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Andrea Gallo, Linaro Segment Group Manager, intern at Acorn Computers

Posted by Charbax – April 11, 2017

Andrea Gallo talks about his role at Linaro and the ROI value for Linaro members. He also covers his early days as software programmer and summer student at Acorn working on the very first ARM-based Archimedes, when he met ARM guru Sophie Wilson who I interviewed here 1of3, 2of3, 3of3 Andrea talks as well about the challenges that made Acorn turn into what ARM is today.

Chris Turner, Acorn first employee, ARM Marketing Director, CPU Group and Advanced Technologies

Posted by Charbax – April 11, 2017

ARM is now 26 years old, this is my interview with Chris Turner, he was the first employee at Acorn Computers, who created the Acorn Archimedes, the BBC Micro and worked together with inventor and designer of the first ARM Processor Sophie Wilson who I interviewed here 1of3, 2of3, 3of3 and Steve Furber who I interviewed here and the co-founder CEO of Acorn Hermann Hauser who I interviewed here.

Linaro CEO George Grey at Linaro Connect Budapest 2017

Posted by Charbax – April 11, 2017

Linaro CEO George Grey interview on the last day of the Linaro Connect in Budapest 2017, talking about Google joining Linaro as a club member, some of the latest developments at Linaro, the high amount of contributions from Linaro into Linux and open source, IoT, Servers, Mobile, Networking, Kernel, Gateways, Set-top-boxes, Smart TVs, Android, and a lot more. Other new Linaro members are HXT a joint venture between Qualcomm and the CHinese Government, Fujitsu with their new ARM Powered Supercomupter. You can watch George Grey's opening keynote at Linaro Connect Budapest 2017 here.

World’s best device: Samsung Chromebook Plus review after 1 month use

Posted by Charbax – April 9, 2017

My impressions on the coolest ARM Powered Laptop yet, the Samsung Chromebook Plus ($419 top selling 2-in-1 on Amazon.com) that features a Rockchip OP1 dual ARM Cortex-A72 with quad ARM Cortex-A53, ARM Mali-T860MP4 GPU. The performance is great on this device, with the firmware updates from Google also speeding things up regularly, this device is amazingly cool and aweome. But in this video I mention a few things I am hoping Google can improve in the software, mostly to do with improving the Android apps for productivity, I'd like a 4K video editor that works and that is hardware accelerated, I think that Google needs to help PowerDirector and Kinemaster get hardware acceleration and 4K video editing support on this device. Even better perhaps would be if Google could contact the Lumafusion developers and support them to port their 4K60 video editor to Android and optimized for the OP1 processor. Other missing apps in the Google Play store are Microsoft Office, Popcorn time, I don't want to be setting my Chromebook in Developer mode just to sideload apps that may not even be optimized for the Chromebook yet. Photo editors such as GIMP on Android, Adobe Photoshop need to get supported. Few more other productivity apps for developers, creatives, professionals and students I think need to get ported to this Chromebook Android device. Then Google also needs to improve the features of the stylus touch pen on this device, I'd like the stylus shortcuts and gestures allow to do productive work and study such as annotation collaboration, screen region selector saves to JPG to use as thumbnails in YouTube. In terms of the hardware, I am only hoping to be able to prove that USB Type-C SD card adapter to a USB3 Hard drive file transfers are fully fast enough (as fast as on any Intel Windows machine, hopefully), and also I hope to be able to prove that Wi-Fi performance is just as fast and reliable as with any other laptop. Except the missing backlight on the keyboard and the slightly smaller keyboard than full size, otherwise I think this laptop hardware is pretty much near perfect. It is now my main laptop, I just wish that I could do 4K60 video editing in a good Android video editing app, that the Android and the Chrome OS part get better integrated, for example when I save files in Android apps I want to be able to easily get access and upload these files from the Chrome OS Chrome Browser. I'll be posting more videos about my Samsung Chromebook Plus in the weeks and months ahead as I expect that it will get better with Google's full support. Samsung really needs to soon start selling it in Europe!

Van Gogh comes alive by The COI Site Tokyo University of the Arts

Posted by Charbax – April 9, 2017

The COI Site Tokyo University of the Arts created uses this high quality reproduction of the Vincent Van Gogh self-portrait and they program features to superimpose using an Epson LCD projector to make it look like the painting comes alive. The effect is very impressive. Perhaps for Tokyo 2020 they should exhibit a whole range of famous Art reproductions and statues and have them all come alive, also using sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence smart conversationals systems, to have all the art pieces talk themselves about who painted the originals, stories about why it was painted like that, funny interactions where the painting can talk to you and react to you walking by. The applications seem endless as when the projector projects white it just functions as lighting on the reproduction, but then when those animations subtly superimprose it can really give the effect of movement in the painting.

Dual 13.3″ E Ink Reader Musik by Design M Plus

Posted by Charbax – April 9, 2017

Design M Plus presents their "Musik" dual 13.3" E Ink reader for musicians to use with Piano, Violin, or whatever other instruments, it might even be able to recognize gestures or the music to turn the page automatically without needing to touch.

Project Developers can contact Design M Plus here:
makoto.yamada@design-mplus.co.jp
http://design-mplus.com/en

Huawei ICT Booth Tour at CeBIT 2017

Posted by Charbax – April 9, 2017

Here's a booth tour at the Huawei Booth at CeBIT 2017 where 50 of their partners and customers are showing solutions featuring NB-IoT, cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Smart City, finance, electric-power, transportation, manufacturing and more. Huawei's tagline is that they want to be “Leading New ICT: The Road to Digital Transformation”. Some of Huawei's partners include SAP, Accenture, Infosys, Deutsche Telekom, Volkswagen, KUKA, Intel, Honeywell, GE, and ABB.

Turris Omnia open-source Router

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 9, 2017

Turris Omnia is an open-source router with powerful hardware. The omnia can handle gigabit traffic. The omnia can be used as a home server, NAS, printserver and virtual server. The specifications of the omnia are Marvell Armada 385, 1 or 2gb of ram, 8 GB flash, 5× Gbit lan port, 1x Gbit Wan, 2× USB 3.0, 2× mini pci express, 1x mini pci express, and 3×3 MIMO 802.11ac and 2×2 MIMO 802.11b/g/n wifi. The price is 339 Euros. The components are made in China but the product is assembled in Czech republic. Turris Omnia made $1.2 Million in Indiegogo with 5000 backers from around the world.

Loitor vision sensing Inertia Camera open-source project

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 8, 2017

Lode presents Loitor Inertia camera project, an Intel Realsense competitor where the price can be less than $72 for the whole module. Loitor is a 3d camera system opensource that can be packaged to run with an allwinner A83 processor, the motherboard also has a Cypress CY68013 and an STMicroelectronics STM-32 system on board. The camera can recognize 3D space for indoor and outdoor mapping.

Project developers can contact Loitor here:
kang791208@aliyun.com
skype: kang791208@gmail.com
Mobile: +86 13582312223

Lode Matebot and ZERO Robots and UAV Drone SDK

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 8, 2017

Lode Matebot robot is a cat shaped robot designed as a personal assistant that can speak Chinese but it can potentially also run Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. They also have a humanoir robot named ZERO. The matebot robot movements can be controlled using a smartphone. Each of eyes is an individual display. The Matebot Robot can dance and play music. Voice control can be used with any Android voice control system such as Amazon alexa and Google Voice. The robots sells for about $290-500 in China the price can be about 200€. The runs on Allwinner A33. Lode also makes a drone which can be used as an sdk for drone development.