iPhone 8: How Much Will It Cost?

iphone 8 priceAs we know, this 2017 Apple will celebrate its 10th anniversary and at the same time, Apple is also rumored to be releasing its latest smartphone, iPhone 8. iPhone 8 itself is rumored to be a surprise for the smartphone world with the design, spesifications, and all the features. Before you decide to save your money to buy this phone, let us find out, is iPhone 8 that great?

Throughout this year, we’ve seen some leaked design of the iPhone 8 either from Apple itself or from other parties. Although there is no official design, we can guess how this smartphone will look like. During this time there are three designs that often become the rumor which are a water-drop design, a rear Touch ID button, and an edge-to-edge design without Touch ID button. Looks like the last design is the winner. Apple itself says that the iPhone 8 will be featured with no home button, full-front display with thin bezels, and a notch at the top for the sensors and earpieces. The phone is rumored to have 5.1 “to 5.2” edge-to-edge OLED screen with stainless steel framed glass chassis.

iPhone may be water resistant but rumor said that it’s best to avoid to use this phone in the water because Apple’s warranty does not cover the damage. IPhone will replace the Touch ID button with facial recognition to improve their security system.

Wireless charging will also be encouraged based on the rumors but more recent speculation, Apple will just use inductive-style wireless charging solution for this device (like their Apple Watch). With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple introduced us with 256 GB storage, there could be more improvement in the new one with 3 GB RAM. An L-shaped two-cell battery will be included with 2,700 mAh capacity. Although it’s not too big, the battery life could be further because of the efficiency of energy from OLED panel. iPhone 8 will have horizontal dual rear camera system with better (or at least same) resolution than iPhone 7. Both rear and facing camera will support 4K video recording with 60 frames per second. It’s not clear what but rumors said that Apple has improved their Siri functions. How about the color? Benjamin Geski as the top leaker claimed that iPhone 8 will be offered in four colors but these were not detailed.

As in the previous years, Apple released its latest smartphone in September. So, we can estimate that iPhone 8 will be released this year one month from now. This seems to be sure since Apple insider has reported that Apple has been doing verification tests on the iPhone 8 in this month. People said that iPhone 8 will be the most expensive iPhone that Apple’s have ever produced. It will be labelled as “premium” phone which the price will go more than $1,000 since iPhone 7 Plus was sold at more than $970. The price is still just a prediction until now but looking at the design, specification, and features, there might be the truth behind this prediction. So what do you think, does “the great iPhone 8” worth your $1000?

10 Amazing Technologies Applied in a Self-Driving Car

The modern car is one of the most important transportations to most people in the world. Our life is much easier with a car. We can use it to go anywhere we like such as the workplace, shopping center, or recreational park. As time goes by, a car is getting better and better with high-end technology. One of the latest models is the self-driving car. It is a car that can drive on its own and take you to any places you want to go to. Although it is not officially launched yet, the information about its ten technologies has been revealed.

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1. Laser Range Finder

This is a rotating camera placed on the top of the car. You can say it as the heart of the vehicle. It has 64 high-intensity laser beams which enable it to capture 3D images of objects. The function is to measure the distance between itself with other moving vehicles so it can avoid traffic accidents.

2. Front Camera

There is also another camera on the windshield. It aims to see objects in front of the car. It can read information like road signs and traffic light too.

3. Bumper Mounted Radar

This self-driving car has four radars mounted on the front and rear bumpers. Each radar works as digital eyes. Once they detect objects ahead, it will speed up or slow down automatically depending on the road behaviors.

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4. Aerial on the Rear of the Car

The aerial on the rear of the car works like a GPS system. It can receive information about the exact location. By working with the GPS navigation unit, the car can locate itself precisely. However, the system may suddenly be off since there might be signal interference or other disturbances.

5. Ultrasonic Sensors

The ultrasonic sensors on the rear wheels work as the car safety. It can supervise the movement track of the car. Moreover, it can alert you if there are obstacles in the rear.

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6. Devices in the Car

Besides the outside of the vehicle, there are some cool devices applied to the car. Some of them are tachymeter, altimeters, and gyroscopes. These things have various measurements which allow them to determine the position of the car.

7. Synergestic Combining of Sensors

The purpose of these sensors is to compile and interpreted collected data by the in-built software system. Every data will help you to get a safe driving experience.

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8. The Ability to Interpret Road Signs

The self-driving car has a software system that can interpret common road signs and behaviors. For example, when there is a cyclist gives a gesture to take a maneuver, the car will slow down the speed. In addition, it can even differentiate between bicycle and motorcycle.

9. Mapping Ability

When this car moves, the laser range finder will be activated. It will run a 3D map of the environment with amazing detail. It will compare it with the pre-existing map to comprehend non-standard aspects of the road. By that, it is able to identify pedestrians or motorists so it can avoid them.

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10. Ability to Detect Real-Life Road Behaviors

Besides being able to detect motorists and slow down for them, it can also detect objects which are not moving.

By looking at all of these technologies, some of us would like to have a self-driving car. However, we still have to wait for it since it is not released to the public yet. Even if the manufacturer has launched it, we can expect it to have a really high price.