Omate raised over $1 Million on Kickstarter, selling the MT6572 single-sim card smart watch starting at $199, they have been shipping for the past 2 weeks. Android functionality, support by MediaTek, 1.54" LG 240x240 LCD capacitive touchscreen display using Sapphire Crystal coating to make it unscratchable. GPS, 5 Megapixel built-in camera, 600mAh battery, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Vibration, Bluetooth 4.0 and much more.
Ubuntu Founder, Mark Shuttleworth, talks about why he started Ubuntu, how it runs on 30 different ARM Powered Smartphones, on all the ARM Servers, on upcoming ARM Powered Laptops also. GPU providers opening up more and more to allow full Ubuntu hardware acceleration, optimizing Ubuntu on one GPU can enable Ubuntu on ARM Powered phones, tablets, laptops and desktops also.
XMOS is a manufacturer of multicore micro-controller devices. xCORE-eXtended Architecture (the XA Family) combines multicore microcontroller technology with an ultra-low-power ARM® Cortex®-M3 processor, to create the next wave in programmable system-on-chip (SoC) products. The xCORE-XA architecture allows embedded system designers to use high-level software to configure a device with the exact set of interfaces and peripherals needed for their design, while re-using existing ARM binary code and standard library functions, and taking advantage of ultra-low energy fixed-function peripherals. Designers can also add real-time data-plane plus control processing and DSP blocks, using multiple xCORE processor cores, with the ARM available to run control plane processing software such as communication protocol stacks, standard graphics libraries, or complex monitoring systems.
You can read more about it here: http://www.xmos.com/de/products/silicon/xa-series
The five converging forces promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. You know them as: mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology. Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends. Armed with that knowledge our personal devices can anticipate what we’ll need next and serve us better than a butler or an executive assistant.
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The dream of speaking one language that instantly translates to another language when you are traveling to some foreign country is now possible. Here using the tiwinnovation's startup'sapp Droid Translator, which sends text to speech then speech to text from one Android device to the other. You can find Droid Translator for Android here: http://droid-translator.tiwinnovations.com/ and on Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tiwlab.droidtranslator
Here's their official presentation at the LeWeb 2013 Startup Competition:
MontaVista Software was founded in 1999 to bring the Linux operating system to the embedded device market. From the beginning the goal has been to embrace fully Open Source. MontaVista delivered their first commercial Linux for the embedded market in 1999 and hasn't looked back since. Today over 2000 companies trust MontaVista Linux to run their products. MontaVista Software does embedded Linux commercialization. They help get the most of open source by providing commercial quality Linux and developer tools to reduce the time and effort required to deliver commercial products to market. They offer expert support, hardware enablement, and the resources of the MontaVista community, there are over 50 million ARM Powered devices in the market today running on MontaVista Linux.
Inforce is an embedded Pico-ITX development kit maker using Qualcomm, here their latest APQ8064 SoC with 2GB RAM in a compact dev board retailing at $149. The boards come with basic connections like micro hdmi, micro sd, and ethernet. Inforce also sells a larger more fully featured version of the boards with a battery and camera. The boards have a wide variety applications in embedded computing ranging from software development and hobby uses to medical uses. Future versions of the board will come with the upcoming Snapdragon 8084 processor.
You can read more about the IFC6410 here: http://www.inforcecomputing.com/product/moreinfo/ifc6410.html
At LeWeb 2013, Eightly is launched, presented for the first time. The idea is to make it easy for anyone to create iPad/iPhone and Android apps/experiences just by filling out a form, or/and by dragging and dropping actions, events, rules, parameters, sources of content, links etc onto an experience creator user interface. The idea to provide wiziwig type of UI for people to create apps for Smartphones, Tablets, Set-top-boxes, Smart Watches and more. When you create a channel inside of Eightly, you can assemble and combine experiences, features, designs, while Eightly thus combines those features using their smooth graphics accelerated native code user interfaces and fill them out with the contents and ideas that people have and want to share on smart devices with their friends, family, perhaps also for businesses to share their ideas to customers also.
Recipay Monetizes your recipies, just invent new food recipies, if possible using foods from sponsoring brands, including vegan stuff, post it on Recipay and they will pay you for your recipies based on the sponsorships coming from the food brands! They especially want more Vegan, vegetarian recipies, so go there, take nice pictures of some delicious foods you invent, note down the recipies, post them and make money! Normal people can do it.
The Unbound Robotics UBR 1 is a robot that uses a combination of both ARM Cortex and x86 processors. The UBR 1 is designed as a platform for robotics development and uses ROS (robotics operating system) which is open source. The main processor currently in the robot is an x86 but it uses 12 ST Microelectronics ARM Cortex-M4 based microcontrollers to control each part of the robot.
You can read more about it here: http://unboundedrobotics.com/ubr-1/