Windows 11 compatible with more PCs, the cost of electric charging in France and a revolutionary bicycle engine

This week, Windows 11 got updated and is compatible with many more PCs (maybe yours). During this time, we were able to know the real cost of charging electric cars in France. Finally, a German manufacturer has presented a motor for electric bicycles that could well change the industry. Here are the main tech news of the week.

Windows 11 becomes compatible with more computers

The Moment 3 update for Windows 11 22H2 has arrived and it makes a significant number of processors compatible with Microsoft’s OS. Enough to extend its compatibility with many other computer models. Intel, AMD, Qualcomm: if your computer is equipped with one of the processors now compatible, you may be able to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, if it was not the case.

To find out, there is a simple method: PC Health Check. This is the official Microsoft application that tells you whether your PC is compatible with Windows 11 or not.

How much does it really cost to charge an electric car in France?

In May 2023, France exceeded the symbolic bar of 100,000 public charging stations. In general, 100 kilometers of autonomy cost between 5 and 16 euros, for a motorway journey.

With data from a study by Avere-France, we can determine the price paid by operators and know their margin. The gross cost of recharging an electric car is 0.39 euro per kWh for a public terminal. This corresponds to 7 euros to drive for 100 kilometers. It should be noted that the tariffs of the various operators depend on one network to another.

An e-bike motor set to revolutionize the industry

The German manufacturer Pinion has presented a new trainer system for e-bikes. Its particularity: it is able to shift gears electronically (9 or 12 gears). He ensures that his engine is reliable, precise and above all instantaneous.

All while delivering a torque of 85 Nm and a maximum power of 600 W. It is lined with sensors that analyze several measurements, for example to know the cadence of pedaling and the speed of the bike. Finally, this engine is said to be semi-automatic: it can choose the gear ratio itself according to your pace. If you don’t want it, you can enable it on startup only, then continue manually.

The test of the week

Announced at WWDC 2023, the MacBook Air 15 M2 is the 15-inch version of the MacBook Air 13 M2 released last year. A very good laptop: powerful chip, large well-calibrated screen and excellent finishes. You still have to ignore the notch, the connectors and the presence of the LCD. If you are looking for a reliable machine, here it is.

The video of the week: the test of the Pixel Tablet

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