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Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch, unveils Belenos Battery, 50% higher capacity, flat and flexible

Posted by Charbax – March 15, 2016

Belenos Clean Power, a subsidiary of Swatch Group, has developed a new type of battery based on vanadium, with electrical energy storage capacity up to 50 to 100% higher capacity than the battery technologies that exist today. Electric cars and drones might start using Belenos batteries starting this year already, production of Belenos batteries will start this Summer by Swatch Group subsidiary Renata in Switzerland, further Belenos batteries may also get produced in Asia depending on the demand. George Clooney and the Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier are on Belenos's board of directors, Belenos is 51% owned by Swatch Group and will be put on the Hong Kong stock market with a possible valuation between 5 and 20 Billion dollars. The goal is to power Swatch Smartwatches and other wearables with the Belenos battery, creating a Smartwatch and wearable technologies that never needs to be recharged.

As a half-Swiss, I hope Swatch will release smart watches to put Apple Watch to shame, made in a really smart way, with Swatch's own ultra low power displays or with E Ink behind the dials of a Swatch Sistem51 based automatic watch, and with low power Bluetooth and Novasentis flexible actuator vibrations in the wrist band. Part of the watch may function as energy harvester, perhaps solar on the watch casing/sides, to recharge the Bluetooth low energy and E Ink or other low power display.

Akyumen Hawk Projector Phone on Mediatek Helio X10

Posted by Gennie – March 14, 2016

Akyumen Hawk is a projector phone based on TI DLP technology, powered by 64bit Mediatek helio X10 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53, it comes with 5.5'' HD display, 3GB RAM, 128GB Flash, 5 mega pixal front camera, 13 mega pixel rear camera, runs Android 6.0, It is also a 4G LTE phone with 2600mAh battery, support up to 100inch big screen in 480p resolution(later will support 720p resolution). Akyumen also have projector tablet based on Intel Quad-core processor and windows 10 system for education market.

SAYGUS V SQUARED, Waterproof Smartphone with 464GB localized Storage on Qualcomm Snapdragon

Posted by Gennie – March 11, 2016

Here is the founder of SAYGUS talk about story of SAYGUS. With $1.3million successful funding on Indiegogo at Q3 2015, SAYGUS V SQUARED is a high-end smart phone with waterproof carbon black casing ,it comes with 5’ 1080P display, powered by 2.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon, runs Android5.1, 3GB RAM, comes with dual-SIM card slot and Dual micro-SD card slot with build-in 64GB internal storage on board, support up to 464GB localized Storage. It support 4K video encoding with 21MP OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) auto-focus rear camera and 13MP OIS auto-focus front camera. It support wireless streaming any content from your SAYGUS phone to your HDTV. It comes with 3100mAH changeable battery, side finger printer technology, SAYGUS team really want to bring every amazing thing to SAYGUS fans.

ZTE Spro Plus, TI DLP Laser Smart Projector with 2K 8.9″ Tablet and 4G LTE

Posted by Gennie – March 11, 2016

ZTE Spro Plus is a smart Android projector, but it is also a tablet with 8.4inch 2K AMOLED display. with 4G SIM card slot, it also can used as a LTE smartphone and WiFi Hot spot , it also can used as a power bank with build-in 12100mAh battery. ZTE Spro Plus using the laser bulb from TI DLP, resolution at 1280*800, support 80inch big screen with only 2.4meters distance. It is Powered by Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, 128G Flash on board, runs Android6.0, comes with Powerful JBL sound system, estimate shipping start summer 2016, price not confirm yet.

Windows 10 IoT Core runs on Raspberry Pi and Inventec Avatar advanced Bluetooth Beacon

Posted by Charbax – March 10, 2016

Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core is Windows 10 for the IoT market. Windows 10 IoT Core is free, Windows 10 IoT Core Pro is licenced and sold to OEMs like Inventec here showing their Qualcomm APQ8009 powered Inventec Avatar also connecting to Microsoft Azure, bringing advanced Bluetooth beacon platform with Wi-Fi cloud access to upload the log on Azure. Windows 10 IoT Core is also shown running on Raspberry Pi. From a Universal Windows app a developer can talk directly to the sensors and modules on the Raspberry Pi. Windows 10 IoT core is Windows 10 that can run on lower spec ARM devices, taking up about 200megabytes of space, can run on just 256MB RAM.

Microsoft Windows 10 Continuum on ARM

Posted by Charbax – March 9, 2016

Microsoft is proud to present their Windows 10 Continuum running super smoothly on Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 based Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950XL, the Microsoft branded devices resulting from the acquisition of Nokia, following a huge work by Microsoft together with their partners such as Qualcomm, to bring a full Windows 10 experience to ARM, powering the future of the Desktop and the Laptop through an ARM Powered smartphone, outputting a full Windows experience to an external display using DisplayPort over USB Type-C through a desktop dock or a laptop dock.

