Posted by – December 17, 2013
The five converging forces promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. You know them as: mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology. Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends. Armed with that knowledge our personal devices can anticipate what we’ll need next and serve us better than a butler or an executive assistant.
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Posted by – December 16, 2013
The dream of speaking one language that instantly translates to another language when you are traveling to some foreign country is now possible. Here using the tiwinnovation's startup'sapp Droid Translator, which sends text to speech then speech to text from one Android device to the other. You can find Droid Translator for Android here: http://droid-translator.tiwinnovations.com/ and on Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tiwlab.droidtranslator
Here's their official presentation at the LeWeb 2013 Startup Competition:
Posted by – December 12, 2013
At LeWeb 2013, Eightly is launched, presented for the first time. The idea is to make it easy for anyone to create iPad/iPhone and Android apps/experiences just by filling out a form, or/and by dragging and dropping actions, events, rules, parameters, sources of content, links etc onto an experience creator user interface. The idea to provide wiziwig type of UI for people to create apps for Smartphones, Tablets, Set-top-boxes, Smart Watches and more. When you create a channel inside of Eightly, you can assemble and combine experiences, features, designs, while Eightly thus combines those features using their smooth graphics accelerated native code user interfaces and fill them out with the contents and ideas that people have and want to share on smart devices with their friends, family, perhaps also for businesses to share their ideas to customers also.
Posted by – December 10, 2013
Shenzhen Geniatech http://geniatech.com was founded by Mr Fang 16 years ago and is one of the world's early Multimedia Set-top-box makers. Starting since 4 years ago doing ARM based Set-top-boxes, Geniatech is now the world's leader using the latest AmLogic multimedia optimized ARM Processors, getting early access to AmLogic alpha development, being able to optimize the multimedia functionality, supporting all audio and video codecs, implementing innovative features that other Set-top-box makers don't support. For example 4K2K decoding, open source, many licences including Adobe and with a strong support team in Shanghai. The use of ARM Powered Android for TV Set-top-boxes is a high potential high growth market, many competitors are trying to use Android on the Set-top-box, as Google TV is turning into Android TV, Geniatech still has very big room for innovation into implementing Android on the TV Box, doing more customization based on Android and AmLogic's latest SoC, porting DRM, NFC Driver support on USB, Zigbee driver and more differentiation based on different kind of accessories for example microphone on remote control also TV Tuner USB Dongle, HDMI loop-through input functionality, able to release private API on CEC HDMI Control Interface, IR Blaster, Bluetooth etc enabling customers to develop B2B applications on top of Geniatech's platform. For example hotel VOD, Games and more.
Posted by – December 9, 2013
Onyx International shows the first ARM Cortex-A9 Android 4.0 E Ink e-reader in the world at their Shenzhen R&D Headquarter. Onyx is able to do custom designs for Android based e-readers, engineering new features, designing new devices, enabling E Ink alternatives to Amazon Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Providing the fastest yet Android support on E Ink. Watch in this video filmed at the Onyx Headquarters in Shenzhen China, how the Onyx teams of engineers do their innovative work.
Posted by – December 8, 2013
Here's the founder and lead engineer on the Samsung Exynos 5410 based Octa Core Tablet, sold at sub-$300 prices out of Shenzhen, possibly available near-$200 if you look correctly for it. Or you may wait for a potential more stable faster Exynos 5420 device to come from this or other team.
Posted by – December 8, 2013
The cheapest 13.3" Ultrabook killer, now selling at near $100, with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor WM8880 from VIA WonderMedia. Running smooth Android, but of course would be nicer with Chrome OS (or Chromium OS) and Ubuntu, on dual or triple boot. It has 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash, 1366x768 screen resolution, 5000mAh battery could do 10+ hours battery life if the display was a Pixel Qi ultra-low power sunlight readable LCD. This is where the upcoming Intel-killing Ultrabook-killing is going to come from.
Posted by – December 6, 2013
Pipo releases this Ultra-U7 tablet, with the same 7.85" display as on iPad Mini, it's with the 1.2Ghz MediaTek MT8389 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 1GB RAM, with 3G dual-sim calling functionality, selling at retail price of 999rmb in China ($164) the retail price target may be below $199€ in USA/Europe (consider import taxes etc). It also includes an excellent back-facing 8megapixel camera with auto-focus and flashlight.
You can read more about it here: http://pipo.com.cn/product.php?id=127
Posted by – December 6, 2013
Arne Weber of faytech Co., Ltd. demonstrates his company's 8"-22" All-in-One Touchscreen PCs built around faytech's proprietary designed mainboard (manufactured exclusively by the industrial division of ASUS). Each of faytech's fanless industrial Touchscreen PCs can be manufactured using a number of different touch technologies (resistive, capacitive, SAW or IR), and with a variety of connectors to fit any industrial use. Customization is also available including high brightness and IP65/IP68 ratings for outdoor usage. The standard 8"-22" Touchscreen PC models comes with a 5-wire resistive touchscreen, industrial LCD Panel with LED backlight, Intel Atom N2600 chipset with AMD's Caicos mobile HD7400 series chipset with dedicated 512MByte RAM (supporting WinXP, Win7, Win8, Linux, 32Bit, 64Bit), 2GByte RAM, 30 or 60GByte SSD, W-LAN and numerous USB and serial connections.
You can contact faytech here:
faytech Co., Ltd.
Fl. 4, Bldg. C, Second Phase,
Hongmen Tech. Zone,
Shangxue Duan, Jihua Rd.,
Tel: +86 (0) 755 89580612
Posted by – December 3, 2013
Luke Shields of JCSC shows off his supposed to be platform for open source platform development in schools, encouraging children to experiment making hardware, re-painting old home consoles, integrate ARM development boards, modulate, what you want may not be what I want and what I want may not be what you want. Check it out.