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YouTube Shopping is the future (my idea)

Posted by Charbax – July 31, 2019

This is my first unrehearsed draft trying to explain my vision of what I think YouTube Shopping should be. YouTube Shopping is an idea for a service that I think is just basic common sense and that I think YouTube needs to implement to 10x increase monetization for all YouTubers and thus to 10x increase the quality of content published on YouTube. It's basically the automatic 1-click purchasing of relevant products automatically detected to be relevant to every specific video on YouTube. If the video talks about cameras it may be a link to purchase the camera. Whatever the video is about, YouTube's algorithms can always detect a relevant product to be able to sell to the viewers of that video. But it should not be considered advertising. Just as Google Shopping must support all third party price comparison engines, integrate every web store in the world, YouTube Shopping must be able to integrate with Amazon Prime, with all other price comparison and all other web stores on the web, as long as they also provide commissions per sale. And not just regular e-commerce, also all other affilate sales systems should be integrated. And that relevant product can be adjusted by the YouTuber and eventually by the viewer too if YouTube's algorithm identifies the wrong product. There may be more than one relevant product at any given time in any video too. Some may want to buy the camera that I am talking about, others may want to buy the t-shirt that I am wearing, others may want to buy the merchandise that I am selling.

Onyx BOOX firmware 2.1.2: sync, speech recognition, definitions, bookmarks, copy/paste and more

Posted by Charbax – July 29, 2019

Here in Barcelona, Andreu Coll Onyx BOOX European Sales and Marketing Representative presenting some of the new firmware features such as the Speech recognition where the BOOX can convert said words in for example a meeting into digital text inside the BOOX note app. When in Side Notes feature, users can highlight word/s and look for the meaning on the Internet. E-Book Bookmarks can now be renamed. Text can be copied from Apps or Internet and pasted in the Note App text input. The the BOOX Sync users can bind their BOOX device with Evernote or Dropbox account for example and all notes can be synchronized and can be found and edited also from other device such as a smartphone or laptop. Also, users can download 3rd party Apps such as OneNote or OneDrive and also upload notes or download documents already on the cloud.

All the available BOOX devices are listed here:
Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/2Mpd3uW
https://shop.boox.com/collections/all
Also available in Amazon Spain, Italy, Germany, UK, France, Canada.

Users, fans and potential customers of BOOX can contact Andreu Coll directly here: andreu@onyx-international.com and he will also check and respond to comments here under the video.

BOOX at EDIX Japan 2019

Posted by Charbax – July 24, 2019

BOOX shows their E Ink tablets/pads at the EDIX Japan Education conference. In this video, BOOX products and BOOX education system platform are introduced at EDIX Japan, these devices can be used in classrooms and are good for kids and adults since are eye-friendly, have a low power battery and weight less than carrying a bag full of books for the small kid.

NXP i.MX 8X, CODESYS, EtherCAT, OPC UA, Android, RIMAC at the Toradex Booth

Posted by Charbax – July 9, 2019

Toradex’s NXP i.MX 8X based System on Module. The i.MX 8X SoCs comes with up to 4x Cortex-A35 and 1x Cortex-M4. The Cortex-A35 is an extreme power-effective 64bit Arm Core, the M4 is used to offload real-time tasks, check for errors to increase safety, and check for errors to further lower the power consumption.
The RAM and cache on the 8X can be protected with ECC (Error Correction Code) which make these SoMs ideal for critical applications such as Industrial Automation, Medical, Railways, etc.
Toradex shows the Colibri iMX8X running a GPU accelerated Qt application. The Apalis iMX8X with ECC will be available soon The Industrial 4.0 demo shows a Real-time Time Motion Control Application. A Toradex Apalis iMX6 powers the Midi-Eagle Computer from Diamond Systems featuring dual ethernet interfaces A CODESYS Soft PLC Stack is running on top of real-time Linux with a motion controller software. The motors are connected via EtherCAT. The system also utilizes an OPC-UA Server from Matrikon The demo was put together by the experienced Toradex Partner BE.Services.
RIMAC, famous for its insanely fast electric cars, demonstrates how the pin-compatibility of the Toradex SoM allows them to simply upgrade from an Apalis iMX6 to an Apalis iMX8QM.
Kynetics is providing Android support for Toradex modules. They show off Android on the i.MX 8 QuadMax but also on the i.MX 7 utilizing the integrated Cortex-M4 Core.
This allows it to run on the Cortex M4 Core an RTOS such as FreeRTOS and offload tasks.
Kynetics also provides an over-the-air (OTA) solution called Update Factory for IoT applications based on Eclipse hawkBit.

