Gadgets

“Ok Google, what is it?”: Mobile object recognition

Moodstocks software technologies are used to improve smartphone image recognition. The main feature of the algorithm is that all calculations are performed directly on the mobile device, and not on the server, which allows you to create applications that do not require an Internet connection to work

"Eternal" pen from Pininfarina

For a while tearing away from the design of supercars, Pininfarina engineers, in partnership with Italian manufacturer of high-tech products Napkin, created an 4. EVER handle from aluminum and wood with an innovative tip. In addition to the original case, the accessory is notable for the principle of action: it does not need ink to write

Do it yourself: speaker made of neodymium magnet

The speaker uses the interaction between an alternating magnetic field generated by a wire coil and a constant magnetic field created by a neodymium magnet. System Components: - a large cylindrical neodymium magnet; - 2 meters of copper wire with a cross section of 0.5 mm; - disposable plastic plate; - four business cards (you can use playing cards); - two cables with crocodile clips

Who invented the dental floss?

In 1819, Parmley published a book entitled “A Practical Guide to Dental Care, ” which described a toothbrush, toothpaste, or powder and a waxed silk thread. The latter, in his opinion, was the most important element, because, as he wrote, it “extracts food debris from the interdental spaces, which are the real source of the disease.” In

How iPhone image quality has changed: photo gallery

In addition to the fact that the new camera has become faster to shoot and focus, it is characterized by higher detail and a significant improvement in low light conditions. Below are examples of photos taken with the first iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5S and the new iPhone 6 in various situations

Little Football: Kicker

It is said that the French came up with foosball in the 1890s. But these are just rumors, because the first patent for a kicker table was obtained in the UK on November 1, 1923 by inventor Harold Thornton. This date can be considered the day of the creation of a new sport. Four years later, Harold's uncle - Lewis Thornton - with the permission of his nephew received a similar patent in the United States

IPhone 6s disassembly: what's inside

The new phone itself is slightly thinner and at the same time slightly heavier than the iPhone 6, but the differences do not end there. From the detailed step-by-step analysis of the new phone, one can make a few of its distinguishing features: the battery of the new iPhone is really smaller than its predecessor, its capacity is 1715 mAh, then the iPhone 6 had 1810 mAh

Virtual bespectacles: Test drive video points

Myvu shades 301 Price 0. Maximum resolution 320x240 for each screen. Weight 75 g. Battery life up to 8 hours. We liked it. - Light and pretty model. The design of the optics allows you to observe what is happening outside without removing your glasses. We did not like it - Low resolution, no adjustments, the diagonal of the virtual screen is less than that of competitors

IQOS: Smokeless Future Technologies

According to the Russian Ministry of Health, in about 17% of cases, tobacco smoking causes premature death in Russia. Nevertheless, more than 1 billion people smoke in the world, and by 2025 their number will not decrease and amount to about 1.1 billion people. Neither the rise in prices for tobacco products, nor the prohibitions on smoking in public places, nor the active anti-tobacco company - nicotine - are addictive, and few can get rid of this habit

10 most interesting gadgets of 2015

1. Customizable gaming mouse from Logitech Replaceable DPI, the ability to calibrate for any game surface, 11 programmable buttons for any game program - this whole set allows you to abandon the outdated keyboard or joystick. Modern programmable mice allow you to fully control not only the game process, but also its "environment", from a set of text codes to chat messages

Samsung Galaxy A50, Huawei P30 Lite and Redmi Note 7: camera comparison

Samsung Galaxy A50 has a triple rear camera with modules of 25, 5 and 8 megapixels and a selfie camera with a resolution of 25 megapixels. Huawei P30 Lite is equipped with a triple rear camera with 24, 8 and 2 megapixel modules and a front 32-megapixel camera. Redmi Note 7 is equipped with a dual rear camera with modules of 48 and 5 megapixels and a selfie camera with a resolution of 13 megapixels

The evolution of Canon EOS

Photographic equipment is a traditional sphere: cardinal changes here happen infrequently. We use lenses with optical circuits, which are already 100 years old, and the principles of photography, photography have not changed since the XIX century. And yet progress is relentless, right now large-scale changes are taking place

Flashlight on which you can fry fried eggs

Now it’s not necessary to take matches to the hike - they are easily replaced by the powerful FlashTorch flashlight. It is quite compact - only 210 millimeters in length in the Mini version and 293 millimeters in full. Of course, with such dimensions it can hardly be attached to a bunch of keys and carried in your pocket, but its impressive power allows a lot.

How Apple's presentation ended: an iPhone with four cameras and a lot of jokes

There are several interesting innovations, and not all of them are associated with new product features. Apple is gradually changing the focus of attention in the model line of its smartphones. If before there was a “base” numbering model (iPhone 8, for example), and already around it improved and cheaper versions appeared, now everything is a little different. Si

10 motorcycles from Lego: like real

Honda CBR1000RR, a modification intended for the Superbike Championship (Honda Repsol team is the official representative of Honda in motorsport). He built the Oryx Chen model in 2012, a pure custom, the master even made special stickers to make the model as close to the original as possible. Harley-Davidson Fatboy Custom

The new iPhone 6s has a small battery: why?

