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    The founder of the aerospace company SpaceX, Elon Musk has repeatedly announced his plans to colonize Mars. But, as it turned out, the eccentric billionaire did not forget about more "mundane" projects. In his Twitter blog, he talked about the possibility of using Starship for flights over much shorter distances — for example, between the major cities of his native planet.

    According to the head of SpaceX, the spacecraft is designed for 100 seats when flying to Mars, but when flying between the earth's cities Starship is able to take on Board up to 1000 people, albeit with less comfort. Passengers will have to sit in special seats with clamps — a similar design is used in the trolleys of roller coasters. Most "trips" will take only 15-20 minutes, so there will be no toilets or cooking areas on Board, which will increase the number of seats.


    "This is, in fact, an intercontinental ballistic missile with a speed of flight of 25 strides, which can land," said Musk.

    For the first time, SpaceX published a conceptual video with an “advertisement” of intercontinental flights on a spacecraft as early as 2017. The launch and landing of a starship are supposed to be carried out on special platforms located on the water near major cities. The estimated launch date of the unusual "taxi" has not yet been announced.

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    • OPPO Reno 3 review: Quad camera and lots of memory

      Last year's OPPO Reno 2 smartphone was remembered for its almost flagship characteristics. In the new generation, the emphasis has shifted - the role of the top-end device has been assigned to the Reno 3 Pro, and the standard “three” has become a mid-budget phone. However, Reno 3 received a powerful quad camera, high-quality screen, and a large amount of memory. We find out how good the new product is.

      Four rear modules and a 44-megapixel front-facing camera
      The main camera of Reno 3 received four modules, as in the top-end device of the series - Reno 3 Pro. However, there are some functions missing, such as interpolation up to 108 MP. All the blocks are arranged in a line on an islet that protrudes noticeably upwards if you wear the gadget without a cover.
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      The main module paired with the auxiliary module gives clear portraits and realistic blurs the background
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      Branded shell of the seventh version
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      Specifications of OPPO Reno 3
      DISPLAY: 6.4 ", FHD + (2400x1080), 20: 9
      CHIPSET: CPU MediaTek Helio P90 (MT6779V), 2.2 GHz, GPU PowerVR GM 9446
      RAM: 8 GB
      STORAGE: 128 GB
      MAIN CAMERA: main - 48 megapixels (f/1.8) + 13 megapixels (telephoto) + 8 megapixels (wide-angle) + 2 megapixels (scene depth sensor);
      FRONT CAMERA: - 44 megapixels with f/2.4 aperture
      BATTERY: 4025 mAh
      FEATURES: a sub-screen fingerprint sensor, an NFC module, an audio output, support for microSD cards up to 256 GB (without SIM replacement), a proprietary shell ColorOS 7, three body colors: black, white and blue.
      Test results
      ANTUTU: 223,438
      GEEKBENCH: 5 428 single-core, 1568 multi-core
      AUTONOMY: about 22 hours of video playback

      The OPPO Reno 3 is an interesting device with balanced characteristics. From the first minutes, the beautiful design, slim body, and high-quality 6.4-inch screen make you happy. Later on - high performance, fast recharging, and good battery life. The advantages include the photo-filling, including a 44-megapixel front camera. In addition, the built-in drive can be expanded with a memory card, but not to the detriment of the second SIM card - a trifle, but nice.

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