One of the most fascinating aspects of the human body is the way it can continue to function even when it is not actively using its senses. The eyes, in particular, are a marvel of engineering, allowing people to see the world around them even when their eyelids are closed. Many people experience swirling flashes of color when their eyes are closed, a phenomenon known as phosphenes.
Eyes Work All the Time
The reason why eyes show swirling flashes of color when closed has fascinated people for a long time. These flashes are caused by the mechanical stimulation of the eyes when the eyelids are closed, and the retinas convert this stimulation into electrical signals that are sent to the brain for interpretation. It is truly amazing how the body can continue to function in such a way.
When people on the internet learned about how this sort of visual information was interpreted by the brain, they were quick to speak their minds. One person wrote that they were in awe, and another commented that he learns more on the Internet than in college.
Bionic Eyes Are Now a Thing
It is truly amazing how technology can be used to enhance and improve the human body. Earlier this year, a revolutionary bionic eye implant was used to help a blind woman see again. The French company Pixium Vision developed the implant, which was able to detect signals in the woman’s blind eye. This innovative treatment was hailed as a groundbreaking achievement, and it is exciting to think about the potential for similar technologies to help even more people in the future.
The bionic eye implant that was used to help the blind woman see again was truly revolutionary. As part of the treatment, the woman had a tiny microchip implanted under her retina, and she wore special glasses with a camera and computer attached. The camera captured video footage, which was then transmitted to the computer and processed using AI algorithms to identify objects and guide the focus of the glasses. The glasses then projected this view into the microchip via an infrared beam, and the chip converted the information into electrical signals that were sent to the brain. Thanks to this innovative technology, the woman was able to make out words through her blind eye, which she was previously unable to use due to dry age-related macular degeneration.
Asus Just Announced Their Fantastically Fast and New Gamer Phone
Asus ROG Phone 5 has been a leading phone on the market for some time now, but it does not seem to have been enough, because Asus has revealed a quicker and more extreme version of its flashy gaming phone less than five months after it was released.
Asus ROG Phone 5s has an extremely similar design to its predecessor and is available in a base model with a slightly more imaginative ‘Pro’ variant, but with some remarkable upgrades: a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ chip, a faster 360Hz touch sampling rate, and an OLED back color display for the ROG Phone 5s Pro.
Although the improvements might not seem important, it is amazing that ROG Phone 5s is the first phone with a Snapdragon 888+ chip—which is not the smartphone of Qualcomm for Snapdragon Insiders (even though this phone is also built by Asus).
For gamers, the SD888+’s slightly higher clock speeds should work well with its faster 360Hz touch sample rate (up from 300Hz on the previous model) to deliver a more responsive reaction for touch controls, which is very nice if you’re really trying to get every last drop of performance.
Asus ROG Phone 5 and 5s Prices
With prices of less than 30,000 Latest Taiwan dollars in the standard ROG Phone 5s (about $1.075) and an increase of NTD 37,990 (around $1.365) for ROG Phone 5s Pro, the new phone of the brand is not inexpensive. It is clear to understand where that amount is going with the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and the highly sophisticated variant with 18GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Beautiful OLED Display
What may most likely be the new rear-mounted OLED display of the ROG Phone 5s Pro, which now has six pre-configured animations that are designed to indicate an incoming call, to start a game, or simply plug in the complement or accessory. Is it a little bit too much? Sure, but an over-the-rear screen feels right at home on a gadget like this. And you can always design your own animations if you’re not really glad about Asus’ pre-installed animations.
Most ROG Phone 5’s specs stayed identical, with a gigantic 6000 mAh, a large 6.73-inch AMOLED, three rear (64MP main, 13MP, and 5MP macro), integrated DAC, and two USB-C connections. Digital cameras have been added to this range. Asus did not meddle with the built-in touch buttons of the previous generation either, so you can still play precisely without having to plug up an external controller.
Sadly, because of the position of the rear screen. There is no great option to add wireless charging, so you need to rely on 65-watt cable charging on the phone very quickly.
The major downfall is that, while ROG Phone 5s will go on sale in the Taiwanese home area of Asus, the company does not yet have any official plans to offer the Taiwanese ROG Phone 5. This means you will need to rely on third-party importers to obtain one when you desire what could be the quickest Android phone in the world.