Toradex https://www.toradex.com/
Diamond Systems Midi-Eagle Computers http://www.diamondsystems.com/products/midieagle
Matrikon OPC UA https://www.matrikonopc.com/
BE.services https://www.be-services.net/
RIMAC and Toradex https://www.toradex.com/applications/automotive-infotainment/rimac
Kynetics https://www.kynetics.com/android-bsp/toradex

ARM Mali-D77 Press Conference at SID Display Week 2019

Posted by Charbax – July 2, 2019

At SID Display Week 2019, Arm officially launches the Arm Mali -D77 DPU display processor that significantly improves the VR user experience with dedicated hardware functions for VR HMDs, namely: Lens Distortion Correction (LDC), Chromatic Aberration Correction (CAC) and Asynchronous Timewarp (ATW). These are on top of the already feature rich Mali-D71 DPU for premium mobile devices, Mali-D77 changes the way we think about VR workload distribution across the SoC. It enables a significant step-up in the display resolutions and frame rates that can be achieved within the power constraints of mobile VR HMD devices. This will pave the way towards lighter, smaller, more comfortable VR devices free from any cables, which, in turn, could drive the widespread adoption of consumer VR.

Arm Mali-D77 Interview: Game-changing display processor technology for VR

Posted by Charbax – June 30, 2019

At SID Display Week 2019, Arm Mali -D77 DPU display processor is launched, that significantly improves the VR user experience with dedicated hardware functions for VR HMDs, namely: Lens Distortion Correction (LDC), Chromatic Aberration Correction (CAC) and Asynchronous Timewarp (ATW). These are on top of the already feature rich Mali-D71 DPU for premium mobile devices, Mali-D77 changes the way we think about VR workload distribution across the SoC. It enables a significant step-up in the display resolutions and frame rates that can be achieved within the power constraints of mobile VR HMD you can read more about the Mali-D77 here: https://community.arm.com/developer/tools-software/graphics/b/blog/posts/introducing-the-arm-mali-d77-display-processor

Torizon industrial Linux software platform from Toradex

Posted by Charbax – June 2, 2019

At Embedded World 2019, Toradex shows off its brand new Linux Platform called Torizon, for the first time. Torizon is an open source project based on the Yocto Project, it comes free with Toradex System on Modules (SoMs) including NXP i.MX 6, 7 and 8 SoCs. Torizon is ideal for developers who like to take advantage of the extensive Linux ecosystem, but don’t like to spend time on low-level Linux development. Torizon is built for the requirements of modern industrial embedded/IoT applications in mind. It uses Docker for software containerization, features an Automotive Grade Remote Update Client, supports real-time and has built-in security features. In the video, Samuel, CEO of Toradex, shows the integration with Visual Studio and highlights how it simplifies life for those moving from the Windows and Windows Embedded Compact ecosystem. In the second demo, you can see Debian running in Docker Containers. The last demo shows off the safe and secure over-the-air (OTA) updates and a possible backend to manage a fleet of devices. The update client is Uptane-compatible.

If you’d like to know more about Torizon, you can join Toradex’s Webinar:
https://www.toradex.com/webinars/introducing-torizon-easy-to-use-industrial-linux-platform

If you’d like to learn more about the AI Wall at the end, see my previous video here.

Qt with Toradex and KDAB at Embedded World 2019

Posted by Charbax – April 17, 2019

Qt’s (https://qt.io) partnership with Toradex (https://toradex.com) makes the deployment of Qt extremely easy, allowing deployment to a device from day one. The integration is realized with the Toradex Easy Installer (https://www.toradex.com/tools-libraries/toradex-easy-installer). KDAB (https://www.kdab.com/) shows that a Qt Touch UI can run smoothly even on hardware without a GPU, in this case a Toradex Colibri System on Module featuring a NXP i.MX 6ULL. Qt is a very popular C++ Framework for embedded devices, talking about the history of Qt and Qtopia an old application platform for phones and handhelds such as the Archos PMA430 which I filmed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoBHeXnAVhY Qt 3D Studio is shown on a Toradex SoM with the high end NXP i.MX8 QuadMax. In the booth walk with Santtu, you can see demos such as Qt on microcontrollers and get some insight into the new developer experience. In the KDAB area, you will see KUEAS a tool which simplifies the workflow for 3D content and GammaRay for debugging. KDAB is a partner of Qt and Toradex and can help with application development.

Arm Neoverse N1 and E1

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2019

The Neoverse N1 CPU is optimized for a wide range of cloud native server workloads executing at a world-class compute efficiency. This enables an infrastructure transformation where processing is pushed to the edge where data is generated, thereby providing more scalability than moving all data to centralized datacenters.

The Arm Neoverse E1 CPU delivers best-in-class throughput efficiency. It incorporates a new simultaneous multithreading (SMT) microarchitecture design. With SMT, the processor can execute two threads concurrently resulting in better aggregate throughput performance.

The Neoverse E1 delivers 2.1x more compute performance, 2.7x more throughput performance and 2.4x better throughput efficiency compared to the Cortex-A53. The design is highly scalable to support throughput demands for next generation edge to core data transport.

Open Source Android Kernels with Todd Kjos of Google and Bero

Posted by Charbax – March 24, 2019

Todd Kjos of the Android Kernel team at Google, and Bero of the Linaro Mobile Group, talk at Linaro Connect Vancouver, they talk about running Android on the mainline kernel, trying to get closer to mainline, enabling test boards and devices to run mainline Linux. Getting some of the Android specific things that were kept out of the tree into the Linux tree.