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Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 2

As mentioned previously in Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 1, any Camera built today really, really needs wireless connectivity. Basically, they need a SmartPhone without the Phone.  You might get away with a WiFi only device.  In this case, you want the WiFi device to use SSIC […]

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USB Power Delivery up to 100W of power, Specification Goes Final & Public

USB delivers power, enough to charge your mobile phone or tablet, but slower than you want.  You need more power for faster charging, so the inventors of USB invented USB Power Delivery.  The specification is now final and approved by the USB-IF. USB 3.0 delivers up to 4.5W of power for charging. This is an […]

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USB saves the Earth

So the European Union has said, you must use USB as the charger for all cell phones in Europe going forward.  In fact, the EU estimates that there are over 1 Billion non-USB chargers sitting around Europe that are simply garbage.  By changing over to USB as the standard connector, this will eliminate the need […]

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USB 3.0 hits Smart Phones & Tablets in 2012, (Yes 2012)

Happy New Year! Yes, it’s still Happy. My understanding: The world won’t end in 2012. Which is great because according to the Ismail Rahman, CTO of the USB-IF says, that Mobile Phones and Tablets will support USB 3.0 in 2012 (PC World USB 3.0 in Smart Phones and Tablets article)  Smartphones and tablets will also […]

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USB saves the Earth

So the European Union has said, you must use USB as the charger for all cell phones in Europe going forward.  In fact, the EU estimates that there are over 1 Billion Phone chargers sitting around Europe that are simply garbage. By changing over to USB as the standard connector, this will eliminate the need […]

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First Windows 8 Demonstration of USB 3.0 at Build, IDF 2011 1 Billion plus USB 3.0 products

1+ Billion USB 3.0 Devices in 2 years During the USB 3.0 session at IDF 2011, Jeff Ravencraft pointed out that in the next 2 years, over 1 billion USB 3.0 enabled products will be shipped. For a second I thought about it, and then I realized “Yes, that’s true.” So I pulled up the […]

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