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Qualcomm ARM Server Centriq 2400 at Linaro Connect San Francisco 2017

Posted by Charbax – September 30, 2017

This is the Qualcomm 48-core (custom Qualcomm Falkor cores) Centriq 2400 ARM Server reference evaluation board. Featuring 48-cores with 12 DIMM slots of DDR4 RAM memory, dual PCI riser boards for fully customizable setup. At Linaro Connect SFO17, the ARM team is demonstrating an ELK big data demo with ElasticSEarch, Logstash and Kibana for graphic visualization running on Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor. The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor is designed for cloud computing running these microservices in containers seamlessly. There is a 2nd demo of Linuxkit with NGINX running in a container. Both demos use Docker containers running on Ubuntu 16.04.

Purism Librem Debian phone, fully open source, Librem 11, 13, 15 Laptops

Posted by Charbax – September 29, 2017

Purism Phone is crowdfunding at https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/ ($847'454 raised thus far) runs PureOS based on Debian Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System, it can run most GNU+Linux distributions, it's runs many other upstream projects, it's world’s first ever IP-native mobile handset with end-to-end decentralized communications via Matrix, with a 5″ display, Security focused by design, Privacy protection by default, works with 2G/3G/4G, GSM, UMTS, and LTE networks with an i.MX8 or i.MX6 CPU separate from Baseband with open-source GPU drivers, Hardware Kill Switches for Camera, Microphone, WiFi/Bluetooth, and Baseband. Purism also has a track record of delivering fully open source Intel powered laptops the Librem 11 2-in-1, the Librem 13 and the Librem 15.

4K60 HDR on ALi M3755 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Set-top-box SoC

Posted by Charbax – September 26, 2017

http://alitech.com has shipped over 600 Million SoCs for Set-top-boxes thus far, they are aiming to soon have shipped over 1 Billion Set-top-box SoC chipsets, here showing their new ALi M3755 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC with Mali400MP2 with 4K60 UHD support with HDR-10 and HLG support with ALi's HDR2SDR technology, 1080p30 H264 encoding, PiP UHG+FHD or 4xFHD, supporting Linux and Android.

Ali M3733 is an ARM Cortex-A9 SmartHybrid HD DVB-C SoC with advanced security with a 5000DMIPS performance 1080p60 support, 720p60 video encoding support. This chipset is for example used by a Fiber to the home provider in Russia.

M3529 is an entry level MIPS based chipset with a 2000DMIPS performance which ALi has shipped in large quantities to the Indian market already.

$199 Elephone P8, 5.5″ FHD, MediaTek P25

Posted by Charbax – September 22, 2017

Elephone P8 4G Phablet ($199 at GearBest) with a 5.5" FHD bright IPS display, runs on a MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor built on 16nm FinFET+ process node running at up to 2.5GHz with an ARM Mali-T880 MP2 GPU, 6GB RAM, 64GB flash, Cat-6 LTE, Dual Band WiFi. 16megapixel front camera with selfie flash, 21megapixel rear camera with dual-color temperature flash it can record 4K video. Right now this phone is selling at $199 at GrearBest here.

ARRIS 4K HDR Android TV (Operator Tier) Set-top-boxes with services at IBC 2017

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2017

ARRIS International plc is a world leader in the Set-top-box industry, launches next-generation full Google certified 4K60p HDR HEVC enabled Android TV (Operator Tier for custom UI allowed) product family designed with a modular architecture enabling IPTV (VIP5202, VIP5402 and VIP6102W); DVB-C cable (ZC4515); DVB-T terrestrial (ZT4517) and DVB-S satellite (PS5517), as well as a variety of third-party user experiences integrated and running on Android, addressing the wide range of requirements for cable, telco, satellite and terrestrial operators. Based on Android TV Operator Tier, they offer Wi-Fi connectivity and DVR options, as well as support and integration with DVB networks, and conditional access and DRM security solutions. Arris's new UHD HDR Set-Top Solutions with Android TV launched at IBC 2017 also provide services capabilities for service providers, allowing for quicker and more efficient launches of customized Android TV experiences with options such as built-in TV tuner, built-in DVR, using different new powerful chipsets for a smooth Android TV experience. Also allowed by Google to let the service providers slightly customize the user interface designs colors to match the design identity of each service provider. As Android is increasingly popular among service providers large and small as it offers fast time to market, greater control over the user interface, and subscriber access to familiar features such as YouTube, Chromecast built-in, and Google Play Store applications. As an open platform, service providers have the freedom and flexibility to create bespoke branded experiences, develop features rapidly, and benefit from revenue share opportunities through the Google Play Store. Complementing ARRIS's hardware is a suite of services, to help operators integrate and launch Android TV services. These span every phase of adoption, including:
- Assessing and planning for Android TV services
- Customization and integration: development of operator-specific launcher and apps, integration of content security and back-end systems
- Validation and certification: with Google and other third-party applications
- Deployment support: across both new and legacy set-tops
- Lifecycle management: integration, management and testing of mandatory Android updates and upgrades

