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Samsung 600MP camera sensor to rival human eye, but why?

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A release from Samsung this morning suggested that the company was hard at work aiming for a 600 megapixel camera sensor for smart mobile devices. But why? When we’ve got smartphones right this minute with camera sensors that capture photos better than even the most fantastic point-and-shoot cameras from only a few years ago. Do we really need to put more work into something that already works more-than-good-enough?

In the here and now

Per Park’s sources, human eyes “are said to match a resolution of around 500 megapixels.” This, he says, means we (as an industry) have a long way to go to be able to “match human perception capabilities.” Given Samsung’s jump in the past couple of years from 12MP to 64MP all the way to 108MP, it’d be surprising if they DIDN’T reach post-500MP in the next half-decade.

Beyond phones

The suggestion from Samsung is that they’ll soon create image sensors for mobile devices that rival the visual power of the human eye. “Most cameras today can only take pictures that are visible to the human eye at wavelengths between 450 and 750 nanometers (nm),” said Yongin Park, EVP, Head of Sensor Business Team, System LSI Business for Samsung. “Sensors able to detect light wavelengths outside of that range are hard to come by, but their use can benefit a wide range of areas.”

“For example, image sensors equipped for ultraviolet light perception can be used for diagnosing skin cancer by capturing pictures to showcase healthy cells and cancerous cells in different colors,” said Park. “Infrared image sensors can also be harnessed for more efficient quality control in agriculture and other industries. Somewhere in the future, we might even be able to have sensors that can see microbes not visible to the naked eye.”

The implication is that Samsung’s pushing the limits – but for smartphones? It’s not entirely clear just yet. Once Samsung reaches the upper limits of what a consumer will pay for in a smartphone, it might just make sense to move on to a different product.

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If you take a peek at our Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Review, you’ll find that such a massive image sensor and powerful array of sensors and lenses might already be too much. Too much for the average user – too much power, too many capabilities, more than what most people could possibly need on a daily basis. This results in extraordinary costs for the end user – and it might be the limit at the moment for what makes sense to produce. Take a peek and let us know what you think.

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Here’s How You Can Create Your Own Ebook In Microsoft Word

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After the last page of your main content, you should add an “About the Author” page. This is where you include fun things about yourself, your career highlights, and even other eBooks you’ve written in the past. It’s also a good idea to mention your social media links and website, so your readers can find you online easily.

When writing your author content, Rocket Expansion suggests using a tone that matches your brand. It could be witty, formal, fun, or anything else that reflects your eBook topic and previous work. For instance, if you’re writing about the stock market, you should use a formal tone. If you’re a fiction writer, use a witty and fun tone instead.

You might also want to add a picture to your author page. To do that in Microsoft Word, here are the steps to follow (via Microsoft):

  1. Click on your author page.
  2. Go to the Insert tab.
  3. In the Illustrations section, select Pictures > This Device.
  4. Locate the photo you want to add.
  5. Select Insert.
  6. Resize the photo how you want by dragging the corners.
  7. Crop and style the photo using the styles available in the “Picture Styles” section.
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24% Of Apple Fans Think This Is The Best New Feature Of The MacOS Ventura

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With more than 25.08% of the votes, a slim majority of our poll respondents chose the newfound ability to generate live captions within a FaceTime call as their favorite macOS Ventura feature. For those unaware, this feature automatically generates captions and transcribes them on screen — making it easy for everyone to follow the conversation. The feature seems to be a hot favorite among Apple users despite the fact that it is still in Beta and that it only supports a limited set of languages.

One of the major feature additions to the Mail app on macOS Ventura is the ability to undo sending an email. With 24.26% of our respondents voting for this as their favorite, it is evident that it’s a welcome feature. However, in the default setting, users will need to click on the “Undo Send” option at the bottom of the sidebar of the Mail app within 10 seconds of sending an email for it to work. Thankfully, users have the option to change this time duration from within Mail settings.

In the third position — with 19.31% of the votes — was the much talked about Continuity Camera feature, which lets Mac users transform their iPhones into a webcam. While the main purpose of the feature was to enhance the video conferencing capabilities of Mac systems using the iPhone’s powerful camera hardware, Continuity Camera was mostly in the news because of a nifty new feature called “Desk Mode.” This mode used the iPhone’s ultra wide-angle camera to show a top-down view of the desk and the users’ faces simultaneously.

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Vietnamese Automaker’s EV Shipment Is Big Competition For The US

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Bloomberg reports that VinFast is exporting 999 electric vehicles to the U.S. market. The electric vehicles were dispatched on Nov. 25, and they’re expected to arrive in California right around Christmas. The specific model that is en route to the U.S. is the VinFast VF 8 — a 402 hp electric SUV with a battery range of 292 miles. This is similar to the VF 32 model that was unveiled last year. With a price tag of about $41,000, the VinFast VF 8 will be competing with the likes of the Volkwagen ID.4, Tesla Model Y, and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Another model, the VinFast VF 9, is scheduled to be shipped out from Vietnam in January. But unlike the VF 8, the VF 9 model will include a bigger battery to increase the range up to 342 miles after a full charge. Just like the VF 32 model that was unveiled last year, the VF 9 is designed with all-wheel drive dual electric motors to optimize performance. All VinFast electric vehicles that will be sold in the U.S. will have a battery warranty of 125,000 miles or 10 years.

However, the VinFast VF 8 and VF 9 will not qualify for the new tax credit because they’re not assembled in North America. Then again, VinFast is working to solve that problem since it’s building an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in North Carolina. “As soon as we start manufacturing cars in the U.S., our customers will be eligible (for) the tax incentive,” Le Thi Thu Thuy, the CEO of VinFast told Reuters. The Vietnamese company has also received about 65,000 pre-orders from the international market, and 17,000 bookings from the U.S. 

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