Charbax writes: "At Computex in Taipei on 2-6th June, several companies unveiled ARM powered laptops that are cheaper ($99 to $199), last much longer on a regular 3 cell battery (8-15 hours) and that still can add new cool features such as a built-in HDMI 720p or 1080p output, 3D acceleration, connected standby and more. The ARM Linux laptops shown as working prototypes at Computex will run Ubuntu 9.10 (optimized for ARM), Google Android, Xandros OS for ARM or some Red Flag Linux type of OS. Here in this video, the Director of Mobile Computing at ARM is giving us all the latest details on the status for the support of full Flash (with all actionscripts), the optimizations of the web browser (accelerating rendering/scrolling using the GPU/DSP), the stuff that Google is working on to adapt Android 2.0 Donut release for Laptop screens and interfaces and more. At Computex I also filmed an Interview with the Nvidia team working on Tegra laptops, the Qualcomm people working on Snapdragon devices and the Freescale people doing their awesomely thin ARM laptops in cooperation with manufacturers such as Pegatron as well."
Charbax writes: "Forget about Sony's Ipela system for HD videoconferencing costing $12000, forget about Cisco's $33900 Telespresence or Lifesize's $5999 Express HD video conferencing solutions which more and more corporations around the world are installing in their specially designated conference rooms to save on air fares and to reorganize the way they do business conferencing.
The FVexpress HD video-conferencing solution presented at CeBIT 2009 by Taiwanese company Facevsion is the worlds cheapest HD videoconferencing solution using a PCI Express card adapter with a 1-2mbit/s real-time 1280x720 H264 video encoder and decoder processor inside. Thus in combination with any cheap Laptop or Netbook with a PCI Express card slot, with any of the new HD-capable USB Webcams, you can thus launch HD resolution video-conferencing solutions which may look nearly just as awesome as any of the multi-thousand dollar professional solutions that have been on the market for the past few years.
Look forward to installing this at your grandparents house on their HDTV, this way you can meet them in your living room without actually having to travel to meet them. Using any affordable HDTV, and using the 1-2mbit/s upload connections that more and more standard ADSL/Cable Internet connections can support, HD video-conferencing is the second best thing to actually meeting people for real. It's actually pretty awesome!"
Charbax writes: "I'm doing video coverage from CeBIT for the 4th year in a row available at here as youtube embeds and as DivX in High Definition streaming and downloads. Check out the MSI PE201, a High Definition H264/Mpeg4/Mpeg2/WMV player with ethernet, 160GB HDD, DVD burner, runs Linux on a Toshiba TX4939 CPU and is available for 270$ only through ISPs. Also check out the Digital Cube G43, the worlds smallest UMPC, could also work great for Linux. And the Yahsin Projector and pen concept, it could be the most compact large screen computer interface using a laser projector, a retractable mirror and a special pen. I've also posted videos of the NEC Virtual Multimedia PC, the IBM Cell Processor and more than 40 other HD videos."
Charbax writes: "You didn't get to go to CES in Las Vegas this time? Then you can watch hours of coverage in HD. All the coolest gadgets are there. Including 4 extensive videos of the OLPC, demonstrated running the Pepper Linux OS implementation of Fedora Core (this is not the Sugar interface), interviews, UMPCs, Cowon's Wi-Fi connected PMP, vaccum-cleaning and mopping Robots and more."
Charbax writes: "The biggest worldwide yearly consumer electronics show is closing today in Berlin. You can watch hours of video-coverage in 720p DivX HD at http://ifa2006.net/ an unofficial video-blog by the guy who previously was slashdotted for his headmounted coverage of CeBIT 2005. There are videos of the newly launched 1080p displays (Full HD replacing HD ready), portable multimedia players with Wifi, IPTV boxes that support h264 in HD and the Blueray and HDDVD stuff. Booth babes are also featured."