Category: OS

Kopin Golden-i 3.8 headmounted ARM Powered wearable computer for augmented video-blogging

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Kopin presents their new next generation wearable computer, headmounted hands-free interface micro-display connected device. This time it’s lighter, more compact, runs on a much faster OMAP4470, interfaces with Verizon’s LTE network, runs longer on a smaller battery, has a new higher-resolution micro-display, has a new better design. The Golden-i 3.8 is being released through Verizon in the USA during the next few months, through Vodafone in Europe, there are also potential carrier distributors for India and China. The use is industrial such as for using wearable computers for firefighters, police, doctors, mechanics, construction workers, military and more. The use can also be for all professionals and enthusiasts and early adopters of wearable computing.

During CES 2013, I was live video-streaming to a Google+ Hangout while reading the live IRC chat in the Golden-i headmounted display, that custom Google+ Hangouts and IRC chat functionality was programmed for me by Dave Hollick of Ikanos Consulting. This is just scratching the surface of what thishardware can do. With Android support coming to the Golden-i within a couple months, the whole Google+ Hangouts app and IRC apps can be made to run directly within the Golden-i, with voice-commands and voice dictation to live-blog, live-post to Google+ and live-tweet hands-free, for rapidly increasing the capabilities of ones headmounted hands-free Augmented Video-blogging setup.

This is how I video-blog.

Nicolas Charbonnier Golden-i 3.8 OMAP4470 Panasonic GH3 Steadicam Merlin 2 with vest

As Google’s Project Glass approaches early public testing phases, the enthusiasm for wearable computing is rapidly ramping up during 2013, I think that we can expect some really amazing things to become possible and usable using these types of wearable computing. Check back in the weeks and months to come on http://ARMdevices.net for much more coverage of the real useful usage of wearable computers with the Kopin Golden-i representing the forefront of what we can expect.

Archos TV Connect, $129 OMAP4470 HD webcam, Bluetooth remote, Archos Android set-top-box

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Archos launches their new TV Set-top-box system based on the dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4470 with SGX544 GPU, it features a HD webcam, Ethernet, HDMI output, USB Host, Bluetooth 4.0 low-power support, (probably Miracast support), runs Android 4.1 and everything that also runs on Archos’s latest 101/97 XS Generation 10 series. You can use Archos new Bluetooth 4.0 remote and you can also use any other Bluetooth game controller from Xbox360/PS3/Wii and you can use any Bluetooth or RF/USB Keyboard and mice also for controls. The price is $129.

Archos Platinum 8″, 9.7″ Retina, first Allwinner A31 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 40% cheaper than Apple

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Archos launches new tablets on the all-new Allwinner A31 processor platform, which is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with SGX544 GPU. The price is $199 for 8″ 1024×768 (40% cheaper than iPad Mini), $299 for 9.7″ Retina (40% cheaper than the iPad4).

Archos Titanium 7″, 8″, 9.7″, 10.1″, 40-50% cheaper than Nexus7/KindleFire/iPadMini/iPad4/Nexus10

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Craig Terblanche of Archos USA shows us the new Archos Titanium range of tablets based on the dual-core Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali-400MP4, on Android 4.1, all Google Certified, 8GB Flash and 1GB RAM, IPS screens, aluminum chassis in thin and light form factors, white color, 7″ 1024×600 $119 (40% cheaper than Nexus7 and Kindle Fire HD), 8″ 1024×768 $169 (50% cheaper than iPad Mini), 9.7″ 2048×1536 Retina $249 (50% cheaper than iPad 4), 10.1″ 1280×800 $199 (50% cheaper than Nexus10).

Archos Gamepad, $169 available in the USA starting in February

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Phil Geldard of Archos shows and talks about the release of the Archos Gamepad on the US market, scheduled to happen in February 2013 at the price of $169 MSRP. Archos has been trying to ramp up mass manufacturing to be able to deliver to supply the huge demand worldwide that there is for this really cool product. When Archos started selling the device in Europe before Christmas, they sold out of all of their European stock in 4 hours after making it available on their website. Archos hasn’t experienced such strong demand for a product since they launched their Gen8 Donut/Eclair/Froyo Cortex-A8 Android tablets in 2010. I know I’ll be playing all my favorite N64 games on this device in the months to come, as well as any really cool new Android games that I may find.

Nufront NS115 at CES 2013

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Nufront’s third generation NS115 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 platform has been taking more and more sales in the Chinese tablet market. Here at CES 2013, Nufront is showing some of the examples for implementations being released with their processor.

Huawei Ascend Mate, 6.1″ 1080p K3V2 4050mAh Android phone

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Huawei releases their new impressive 6.1″ 1080p Android phone, running on their 1.5Ghz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 HiSilicon K3V2 processor.

Infotmic iMAPx15 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 launched

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Infotmic launches the iMAPx15 at CES 2013 as the cost-down version of their iMAPx820 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 to target the entry-level tablet and laptop market.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 launched

Posted by – January 13, 2013

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 turns your LEGO creations into live robots that follow your command. The new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set includes new motors, new sensors, new programmable brick that runs hackable Linux on a Texas Instruments AM1808 ARM9 processor (upgraded from ARM7 in the previous mindstorms), 550+ LEGO Technic elements, remote control – to create and command robots, including 5 cool robot characters. The 3D building instructions and the Android/iOS app commands your robot via Bluetooth or WiFi. You can program your robots to walk, talk, move via the software program, the programmable brick or your smart device. Download brochure.

Skytex tablets at CES 2013

Posted by – January 13, 2013

Skytex is a tablets brand being sold in US retail stores, that distribute Allwinner single-core and Rockchip dual-core based tablets in different sizes.