In the world of tech, a lot can happen in seven days. This week, we look at the Nokia 8, the new products Google announced this week, and Elon Musk’s latest space plans.
NOKIA 8 AVAILABLE WITH THREE IRELAND
Nokia’s flagship phone, the Nokia 8, is now available from Three. The Nokia 8 is a truly stunning handset, created from 6000 series aluminium and with a fantastic 5.3” Quad HD Display.
The standout feature of the smartphone is undoubtedly its camera – the Nokia 8 features a 13MP dual image-fusion rear camera with both colour and monochrome sensors, plus a wide-angle 13MP phase detection auto-focus font camera. Both cameras come with ZEISS optics. It’s also Nokia’s most powerful smartphone yet, built upon the cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, which is created to deliver excellent performance and battery life.
Google hosted a highly anticipated event in California this week, revealing lots of new hardware. One of the most exciting devices announced was the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL smartphones, the first phones to have Google Lens (Google’s smart image recognition app). The new Pixel range will also have fast charging capabilities, and they currently have the highest scored camera of any smartphone.
Google also announced the Google Pixelbook (a new high-performance Chromebook), Daydream View (an upgraded version of Google’s VR headset with improved lenses), Pixel Buds (wireless headphones compatible with Google Pixel) and Google Clips (a camera with an AI engine, designed with parents and children in mind). For more info on everything Google announced this week, check out Google’s video of the event on YouTube.
ELON MUSK PLANS TO HAVE HUMANS ON MARS BY 2024
Elon Musk has just announced he intends to land a rocket on Mars by 2022, with a human crew arriving on the planet in 2024. Speaking at the International Astronautical Conference in Australia, Musk explained that he plans to reach Mars using reusable rockets, and posted an image on Instagram of what this might look like (pictured above).
The rocket Musk wants to create will be 106m tall and 9m wide, Mashable reports. The rocket will have 40 cabins on board, each fitting 2-3 people – meaning 100 people could board a flight to Mars. Since Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX has yet to send anyone to space, it remains to be seen if his ambitious plan will happen as expected. Watch this space - pun intended!
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