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    Chinese home appliance manufacturer Haier has proved that nothing is impossible. The company teamed up with the Craft-Bamboo Racing team from Hong Kong to jointly develop a prototype car with an engine from a washing machine.

    Initially, the engineers of the craft-Bamboo Racing team installed the engine of the Haier washing machine on a special tool to test its power. According to the results of a thorough analysis, they recorded a power of 660 W and a torque of 45 Nm. The team developed a unique aerodynamic body for Haier to reduce air resistance while driving.

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    "When Haier approached us with the task of creating a race car based on the washing machine, it sounded like an impossible task, but we remained open-minded and accepted the task. What surprised us the most is the engine power of the washing machine with direct drive Haier. We tested the engine and quickly realized that the idea is quite real. Engineers have implemented the project to make this dream come true," said Darryl O ' young, Director of Craft-Bamboo Racing.

    It is not known at what speed this car will drive and whether it will be able to participate in professional races.



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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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      Multi-megapixel selfies
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      Selfies in 44MP mode
      The smartphone records 4K videos at 30 fps. The supported format is Full HD with 30 and 60 fps, as well as slow-motion clips in HD and Full HD. During movie shooting, you can freely switch the zoom.
      In 4K mode at 30 frames per second, the gadget produces a picture with the correct color reproduction and high definition. But when working with hands, stabilization is noticeably lacking.
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      Work and entertainment without lags
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      Great screen
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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
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      GEEKBENCH: 5 428 single-core, 1568 multi-core
      AUTONOMY: about 22 hours of video playback

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