The Florida-based makers of the lightest electric skateboard weights just 9.9 pounds. The Marbel is robust enough to power you up steep hills. The Marbel can travel up to 10 miles on a single charge. The company’s Kickstarter campaign has already raised $217,023 of its initial $90,000 goal.
The story behind the Motorola smartwatch 360 is talled by its designer. The watch comes out this summer. It does not look like a geek device, it looks elegant and sleek. The biggest challenge faced was the power management. These watches consume a lot and we are not used to plugging in a watch every day. Clearly the target is not the early adopters. This is the first step of Motorola into the Android wearable space. It is fun to learn throughout this article that the project was planned before competitors even appeared.
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.