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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.
Imagine the profile pictures you could snap with a wearable camera that's also drone. CNET's Sumi Das has more on Nixie, a device that wowed judges at Intel's "Make It Wearable" contest.
The chipmaker's investment arm expects to invest about $355 million altogether this year.
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.