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Intel i5 vs Intel i7: what's the difference?
Intel i5 vs Intel i7: what's the difference? By David Nield

Take a wander down the computer isle in your local electronics store, or have a browse online for the latest laptops and desktops, and you're likely to come across a lot of references to Intel i5 and Intel i7.So just what do these technical-sounding names... Read more

Intel vs AMD: how do they compare?
Intel vs AMD: how do they compare? By David Nield

Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) are two of the biggest names in technology, responsible for the chips that power millions of computers, graphics cards, servers and other devices. So what are the differences between these two giants of the industry?Here... Read more

Why Intel's work on quantum computing is in a spin
Why Intel's work on quantum computing is in a spin By Dan Grabham

Intel always likes to reveal details of the bleeding edge stuff it works on and we’re now seeing the glimpse of some quantum computing tech that a research program embarked on back in 2015.Quantum computing is the ultimate in parallel computing; the... Read more

Intel shows off its Vaunt smart glasses that might one day use Alexa
Intel shows off its Vaunt smart glasses that might one day use Alexa By Elyse Betters

It turns out Intel really is serious about smart glasses.A week after Bloomberg claimed Intel wants to sell its majority stake in an augmented reality firm, with the ultimate hope of launching a pair of consumer smart glasses, The Verge has posted photos... Read more

Intel's new RealSense cameras add 3D depth-perception to virtually any device
Intel's new RealSense cameras add 3D depth-perception to virtually any device By Max Langridge

Intel has announced a couple of new RealSense cameras as part of its D400 product family. The D415 and D435 are available to order now in the US and are fully plug 'n' play, meaning you simply need to connect them to all manner of devices via USB and... Read more

Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream
Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream By Rik Henderson

Intel is ready to announce its latest series of laptop PC chipsets today, Monday 21 August, at 8am PDT (11am EDT, 4pm BST). And you can watch the unveiling online.The first chips in the 8th Gen processor family will be revealed via a livestream held by Gregory... Read more

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched
Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched By Rik Henderson

Intel was full of beans when it acquired wearables company Basis a few years ago, even telling Pocket-lint that the Basis Peak smartwatch "worked the best" and development on new products would continue apace.However, it has now decided to shut down... Read more

Intel will present "the future of cricket" at the ICC Trophy. Drones, bat sensors, VR and more
Intel will present "the future of cricket" at the ICC Trophy. Drones, bat sensors, VR and more By Max Langridge

Intel has announced a few new technological additions to the International Cricket Champions (ICC) Trophy, which starts Thursday 1 June. Chief among the technological advancements Intel will be taking to the tournament, include using the company's Falcon... Read more

Intel Core i9 X-Series is a hardcore gamer's delight, with 18-core option
Intel Core i9 X-Series is a hardcore gamer's delight, with 18-core option By Rik Henderson

During its Computex keynote, Intel announced a new series of CPUs that sit at the very top of the Skylake family.The Intel Core i9 X-Series is for power users and seriously hardcore PC gamers as it starts at around $1,000 and goes up to a mighty $2,000... Read more

What’s new for Intel Core 7th Gen? Kaby Lake processors explained, 4K media focus
What’s new for Intel Core 7th Gen? Kaby Lake processors explained, 4K media focus By Mike Lowe

Year on year Intel is committed to updating its Intel Core processors, with the latest seventh-generation chip even bearing a "7th Gen" badge its visual marketing and on-shelf positioning.Perhaps that's no surprise when you hear people talking about the... Read more

What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained
What is Intel Project Alloy? The wire-free VR headset explained By Mike Lowe

Virtual reality is a big deal, but delving into the virtual world typically requires a tethered-to-PC solution. That's where Intel Project Alloy does things differently: this all-in-one VR headset is designed without wires, with all its computational... Read more

Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake processors are coming this year
Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake processors are coming this year By Luke Edwards

Intel has officially announced its next generation of advanced processors that it's calling Kaby Lake.The Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake processors will go into production in the next few months and begin to ship before the end of the year. They will appear... Read more

Intel augmented reality headset to merge worlds, real and virtual
Intel augmented reality headset to merge worlds, real and virtual By Luke Edwards

Intel is reportedly working on its own augmented reality headset that could be the biggest jump forward yet. The lines between the virtual and real worlds are about to blur.According to sources of the Wall Street Journal, Intel is working on an AR headset... Read more

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster
Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster By Stuart Miles

Intel has announced a new range of processors at European technology trade show IFA in German.Dubbed Skylake, the new Intel Core processors, which will include a line aimed at mobile 2-in-1 devices promise to be the company's "best ever" and allow manufacturers... Read more

