Samsung, Apple and Chinese companies ready to bring smartphone with 200MP camera

Samsung has introduced the 200 megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor on Thursday. The latest image sensor comes as an upgrade over last year’s ISOCELL HP1 sensor and has 0.56-micron pixels (μm). It is given 200 million pixels in 1/1.4 optical format. It claims to capture 8K video at 30 frames-per-second (fps) with minimum viewing area. The … Read more

Urban Sky’s Earth-imaging stratospheric ‘microballoons’ are ready for a close-up

Urban Sky, a Colorado-based company focused on collecting images and data of the Earth using small stratospheric balloons, says it is officially entering commercial operations after three years of operating partly in stealth and raising funding. The company says it is ready to start serving customers with its balloons, which can be deployed from the … Read more

Everyone’s ready to die on that hill in Stranger Things 4 Volume 2’s first trailer

Though music played a surprisingly significant role in the first half of Netflix’s Stranger Things 4volume 1 never actually got around to giving Eddie Munson the sick guitar that was featured in this season’s earliest trailers. In the first teaser for Stranger Things Volume 2though, the outgoing king of Hawkins High’s Hellfire Club is finally … Read more

India Isn’t Ready for a Deadly Combination of Heat and Humidity

Where technical solutions can’t be used, there are still administrative controls that could help, she adds—like frequent breaks for people working under heat wave conditions. The body has another protective mechanism—exhaustion—that tells you to rest when overheating, but workers may not always have the opportunity to stop working, she says. In such cases, Venugopal recommends … Read more

India Isn’t Ready for a Deadly Combination of Heat and Humidity

Where technical solutions can’t be used, there are still administrative controls that could help, she adds—like frequent breaks for people working under heat wave conditions. The body has another protective mechanism—exhaustion—that tells you to rest when overheating, but workers may not always have the opportunity to stop working, she says. In such cases, Venugopal recommends … Read more

Elon Musk says Tesla’s fake robot might be ready by September 30th

In a tweet that is definitely not meant to distract from the news that he’s planning on laying off about 10 percent of his workforce, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he was shifting the company’s “AI Day” event from August to September in anticipation of being able to show off a “working” Optimus prototype. … Read more

Production Mercedes-AMG One Is Finally Ready With 1,049-HP F1 Engine

Five years after the prototype was first unveiled and three years after it was initially supposed to go into production, the long-delayed Mercedes-AMG One hypercar is finally ready for primetime. It’s no secret that Mercedes struggled through the car’s development — it’s obviously hard to get a Formula 1 powertrain to work in a road … Read more

Boeing Is Ready to Launch Starliner, a Rival to SpaceX’s Dragon

The first passenger to fly aboard Boeing’s Starliner will be Rosie the Rocketeer, a mannequin set to blast off to the International Space Station aboard the capsule on Thursday evening. If she makes the trip safely, NASA astronauts will be cleared for future flights on the new spacecraft. A successful uncrewed demonstration will make Boeing … Read more

Apple TV’s ‘Prehistoric Planet’: Get Ready to Meet Dinos You Didn’t Know Existed

What’s happening The series Prehistoric Planet has debuted on Apple TV Plus, bringing a fresh look at dinosaurs. Why it matters We’re always learning more about the distant past and the creatures who lived back then. This is a reintroduction to the creatures we thought we knew, and some we might not be so familiar … Read more

Wikipedia Editors Are Ready to Stop Accepting Crypto Donations

Greater than 200 longtime Wikipedia editors have requested that the Wikimedia Basis cease accepting cryptocurrency donations. The muse obtained crypto donations value about $130,000 in the latest fiscal yr—lower than 0.1 % of the muse’s income, which topped $150 million final yr. Debate on the proposal has raged over the past three months. “Cryptocurrencies are extraordinarily … Read more