Category: CES

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Sony AX100 4K Camcorder for $1999

Posted by juliusaugustus – January 10, 2014

Sony FDR-AX100 Handycam is the world's first sub-$2000 4K consumer camcorder. Can film 4K XAVC S 24p and 30p at 60mbitps and also film a 3mbitps Mp4 file simultaneously. This is perhaps yet the most affordable high quality 4K camcorder in the world.

$35 Scope Smartwatch, sends Notifications over Bluetooth 4 from Android/iOS

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2014

Basic Smartwatch design from Scope, Shenzhen based Tablet and now also Smartwatch maker. The Scope company already sold more than 1 million educational tablets to Thailand. Last month they already sold 100 thousand of their smartwatch.

OLEDCOMM shows Li-Fi, 10mbitps Internet by Light

Posted by Charbax – January 8, 2014

OLEDCOMM presents LiFi Transforms any LED light into Internet bandwidth. The light modulates at a very high frequency at up to 300 thousand times per second. Connect your bulb to your ADSL/Fiber box, and anywhere the light reaches, a receiver can download that data at up to an up to 10mbitps speed. For upload, the system can use infrared or something else. They are just waiting for an investor, and all of the world may be using this technology for sending Internet data in the future.

MT6588 Jezetek Amoi Smartphone, MT6589T, MT6572

Posted by Charbax – January 8, 2014

The latest MT6588/MT6589T smartphones shown by Jezetek.

USB Power Delivery standard, 100W, 20V, 5A charging from USB

Posted by Charbax – January 8, 2014

USB Power Delivery offers more power through USB charging, both ways, up to 100W, 20V, 5A over USB. You will easily be able to charge your laptop with USB. Power direction can also be both ways from the same cable. Power management allows each device to take only the power it requires and to get more power when required for a given application, power levels for each device can be controlled through new more advanced USB Hub. Also coming up a bit later will be a new dual-side Type-C connector for USB (roughly the size of MicroUSB), the spec to be done by the middle of 2014, with devices to be released in 2015.

TAO-Wellness isometric exercise system

Posted by Charbax – January 7, 2014

TAO-Wellness introduces TAO, to exercise at your desk, on the airplane, while watching TV or watching the kids. Isometrics, the science of applying pressure, has been used for thousands of years to improve muscle strength, tone and circulation which is why it is so fundamental to today's most popular fitness programs like Pilates, Plank Exercising, and the 7-Minute Scientific Workout. However, TAO takes it a step further by adding a dynamic element. It makes you vary the pressure by coaching you through your workout, and then electronically capturing the results. TAO-Wellness has coined the scientific term for this type of exercise as "variobics."

Why CES is important

Posted by Charbax – January 5, 2014

Check back for my 75+ best videos from the CES 2014 here at to be posted these next days, CES is an amazing place where 5000 companies all make better value for money and more interesting products than Apple/Microsoft/Oracle/IBM and about a dozen other $100+ Billion US Tech giants who all snub the CES because they don't like competition. CES is where 5000 of the most interesting hardware startups from all over the world are exhibiting all at the same time in the USA and it's not to be missed.

Wearables and Internet of Things are huge advances for society once they get implemented right. Sure you can always argue that all tech was invented 20-50 years ago, and that nothing new has been invented since. Yet the CES is really important because it showcases 5000 of the most interesting hardware startups from around the world, all showing their latest work all at the same time. The engineers and even the marketing representatives mostly love their own products and have lived creating them for the past many months, most often for the past many years, most of them are doing their best. And most often you can find absolutely awesome things even if you have a very boring or critical opinion about consumer electronics innovation. Sure tech innovation could go much faster if society was organized differently, perhaps, where somehow efforts were added to each other instead of done in parallel by competitors who kind of hate each other too much. But this is thankfully happening now more and more thanks to Android and the open source hardware platforms (which ARM ecosystem kind of is, ARM designs are open source, anyone can make them, they just have to licence the architecture), those things as accelerated innovation are actually visible and each CES is better than the last, clearly.

I’m in Las Vegas to video-blog the CES this week

Posted by Charbax – January 5, 2014

Latest wearables, IoT, ARM Cortex-A12, new Exynos, new big.LITTLE, new 64bit, latest from Qualcomm, Nvidia, Rockchip, Allwinner, AmLogic, and all the other ARM chip providers, I'll be posting the best videos on those, so check back here constantly over the next days and weeks.

