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Leaked HTC One cover turns your smartphone into a Lite Brite | The Verge

Leaked HTC One cover turns your smartphone into a Lite Brite | The Verge.

New HTC smartphone can display information through an array of Leds

This is just a leak to be confirmed in 2 weeks. The Led cover can display simple messages when the screen is off. This is a really cool feature and we would love to see a more complete, more sophisticated product come up following this trend.

Deep Black: More details on Boeing’s new secure Android smartphone | Ars Technica

Deep Black: More details on Boeing’s new secure Android smartphone | Ars Technica.

Another secure smartphone being released, after Samsung, Boeing. There is a trend towards secure smartphones with each country having a dedicated one and some vendors (such as Samsung) providing some. Yet the question of performance, boot time and access to the service stays complete. So far, there has been no report on the actual speed of access to the service on these smartphones.

Two awesome videos to help you celebrate Raspberry Pi’s 2nd birthday | Ars Technica

| Ars Technica.

BayLibre loves the video which shows many very different prototypes designed based on the Raspberry PI: giant spider, drones, squale, computer. You name it.

Are these heads up display products yet another Google Glass clone?

These products look at first sight like yet another clone of Google Glasses. In fact they are much more.

They are not used to surf the web while walking or to provide an augmented reality experience. Their main users are the….vision impaired. This company had the great idea to use the Google glass technology to help the people who could not read due to a lack of vision. The Glasses read out loud for them! The camera records the text read, it is transmitted to a could based reading algorithm through wireless connectivity. The interpreted text is read out loud for the vision impaired to listen.

The BayLibre team loves this usage of heads up display product. A CES 2014 marvel.

Did you know that BayLibre had the honor to appear in the newspaper?

A couple of months ago, we had the honor to get this great article in the newspaper and are happy to share it with you.

It is a nice and crisp description of the company, what we do and why. It is rare enough to have a journalist be so sharp that we’d like to dedicate this post to Florence.

And CES 2014 also showed new electrical vehicles

This vehicle is designed by a Californian startup. This is actually a prototype. It is fully electrical and should be available to buy by the end of the year. It has two wheels, can contain a single passenger and has an automated balancing system. In a curve, the vehicle will not inclined beyond 30 degrees without being balanced out by the system.


Cool devices live from the CES

You may have heard that announcements at CES 2014 this year were all about connected devices, from tiny “Internet of Things” devices up to cars and homes, through wearable devices (smart watch, glass, clothes). Well, we wanted to check this out all by ourselves, so we sent our famous reporter, Guillene, onsite to reveal the truth to you. Guess what? It was true! Guillene reported announcements from Google (Open Automative Alliance), Audi (OOA, Audi Smart Display), Toyota (FV2), Mercedes-Benz (Intelligent Connected Car, Predictive User Experience), MyKronoz, AiQ Smart Clothes, iSmartAlarm, and many many more! See more live pictures below, and stay tuned!

Oh, one more thing: if you ever were at CES, please take the opportunity to have a chat with Guillene!


Open seats in January Android training session

We still have some open seats into our end-of-January training session on Android development!

In this training, you will get familiar with compiling and booting Android. You will also learn how to adapt it to support a new embedded board. You will build a complete system, see how to access specific hardware components, customize the file-system and use efficient debug techniques. You will also understand the Android software architecture and learn how to use the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layers) to develop efficient and integrated applications. The training is split evenly between lectures and practical labs on an ARM embedded platform.

Training dates: 27 to 31 January 2014

Location: Sophia-Antipolis

Information / registration: training@baylibre.com

Patrick Titiano presents Power Management Methodology at Embedded Linux Conference

Patrick has shared the following presentation at the Embedded Linux Conference in Edinburgh.

Here is an outline:

Wireless Embedded platforms performances keep increasing (multi-core processors (MPU / GPU) up to 2GHz+, H/W accelerators, High-Speed RAM (LPDDR3, Wide I/O) & peripheral buses (USB3)). But power and thermal budgets remain roughly the same (mobile phone: ~5W, case temperature < 45oC, 1-day of active use). Hence, Power Management becomes the critical element.