How Intel wants to change BMX and action sports: Accurate trick-tracking could come to pro competitions by 2016
How Intel wants to change BMX and action sports: Accurate trick-tracking could come to pro competitions by 2016 By Mike Lowe

At a developer forum you don't expect to watch BMX pros front-flipping over a ramp. But that's exactly what we were treated to on the third floor of the Moscone Centre in San Francisco at the Intel Developer Conference (IDF) 2015.And not just "because... Read more

Using the Intel RealSense depth-sensing smartphone: Does it raise the bar for phones?
Using the Intel RealSense depth-sensing smartphone: Does it raise the bar for phones? By Mike Lowe

Imagine a smartphone with a slew of cameras capable of detecting depth and distance to generate on-screen augmented reality experiences relative to the world around you, not just linear on-screen applications and game experiences.No need to imagine it... Read more

Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash due this year, 8K gaming incoming
Intel 3D XPoint memory 1,000 times faster than flash due this year, 8K gaming incoming By Luke Edwards

For the first time in 25 years a new memory category has been created by Intel, and it's 1,000 times faster than NAND.Intel says its new 3D XPoint memory has already started going into production. A leaked roadmap has revealed that the company plans to... Read more

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more
Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more By Luke Edwards

Intel shows off what it's working on for the not-too distant future at its yearly event: Intel Future Showcase. We went along to see what it is we can expect in the future of tech.Intel had plenty on display from its own brand of wireless charging, that... Read more

MacBook Air refresh imminent: Intel Broadwell chips likely but not 12-inch Retina display
MacBook Air refresh imminent: Intel Broadwell chips likely but not 12-inch Retina display By Rik Henderson

Apple is said to be refreshing its MacBook Air range on 24 February but previous rumours that it will be introducing a 12-inch model with a Retina display could prove to be unfounded.Instead, the new models will feature improved Intel Broadwell processors... Read more

What comes next after we're done with the Internet of Things? Intel gives us some clues
What comes next after we're done with the Internet of Things? Intel gives us some clues By Stuart Miles

What's going to be the next big thing after the Internet of Things? It might be a massive trend right now, but once the standards have been cracked and every device and appliance you own is connected to the cloud and each other, eyes will be looking... Read more

Intel Smart Spider Dress is not only scary but it intelligently defends its wearer
Intel Smart Spider Dress is not only scary but it intelligently defends its wearer By Luke Edwards

Well if this isn't the scariest wearable smart clothing you've seen we can't imagine what is. The Smart Spider Dress is a collaboration between Intel, using the Edison system, and experimental designer Anouk Wipprecht.The Smart Spider Dress isn't simply... Read more

Paddington: The tech behind the much-loved bear's big screen debut
Paddington: The tech behind the much-loved bear's big screen debut By Mike Lowe

Whatever age you are, there's something undeniably lovable about Paddington Bear. First brought to life in the 1958 book, he's since appeared on screen in almost every decade since the 1970s, from stop-motion animation to the hand-drawn Hanna-Barbera... Read more

New Google Glass rumoured to arrive in 2015 with Intel innards
New Google Glass rumoured to arrive in 2015 with Intel innards By Luke Edwards

All has been quiet on the Google Glass front for some time, until now. A new hardware version of Glass is reportedly on its way next year, and it should have Intel brains.According to sources of The Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to launch... Read more

Intel MICA is a fashionable smart cuff just for women, launches in US for $495
Intel MICA is a fashionable smart cuff just for women, launches in US for $495 By Elyse Betters

Intel has a new wearable that sort of looks like Will.i.am's Puls but targeted toward women.The wearable is called MICA, and that stands for My Intelligent Communication Accessory. The whole thing was designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel,... Read more

Up close with the Intel Make It Wearable UK finalists: Robotic hands, modular smartwatch, and a smart vibrating pendant
Up close with the Intel Make It Wearable UK finalists: Robotic hands, modular smartwatch, and a smart vibrating pendant By Luke Edwards

Intel launched its Make It Wearable competition which will see one lucky winner receive $500,000. At the moment 7 of 10 finalists are from Europe with 3 from the UK. We caught up with the UK finalists to see their amazing robot hands, modular smartwatch... Read more

Nixie is the future of selfies, a wearable drone camera that flies off your wrist
Nixie is the future of selfies, a wearable drone camera that flies off your wrist By Luke Edwards

Selfie is now a word in the dictionary. Front facing cameras on phones are getting higher in quality and wider in lens angles. But now selfies are going to reach a new level with Nixie, a drone quadcopter that folds to be worn on your wrist.Nixie is a... Read more

