Category: Android

Memoto Life-blogging Compact camera launched on Kickstarter

Posted by – December 9, 2012

A tiny, automatic camera and app that gives you a searchable and shareable photographic memory. It takes a picture for 2 days with 2 minute interval, then they plan to release an app that automatically selects relevant pictures that are well lit, in focus.

Tourism Radio guides talk as you drive

Posted by – December 8, 2012

Renault has partnered with South African travel tech company Tourism Radio to create in-car virtual audio guides for all their vehicles through their soon to be released R-Link embeded in car system.

Paypal Check In and Pay demonstrated at LeWeb 2012

Posted by – December 7, 2012

Paypal launches a new way to pay for things easily and quickly using a check-process on your smartphone or tablet. Go to the restaurant, launch check in on your paypal app, it launches the restaurant’s menu, you click on the app to order, the server comes with the food, you leave, you’ve already paid. This removes 66% of the waiters effort. Go to a cafe, check-in on paypal, they know you want a cappuccino, you get it quickly and leave, no cash, no confirmation, no anything. You park your car, check in on paypal, that’s it, you’re paying for your car park until you check-out, take the car and leave.

You can watch Paypal CEO, David Marcus’s keynote at LeWeb 2012 here:

Augment app at LeWeb 2012

Posted by – December 7, 2012

Augment is a free application for Android, iPad and iPhone to visualize any 3d model in Augmented Reality. Print the marker, select the model you want to see and the augmented reality happens in front of you. You can upload your own 3d model or visualize one of the 3000 already present in the galleries. You can get the app there: http://augmentedev.com

Interaxon Muse Headset for brainwaves monitoring, Ariel Garten, CEO of Interaxon

Posted by – December 7, 2012

Interaxon releases the Muse Headset. it monitors your brainwaves and connects to your smartphone using bluetooth. The combination allows for potential brain control of your embedded devices. Are you interested in thought control computing? You can pre-order your brain control accessory on Indiegogo here.

Here’s her keynote launching the device at LeWeb 2012:

Archos Gamepad $149/149€ being released now in Europe

Posted by – December 5, 2012

This is the coolest Android tablet for gaming, Archos releases it imminently in Europe for 149€, US availability to be confirmed. Here I’m demonstrating some of the latest advanced Android games called Dead Trigger, Rip Tide and a couple other.

Archos 80 XS, now launched for $199

Posted by – December 5, 2012

Archos launches this new cool 8″ 1024×768 Tablet on Rockchip RK3066, super slim and light design, for $199 without the $49 Keyboard Coverboard dock.

$149/149€ Archos 80 Cobalt

Posted by – December 4, 2012

Here’s Archos new cheaper 8″ Rockchip RK3066 1024×768 4:3 tablet with smooth Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, thus being released by Archos in January for $149/149€. Consider that european prices always include about 20% VAT taxes which are never included in US dollar prices thus $1 = 1€.

$299/299€ Arnova FamilyPad launched

Posted by – December 4, 2012

Archos releases the worlds largest tablet at an affordable $299/299€ price. Right now available in Europe for 299€ with the Allwinner A10 processor and with a 1280×800 wide view capacitive screen.

Android 4.1 firmware on Archos 101 XS

Posted by – December 4, 2012

Archos updates the firmware (in the next few days) on their latest high-end $299/299€ Archos 101 XS Tablet to 4.1 Jelly Bean, fully using hardware acceleration, integrating Google’s Project Butter, now with Google Now support, Archos also has upgraded some of the web-based meta-data functionalities in their Video Player application, it automatically detects videos that need meta data, posters and fan arts loaded in so that you can have a more interesting way to browse through your movies and tv shows library. This video also features the $49 Keyboard Coverboard Dock and the new $149/149€ dual-25W stereo Archos Speaker Dock.