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ArcherMind Eyesight protector and other gadgets

Posted by Charbax – March 18, 2013

ArcherMind of Nanjing China shows some of their latest gadgets.

My video-blogging Highlights of CES 2013

Posted by Charbax – February 5, 2013

Video-blogging last month at CES was awesome. I've posted 75 videos filming with the ultra-high quality Panasonic GH3 camera on a Tiffen Steadicam Merlin 2 with vest and using the Kopin Golden-i 3.8 for augmented video-blogging. At the CES 2013, there were some significant ARM related announcements, demonstrations and releases. Here are some of my highlights:

1. Samsung announcing the Samsung Octa ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7 big.LITTLE processor. (I didn't get to film any interviews about Samsung Octa yet, here's the 1-hour Samsung keynote) I did film the Samsung 2013 HDTV series (which features perhaps a latest newest ARM processor built-in for its smart tv and features)

2. Nvidia announced Tegra4, quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 with companion-core, Nvidia's new 72-core GPU, huge new features, the Nvidia Shield gaming console, Nvidia Grid for cloud-streamed high-end gaming.

3. Rockchip RK3188 quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 on 28nm HKMG process node launched for about Exynos4412-level performance in cheap tablets. Rockchip RK3066 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 also reaching more devices on the market like the Archos Titanium tablet series at $7" 1024x600 $119. 8" 1024x768 $169, 9.7" retina $249 and 10.1" 1280x800 $199, the $169 Archos Gamepad and the Minix HDMI stick.

4. Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 in tablets being released: Archos launching Allwinner A31 Powered Platinum Tablet series in 8" $199 and 9.7" Retina $299, Allwinner A31 also shown by Eken and Sungworld.

5. Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 800 series, Qualcomm's next generation ARM Processor records and playsback 4K video.

6. Nufront reaching maturity with their NS115 dual-core ARM cortex-A9 in many thin and light 7" tablets coming out of China.

7. Infotmic launching iMAPx15 dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 processor for low-cost tablets and phones.

8. ARM Powered Set-top-boxes launched like new Marvell Powered Google TV boxes from netgear, Hisense, Asus and TCL and the OMAP4470 Powered Archos TV Connect.

9. E Ink on the backs of Smartphones being launched by Russian Yota Devices, can extend battery life on your smartphone by 10x (talking about weeks of battery life for your smartphone). E Ink was also showing their new awesome higher resolution and front-lit e-reader screens like in the awesome new Kindle Paperwhite (which I've got and that I'll video-review) and the interesting super thin CST-01 E Ink wrist watch.

10. One Laptop Per Child's latest XO-4 Touch ARM Powered laptop release with Neonode IR touch on Pixel Qi screen using Marvell's Armada PXA2128 dual-core with companion core processor. OLPC also launches their XO learning OLPC XO Tablet, optimizing Android for productive use of Tablets in Childrens education worldwide.

11. Educational and fun robots: Lego Mindstorms EV3, Roboware Kimi and Parrot AR Drone 2.0

12. 1080p Android phones launched: ZTE Grand S LTE, Huawei D2, 6.1" Huawei Mate, and Sony Xperia Z

13. 4K coming to the market: HiSense introducing $2000 4K 50", $3500 65" 4K and shows up to 110" 4K TVs, Panasonic shows their first printed 4K OLED promising affordable high yield mass manufacturing, Panasonic showing an impressive 20" 4K Tablet, Panasonic talking about 4K camcorder and showing a 4K 46" and 20" LCD TV, Sharp launching 32" 4K Tablet, 60" ICC-4K and showing 13.5" 4K OLED, Samsung's 4K 84" TV for actual release, LG releasing 55", 65" and 84" 4K and StreamTV upscaling and auto-3D.

14. Smartwatches: Italian startup I'm Watch has shipped over 30 thousand, Taiwanese WiMe shows one for $99.

15. Self-driving cars: Velodyne Lidar used by Google, Toyota showing Integrated Safety and Audi talking about their self-driving car.

16. Ubuntu Mobile OS launched, although I prefer their Ubuntu on Android implementation.