Day by day Authority: đź‘€ Google’s “Grogu” tracker

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🥶 Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s Day by day Authority! Yesterday was Blue Monday, formally essentially the most miserable day of the yr — and we had snow in Scotland which nonetheless hasn’t melted. Fortunately in the present day’s a bit cheerier because it’s Terrific Tuesday (okay, in order that’s not official, however I’m going with it).

Google’s “Grogu” AirTag competitor

Apple AirTag with iPhone rear

Eric Zeman / Android Authority

A leak suggests Google may very well be engaged on a tracker to rival Apple’s AirTag:

  • In response to leaker Kuba Wojciechowski, the codename for this product is “Grogu” — the actual identify of “Child Yoda” from The Mandalorian. Cute!
  • The purported tracker would supposedly embody a speaker and are available in a number of colours.
  • It might even pack assist for Bluetooth LE and ultra-wideband (UWB).

Google’s included UWB tech in its telephones because the Pixel 6 collection however hasn’t actually utilized the tech correctly thus far.

  • This tracker may very well be Google’s alternative to make use of the tech to offer homeowners with ultra-specific location knowledge for his or her tracker (and something it’s connected to).
  • There’s no phrase but on the actual product identify or when it may launch, however we’re assuming Google may announce it at Google I/O within the Spring, launching it in October at its annual {hardware} occasion.
  • We’ll have to attend and see!

Pixel Fold dummy reveals dimensions and extra

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In additional Google information in the present day, YouTuber Dave2D confirmed off what appears to be like like a dummy mannequin of the Google Pixel Fold.

  • We’ve already seen leaked renders, however this dummy’s supposedly made for case producers
  • Although the mannequin doesn’t include any {hardware}, its dimensions are allegedly correct.
  • Meaning the hinge design, bezels, digital camera positioning, and so forth, are the identical on the mannequin as on the precise Pixel Fold.

What else do we all know?

  • The mannequin suggests a brilliant skinny Pixel Fold that measures simply 5.7mm. That’s slimmer than an unfolded Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, for context.
  • The 2 halves of the Pixel Fold seem to close flush, with no hole.
  • That probably means Google’s utilizing a droplet-style hinge, like that of the Motorola Razr 2022 or Oppo Discover N2, and Dave2D was advised the machine’s hinge can be just like Oppo’s foldable.
  • Onto that display screen: Mock-ups present that when folded, it’s seemingly wider than the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
  • It additionally seems to have thicker bezels on the high and backside when unfolded, with the digital camera resting on the highest bezel, so it doesn’t intervene with the inside show.
  • Stereo sound’s on the playing cards too, because the audio system are positioned on the cellphone’s high left and backside proper.

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Tuesday factor

japanese curses

In case your January has been all positivity and resolutions to this point, why not combine issues up a bit with an excellent outdated curse?

  • On Japan’s main flea market web site, Mercari, you may order damnation direct to your doorstep, with nice offers on curses.
  • Enterprise is seemingly booming, with the offers trending on Twitter.
  • Vendor Jujutsushi Mukuro (“Darkish Arts Grasp Corpse”) presents a variety of choices, from cursing those that’ve wronged you to bouncing again from cash woes and even wooing a crush in time for Valentine’s Day.
  • Simply inform the vendor the names of the folks concerned and what you’d like executed, and also you’ll obtain an “ofuda,” or sacred paper talisman, within the mail a few days after the ritual is full.
  • Different spooky objects on the market embody Cursed Black Salt, which supposedly causes the goal to really feel as if they’re being watched whereas they sleep, and “Wara Ningyo”, the Japanese model of voodoo dolls.
  • Hopefully, your January’s going nicely sufficient that you just don’t have to resort to such excessive measures, and the location additionally sells “Curse Returns” in case you suppose anyone has solid an evil eye on you.
  • Then once more, should you suppose that, possibly you simply have to get higher sleep…

Have an ideal day!

Paula Beaton, Copy Editor.