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Nvidia Tegra 2 press conference at CES 2010

Posted by Charbax – January 8, 2010

Absolutely one of the most awesome press conferences of this year's CES so far, with Nvidia co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang talking about the huge ambition that Nvidia has with being the worlds first company to introduce ARM Cortex A9 technology with very powerful graphics hardware acceleration for Android Laptops and Tablets and many other devices.

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Chumby powers the Sony Dash (interview with Chumby)

Posted by Charbax – January 8, 2010

Interview with Steve Tomlin of Chumby about how they have worked with Sony to make the Sony Dash. Chumby has been making Flash based widget systems for embedded Linux powered small screen tablet devices that are not meant to be put in the pocket but that are meant for the home. On your office desk, in the kitchen, in the living room, you can activate any among thousands of widgets that automatically scroll informations, videos, audio from the Internet. You can use it to wake up to music from Last.fm, Pandora, with videos from Youtube, RSS feeds, your latest Facebook comments, IM, it can alert you when you get new emails and more.

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Sony Dash at CES 2010

Posted by Charbax – January 7, 2010

This was probably one of the most interesting announcements at the Sony CES press conference. It has a pretty nice 7" capacitative touch screen, USB host and $199 is an okay price! I'd really like clever USB accessories such as somehow a detector in a pillow and have the Dash wake you up at the end of your sleep cycles instead of in the middle, wake you up with the most relevant informations from your email, IM, social networks, RSS feeds and using videos from Youtube or music from Last.fm or Pandora.

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I am video-blogging using an ARM Powered laptop!

Posted by Charbax – January 7, 2010

This is a worlds first, so does the Lenovo staff tell me. I can insert my SD card from my Sanyo HD1000 into the SD card reader of the Lenovo Skylight Smartbook, and right from within their Firefox based web browser, log-in to Youtube, click upload, select the file from the SD card and simply click to upload it! I actually uploaded this 1280x720 9mbit/s 25MB video clip using their built-in AT&T 3G connection, it took about a couple of minutes to upload over 3G. The same can of course be done faster over WiFi. With more tests to come up, I will try to figure out if the Youtube video-blogging using this ARM Powered laptop can be done just as fast as using an Intel powered laptop. And the ability to constantly upload videos from the bag over 3G and automatic WiFi roaming could be really interesting. The built-in USB host could also host future wireless dongles such as WiMax, White Spaces, LTE or some wireless broadband technologies to make it even faster to upload HD videos using it.

Another really cool thing is that the H264 baseline 9mbit/s 1280x720 Sanyo HD1000 video files playback nearly flawlessly on this ARM Powered laptop using its media player application.

Dell 4.8″ Android Tablet shown at CES 2010

Posted by Charbax – January 7, 2010

Engadget just posted this picture from the Dell event:

Dell Slate tablet

It's Android, it's Dell, it's 4.8" Tablet. But Dell seems to only be teasing about it. Engadget only saw it for about 3 seconds.

Google Nexus One at CES 2010

Posted by Charbax – January 6, 2010

Here it is! The first ARM Powered hardware sold by Google directly at http://google.com/phone

It's $529 unlocked for now. Please comment here if you think that I should buy one or wait for those Android phones to be available for less than $200 unlocked as I speculated that the price could have been for this device.

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Lenovo Skylight at CES 2010

Posted by Charbax – January 6, 2010

Here is Lenovo's first ARM Powered laptop, it looks really awesome, I will film more of its Interface, software and features during the next few days. So check back! If you have some specific features you would like me to test on this ARM Powered laptop, please post in the forum comments thread for this video.

Lenovo's official marketing video:

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Marvell Armada 510 based 12.1″ ARM Powered laptop

Posted by Charbax – January 6, 2010

Here is Marvell Armada 510 1.2GHz powered laptop that is capable of 1080p video playback. I will film it more in detail showing the status of the Ubuntu Linux implementation, show the performance of the web browser and more features of this laptop during the next few days.

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Saygus Vphone

Posted by Charbax – January 6, 2010

Here is the first Marvell PXA 310 based Android smart phone released to the market.

You can find the specs at http://www.saygus.com/vphone

USB 3.0 superspeed

Posted by Charbax – January 6, 2010

The USB Implementers Forum are showing new USB 3.0 devices.