Category: Windows

Asus Transformer Book Trio, super expensive dual-x86 machine

Posted by – June 3, 2013

Here's Asus's latest extremely overpriced quite useless use of Android on top of a Wintel machine, using the latest most expensive Intel processor, and instead of using ARM on the Android mode, for no good reason, Asus makes yet another Intel x86 mistake, there's yet another Intel Atom for Android mode. This over-expensive Intel Asus machine is probably going to cost $1500 and nobody is going to buy it. But here again, Johnny Shy likes to use the time of world media to show off yet another concept that is not going to interest nearly anyone. Good thing the Intel CEO has just been replaced, what the purpose is for this type of product is quite remote. Is Asus going to sell more than a few thousand of these overpriced quickly outdated devices worldwide?

Microsoft Windows 8 RT at Next Berlin

Posted by – May 9, 2013

I'm asking Microsoft Germany's Windows Product Marketing Manager Boris Schneider-Johne some questions about the status of Windows RT, I also ask about the Android competition, RT vs Pro market share, everything on Windows RT is encrypted, Surface RT is his secondary computer (Photoshop/Ligthroom doesn't run on RT), how often does RT crash? Connected Standby (gets latest info all the time through Connected Standby API), and I even ask questions which he obviously can't answer, about Microsoft claiming ownership over Android (announcing certain Microsoft Partner Android companies paying Microsoft a licence for Android) Cheaper Windows RT? $299 instead of $599? 13.3" RT? 7" RT? 8" RT? and the idea of making a Metro UI for Android (he says it can't work).

Yifang Digital Touch Pen turns your regular screen into a touch screen

Posted by – April 26, 2013

Especially useful during the transition to Windows 8 on Laptops and Desktops, Yifang has developed a digital pen to turn your regular screen into a touch screen. The pen sends signals to a receiver, which simulates touch screen interactions. The units have been mass produced since October 2012. The product sells in Japan, Europe and the United States. The price is $80 and works for screens smaller than 26".

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Viewsonic VSD241 24″ and VSD220 22″ All-in-one Android Computers

Posted by – March 3, 2013

You get the full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience on the 24" Viewsonic VSD241 1080p display running on a Tegra3 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the 22" Viewsonic VSD220 1080p display running on the OMAP4430 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9. The price of integrating the ARM SoC with Android is perhaps not much more than selling the touch screen display by itself, and with the HDMI input and USB you can connect any Windows 8 Laptop or Desktop to this screen to thus use the same large touch screen to also use Windows 8.

WildTangent game monetization and distribution

Posted by – March 3, 2013

WildTangent is distributed on around 100 million devices around the world, on PCs and mobile devices. They provide a game store monetization and distribution system for games.

Nokia 720 launched for 249€

Posted by – February 26, 2013

Among Nokia's new phone launches is this Nokia 720 phone targeted at 249€.

Nokia 520 launched for 139€

Posted by – February 26, 2013

Here's probably the cheapest Windows Phone yet,to be launched for 139€.

Atracsys shows multi-touch UIs on large table PCs

Posted by – February 23, 2013

Atracsys provides large multi-touch table user interfaces and services to corporations in Switzerland.

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.

Panasonic 20″ 4K Tablet

Posted by – January 10, 2013

Check out this insane tablet from Panasonic, featuring Panasonic's 4K 20" display, a capacitive layer, it includes batteries that last about 2 hours on this prototype. This may be the dream tablet for architects, designers, photographers and all resolution enthusiasts which means everyone. How much do you think Panasonic is going to sell this for?