$149 Haier Chromebook 11 on RK3288, ready for OEM brands worldwide

Posted by – June 11, 2015

Haier presents their Haier Chromebook 11 on Rockchip RK3288 selling at $149 now at http://amzn.to/1yrxBY2 they are also the only manufacturer who can provide this as the OEM Chromebook for any brand who wants to make a big order. Before the end of this year, Haier will also make a 13.3" Chromebook. This is the product that I have been waiting for for 10 years since OLPC was launched. This is potentially the $100 Laptop for Education realized. It's $149 now in retail, but it could be $100 maybe if subsidized when providing for the children in developing areas of the world. Google needs to invest in a lower power sunlight readable LCD display, HTML5 offline apps and content needs to work better, the Android apps integration in Chrome OS needs to be fully supported. If Haier, Google, Rockchip, Governments and others do this right, they can sell 100 million of these.

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nevo watch, Swiss Smartwatch with LEDs, vibrate, BT, 5 months battery life

Posted by – June 9, 2015

nevo watch is a beautiful classical style minimalist connected smartwatch on a Swiss Timekeeping movement from Swatch Group for showing the time, French design, integrates activity tracking, phone notifications as beautiful LED lights, 11 white lights that light up behind each hour indicator, 6 of them programmable in 6 different beautiful colors, nevo also vibrates awesomely on notifications and the alarm. nevo comes with an Android and iOS app to pair with a smartphone over Bluetooth 4.1 LE. Amazingly the battery lilfe is 3-5 years for the time and 3-5 months for the connected Smartwatch with LED and vibrate feature. Changing the standard cell battery is easy. I am hoping they can support vibrate and color combinations customized by contact in each app, for example I should feel when a specific person is contacting through a specific app.

Right now they sell nevo watch at $329 for basic and $449 for perpetual solar charging version on http://www.nevowatch.com, consider this is a Swiss watch movement inside, not cheap stuff. Though I do think if they could price it at $99 basic and $149 solar charger version, or perhaps $149 and $199, that would make it easier to sell many. And if they sell many, it's more worthwhile for them to upgrade the app functionality with patterns in vibrate and color LEDs for specific in-app notification behavior, for example I'd like it to light and vibrate differently for my mom, girlfriend, boss or other contacting me in each app. And also sync pattern of LED and vibrate with Android alarms and Google calendar. Check back for my review of the nevo watch!

Nevo Watch is available now at http://www.nevowatch.com

You can contact Nevo here:
joseph@nevowatch.com

Emie P100 Power Blade, 5.2mm ultra-thin 8000mAh power bank

Posted by – June 9, 2015

Emie has designed an extremely thin 5.2mm 8000mAh external battery pack, with binder holes to fit inside notebook binder for students and professionals who use binder notebooks and who need to often recharge their smartphone. This special power bank design won a Red Dot design award, with retractable dual USB ports with 2.1A output for fast charge.

Hatch Custom Android Devices Development and Manufacturing

Posted by – June 9, 2015

Hatch supports customers from experienced engineers to non-technical folk. The underlying similarity is that these customers require a clear and turnkey product solution. They can communicate the requirements to Hatch, sometimes at a highly technical level and sometimes they just explain the use case for the product and Hatch puts technical parameters around that. Benjamin Dolgin-Gardner founded Hatch's predecessor Xtatix, a private label brand of commodity electronics, in 2004. Now Hatch works with all the main Android IC companies and other parts of the manufacturing eco-system to bring client's ideas/dreams/requirements to reality. Customer demand ranges from mainstream product like a tablet or smartphone to customized Android devices that seem to have an endless amount of uses.

You can contact Hatch here (thanks for letting them know you watched the video):
Benjamin Dolgin-Gardner
Founder, Business Development
Phone: +86 755 8368 9256 ext 8032
http://www.hatchmfg.com
Linkedin: /company/hatchmfg

Acer Chromebook 13 with touchscreen on Nvidia Tegra K1

Posted by – June 7, 2015

Acer BYOC is a cross-platform, multi-device, multi-network cloud system to create, personalize IoT devices to help make IoT devices be successful, where the IoT cloud apps are run on edge devices, to gateways to the cloud.

