Five Technology Latest Rockchip Android Tablets

Posted by – December 23, 2013

5 technology is OEM and ODM maker of Android tablets. 5 technology sells around 50,000 tablets per month. Products from 5 technology include a 10.1″ quad core full hd tablet with an unspecified price. 5 technology also makes a iPad Mini like device with a Rockchip 3188 processor. 5 technology makes a more interesting 10″ tablet with a morgan touch stylus.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013

faytech Touch Device, Management Interview

Posted by – December 21, 2013

This video is an informative and interesting interview with Fan Yang and Arne Weber, the owners of faytech ltd, discussing the history and evolution of their years in the touchscreen industry and their passion to build the best products possible. Beginning over 8 years ago with starting to sell touchscreen monitors in Germany, they set up a importing business based in Germany which has grown to be one of Europe’s largest distributors of touchscreen devices. In 2008, Arne and Fan began to travel to China to find better suppliers, and ended up moving to Shenzhen and starting their own manufacturing company. Four short years later, faytech has over 70 employees, 15K sq. ft. of space, producing over 2000 touch screen monitors and touchscreen PCs a month, and achieving ISO certification in 2013.

Sindar Miracast Dongle Wireless Display Adapter

Posted by – December 21, 2013

Singda makes an adapter for your television that mirrors the display of your device onto the TV using Miracast technology and can be used with airplay or DLNA. The adapter sells for 20 USD for 500 units. Singda also makes a tablet which can be used as an accessory for the miracast device. The tablet itself has a rockchip processor.

Sindar Digital Technology Co., Limited
Add: 5th,Floor, Chaohui Lou Industry City, BaoAn District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Tel: +86-755-23339115
Mobile: +86-15013733204
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E-mail: jenny@sindar-tech.com
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OmniTek Xilinx HD to 4k Up-scaling Technology

Posted by – December 20, 2013

Omnitek is a UK based manufacturer of video testing and measurement systems as well as IP core development with Xilinx. The Xilinx development boards can take full HD video and upscale to 4k. OmniTek has been producing professional video equipment for a long time. Xilinx up-scaling technology will eventually make into consumer hardware. Xilinx technology can also be useful for medical or industrial applications as well general broadcasting. ARM powered devices are largely replacing pcs for embedded applications.

DSP Concepts, Embedded Audio Processing

Posted by – December 20, 2013

DSP Concepts demonstrates real-time audio processing for the ARM Cortex-M4, providing tools for audio processing.

Latest Freescale powered devices, wearable, internet of things, home hub and more

Posted by – December 20, 2013

Freescale shows their wearable reference design, tiny to develop i.MX6 based BT4.0 accellerometer, adding ECG, heart-rate monitor, enabling a new range of Freescale powered wearable computers, smartwatches, headmounted computers, fitness devices, more to be announced and integrated. Freescale powers a range of healthcare products, weightscales, heart rate monitors and more. Freescale shows their Freescale One Box Platform, providing a reference Smart Home hub gateway, using Java, all the different wireless technologies integrated.

Geniatech dual-boots Linux with Qt UI on their AmLogic based Set-top-boxes

Posted by – December 19, 2013

Geniatech engineer shows how they support dual-booting to some basic Linux from the SD card on several of the Geniatech Android Set-top-boxes, going back to their single-core AmLogic M3 based Set-top-boxes and also to their new ones. Geniatech tries or wants to provide everything open source and unlock their Set-top-boxes so for users who want a cheap ARM Powered Linux box, they can use Geniatech for that also.

Kevin Marks talks evolution of the Web 2003-2023 at LeWeb 2013

Posted by – December 19, 2013

Kevin Marks talks HTML5, Open Standards, Webkit, browser ecosystem, it’s not just text anymore, it’s SVG, video, sound, device access and all kinds of stuff that are being baked into the platforms and that are being translated between the platforms, that is being solved. The difficulty is now we have large silos in Facebook, Twitter and some other proprietary social networks, that is what the IndieWeb is all about, trying to build infrastructure where components are composed on your own website, where you can swap pieces in and out of the proprietary social networking silos.

Here’s a video of Kevin Marks’s keynote presentation at LeWeb 2013:

Swatch Sistem51 review, automatic, mechanical Swiss Watch for the mass market

Posted by – December 19, 2013

My unboxing and review of the new Swatch Sistem51, revolutionary ultra-simplified robot-automatic-manufactured, 51-part mechanical automatic wrist watch selling now in Switzerland for 150 Swiss Francs ($169), to be released in the USA/China in early 2014 and in the rest of the world later in 2014. This is the latest advancement in Swiss Watch Making technology, 90-hour power reserve, one screw holds everything together, with anti-magnetic structure. This significantly simplifies the mechanical automatic watch and makes it available to the mass market. Of course I want to see Swatch release real Smart Watches in 2014, using E Ink and LCD displays, using smart LEDs, Bluetooth 4.0, smart buttons, covering their watches with touch screens, including vibrators, microphones and speakers, all the while it’s great to see such mechanical advancement for the Swiss Watch industry. I expect ARM Powered Smart Swatches for next year, they could perhaps even combine the battery powered ARM Processor with the automatic watch mechanics.

You can listen to Alexander Linz of Watch-Insider.com’s really interesting 45-minute interview with Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek here: http://www.watch-insider.com/featured/conversation-nick-hayek-ceo-swatch-group/

Swatch Sistem51

Pipo M8HD, 10.1″ 1920×1200, RK3188, 2GB RAM

Posted by – December 18, 2013

Pipo shows their Pipo M8HD 10.1″ Full HD Rockchip RK3188 Tablet, 2GB RAM, started to ship around October 2013, competes with Nexus 10 and the price is about half of Nexus 10 and about 30% of the latest iPad. 5 megapixel back camera with flash. The multi-window Android user interface option also comes included, being developed by Rockchip. The possible retail price is $169€.