My unboxing and review of the new Swatch Sistem51, revolutionary ultra-simplified robot-automatic-manufactured, 51-part mechanical automatic wrist watch selling now in Switzerland for 150 Swiss Francs ($169), to be released in the USA/China in early 2014 and in the rest of the world later in 2014. This is the latest advancement in Swiss Watch Making technology, 90-hour power reserve, one screw holds everything together, with anti-magnetic structure. This significantly simplifies the mechanical automatic watch and makes it available to the mass market. Of course I want to see Swatch release real Smart Watches in 2014, using E Ink and LCD displays, using smart LEDs, Bluetooth 4.0, smart buttons, covering their watches with touch screens, including vibrators, microphones and speakers, all the while it’s great to see such mechanical advancement for the Swiss Watch industry. I expect ARM Powered Smart Swatches for next year, they could perhaps even combine the battery powered ARM Processor with the automatic watch mechanics.
You can listen to Alexander Linz of Watch-Insider.com’s really interesting 45-minute interview with Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek here: http://www.watch-insider.com/featured/conversation-nick-hayek-ceo-swatch-group/
Pipo shows their Pipo M8HD 10.1″ Full HD Rockchip RK3188 Tablet, 2GB RAM, started to ship around October 2013, competes with Nexus 10 and the price is about half of Nexus 10 and about 30% of the latest iPad. 5 megapixel back camera with flash. The multi-window Android user interface option also comes included, being developed by Rockchip. The possible retail price is $169€.
Here are some of the latest Mentor Graphics embedded software development demos, showing their embedded hypervisor demo running on a Freescale i.MX6, running one OS for the touch-screen in a car, and another to run the car systems for example. They will soon have support for ARM Cortex-A15 and ARMv8 also. Mentor Graphics also talks about their Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition software that allows to develop solutions before the silicon being ready, developing software on hardware that does not yet exist.
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 240×240 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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org we always offer the highest level of service to you.
Veger Power contact details:
Contact person: Coco.Jiang
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.