t go, but on occasion I will try coffee from Coffee Like here as well.

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