Category: CES

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$1369 HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) with AMD RX Vega M GPU

Posted by Charbax – January 12, 2018

The HP Spectre x360 15 (2018 version) comes with the first hybrid Intel/AMD processor with an 8th Generation Intel Kaby Lake-G CPU with an AMD RX Vega M GPU on the same package. It comes with a 15.6" 4K Gorilla Glass 4 touch screen with support for HP's Tilt Pen, a 360-degree hinge, Bang & Olufsen audio, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD and also the option to have the NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU instead of the AMD one.

Best of CES 2018: Asus NovaGo Snapdragon 835 Windows 10 at Qualcomm CES 2018 booth

Posted by Charbax – January 11, 2018

Asus wins my prize of most important "best of CES 2018" device. This is the most powerful ARM Powered laptop yet. Finally, after years of work by thousands of Microsoft and Qualcomm engineers, true full Windows 10 on ARM is just about to be ready to be launched onto the worldwide market. Powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, with over 20 hours of battery life, while it comes on Windows 10 S by default it can quickly be "upgraded" to full Windows 10 Professional for ARM that gives support for the emulation of every x86 (32bit emulation supported only for now, 64bit x86 apps will be emulated once Microsoft updates the Windows software further) Windows 10 .exe application, hopefully we can run advanced video editing apps such as Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, advanced music creation applications such as Ableton Live, Propellerhead Studio, advanced photo editing software such as Gimp and Adobe Photoshop. This Asus NovaGo comes with two full sized USB3 Host ports (sadly, no full sized SD card slot), a full sized HDMI output port, fingerprint reader in the corner of the mousepad and a full sized keyboard with a bright glossy 13.3" 1080p display. At the Qualcomm CES 2018 booth, they are also showing the two other devices (though both Tablet based 2-in-1 devices with flimsy case/stands) that are being released running Windows 10 on Snapdragon 835 which are the HP Envy x2 and the Lenovo Miix 630. I was hoping that somehow this would be the time Lenovo would unveil an ARM Powered Thinkpad style laptop, but hopefully Lenovo will consider to do that soon enough! In my opinion, Lenovo should do a Thinkpad X1 Carbon and Thinkpad x280 style ARM Snapdragon 835 laptop, that would be great, if possible sold at 50 percent cheaper than the Intel version of each. Also if HP would make an ARM Powered version of their HP Spectre x360, that would also be awesome. Of course it would be really great if they would sell this with an unlockable bootloader (they can manage it "securely" through an approval kind of thing if they'd like) and that users could install among many flavors of Linux on it if they'd prefer (Qualcomm should support the community to still keep full GPU acceleration and full LTE support within any Linux). The Asus NovaGo is the only real Laptop form factor yet running this new very important full Windows 10 on ARM platform.

Onyx Boox Note 10.3″ and Max2 13.3″ now shipping

Posted by Charbax – January 11, 2018

At CES 2018, Onyx is launching Boox Note, the nicest E Ink device yet, thin and light (320gr) 10.3" 1872x1404 (227dpi) E Ink notepad e-reader to be shipping in February at $549 on Amazon (with a red limited edition for Valentine's Day) and the Onyx Boox Max2 is a 13.3" 2200x1650 (207dpi) E Ink notepad e-reader at 550gr in weight for sale now at $849 at Amazon.com (price to be $799) both run on a Quad-core ARM Processor, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, very long battery life with a 4100mAh battery in both. The HDMI input is available on Max2 to use the 13.3" E Ink display as a Computer monitor. Both come with WACOM stylus note input with 2048 levels of touch input for annotations, note taking, idea scribbling, pdf document scribble overlays, with 11 ebook formats supported, eventually that can be used for collaboration and productivity. Both run Android and any Android apk that runs on Android 6 can be loaded and used on these devices which run with 2GB RAM and 32GB Flash storage with a MicroSD slot.

Gemini PDA at CES 2018

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2018

Successfully funded with over $1.2 Million on Indiegogo, the Gemini PDA dual boots Android and Debian Linux, comes with a nice keyboard, dual USB Type-C, HDMI output through Type-C, USB Host, option back facing Camera module, 5megapixel front facing camera for video-chat. They have a whole bunch of keyboard shortcuts and a nice UI for shortcuts at the bottom. One SIM card slot and a second eSIM support, LTE it runs on the MediaTek X27 with LTE.

Open Source Vehicle (OSVehicle) on ARM with Renault Twizy

Posted by Charbax – October 12, 2017

OSVehicle presents a Modular Open Source Electric Car Platform to Save millions in car platform R&D. Design, prototype and building next electric vehicles using a modular open source electric car platform. Here OSVehicle is demonstrated on the Renault Twizy which I first video-blogged 5 years ago here.

$100 REMI Smart Alarm Clock From UrbanHello

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 26, 2017

REMI is an alarmclock from UrbanHello that is designed for children ages 0-10. REMI can provide custom lighting or music for bedtime and nap time. REMI's time and display are customizable. REMI has a nighlight as well as lullaby's. REMI will also keep track of your children's sleep cycles. REMI will also listen to your baby remotely through the walkie talkie function. REMI will provide tips for the most optimal sleep cycles. There is Bluetooth connectivity via a mobile app. The price of REMI is around $100 dollars with a discounted price of $79 dollars on IndieGoGo.

$1700 ODG R9, $1000 ODG R8 Augmented VR Headsets

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 26, 2017

ODG stands for Osterhout Design Group. ODG is a German producer of Virtual Reality glasses aimed primarily at enterprise with models for consumers and prosumers. ODG VR headsets are much smaller than normal VR headsets. The R8 headset features a 40 degree field of view and a 720p display for $1000. The R9 headset features a 50 degree field of view and a 1080p display for $1700. The R9 also features a front facing camera for augmented reality. The R9 features a MIPI port for different sensors. Both headsets feature a Snapdragon 835 processor and run on Android 7.0.

$999 DJI Mavic 4K Drone, $299 OSMO Mobile Gimbal for iPhone

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 26, 2017

DJI is the leading producer of unmanned drones for consumer or enterprise use. DJI is estimated to have 70% of the drone market. Mavic drones enables images and video to be captured in areas otherwise inaccessible. The Mavic drone can capture up to 12mp images and 4k 30FPS video. The Mavic drone has a range of 7km and can use GPS to return to where is was launched from. The price of the Mavic drone is $999. The OSMO mobile iPhone stick enables smoother recording of iPhone panoramas and video using a 3 axis Gimbal system for $299.

Earlysense Sleep Monitoring System

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 26, 2017

EarlySense is a sleep monitoring to track your state of health such as heart rate or stress level in your sleep. EarlySense uses an electornic pad that is compatible with any mattress. The tracking is done remotely via a smartphone application. Earlysense enables you to keep track of the health of people important to you.

$129 Endless Mission Mini, $249 Endless Mission One Mini Linux Computers for Education

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 26, 2017

Endless computers are mini computers that run the Endless OS Linux distribution which is designed for education purposes and informing people about coding. The mission mini runs on a Quad Core Amlogic 805 ARM processor offering 2gb, 32gb or 64 of storage for $129. The Mission one runs on a IntelĀ® CeleronĀ® processor N2807 Dual Core CPU up to 2.17 GHz for $249.