QuTecha will soon release the Minotaur One mobile device. It provides you the freedom to use a mobile device without any "terms of service" that opt you in by default.
Decentralized is exactly that. There is no one software source being distributed. Whichever OS you use is up to you and we'll help you get there. We respect that your personal life is yours. You can decide who you share details with and why. We do not capture usage data. We do not Data Mine and as soon as you have the Minotaur One in your hands, no one else can Data Mine you either unless YOU let them.
Although the schematic is closed source, we do provide you access to internal I/O. through the connector port you can hook GPIO, SPI, I2C, CAN and even an Ethernet port. If you really want to get down and dirty, you also have access to the JTAG bus so you can flash your own trusted u-boot. Details found here.
The large development ecosystem allows you to hit the ground running and build and change out the OS and apps with ease. Leverage open source software or write your own app is up to you. You can use it to make VoIP calls or just a portable desktop so you can keep your work life and personal life separate.
The important part is you're not forced to opt-in just to have a mobile device. Since you can change your OS easier then you change your pants, you can decide what software you trust. If you decide to, you can opt into anything you want or nothing at all. No longer will you have to worry about who is logging your life into their Big Data.
We went with an ARM processor that has an enormous echo system. You can draw from thousands of web site to build whatever apps you want to run on whichever OS you want or start with Linux kernel and build your own. By drawing from Open Source software and well documented hardware, you know exactly what is and should be running at all times.
We also gave you 2 USB and a full size HDMI ports. Use this mobile device for a portable desktop on the road and keep your information with you at all times.
The large development echo system allows you to hit the ground running and build and change out the OS and apps with ease. Leverage open source software or write you own app it up to you. You can use it to make VoIP calls or just a portable desktop so you can keep your work life and personal life separate.
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Each individual is made of different personalities. We work hard to be professional at work, a loving and supportive spouse at home and a responsible adult role model with our children. There are even times we just let loose and have some fun with friends or vent our frustration. Corporations that use Big Data blur that line to our detriment and their profit. When anyone applies for a job, admission to higher education or even starts dating, we are judged based on what can be found about us on the Internet. By reducing my digital fingerprint I want to force you to meet with me, to and get to know who I really am, and not base your opinion on me from information with no context.
QuTecha is building technologies that you have complete control over. We manufacture mobile devices that don't mandate what operating system your run. We don't mandate what applications you run. We also don't mandate you give up personal information just to use it. QuTecha is in the business of providing a customizable hardware platform not reselling Big Data to marketing companies.
The Minotaur One can boot from internal Flash or a MicroSD and you can change this in a flash. This means you can run one OS when home and switch to another for work or travel. Since there is no one centralized point for software distribution, there is no one company with the ability to obtain and resell your information.
By supporting our KickStarter campaign you will not only get the Minotaur One at a great price, you will support the anti Big Data cause. When business decided that increasing their bottom line by selling your personal information is more important then your right to privacy it’s time to push back. They are not concerned with who they sell the information to. Nor are they concerned with whom it is resold to. The more of your personal information is leaked, the chance of being a hacked, scammed, a victim of Social Engineering or IP lost through corporate espionage increases.
As engineers, we have the power and skills to push back. When you buy a Minotaur One, what you share and whom you share it with, returns to your control.
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