The iPhone 6S has a 1715 mAh battery, while the iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAh battery. Relative to the same difference, judging by previous information leaks, there is an iPhone 6S Plus: it has a 2750 mAh battery, while the iPhone 6 Plus had a 2910 mAh battery. What was the reason for such a slight, but still a decrease in battery capacity

Fujifilm Instax SQ10: test drive hybrid camera

How is instant photo printing arranged? First, let's see how snapshot technology works. What really happens at the time the frame appears? Instant film is a combination of negative film, developer, fixer and photo paper. When we press the start button, the photosensitive layer is illuminated. The process of oxidation of dyes begins, which is usually three - cyan (green and blue), magenta (red and blue) and yellow (red and green)

Sony Xperia 1 vs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: camera comparison

A video comparing cameras was published on the SuperSaf YouTube channel. Sony Xperia 1 is equipped with a triple rear camera with 12 megapixel modules and an 8 megapixel front camera. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has a triple rear camera with modules of 12, 12 and 16 megapixels and a dual selfie camera with modules of 10 and 8 megapixels

Wireless headphones: 10 years of progress

Over the past 10 years, wireless user devices have changed no less than smartphones since 2007, with the premiere of the first iPhone model. They have become more accessible, convenient, faster, “smarter”, and sales statistics show that today they finally meet the real needs of users. One of the most successful applications of wireless data transfer technologies is audio equipment: headsets, speakers and the most popular product - headphones. We

Slide rule: the story of the world's best computer

William Otred, a graduate of Eton School and King's College, Cambridge, pastor of the church in Olsbury in Surrey, was a passionate mathematician and was happy to teach his favorite subject to numerous students from whom he did not charge. “Of small stature, black-haired and black-eyed, with a penetrating gaze, he constantly thought about something, drew some lines and diagrams in the dust, ” one of the biographers described Otreda. “W

Assassin's Creed Bracers and Shenbiao recreated in real life

One of the Assassin's Creed hero's tricks is the ability to sneak up on enemies and kill them with the help of a pneumatic device with an ejected knife hidden in the arm. Thus, the killer can imperceptibly carry deadly weapons in crowded places (after all, the sword would immediately attract attention)

Apple presentations are getting more boring and boring. Or not?

At the last presentation there were no pleasant surprises - rather, on the contrary, a number of long-awaited products were bypassed. We did not see the new AirPower wireless charging, the announcement of which took place a year and a half ago, nor the updated iPod Touch, nor the latest version of iPhone SE

Xiaomi Mi 9 vs Honor 20: camera comparison

Xiaomi Mi 9 is equipped with a triple rear camera with 48, 12 and 16 megapixel modules, and Honor 20 has a rear camera with four modules - 48, 16, 2 and 2 megapixels. The test video was published on the FoneTech YouTube channel. By reference, a comparative test for the speed of Xiaomi Mi 9 and Honor 20 is available

Samsung Galaxy S10 + vs Oppo Find X: speed test

TechTag / YouTube The Samsung Galaxy S10 + participating in the test is equipped with the Exynos 9820 chipset and eight gigabytes of RAM, and the Oppo Find X is equipped with the Snapdragon 845 chipset and also eight gigabytes of RAM. The test video was published on the TechTag YouTube channel. Smartphones were compared in the performance test, and also the cameras of the devices were compared

First on Me: testing Yandex.Phone

Yandex.Telephone is not the first gadget of a Russian Internet company, but certainly the first smartphone that made so much noise. It is full of Yandex applications, it has two rear cameras and an 8-core processor, 64 GB of memory and the ability to install two SIM cards. But how does all this work from the point of view of a simple user

Shock-freezing and “Vacation” mode: an overview of the fashionable functions of refrigerators

The refrigerator is a simple device: the refrigerant expands, cools, then contracts to expand again and take away the heat from everything inside - and so on. But try to go to the refrigerator department of any home appliance store - and everything suddenly seems very complicated. Manufacturers add new features in batches; some freeze in record time, others kill bacteria themselves, some refrigerators even know how to heat food

A difficult phone for 2 thousand rubles - Nobby 230

The idea to take a simple push-button telephone for review spontaneously and the brand’s origin was the only impetus. Nobby is a domestic company, which many remember as a manufacturer of accessories for phones, however, it turns out that it has long been selling smartphones and “buttons” in the Russian market for a long time. One

How to choose an AV receiver: Pioneer VSX-531 review

As a rule, after buying a modern TV, everyone is puzzled by the acquisition of additional equipment, and the first on the list are usually Blu-ray players and speakers with a subwoofer. Although personally, I still would start with an AV receiver, which is definitely needed for a clear detailed image and high-quality multi-channel sound

The vinyl cycle. Overview of Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USBHС

The pinwheel is noteworthy in that, in accordance with the requirements of the time, it offers a “turnkey” option: you get it, assemble it, and listen. This solution is for those who do not like to participate in endless online battles with audiophiles or spend nerves and money on the right separate phono stage. We

10 great inventions made by children

From toys to serious vehicles and computers - children can do anything. You should not discard ideas that have come to the child’s head as knowingly banal — some of them can determine our future. Toy Truck - Robert Patch. At the age of five, Robert seriously thought about a toy that could be easily disassembled, assembled and, if desired, turned into other types of trucks, changing the body. Ro