The Consumer Electronic show is as much about getting consumers excited about technology as it is about inspiring the industry, and that’s what I saw at Intel’s Press Conferences. It will come as no surprise that Intel has been working on gesture controls, in fact they have been doing it publically for quite sometime. But at CES 2014 the preceptual computing program, a program with a name only a developer could love has gotten a refresh to Intel RealSense 3D Camera and Intel’s Wearable Computing Chip Quark got a new development board called Edison.
I’m glad that Intel let Mooly Eden back on stage since he is one funny guy…even if you don’t like those kinds of Jokes. His passion for the future was clear and the future he presented was extreme, well, extreme if you’ve never watched a Sci-fi movie. Chips insterted into brains, transistors compared to number of nurons in your brain and the presentation that it was all a reality that was just around the corner. Well 12 years, Intel would be able to make chips with as many transistors as there were nurons in our brain. It really was a presentation about how they were taking the Science out of Science Fiction.
Other than straight inspriration about how Intel sees our future, they launched RealSense, which is a 1080p 3D camera whih is the worlds.
Wearables are a huge theme here at CES 2014 and Intel wasn’t being left behind. Edison is the name of the the new 22 nanometer dual core Intel Quark system-on-a-chip. It’s an ultra low power processor that will fit into clothing and offers a connected app store. CEO Biran Krzanich was in full swing pointing out Intel’s edge with embedded technology, there are a ton of fields where Intel can expand into.
To kick off their presence in wearbles they are holding a global “make it wearable” competition. They’re looking for the most innovative wearable design and offering $1.3 million in prizes to the victor and the winners will get to work with Intel to make them a reality.
We have a wrap up of Day 1 of CES that takes a closer look at some of the coolest gadgets that we came across as well as a deep dive into what Intel was up to at CES 2014.
The one take away that can’t be missed is the Internet of Things means devices will eventually be smarter than the people building them.