StarCloud(new brand from MeLE) PCG03U is a fanless mini PC powered by intel Bay Trail, Quad-core Z3735F, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC Flash on board, runs Ubuntu 14.04, it comes with 3*USB port, HDMI 1.4, VGA(support dual display), full-size SD card reader(support up to 512GB SD card), with 802.11b/g/n WiFi ,100M Lan port and 3.5mm stereo port, Kensington security lock. Retail price $88 at StarCloud own aliexpress store now: http://www.aliexpress.com/StarCloud PCG03U
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ThiEYE V5 is a 2.3K Action Camera powered by Ambarella A7LS75 and Sony IMX206 sensor, it supports 2.3K@30fps, 1080p@60fps video recording at 170degree wide angle, support 197feets(60meters) waterproof, it comes with 2.0’’LCD display and 1180mAh battery with 2.5 hours battery life. With build-in WiFi and Bluetooth, it supports control, edit, share via smartphone by apps, ThiEYE V5 is on sale at $99 with 30% discount on aliexpress now:
ThiEYE is new action camera brand from China.
Distributors can contact ThiEYE here:
Samson Lee, Business Development Manager
Mobile: +86 135 7086 9980
President and CEO of BlueSpark Technologies, John Gannon, showcases here their Temp Traq device, a temperature monitoring flexible sensor in the form of a patch applied on the body. It transmits signals via Bluetooth, readable on their app. The flexible battery inside is non-rechargable and is touted to last for up to 48 hours. The disposable sensor costs US$19.99, is FDA approved and immediately available.
for more information visit : www.bluesparktechnologies.com
David McCall of Intel introduces the Open InterConnect Consortium, which represents a range of standards that allow developers to program IoT devices while maintaining a certain level of security and compatibility. For example, the OIC interface defines protocols for IoT devices to talk to non-IoT devices, define software layers that work above hardware, etc. The OIC also sponsors IoTivity, an open source project run by the Linux Foundation that defines a communications framework. The OIC is supported by companies like Atmel, Dell, Samsung, Honeywell, and many others.
Parrot is a company that makes products ranging from car entertainment systems to UAVs. On display here is their Flower Power sensor, a device meant to be used in pots or the ground that collects nutritional information in the soil and transmits that wirelessly to a device, displayed on an app. 4 factors are measured “ sunlight, temperature, fertilizer and moisture “ and the company's own database comprises of over 7000 plants with pre-defined paramters. It costs US$100 approx and runs on a single AAA battery that lasts 6 months.
VideoStich is a software company that displays their real-time video stitching software running off 4 cameras with the live steam displayed on a laptop. The cameras face different directions to enable a complete live 360Â° stream at up to 4K resolution. The processing power needed to stitch live is high and the demo laptop has a GPU capable of this. One of the applications of this technology, as displayed, is to combine VR with high-speed data transmission in order to enable a realistic live experience of any event.
For more information visit : www.video-stitch.com
BeeWi is a French company specializing in smart home products. On display here are their range of Bluetooth (Low Energy spec) controlled lights, that can switch between colors and do not need a gateway unless the user wants to control them via the internet. Also on display is a remotely controlled water system. The bulbs cost between EUR 19-41 while the optional Bluetooth gateway costs EUR 49. The presenter also discusses Mesh, a forthcoming Bluetooth technology that will allow range for up to 200 meters.
For more information visit : www.bee-wi.com
Introducing iLepo ANC(active noise cancelling) earphones starting at $19 andon Indiegogo at http://igg.me/at/ilepo offering the cheapest high quality active noise cancelling earphones on the market.
If you want to get a free sample to post a video review of one of these earphones on your YouTube channel, you can fill out the form here.
Before SoftBank announced their intention to acquire ARM, here's the latest SoftBank Pepper Personal Robot with Artificial Intelligence deployed all over Japan, with voice conversations, it can Reads Emotions from people's face. More than 11 thousand Pepper Robots have been deployed in Japan, at the entrance of SoftBank Telecom stores, and in many other stores and malls all over. Previously I interviewed Aldebaran Robotics Founder Bruno Maisonnier before he sold his company to SoftBank
This had to happen after Brexit.
Masayoshi Son seems to be a good person, he says he wants maintain ARM's independence while he'd like to improve ARM, but I worry if SoftBank has enough cash and future prospects to be able to sustain accelerated growth. Masayoshi Son is Japan's richest man, but is that enough? How many Billions of dollars can SoftBank spend on accelerating ARM's growth? Must ARM rely on the Japanese economy and on Alibaba's stock price going forward?
While I have always been one of the biggest Google fanboys, yet I have also been very disappointed when Google doesn't invest its cash where I think it's needed. Hardware. I wish Google's Alphabet would make a counter-offer, it could be at $45 Billion or so. Alphabet can afford it with their $75 Billion in cash on hand. Then ARM can be the A in Google's Alphabet. I believe Alphabet would have enough cash and prospects for growth to fund ARM's required accelerated growth.
The future of Technology has ARM at its core. Everything in the world needs to use ARM. It's very important how the company is managed and how it is owned. I do wish to see technological developments surrounding ARM for it to get the proper backing in terms of cash. If SoftBank can have that type of cash and the desire to make it happen, that can be good. But I believe Alphabet has that kind of cash, I just wonder if they have the desire.
Alphabet should offer $45 Billion for ARM with all the same conditions as SoftBank. Larry Page, Sergey Brin, get to it.
One thing's for sure. Europeans will loose control over the last remaining hope for global technological leadership. Thank you Brexit.