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360-Degree Camera-Based Tech Will Make Riding Safer

The aptly named startup, Ride Vision, has introduced a camera system that warns the rider if a vehicle comes too close for comfort

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Many people are not aware of this option and they choose the conventional single year policy for bike insurance. Pixabay

It is no hidden fact that most of the general public consider motorcycle riding an easier way to be checked into a hospital. Not surprising then this sentiment has had an adverse effect on motorcycle sales.

To overcome this, many big manufacturers like Ducati (Ducati Motorcycles To Get Radar) and KTM (KTM Developing Sensor-Based Active Safety Technology) have been developing futuristic laser- and radar-based technologies to avoid accidents and collisions. Now, an Israeli startup has joined the bandwagon with its ‘Collision Aversion Technology’ (CAT).

The aptly named startup, Ride Vision, has introduced a camera system that warns the rider if a vehicle comes too close for comfort. This system works with the help of two cameras fitted at the front and rear of the motorcycle. They cover an area of 180 degrees each, giving the system a combined all-round view of the road.

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Ducati. Pixabay

While this may sound simple in theory, applying it in practice is another challenge. There are tons of factors to consider. No two motorcycles are exactly alike. If you were to fit this system on every motorcycle, you’d need to recalibrate the cameras to every bike’s size, shape and design. Then there is also the matter of keeping it light and compact so as to not add more weight to the ride.

Clearly, with many concerns to address, it is hard to tell if this technology will ever see the light of the day. For example, the ECU needs to be smart enough to differentiate a potential threat from a bike or a car, along with more information. On the brighter side though, the company has raised 2.5 million dollars in funding, which should enable them with the required R&D of the product.

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While the Knight Rider-esque motorcycles are still a few good years away, this certainly can be called a step in the right direction. Rest assured we will be bringing you every update involving rider safety technology.

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COVID-19: Roseate House Shares Live Camera Access to it’s Kitchen

Roseate House Customers can monitor how their food is being prepared during the pandemic

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Roseate House provides it’s customers with live camera access to its kitchen. (Representational Image). Pixabay

BY PUJA GUPTA

As COVID-19 has called for ramping up of hygiene, Roseate House, which is currently delivering gourmet dishes at your door step, has come up with a one-of-its kind service in India in which it will be sharing live camera access to its kitchen with its customers.

People who order food from outside the hotel or the guests residing at their properties can keep a surveillance on the hygiene and quality of their food by monitoring how their food is being prepared.

The access shall be provided for the direct orders and eventually leading to the orders through the food aggregators as well. The live streaming shall be continued as an ongoing process once the lockdown is lifted.

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The live streaming shall be continued as an ongoing process once the lockdown is lifted. Pixabay

The service is expected to be functional from the second week of May for Kheer, the fine dining Indian restaurant by Roseate House and Roasted by Roseate, in-house barista, which is currently operational for home deliveries.

Speaking about the initiative, Kush Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, Roseate Hotels and Resorts said: “We at Roseate Hotels and Resorts constantly thrive for delivering the highest levels of standards to our guests. In continuation to the legacy of being transparent with our guest, we are giving them the confidence of the hygiene factor as well.”

Going ahead, the property plans to make the live streaming an interactive two-way communication where in guests can interact with the chef to share their preferences and likings.

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Roseate Hotels and Resort is also initiating touchless programme to eliminate contact during the times of Covid-19 by ensuring minimum touch points of the delivery packets. “We also ensure safe packaging (double outer layer), multiple frequent sanitation of our kitchen utensils, regular temperature checks of all involved personnel to ensure safe food delivery,” Kapoor added.

Roseate House is the first hotel in India and the fifth in the world to achieve FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System certification) in 2019 which further strengthen the hygiene standards being maintained at all times. (IANS)

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Xiaomi Works on 144MP Camera Sensor in New Smartphone

Xiaomi was one of the first companies to launch a phone with a 48MP camera in 2019

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Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new smartphone that features a whopping 144MP camera sensor. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new smartphone that features a whopping 144MP camera sensor. This is a tech news.

