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Samsung Invents A Screen On The Back Of Trucks To Show The Road Ahead

Samsung Invents A Screen On The Back Of Trucks To Show The Road Ahead

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    Welcome to 2015.

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    You are living in a world where a watch is a computer and a table is an air conditioner.

    Samsung is the next company to have overlap in the invention arena. The compay’s newest invention is a television set. Nothing unusual for Samsung, a company known for its electronics, right?

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    Guess again.

    Samsung’s newest television is the back wall of a truck.

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    We’re not talking a stationary truck either. You don’t sit stagnant in your car and watch the back of the truck like you’re in a drive-in movie. While you are driving on the open highway, you watch the images on the screen which display the traffic in your lane in front of the truck. The “safety truck” is designed for drivers on a two-lane highway with each lane moving in the opposite direction of traffic.

    Advantages

    1. Many drivers won’t drive behind trucks since they obscure their vision of the lane. This invention is the solution since the images on the screen depict the lane in front of the truck.
    2. If trucks move slowly or emit smelly fumes, drivers may opt to go around the truck. Head-on collisions occur when drivers stike what is in the lane with oncoming traffic.
    The screen will show drivers if there are objects in the oncoming traffic lane or if it is safe to pass the truck.
    3. The screen adapts to both light and dark driving conditions.
    4. The “safety truck” has already been tested, and Samsung has confirmed it can save lives.
    5. The technology is simple. There is a wireless camera mounted on the front of the truck which displays the lane ahead on a screen mounted on the back wall of the truck.

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    Disadvantages

    1. Watching the images on the truck’s screen can easily distract the driver. While driving, the eyes scan the periphery of the road. If a screen with images on it is in front of the driver, the driver might focus on the screen and not the rest of the road.
    2. Since the purpose of the truck is to make passing on a two-lane road safer, it may be useless on a multi-lane highway.
    3. The cost, still unmentioned by Samsung, is likely to be so expensive it might not come into frequent use. Although currently not on the market, Samsung is currently working with governmental agencies to advance their new invention.

    Featured photo credit: iwaymagazine.com via flickr.com

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    Published on January 18, 2019

    Best 5 Language Learning Apps to Easily Master a New Language

    Best 5 Language Learning Apps to Easily Master a New Language

    Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.

    The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:

    1. Duolingo

      Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.

      Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.

      The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.

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      Download the app

      2. HelloTalk

        HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.

        There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.

        What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.

        Download the app

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        3. Mindsnacks

          Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.

          You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.

          Download the app

          4. Busuu

            Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.

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            The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.

            When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.

            Download the app

            5. Babbel

              Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.

              Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.

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              If you started learning a language and stopped, Babbel will help you pick up where you started.

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              Takeaways

              All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.

              Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.

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