David Prager, co-founder of Revision3 (recently sold to the Discovery Channel) is working on some new startup ideas.
Livefyre is an alternative to Disqus providing live blog, chat and comments for blogs and for use on the social web. This is the comment system recently used on Engadget for comments, by Techcrunch for their live blogging and they are talking to more blogs to integrate them.
The Open Company is a startup about being transparent about the price of products, showing the conditions under which the products are made, how much the workers are getting paid, how many hours the workers work per week, how much it cost to make each product, how much for components, shipping etc. They are just a startup and consider expanding to add more products to their store.
Yves Behar talks about wearable computing, the Ouya project on Kickstarter, the upcoming OLPC XO Tablet and more. Design has the power to educate, inform, change society and create new opportunities where none existed. And in an environment of connectivity, design has another aim: It wants to be free. Hear why from the designer that brought you the Jawbone headset, the open-source game console Ouya, and many other groundbreaking product designs.
You can also watch his discussion with Om Malik at Gigaom Roadmap here:
Connected gadgets attached to our bodies are enabling us to track and manage our physical routines, fitness plans and health functions.
Hear how design and data will deliver the quantified self. You can also watch the official discussion video here:
John Maeda pioneered computer-based visual art at the MIT Media Lab, and his work now appears in the Museum of Modern Art. As the head of the globally renowned Rhode Island School of Design, he is pushing the boundaries of expression, design, connected culture and leadership.
You can also watch his full keynote on "The intersection of art, design, data and leadership" here. In this talk we will learn what he sees as the important vectors of the future of design, leadership and connected culture.
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A couple of days ago, I posted my version of the keynote recorded from my seat in the audience, but now, ARM's official YouTube channel has posted the official high quality version with direct audio and large slides:
my version is here:
In the future, when I record my own videos of keynotes, I should try to get a direct audio feed from the system, I need to buy some good wireless microphone setup and plug that into my camera. I've heard of Sennheiser and Sony making decent wireless microphone systems, let me know if you have any good suggestion for which wireless microphone system I should buy, perhaps one with lapel microphone so that I can also use it more often when I video-blog, to have some better audio quality at conferences than just using my Sennheiser MKE400 shotgun microphone.
I'm in the San Francisco area until November 8th, so let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for tech companies that I should try to video-blog at in the Silicon Valley. Of course it'd be awesome to video-blog with Google engineers in Mountain View about Chrome OS on ARM and Android, but I don't know how to contact someone there who can say it's ok for them to invite me. I'll video-blog at the GigaOm Roadmap conference on November 5th. I still have a few ARM Techcon videos to post, so check back. Some new devices, RK3066 HDMI Stick with BT and audio-out mini-jack and i.MX6 Quad-core HDMI Stick are going to be added to the Members Store also imminently, so also check back if you're interested in that.
Vinay Ravuri, Vice President and General Manager, Server Products at AppliedMicro gives an update on the 64bit ARM X-Gene Server Platform. At ARM Techcon 2012, AppliedMicro, ARM and several open-source software providers gave updates on their support of the ARM 64-bit X-Gene Server on a Chip Platform.
This is the most awesome device in the world. First Exynos5250 ARM Cortex-A15 Mali-T604 device on the market. I ordered 3 that I'll hopefully receive tomorrow from Amazon, and that I can video-review over several videos in the days to come. I plan to use this ARM Cortex-A15 Powered Chromebook as my main laptop for all my video-blogging work going forward. I only use YouTube video editor anyway, and I expect to have my 2TB USB3 portable 2.5" hard drives work quite fine to backup SD cards from the camera, I expect the USB Ethernet adapter to work fine, I expect the performance to be good enough also on a 720p or 1080p external 42" HDTV as external monitor with external mouse and keyboard, I expect to find FTP support, and hopefully my favorite VPN service providers (especially when I need YouTube while in China) can also be used, perhaps there's VPN support in extensions. I really look forward to see what performance and battery life optimizations can be made in the weeks and months to come. This isn't big.LITTLE yet and the battery is ultra thin and light, but I still expect/wonder if this device can be optimized utilizing full Mali-T604 hardware acceleration to reach 10 hours battery life in the months to come.