$9499 Livestream Studio HD550 4K Live Production Switcher, $399 Mevo multi-angle FHD camera streamer

Posted by Charbax – September 20, 2017

Livestream.com provides not only a live video streaming platform since 2007, they also provide multi-camera angle live video production hardware that can also live stream to YouTube Live, Facebook and other Live streaming platforms compatible. The Livestream Studio HD550 ($9499 at Amazon.com) is a compact, portable all-in-one PC 4K live production switcher with 5x SDI/HDMI inputs, 1x SDI/HDMI output, built-in bonded transmission, 2x balanced XLR inputs, 3x graphics tracks, with it's carry bag it makes the Studio HD550 is a portable system to set up to livestream a multi-camera setup at any event. This video also features the Livestream Mevo ($399 at Amazon.com) which provides for automated and manual multi-angle live streaming from a single camera.

$1329 Lenovo Yoga 920

Posted by Charbax – September 17, 2017

Lenovo launches the Yoga 920 running on the 8th Generation Intel Quad Core U Series. starting with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD and a FHD display that has 15 hours of battery life but it can go with up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD with a 4K display that can have about 10 hours of battery life. It includes a microphone array to support long-range Windows Cortana voice-assistant that responds to spoken questions and instructions in standby mode from up to 4 meters away. The 4K version has a nearly edgeless 4K display, an optional Bluetooth-equipped Lenovo Active Pen 2 digital pen with Windows Ink that is more sensitive than the first version, that they claim to have no discernible lag with 4096 levels of sensitivity. Built with polished CNC aluminum available in Copper, Bronze and Platinum. It uses a sturdy "watchband hinge" design, two 40Gbps Thunderbolt3 enabled USB Type-C ports with multi-display and fast data transfer.

LG V30 with Plastic OLED

Posted by Charbax – September 15, 2017

Here's my view on the LG V30, a quite nice looking phone with Bang and Olufsen high quality DAC audio, FullVision Plastic OLED nearly bezel-less LG Display (see my LG Display video filmed at SID Display Week 2017 featuring LG's Plastic OLED display here), it has a nice fingerprint reader on the back (unlike iPhone X). The price is possibly going to be very high (depending on LG's pricing strategy), something like $699 or $799 maybe.

LaMetric Air real-time Smart Dashboard Clock

Posted by Charbax – September 11, 2017

Nazar Bilous, CEO and Founder of http://lametric.com presents their prototype for their next generation LaMetric smart clock/dashboard, their current version is a very nice looking Smart Clock, notification dashboard with a very readable and colorful LED display, hackable with APIs, IFFT behaviors, to receive and to act on notifications, tasks, workout timers, business metrics, emails, news and more. You can have your LaMetric clock always on in the back of your room and it can activate, make a sound, each time for example that your YouTube channel gets a new subscriber, each time that you pass a certain YouTube views amount, each time Donald Trump tweets, or any other notification that you would like to be always aware of in your home or in your office.

Smart Mike wireless Microphone for iPhone (BT+Wi-Fi sync)

Posted by Charbax – September 11, 2017

Smartwave Tech presents the Smart Mike, a compact microphone that records wirelessly perfectly and then automatically synchronizes the audio into the video using the smartphone app. As smartphones are getting amazing 4K video recording capabilities, even perhaps some with their dual-cameras soon enabling smooth video-bokeh in 4K (perhaps with the upcoming iPhone8), yet all Smartphones record bad sound quality on board. The Smart Mike is currently only working on any iPhone from iOS9 upward, later hopefully soon with Android support (once they get the Bluetooth-trigger incompatibilities and the sound synchronization video editing app acceleration in Android sorted out in software), it's got an omni-directional but distance limited lapel microphone type sound recording that cancels all surrounding noise, they say they will later be able to support up to 7 microphones, currently only supporting one and also enabling the user to choose the volume for the internal iPhone microphone compared with the Smart Mike volume as the user merges the audio with the video in the app. Since it records on board the microphone's 8GB of storage, it can currently record up to 2 hours before needing to be synchronized to the iPhone with the video (of which then the audio storage is each time cleared from the Smart Mike). Film making experts often do post-production sound synchronization from wireless audio recorders in software, the Smart Mike automates that procedure automatically. While they are also tweaking the sound sync to hopefully remove any type of echo when synchronizing the Smart Mike audio with the built-in Smartphone microphone audio. They say they might also release a version of the Smart Mike that has a mini-jack audio input so any microphone can be used with their system. You can read more about it at http://smartwave-tech.com

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