Category: Exclusive videos

Flinja.com freelancer jobs for college students and alumni

Posted by – January 2, 2014

Flinja is a startup that uses the talent, energy, and financial need of college students to create a freelance workforce. On the marketplace, students post services they want to provide, which alumni and staff can directly book. The site provides an opportunity for students to build their professional networks, find jobs and internships, and make a little extra cash.

And you can watch Flinja’s pitch that made them 3rd best startup at the LeWeb 2013 startup competition:

IntelClinic NeuroOn, sleep mask monitors brain waves, LeWeb 2013 Startup competition winner

Posted by – January 1, 2014

Polish start-up IntelClinic won the Startup competition at LeWeb 2013 by showing off their NeuroOn brainwave-monitoring sleep mask. The idea is to allow you to switch from monophasic to polyphasic sleep. That means if it works, you can sleep less and more efficiently. Thus far they have collected 384 thousand dollars on Kickstarter.

You can also watch their presentation at the Startup competition here:

Collabora open source consultancy

Posted by – January 1, 2014

Collabora‘s mission is to accelerate the adoption of open source technologies, methodologies and philosophy. It does this by providing consultancy to companies who are deploying open source technologies in their products, by providing its own open source based products and through knowledge sharing activities such as training. Collabora’s initial focus was instant messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP) and videoconferencing technologies, but the company has since expanded its offering to include general multimedia, mobile web technologies, collaboration infrastructure, automotive infotainment platforms, graphics optimization, multimedia interoperability & productivity software. Collabora’s customers include many large IT corporations such as Nokia, Samsung, Intel, Texas Instruments and Google.

Linaro Enterprise Group Manager Andrea Gallo

Posted by – January 1, 2014

The Linaro-hosted “Enterprise Group” (LEG) is dedicated to accelerate Linux ARM server ecosystem development and extends the list of Linaro members beyond ARM silicon vendors to Server OEM’s and commercial Linux providers.

Fleur Pellerin Interview, French Minister of IT

Posted by – December 31, 2013

Here’s my quick interview with Fleur Pellerin, she is a politician and minister delegate in the French government. She was appointed Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation, and the Digital Economy attached to the Minister for Economic Regeneration (the former Ministry of the Economy, Finance, and Industry) by French President François Hollande on 16 May 2012. After my part in English that lasts 1 minute 55 seconds, I also filmed some of what she said to some other media in French.

My question is about what the Government can do to speed up Technological innovation, from Startups, to established small to medium sized companies to the big Tech companies in society. At the end I also try to ask if there is any chance that the French Government would re-introduce the Socialist party’s idea of Global Licence, an idea of introducing taxation at the ISP-level to finance arts and culture, pay artists, pay musicians/film makers/writers even bloggers and programmers is what I think could be good. Not to replace all existing monetization for content on the web, but to supplement it and to stop trying to put children in jail who pirate content on the Internet or to punish them by cutting off their Internet access.

My opinion is that Government has a big role to play in trying to help speed up Technological Innovation worldwide. Not just to let companies do what they want, where so much relies on the good intentions and good judgement of a few giant corporations like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Intel, I think that Governments should do the most possible to speed innovation forward in the best interest of all the people. That is to enable the usage of Smartphones, Smart devices, Apps ecosystems, etc to improve society for all citizen, to fix certain problems like health, food, education, accomodation, jobs, transportation, the economy, all those can be fixed by clever use of the existing potential of technology. I wonder if all those solutions do appear if Government just sit back and wait for big enterprises or for small new startups to become big enough successes fast enough to decide to develop and implement each of these technological solutions to fix each problem in society when they think it can be profitable enough for them or for when they think they have a good enough reason to provide solutions for each problem.

Here you can see Fleur Pellerin’s keynote discussion Q&A in English at LeWeb 2013:

And there was also another French Minister at LeWeb 2013, Arnaud Montebourg, who did some great performance in his Q&A answering questions from Tech Investors:

Lapka Breathalyzer and PEM, Geiger, EMF, Organic and Temperature/Humidity Sensors

Posted by – December 31, 2013

Lapka releases this new Breathalyzer for iOS and Android, they also have their Lapka personal environment monitor PEM kit, that connects to your Android/iOS phone to measure, collect data and analyze your surroundings. Lapka’s PEM kit features 1 Geiger counter (measure radiation around you), 1 EMF (High Frequency and Low Frequency electromagnetic fields) sensor, 1 Organic sensor (nitrate measurement in fruits and vegetables) and 1 temperature/humidity sensor.

Excelitas DigiPile Proximity Sensor at 10µA (passive infrared) Veritas Detection Group

Posted by – December 31, 2013

Gregory Gallinat of Excelitas Technologies (a Veritas company), demonstrates their new DigiPile Thermopile Detector proximity sensor, ultra small consuming only 10 microamps, would for example enable a future smartphone to detect presence to turn itself on (not even need to touch the device like in the Moto X).

You can read more about these sensors here: http://www.excelitas.com/pages/product/Thermopile-Detectors-Sensors-and-Array-Modules.aspx

NAO Emotional Autonomous Humanoid Robots Interview, Bruno Maisonnier Founder of Aldebaran Robotics

Posted by – December 30, 2013

Bruno Maisonnier Founder of Aldebaran Robotics talks about his french autonomous humanoid robots, including the NAO Robot, an autonomous little humanoid robot that can interact emotionally. They are developing Robot hardware platforms, developing a Linux based operating system dedicated to humanoid robotics, understanding emotions, understanding dialog, an SDK and Tools to enable all developers to develop apps for the Humanoid Robots in their apps store.

You can also watch the keynote video by Bruno Maisonnier at LeWeb 2013:

Nizar Romdhane, ARM Director of Media Processor Ecosystem, working with Game Engine, GPU Compute

Posted by – December 30, 2013

ARM works with the ecosystem to support the game developers to take optimally advantage of the ARM Mali Graphics, GPU Compute. ARM is to be in the core of the future of Gaming. Already dominating in Smartphones and Tablets, most Smart TVs and Set-top-boxes also use ARM, most of them are becoming Home Consoles now also, quickly closing the gap with home consoles (from Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft). In the very near future, we will probably see most high-end video games running on ARM Powered devices. Here showing the Unity Engine running at 1080p smoothly at full framerates on Exynos5420 with ARM Mali-T628 with OpenGL ES 3.0. Working closely with developers, working closely with Google collaborating on the tools for development of advanced video games. Supporting the most advanced video-games on the latest Android.

Latest ARM Server solutions booths tour

Posted by – December 30, 2013

Showing off the latest Applied Micro 64bit X-Gene ARM Server Development Board (which Rob Savoye of Linaro eagerly wants to start playing with), Dell’s 64bit ARM Server solution running Fedora 19, working on a proof of concept for early 2014 for Dell’s key cloud server customers (Google? Amazon?) before going into mass production (Dell already did some 32bit ARM Server tests in Europe with some customers), some things like Oracle JDK still has to fully come over (needs some tuning) to the platform. This is just me walking kind of randomly around some of the ARM Server demo area at the ARM Techcon. Then checking out the HP ARM Server booth, showing off some of the latest HP Moonshot ARM Server solutions also talked about in HP’s Keynote at ARM Techcon, watch the official video of that keynote or my version (sitting on the front row).