Facebook has unveiled a smart bracelet that can control upcoming augmented reality (AR) glasses. The move will allow Facebook to compete with Apple in the next generation of computing.
This smart bracelet can use sensors to convert nerve signals that travel through the wrist to the palm into digital commands. They can be used to control device functions and interpret complex hand movements. Thus, it will allow the user to interact with the virtual world projected through the glasses using hand and finger movements.
Ultimately, Facebook hopes this technology will allow the wearer to move or manipulate, encompassing virtual objects in the real world, as well as entering text on a virtual keyboard. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said: “One of the biggest challenges in augmented reality is data entry. From punch cards to keyboards, mice and touchscreens … it’s how people interact with them. ”
Over the years, Facebook has been developing its first pair of smart glasses. Mark Zuckerberg believes everyone will have smart glasses by the end of this century. According to reports, Facebook will release the first augmented reality glasses later this year.
Many manufacturers have released smart bracelets and watches that are used to track the user’s health and receive notifications from a smartphone. However, Facebook is the first major tech company to offer smart bracelets as a data input system for virtual and augmented reality.
Machine learning will allow this technology to adapt to each user by tracking their behavior. Thus, she will better predict in the future what they want to do. This system can understand your location and some information about key objects.
Tanya Jonker, Research Leader, Reality Labs Facebook Research Group
You can watch prototype videos on Facebook.
Telegram Big Update: Custom Animated Emojis, Voice Blocking, and More
The team of the popular messenger Telegram announced the release of a major update for all major platforms.
The update offers a new platform for creating emojis, animated emojis in message texts and captions for media files, custom emoji sets, the ability to gift Telegram Premium to another user, blocking voice messages, and much more.
The new emoji creation platform allows you to upload your own sets with unique characters for Premium users. New animated emoji can be added directly to the text of messages or captions for photos and videos to convey any emotion – even in the middle of a phrase. The first 10 animated sets with over 500 emojis are already available to premium users. New sets and emoji will appear regularly.
Interactive Animated Emoji – If either party clicks on a message with an emoji, both chat participants will see a full-screen animation at the same time.
The new sticker panel in Telegram for iOS lets you quickly and easily switch between stickers, emoji, and GIF sections, just like in the Telegram apps for Android, desktop, and browsers.
Premium-users have a new option in the settings: to prohibit the interlocutors from sending voice and video messages. With its help, you can choose who can send such messages: “Everyone”, “My Contacts” or “Nobody”.
If the user already has a paid Telegram Premium subscription, he can share all the benefits with family, friends and colleagues by giving them a prepaid subscription for 3, 6 or 12 months – at a nice discount.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the first smartphone with Android 12L
Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold4, was unveiled this week and is immediately available for pre-order. According to Samsung, the new foldable flagship comes with One UI 4.1.1 out of the box and has a host of new features for optimal multitasking that have been developed “together with partners.”
The main attention during the announcement was given to design, screens and cameras, but an important novelty went unnoticed. The fact is that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the first smartphone that will ship out of the box with the Android 12L operating system.
Google initially introduced the L version of Android 12 back in October 2021, and then reminded about it six months later. L stands for large screens, meaning this operating system is designed for foldable smartphones, tablets, and Chrome OS devices. Android 12L can be installed on any device, but it’s optimized for multitasking and apps have been redesigned for larger screens.
Google apps are arranged in two columns, making it easier to navigate on the square display, while productivity and social media apps also know when the device is folded, so they switch to their normal orientation.
Android 12L will only be in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 for now, the small Flip4 clamshell has received the standard version of Android 12.
In the morning we published a comparison of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Xiaomi Mix Fold 2.
Round AMOLED, sapphire crystal, SpO2, NFC, 14 days autonomy, support for third-party applications. Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro presented
As expected, Xiaomi presented the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro smartwatch today at a big presentation.
Xiaomi’s flagship 46mm smartwatch model boasts a round AMOLED screen protected by sapphire crystal and a stainless steel case.
The battery life reaches 14 days. A new generation of fast wireless charging is also announced. The watch received support for third-party applications.
Among the main characteristics are a 1.47-inch AMOLED screen, a 500 mAh battery, water protection (5ATM). Over a hundred sports modes are supported.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro is priced at $222. When buying, you can choose a variety of straps, including leather and steel.
The news is being updated.
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