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While making our rounds at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, we made sure to stop by to see ASUS, and we're glad we did. The company had on display its Transformer Book T300 Chi, purportedly the world's thinnest 12.5-inch detachable 2-in-1 laptop, and also its Zenbook UX305, supposedly the slimmest 13-inch QHD+ Ultrabook the world has ever seen. In case you missed our previous coverage, the Zenbook UX305 is powered by an Intel Core M (Broadwell) processor. Intel built the 14nm Core M specifically for fanless form factors such as tablets and 2-in-1 hybrid systems. It's much smaller than Haswell, and it's a big reason why Asus can lay claim to having the thinnest 13-inch QHD+ Ultrabook... Read more...
Sometimes it's the enterprise sector that gets access to all the coolest toys. Certainly that argument could be made today with OCZ's introduction of its wicked fast Z-Drive 6000 NVMe solid state drive (SSD). OCZ unveiled the new drive at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco telling attendees that it will provide industry-leading IOPS per dollar. The Z-Drive 6000 is a native PCIe 3.0 NVMe 1.1 solution in the popular (and easy-to-deploy) 2.5-inch form factor. In addition to offering customers high performance (reported to hit 3GB/s), it also features a hot pluggable SFF-8639 connector for superior deployment-efficiency and serviceability, OCZ says. Enterprise customers needn't worry... Read more...
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the world's thinnest tablet. That's the claim being tossed out there by Intel and Dell in regards to the latter's forthcoming Venue 8 7000 Series Android slate, and at just 6mm thin, we won't dispute the claim. In addition to having the slimmest profile among its fellow tablets, the Venue 8 7000 is also the first to incorporate Intel's RealSense 3D technology. It's equipped with Intel's RealSense camera, which gives the slate depth perception similar to the human eye. Using the RealSense camera, the Venue 8 7000 can measure 3D images by capturing different layers. It can then determine the distance and size of a real-world object, though in time, it will be interesting... Read more...
Let's go ahead and dispense with the inevitable shout out to Minority Report, the futuristic flick that seems an obligatory mention whenever there's talk of next-generation 3D technology. What Intel's working on is not Minority Report -- it's called RealSense, and using the technology, you can scan, modify, print, and share in 3D, as well as naturally manipulate and play with scanned 3D objects using hand and finger technology. RealSense is an effort to move beyond the limitations of touch and tap input and to take advantage of the 3D world we live in. After all, the world isn't flat, nor should we be limited to a flat landscape on our computing devices. It's also about making devices 3D aware... Read more...
There's an age-old warning about putting all of one's eggs in a single basket. It's a lesson Intel is determined not to learn the hard way, hence why you'll find Intel inside Windows machines, Apple systems, and Android devices. In terms of mobile, Android is the most successful at this point (as it relates to market share), and to make it easier to bring Android devices based on Intel architecture to market, the Santa Clara chip maker unveiled its Reference Design Program for Android at IDF today. Intel's aware that making a living building hardware is a difficult task, especially in a fast-evolving market where Android resides. Those who are to be successful are able to capitalize on market... Read more...
This morning at the Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco, Intel PC Client Group Vice President Kirk Skaugen offered a live demo of "Skylake," the follow-on to the company's Broadwell processor platform.  Set for launch before the end of 2015, the platform is claimed to offer significant battery life gains for 2-in-1 hybrids and tablets. Though they're built on the same 14nm process as Intel's Broadwell architecture, the design is reported to incorporate some significant advancements including, finally, the full realization of wireless charging and data streaming between devices in what Skaugen noted as a campaign to"ditch the brick" (meaning the power brick). Skylake is reported... Read more...