Acer BYOC “build your own cloud” for IoT

Posted by – June 7, 2015

Acer BYOC is a cross-platform, multi-device, multi-network cloud system to create, personalize IoT devices to help make IoT devices be successful, where the IoT cloud apps are run on edge devices, to gateways to the cloud.

Synology Router RT1900ac with deep packet analysis and throttling and Annapurna ARM Cortex-A15 based Synology NAS DS715 and DS215+ with fast encryption support

Posted by – June 7, 2015

Synology Router RT1900ac enables deep packet analysis with the Synology Router Manager web-based user interface that allows you to select and manage apps being used on devices, for example block facebook or youtube or throlle bandwidth available for each device and for each app. RT1900ac supports 802.11b/g/n/ac and dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless connectivity for a combined data transfer speeds up to 1.9 Gbps, on a 1GHz dual-core Broadcom CPU, 4GB of internal flash storage, Beamforming, Wake-on-LAN, and remote access with QuickConnect. Synology DS215+ NAS uses the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 1.4GHz or the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 Quad Core 1.4GHz and the Synology DS715 NAS runs on the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 1.4GHz supporting extremely high NAS speeds. Synology DS715 can deliver read and write speeds of up to 216.1 MB/s and 142.5 MB/s respectively under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. Powered with hardware encryption engine, DS715 also delivers fast encrypted data transmission speeds of up to 205.58 MB/s reading and 77.62 MB/s writing.

MediaTek MT7623 for IoT Gateways, MT7687 Low Power Wi-Fi for IoT devices

Posted by – June 7, 2015

MediaTek shows their new MT7623 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 for IoT gateways, WiFi hotspots, and media routers using Linux, OpenWrt that supports 4x4 11ac, can deliver up to 2Gbps broadband service as well as the high throughput that is required by smart phones at home. MediaTek MT7683 features a world’s-first AP router with a Mali 450 GPU and HDMI/MIPI for displaying the status of connected IoT devices via a TV or display. MediaTek's Gateway IoT solution addresses the issue of bottlenecks in home gateways that people experience with existing routers on the market, as homes stream several HD or 4K video streams and stream to Smartphones, Tablets and IoT devices in the home. When YouTube or Netflix might be buffering in your home, it might be more often an issue with your home router than with net neutrality like backbone to last mile bandwidth issues, the ARM Processors in Home Gateways and Routers need to be upgraded to faster performance with more bandwidth within your home. Then MediaTek also launches the MT7687 for Wi-Fi N at a very low power consumption for IoT devices with a low power ARM Cortex-M4 on the SoC.

MediaTek Helio P10, 64bit octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz

Posted by – June 7, 2015

MediaTek Helio P10 is a new smartphone SoC for smartphones “P” means “premium performance” and Ultra low power consumption at “DOU”-“day of use”. this chipset based on a 64 bit octa-core Cortex A53, a dual-core Mali-T860 GPU, support LTE for download speeds up to 300Mbps. MediaTek P10 will be produced in a 28nm process, mass production of P10 based devices starts from Q3 2015, the P10 is the first chip in the new Helio P family, a series which aims to integrate into a high-value chipset, premium features such as high-performance modem technology; the world’s first TrueBright ISP engine for ultra-sensitive RWWB; and, MiraVision 2.0, for top-tier display experiences. The features available in the P series include several of MediaTek’s premier technologies, such as WorldMode LTE Cat-6, supporting 2x20 carrier aggregation with 300/50Mbps data speed; MediaTek’s advanced task scheduling algorithm, CorePilot, which optimizes the P10’s heterogeneous computing architecture by sending workloads to the most suitable computing device – CPU, GPU, or both; and, MediaTek’s Visual Processing Application – Non-contact Heart Rate Monitoring, which uses only a smartphone’s video camera to take a heart rate reading and is as accurate as pulse oximeters/portable ECG monitoring devices.

You can read the official press release for MediaTek Helio P10 here: http://www.mediatek.com/en/news-events/mediatek-news/mediatek-expands-its-flagship-mediatek-helio-processor-family-with-the-p-series-offering-premium-performance-for-super-slim-designs/

MediaTek Computex 2015 press conference, launching MediaTek Helio P10, MT7623 and MT7683

Posted by – June 7, 2015

Here is the full MediaTek press conference in Chinese with English translation audio, filmed by the Notebook Italia channel on YouTube: