Capti Narrator, Text-to-speech app for “hands-free consumption” of digital content

Posted by – January 27, 2014

The video is the CES’14 interview with Dr. Yevgen Borodin, President and CEO of Charmtech Labs LLC, the creator of Capti Narrator app. The video also features Jen Sidorova, Miss East Coast American Beauty, supporting Capti Narrator for its approach to universal accessibility. Capti Narrator was revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES’14). The host is William Lumpkins, Senior Member of IEEE.

Capti Narrator is a cross-platform application for convenient, hands-free consumption of digital content, enabling anyone to listen to news, blogs, documents, unprotected e-books, and more while commuting, cooking, working out, anywhere, anytime. Capti improves the productivity of students, busy professionals, language learners, people with print disabilities, and anyone else who wants to listen to content instead of reading it from the screen.

With Capti, one can create a playlist with reading materials from the Web, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc., and start listening on the iPad at home, continue listening from the same spot on their iPhone during the commute, revise the playlist from the desktop at work or school, catch up with the reading in the gym, and, finally, relax while listening to their favorite book on the couch. Capti will synchronize the playlist among user devices, making the transitions seamless. Capti removes the dependency on visual reading and enables people to be more productive and enjoy better things in life.

TI DLP Projector Booth Tour

Posted by – January 27, 2014

Texas Instruments’s DLP technology is the leading technology in projectors, here showing their 0.2″ nHD pico projector in the world’s smallest pico projector from Sekonix, battery powered pico projectors from Brookstone, Asus, the .2nHD pico projector in a smartphone, Hitachi ultra short throw projector, DLP pico projectors in Sony Handycams, pioneer after-market heads-up display, perch retail solutions and other examples of DLP used for digital signage.

sub-$90 Android Smartwatch by Shenzhen Zhengfang

Posted by – January 27, 2014

600mAh battery, uses a single-core MediaTek processor (not sure which one), price is below $90 depeding on the bulk purchase quantity, they have 200 people in their Shenzhen factory.

ZTE BlueWatch Smartwatch, BT4, 1.26″ 144×168 pixels

Posted by – January 26, 2014

ZTE shows their Silicon Labs EFM32GG230 ARM Cortex-M3 powered Smart Watch platform, called the ZTE BlueWatch, synchronizes with Android phones over BT3/4, 235mAh battery, it may be very cheap and come soon on the worldwide market.

$249 ZTE Nubia 5S Mini, 4.7″ 720p IGZO, APQ8064

Posted by – January 26, 2014

ZTE’s Nubia brand introduces 5S Mini, priced at around $249 now in China, selling millions of flagship ZTE Nubia units in China, they are now making it available worldwide.

MHL shipped in over 400 million devices, MHL 3.0 does 4K

Posted by – January 26, 2014

MHL launches MHL 3.0 with 6gbit/s bandwidth to support 4K 2160p30 video output from a phone, simultaneous up to 40mbitps data channel for USB 2.0 host (for example USB hard drives), new RCP commands, HID support for touchscreens, keyboard and mice, now charging with up to 10W of power, HDCP 2.2, 7.1 surround sound with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, connector agnostic (uses as few as five pins), support for simultaneous up to 4 displays on one MHL 3 output while being backward compatible with MHL 1 and MHL 2. Thus far, more than 200 companies have shipped over 300 MHL compatible devices in phones, tablets, TVs, accessories and more, shipped in more than 400 million devices on the market thus far since MHL 1 launched in 2010.

$179 OKIDOKEYS Smart Lock, BT4, NFC, RFID, CAC

Posted by – January 25, 2014

OKIDOKEYS Smart-Lock sells for $179, installs on the interior of any home door using the existing ANSI Grade 1 and Grade 2 deadbolt and keys. It is easy to install in just a few minutes with no drilling or wiring required. Once the Smart-Lock is installed, users can lock and unlock their doors with Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smartphone, using the free OKIDOKEYS App available for iOS and Android. Users can select different opening rules according to their needs. Among them, the hands-free mode unlocks the door automatically when an authorized user gets close to it. Also works with garage doors and electronic gates. Uses Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE), Near Field Communication (NFC), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Crypto Acoustic Credential (CAC) and is not dependent on WiFi networks thanks to OKIDOKEYS Virtual Network (OVN). OKIDOKEYS claims to have a portfolio of 27 patents, design patents and pending patents for this technology. Using OKIDOKEYS App web portal, users can create, share and revoke keys with family, friends and all trusted third-parties, at anytime, from anywhere. This solution could potentially be very practical for Airbnb hosts sharing access to their homes to Airbnb guests without needing to give guests a physical key.

voyce wearable technology for dogs

Posted by – January 25, 2014

Voyce makes a smart dog collar, monitors dog heartrate, respitory rate, distance, calories, rest. Putting all that information on a dashboard on the cloud. Providing graphs, stats about your dog. Sending you an alert to your smartphone when the system thinks you need to walk your dog.

PawsCam your dog takes pictures

Posted by – January 25, 2014

PawsCam lifeblogs from your dog, they also make a smaller version for your cat to take pictures. It takes a picture every 2 minutes which you can then post to your instagram.

DisplayLink DL-5500 does 4K over USB 3.0 and Unversal Docking Solution

Posted by – January 24, 2014

DisplayLink DL-5500 USB 3.0 chipset supports 4K output over USB 3.0.