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Planned Obsolescence and IEEE’s new P1874 standard presented by William Lumpkins of IEEE

Posted by Charbax – October 13, 2013

IEEE launches the P1784 Standard for Documentation Schema for Repair and Assembly of Electronic Devices for users and the industry working together to make all devices easily repairable by people themselves by just looking up how to fix everything online. Standard for documentation for showing how to take devices apart and fix it one self, without needing to send devices back for repair, but also enabling more repair centers to be opened up everywhere.

William Lumpkins, IEEE Senior Member, talks about Artificial Intelligence in the Home

Posted by Charbax – October 10, 2013

William Lumpkins is an IEEE Senior Member, IEEE 1874 Working Group Chair, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Standards Chair, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Magazine Associate Editor, here he talks about Artificial Intelligence in the home, Japanese Tech culture/marketing, Tech politics and more.

Techmeme BS Stories 28.09.13

Posted by Charbax – October 1, 2013

Unprepared opinions on the BS Stories of September 28th 2013 on http://www.techmeme.com/130928/h1400 filmed in Japan on tour-boat going through caves at Dogashima on Izu peninsula and filmed walking in the Matsuzaki village.

Techmeme BS Stories 26.09.13

Posted by Charbax – September 28, 2013

Unprepared opinions at lake by Mt Fuji Volcano in Japan, on 26th September 2013 day's BS Techmeme stories of the Silicon Valley Tech News blogosphere. Archive of Techmeme from the day I did this video: http://www.techmeme.com/130926/h1400

Guest Post: changing the concept of hdmi tv dongles

Posted by Alex Marinho – September 15, 2013

This is a Guest Post by Alex Marinho. Do you want to write guest posts on ARMdevices.net? Send me an email charbax@gmail.com and let me know what you want to write about.

I love computers and I am fascinated by them, and the idea that i can mount my own computer with my hands like lego and this has in the 90's. Now we have mini pcs or hdmi tv dongles small computers that you can put in your pocket but they have some faults.
1-Internal wifi with bad performance, solution for this issue, external antennas that were implemented by the manufactures (see cozyswan s400 hdmi tv dongle and others)

2-A audio combo jack,is  important for people that have lcd monitor's that dont have speakers, they need the audio combo jack  (see MK806 hdmi tv dongle)

3-A 2-pin connector for a fan and holes to fix the fan into the board, for heating problems.

4-change the usb 2.0 to usb 3.0 for better performance (see hardkernel odroid xu+E)

5-the storage issue, all hdmi dongles have nand flash that is welded and you cannot remove to upgrade, only by microsd card.

People nowadays use microsd cards to install linux and to boot from the card but a youtube user posted that booting from a microsd card is not very fast and the performance is not very spectacular.(30MBps)

So the best solution is using a Emmc card with a connector in the bottom-160 Mbps (see hardkernel)

so with paint and gimp i altered some pictures of hdmi tv dongles that i found in the internet to show you what I considered should be the perfect Hdmi tv dongle
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In this first picture I added by paint some holes and a 2-pin fan connector to put a "future" fan like this (photo from a russian web site)
pen usb hdmi 2
In the third picture, I removed by paint the NAND FLASH and I added a Emmc connector. And the combo audio connector because a lot of people that I know they dont have speakers in their lcd monitor.
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In the market there is already a company (hardkernel) selling this emmc cards with connectors, but is very expensive if every company that does hdmi tv dongles adopt this standard i think that the price will come down, and everyone can altered their storage very easy.
eMMC Module 64GB and emmc reader 200 percent faster than a class 10 sdhc card
I am writing this post to show people that they can present good ideas to change the statuos quo of the designs of the hdmi tv dongles or mini pc.

And manufactures could see what can they do to change for a better way the mini pc.

ARMdevices.net Shenzhen Sourcing Service launched

Posted by Charbax – August 12, 2013

Do you need help/advice sourcing bulks of devices out of Shenzhen? You can now get support and sourcing service from me at http://armdevices.net/sourcing/ and from my new team of experts in Shenzhen to connect you with the best prices, the best quality, the most reliable Shenzhen factories making Tablets, HDMI Sticks, Smartphones, Laptops, Wearables and any of the other emerging devices from the Shenzhen tech market.

