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Robert Scoble “Age of Context” at LeWeb 2013

Posted by Charbax – December 17, 2013

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.

You can buy Robert Scoble's new book or ebook at amazon.com

The Veger Power Bank Design Headquarters Tour

Posted by Charbax – December 16, 2013

This video explores the design of the portable power bank. The Veger Power is a registered trademark in New York, and outsources manufacturing to the Shenzhen Utopia Technology. Veger is a professional design company, with an international sales team with 10 years of experience in the field of advanced structural engineering, and 11 years of experience in electrical engineering and PCBA design. The goal is to use polymer li-ion battery to achieve super capacity. A suitable polymer li-ion battery must be selected to produce a product with an aesthetic appearance. Veger's professional design engineering team releases 2-3 new models into the market each month. Veger has numerous options available. Your Logo can be printed onto the products, if desired, for sale in your country. You can also opt to sell the products using the Veger brand name.

If you are a brand owner or agency, please feel free to contact Veger by email: vegerpower@gmail.com we always offer the highest level of service to you.

Veger Power contact details:
Contact person: Coco.Jiang
Skype: coco5176
Email: vegerpower@gmail.com

Droid Translator automatic Android conversation translation app

Posted by Charbax – December 16, 2013

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 Linux on ARM solutions

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 15, 2013

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.

$149 Inforce IFC6410 Qualcomm APQ8064 S4 Pro Development Board Computer

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 14, 2013

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

Eightly Experience Engine, hosted on the cloud, presented by Andy Grignon

Posted by Charbax – December 12, 2013

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 Monetize your recipies online

Posted by Charbax – December 12, 2013

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.

7K 3D panoramic video, immersive audio at the TiME Lab at the Fraunhofer HHI in Berlin Germany

Posted by Charbax – December 11, 2013

The TiME Lab offers a unique and unrivalled blend of 3D panoramic projection in 7k resolution combined with a wave field synthesis (WFS) sound system consisting of a circle of 140 loudspeakers fixed around the auditorium. This system allows the audience to plunge deeply into the animations and sound worlds surrounding them as the 180 degree panoramic projection in 3D takes in the whole field of human vision while the sound mix for the WFS system offers an unparalleled feeling of immersion.

TiME Lab is designed as an open platform. To this end, Fraunhofer HHI has invited high-level partners in the arts, culture, media, showroom architecture, and other creative industries to contribute and explore new, innovative content and applications for the TiME Lab system. These include the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been a TiME Lab partner since 2009.

Unbound Robotics UBR 1, Robot development platform

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 11, 2013

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/

$26 Freescale Vybrid powered Colibri VF50 and VF61 by Toradex

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 11, 2013

The all-new additions to Toradex’ Colibri product family are a couple of Freescale Vybrid SoC-powered low-power, small form-factor devices. The Colibri VF50 and the Colibri VF61, based respectively on Freescale Vybrid VF5xx and Vybrid VF6xx family of SoC. To give you a little more information, the Vybrid VF5xx family is a single-core (ARM Cortex-A5) solution with 1.5 MB on-chip SRAM, DDR2/3, high-speed USB with PHY, dual Ethernet and a host of other interfaces. On the other hand, the Vybrid VF6xx family is a dual-core (ARM Cortex-A5 plus ARM Cortex-M4) solution with 1.5 MB on-chip SRAM, DDR2/3, dual XiP quad SPI memory interfaces, dual high-speed USB with PHY, dual Ethernet, and a digital/analog video camera interface. The modules are also priced at an unbelievable USD 26 and USD 39 respectively for the Colibri VF50 and the Colibri VF61 (for high volumes). Toradex’ Colibri VF50 and VF61 are both SODIMM sized computer module with an emphasis, according to the company, on delivering cost-effective CPU, and graphic performance with a low power footprint. The dual-core on the Colibri VF61 makes it ideal for solutions that run a commercial operating system on the Cortex-A class core while the Cortex-M core runs an RTOS for time and security-critical operations. This kind of arrangement eliminates the need for an external MCU or field-programmable gate array (FPGA).