According to media reports, Xiaomi’s upcoming 144MP camera smartphone and it is likely to be named Mi 10S Pro or the Mi CC10 Pro, GizmoChina reported recently.

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Xiaomi has been among the pioneers in launching phones with high-megapixel image sensors. (Representational Image). Wikimedia Commons

Xiaomi was one of the first companies to launch a phone with a 48MP camera and the Redmi Note 8 Pro with a 64MP sensor in 2019. The same year, the company also took the wraps off the Mi CC9 Pro featuring a 108MP sensor.

Previously, it was reported that Samsung is working on a 144MP sensor.

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Meanwhile, there is no official confirmation on the same, it should be noted that Xiaomi has been among the pioneers in launching phones with high-megapixel image sensors. (IANS)

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Discover the All-New Realme 6 Pro

Realme 6 Pro: Great value for money mid-segment device

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The Realme 6 Pro can shoot videos at up to 4K, but only at 30fps and video shot also looked fine, with good stabilisation. (Representational Image). IANS

BY MD WAQUAR HAIDER

After creating a formidable space in the India smartphone market, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme is looking to disrupt the mid-price segment further, and has launched two smartphones — Realme 6 and 6 Pro — with the company’s own user interface based on Android 10 software.

The device has been priced at Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option is priced at Rs. 17,999 and the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option comes for Rs 18,999.

The smartphone comes in two colours: Lightning Blue and Lightning Orange. Both the colours look good, but blue is the one we reviewed.
The phone is wrapped in Gorilla Glass 5, both on the front and back.

Let us see how it fares.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme is looking to disrupt the mid-price segment further. Wikimedia Commons

Realme 6 Pro features a 6.6-inch LCD display with a dual hole-punch cutout, which gives the device a fresh look.

Watching videos and playing games on this Realme phone was good, thanks to the big AMOLED display with 90hz screen refresh rate and proper placement of front camera.

The power button is placed at the right side and has been flattened in order to accommodate a fingerprint sensor.

The SIM tray has slots for two nano-SIMs and a microSD card, along with volume rockers which are are placed on the left.

Meanwhile, the bottom edge of the phone has a single speaker, a USB-C port, as well as a headphone jack.

There is a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens.

The camera setup also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter with an f/2.3 aperture, 12MP telephoto shooter with an f/2.5 aperture, and a 2MP macro shooter with an f/2.4 aperture.

The combination of sensors captured decent photos — pretty good via an under Rs 20,000 smartphone.

At night, we found the primary camera excellent in artificial lights. Night Mode was surprisingly effective and helped balance the brightness.

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Realme 6 Pro features a 6.6-inch LCD display with a dual hole-punch cutout, which gives the device a fresh look. (Representational Image). Wikimedia Commons

For selfies and video chat, the Realme 6 Pro comes with the dual hole-punch selfie camera setup that consists of a 16MP Sony IMX471 primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens and an 8MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 lens that has a field-of-view (FoV) of 105 degrees.

The front camera is fairly good — in daytime as well as at night — with proper detailing and portrait shots had nicely blurred backgrounds.

The Realme 6 Pro can shoot videos at up to 4K, but only at 30fps and video shot also looked fine, with good stabilisation.

The phone packs Octa-core Snapdragon 720G SoC, along with Adreno 618 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4x dual-channel RAM.

Since Snapdragon 720G SoC is a newer chip, it also has new features such as support for Bluetooth 5.1, NavIC satellite navigation, and a more power-efficient Sensing Hub.

The device was powerful enough to handle anything from basic calls to heavy gaming without any trouble. Apart from PUBG, we also played ‘Call of Duty’ on high settings without any lag.

Additionally, the device runs Android 10 OS and the OS has Realme UI customization over it.

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The 4,300 mAh battery capacity on the Realme 6 Pro is pretty standard.
The device also has 30W fast VOOC 4.0 fast charging.

Conclusion: With good camera and best-in-class performance, Realme 6 Pro is one of the best smartphones in mid-price segment and a tough challenger for Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max. (IANS)