Backwards compatibility of x86 Windows apps can be supported through a cloud solution, such as the one HP is providing with their HP Elite x3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 based Windows Continuum phone coming out a few months from now.

I believe the best solution for Microsoft will be to support Windows 10 on Android, so when you dock an Android phone through a desktop dock or a laptop dock, then Microsoft needs to make sure that a full Windows 10 Continuum on ARM experience can be outputted from the Android phone on that secondary display. Microsoft needs to make Windows 10 an "external-only" home replacement which needs to work on any Android device.

DisplayPort 1.4 Brings 8K Support and Lossless Video Compression over USB Type-C

Posted by Charbax – March 9, 2016

Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Executive Director Bill Lempesis (who I previously interviewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4PGoVR3ENo) introduces DisplayPort 1.4 A/V standard, which VESA developed, with input and cooperation from more than 230 global members. DP 1.4 includes a number of next-generation features, including capabilities for High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K video across the USB-C connector. It also features, for the first time, VESA’s Display Stream Compression Standard (DSC) standard, which enables up to 3:1 video compression with visually lossless performance. Stephane Boisclair, senior hardware designer for Hardent, provides an in-depth description of the latest DSC specification update, v1.2. A VESA member company, Montreal-based Hardent develops IP cores to support DSC encoding and decoding. DSC 1.2, which supports up to 16 bits per color and HDR, has great implications for high-end TVs and PCs, as well as automotive applications, where the growing number of camera sensors requires less cabling and greater range.

Linaro Connect keynotes: George Grey, Linaro CEO and Eric Hennenhoefer, ARM VP Research

Posted by Charbax – March 9, 2016

George Grey, Linaro CEO, gives the opening keynote of Linaro Connect Bangkok. He discusses Linaro’s activities across the ARM ecosystem from sensor devices to the data-center. New initiatives including end-to-end open source software platform solutions, ARM Based Developer Cloud, $299 Lemaker Cello using AMD 64bit Server SoC following the 96Boards Enterprise Edition specs are announced and demonstrated.

Eric Hennenhoefer, ARM VP Research talks about ARM Reasearch in the High Performance Computing area and more.

World’s cheapest 64bit Desktop PC: $25 Unuiga S905 with Remix OS on Indiegogo

Posted by Charbax – March 7, 2016

Launching now on Indiegogo http://igg.me/at/unuiga it's a 64bit Amlogic S905 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with Mali-450 MP5 GPU, runs Remix OS 2.0 Android for productivity, with two options:

$30 Unuiga S905: 1GB RAM, 16GB Flash, 802.11n Wi-Fi
$45 Unuiga S905+: 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Early birds, first 100 orders get $5 discount. Add to that Shipping price and you may have to pay import duty when receiving the package, depending on which country you receive it at, it's shipped worldwide from Shenzhen, China. Read more at http://igg.me/at/unuiga

Unuiga S905 hardware specs

Unuiga S905 connectors

Read more and order one at http://igg.me/at/unuiga

faytech touch devices in New York

Posted by Charbax – March 6, 2016

faytech is a leading German manufacturer of touchscreen devices with their own manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen, China. Here is a 38-minute tour of faytech's US headquarters in New York with managing founder Arne Weber, visiting Infotek, faytech's maintenance and repair services servicing partner in Manhattan and MetroClick, faytech's project development partner in Manhattan, and showing off several projects being deployed using faytech touch displays in New York:

- ButterflyMX Intercom System, an 11.6’’ intercom system produced in cooperation with ButterflyMX. Cyrus Claffey, the CEO of ButterflyMX, presents an already installed and operating system at one of the residential buildings in downtown New York.

- Christie & Co. Salon and Spa with the owner Lois Christie, one of the TOP 20 beauty salons in USA, tells how putting a faytech 55’’ Touchscreen PC Kiosk in their salons helps expand her business and encourage customers to engage using social media after their beauty procedure.

- Proof 7, one of the last remaining big printing companies in New York, uses faytech to improve the reliability of their service.

- Lexus Installation at Madison Square Garden, faytech devices are part of something luxurious and technologically advanced.

- Hercules installed in 400 Hercules laundry shops in New York, faytech touch devices are being used for faster more reliable customer support when a laundry machine stops working.

I filmed faytech several times before at their Shenzhen China factory:
3 months ago
1 year ago
2 years ago

faytech can deliver large stock of standard touch devices and they have the flexibility and competence to realize any touch device project. You can contact faytech at sales@faytech.com.

faytech website: http://www.faytech.com
faytech on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/faytechtouch
faytech on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/faytechshenzhen