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⚡ Welcome to weekly powerThe Android salad Newsletter featuring the top Android and tech news of the week. Version 210 is here, with a Pixel tablet leak, a low-cost battery release from Samsung, the launch of IFA 2022, a new Mafia game, and more of the week’s top tech news.

🍁 Although she hasn’t officially fallen out, she looks like she’s here. There’s chills in the air, pumpkin spice latte is back on the menu (see this weekly issue of Wonderland), and friends keep wondering about my plans for Halloween. I don’t mind – fall is my favorite season!

Popular news this week

Samsung:

Sony:

  • Sony announces Xperia 5 IVA little less phone for less money – hello to a bigger battery and brighter screen, goodbye to a variable telephoto lens.

Movies/TV:

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the games:

Ultimate Mafia Edition

Reviews

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Features

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Weekly Wonders

Nokia x100 close-up of a pumpkin

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Close-up of a pumpkin

It’s September now, and while fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd, it looks like it is Starbucks is already early With the Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL). The popular spiced fall drink debuted in 2003, and has become a regular on the seasonal calendar each year, although it appears to arrive much earlier each passing year.

As a huge fan of anything that includes pumpkin spice, this got me thinking. What is the history of this critically acclaimed spice, and why do we love it so much?

  • It turns out that the popular spice blend is over 200 years old – 223 years old, to be exact.
  • The term usually refers to a mixture of spices used to flavor pumpkin pie, including cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice.
  • Spicy Pumpkin Pie recipes date back to the late 1700s.
  • But until the 1930s, a pre-mixed pumpkin spice mix was available for purchase.
  • And we still don’t know who is credited with inventing the pumpkin spice latte. Peter Dukes (who was Starbucks’ espresso manager—and yes, that’s his real job title) is said to have brought the idea to the company, along with seasonal drinks like mint mocha and ignog latte.
  • Apparently, when developing a pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks’ R&D team pours espresso over pumpkin pies To determine the ideal ratio of spices to coffee and evaporated milk. Looks delicious.
  • It wasn’t until 2015 when Starbucks started using real pumpkin in the drink.
  • Turns out, PSL wasn’t meant to be such a huge success: It debuted in just 100 Starbucks stores across Washington, D.C. and Vancouver, BC.
  • It’s hard these days to imagine this time of year without him.

Pay more for your PSL

If you’ve been craving your favorite fall drink, here’s a little sad news. Pumpkin spice latte is back this year with prices ever rising thanks to inflation:

  • according to CNNA big PSL will set you back 4% more than last year.
  • This means that you will pay between $5.45 and $5.95, depending on your location.
  • But you can always choose the pumpkin spice blend, coffee, and milk of your choice to make your own PSL at home.
  • Grab one of the The best smart coffee makers A good place to start, you’ll also want to get your hands on a file warm cup of coffee To ensure your drink remains enjoyable.
  • Just be calm with PSL – too much caffeine can affect your sleep, although Best sleep trackers Make it easy to monitor your bedtime habits.

technical calendar

  • 2-6 September: IFA Berlin
  • September 6: Huawei Mate 50 series launched
  • September 7 @10am PT (1pm ET, 7pm CET): Apple event elusive
  • September 10 @9pm CST: Ubisoft Forward interface
  • September 29: OnePlus 10T for sale
  • 6 October: Pixel 7 launch? (to be announced later on)
  • October 13: Pixel 7 for sale? (to be announced later on)
  • November 8: Skull and Bones release date on Xbox Series S/X, PS5, PC, Stadia and Luna
  • November 9: God of War: Ragnarok launches on PS4 and PS5
  • November 18: The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me launches on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and PC

Tech Tweet of the Week

Create ai artwork

It finally happened: a work of art created by artificial intelligence won first place in a competition…

Extra thing: Take a look at this Happy little ermine Play on the trampoline to spice up your week.

Paula Beaton, copy editor.

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