Sunday, February 21, 2016

Extensible: HP Windows Phones for Business

HP’s Elite x3 is a flagship sailing into a dangerous Windows phone wasteland | PCWorld
hp elite x3 with continuum feb 2016
  • "A 5.96-inch, 2560x1440 (WQHD) edge-to-edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and an anti-reflective coating
  • The brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU with integrated Adreno GPU
  • 4GB of LPDDR-4 RAM
  • 64GB eMMC storage, SD extensible to 2TB
  • Cat 6 LTE (“Designed for continuity,” explained Park: “We know LTE is where things are going.”)
  • 8MP front-facing camera, 16MP rear-facing camera
  • Dual SIM slots 
  • A 4,150mAh battery (No life spec yet, but Park promised it would last “all day”)
  • Dimensions: 3.29x0.31x6.36 inches
  • Weight: 0.43 pounds (options could add weight)
  • Durable: passed IP-67 and MIL Standard 810G, including a four-foot drop"
video: HP Elite x3 is serious business

alternative: top consumer level Android phone
LG's G5 is a radical reinvention of the flagship Android smartphone | The Verge

Both have something in common: hardware extensions.

HP device can attach to external monitor and keyboard to act as a desktop,
and there is even a laptop-like shell to hold the phone inside.

HP Elite x3 smartphone for business is also a Windows laptop... or desktop - Liliputing

LG has extenders to work as a camera, a music device etc.

The "only" problem with this logic is the price. It is likely that for less money one can purchase
a decent phone and decent laptop, or a phone and a camera.

Azure IoT Hub

Microsoft Azure IoT Hub Reaches General Availability
"Microsoft has recently announced its Azure IoT Hub offering has reached general availability (GA)...
Azure IoT Hub is one of the foundational services that make up the Azure IoT Suite. The Azure IoT Hub service provides bi-directional communication between devices and the cloud. Devices may connect through a local field gateway when internet connectivity may not be available on the device or when a device only communicates in unsupported protocols such as ZigBee or Modbus. The field gateway, in turn, will communicate with the IoT Hub Cloud gateway. Alternatively, if a device supports HTTP(S) 1.1, MQTT 3.1.1 or AMQP 1.0 it can natively communicate with the IoT Hub Cloud gateway. Device SDKs are available for C/C#, Java, and JavaScript/Node.js."

Azure IoT Suite backend include:

Google Web Fonts

A never ending list of free fonts available on Google

Google Fonts

google/fonts: Font files available from Google Fonts @GitHub

Google Fonts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Google Fonts (previously called Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of free hosted application programming interfaces for web fonts. It was launched in 2010,[1] and revamped in 2011.[2] Many of the fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License 1.1, while some are released under the Apache License; both arefree software licenses.

Not just 

link href="" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"

Using Web Tangerine Font :)