Marcel Kampman on the future of schools at Lift 2012

Posted by – February 24, 2012

Marcel Kampman launched Project Dream School to gather ideas for how to revolutionize schools worldwide.

Next Berlin conference (May 8-9th 2012)

Posted by – February 23, 2012

NEXT is a tech conference in Berlin on May 8-9th 2012.

Voltitude Folding Electric Bicycle at Lift 2012

Posted by – February 23, 2012

Voltitude is a foldable electric bicycle. Available from March 2012 for about 5000 Swiss Francs, range is 35 kilometers, weight is about 20kg.

Swisscom Labs at Lift 2012

Posted by – February 23, 2012

Swisscom is the biggest telecom company in Switzerland, they have launched where any user can submit ideas for what they think Swisscom should do and then Swisscom can fund those and make those ideas happen.

University of Art and Design in Geneva at Lift 2012

Posted by – February 23, 2012

Students from HEAD show some of their technological designs at Lift12 in Geneva.

Frog Design enhances social networking at conferences

Posted by – February 23, 2012

People can scan the QR code on their badge, then walk in front of a Kinect and projector and it can display overlay information on top of people and they can connect and tweet by simply standing close to each other.

ZMS inZair, free messaging on WiFi and Data networks

Posted by – February 23, 2012

inZair ZMS is being demonstrated at Lift12 in Geneva, can be used for free instant messaging and also provides social networking, localization layers are more.

Sennheiser Innovation Office mega-trends at Lift 2012

Posted by – February 23, 2012

Sennheiser has an advanced research and design center in Zurich Switzerland, they are working on implementing future trends for what Sennheiser might do in 5-10 years.

Web Browsing on OMAP5 vs Tegra3

Posted by – February 22, 2012

Texas Instruments posted this video showing the web browsing speed on the upcoming TI Dual-core OMAP5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor running at "only" 800Mhz compared to a 1.3Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 Quad-core processor (sounds like Tegra3, but TI does not specify if that processor is the Tegra3, I think it probably is). The OMAP5 ARM Cortex-A15 finishes the 20 complex HTML5 full page loads (while playing an Mp3 file and downloading a video file) in 95 seconds and on Tegra3 it takes 201 seconds. Check back here on next week as I will film much more on the TI OMAP5 ARM Cortex-A15 processor as Texas Instruments is going to showcase it at their booth. Let me know here in the comments which questions you would like me to ask the TI representatives about the preformance of the OMAP5! I can think of asking them about memory bandwidth vs OMAP4460/OMAP4470 and vs Tegra3, what frequencies it can run at, how many cores, what GPU performance vs OMAP4460/OMAP4470 and vs Tegra3.

Anandtech tests Qualcomm Krait S4 MSM8960, it’s super fast!

Posted by – February 22, 2012

Anandtech got their hands on the 28nm Qualcomm S4 Krait MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5Ghz reference development platform running Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich and they put it through some benchmark tests posted here. It looks to be extremely fast! Consider benchmarks aren't always relevant nor reliable to measure performance, some setups can be more optimized to look better on benchmark. Actual in-app and in-use performance is what counts and can be hard to measure. This new Qualcomm 28nm processor looks awesome though, look forward to lots more Qualcomm S4 Krait MSM8960 video-coverage here on this coming week as plenty of new phones and tablets are likely to be shown using this processor at Mobile World Congress!

You can see a couple of my MSM8960 videos filmed last month at CES:
Lenovo IdeaTab S2110, Android ICS Qualcomm Krait MSM8960 Tablet with Keyboard Dock
Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 Tablet Gaming performance