May 12, 2022

What cartoon characters would look like in real life, how to free up memory on Windows 11, why Peeves is missing from the Harry Potter movies, this is the recap of the week

Artist Hidreley uses artificial intelligence to surprise us again, a trick to free up RAM in Windows 11, one of the most powerful characters in JK Rowling’s novels missing from the movies.

A week full of varied news at Tom’s Guide: while the artist Hidreley transforms cartoon heroes into realistic characters thanks to artificial intelligence, Tesla announces that it wants to punish drivers who adjust their seats too often. We explain how to free up memory on Windows 11 and why the character of Peeves does not appear in the Harry Potter films. We welcome you to the recap of the week.

Our favorite animated characters… realistic version!

Artist Hidreley Diao has once again used artificial intelligence to show us what some cartoon characters would look like in real life. We thus discover Pocahontas, Aladdin, Peter Pan or even some protagonists of the Simpsons. Do not hesitate to take a look at our news to discover the bluffing result of the creator.

Read > Peter Pan, Rapunzel, The Simpsons… Cartoon characters in real life

Moe Szyslak recreated using artificial intelligence – Credit: Instagram @hidreley

Here’s how to free up memory on Windows 11

Computer developer Michael Niehaus discovered that Windows 11 taskbar icons tend to eat up RAM. For ” save system resources and free up memory, so all you have to do is hide the Widgets and Microsoft Teams icons, which are pinned to your taskbar by default. The developer also advises to disable the feature “ Startup boost from Microsoft Edge’s system settings if you want to minimize Microsoft Edge’s resource usage.

Read > Windows 11: free up memory with this silly trick

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The Microsoft Teams icon on the Windows 11 taskbar – Credit: Microsoft

Tesla wants to crack down and limit repetitive seat adjustments

Hacker @greentheonly has just revealed that Tesla is currently working on a system to prevent repeated seat adjustments in its Model 3 and Model Y. The automaker is reportedly planning to limit excessively repeated seat adjustments and is expected to roll out a system that will penalize users.

Read > Tesla will penalize drivers who adjust their seat too much

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Amazing feature set to land on Model 3 and Model Y soon – Credit: Unsplash

Harry Potter: why is Peeves absent from the films?

In JK Rowling’s novels, one of the most powerful characters is Peeves the Poltergeist, a spell-immune spirit who resides at Hogwarts and spends his time troubling students and teachers. Even if we still don’t know why this character is absent from the Harry Potter films, we can imagine that Peeves brought nothing essential to the story. The scenes shot with actor Rik Mayall in the role of Peeves for Harry Potter at the Sorcerer’s Stone had also been cut during editing.

Read > Harry Potter: why is one of the most powerful characters absent from the films?

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 – Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

What are the differences between Jeff Bezos’ Y721 yacht and Steve Jobs’ Venus?

Our colleagues from Apple Insider have decided to play nicely with the problems of the ultra-rich by comparing Jeff Bezos’ yacht Y721 and Steve Jobs’ Venus. Which is the most expensive, the longest, and what differentiates these two gigantic boats in terms of design and motorization? We tell you everything in our news about this battle of billionaires.

Read > Battle of the ultra-rich: Jeff Bezos’ Y721 yacht compared to Steve Jobs’ Venus

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Le yacht Jeff Bezos et le yacht de Steve Jobs © Tom van Oossanen, Boat International, Tom’s Guide FR

Our tests and files of the week

Moto G200: attractive but incomplete

With the Moto G200, Motorola offers a new high-end gaming smartphone that will appeal with its large screen and 144 Hz display frequency, the power of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888+ or its 5000 mAh battery. We regret the absence of an OLED screen, headphone jack and microSD reader and we were disappointed by the moderately fast charge. The Moto G200 remains an interesting model for gamers who don’t want to spend more than 500 euros.

Read > Moto G200 test: an ultra-powerful, inexpensive, but incomplete smartphone

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Motorola Moto G200 – Credit: Xavier Regord / Tom’s Guide

Le premier set Sonic Lego…

And that is already reason enough to invest. Even if the construction is not exciting and rather repetitive, the result is satisfactory and we end up with a beautiful, slender exhibition piece with a nice pixelated effect. Of the three parts that make up the final rendering, it must be recognized that Dr. Robotnik is unfortunately completely missed. This is an exhibition set that should amuse nostalgics and retrogamers.

Read > LEGO Sonic the Hedgehog review: should you buy the Green Hill Zone in bricks?

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Lego Sonic The Hedgehog – Credits: Edouard le Ricque / Tom’s Guide

Which vehicles can now charge in Tesla Superchargers?

Since February 1, certain 100% electric vehicles can use Tesla’s network of Superchargers in France. However, there are conditions and only 16 sites are concerned so far. Go to our dedicated file to find out if your car is compatible, how much it will cost you and where to find the terminals open to brands other than Tesla.

Read > Tesla 2022 charger: which cars are compatible? How much does it cost ?

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Superchargeur Tesla © Unsplash