New Nintendo DS
Having already won more than 1.4 million players in Japan, the New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL New, are now poised to break into the international market. These new consoles allow you to enjoy all the great Nintendo 3DS titles with unparalleled comfort. Users will appreciate the larger screen and the ability to customize the New Nintendo 3DS in their image with removable shells Peach, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Pokémon … And to accompany the release of the New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL New, two great games Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.
The screen of the New Nintendo 3DS is 20% larger than the Nintendo 2DS, while the screen of the New Nintendo 3DS XL is 90% larger than the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. This handheld system is set up to be ultra customizable console with interchangeable covers available in a variety of designs.
While the New Nintendo 3DS XL will be available in Metallic Black and Metallic blue, the New Nintendo 3DS will in turn be available in black, white, blue, or red, and thanks to the wide range of shells, there will be 12 more to launch and the future, the possibilities for customization are more numerous than ever.
- A new analog stick control “C” on the right side which allows better control and better travel
- Two additional trigger buttons ZL and ZR
- A more powerful processor that allows launching applications faster and faster data download
- A more stable 3D facial detection technology: the effect remains even if you move your head or tilt the console
- NFC technology for use amiibo figurines, as in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- Ability to transfer media files without wire between the console and a PC
- A larger battery
Note that the New Nintendo 3DS also features a beautiful design that will delight those nostalgic for the SNES with buttons A, B, X and Y color.
The launch of the New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL New is accompanied by the launch of two great games. The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D, Zelda the most mystical of the story, the critically acclaimed, returns captivated gamers. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, a real game phenomenon in Japan, no less than two million players chasing hundreds of monsters per day!
But it is also an opportunity to (re) discover some flagship Nintendo 3DS games as Tomodachi Life, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire Omega Alpha, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Kid Icarus Uprising, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, The Legend of Zelda or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will now have their case. No doubt the New Nintendo 3DS will make many followers!
Facial Recognition Phone for the Elderly
The older demographic may not have a reputation for being the first to develop new technologies, but the implications of new facial recognition technologies could actually stand to benefit them the most! A design team has recently received an award for the presentation of its landline phone using facial recognition technology. This is a new approach to the use of this feature that undoubtedly convinced the jury of the Red Dot Award, and we must admit that the system is quite well thought out.
Specially designed for seniors who have difficulty dialing phone numbers, Elderly Phone E will be operated through the use of a combined traditional number system and pictures. To contact the desired person, the user will only have to take the phone in hand, leafing through a book specially created with contacts, and point a facial recognition device to the corresponding portrait. The system will then recognize the targeted person, and dial his or her phone number that has been previously stored in the handset. The phone hopes to make the most simple calls and mainly targets people who have difficulty to dial telephone numbers from the keys of the devices.
It’s certainly a novel idea, and it may help those who are open to adopting it, but it seems like there would be quite a bit of set up involved before the system becomes functional. What do you think?
Solar Tech for Tunisia
Tunisia, with its solar potential (naturally a very sunny country), is able to make a great revolution in the production of photovoltaic (energy recovered and converted directly into electricity from sunlight by photovoltaic panels) and thus ensure its energy independence and sustaining some related industries, says international expert, Hassen Mcharek.
In addition, the country has the necessary supply lines (gas, glass, integrators, civil engineering, etc ..) for the installation of photovoltaic panels using silicon-based technology.
This technology simply uses a glass substrate whose operating costs are among the lowest in the world market.
In an interview to TAP, Mr. Mcharek, an expert in renewable energy-solutions and manufacturing of semiconductors and photovoltaic technologies, has argued that to maximize energy projects, we must give priority to projects promoting creation of a real high-value industry “Made in Tunisia”.
The photovoltaic (PV) projects, energy from solar radiation, are easier and faster to implement and at lower costs, enable high-technology transfer with lines of research and associated developments.
The country has already embarked in a mega project of solar energy for export to Europe (under negotiation), in this case the project “TuNur” of producing the electricity using CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) installed in the Tunisian desert.
Now this solar export project with a capacity of 2,000 megawatts, much awaited by European and that would also meet part of the demand in the local market (2000 megawatts), is not the most suitable the needs of Tunisia in matters of employment and technology transfer, in the eyes of the expert.
For him, “CSP technology is not adequate to meet the needs of Tunisia in the creation of lasting jobs with high added value.”
Indeed concentrating solar energy is technically using mirrors reflecting sunlight to a heat transfer fluid that generates steam to turn an electricity generating turbine.
He explained that this essentially mechanical technology does not require highly skilled labor or permanent work. Jobs are certainly numerous during the installation phases, but once the project started a few dozen people enough to operate the facility.
“Moreover no significant technological contribution can contribute to the creation of a local industry is present, or the creation of research and development (R & D) in this type of operation.”
According to the expert, “photovoltaic projects are advantages of going beyond the creation of temporary jobs during the installation and operation of the solar panels and farm concentration of energy for create schedules and manufacturing units to generate high-tech jobs (PhD students, engineers, technicians, etc).
Energy CSP (Concentrate Solar Power) remains, meanwhile, an assembly solution of mechanical elements that can be manufactured locally without, however, add value for Tunisia, says Mcharek.
“This is not the advantage of this occult power (CSP) as a good source of green electricity,” he said, putting yet into question the capacity of power generation projects such “TuNur” very sensitive to the blindness of the mirrors of the deposition of dust and sand especially in the desert.
The operational cost would be very important for this kind of projects as well as water consumption needed for cooling.