Huawei's Honor group launches the new Honor 10 Smartphone at $399, it comes with a Notch (which I don't understand why, except for copying Apple's mistake), it runs on the ultra fast Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor but they did not include the PC Mode in this one, that PC Mode is only available in Huawei Mate 10 and P20. The very glimmering back side of the phone is a fingerprint magnet, not sure if the effect looks as good if a transparent back case is used. They use an ultrasonic based front side finderprint reader, though I prefer when fingerprint readers are on the back.
Inneos Real4K Optical Adapters are an award winning 18G optical solution that is “designed for deployment”. You can run fiber the same way you install category cabling and then connect Real4K optical adapters wherever you need them. Unlike fixed length optical cables, Real4K optical adapters connect using standard multimode fiber, which can be pulled and terminated in the field. Standard SC connectors and inexpensive optical wall plates make this a better way to deploy 4K video.
They introduce Invisicable technology which is a single translucent fiber that looks like monofilament fishing line. It almost disappears in plain sight because it can be difficult to see against a wall at about 5-6 feet. In addition, it’s so thin that 125 feet fits on a special rubber reel that fits into the palm of your hand. Because it’s so thin, it can also be embedded in dry wall. Not pulled through, but embedded in the surface of dry wall by scoring the wall and inserting the fiber and then painting over it. Feedback at CES, was that this would be “game changing” especially where hiding the cable is important, but pulling through walls not desirable (or not possible in the case of condos/apartments). They introduce three kits with 10’, 125’ and then a complete kits with 300’ of in wall fiber, plus two 10’ Invisicable lengths and wall plates.
Platform Security Architecture (PSA) is an IoT security framework being developed by Arm. Trusted Firmware M is an open source project to provide PSA compliant secure firmware for M profile devices. Zephyr is a Linux Foundation Collaboration Project to provide a small, scalable RTOS for connected, resource constrained device.
Sandro Casiraghi presents https://www.padformusician.com/en/ based on the awesome Onyx Boox Max2 for a single or dual 97% of full A4 "like A4 paper" digital music notes reading experience, with a synchronized Bluetooth page turning pedal and Smartphone app. There are more than 1 million professional musicians in the world who potentially could benefit from this technology. This is made possible due to Onyx's Android solution on their Boox E Ink e-reader platform, as this is enabled through Android. The two readers connect via Wi-Fi direct and the master reader connects with the pedal and Smartphone using Bluetooth. Thus far they have been reaching out to professional and amateur musicians to get their feedback. Onyx is bringing their whole E Ink e-reader range up to their new Quad-core 1.6Ghz ARM platform with smoother and faster page turns, faster and better Android support. Onyx shows some of their new 6" e-reader designs including Boox Ligo, Boox Nova, Boox Poke that will come before the end of the year. While the 10.3" Boox Note is awesome, it is probably not a large enough screen for the music reading market. The Boox 9.7" Note S is newer and thinner and lighter too on their new faster platform too.
Interested distributors of the PadMu and potential e-Music reading customers can contact and read more about PadMu here:
Factory tour showing testing process and SMT line of the Colorii Thunderbolt3 Type C HUB. Colorii's testing process confirms every hub must work perfectly doing a total of 8 different test for each unit separating the testing of video, data and charging:
1st test is testing the PCBA with power consumption, to check if the PCBA is short circuited. 2nd test they flash the firmware into the hub, at this time they can also check whether the PCBA work correctly. 3rd test is testing the data function of each port, including 1*Thunderbolt3, 1*USB Type C port, 2*USB3.0 A port, 1*SD card, 1*micro SD card port. 4th test is testing the video out function, checking the HDMI out is working correctly. 5th test is testing the charging function is working correctly. Then after assembly, the finished products are tested again to check data transfer, video and charging function again. 6th test is testing the data function of each port, including 1*Thunderbolt3, 1*USB Type C port, 2*USB3.0 A port, 1*SD card, 1*micro SD card port. 7th test is testing the video out function, checking the HDMI out is working correctly. 8th test is testing the charging function is working correctly.
Evomotion shows their latest Wunder360 C1 & S1, with features of 360° 3K Video and 4K Photo, Social 360 Live Streaming, Built-in 9-Axis IMU Stabilizer, 5G Wi-Fi, Off-line streaming, ReFrame & Auto Tracking and In-camera stitching Tech for both products. S1 camera also has a waterproof case and removable battery support. I filmed this interview also using the Wunder360 camera which you can watch using your VR headset (by your Smartphone with Cardboard style box or by All-in-one VR headset) here.
Sunchip shows some of their latest products including their all-in-one AR system based on Rockchip RK3288, RK3399 board for digital signage. $58 Amlogic S912 TV box, $26 RK3126 HDMI Stick, $200 Apollo Lake Box. 360 panoramic camera. $7 single Smart Wi-Fi Plug, $11 for dual Wi-Fi plug.
Actions S900 is a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, the Actions S500 is a Quad-core Cortex-A9. Actions also shows some other products for video smart speaker, smart door bell, smart kids robots, Actions also provides their MIPS based chipset for Bluetooth speakers, here also they are launching their new ATB1103/ATB1109 ARM Cortex-M0 system for their upcoming Bluetooth and perhaps also low cost smart speakers platform.
My remote talk at MIT over a voice-only connection (video connection was unstable) from Hong Kong (where I am now video-blogging at the China Sourcing Fair) at the Lightning Talks 2018 at Boston Linux & Unix user group, part of The Boston Computer Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Building E51, hosted by Brian DeLacey and Kurt Keville. This is an edit of only my talk, you can watch all the other talks at their YouTube video link here.
Allwinner Smart Home solutions including their chipsets and development kit for the R18 which I also filmed here the $26 (169rmb) Allwinner R16 powered Xiao' ai Classmate Smart Speaker Mini by Xiaomi to be delivered in over 5 million units quantity, smart speakers by DIngDong. The Allwinner R6 enables even lower priced smart speakers with a maximum of 2 microphone in the microphone array for devices that will be closer to the user. The Allwinner B288 enables E Ink e-reader supported by DongDong which is China's leading online book store. The Allwinner MR100 powers the fully open source drone project by Kudrone. The Xiaomi Drone uses the Allwinner R16 too. The Allwinner FC1600 powers the Niutingting Early Learning Machine by Benew which reads stories for kids for 2-6 years old. Allwinner T3 for car dashboard and smart mirror, T8 for in-car entertainment. The Xiaomi Robot Vaccum Cleaner uses the Allwinner R16 and uses lasers to calculate distance to walls and navigate to vaccum and mop the floor.