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Xiaomi 13 series launch | Human AI driving | Galaxies through James Webb | Google’s Magic Eraser | ISS reschedule launch – Tech News This Week
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Xiaomi Confirms Launch of Flagship Xiaomi 13 Series and MIUI 14 in India
Xiaomi has announced the launch of its flagship smartphone series, Xiaomi 13, in India, along with its latest user interface, MIUI 14. The launch event is scheduled for February 27, 2023, and will offer an India-exclusive “ReadySteadySmooth” experience.
MIUI 14, based on Android 13, has already been released in China, with some exclusive features for the Indian market. Xiaomi claims that MIUI 14 offers a more personalized and visually rich experience, with improved notification management, application cleaning, and an enhanced power-saving mode. MIUI 14 also features ultra-small firmware and fewer pre-installed applications that cannot be uninstalled.
Xiaomi has confirmed that its flagship smartphone, Xiaomi 13 Pro, will also be launched in India soon. The smartphone has already been launched in China, and it comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and up to 16GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi 13 Pro runs on the Android 13 operating system and features a 50MP triple rear camera setup. It is also IP68-rated for water and dust resistance and has a 4,820 mAh battery that supports 120W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.
The launch event for the Xiaomi 13 Pro and MIUI 14 will be streamed live on the company’s official website and social media channels. Xiaomi has been expanding its presence in India, which is one of the largest smartphone markets globally. With the launch of its flagship smartphone series and the latest user interface, Xiaomi aims to further strengthen its position in India and offer its customers an improved user experience.
Researchers propose a collaborative driving system that integrates humans and machines for safer and more efficient driving
The new driving system proposed by the researchers from EPFL and JTEKT is a haptics-based automated driving system that collaborates with the driver, unlike fully automated driving systems.
The system integrates information from the vehicle’s steering column, cameras, radar, and LIDAR. The system encourages engagement between the driver and the system and distinguishes between four different types of human-robot interactions: cooperation, coactivity, collaboration, and competition.
After identifying the appropriate interaction mode for the moment, the system “arbitrates” or switches between the various modes.
Finally, the system includes the driver and their inputs at every juncture, and if the user intervenes by turning the steering wheel, the system does not consider this to be an “override.”
The system was tested on a JTEKT test course in Japan with a modified test vehicle, and the tests confirmed that the system holds significant potential to increase comfort while reducing effort for drivers.
Based on the academic foundations of the technology published in the research paper, JTEKT in October last year launched “Pairdriver,” a human-centred automated steering control system.
International team discovers mysterious galaxies with mature stars using James Webb Space Telescope
An international team of astrophysicists has made a groundbreaking discovery while examining images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. The team found six massive potential galaxies that don’t fit into any cosmological theory due to their size, which is equivalent to the Milky Way.
These galaxies, which were created during the early years of the universe, were discovered through mature red stars scattered across deep-field images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. The researchers concluded that these galaxies were visible during the early years of the universe, some 500 to 700 million years after the Big Bang.
The discovery of these galaxies is surprising since the first star clusters were believed to have formed shortly after the universe moved out of its dark ages. Young stars typically shine bright blue and develop a reddish glow as they age.
The red dots spotted in the James Webb Space Telescope’s deep fields seem to be 50 times bigger, and they contradict existing ideas about how the universe evolved during its initial years. The galaxies spotted in the telescope images are extremely significant and have left astronomers struggling to understand their formation in the early universe.
The researchers behind this discovery hope that further observations by the James Webb Space Telescope will help them unlock the mysteries of these massive galaxies.
Google Photos adds a Magic Eraser feature for all Pixel users and Google One subscribers
Google has announced that the Magic Eraser feature, which was previously exclusive to phones with custom chips, will now be available to Google One subscribers who use the Google Photos app on Android or iOS, as well as all Pixel users.
Along with Magic Eraser, the Camouflage function will also be available to subscribers of any Google One plan. Google is also adding new editing features, including an HDR effect for videos and exclusive collage editor styles for Google One subscribers and Pixel users.
The rollout of these new photo editing features may take a few weeks. This is not the first time that Google has added features to its premium tiers, as subscribers have also been given access to a VPN service and other photo editings features such as colour focus and smart suggestions.
Crew-6 mission to International Space Station was delayed due to a technical issue, and rescheduled for Thursday
The Crew-6 mission, which was scheduled to transport four astronauts to the International Space Station, was delayed on Monday due to last-minute technical problems.
The launch, which was to be carried out by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, was aborted two minutes before liftoff due to a ground system issue.
The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 2nd, pending the resolution of the technical issue. The four-person crew will be conducting research projects to prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and benefit life on Earth during their six-month stay at the ISS.
They will join the seven-member Expedition 69 crew and replace the Crew-5 astronauts. This will be the seventh time that SpaceX has flown astronauts aboard its Dragon spacecraft as part of the NASA Commercial Crew Program, and the company’s ninth crewed flight overall.
The docking of the Crew-6 mission to the ISS is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 1st, following their 25-hour journey.
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