Wearables aren't 'just something for computer people', says Intel new devices boss
Wearables aren't 'just something for computer people', says Intel new devices boss By Mike Lowe

Are wearables the next big thing in the tech world? Do we really need them and will they make our lives better? Big questions at a potential turning point in the industry.There are few people better to sit down with than Mike Bell, corporate vice president... Read more

Hands-on: Opening Ceremony and Intel MICA is the $1,000 wearable like no other
Hands-on: Opening Ceremony and Intel MICA is the $1,000 wearable like no other By Mike Lowe

Wearables are all the rage at the moment, but few existing products have truly captivated an enthusiastic audience. That's where Intel, in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, has come up with something entirely different: a smart fashion bracelet called... Read more

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor
Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor By Mike Lowe

At the Intel Developer Forum 2014, Mike Bell, corporate vice president and general manager of the new devices group at Intel, took to the stage during the opening keynote and unveiled a sneak peek of a forthcoming smartwatch by Basis. But details of... Read more

Meet Jimmy, Intel’s joke-telling, app controlled and customisable 3D-printed robot
Meet Jimmy, Intel’s joke-telling, app controlled and customisable 3D-printed robot By Mike Lowe

In our job we meet a lot of different people throughout the industry. But at the Intel Developers Forum 2014 we “met” a robot for the first time: Jimmy, the customisable, programmable and 3D-printed creation from Intel and Trossen Robotics.And the... Read more

The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password
The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password By Mike Lowe

Passwords are a brilliant and useful aspect of security, but they're also a pain in the ass. Forgetting one, having another phished or hacked, needing to use a different new one when trying to reset an account. Multiple sighs ensue when that replacement... Read more

Intel envisions a wireless future: WiGig and wireless charging to 'eliminate all cables by end of 2015'
Intel envisions a wireless future: WiGig and wireless charging to 'eliminate all cables by end of 2015' By Mike Lowe

Intel outlined its vision for a wire-free future at its Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. But rather than this being a distant concept, the technology is just around the corner and, the company believes, will be in place by the end of 2015. On... Read more

Intel MICA high-fashion wearable has sapphire glass touchscreen and wireless charging
Intel MICA high-fashion wearable has sapphire glass touchscreen and wireless charging By Luke Edwards

Intel has teamed up with fashion company, Opening Ceremony to create a luxury wearable aimed at fashionable women. They came up with My Intelligent Communication Accessory, or MICA.At the moment the capabilities of the jewelry are being kept secret but... Read more

3D print your own ‘Jimmy’ walking, face recognising bot from Intel, the Rasberry Pi of robots
3D print your own ‘Jimmy’ walking, face recognising bot from Intel, the Rasberry Pi of robots By Luke Edwards

The day has come where 3D printer owners can now print their own robot slaves to do their bidding. Intel has released the details for its "Jimmy" robot which is due out this September.The 45cm tall robot will cost $1,500 which is a smaller version of... Read more

Hands-on: Intel Core M Llama Mountain shows the future of skinny tablets
Hands-on: Intel Core M Llama Mountain shows the future of skinny tablets By Cat Thomas

Much of the buzz around Computex 2014 has been based on the advent of Intel's Core M architecture which heralds the arrival of wafer-thin fanless devices as early as late 2014.Pocket-lint was lucky enough to get a quick hands-on with on Intel's reference... Read more

Touch control holograms, 3D scanning, auto green screens: We try the Intel RealSense future
Touch control holograms, 3D scanning, auto green screens: We try the Intel RealSense future By Luke Edwards

Intel showed us its RealSense 3D camera today at an event in London. With it was the best floating, touch controlled "hologram" we've seen in real life. Tony Stark would have been impressed.The RealSense 3D camera is going to start appearing in computers... Read more

Intel is planning conversational voice recognition that works offline
Intel is planning conversational voice recognition that works offline By Jake Smith

Intel's always-listening Jarvis headset unveiled at CES 2014 is similar to Apple's Siri, Google Now, and even Google Glass without the display. It's a personal assistant meant to be by your side all the time, able to have a conversation. But to differentiate... Read more

Intel sells off failed OnCue pay-TV service to Verizon
Intel sells off failed OnCue pay-TV service to Verizon By Jake Smith

Intel has announced that it's selling off Intel Media - the company behind its failed OnCue pay-TV service - to Verizon. The cost of the deal wasn't disclosed, but Bloomberg reported in November 2013 that Intel wanted $500 million for the service. Verizon's purchase... Read more

