http://whatisop.com details the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks, it's the Rockchip RK3399-C Hexacore 6-core, dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE formation with Mali-T860MP GPU.
I believe that OP1 is the big push by Google and Rockchip, together with manufacturing partners such as Samsung shipping with Samsung Chromebook Plus from February 12th for $449 at Amazon.com to finally push Chromebooks to a Billion users worldwide, now with OP1, I believe that they have optimized the processor for mass market Chromebook success, with an optimal performance, power consumption and price point. They have worked for over a year on the OP1, to optimize it for the Chromebook market. As you can read on http://whatisop.com the OP1 chip is optimized for smooth low power consumption web browsing on super nice high resolution displays, with dual USB Type-C connectivity, fast reliable Wi-Fi connectivity, up to 4K playback, it uses GPU Compute to optimize the performance of every aspect of the Chrome OS web browsing UI. Fonts, scrolling, displaying images, animations, video, all is optimized, improved and accelerated also by the Mali-T860 GPU. Unlike Intel x86 Chromebooks, the OP1 platform runs all Android apps natively without emulation, that means that all the advanced Android apps optimized for productivity, such as Microsoft Word, Excell, Powerpoint, many other productivity Android apps such as OfficeSuite and PDF Editor, Free Office, Docs to Go, also Google Drive, Polaris Office, Quip, WPS Office and PDF and thousands of other productivity apps already available on Android, and thousands of advanced games on Android, all these apps are optimized for ARM, with Native Code in them that just runs better on ARM. I would guess that running any of these thousands of advanced Android apps might consume half the power to run on ARM compared with x86.
JmGO presents their latest brighter projector the JmGO G3 Pro with up to 1200 ANSI Lumen brightness, can project at up to 300 inches size home theater. Powered by the AmLogic T866, it runs Android, features auto-focus, motorized lens door hiding the lens from dust when not in use, with its built-in hi-fi speakers it can also function as a bluetooth speaker when the projector is powered off. With a Native Resolution of 1280x800, it supports 3D, WiFi, Ethernet, the nice remote control works over 2.4Ghz RF. It has USB3, USB2, SPDIF and Mini-jack audio output and analog AV input through a mini-jack cable.
Babaali shows their new bicycle helmet the ASP-020 that has a built-in more than Full HD 2560x1440 video record and 16 megapixel photo record onto a built-in 16GB or 32GB storage, transfer files and charge by micro USB. Babaali also shows their Babaali ASP-030 smart construction helmet with real-time video and audio transmission, real-time intercom, bluetooth, wifi and 4G. Babaali makes 1-2 million bicycle and construction helmets per year. You can see more of my Babaali videos here.
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Allwinner is showing off some of their latest technologies at their CES 2017 showroom. Allwinner claims to have a leading market share of the all-in-one VR market. They are entering the Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatible Smart Speakers market. Allwinner Double OS is being pushed for the affordable 2-in-1 market changing the UI from Tablet mode to Productivity mode. Allwinner partners with Qualcomm for their affordable LTE enabled Tablet range. A64 is being pushed for the Laptop market. The Allwinner R16 with Tina OS powered sweeping robot is sold on the Xiaomi ecosystem. The end of this video also mentions the roadmap where Allwinner will have over 16 new chipsets in 2017 and they are working to introduce a 16nm solution the end of the year.
The Cozmo is already a top-seller on Amazon at $179 at Amazon.com it's a different design for a compact smart home robot, perhaps mostly for kids to play with for now. THe goal of Cozmo is to express emotions through its display, sounds and movements in response to user actions, expanding it's processing and features when paired with the smartphone app to access higher level robotics functions through the app and through the cloud.
