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iPad Mini

iPad Mini

iPad Mini is a mini tablet computer developed by Apple. It was released in November 2, 2012 in nearly all of Apple’s market. 

The iPad Mini has a screen size of 7.9-inch, shipped with iOS 6.0.1. it can act as a hotspot through the use of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB connection it also lets you download content, stream video, and browse the web at amazing speeds.. iPad Mini comes with several pre-installed applications like Siri. When it comes to hardware, iPad Mini is almost alike with the hardware of iPad 2. They both have the same screen resolution of 1024x 768, although iPad Mini has a higher pixel density. iPad Mini has a 5MP and 1.2MP camera and the Lighting connector.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung Galaxy Note II

The Galaxy Note II has still a bigger screen than an average one. It looks like a smaller Galaxy SIII because the design is the same. The Galaxy Note II has a large 5.5 inch AMOLED display with the front facing camera and ambient light sensors immediately above it. On the back you’ll find the 8-megapixel camera and LED flash and in the front is a 1.9-megapixel camera. Lower down left of the device is the ubiquitous S Pen that you can use to write down directions, phone numbers, and other information while on a call, Popup Note will intuitively open when you pull out the S Pen during a call. The Galaxy Note II sports Samsung’s brand spanking new Exynos 4412 quad-core 1.6GHz processor paired with 2GB of RAM and is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

iPhone 5

iPhone 5

Apple unveiled their 6th generation of iPhone, iPhone 5. It is 18% thinner (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm) and 20% lighter weighing 112 g. It comes with new improvements in features such as a taller 4-inch display but is the same width as iPhone 4s, 1GB RAM, 8MP iSight camera, it connects to more networks like 2G, 3G and 4G; Wi-Fi is faster too that lets you stream contents at remarkable speed. It uses A6 chip that is powerful but not power hungry. CPU (Dual-core 1.2 GHz) performance and graphics is twice as fast as the A5 chip. This product has not been released yet but is coming soon.

Electree

Electree

A French artist, Vivien Muller, designed a Japanese tradition shaped tree called Electree that charges mobile devices using USB that is powered completely by light, in short, it uses solar energy to charge devices. The tree has 27 leaves or panels that can rotate freely. Energy produced during the day is stored in a 13,500 milliampere-hour-capacity battery hidden in the base. It took Muller 3 years to make the full-pledge product. Muller suggested the charging station be placed inside close to a window. The tree measures 40 centimetres tall and also comes with an AC plug.

Crash Proof Robots

Crash Proof Robots

Scientists at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems in Lausanne, Switzerland have been inventing a flying robot that can crash, pick itself up and fly again. According to Klaptocz, this has a lot of applications such as exploration of dangerous, hard to reach collapsed mines, dark caves and irritated nuclear plants. This uses an optic-flow based algorithms resembling those of insects. The robot’s moving parts are protected by a carbon-cage and has a carbon-fiber “legs” that has an active recovery system which allows the robot to bounce back up again when it bumps into an obstacle. The robot comes with different iteration: “samurai” allowing it to return to an upright position and take off after collision no matter how long it stands on the ground. “sticky” with gecko-inspired dry adhesive to attach to smooth surfaces; “Bumpy,” which has a sense of touch; and “HoverMouse,” which has a gravity-based self-recovery system to allow it to return to takeoff position after collisions. The laboratory still tries to develop different capabilities for new flying robots.