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Deere Comes Up With High-Tech Farming Equipment

"You can get a savings of about one to three bushels per acre, so it pays for itself very quickly

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Farm equipment maker John Deere made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 9, 2019, in Las Vegas with a connected combine harvester. It uses GPS, artificial intelligence and sensor technology to help improve yields. VOA

It has GPS, lasers, computer vision, and uses machine learning and sensors to be more efficient. This is the new high-tech farm equipment from John Deere, which made its first Consumer Electronics Show appearance this week to highlight the importance of tech in farming.

Deere brought its massive agricultural combine and GPS-guided tractor to the Las Vegas technology event, making the point that farming is more than sticking a finger up in the air to gauge the weather.

The machines are guided by enhanced GPS data that, according to the company, is accurate to 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) — compared with 3 meters (10 feet) for conventional GPS.

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New equipments will make the work easier now. VOA

As they work the fields, the machines gather data about soil conditions and monitor how corn and other crops are being harvested to reduce waste and improve efficiency.

“We want consumers to understand how food is grown,” said Deere marketing executive Deanna Kovar. “Not only is this machine harvesting the grain, it’s harvesting the data, which helps farmers make decisions for next year.

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Kovar said the extra electronics add about $10,000 to the cost of the combine, which sells for close to $500,000, and that most buyers take the option.

“You can get a savings of about one to three bushels per acre, so it pays for itself very quickly,” she said. (VOA)

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Oppo’s Upcoming Smartwatch To Run Google Wear OS (Tech Report)

The company Vice President Brian Shen earlier confirmed that the upcoming smartwatch will feature curved 3D glass display

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There were rumours earlier that the Oppo smartwatch will operate on an Oppo-developed OS. Pixabay

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is expected to launch its new smartwatch alongside the Find X2 flagship smartphone on March 6 and now a real-life photo of the gadget has revealed that the upcoming smartwatch would run Google’s Wear OS.

There were rumours earlier that the Oppo smartwatch will operate on an Oppo-developed OS, news portal GSMArena reported on Wednesday.

The company Vice President Brian Shen earlier confirmed that the upcoming smartwatch will feature curved 3D glass display.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo is expected to launch its new smartwatch alongside the Find X2 flagship smartphone on March 6 and now a real-life photo of the gadget has revealed that the upcoming smartwatch would run Google’s Wear OS. Pixabay

Shen also shared an official image of the Oppo Watch that suggested its Apple Watch-like design. The teaser image showcases its metal frame that carries the curved screen

The watch will come in at least gold and black and looks to have a more pronounced curve on the left and right and less extreme on the top and bottom.

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Additionally, the smartwatch would come with two physical buttons on the right side.

Recently, a report had suggested that the watch will launch with ECG (electrocardiogram) capabilities which would allow users wearing the smartwatch to test if their heart has irregular rhythm. (IANS)