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Cubify 3D Printing ecosystem by 3D Systems, create and share 3D mockups

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2013

3D Printing is being hyped by some bloggers as possibly enabling some type of peer-to-peer device printing revolution. I'm not totally sure about that. But as all the worlds consumer electronics and pretty much everything that we use in our lives most likely has been 3D printed while the industrial designers, architects and all creative creators think up, design, improve upon all the devices that we use. Upcoming new more affordable 3D Printers such as Cubify's $1299 Cube 3D printer, printing in PLA or ABS plastics, allows more people to take part in the process of thinking up, 3D printing all types of mockup, molds, 3D print basic forms that possibly also can be used in certain basic circumstance.

MHL at CES 2013

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2013

The MHL Consortium (Mobile High-Definition Link) shows some of the latest uses for the MHL connector, using Micro-USB to output to HDMI and charge at the same time. Providing up to 7.1 audio and 1080p video. HDMI sticks like the Roku Streaming Stick can charge through the MHL connector.

Eken shows $148 Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Tablet

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2013

MOQ 1000 is $148 with a 1280x800 screen, they show 11.6" prototype, $140 Remote controlled quad-copter drone with camera and self balancing (similar to Parrot) with support for WiFi and Bluetooth Android and iOS remote control, $122 9.7" RK3066, $102 10.1" 1280x800 VIA8850, $76 7" 1024x600 IPS RK3066, A31 9.7" and more. Eken sells about 150 thousand tablets per month. They also sell 600-700 thousand tablet PCBs per month to other small to medium sized Chinese tablet manufacturers.

World Wide Touch Technology (Holdings) Limited shows FingerQ PrivacQ Biometric Fingerprint platform for encrypted chatting

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2013

World Wide Touch Technology (Holdings) Limited shows their Biometric Fingerprint platform for encrypted chatting. Including an Android smartphone cover case that includes such biometric fingerprint reader.

MultiTaction Cell 55 RadarTable by CAVI and Ultrathin bezel 6 times 55″ touch screen user interface

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2013

You can stack up to 24 55" thin bezel touch screen displays, featuring Multi Taction's 24 infrared camera touch screen technology, each display starts at $26 thousand, used by museums, corporations, restaurants, bars, retail and more.

Lucien Elements, swarovski crystals in iPhone case

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2013

iPhone cases using swarovski crystals and crocodile skin. Retail pricing from $150 to $700.

Solowheel, gyroscopic electric unicycle

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2013

It goes at 10 miles an hour for about an hour, it takes about an hour to recharge. It also captures kinetic energy when you go downhill.

I’m Watch Android Watch, a growing market for smart Android watches

Posted by Charbax – January 21, 2013

Italian startup I'm Watch thus far has sold 30 thousand Android wrist watches worldwide, with pre-orders for over 50 thousand units, their goal is to sell more than 100 thousand units this year. For now the watch runs on the Freescale i.MX233 and runs Android 2, with certain Android applications being optimized for the I'm Watch, Bluetooth synchronization with any Android or iPhone. Thus when you get calls, you can see caller ID on your watch, you can use the watch as Bluetooth headset, dial contacts, view email titles/senders, IM messages, plenty other Android notifications can be programmed to be shown on the watch. They have a gold version for 13000 euros, Titanium version for 800 euros, silver version for 1500 euros and the regular one has an MSRP of 350 euros ($389 in the USA, currently with a $150 discount, thus $239). They are also launching the I'm Here GPS Tracker, with a SIM card built-in, the GPS tracker can be used to track all types of things everywhere in the country. You can put it in the bicycle, inside the car, inside a bag, in pockets of children, etc, then it can localize the GPS tracker on your phone or on your I'm watch.

My video with I'm Watch filmed last year when they showed the first prototype of the device in 2011 got over 372 thousand views thus far, 351 comments, I guess my video-blogging kind of helped them launch the device. I'm looking forward to (I guess, and I'd like to see) the next version to be slimmer, lighter, using Bluetooth 4.0 low power, run on a faster Jelly Bean compatible ARM Processor, and run tons more Android notifications synchronizations apps, use a sunlight readable Pixel Qi LCD or an E Ink display for the display to stay turned on the whole day, thus whenever you glance at your watch, it always shows time, notifications and everything, no need to reach it and push the button to turn on the display.

I'd like to see the Android smart watch device market explode during 2013, I'd like to see real useful usage being demonstrated and proven to work perfectly on this type of device. They gave me an I'm Watch which I am now going to try to test over the next days and weeks and I'll report and post some video reviews on my hopeful success in being able to use it to improve my overall Android and smart device usage and experience. 2013 is the year that wearable computing becomes a mass market success, this device is one of the first examples of what we can expect.

Velodyne Lidar vision sensor system for the Google Self-driving car

Posted by Charbax – January 21, 2013

This Velodyne Lidar rotating sensor measures the environment in 360 degrees around the vehicle to detect the clear path and to detect all the obstacles while in motion on the road. Uses 64 lasers spinning, they can see everything that is in-front, on the side and behind the vehicle in real-time.

CoreTech Home Phone and Home Security Tablet

Posted by Charbax – January 21, 2013

CoreTech presents a tablet with dock for DECT home phone use and for control and view of home security cameras on the home network.