In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we looked at an Australian designed and built underwater drone. “Hydrus” is a fully autonomous submarine robot that doesn’t need a cable to explore. It is (for real) a game changer for undersea mapping and exploring.
This system developed by Advanced Navigation is a much safer way to operate on the high seas.
9KM RANGE – 3000M DEPTH RATING – 3 HOUR ENDURANCE – SPEED 4 KTS – LIGHTS 20 000 LUMENS – $55K.
· Advanced sonar, navigation and communications systems allows Hydrus to cut the tether and navigate fully autonomously, avoiding obstacles and adjusting missions on the fly.
· Operational straight out of the box, without the need for specific knowledge or training, the web interface makes it simple to plan and execute underwater missions in 3D.
· Hydrus is equipped with a cinema-grade 4K 60fps camera combined with an AI engine to analyse image quality and adjust lighting on the fly.
· Its compact size and minimal weight means it can be launched by a single person and taken as carry-on when flying.
OPPO FIND X5 SERIES PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
OPPO Find X Series will go on-sale in stores from April 19. You can pre-order now – from April 4. The top model – Find X5 Pro will set you back $1,799. The Pro boasts 4K Ultra Night Video Powered by MariSillicon X, dual flagship 50MP IMX766 camera system including Hasselblad Camera for Mobile software. I tested it out last night against the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The results were surprising.
Plus … you can get 80W SUPERVOOC Flash-charging technology and/or 50W AIRVOOC wireless charging.
To increase product durability, OPPO has introduced the self-developed Battery Health Engine to increase the lifespan of its batteries. With this innovative technology, the battery capacity is able to be maintained at as high as 80% after up to 1600 charging-discharging cycles, doubling industry standard.
OPPO is also establishing service and repair centres across major cities in Australia, allowing customers to return outdated models for OPPO to recycle and reuse. Alongside regularly donating older models to charities and partners.
APPLE FANS WAITING UNTIL 2025 FOR IPHONE FOLDABLE
A top analyst has revised his prediction on Apple’s first foldable phone. Ming-Chi Kuo said last year it could be as soon as 2024 – now he’s saying 2025 at earliest. It might be a foldable iPad or a hybrid of iPad & iPhone. Apple is so confident in its business model that it’s happy to wait years before entering the foldable market.