[Revue high tech] the news of the week
Discovery of helmet with a slow motion vision, and a look back at the three high tech news that marked the week: Nokia, Nintendo and Google…
This could be the weirdest and least wearable gadget we’ll be presenting to you this year. The decelerator helmet, created by German artist Lorenz Potthast, is designed to reproduce what you’re supposed to see in real time, but in slow motion.
Indeed, a small computer placed inside the headset processes the video stream from the camera placed on the front of the helmet, to broadcast it in slow motion in front of the user’s eyes. The headset includes three different operating modes that can be changed by wireless manual control, which allows the user to control slow motion as desired.
This helmet is currently only a prototype and is therefore not marketed.
High tech news of the week
Nokia presents the Asha 205 and 206
Nokia presents the two newcomers of the Asha family, positioned on the entry level of smartphones: theAsha 205, equipped with a 2.4 inch screen, a direct access button to Facebook, but also preinstalled Twitter, eBuddy and Gmail applications; And theAsha 206, also equipped with a 2.4 screen, has the same characteristics as the 205 despite a more powerful photo sensor.
Both mobiles are available in single or dual SIM card versions, and are equipped with the slam functionality, which allows you to quickly share digital files via Bluetooth with other compatible devices, without linking them.
The Asha 205 and 206 are expected in late 2012, priced at $ 62. Their availability in Europe has not yet been announced.
Wii U is here
- A basic, for 265 € HT will offer the console in white (8 GB), accompanied by a GamePad as well as two power supplies (console and controller) and an HDMI cable.
- A Premium, priced at 315 € HT, will offer the console in black (32 GB), with a Gamepad, a charging station, a Wii sensor for motion detection, the Nintendo Land game and access to Network Premium allowing to obtain for each purchase on the eShop approximately 10% of the order in points.
Google: a new Chromebook before the end of 2012?
According to information from the site Digitimes, Google could launch a new model of Chromebook, equipped with a touch screen of 12.8 inches, by the end of the year.
The site, which takes this information from sources within the supply chain, adds that Compal Electronics would take care of the assembly while Wintek would be the supplier of the touchscreen. We do not yet have more information on the product.