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Wind Powered Wi-Fi on top of cars, boats by Datt Solutions

Posted by – January 11, 2014

Here’s a solution that charges batteries for a Wi-Fi router that generates a Wi-Fi hotspot on the top of your car, recharges with speed.

$35 Scope Smartwatch, sends Notifications over Bluetooth 4 from Android/iOS

Posted by – January 9, 2014

Basic Smartwatch design from Scope, Shenzhen based Tablet and now also Smartwatch maker. The Scope company already sold more than 1 million educational tablets to Thailand. Last month they already sold 100 thousand of their smartwatch.

OLEDCOMM shows Li-Fi, 10mbitps Internet by Light

Posted by – January 8, 2014

OLEDCOMM presents LiFi Transforms any LED light into Internet bandwidth. The light modulates at a very high frequency at up to 300 thousand times per second. Connect your bulb to your ADSL/Fiber box, and anywhere the light reaches, a receiver can download that data at up to an up to 10mbitps speed. For upload, the system can use infrared or something else. They are just waiting for an investor, and all of the world may be using this technology for sending Internet data in the future.

MT6588 Jezetek Amoi Smartphone, MT6589T, MT6572

Posted by – January 8, 2014

The latest MT6588/MT6589T smartphones shown by Jezetek.

USB Power Delivery standard, 100W, 20V, 5A charging from USB

Posted by – January 8, 2014

USB Power Delivery offers more power through USB charging, both ways, up to 100W, 20V, 5A over USB. You will easily be able to charge your laptop with USB. Power direction can also be both ways from the same cable. Power management allows each device to take only the power it requires and to get more power when required for a given application, power levels for each device can be controlled through new more advanced USB Hub. Also coming up a bit later will be a new dual-side Type-C connector for USB (roughly the size of MicroUSB), the spec to be done by the middle of 2014, with devices to be released in 2015.

TAO-Wellness isometric exercise system

Posted by – January 7, 2014

TAO-Wellness introduces TAO, to exercise at your desk, on the airplane, while watching TV or watching the kids. Isometrics, the science of applying pressure, has been used for thousands of years to improve muscle strength, tone and circulation which is why it is so fundamental to today’s most popular fitness programs like Pilates, Plank Exercising, and the 7-Minute Scientific Workout. However, TAO takes it a step further by adding a dynamic element. It makes you vary the pressure by coaching you through your workout, and then electronically capturing the results. TAO-Wellness has coined the scientific term for this type of exercise as “variobics.”

Rob Savoye, Tech Lead Linaro Toolchain Working Group

Posted by – January 6, 2014

Rob Savoye has been working on GCC since 1987, he was on the team that originally made it. Rob Savoye is a Tech Lead in Support Maintenance at Linaro, needing good ways to prove that they are improving things for Linux on ARM. Leonid Knyshov conducts most of this Interview.

Why CES is important

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Check back for my 75+ best videos from the CES 2014 here at http://ARMdevices.net to be posted these next days, CES is an amazing place where 5000 companies all make better value for money and more interesting products than Apple/Microsoft/Oracle/IBM and about a dozen other $100+ Billion US Tech giants who all snub the CES because they don’t like competition. CES is where 5000 of the most interesting hardware startups from all over the world are exhibiting all at the same time in the USA and it’s not to be missed.

Wearables and Internet of Things are huge advances for society once they get implemented right. Sure you can always argue that all tech was invented 20-50 years ago, and that nothing new has been invented since. Yet the CES is really important because it showcases 5000 of the most interesting hardware startups from around the world, all showing their latest work all at the same time. The engineers and even the marketing representatives mostly love their own products and have lived creating them for the past many months, most often for the past many years, most of them are doing their best. And most often you can find absolutely awesome things even if you have a very boring or critical opinion about consumer electronics innovation. Sure tech innovation could go much faster if society was organized differently, perhaps, where somehow efforts were added to each other instead of done in parallel by competitors who kind of hate each other too much. But this is thankfully happening now more and more thanks to Android and the open source hardware platforms (which ARM ecosystem kind of is, ARM designs are open source, anyone can make them, they just have to licence the architecture), those things as accelerated innovation are actually visible and each CES is better than the last, clearly.

I’m in Las Vegas to video-blog the CES this week

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Latest wearables, IoT, ARM Cortex-A12, new Exynos, new big.LITTLE, new 64bit, latest from Qualcomm, Nvidia, Rockchip, Allwinner, AmLogic, and all the other ARM chip providers, I’ll be posting the best videos on those, so check back here constantly over the next days and weeks.

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Leonid Knyshov shows his Vostimonial Start-up then helps me do some Interviews

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Leonid Knyshov lives in the Silicon Valley, working on making some of his Start-up ideas and showing them around at conferences. Here’s how he shows his latest startup at the ARM Techcon, it’s demonstrated on an iPad Mini hanging around his head. After this video, I asked Leonid to help me by doing a few interviews from his technical point of view.