Modular smartphone Vsenn will officially be running Paranoid Android firmware

Modular smartphone Vsenn will officially be running Paranoid Android firmware

Modular smartphone Vsenn will officially be running Paranoid Android firmware
Earlier this month, the Finnish startup Vsenn announced its own modular smartphone like Google’s Project Ara. Information on the smartphone while very little (she stated basically in General), but have already started to appear the first specific data. Vsenn to announce the start of the program of cooperation with the developers of the firmware, and were the first creators of the ROM Paranoid Android. Under the agreement, users will be able to install the firmware without the risk of losing the warranty on the gadget. According to representatives of the company, all firmware, with creators which will sign the agreement, will support the functions of the original Vsenn.

Paranoid Android is one of the most famous custom firmware based on Google’s mobile OS. It allows full control of the user interface, and its notable feature is the support for the regime tablet computer on smartphones. More can be found on the official website.

By itself, the smartphone will have three replaceable module: RAM/processor, camera and battery. In addition, there will be plugins that will allow you to change the appearance of the smartphone. Out of the box gadget will be offered with the original Android with guaranteed updates for 4 years, also promise a three-layer encryption, free web VPN, and secure cloud services.
Modular smartphone Vsenn will officially be running Paranoid Android firmware
The prototype Vsenn still wasn’t presented. And look at the current state of development of a Google Project Ara on videos from the event portal Engdget under the cut.

Apple has patented the mouse scanner

Apple has patented the mouse scanner

Apple has patented the mouse scanner
Today, Apple received a patent for a mouse with a built-in chromatic sensor, which can be used as a scanner. Computer mouse have moulinrouge from the unit ball to drive optical and laser sensors. In the Magic Mouse, for example, applied technologies, which allow to detect tiny changes in a smooth surface that, in turn, gives the possibility to use it without the pad.

The use of chromatic sensor (or sensors) not only turns the mouse into a portable scanner, but also improves the mouse as input devices. The invention provides for the use of LEDs, a vertically emitting lasers or other radiation sources that allow you to configure a specific length of light waves.

The light is reflected from the working surface on the chromatic sensor. Assessing the response of the sensor, the mouse can adjust the intensity of radiation in a particular place. Taking into account peculiarities of the surface of the gadget will be able to choose and modify a number of characteristics. For example, to work on a clean white table may require a higher sampling rate compared to the dark rug. Switching to a weaker radiation will save electricity.

On the casing of the mouse raspolagaetsja display where you can view the scanned images. The display can be created using the technology of OLED and other technologies. In addition, sometimes it can be used simply to increase one or the other fragment before sending data to the computer.
Apple has patented the mouse scanner
Experts believe that the release of such a gadget in the near future is unlikely. Now Apple more attention because of the success of iOS devices pays ecosystem touch gadgets. In addition, existing laser technology is sufficient for normal operation of the mouse. In addition, such a combination of gadgets tried to release other manufacturers, but they have a special success is not earned.