Sony showcases some of their latest cameras at CES 2017. Featuring the 240 frames per second burst photo shooting (up to 960fps with the RX100 Mark5, 315 phase detect auto-focus, front-end LSI for faster performance to improve speed of operation and buffering. The Sony alpha6500 with 425 phase detect auto focus points, with fast 0.05 second auto-focus speed. Sony Alpha 99 mark2 flagship full frame camera with 12fps at 42 megapixels jpg/raw with auto-focus and auto-exposure. Then this video features my interview with Patrick Murphy-Racey who is a professional sports photographer and videographer who's content can be seen on Sports Illustrated, where he talks about the advantages of the Sony a6500 and the rx100 mark5, where he likes to use the Sony RX100 mark5 with the Tascam DL-10R compact lapel microphone recorder and merge with the video in post production automatically in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, you can see his demonstration of that setup here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWaHVg1uImg
Sony launches XBR-A1E BRAVIA OLED TVs at 55", 65" and 77" powered by the Sony X1 Extreme 4K HDR processor (see also my other video about the X1 Extreme processor), to enhance the picture quality potential of self-emitting wide viewing angle OLED panels, producing deeper blacks and brights for an optimal contrast. Sony A1E series is also equipped with Sony's new Acoustic Surface that vibrates the display to create sound from the whole display surface not needing to use traditional speakers on the side of the display.
Sony BRAVIA X940E 75" 4K HDR TV with full array local dimming LEDs for more brightness and contrast with X-tended Dynamic Range Pro, runs on Sony's 4K HDR X1 Extreme processor, 40% more real-time image processing compared with the previous X1 processor, with HDR remaster for upscaling standard dynamic range (SDR) content to near 4K HDR quality. Sony Bravia X930E is for 65" and 55" with same processing capabilities as X940E. X930E has Slim Backlight Drive+ technology doing edge-lighting giving near full array local dimming performance. Sony launched the first X1 processor in 2015, enabling possibly the industry best noise reduction and upscaling quality, now with X1 Extreme, Sony expands on the features for improved 4K HDR quality for high picture clarity, higher contrast, and wider colors support. X1 Extreme introduces Dual Database Computer Vision Processing for improved noise reduction and upscaling using tens of thousands of references that Sony generates from its archive of knowing how recognizable things are supposed to look like. X1 Extreme also introduces Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR removes banding creating a smooth, natural picture. X1 Extreme also introduces Object-based HDR remastering recognizing objects in the image to adjust contours, textures, depth for a more natural look.
Here's a booth tour at the Qualcomm CES 2017 Booth, showing some of the features that Qualcomm is introducing with their 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor, the first processor to use the "Built on Cortex" technology ARM License. Qualcomm's 10nm Kryo 280 might be built (my speculation) on quad ARM Cortex-A73 and quad ARM Cortex-A53, but customized by Qualcomm with their own design features on top, or throughout, including also Qualcomm's own memory controllers and Qualcomm's new X16 Gigabit LTE Baseband system. Qualcomm X16 Baseband supports up to Gigabit 1000mbit/s download speed and 150Mbps upload speed. It can function over a mix of licensed and unlicensed carrier spectrum. At the Qualcomm booth, this video also shows off some of the other awesome features that Qualcomm is making available with Snapdragon 835, includingn HDR10 4K60p HDMI 2.1a support and potentially HDR ready displays for smartphones to come, Project Tango and similar depth sensing for 6-degrees of freedom VR experiences merging the virtual world with the real world, turning VR into AR. Some other new multimedia features include live real-time stitching of 360 video at 4K 60 frames per second (possibly encoding with H265) which could enable the most advanced 360 video recording, also possibly recording 360 audio. Then combining 3 microphones to design directional audio recording similar to a shotgun microphone, improving the electronic image stabilization functionality (now to version 3.0) and deep neural networks run on the device for integrating advanced computer vision in the smartphone.
Here is my interview with Sir Robin Saxby, the founding CEO and Chairman of ARM (1990-2007). He talks as if he is lecturing to students answering unprepared questions straight off the cuff. He describes how from humble beginnings headquartered in Cambridge UK, ARM became the global standard for embedded RISC microprocessors used in many everyday devices, such as, phones, tablets, cars, printers, and TVs. Robin Saxby talks about the technology, people, culture, business model, failures and successes, partnership, strategy and global challenges, that helped make ARM successful. The total time is 1hr45min including an introductory review and a list of errors and corrections at the end. Robin hopes it will inspire other technologists and engineers to have as much fun and excitement as himself as well as to improve understanding of technology and business for all.