- Cellular GSM / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- Software platform Series 40
- 2.2-inch screen with QVGA resolution and 262K colors
- 48 MB internal memory
- MicroSD card
- Micro-USB port
- 3,5 mm jack
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Opening hours in standby mode – up to 25.8 days
- Opening hours of talk time – up to 13,5 hours
- Opening hours of music playback – up to 26,8 hours
- Dimensions – 111h47h13, 3 mm
- Weight – 81 grams
- Color – black and red, silver blue
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If you happen to be driving on route from Italy to China between now and October then don’t be freaked out if you happen to come across two bright orange vans with no drivers at the wheel, it’s just a VisLab project in action.
For the first time in history, the vehicles will be making the epic driverless trip in a bid to demonstrate the automated technology VisLab have been working on for years. What’s even better is that the vans won’t even be polluting the planet in the process.
“After about two decades of continuous research on Intelligent Vehicles, VisLab is preparing to set a new worldwide milestone in the field of Vehicular Robotics” it says on the VisLab Intercontinental Autonomous Challenge website.
“Autonomous vehicles are being prepared and tested to drive with no human intervention from Parma, Italy, to Shanghai, China, along a 13,000 km and 3 months unique journey.”
The vans are running on electrical power and the electronic pilot is powered by solar energy.
On the trip some goods will be loaded up in Rome and some will be collected on the way. As a precaution and in case of the need for intervention there will also be other vehicles and technicians following the vans on the trip, including vehicles for media coverage and live broadcasting.
The first vehicle will conduct some experimental tests on sensing, decision and control subsystems, and the second will automatically follow the route defined by the first vehicle using GPS if the first vehicle happens to be out of the line of sight.
There will be virtually no human intervention although some is obviously required to define the route.
“What we are trying to do is stress our systems and see if they can work in a real environment, with real weather, real traffic and crazy people who cross the road in front of you and a vehicle that cuts you off” said Alberto Brogg, the project leader, reported by the Daily Telegraph.
Self drive vehicles are nowhere near ready to be introduced into the mainstream market but the technology is being perfected all the time and if this trip is successful, that day won’t be too far away.
If you want to follow the vehicles on their route you can do so on the Intercontinental Challenge website where live streaming will be available throughout the whole trip which is scheduled to end on 10th October.
It’s not a name you’d normally associate with digital cameras, but Speedo’s latest creation is exactly that: a camera which, as you might expect from a swimwear manufacturer, is perfectly at home around water.
The Speedo Aquashot, for that is its name, isn’t likely to set the world on fire with its specifications: a five megapixel sensor would be more at home on a smartphone than in a dedicated camera, and its fixed lens doesn’t have any optical zoom capabilities whatsoever. Even the video recording functionality seems like an afterthought, with support for a mere 0.3 megapixel, or 640×480, resolution.
The design of the beast, seen over on Chip Chick, also seems a trifle old-fashioned: the tiny 2.4″ LCD display on the rear is cramped, and there’s no optical viewfinder in sight. The bulky body is likely to be a love-it-or-hate-it feature, but it’s there that you’ll find the hidden functionality that makes the Speedo Aquashot worth writing about.
As you would expect from the name alone, the Aquashot has nothing to fear from water: supporting photography at depths of up to three meters, using it around the pool – or even shallower parts of the sea – won’t be a problem. So far, so like a wide range of waterproof cameras on the market.
Where the Aquashot differs, however, is in its buoyancy: unlike traditional waterproof cameras, which sink when dropped, the Speedo Aquashot is designed to float in water – making it an ideal choice for those who find themselves using a camera above deep water. The quality might not be the highest, but unlike traditional cameras if you drop this one in the drink you just need to pick it up from the surface rather than prepare a dive team.
It’s this flotation feature which makes the Aquashot useful: a camera which can survive a dip is all well and good, but if it sinks to the bottom of a lake or sea then you’re going to have trouble retrieving it whether or not it’s still functional. By producing a camera which can float, but which can also be taken beneath the surface in your hand without feeling like it’s trying to escape your clutches, Speedo has cleverly resolved the problem – and watersports fans, fishermen, boat racers, and other water-loving types are sure to rejoice at the news.
The Speedo Aquashot is available in pink or green now for around $130.
Exclusively from Sprint, the HTC EVO 4G mobile phone is the world’s first 3G/4G Android handset, offering simultaneous voice and data connectivity and download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, the HTC EVO 4G can still connect to 3G data services in areas not currently served by Sprint’s 4G network (learn more about Sprint’s 4G network below).
The HTC EVO 4G’s 4.3-inch screen is perfect for watching video on the go (see larger image).
Packed full of powerful mobile communication and multimedia features, the HTC EVO 4G has a large, vibrant 4.3 inch display and a built-in kickstand for easy viewing of videos–from Sprint TV programming to HD movies captured on the 8-megapixel auto-focus camera. It’s powered by a screaming fast 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Google’s Android 2.1 operating system. With integrated Google technology, the HTC EVO 4G brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by Voice, YouTube and Picasa. The HTC EVO 4G also provides easy access to both personal and corporate email, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail.
And through Android Market, you’ll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day. The HTC EVO 4G also includes HTC Sense, a user interface overlay from HTC that makes it easy for you to create an individualized mobile experience tailored specifically to your needs.
The forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera makes it easy to have video calls using the two-way voice and video service from Qik (upgraded account service required). And with built-in mobile hotspot functionality, the HTC EVO 4G also allows up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices–including laptop, camera, music player, video player and any other Wi-Fi-enabled device–to enjoy the benefits of 4G speeds on the go. Other features include music downloads from the Amazon MP3 Store, microSD memory expansion (8 GB card included; optional 32 GB cards supported), Adobe Flash support, HDMI audio/video output, and up to 6 hours of battery life (learn more about power management on the HTC EVO 4G).
The HTC EVO 4G offers lightning fast 4G speeds, Android 2.1 operating system, and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor (see larger image).
The handy kickstand makes it easy to watch videos on-the-go.
China’s DF missiles
According to Indian media, India’s indigenous anti-missile weapons include Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missiles and surface-to-surface “Prithvi” missiles. It’s reported that totally five test fires gained good results. An Indian defense expert states the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile has better performance than Patriotic-3. He also says India is expected to become the fourth state capable of intercepting missiles with a range of 5,000 kilometers after US, Russia and Israel.
However, an Indian missile expert points out the fatal weakness of India’s missile defense is the poor foundation of the national industry. Even though there are foreign technologies, some key parts related with interception missiles cannot be produced at home but can only rely on exports.
Height : 541 Meters
Floors : 69
To Be Completed : 2010