Category: OS

MiTAC GFX ARM Server Launch: Gary Rumney and Ian Ferguson talk about ARM Powered Servers

Posted by – June 6, 2012

At the MiTAC GFX ARM Powered Server launch at Computex 2012, Gary Rumney, Senior Advisory Engineer at MiTAC, the architect of the MiTAC GFX ARM Powered Server system and Ian Ferguson, Director of Server Systems and Ecosystem at ARM talk at the launch of the MiTAC GFX ARM Powered Server system at Computex 2012.

ARM Servers Keynote: Ian Ferguson and Mark Shuttleworth at Computex 2012

Posted by – June 6, 2012

This is the unveiling of the MiTAC GFX ARM Powered Server at Computex 2012 during the 25-minute keynote presentation by Ian Ferguson, Director of Server Systems and Ecosystem at ARM and Mark Shuttleworth, leader of the Ubuntu Project.

A bunch of Ultrabook convertibles at the Intel press conference at Computex 2012

Posted by – June 6, 2012

Here are some convertibles Ultrabooks with touch screens shown by Pegatron, Foxconn, Inventec, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer, Lenovo, NEC, Sony, Asus, LG, HP and Toshiba. All are showing new Ultrabooks at Computex 2012 but that doesn’t mean that they are going to sell many. In fact, Intel does not want to answer the quantity question. I don’t know anyone who has bought an Ultrabook and I don’t know anyone who wants to pay $1000 for a laptop. I’d like to see $199 ARM Powered Ultrabooks sooner rather than later.

Seshu Madhavapeddy, General Manager, Mobile Devices Business Unit at Texas Instruments at Computex 2012

Posted by – June 5, 2012

Seshu Madhavapeddy talks about how Texas Instruments works on their OMAP4 and OMAP5 processors to be in the Galaxy Nexus and in a whole range of other high-end smartphone and tablet devices.

$78 Telechips TCC8923 1.2Ghz ARM Cortex-A5 tablets with DVB-T/ISDBT by Xon Technology

Posted by – June 5, 2012

Here’s a tablet with a $8 option to include DVB-T or ISDBT, the ICS Telechips TCC8923 tablet costs $70 in bulk without the digital TV option.

Rovi DivX Plus Streaming

Posted by – June 5, 2012

Rovi acquired Sonic Solutions which owned DivX, they are now launching DivX Plus Streaming as a platform for multi-bitrate, multi-resolution, smooth adaptive variable bitrate video streaming for video-on-demand services around the world. DivX Plus Streaming is supported on a range of ARM Processors for example the Freescale i.MX6 supports it.

I’m being interviewed about how I started video-blogging and announcing a new feature for ARMdevices.net

Posted by – June 5, 2012

Here’s a 15 minute interview of me filmed by the Novacut guys using multiple high quality DSLR camera angles (you can watch it in 1080p!). I’m showing off some of the latest gadgets that I found in Shenzhen, I talk about why and how I video-blog from all the worlds consumer electronics trade shows since 2004, and I announce my next big feature on ARMdevices.net which is a $20/year Membership system to get access to buy all the best gadgets that I find at the trade shows all over the world, sourcing directly from the factories in Shenzhen and to get access to scans or pictures of the business cards of the people/distributors/suppliers that I video-interview (great for the buyers from around the world watching my videos and interested in having the best contact informations to the companies that I film). Look forward to the $20/year ARMdevices.net Membership system to be launched here in the days to come if I can find enough time to set it up while video-blogging here at Computex until June 10th.

Rob Chandhok, Senior Vice President of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies talks about the latest ARM Powered software advances

Posted by – June 5, 2012

Qualcomm is doing huge work optimizing Linux and Windows on their S3 and S4 processors, trying to get as much performance out of the hardware as possible. Rob Chandhok is in charge of software at Qualcomm and in this video he talks about some of the software challenges that Qualcomm is working on to optimize software on their processors.

Windows 8 RT on the Qualcomm S4 Snadragon development platform

Posted by – June 5, 2012

This demo of Windows 8 RT on Qualcomm S4 seems to be very smooth. There are a few bugs here or there, but overall, it looks quite smooth to me. I think Windows 8 on ARM is going to be more popular than Windows 8 on x86, yet I think that Android will remain far more popular than all forms of Windows.

Acer Aspire S7, thin/compact Intel Ultrabook

Posted by – June 5, 2012

This new Intel Windows 8 Ultrabook is quite thin and compact and it comes with a touch screen.