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Angry Birds Bluetooth catapult with ARM Cortex-M3 and sensors

Posted by – November 2, 2012

ARM has created this real life catapult to remotely control a game of Angry Birds using Bluetooth and an ARM Cortex-M3 board with sensors.

ARM 16/14nm FinFET Manufacturing Leadership

Posted by – November 2, 2012

John Heinlein, Vice President of Marketing, Physical IP Division at ARM talks about the 14nm FinFET ARM Processor manufacturing technology that is being developed and that is starting to be manufactured next year.

OLPC XO-4 Touch to be Marvell Armada PXA2128 Powered

Posted by – November 1, 2012

The One Laptop Per Child project is going to release the Marvell Armada PXA2128 ARM Powered Laptop in Q1 2013, thus with Marvell's new tri-core processor and touch screen support.

ARM Keynote: ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-A57 64bit ARMv8 processors launched

Posted by – October 31, 2012

Full 1 hour 9 minutes video of the ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-A57 launch keynote here at the ARM Techcon in Santa Clara.

ARM Cortex-A53 and ARM Cortex-A57 64bit ARMv8 processors launched here at ARM Techcon

Posted by – October 30, 2012

Check back for my full video recording of this mornings ARM keynote filmed here at ARM Techcon 2012 in Santa Clara. Let me know what kinds of questions you would like me to ask them on video.

XBMC, RF remote, display settings on the Hiapad Hi-802 i.MX6 Quad HDMI Stick

Posted by – October 19, 2012

A Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 in an HDMI stick like the Hi-802 is high performance stuff! The trick is to try to demonstrate how to get use of that extra power. Here we try to show off some XBMC (even though it seems or we guess video codecs in xbmc aren't hardware accelerated on i.MX6 yet), we show the cool Mele RF remote (that can be bought as an option eventually), we show some of the advanced display settings and more. This device is to be available for $89 including worldwide Hong Kong Air Post (5-10 day) shipping on the ARMdevice.net Members Store when this device becomes available by the end of the month.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! ARM Powered Chromebook launched by Google with Samsung Exynos 5 ARM Cortex-A15 on board, $249!!!

Posted by – October 18, 2012

The day has come. The ARM Powered laptop revolution is here. Chrome OS on ARM, not just any ARM, the fastest ever ARM Cortex-A15 from Samsung, Exynos5250, 2GB RAM, 16GB Flash storage. This announcement is of course pure awesomeness. So, I guess, Google wanted to wait for ARM Cortex-A15 for what they may think to be satisfactory ARM Powered web browser OS performance. Consider this has to support all plugins, native code, OpenGL web, extensions, advanced AJAX-heavy Javascript web apps, caching of web apps for full offline sync and web acceleration on slow connections, tons of simultaneous opened tabs for everyone to feel fully comfortable! Videos coming:

Google Official:

Gigaom:

Sundar Pichai at unveil event by ubergizmo (until Google posts the full official event video):

I'll add more videos of it here as bloggers post them!

Onyx Boox Touch Moon Light (i62), Kindle Paperwhite competitor

Posted by – October 17, 2012

Onyx releases their new 1024x768 6" HD E Ink e-reader with their own front light technology. They say it's better than Nook Glowlight but they haven't yet been able to compare with the Kindle Paperwhite. It runs Onyx own advanced embedded Linux OS for E In e-readers on the Freescale i.MX508, that Onyx has been developing for years now with multiple generations of touch-screen based e-readers that they have been releasing these past years with advanced features like annotations, highlights, scribbling and more.

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E Ink Android Phone by Onyx International

Posted by – October 16, 2012

This is awesome. Check out this sunlight readable Android phone with a 1-week battery life (not 1-month as said in the video). It's E Ink! E Ink Android smartphone prototype! As you can see in my half-hour long interview with E Ink at IFA last month, E Ink is preparing their smartphone-sized plastics based unbreakable screens to be used on the back of smartphones. Here's an awesome-looking sub-100gr (maybe it's only 70 grams! I'm getting a weight confirmation imminently, check back) E Ink smartphone. Check it out, the UI is usable on this E Ink phone even though the Android UI used is optimized for LCD, it doesn't take much for Google and others to re-optimize Android for E Ink use! Something to do with requiring the least possible UI refreshes to add/change on-screen info. The battery life is roughly ONE WEEK not one month as is said at the end of the video. I guess it depends how much you refresh infos, load data and make phone calls with it, though the screen basically always stays on, potentially always displaying relevant info all the time. It's running on an ARM Cortex-A5 processor, maybe the Qualcomm MSM7227A, to be confirmed.

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Archos Gamepad N64 emulation

Posted by – October 16, 2012

The Nintendo games are the best in the world. That is why I'm most excited about playing those on the Archos Gamepad and it's awesome that most games seem smooth. Although I think the N64 game emulation on Android is still a work in progress. Here I show a bit of Super Mario 64, Wave Race, Wipeout 64, Diddy Kong Racing and also showing that Archos's button mapping works fine for Angry Birds.