Balloon Powered Internet and 13-Megapixel PureCelImage Sensor

Balloon Powered Internet and 13-Megapixel PureCelImage Sensor

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Here are the tech updates we’re excited to share with you today.

First, Google’s Project Loon.  No it’s not connected in anyway to Looney Toons  but once you know about it, you’ll go bonkers for it.

Project Loon is Google’s way of bringing high speed Internet to the most remote areas of the world.

While the Internet has changed much of the world, a large part of the world don’t have access to it.

Google Project Loon  seeks to remedy that.

Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space.   It is designed to connect people in rural and remote areas.  It’s also a great way to provide much needed Internet access to areas hit by disasters.

To make it work, Google partners with telecommunications companies to share their cellular spectrum.  This enables people to connect to the balloon network via their mobile phones.   This signal is then passed across the balloon network and back down to the global Internet on Earth.

Check out the video below:

The project began in 2013 and had its pilot testing in New Zealand, and California .  Sri Lanka is already using  Project Loon to provide internet access across their country. Check out the rest of the story here.

We’re excited about Project Loon  because this could give everyone Internet access.

Imagine having these Balloon contraptions, floating in many regions, providing Internet access.

This could be the “infrastructure” we could rely on to provide Internet for all 7107+ islands. Imagine that.

And here’s another technology update.  We’re pretty sure that you have a smartphone camera that has some DSLR capabilities.

It’s pretty great right? Well,  your smartphone camera will have more DSLR features.

OmniVision has announced the release of  the 13-Megapixel PureCel(TM) Image Sensor. This new sensor brings Phase Detection Autofocus to Mainstream Smartphones.

OmnVision says that their new Sensor can  achieve best-in-class high and low-light performance.   It will  also deliver support for advanced features such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF).

This new camera sensor will definitely make smartphone cameras even more powerful.  We’ve already seen how the LG G4’s built-in camera performs.

LG G4 Camera

There will be less reason for you to bring your DSLR camera.

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