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iPhone 14 is calling 911 on users riding rollercoasters

Crash or sick ride detected!

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When a new feature makes its debut, novel ways to break the said feature usually pop up after a while. Well, chalk this up to strange coincidence. Several users have already discovered ways to unintentionally break Apple’s new Crash Detection feature which debuted with the iPhone 14 series.

Last month, Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 series. Besides other new features, the series also debuted Crash Detection. Much like Fall Detection (which has already saved a lot of people in documented cases), the new feature is built to assist users who get into vehicle accidents by promptly calling authorities when a crash is detected.

Now, despite existing for only a month, the iPhone 14 has already detected six crashes in Kings Island, an amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio. If we didn’t know any better, we could have easily cordoned the area off as an accident-prone behemoth and drove far away without batting an eyelash.

However, while we don’t exactly know how the amusement park is with ride safety, those who drive cars don’t really have much to worry about. Apple’s Crash Detection has been calling authorities for iPhone 14 users who were on the amusement park’s rollercoasters (via Wall Street Journal). A sample 911 call even picked up a rider’s screams. The ride’s sudden stops and starts are contributing to the feature’s most prolific false positives to date. If you’re an avid adrenaline junkie with an iPhone 14, you might want to leave your phone with someone on the ground.

Or you can just wait a bit more for a patch. Apple already knows about the feature’s recent blunder. Though a patch hasn’t been announced, the company hopes to use the data to minimize false positives in the future.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 14 Plus Unboxing & Hands On

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How Filipinos Google-searched this 2022

What were the top searches this year?

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The year 2022 has been nothing short of events that rocked the internet — from politics to sports, from pop culture to celebrities, and more. Google recently released its Year in Search 2022 which compiled the list of top items Filipinos searched for in the calendar year, and familiar search terms have emerged on top.

This year in Trending Searches, Filipinos keyed in “Halalan 2022”, “VaxCertPh”, and “precinct finder” the most, in that order.

Hit game Wordle came in at no. 4, while another, Axie Infinity, ranked no. 9. Shows like All of Us Are Dead, Encanto, and the keywords “Jeffrey Dahmer” also made the Top 10 list at no. 5, no. 8, and no. 10, respectively.

Rounding out the list is “Warriors vs Celtics” at no. 6, which of course was the 2022 NBA Finals series won by Golden State, and “Ukraine” at no. 7 due to the country’s on-going conflict against Russia.

To give you a better picture of how Filipinos searched in Google this year, here’s a complete rundown of each list:

Overall Top Trending Searches

  1. Halalan 2022
  2. VaxCertPh
  3. precinct finder
  4. Wordle
  5. All of Us Are Dead
  6. Warriors vs Celtics
  7. Ukraine
  8. Encanto
  9. Axie Infinity
  10. Jeffrey Dahmer

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  1. Halalan 2022
  2. VaxCertPh
  3. precinct finder
  4. Ukraine
  5. Monkeypox
  6. NATO
  7. Gwyneth Chua
  8. presidential race update
  9. Ethylene Oxide
  10. Bagyong Karding update

Korean Series

All of Us Are Dead

  1. All of Us Are Dead
  2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  3. Business Proposal
  4. Alchemy of Souls
  5. Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  6. Big Mouth
  7. Our Beloved Summer
  8. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
  9. Sh**ting Stars
  10. Happiness

Sports

  1. Warriors vs Celtics
  2. Warriors vs Mavericks
  3. Heat vs Celtics
  4. NBA standings 2022
  5. Grizzlies vs Warriors
  6. Golden State Warriors vs Boston
  7. PBA schedule
  8. NBA playoffs
  9. NBA draft 2022
  10. ​​Deanna Wong

TV Shows or Series

  1. All of Us Are Dead
  2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
  3. Business Proposal
  4. Alchemy of Souls
  5. Euphoria
  6. Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  7. Big Mouth
  8. Manifest
  9. Our Beloved Summer
  10. The Summer I Turned Pretty

Song Lyrics

  1. We Don’t Talk About Bruno
  2. Sun And Moon
  3. Mahika
  4. Babalik Sa’yo
  5. Easy On Me
  6. Repeat
  7. Favorite Girl
  8. Pano
  9. Angel Baby
  10. Paraluman

