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Ford Opens AppLink API to Developers

Posted by Charbax – January 16, 2013

Ford shows off New Ford Sync-Compatible Apps. Now all developers can add smart functionality to Ford Sync systems.

General Motors Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system

Posted by Charbax – January 16, 2013

Chevrolet announces Apple Siri integration in their cars, showing off the Chevy Volt and Chevy Spark semi-electric cars (short range Electric battery with gasoline power for the rest).

Panasonic 56″ 4K OLED display

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2013

Panasonic shows their OLED Printing technology for the first time at CES 2013. They claim this can allow for affordable mass manufacturing of OLED displays at any size and at any resolution. Panasonic claims that the yield is high for this new OLED manufacturing process, so they claim this is going to allow them to mass manufacture 4K OLED displays. But they cannot yet confirm if mass market availability of this 4K OLED screen can happen in 2014 or 2015, this is something that they are still discussing internally.

Audi Self-driving car, CES 2013 booth tour

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2013

This video features the Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi RS5 convertible, Audi Q7 3.0 quattro Surround Sound Concept car, automatic high-beam assistant brights, Audi's auto pilot: Self-parking and Audi Self-driving, Audi 3D display (automatic barrier glasses free 3D following your eyes), Audi Connect (My Audi portal), Audi A3 Simulator and more.

Kia Uvo, in-car infotainment system with advanced voice- and touch-activated features

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2013

Access your Bluetooth-enabled phone and make hands-free calls and stream your music just by saying the command.

Røde iXY $199 96khz 24bit professional field recording stereo microphone for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2013

Røde iXY is a professional quality stereo microphone that records in 96khz 24bit professional audio format sending the recording digitally to the iPhone or iPad Røde application. They also provide an option to dock the iPhone with iXY microphone on a video-camera, offering a way to synchronize the hi-fidelity recorded audio with the video.

Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA Bluetooth 4.0 Smartphone interface

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2013

Casio is finally launching their Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch to interface with smartphones such as Android phones and the iPhone, the phone can run 2 years on a regular wrist watch battery even with the Bluetooth 4.0 connection being active most of the time every day, when you get a call, it can light up and vibrate your watch, make it beep, display the caller ID, other features such as notifications, social network updates can also be enabled and managed through the app on the smartphone.

Woddon Industrial shows remote controlled tank, helicopter, quad-copter, cars and more at CES 2013

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2013

They even have a sub-$100 retail-price Sphero-like remote controlled ball.

Kopin Golden-i 3.8 headmounted ARM Powered wearable computer for augmented video-blogging

Posted by Charbax – January 13, 2013

Kopin presents their new next generation wearable computer, headmounted hands-free interface micro-display connected device. This time it's lighter, more compact, runs on a much faster OMAP4470, interfaces with Verizon's LTE network, runs longer on a smaller battery, has a new higher-resolution micro-display, has a new better design. The Golden-i 3.8 is being released through Verizon in the USA during the next few months, through Vodafone in Europe, there are also potential carrier distributors for India and China. The use is industrial such as for using wearable computers for firefighters, police, doctors, mechanics, construction workers, military and more. The use can also be for all professionals and enthusiasts and early adopters of wearable computing.

During CES 2013, I was live video-streaming to a Google+ Hangout while reading the live IRC chat in the Golden-i headmounted display, that custom Google+ Hangouts and IRC chat functionality was programmed for me by Dave Hollick of Ikanos Consulting. This is just scratching the surface of what thishardware can do. With Android support coming to the Golden-i within a couple months, the whole Google+ Hangouts app and IRC apps can be made to run directly within the Golden-i, with voice-commands and voice dictation to live-blog, live-post to Google+ and live-tweet hands-free, for rapidly increasing the capabilities of ones headmounted hands-free Augmented Video-blogging setup.

This is how I video-blog.

Nicolas Charbonnier Golden-i 3.8 OMAP4470 Panasonic GH3 Steadicam Merlin 2 with vest

As Google's Project Glass approaches early public testing phases, the enthusiasm for wearable computing is rapidly ramping up during 2013, I think that we can expect some really amazing things to become possible and usable using these types of wearable computing. Check back in the weeks and months to come on http://ARMdevices.net for much more coverage of the real useful usage of wearable computers with the Kopin Golden-i representing the forefront of what we can expect.

Archos TV Connect, $129 OMAP4470 HD webcam, Bluetooth remote, Archos Android set-top-box

Posted by Charbax – January 13, 2013

Archos launches their new TV Set-top-box system based on the dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4470 with SGX544 GPU, it features a HD webcam, Ethernet, HDMI output, USB Host, Bluetooth 4.0 low-power support, (probably Miracast support), runs Android 4.1 and everything that also runs on Archos's latest 101/97 XS Generation 10 series. You can use Archos new Bluetooth 4.0 remote and you can also use any other Bluetooth game controller from Xbox360/PS3/Wii and you can use any Bluetooth or RF/USB Keyboard and mice also for controls. The price is $129.