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Intel launches its tiny Edison computer, with CEO Brian Krzanich talking about an often bizarre array of wearable devices during his keynote.
The next wave of consumer electronics could come from the maker movement and indie developers. Intel's Edward Ross wants to make the company's chips a key part of that trend.
The Synapse dress integrates Intel's Edison chip and a range of sensors to show on the outside what the wearer is feeling within.
Intel is confident wearables are the next frontier. But the chipmaker's approach to developing the gadgets is the polar opposite of that taken by the industry's biggest contenders.
A fake press release says the chipmaker is pulling out of its $6 billion investment because of the "destruction and loss of life resulting from Israel's recent assault on Gaza."
The chipmaker boosts its stock buyback plan by $20 billion, as it seeks to trim its cash balance and return more money to shareholders.
The company is launching a $100 million fund to make sure its chips get into wearables, Internet devices, phones, and hybrids.
Intel has reportedly purchased smartwatch maker Basis Science to become part of the firm's arsenal in the wearable device industry.
The first wearable gadget based on the Intel Edison chip is a onesie that monitors your baby's breathing and sends audio and data to your smartphone. Staying connected to your baby has never been more wireless.
The semiconductor giant has been pushing its processors for use in smartwatches and other devices, but it used chips using rival architecture for some of its prototypes.