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EMD IoT Node Technology

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

EMD, shows their extremely small IoT node run from an energy harvesting solar cell, which won the CISCO Big Award. EMD works on vibrational and thermo electric as well as solar energy harvesting cells.

EMD is a privately owned Research and Engineering company founded in 2010. Their experienced staff and associates have a spectrum of skills and knowledge combined with that all-essential pioneering and innovative spirit.

For more information, see http://www.e-m-d.co.uk/home.html and http://www.idtechex.com

Varta Microbatteries

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

Varta shows off their new microbatteries, including lithium-ion rechargeable coin cells for higher energy densities for wearables, IoT and other applications. Varta also shows their Powercaps for server backups, energy harvesting and other applications that require a large amount of power over a short timeframe. They are also working on printed batteries, and the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.

VARTA AG is a German company manufacturing batteries for global automotive, industrial, and consumer markets.

For more information, see http://www.varta.com/eng/ and http://www.idtechex.com.

Novacentrix Showcases Accessories for their PulseForge 1200

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

Stan Farnsworth of Novacentrix discusses the PulseForge 1200 and its accessories, including the EX1 Controlled Environment for photonic curing at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Novacentrix also shows their roll to roll print and curing systems, which can be used for a range of printed electronics applications, including wearables.

NovaCentrix offers industry leading photonic curing tools, material and expertise enabling development and production of next generation printed electronic devices – some already on the market. PulseForge® tools utilize photonic curing which is a cutting edge technology that dries, sinters, and anneals functional inks in milliseconds on low-temperature, flexible substrates such as paper and plastic. PulseForge tools can save time and money, and enable new types of products in applications like solar, RFID, display, packaging, and circuit.

For more information, see http://www.novacentrix.com and http://www.idtechex.com.

Ilika Solid State Battery Technology for the Internet of Things

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

Meeting the demand to power 15billion + sensors in the IoT
Self-charging using photo voltaic, piezo electric or thermo electric energy harvesters
No cabling or maintenance
4 x longer lifespan than conventional lithium ion batteries
40% improvement in energy density (compared with alternative solid state battery technology)
Increased temperature range: up to 100 degrees C plus (30% higher than existing products)
No free lithium - non-flammable

Moto Z, Projector, Camera, Speaker, Battery MotoMods

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

Lenovo Motorola Moto Z is an amazing new Smartphone, with Greybus (watch the video that I filmed with Greg Kroah-Hartman on their Greybus development for Google's discontinued Project Ara) based data and hot-swappable power pogopin docking technology on an ultra-thin Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Smartphone design, with options to dock a TI DLP Pico Projector MotoMod, a Hasselblad True Zoom Photo/Video Camera, JBL SoundBoost Speaker and the Incipio offGRID Power Pack, all MotoMods that customizes and expands the functionalities of a Smartphone. An absolutely fascinating potential evolution for the Smartphone market, Motorola is developing a potentially amazing ecosystem for future-proof MotoMods that can turn your Smartphone into a Project, into a point-and-shoot quality Camera, into an amazingly loud Speaker and that can expand its battery life easily. All these MotoMods are magnetically locked onto the back of the Moto Z. Now Motorola is also releasing the Moto Mods Development Kit to enable third parties to develop new MotoMods for the Moto Z, for example I hope someone makes an ultra-thin E Ink Mobius (flexible, plastic and non-glass) display for the back-size of the smartphone, a Kent Displays CH-LCD based notes taking back case and a LapDock Laptop Dock to use the Moto Z to power the Ultra-thin Laptop dock and desktop dock. The functionalities of Moto Z can also expand through the TurboPower fast charging USB Type C which I have used with USB Type C to SD card adapter, for example to upload videos from my SD card to YouTube. The possibilities with the Moto Z ecosystem are very, very interesting. But for these to get the attention of the consumers worldwide, I think that Lenovo/Motorola needs to lower the price of the bundles to around $599 for the phone including the Projector MotoMod, $699 including Projector and E Ink MotoMod, $349 or $399 for the Moto Z by itself (instead of the current $699). $699 should also be a bundle to include an ultra-thin and ultra-light small bezel 13.3" Laptop Dock and Desktop Dock MotoMod and with the appropriate Remix OS like Android implementation through Android Nougat to support full Android Powered Productivity on the external display.

