iRiver and the South Korean telecom company KT have introduced this robotic playmate for kids called Kibot. The price in South Korea is something like $40 plus a $30/month subscription contract with KT over 2 years which includes new educational apps and videos through the KT robot portal in South Korea. It's based on Android and also comes with the full Google Marketplace. The pricing for it is about the same as an iPhone 4S. iRiver plans to do more robots, to take care of old people, and maybe at some point they'll release an Android robot that cooks food, takes out trash and washes dishes. The Android robots are invading the world! So what do you think, should I start a new ARM Powered Robots category on my website?
Judy Chen, Director of Marketing at MHL presents the latest developments at the MHL Consortium, the latest list of devices to support the new standard. It looks like most new high-end phones, HDTVs and new types of devices are using the MHL connector and are part of the MHL Consortium, the reason being having everything go through one Micro-USB connector on the side of devices makes them simpler, thinner, cheaper to manufacture.
Here's a solar powered sound system, you can use it on a sunny day in the park or on the beach and the solar powered system and battery should last it playing loud music the whole day. It's got a little E Ink screen that displays information about status, battery level, volume and other information. You pair your Bluetooth smartphone or other Bluetooth music player to it as the source for the music.
Freescale is showing the next generation i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 based in-car infotainment system. Freescale promises to provide 15 years of support for the chip, meaning that car manufacturers can feel confident using the i.MX6 in cars and airplanes, as it takes multiple years to make those, Freescale promises to still manufacture the same processor 15 years from now. They optimize features for cars such as using sensors and cameras for better car safety. Freescale is a global leader in producing processors used in cars.
Shenzhen Phaeton Nice Electronic High-Tech Manufacturing Co Ltd is showing this Android Watch shown at CES 2012. It supports 2 SIM GPRS/voice cards on the MTK6516 processor, soon they'll use the faster 3G-enabled MTK6573 processor. For now it's Froyo, the MTK6573 may support Ice Cream Sandwich soon, to be confirmed. So this is not just an Android watch, thanks to the Mediatek processor, it can replace your smartphone. It has a built-in camera, MicroSD card slot, speaker, microphone and more. It uses a 2" 320x240 QVGA capacitive touch screen, standby battery can be about 1 week, 36 hours active use, to be confirmed. The price is just $200 for bulk orders, minimum order quantity of 500. They also show a $70 1.5" feature phone watch and a
Raspberry Pi expects to have volume devices on the market by the end of the month. That means $25 and $35 (with ethernet) Broadcom ARM11 ARM Powered Desktops are thus just about to be broadly available.
Here's a new iPhone case company, funded through Kickstarter, it includes the cable and does an ergonomic shape behind your iPhone.
Here's a Google+ Hangout recorded while at the Kopin Golden-i reception held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas during CES 2012. Demonstrating and talking about my Augmented Video-blogging using their device, and other uses of this headmounted display device and other news from the CES. You can fast forward to about 34 minutes 40 seconds in for the demo by Motorola Solutions's Product Lead on the Golden-i, Nicole Tricoukes, explaining how the Golden-i headmounted computer works and what Motorola Solutions plans to target it for when they plan to mass produce it and release it in the second half of the year (you can watch her TEDx presentation)
ST Electronics show their Digisafe 2.5" hard drive enclosure that provides 100% secure encription to the enclosed 1.8" hard drive.
You install their garage door motor on your garage door and you install the Android or iOS app on your smartphone and tablets and you can then open and close your garage door over the Internet.