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DateDate: 28-02-2019, 05:55

Can a simple protective film display 3D content without using special glasses or an expensive holographic screen? Companies Lucid and Holitech believe that they can.
Holoscreen is a protective film for a smartphone that allows users to view 3D content inside an application without glasses. An accessory for $ 30 outside a 3D application functions as a regular protective film.
Holoscreen film shows 3D content on a smartphone screen
When viewing 2D content outside the application, companies claim that the protective film does not alter the operation of the smartphone screen, but serves as the usual protection in the form of a thin film. On the other hand, 3D images and videos look clear and seem to go beyond the limits of the screen. At least, Holitech and Lucid say so.
The app will help users view finished 3D content, as well as allow some devices to capture their own 3D content. The Lucid Andromeda software will be used to capture 3D content on some mid-level devices. Lucid reports that the software has been reduced to a lighter version, which allows it to work even on inexpensive smartphones. This version of the app also consumes less power. Both the application itself and film sizes are compatible with a large number of smartphones on iOS and Android.
Holoscreen film shows 3D content on a smartphone screen
“While the 3D industry, virtual and augmented reality are struggling with the burden of wearing glasses and headsets, as well as lack of content, a new wave of high-end smartphones is emerging that makes consumption and creating three-dimensional content easier than ever,” says Han Jin, CEO and co-founder of Lucid. "Such simple solutions as a protective film are needed to create a bridge between the state in which the industry is now located and the direction in which 3D and VR / AR are going."
Holoscreen is presented at the Mobile World Congress, held these days in Barcelona. However, the film itself will go on sale only in the second half of 2019. The fate of Holoscreen can also be seen on the product site.
A source

DateDate: 27-02-2019, 06:00

Nubia introduced the Nubia Alpha smart watch with a curved screen at MWC 2019.
Reports the edition about it The Verge.
The rounded screen takes up more space on the case. Its resolution is 960 × 192 pixels, which allows you to display more data: time, notification, physical activity and so on.
The device runs on a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, the RAM capacity is 1 GB, and the storage capacity is 4 GB.
To view the notifications, you do not need to press the buttons, for this you just need to turn the wrist - the device recognizes the gesture and turns on the screen.
The smart watch will be available in two versions: with and without a SIM card. The price of the first will be 449 euros, the price of the second - 549 euros.
Published video with an example of using a prototype of a bending smartphone company Xiaomi.

DateDate: 27-02-2019, 05:59

DateDate: 26-02-2019, 05:54

China has finished accepting applications for participation in the tender for the development of "plasma artillery" technology. A scientific group from the Academy of Armored Forces received a patent for the use of the principles of magnetized plasma in artillery systems in 2015 at the National Intellectual Property Office, reports TASS.
As explained in the information on the website of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the technology involves the use of an electromagnetic field for firing projectiles, which allows them to increase the speed and range of their flight.
Chinese designers are still only on the approaches to the creation of "plasma artillery", its appearance as a full-fledged weapon is possible only in the distant future.
According to the specification of the patent, the instrument will be made of magnetized material covering the trunk, and a generator that forms a magnetic field inside the trunk. Moreover, the strength of this field gradually weakens from the walls of the trunk to its central internal axis. When fired, the resulting gas is ionized, turns into a plasma and by means of a magnetic field is attracted to the inner walls of the barrel, covering them with a continuous layer. This, according to the authors, reduces the friction force of the projectile, significantly increases the power and range of the shot, and also reduces the wear coefficient of the barrel.

DateDate: 25-02-2019, 05:56

HMD Global held a presentation of new Nokia smartphones. They turned out to be already 5 pieces, but the most interesting is Nokia 9 PureView with five main cameras. Novelty received 5.99 ″ pOLED-screen with a resolution of 2880 × 1440 pixels. There are no cutouts, but there are small frames above and below.
Responsible for the performance of an 8-core Snapdragon 845 processor with graphics Adreno 630. As well as 6 GB of RAM.
But the main "feature" of the device is photo capabilities. The smartphone has 5 main cameras: three monochrome modules with an aperture of f / 1.8 and two normal ones. With their help, "maximum dynamic range" is achieved and data on the depth of the image are obtained. Adobe Lightroom is preinstalled to handle captured images. It is possible to export photos in RAW DNG format. After saving the photo, you can change the focus.
Snapdragon 845 only supports three cameras, so Nokia installed an additional chip to control Lux's Capacitor cameras from Light. Sample photos:
Unlocking takes place using a fingerprint scanner built into the display. Worth Nokia 9 PureView $ 699. Available in March 2019.
Nokia 210
In addition, HMD Global showed 4 more smartphones, among which there is a push-button Nokia 210 with 4G support. Worth $ 35.
Nokia 1 Plus
Nokia 1 Plus received an IPS-screen with a diagonal of 5.45 ″, the main camera at 8 MP and a front-facing camera at 5 MP. Runs on Android 9 Go. Worth $ 99. On sale from mid-March.
Nokia 4.2
Nokia 4.2 received a drop-shaped cut-out for the front-end, a Snapdragon 439 processor, 2/3 GB of RAM and a 3000 mAh battery. The operating system is Android 9.0 Pie. Worth $ 170. On sale from mid-March.
Nokia 3.2
Nokia 3.2 is equipped with a 6.26-inch display with a resolution of 1520 × 720 pixels. Responsible for the performance of the Snapdragon processor 429, 2/3 GB of RAM.
The gadget received a main camera of 13 MP and a front camera of 5 MP. The capacity of the built-in battery is 4000 mAh. Works on Android 9.0 Pie. Worth $ 140. On sale from mid-March. A source