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Zopo ZP998, 5.5″ FHD, MT6592

Posted by – March 28, 2014

Selling for $273 on the Chinese market.

vrAse: much better than Oculus VR

Posted by – March 25, 2014

This is the way to do VR. Using your latest Smartphone and the $100€ vrAse headset (€ prices always include 20% VAT!). Using your latest always-improving Smartphone display, sensors, processor, graphics, storage, connectivity and everything. Just insert your Smartphone into the $100 http://vrAse.com headset (successfully funded on Kickstarter, to be available this summer) and you transform your latest smartphone into an awesome virtual reality machine. I’ve tried it, and it’s awesome. Oculus VR and other similar dedicated VR headsets probably use standard smartphone components anyway, so why not just use the latest Smartphone in the vrAse headset? vrAse just focuses on providing good optics with two lenses, which can provide for 3D and 2D immersive virtual reality.

The vrAse finally justifies having 1080p and higher than 1080p resolution on your latest smartphone because it brings your smartphone display pixels up close to your eyes!

I think the killer app for vrAse (and for any other VR headsets) may actually be 360 degree panoramic immersive video (although the 360 video cameras are not yet available to the masses, but they may be imminent), as I filmed the 6K panoramic video demo on Nexus 5 in my Finwe.fi video of last month:

Antelife.com Shenzhen Smartphone Online Store

Posted by – March 25, 2014

http://antelife.com is a Shenzhen based online store selling some of the best Chinese cheap smartphones offering shipping throughout the world, mostly shipping to Europe at the moment. Some of these brands make the highest quality Chinese phones based on MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, Broadcomm, Spreadtrum, Marvell, Nvidia and whichever other ARM Processors get to be available through the low to mid-range Chinese Smartphone market. At Antelife you can find some awesome phones whichever your budget at sub-$100, sub-$150, sub-$200, sub-$250, sub-$300 and at sub-$350. They sell a bunch of the awesome and interesting Chinese smartphone brands including XIAOMI, Innos, ZOPO, THL, JIAYU, UMI, Inew, Pulid, VINUS, Feiteng, Mpai, Haipai, Lenovo, AMOI, ZTE, HUAWEI, Newman, Iocean, CUBOT, DOOGEE, Pomp, Xiaocai, Mlais, OPPO, Mysaga, JIAKE, HTM, Utime, Coolpad, VOTO, UBTEL, Ulefone and more.

P2i Liquid Repellent Nano-Coating Technology

Posted by – March 23, 2014

P2i shows their latest demonstrations of water repellant and waterproof nano coating technology, protecting electronics, PCBs from water. P2i’s process can be tuned to specific electronics, added to the manufacturing process, P2i claims their technology can work with any consumer electronics devices, phones, tablet and whatever. The device makers can just contact P2i to purchase their technology and to start making all phones, tablets and wearables waterproof. You can also watch my previous P2i videos here and here.

LG G Pro 2, 5.9″ FHD IPS, 4K recording, Snapdragon 800

Posted by – March 22, 2014

The LG G Pro 2, launching with a large 5.9″ FHD display on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

LG G2 Mini, 4.7″ qHD MSM8226

Posted by – March 22, 2014

LG G2 Mini is affordable 540 x 960 pixels, 4.7 inches, KitKat, available in single SIM, dual-SIM, 3G, and 4G LTE variants, along with four colour options – Titan Black, Lunar White, Red, and Gold. The processors used are MSM8926 for LTE, and MSM8226 for 3G and the Latin American LTE variant (LATAM LTE) features a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i.

Open Source Programmable Solar BMS presentation video

Posted by – March 22, 2014

Open Source Programmable Solar BMS development board for any type of rechargeable Lithium cells and supercapacitors. This is for educational purposes only not meant to be used as a finished product it will also come with video tutorials so you can learn how to program a microcontroller (ARM cortex M0) and HW design including PCB layout using Kicad. You can see more details on this video of the beta sample and there will be soon an announcement for the Kickstarter campaign with a video announcement on the electrodacus youtube channel

DivX 10 offers free HEVC 4K encoding and decoding

Posted by – March 21, 2014

Rovi’s DivX presents a free encoding and decoding solution using High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265), the successor to H.264, the video compression standard that promises to deliver visual quality equivalent to H.264/AVC with up to 50% bitrate savings.

Archos 64 Xenon, 6.4″ 720p MT6582 $199€

Posted by – March 21, 2014

6.4-inch HD IPS screen (1280 x 720), the unlocked ARCHOS 64 Xenon phablet uses the MT6582 Quad-Core CPU for released available for under $200.

David Rusling and Jon Masters, Linaro CTO interviews Chief ARM Architect at Red Hat

Posted by – March 21, 2014

Jon Masters (2, 3) is responsible for leading research and development efforts around the ARM Architecture at Red Hat (in particular, the 64-bit ARM Architecture known as AArch64), instrumental in the creation of the Linaro Enterprise Group, sitting on the LEG Technical Steering Committee, and is elected to represent LEG on the core Linaro Technical Steering Committee.

Jon Master’s keynote: