Toyota will be using the very
first general-purpose hydrogen burners at its factories and industrial plants
in Japan in a bid to reduce dangerous emissions.
hydrogen burners produced dangerous levels of nitrous oxide due to reactions
between hydrogen and oxygen. The new burner will separate the two elements and
lower concentration of oxygen. It will reduce nitrous-oxygen emissions and
completely eliminate carbon dioxide emissions.
are already being used at Toyota’s Honsha plant. It plans to replace 1,000
natural gas burners across its Japanese plants with the new burners.
It has plans to
gradually introduce the hydrogen burners at other plants too.
company had challenged itself to eliminate CO2 emissions at its plants, adding
to Japan’s environmental goals of eliminating non-electric cars by 2050.
technology is adopted by other companies, the effect would be widespread for
the environment. (Samaa)
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will release its new foldable smartphone within the first half of next year,
its mobile business chief has said.
After years of
rumors and speculation, the foldable phone, which is a tablet when it is fully
opened and becomes a smartphone when closed, was revealed during the annual
Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday and Thursday.
It uses a new display
technology called Infinity Flex Display that allows users to open and close the
device a countless number of times without degradation.
confirm the date but will release (the foldable phone) within the first half of
next year,” Koh Dong-jin, president of IT & Mobile Communications at
Samsung Electronics, said in a press briefing held in San Francisco.
“The first batch
to be delivered will be at least 1 million, and the company is set to produce
more if it’s well-received in the market.”
with Google CEO Sundar Pichai two months ago, Samsung has formed a task force
to create the effective mobile user experience on the Android platform and
unveiled the prototype to developers so they can make software specifically for
its devices, Koh said.
overcome several obstacles, including making folding lines invisible,” Koh
said. “We only need to come up with details of the user interface.”
Samsung plans to
release Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, along with a foldable lineup every
year in selective markets, the tech company said.
The new device
will be hitting the market at a time when Samsung’s handset sales have been
slowing in major markets amid tougher competition with Apple in the high-end
market and Chinese rivals in the lower-end segment.(samaa News)
Forget swiping through endless
profiles. Dating apps are using artificial intelligence to suggest where to go
on a first date, recommend what to say and even find a partner who looks like
your favorite celebrity.
smartphone dating apps — such as Tinder which lets you see in real time who is
available and “swipe” if you wish to meet someone — left it up to users to ask
someone out and then make the date go well.
But to fight growing fatigue
from searching through profiles in vain, the online dating sector is turning to
artificial intelligence (AI) to help arrange meetings in real life and act as a
These new uses
for AI — the science of programming computers to reproduce human processes like
thinking and decision making — by dating apps were highlighted at the four-day
Web Summit which wraps up Thursday in Lisbon.
pioneer eHarmony announced it is developing an AI-enabled feature which nudges
users to suggest meeting in person after they have been chatting in the app for
“There is a lot of activity on dating apps but
by and large there is not a lot of dates,” eHarmony CEO Grant Langston told the
annual tech gathering.
“Guys don’t know
how to ask, it’s astounding really how many people need help and we think we
can do that in an automated way.”
app Loveflutter plans to use AI to analyse chats between its users to determine
their compatibility and suggest when they should meet.
“We will ping a
message saying ‘You are getting along really well, why don’t you go on your
first date’,” said Loveflutter co-founder Daigo Smith.
already suggests places to go on a first date that are equidistant from both
people’s homes using information from Foursquare, an app that helps smartphone
users find nearby restaurants, bars and clubs.
“It kind of takes the pressure off organising
that first date,” said Smith.
Sean Rad said AI will “create better user experiences” and predicted iPhone’s
Siri Voice assistant would in the future act as a matchmaker.
voice operated dating app called AIMM which uses AI to mirror a human
matchmaking service is already being tested in Denver where it has about 1,000
When you open
the app, a soothing voice asks questions about what you like to do on a date or
where you would like to travel.
It then suggests
suitable matches based on your personality. Once you have picked one you would
like to meet, the app tells you about them.
days the app will help set up a time for a phone call between you and your
match — and give advice for your first date based on what it knows about the
“It will say
things like ‘based on her personality inclination she is a traditional person,
I would recommend dinner and a walk’,” said Kevin Teman, the app’s developer.
The app also
reminds you to ask questions “about the things that are important to you”
during the date, he added.
After the date,
the app checks in with both people to see how it went and recommend whether
they should continue to see each other or keep looking.
Teman hopes to
make it available across the United States early next year.
London-based dating app, is now using AI and facial recognition technology to
let users find a match that looks like anyone at all, including their ex or
Users can upload
a picture of someone and the app will find lookalikes among Badoo’s more than
400 million users worldwide.
Reality TV star
Kim Kardashian, Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone and singer Beyonce are the
most searched for celebrities globally since Badoo introduced the feature —
dubbed Lookalikes — last year.
everyone is convinced that AI can aid the search for love.
doubters at the Web Summit was UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who said
he was “a little bit skeptical” it could help “people chose their soul mates”.
“I’m very happy
I have chosen my soulmate by traditional methods,” said the former Portuguese
prime minister, who is married to a Lisbon city Councillor, in his opening
address to the gathering on Monday. (samaa News)
Good news Apple lovers, the
company’s in-house refurbished store has started selling iPhone 8 handsets at a
much lower cost.
The store has a
selection of 64GB iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models in silver, gold, and space
gray, all of which cost 14% to 16% less.
iPhones have been tested and repaired. They do not come with original
packaging and some even show signs of surface damage. Some of the phones were
given up by the users due to a defect, while some were sold as users upgraded
to a new model.
Buying refurbished iPhones
from Apple is the safest option, as the company tests and certifies all devices
before being sold.
The phones come
with a one-year warranty and free shipping, as well as a new battery, outer
shell, and a white box.
If you are
looking for a budget-friendly phone, then the store also offers refurbished
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets. The starting price is $380 to $480,
As wireless carriers prepare for 5G connectivity, the next
generation of cellular networking that promises to bring faster download speeds
to consumers, hardware manufacturers are also getting ready. One such
manufacturer is Apple and a new report suggests that it will release its 5G
phone in 2020.
The FCC granted Apple approval to experiment
with 5G technology last year, laying the groundwork for a 5G phone down the
road, reported The Verge. A report in Fast Company cites “a
source with knowledge of Apple’s plans,” who says that the phone will be
released in 2020.
The report also notes that the company plans to use
Intel’s 8161 5G modem chip, although there are still some technical issues
around heat dissipation that need to be resolved. Apple has reportedly also
been chatting with MediaTek to supply the chips as a “Plan B.”
Apple is currently using Intel for the modems in its
2018 phone lineup, but it’s reportedly not going to use the company’s
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips for the 2020 model, as Apple could be the “main
volume driver” for its modem.
At the time, Intel told The Verge that
its “5G customer engagements and road map have not changed for 2018 through
2020. We remain committed to our 5G plans and projects.” (Samaa)