Why CES is important

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Check back for my 75+ best videos from the CES 2014 here at http://ARMdevices.net to be posted these next days, CES is an amazing place where 5000 companies all make better value for money and more interesting products than Apple/Microsoft/Oracle/IBM and about a dozen other $100+ Billion US Tech giants who all snub the CES because they don’t like competition. CES is where 5000 of the most interesting hardware startups from all over the world are exhibiting all at the same time in the USA and it’s not to be missed.

Wearables and Internet of Things are huge advances for society once they get implemented right. Sure you can always argue that all tech was invented 20-50 years ago, and that nothing new has been invented since. Yet the CES is really important because it showcases 5000 of the most interesting hardware startups from around the world, all showing their latest work all at the same time. The engineers and even the marketing representatives mostly love their own products and have lived creating them for the past many months, most often for the past many years, most of them are doing their best. And most often you can find absolutely awesome things even if you have a very boring or critical opinion about consumer electronics innovation. Sure tech innovation could go much faster if society was organized differently, perhaps, where somehow efforts were added to each other instead of done in parallel by competitors who kind of hate each other too much. But this is thankfully happening now more and more thanks to Android and the open source hardware platforms (which ARM ecosystem kind of is, ARM designs are open source, anyone can make them, they just have to licence the architecture), those things as accelerated innovation are actually visible and each CES is better than the last, clearly.

I’m in Las Vegas to video-blog the CES this week

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Latest wearables, IoT, ARM Cortex-A12, new Exynos, new big.LITTLE, new 64bit, latest from Qualcomm, Nvidia, Rockchip, Allwinner, AmLogic, and all the other ARM chip providers, I’ll be posting the best videos on those, so check back here constantly over the next days and weeks.

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Leonid Knyshov shows his Vostimonial Start-up then helps me do some Interviews

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Leonid Knyshov lives in the Silicon Valley, working on making some of his Start-up ideas and showing them around at conferences. Here’s how he shows his latest startup at the ARM Techcon, it’s demonstrated on an iPad Mini hanging around his head. After this video, I asked Leonid to help me by doing a few interviews from his technical point of view.

Wolfgang Helfricht, ARM Physical IP Advanced Products Marketing Director

Posted by – January 5, 2014

Talking about the success story of the ARM Cortex-A7 taped out of Samsung’s 14nm LP process, a project in collaboration with Samsung, Cadence, supporting thus 14nm process node.

Mele 4K Player, Allwinner A31 based

Posted by – January 4, 2014

Mele shows off 4K video playback on their Linux (not yet Android based) Allwinner A31 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Set-top-box. Playing back specific codecs, bitrates, framerates, 30fps for now. Mele also shows OTT video-on-demand support. Mele also shows their new Telechips dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 with full multimedia playback including the Blu-ray ISO files support, thus supporting all the video playback.

Dafurong imapx15 with Android 4.3, dual-core ARM Cortex-A5

Posted by – January 4, 2014

Cheap $32 7″ tablet with dual-core ARM Cortex-A5 infotmic solution supports smooth Android 4.3, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash. And more.

ainol shows $65 7.85″ Allwinner A20 with ultrastick 3G, MediaTek 3G, latest tablets

Posted by – January 4, 2014

$65 is cheap for an iPad mini form factor. And more tablets from ainol, Chinese tablet maker.

Match Tech latest Rockchip, Allwinner and Mediatek tablets

Posted by – January 3, 2014

The latest Rockchip tablets presented by Match Tech.

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

Binatone’s latest products

Posted by – January 3, 2014

Showing their latest products.

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

Jiuzhou Set-top-boxes and HDMI Sticks

Posted by – January 3, 2014

Jiuzhou shows their latest Set-top-box and HDMI Sticks.