Notable improvements for Windows 10, a Lidl electric car, this is the roundup of the week

Update numbered 19044.1862 improves IOPS performance, Elaris Finn is now available.In Germany, a study reveals that piracy reduces poverty in a country, this is the summary of the week.

This week, Microsoft released its new Windows 10 update, while Lidl started selling its new electric car, the Elaris Finn, in Germany. While an electric scooter user was seen on the highway at more than 100 km/h, SACEM claims copyright from Airbnb hosts and a study reveals that piracy would be able to lift a country out of poverty.

Elaris Finn now available in Germany

Made in China and sold there since 2019, the Elaris Finn has now been on the market in Germany for a few days. Lidl is still trying to develop its electric car segment, and the German giant’s first model is very similar to the Smart, which is light and can reach 115 km/h. The monthly “Like2Drive” subscription is 222 euros, but you You can also buy the vehicle for an amount of 20,330 euros.

Read: Lidl launches its own electric car to compete with Citroën Ami

110 km/h on an electric scooter on the motorway

It was on Reddit that the video of a young woman driving at more than 110 Kh/h on the highway was shared. It was the driver of a car driving behind her who recorded the video and thus proved the excessively high speed at which the scooter was traveling. Apart from a helmet, we can see that the woman riding the small machine is not wearing any protective equipment and therefore runs a huge risk.

Read: She drives 110 km/h with her electric scooter and overtakes cars on the motorway

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Microsoft is perfecting Windows 10

On Tuesday, July 19, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 update that is only available to Insiders for now. The building, numbered 19044.1862, improves performance Input/output operations per second and therefore increases the capacity of hard drives and SSDs. Via this new update, the Redmond company also fixes many problems.

Read: Windows 10: Update 19044.1862 increases the performance of hard drives and SSDs

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SACEM welcomes Airbnb hosts

If you own an apartment that you rent out on Airbnb, this news should interest you. SACEM has decided to demand royalties from landlords when they own a television, radio or CD player in a rented accommodation. SACEM has proposed a flat rate of 198 euros per year and threatens to sanction landlords with a fine of 300,000 euros in case of refusal to pay royalties. Having said that, you don’t actually have to pay if you don’t have a satellite dish.

Read: Airbnb: SACEM requires copyright from landlords, but you are not obliged to pay

A study reveals the benefits of hacking

The Balkan Journal of Social Sciences has shared the results of a study conducted to understand the possible link between piracy and a country’s overall economy. By analyzing the effect of piracy in Latin America, for example, researchers have found that piracy can ultimately help some populations lift themselves out of poverty. By hacking software such as Office or Adobe suites, residents are trained and can thus acquire skills.

Read: Hacking is a way out of poverty, study finds

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Our test of the day

2/5 for the Intel Arc 380 graphics card

In addition to a decent performance at 1080p and an attractive price, the Intel Arc 380 is far from up to par and will have a hard time winning against, for example, the RX 6400. Here Intel offers a graphics card that does not provide any innovative functionality, its consumption is high , and it makes a very unpleasant high-pitched sound. Intel fails to convince us with this Arc 380.

Read: Intel Arc 380 review: a graphics card that doesn’t spark

Realme GT Neo 3T: better and less good than its predecessor

You are looking for a gaming smartphone at a low price, Realme again offers an interesting product with the GT Neo 3T. We like its power, the colorimetry of the screen improved compared to the GT Neo 2, its excellent economy or the stability of the platform and the good control over the temperature. However, we regret that the photo quality has been revised down compared to the GT Neo 2, and we note that charging is slower between 80% and 100%.

Read: Realme GT Neo 3T test: lower price, improved autonomy and stability

Pleasantly surprised by the Nissan Ariya

The Ariya is Nissan’s first electric crossover, and overall, this vehicle has won us over. Apart from the inappropriate ergonomics of the driving position and a driving assistance system that is a little too loud, Nissan offers a quality vehicle with a unique design. We appreciate its controlled consumption and the fact that the Ariya can charge in 22 kW on AC chargers and up to 130 kW in DC. Note that the presence of a video mode in the central mirror seemed unnecessary to us, and that the classic mirror mode remains our favorite.

Read: Nissan Ariya test: electric upgrade

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