Trump is a Democrat (Tech Talkshow)

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

Trump scammed the Republican party. Gridlock in the US congress might be over by Trump forcing through policies that Republicans might embrace yet not really be that conservative. Change might be coming, also to Google/Twitter/Facebook unblocking in China. Here is a video-hangout with Jay Umaretiya, AKA Stromium, who is posting texts for hundreds of my videos being posted on http://ARMdevices.net over the past several months, and he will also be posting many more in the year to come as we post an average of 3 new tech videos per day on http://ARMdevices.net every day, the whole year.

E Ink for Productivity, Onyx N96ML, 9.6″ E Ink Android Reader with digitizer

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

One of the potential segment for devices that I am quite excited about, is the E Ink based large screen connected stylus touch e-reader. Provided it gets the perfectly smart implementation, it can unlock a world of being more productive reading and annotating all kinds of texts, in all kinds of fields of study, professionalism, creativity and curiosity. Reading on an E Ink display has already been proven by Kindle to be an awesome experience. Make use of customized Android for E Ink devices, WiFi and Bluetooth, and the potential for this device can be really great and for me is quite exciting. This is the Onyx N96ML, a 9.6" 1200x825 E Ink Pearl display with stylus touch and front light, running on the NXP Freescale i.MX6Solo Lite for E Ink, running Onyx's advanced customized Android UI for E Ink. You can buy it for $379 at Amazon.com

iNet Smart Sonic Toothbrush, Smart Food Scale, Smartwatch, VR and POS with Datamini

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

iNet is one of the leading design houses in Shenzhen, here presenting their latest IoT Smart Devices, their smart connected toothbrush, their smart food scale, smart kitchen scale, for potentially healthier more accurate better tasting cooking, smart doorbell with camera video call, the smart weight scale. iNet also shows their all-in-one VR using the octa-core Allwinner H8vr. iNet also shows their special VR which is powered through the gamepad remote controller. They also show the smart car mirror, also showing bluetooth temperature and pressure monitors for car tires, smartwatches with transparent display. An NXP54101 powered classical smartwatch with bus payment, NFC/smartcard, wireless charge. MIPS ingenic Android Smartwatch. And also a POS system with fingerprint, smart card reader, nfc, and more developed with Datamini on MediaTek and Intel x86.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Posted by Charbax – November 12, 2016

Clare Harvey-May of Olympus UK shows the new Olympus E-M1 Mark2 camera, with 121 all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection focus points for fast and precise auto-focusing, 20.4M Live MOS sensor, TruePic VIII Image processor, Cinema 4K 24p at 237mbit/s, 4K 24/25/300 at 102mbit/s, Olympus engineered 5-axis Image Stabilization, all in 500 grams in the Micro Four Thirds format.

360 video: China Sourcing Fair 2016 part2

Posted by Charbax – November 8, 2016

Watch this video in your VR headset or use your phone with a cardboard/VR adapter for best experience! Walking around the China Sourcing Fair AsiaWorld Expo showfloor from filming the JingTeng turning head security robot, filming at the Veidoo booth showing their $28 All-in-one VR headset, Foxcom, Appscom Smartwatches booth, the latest Alldocube 2-in-1 Laptops and Snapdragon 210 Phablets and finishing off with the 10.3" E Ink mockup at the Boyue booth. Filmed using the Shuoying 1080p dual-lens Panoview 360 VR camera, see my Interviews and my Factory Tour with Shuoying here: http://armdevices.net/category/companies/shuoying/