Huawei has just launched the Mate Xs, the company’s new flagship foldable 5G smartphone, running Android 10 with the EMUI 10 custom skin on top. Featuring an 8-inch FHD+ (2200 x 2480 pixels) foldable OLED display, a Kirin 990 5G SoC, 8GB RAM, 512GB of internal storage, a quad rear camera setup (40-megapixel (f/1.8) main + 16-megapixel (f/2.2) wide-angle + 8-megapixel (f/2.4) telephoto + ToF camera), and a 4,500mAh battery with 55W Huawei SuperCharge support. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The VLF Force 1 may not sound familiar and that’s because it’s an ultra rare supercar based on the 8.4L V10 Dodge Viper producing 745 bhp (556 kW) of power and 638 lbf⋅ft of torque. It was designed by automobile designer Henrik Fisker, and has a 0-60 time of 3.0 seconds while topping out at 218 mph. They planned on making fifty examples, but only five were made in the end. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Ever wonder what it was like roaming the streets of New York City back in 1911? Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern sent a team around the world to capture footage of well-known places during that time, including New York City. They managed to take footage of the Statue Of Liberty, Manhattan Bridge, Battery Park, the Flatiron Building, Madison Avenue, the elevated railway lines at Bowery and Worth Streets, different parts of Broadway, and more. Read more for a video showing an AI upscaled and colorized version.
Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Tablet is now 30% faster with a powerful new 2.0-GHz octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM, all for $109.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. Its brilliant 10.1” widescreen Full HD 1080p display (1920 x 1200) has over 2 million pixels (224 ppi) for bright, vivid image quality. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additonal information.
Sony was not able to introduce its first 5G smartphone at the canceled Mobile World Congress 2020 conference, but the Xperia 1 II is definitely no slouch. Featuring a 6.5″ (21:9) 4K OLED HDR display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G SoC, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a 4,000mAh battery, Dolby Atmos sound and the main highlight, a 5G modem. Read more for three videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
It’s official, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that electrical manufacturing company Mitsubishi Electric will be building the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) space probe. This mission was previously in the pre-project phase, but became a part of JAXA project last week, following official authorization by the Japanese Government. Read more for a video and additional information.
Caltech scientists have managed to create bionic jellyfish, in which they are able to control their movements and make them swim faster. The artificial control was accomplished with a microelectronic implant that enabled the moon jellyfish to swim nearly three times its original speed. Plus, it only required minimal external power, as well as twice the amount of metabolic effort from the aquatic invertebrate. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The problem with self-driving cars is that LIDAR sensors and / or cameras can only be used reliably in good weather conditions, but MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) researchers aim to solve that proble using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). This radar-based technology transmits electromagnetic pulses into the ground to measure the ground composition (soil, rocks and roots) and that data is then turned into a map for self-driving vehicles. Read more for a video and additional information.
The first-generation NSX was designed by a team led by Chief Designer Masahito Nakano and Executive Chief Engineer Shigeru Uehara. It drew inspiration from advanced aerodynamics and the F-16 fighter jet, while late Formula One World Champion, Ayrton Senna, provided input during the final development stages. Japanese tuner Liberty Walk decided to give it a modern widebody makeover with their latest kit. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Apollo 16 was the tenth crewed mission in the United States Apollo space program, the fifth and second-to-last to land on the Moon, and the second to land in the lunar highlands, crewed by Commander John Young, Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke and Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly. The mission was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:54 PM EST on April 16, 1972, and lasted 11 days, 1 hour, and 51 minutes, concluding at 2:45 p.m. EST on April 27. Read more to see lunar rover footage that has been upscaled using AI.