Games

  1. Wordle
  2. Axie Infinity
  3. Arceus X
  4. Razer Gold
  5. Tower of Fantasy
  6. Jollymax
  7. Lost Ark
  8. Anime Adventures codes
  9. Flyff Universe
  10. MIR4

Male Personalities

  1. Ricci Rivero
  2. Johnny Depp
  3. Park Solomon
  4. Tyler Poarch
  5. Chris Rock
  6. Juancho Hernangomez
  7. Ahn Hyo-seop
  8. Jordan Clarkson
  9. Andrew Garfield
  10. Adam Levine

Female Personalities

  1. Amber Heard
  2. Kris Aquino
  3. Deanna Wong
  4. Anna Delvey
  5. Kate Moss
  6. Sofia Carson
  7. Xyriel Manabat
  8. Cara Delevingne
  9. Alba Baptista
  10. Bella Racelis

Movies

Mi TV P1

  1. Encanto
  2. Incantation
  3. Eternals
  4. Purple Hearts
  5. Thor: Love and Thunder
  6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  7. Turning Red
  8. Black Adam
  9. More Than Blue
  10. Spider-Man: No Way Home

Losses

  1. Queen Elizabeth II
  2. Cherie Gil
  3. Susan Roces
  4. Aaron Carter
  5. Technoblade
  6. Shinzo Abe
  7. Percy Lapid
  8. Kim Mi-soo
  9. Yoo Ju-eun
  10. Betty White
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Dimensity 8200 brings flagship specs to midrange

Phones coming later this month

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At the start of the month, several Chinese brands postponed their much-awaited launches in light of the passing of a political figure in China. Naturally, these brands are scrambling to find new dates for their new products. Now is finally time for one of them to emerge from the shadows. MediaTek has launched the new Dimensity 8200.

Built for higher-end smartphones, the Dimensity 8200 offers flagship-level performance for cheaper price tags. Inside, the chipset sports four Arm Cortex-A78 cores going up to 3.1GHz, while supported by a Mali-G610 GPU. It also has an AI processing unit for more intelligent tasks.

Improving gaming performance, the chipset comes with a HyperEngine 6.0 system. Complemented with Intelligent Display Sync 2.0, smartphones with the chipset automatically adjusts refresh rate and framerate to accommodate gaming based on the game. It can also support 120Hz WQHD+ and 180Hz Full HD+ displays.

For cameras, the Dimensity 8200 features the Imagiq 785 ISP, a processor capable of supporting up to 320-megapixel photos. It can shoot 14-bit HDR videos using three cameras simultaneously. The AI processing unit can also reduce noise in low-light conditions.

Naturally, the new chipset can support sub-6GHz 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connections. It also has Bluetooth LE Audio technology to support clear audio using wireless setups.

Currently, MediaTek has not announced any smartphones which will carry the chipset. However, the brand promises new phones coming later this month.

SEE ALSO: Dimensity 1080 improves MediaTek’s 5G lineup

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Apple Music is getting a karaoke feature

Sometime this month

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Though karaoke machines are ubiquitous now, what happens if a night out lacks one? One trick is to just search for karaoke versions of your favorite songs on YouTube. However, if you have Apple Music, you’ll have another option. Apple’s music streaming service is getting a karaoke feature.

Announced officially by Apple, the service is introducing Apple Music Sing, a way to sing karaoke style straight from the app. The feature includes adjustable vocals which softens or loudens a song’s vocals depending on the user’s preference. Users can sing completely solo or accompanying the original singer.

As with every karaoke machine, the feature will display the lyrics in real time so users can follow along. Duet songs are also getting some love. Apple Music will split the screen in half for two different singers to sing along to a track.

To help users get started, the feature will introduce 50 companion playlists featuring all the different songs that’s “compelling people all around the world to sing”. That said, one can hope that the karaoke library is extensive. While 50 playlists are plenty, the service has a wide variety of songs that can easily trump any karaoke machine today.

Apple will start rolling out the new feature for Apple Music subscribers worldwide later this month — just in time for the holiday season. It will be available on iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV 4K.

SEE ALSO: Replay! Apple Music launches new year-end experience

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