Optimum CloudAlive Freescale i.MX53 Set-top-box

Posted by – January 11, 2012

Optimum Semiconductor Technologies Inc shows this single-core Freescale i.MX53 ARM Cortex-A8 and single-core AmLogic ARM Cortex-A9 based Android Set-top-box for $100-$120 depending on order quantity.

CES Monorail Google+ Hangout

Posted by – January 10, 2012

Hanging Out live with Matt Fowler on my way to the CES 2012, check back for more Live video chats, send me a Limited Google+ so I can add you to a circle and invite you to the next live Google+ Hangouts.

LG 55″ OLED TV shown at CES 2012

Posted by – January 10, 2012

The biggest OLED TV in the world, the colors, sharpness, contrast and thinness are pretty awesome. This is a quite impressive HDTV. Of course the price may be very high as this type of screen is not yet mass manufactured.

Huawei Ascend P1 and P1 S, OMAP4460 1.5Ghz with 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen

Posted by – January 10, 2012

This may be the thinnest high-end Smartphone in the world, it may also be priced very competitively if Huawei aims at making this phone price competitive. I'm guessing it might be sold between $300 and $400 unlocked. It's being released in Europe, Asia and the US for the GSM HSPA+ networks, unlocked and on contract. This is basically the Galaxy S2 screen in a device with more than the Galaxy Nexus performance. MHL connector, SIM card slot on top, MicroSD card slot. And an amazing 6-7mm thickness, it's pretty awesome.

Intel Ultrabook performance explained

Posted by – January 9, 2012

Intel is pushing the Ultrabook concept, thinner, lighter, lower power x86 laptops, yet the performance might stay as high as their maximum. I interview an Intel representative about the performance and power consumption of the Ultrabook platform.

Texas Instruments to showcase OMAP4470 Powered Tablet running Windows 8 at CES 2012

Posted by – January 9, 2012

Check back here for videos comming up of the 1.8Ghz OMAP4470 in a Tablet running a preview version of Windows 8. Here's the press release:

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) hosts an OMAP4470 processor-based tablet running on a pre-release version of Windows 8 at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, demonstrating how the latest OMAP™ 4 platform distinctly supports Microsoft's new computing experience, Windows 8, that reimagines Windows. Designed specifically to enable the ultimate tablet experience, the OMAP4470 processor's rich multimedia, end-to-end security and powerful multitasking capabilities prove the ideal match for Windows 8 key features including a fast & fluid touch-first user interface, a rich user experience with hardware accelerated graphics, an always-on-always-connected experience, and multiple security enhancements.

Secure, visually-immersive computing in HD

The OMAP4470 platform's smart multicore architecture pairs its main CPUs with several differentiated features including programmable accelerators, hardware composition engines and a dedicated ISP. Imagination Technologies' super-fast PowerVR SGX544 GPU and enhanced memory architecture add still more functionality while an OMAP-specific distributed composition architecture enables advanced image and video layering for crisp, HD visuals. These elements and more are the force behind the OMAP4470 processor's ability to enable fast and fluid multitasking in Windows 8 while maintaining ultra-low power consumption.

As tablets become more prominent in household and enterprise environments, the increased need for rich graphics and imaging is mirrored by the increased need for complete security. Tablets used for cloud-based applications, access to work documents or streaming premium content benefit from the TI's system-level M-Shield™ mobile security technology—providing the highest level of terminal and content security available today. The M-Shield solution also operates a hardware-protected, trusted execution environment (TEE), which does not require a dedicated chip or extra CPU cycles, freeing the CPUs for critical Windows 8 computing functions.

"The always on, always connected experience requires the sophistication of a processing architecture best offered by OMAP technology," said Deepu Talla, general manager, OMAP mobile computing, wireless business unit, TI. "The OMAP4470 processor makes expert use of its smart multicore architecture to enable enhanced PC and mobile computing experiences. Combining the OMAP 4 platform's unique capabilities with Microsoft's seamless interaction of touch, mouse and keyboard via Windows 8 will deliver a streamlined, fast and fluid experience."

"Reimagined, Windows 8 is a fast and fluid, touch-first OS that brings a new range of capabilities without compromise," said Aidan Marcuss, senior director of Windows Core Marketing & Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp. "Our partnership with platform leaders such as TI help take full advantage of ARM architecture, with new capabilities that enable compelling new PCs and user scenarios."

For more information, visit http://www.ti.com/windowsonomap.

Etón Corporation launches Rukus, the solar-powered Sound system

Posted by – January 9, 2012

It has a large solar panel, an e Ink display, Bluetooth support. Basically, if you want to party in the sun on the beach, in the park, bring this, you don't need to charge it, it might last the whole day blasting out loud music, all run on solar power and with an E Ink display to navigate through songs, tune into different web radios and do other functionality. I'll try to film this during CES.

Find more information at: http://www.etoncorp.com/product_card/?p_ProductDbId=1837766

OLPC XO-3 unveiled at CES 2012

Posted by – January 9, 2012

The One Laptop Per Child foundation presents the final design for the OLPC sub-$100 Tablet with a 8" 1024x768 capacitive LCD touch screen, a touch screen optimized version of Sugar Linux. The thin screen protector doubles as a solar charger. Once countries order millions of these, the price can definitely be below $100.

Acer Iconia Tab A700, 1920×1200 10.1″ ICS Tegra3 Tablet

Posted by – January 9, 2012

Acer shows this prototype of the Tegra3 Powered Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with an insane 1920x1200 10.1" capacitive screen, wow resolutions are increasing fast and the new high-end ARM Processors like Tegra3 can run ICS on it smoothly.

Marvell Armada 1500, ARM Powered Google TV

Posted by – January 9, 2012

This is the new ARM Powered Google TV solution ready to ship in full production early Q2 2012 in set-top-boxes and built-in into HDTVs by all manufacturers wanting to build and sell cheap ARM Powered Google TV solutions. The performance is faster than Intel’s discontinued Google TV solution, this one lowers the cost, lowers the power consumption, makes it more compact all the while including all the HDMI input/output and IR blaster features of a full Google TV.