Every year, the first day of April is accompanied by jokes and pranks, to participate in which it-corporations are not averse. This year, OnePlus retrained into an electric car manufacturer, Google created an application to clean the screen of the smartphone from dirt, and NVIDIA came up with its own voice assistant. We collected the most unusual announcements on April 1.
OnePlus Warp Car
The company OnePlus is known as a manufacturer of inexpensive flagship smartphones, but this does not prevent it from starting to produce its own electric cars. The company was going to use 3D printing technology to allow drivers to add new features to the car and replace worn parts.
To the announcement of the new product OnePlus published a special statement:
The controls in the car are done with gestures on the smartphone, which makes complicated things like steering very simple: swipe left to turn left, swipe right to turn right — well you got it — swipe up to move forward, swipe down to drive back. In the first OTA update, we will introduce a flight mode for driving mode so that you never suffer from accidental twists and turns when you swipe notifications again.
OnePlus Warp Car Charge allows you to charge the battery for a day of work in just 20 minutes. In addition, as you'd expect, you'll be able to use your existing OnePlus smartphone chargers by simply connecting 20 regular OnePlus Warp.
Restroom on call from Ola
Indian taxi service Ola presented a new service Ola Restrooms — call toilet on wheels. By analogy with a taxi, in the mobile application of the company you can order a specially equipped van-restroom.
"Snake" in the cards, talking Tulip and cleaning the screen from dirt in Google services
In traffic or during a long trip Google offers to pass the time in the famous game "Snake", where you need to collect passengers by train. You can have fun in the browser or mobile application by selecting a special section in the side menu.
Google also introduced a useful update of the proprietary application "Files". It includes the function of cleaning the smartphone screen from any dirt and fingerprints. For this purpose, micro-vibrations are used, allowing to remove all unnecessary from the display. In addition, upon completion of cleaning, the application generates a thin magnetic field around the smartphone, which protects it from dirt and emits a sweet smell.
Another unusual development of the search giant was the Tulip project. His idea is to be able to translate the language of tulips into dozens of human languages. It is enough to plant a flower in a special pot and connect it to the smart column Google Home. After that, you can communicate with the Tulip.
Google Gbroad keyboard supports several ways to enter text, but in the Japanese division of the company has developed another. The company's engineers offer to print the text using a special flexible spoon. Depending on the flexure force, the desired letter is printed.
Nokia 9 PureView with X-Ray Vision
Representatives of Nokia finally revealed the purpose of the mysterious element on the back of the flagship smartphone Nokia 9 PureView. It turned out to be a sensor for x-rays. To use it you need to download a special application.
"Many of you have asked about the mysterious dark sensor in Nokia 9 PureView. It's time to tell that this is the world's first x-ray sensor in a smartphone! Soon we will open this opportunity with the new Nokia X-Ray application available for download on Google Play," said Juho Sarvikas, Nokia brand product Director.
Marble selfie-smartphone by HONOR
The HONOR brand announced a smartphone with a 68-megapixel front camera, an 8,000 mAh battery, six speakers and a marble case.
TV remote for four-legged Roku
American media player manufacturer Roku took care of our smaller friends and introduced a remote control for dogs. It has two buttons with quick access to the channels about animals so that during the absence of the owners' Pets do not get bored.
Competitor Google Assistant and Siri from NVIDIA
NVIDIA has long been engaged in developments in the field of machine learning, neural networks, and artificial intelligence, so the release of its own voice assistant has become a highly anticipated event. Virtual assistant GeForce RTX R. O. N "lives" inside a small smart speaker with a holographic interface. Among its unique features — the optimization of game settings, writing posts on forums instead of the owner and the transformation of angry cries of the gamer in an encouraging comment for the party members.
PlayStation Key Rings
In honor of the 25th anniversary of PlayStation, Sony presented a limited line of trinkets in the form of different generations of consoles, made in the scale of 1:1. They can be hung on your keys, phone or backpack.
Real notifications from Duolingo
The developers of the popular application for learning Duolingo languages are sure that regular exercises are necessary for effective learning. To do this, the users constantly get reminders and notifications about the need to pass a lesson. But many people simply ignore the push. Therefore, the application was introduced a new premium feature — Duolingo Push. Its essence lies in the fact that instead of the usual notifications in the user's smartphone begins to pursue a giant green owl.