For a fixed fee of $500, you can talk to me on video-chat (Google Hangout or Skype) for at least 1 hour, at a time of your choosing, I'll tell you what I know for what you want to know, and you get to be connected by emails with my sourcing expert partners here in Shenzhen. We will do our best to get you to the best possible prices/features for the devices that you are looking to import into your country.

Have you been looking at all my videos and checked the business cards visible to $20/year members, but you are still unsure which factory is the best for what you want? Do you want ideas for devices to sell? Do you want my opinions on what may be best for your market? Do you want to ask me questions and do you need my advice on email? This is the service for you.

Check it out at http://armdevices.net/sourcing/

New video every 8 hours on ARMdevices.net, forever

Posted by Charbax – August 10, 2013

Stepping up quality, production value, range and reach of the original videos and articles to be posted on ARMdevices.net. Starting now, there will be a new video posted on ARMdevices.net every 8 hours, forever. Posting times will be around 4am, 12pm and 8pm Central European Time (6am/2pm/10pm EST, 3am/12pm/7pm PST). Check back regularly!

This means I have to film 1095 new videos each year to keep up with the rate of 3 new videos per day. I'll try.

Not all videos are as cool, I'd like to move important higher quality videos to the front of the queue as much as possible. So don't worry I won't delay publishing important videos too much.

To post that many new original videos on ARMdevices.net this regularly, I have now hired 2 new bloggers to help me write all the titles, descriptions to all the videos so that I can focus on filming and uploading the videos and they take care of writing the text for each video.

Here are the new writers on ARMdevices.net:

M@ddy

maddy

From Hyderabad Tech city in India. Mobile enthusiast and freelance tech writer.

juliusaugustus

juliusaugustus

18-year old student from California. He's been following ARMdevices.net for years and now he'll be helping post more videos here more regularly.

Kevin Sadria

Student, also contributing some content.

And this site can further be expanded to include more bloggers, perhaps even more video-bloggers, the plan is for ARMdevices.net to be bigger and better than Engadget, TheVerge and all the sites on Techmeme combined within months, candidates can apply here charbax@gmail.com

To pay for the bloggers (who I have to pay), to pay for my video-blogging travels, to pay for eventual new equipment, to pay for scoops and stolen iphones, you are welcome, if you want, to donate any amount that you'd like for each new video that is being published here on ARMdevices.net if you pledge a per-view amount at http://www.patreon.com/charbax. For example you can choose to donate $0.10 per video, you can set a donations limit if you're worried that I may post too many videos. But you can also donate more than $0.10 per video, any amount is cool, thanks a lot! (patreon takes 8% of donations as their fee, but I don't know of any cheaper alternative to that yet)

ARMdevices.net Hangout Show: Moto X, Chromecast and other Tech News Live

Posted by Charbax – August 1, 2013

A few hours before the official unveiling of the Google Moto X phone, here I talk with Thomas Christiansen of http://worldoftommy.com, +Todd Neumann of AT&T and +Rafael Morales of http://AndroidSpin.com

Would you like to participate in the next ARMdevices.net Hangout Show? Leave a comment here or on the Google+ thread with your Google+ Profile link and I will invite you to be on the next show when we record it live!

Chromecastcast.com Episode 3 – Chromecast in Europe

Posted by Charbax – August 1, 2013

I'm on the http://Chromecastcast.com Episode 3 with +Paul Terry Walhus, +Jennifer Ruggiero, +Brad Chasenore from the TechWebcast Australia, +Daniel N. and +Jacob Jones

Thanks +Daniel Lietzan for sending me a Chromecast so I'm one of the first in Europe to be testing one! In this episode we talk about all the latest news around the Google Chromecast, Google's "simplified Chrome OS" Powered HDMI Stick!

If you want to skip to some of my long ramblings:
10:19 Google Drive Unlimited Store Torrented movies, TV shows, Music for free
18:50 Showing off all my HDMI Sticks to compare

Chromecastcast.com Episode 2

Posted by Charbax – July 27, 2013

It was broadcast live here: