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Brexit: ARM sells off to Japanese SoftBank, $31B acquisition reported on NYT/FT/TheRegister

Posted by Charbax – July 18, 2016

Japanese SoftBank Telecom company agreed to acquire ARM for $31.4 Billion, announced today. That's what NYT, FT, Reuters, TheRegister have said.

The new UK Government of Theresa May seems to be happy about it.

This is Brexit (2)

UK's best Technology company, Europe's best Technology company, to be taken over by a Japanese Telecom company. What does this mean for the future of Processors? What does this mean for the future of R&D, innovation, what does it mean for the future of the Tech industry? This is huge. Who is SoftBank? What does SoftBank's CEO and Founder Masayoshi Son want to do with the future of Technology?

SoftBank has previously acquired Alderaban Robotics, they want to have Humanoid Robots everywhere. Ex-Googler Nikesh Aurora was president of SoftBank (and upcomong CEO) until 3 weeks ago, because SoftBank CEO and founder Masayoshi Son decided to stay CEO for another 5-10 years after his upcoming 60th anniversary.

SoftBank got its money from being successful Japanese Telecom carrier, and also by investing $20 Million in Alibaba in 2000, now worth $61 Billion, and having recently sold a lot of its Alibaba shares, this means SoftBank has a lot of cash to spend.

Who is SoftBank CEO and founder Masayoshi Son? What is his plan for the future of Technology? What does he plan to do with ARM? Is this really happening?

EnLaps self-sufficient time lapse recording solution

Posted by stromium – July 17, 2016

EnLaps is a perpetual time lapse recording device that features a solar panel built into it for unlimited recording. With streaming capabilities and a web portal for control, EnLaps uses two fish-eyed camera sensors and stiches the video together for 25MP pictures. It can be controlled via Bluetooth, WiFi or 3G, and the retail version is expected to cost EUR600. The KickStarter edition cost EUR400. It uses an ARM processor to record video. The housing is meant for outdoor use, being made waterproof and durable.

For more information visit : enlaps.io/?lang=en

Android Set-top boxes with WiFi and IR, Android LED projector by Richsat

Posted by stromium – July 17, 2016

Shenzhen Richsat Electronics. Co. Ltd. is a 3 year old Shenzhen-based firm specialising in Android set-top boxes. Their entire range is on display here and the newest model features an RK3128 processor, with a WiFi antenna, ability to be controlled through IR or WiFi, costing between US$20-26 depending on model. Another STB features an Amlogic S905 CPU. The LED projector uses RK3128 CPU, and costs US$60 for a resolution of 800x480px display with 1500 lumen brightness.

iPhone 5/5s and iPad mini game controller from Reflying

Posted by stromium – July 17, 2016

Reflying International Electronic Co., Ltd is an Apple-certified manufacturer of battery cases, wireless chargers, and the accessories shown here such as gamepads. One is designed to fit an iPhone 5/5s between the controls, with the phone being removed in order to fold the gamepad. There is even a gamepad for the iPad mini on display, costing around US$100. The company currently supplies many general merchandise stores such as Target, Brookstone, Clas ohlson, Birgma etc.

Intel Cherry Trail laptops, tablets and projectors from HLS

Posted by stromium – July 17, 2016

HLS manufactures tablets and laptops for consumers. Their cheapest Windows tablet demonstrated here comes with an Intel Atom Z3735G chipset with a 1024x600 display costing US$37.1. The laptops demonstrated come in 14”, with an HDMI port, microSD card reader and 2 USB ports for US$110. The 11” model comes with an Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) x5-Z8300 CPU with 2GB RAM and 8000mAh battery rated for 3-5 hours of usage. Also on display is a Bluetooth speaker with a detachable camera that can be used as a security device. Their projector tablet comes with a 50 lumen brightness DLP projector and either RK3288 or Intel CPUs costing US$210 and US$220 respectively.

for more information visit here : www.szhls.net

RoadSport fake hunting decoy birds, bluetooth speakers, cosplay swords

Posted by stromium – July 17, 2016

RoadSport is a Shenzhen-based company showcasing a diverse range of products, including a few novel Bluetooth speakers shaped into balls, speakers integrated into pillows, a keyboard for the xBox 360 controller that can be attached to it, and even fake birds (ducks or geese) that can be used as a hunting decoy (bait). Also on display are swords used for cosplay. The birds cost US$5-6 per piece with an MoQ of 500.

DuPont PE410 ink for rapid prototyping of flexible OLED, solar, antennae and touch panels

Posted by Charbax – July 8, 2016

DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) launches a new electronic ink for inkjet printing that offers the high conductivity and strong adhesion required for rapid digital design, prototyping and full-scale manufacturing. The technology will enable digital printing for electronic components and circuits in applications where extremely fine lines are required, such as OLED panels, solar cells, printed antennae and touch panels.

DuPont’s newest conductive ink, PE410, enables rapid prototyping and a smooth transition from “lab to fab” with the versatility to scale up to industrial high-volume inkjet print heads and machines. This allows circuit designers to immediately test a new design, quickly make necessary edits, and, due to reduced silver laydown, save on material costs. The technology also can be adapted to non-planar printing, enabling a series of new and emerging applications.

Stretchable inks for wearable electronics that provide a manufacturing-ready alternative to traditional methods of embedding electronics in clothing and are used to create thin, form-fitting circuits that can be seamlessly bonded with many standard fabrics.

A suite of in-mold electronic inks which help create lighter, less expensive and more beautiful electronic devices by reducing the need for rigid circuit boards. These inks enable circuits to be printed directly onto plastic substrates and allow electronic features such as electronic controls, capacitive switches and LED lighting, to be readily integrated in applications such as home appliances and automobiles.

New low-temperature inks that cure quickly at temperatures as low as 60C, opening up the possibility for printed electronics designers to use a wide range of functional and low-cost plastic films.

Giveaway: 5x Babaali Smart Bicycle Helmets with Turn Signals

Posted by Gennie – July 4, 2016

Babaali is giving away 5 samples of Babaali ASP-011 smart cycle helmet!! (value of $159 each) With built-in LED Turn Signal Indicators which are controlled by a wireless remote mounted on the handlebar. Features 4 Turn Signal Functions: Double Flash, Turn Left, Turn Right and Stop which is activated by the built-in accelerometer in the helmet. The Wireless Remote attaches easily to handlebars which can be transferred between bikes. Also see our Interview with Babaali featuring their other Smart Bicycle helmets including one with Smart Glass and Bone Conducting audio.

Babaali Smart Bicycle Helmet with Turn Signals

Acer V9800 4K Projector on TI DLP 2000lumens, Acer 1080P Projector 6000lumens

Posted by Gennie – July 3, 2016

Acer shows their prototype of V9800 4K projector, the all-new UHD projectors support 4K resolution in 3840*2160, it is powered by TI DLP technology, delivering more than 8 million pixels, with a super-resolution video engine built-in, follow the Rec 709 protocol and wider range of colors with Acer ColorPurity Technology to bring you the cinematic color experiences. Acer V9800 4K Projector will be in mass production on the 2nd half of this year.

Realtek USB Type-C Dock with HDMI, DisplayPort, Gigabit Lan; Realtek USB Type-C Monitor

Posted by Gennie – July 3, 2016

Realtek shows the USB Type-C mini Dock reference design from USB type-C extend to VGA(also can replaced to HDMI), USB Type-C, USB3.0 host; the full function USB Type-C docking turnkey solution with Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.1 Hub, DisplayPort, HDMI etc. Realtek also shows the USB Type-C monitor cooperate with Philips.