Being extremely hyped, the Red Hydrogen One will be one of the most interesting pieces of technology. This phone, running on Android OS, is coming out during summer, and while not having the best specifications overall, the Hydrogen One is special in that it has a hologram-like display by projecting 3D images on its screen. Additionally, people will not need to use any special glasses or other objects to view the screen in 3D. While the 3D display may not seem too practical, it can be useful in some circumstances. For example, video chat between two people who have the phone will allow people to see each other in 3D, adding depth. Additionally, games on this device will allow users to be more immersed. If the user chooses, you can also switch to view everything on the screen at 2D. In addition to the display being innovative, the audio converts stereo sound into multi-dimensional sound. The phone will be sold by AT&T and Verizon and will cost $1195 for the aluminum model and $1595 for the titanium model.
Just recently, Red allowed some people to come to their studio to test out the phone. Many reporters and journalists who visited have said that the phone was very impressive and cool. Unfortunately, those who visited were not allowed to take a picture of the front of the phone because the holographic view would not show very well in 2D images. However, many have noted that the phone itself is quite big and heavy. This is in part due to the fact that this is a modular phone, meaning that users will easily be able to add components to the phone in the future, such as components to shoot motion pictures at higher quality. Because of the heavy price tag, this phone will be more targeted towards content creators who want enhanced videos and 3D video files, rather than the everyday user. It will be very interesting to see how well this phone does when it is released, and we will see if it truly does add another ‘perspective’ to the smartphone industry.
Source: Extreme Tech
NASA’s Blast To The Past
With space exploration continuing to grow, NASA has been pushing more space crafts and research. In fact, just recently, NASA has launched its InSight robotic lander, which will study the physical interior structure of Mars. This lander launched on May 5th and will land at Mars on November 26th, 2018. It will examine the creation of Mars from 4.5 billion years ago and study the inner space of Mars. By studying this, scientists will able to learn more about the formation of other planets as well. The InSight will also be able to detect any past meteoric or tectonic activity on Mars. As NASA’s website states, their goals are to “understand the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets through investigation of the interior structure and processes of Mars” and “determine the present level of tectonic activity and meteorite impact rate on Mars”.
The same rocket that launched the InSight is also launched the Mars Cube One, which is a mini piece of equipment for communication in space. NASA hopes that the Cube One may also be able to relay information from the InSight to Earth. The InSight will take a sonogram of Mars to learn about how the planets in our solar system can form. The InSight and the Cube One were both launched on the Atlas V rocket, and the mission in total costs over 813 million dollars. Overall, this mission may not be the most beneficial towards putting people on Mars, but it is essential to learn about the formation of our planets. This mission will add to our extensive knowledge of the solar system, and we may even get some cool new information from it!
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