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It might not be cute as a button, but Intel’s button-sized Curie Compute Module (just a fancy name for a new SoC) promises to greatly advance the low-power wearables market. The chip giant first introduced Curie at CES earlier this year, but Intel today announced that the first product that will use Curie is the Arduino 101 microcontroller board. If you recall, an inventive engineer used an Arduino Pro Mini board to carry out an epic Mjolnir on unsuspecting passersby. Unfortunately, Arduino 101 isn’t small enough to allow for a true wearable (it measures 7cm x 5.5cm) but it does open up a number... Read more...
Microsoft is getting into the smart devices business. The company’s BUILD conference is happening this week in San Francisco, and it appears that someone at Microsoft made a new “Windows on Devices” website live before they were supposed to, because it was only up for a few hours (and somehow The Verge spotted it) before it was taken down early this morning. The link now just leads to an error page. When it was up, the site reportedly said that the company was "bringing Windows to a whole new class of small devices”, giving the examples of a smart coffee mug, a talking bear,... Read more...
If Intel wanted to, it could maintain its status quo and churn out loads of processors for most of the desktops and laptops (and many mobile devices) in the world, raking in money hand over fist for years to come, but the company, under the leadership of new CEO Brian Krzanich, is demonstrating that it wants to maintain that innovative edge with two new unconventional technologies. One is the tiny Edison development board, and the other is a futuristic way to interact with computers called RealSense. Intel Edison development board Simply put, the Intel Edison Development Board is an SD card-sized... Read more...
Although Intel is Chipzilla, the company can’t help but extend its reach just a bit into the exciting and growing world of DIY makers and hobbyists. Intel announced its Galileo development board, a microcontroller that’s compatible with Arduino software and uses the new Quark X1000 SoC processor (400MHz, 32-bit, Pentium-class, single- core and thread) that Intel announced at the IDF 2013 keynote. The board makes use of Intel’s architecture to make it easy to develop for Windows, Mac, and Linux, but it’s also completely open hardware. If this sounds similar to the low-cost... Read more...
You might be also interested in: Betting On Bay Trail: Intel's Atom Overhaul Tested Intel’s newly appointed CEO, Brian Krzanich and President Renee James kicked off this year’s Intel Developers Forum with an opening keynote that laid out the company’s plans for 2014 and beyond. They spoke of industry trends in general, about Intel’s strategy moving forward, and how they believe they can win in the current economic and technical environments. They also revealed some bleeding edge new technology, which somewhat surprisingly, was already up and running, live on stage. The underlying... Read more...