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HP Envy Spectre XT Laptop at LeWeb 2012 #hpleweb

Posted by Charbax – December 5, 2012

Here's HP's latest 1600 Euro Windows 8 laptop. 13.3" touch screen, probably there's a fast Intel processor inside.

Best LeWeb keynotes: Ben Gomes, Google Vice President in charge of the future of Search

Posted by Charbax – December 5, 2012

Ben Gomes talks about Google's launch of the Knowledge Graph, implementing artificial intelligence, clever algorithms to analyse the worlds information to display facts on the right side of a growing number of search queries, including voice search used in Google Now.

Best LeWeb keynotes: Benjamin Cichy, NASA Software Architect for Curiosity, the Mars Exploration Rover

Posted by Charbax – December 5, 2012

Check out this awesome keynote from the guy that lead the team that build the embedded software to land and run the Curiosity Mars Exploration Rover on Mars, totally awesome.

Live stream from LeWeb 2012

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2012

I'm at LeWeb in Paris, you can watch the live stream from the main stage here, check the program. The theme is the Internet Of Things, I expect to be able to find some cool devices and to film some interesting interviews here.

Google also has a workshop here:

Let me know in the comments if there are some speakers and participants and companies here at LeWeb that you think that I should video-interview.

$149/149€ Archos 80 Cobalt

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2012

Here's Archos new cheaper 8" Rockchip RK3066 1024x768 4:3 tablet with smooth Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, thus being released by Archos in January for $149/149€. Consider that european prices always include about 20% VAT taxes which are never included in US dollar prices thus $1 = 1€.

$299/299€ Arnova FamilyPad launched

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2012

Archos releases the worlds largest tablet at an affordable $299/299€ price. Right now available in Europe for 299€ with the Allwinner A10 processor and with a 1280x800 wide view capacitive screen.

Android 4.1 firmware on Archos 101 XS

Posted by Charbax – December 4, 2012

Archos updates the firmware (in the next few days) on their latest high-end $299/299€ Archos 101 XS Tablet to 4.1 Jelly Bean, fully using hardware acceleration, integrating Google's Project Butter, now with Google Now support, Archos also has upgraded some of the web-based meta-data functionalities in their Video Player application, it automatically detects videos that need meta data, posters and fan arts loaded in so that you can have a more interesting way to browse through your movies and tv shows library. This video also features the $49 Keyboard Coverboard Dock and the new $149/149€ dual-25W stereo Archos Speaker Dock.

Redpine Signals combines WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Zigbee in the main ARM SoC

Posted by Charbax – December 1, 2012

Combining WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Zigbee and more into the SoC, can be integrated inside any process node, any fab, into any processor SoC type. Thus no need to have separate WiFi, Bluetooth processors, everything gets included in the main ARM Processor SoC, but you still need a separate (I guess analog) RF chip on the PCB.

Amazon Locker Delivery at the 7-Eleven in San Francisco

Posted by Charbax – December 1, 2012

Amazon is offering a Locker Delivery service to receive packages faster and simpler, just go to your local 7-Eleven and get your Amazon package there within a day or two from you ordering on their website. The experience is smooth and simple. I think Amazon is testing this in San Francisco and in a few other cities before extending this to more cities worldwide. This does potentially allow for faster and cheaper shipping, with less trouble receiving the package, you can just go pick it up at any time after you receive the package delivery confirmation per email, it's practical so you don't have to stay at home waiting for the package the whole day. Google just acquired BufferBox which does the same.

OGACO iKazoo Bluetooth flute/game controller concept, it’s got sensors

Posted by Charbax – December 1, 2012

Canadian startup OGACO (which stands for Optical Game Controllers), releases their new prototype presentation video for their new concept for a Bluetooth flute instrument, that can be used as a game controller, that includes sensors, accelerometer, that can have other functions such as step counting when you run and more. Check out their video:

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