Intel debuts SD card-sized computer called Edison (video)
Intel debuts SD card-sized computer called Edison (video) By Jake Smith

A research team at Intel has developed an SD card-sized computer that has a long-ranging list of use cases, including with computers, phones, coffee makers, coffee cups. Dubbed the Edison, the tiny computer was shown on stage at CES 2014 ahead of its... Read more

Mimo lets you connect your baby to the internet, anxious parents worry no more (video)
Mimo lets you connect your baby to the internet, anxious parents worry no more (video) By Stuart Miles

Are you a worried parent? Do you wish you could monitor your baby's every movement all from your smartphone? Do you love technology? Good now that we've got all those boxes ticked you'll be wanting the Mimo baby monitor, a technologically advanced baby... Read more

Intel has come up with a processor powered by wine
Intel has come up with a processor powered by wine By Luke Edwards

Yes you read that right, there is a chip in existence that is juiced by the fermented juice of grapes. Or, more accurately, the reaction of the wine's acid content on the copper and zinc terminals in the glass.The Intel chip was unveiled at the Intel... Read more

Intel's Z3000 Bay Trail chips promise better CPU and GPU performance in tablets for lower price
Intel's Z3000 Bay Trail chips promise better CPU and GPU performance in tablets for lower price By Elyse Betters

Intel has launched its first Silvermont processors, and they're called the Atom Z3000 "Bay Trail" series. The important thing about these chips is that Intel promises twice the CPU performance and three-times the GPU performance.Bay Trail is the codename... Read more

Intel CEO unveils Quark chip, the future of wearable tech, shown off in a bracelet concept
Intel CEO unveils Quark chip, the future of wearable tech, shown off in a bracelet concept By Mike Lowe

Intel's new CEO, Brian Krzanich, announced Quark - not to be confused with the Star Trek character - a new chip with a core one fifth the size of Intel's current Atom. It's teeny tiny, and it could well be the future.So why should you care? The Quark... Read more

Intel president: wearable tech to 'transform every area of our lives', demoes silicon-on-skin concept
Intel president: wearable tech to 'transform every area of our lives', demoes silicon-on-skin concept By Mike Lowe

Wearable tech is the buzz word in 2013. And Intel is right behind, adding to that buzz as it shows off smaller and smaller technologies able to realise new potential.As the company's president Renee James took to the stage at the opening keynote at the... Read more

Intel roadmap reportedly leaks - plans to launch new tablet platforms, smartphone SoC?
Intel roadmap reportedly leaks - plans to launch new tablet platforms, smartphone SoC? By Elyse Betters

A portion of Intel's roadmap for the next three years has leaked, asserting the company plans to bolster its mobile platform performance lineup, according to a new report.Citing unnamed Taiwan-based manufacturer sources, Digitimes reported on Wednesday... Read more

NFC-powered companion E Ink display demonstrated
NFC-powered companion E Ink display demonstrated By Luke Edwards

Imagine tapping a slither of screen against your smartphone and transferring a document to it, along with the power to read it. Imagine no longer, the technology has been demonstrated by Intel.Researchers at the University of Massachussetts and the University... Read more

Intel has eye on expanding its smartphone support, with Merrifield and 4G LTE solutions
Intel has eye on expanding its smartphone support, with Merrifield and 4G LTE solutions By Rik Henderson

Intel is to make a more aggressive move into the smartphone business this year, taking on Qualcomm and Nvidia with dedicated mobile chipsets and a 4G LTE solution.Alongside announcements for its fourth-generation Ultrabook and tablet processors at Computex... Read more

Intel fourth-generation processors announced, Haswell and Bay Trail focused on Ultrabooks and tablets
Intel fourth-generation processors announced, Haswell and Bay Trail focused on Ultrabooks and tablets By Rik Henderson

Intel has announced its fourth-generation family of processors, Haswell and Bay Trail, and is aiming them at the burgeoning Ultrabook, two-in-one hybrids and tablet market.Unveiled during the company's Computex 2013 press conference in Taipei, Taiwan,... Read more

Intel Haswell processors set to power next generation of laptops
Intel Haswell processors set to power next generation of laptops By Stuart Miles

Intel is set to dominate the news this week powering a bevy of new laptops, ultrabooks and other devices to be announced at Computex.The chip manufacturer has announced further details of its new processors, dubbed Haswell, that promises enhanced performance... Read more

Intel's upcoming Haswell to boost MacBook battery life by 50 per cent
Intel's upcoming Haswell to boost MacBook battery life by 50 per cent By Elyse Betters

Apple's MacBooks may soon get a 50 per cent boost in battery life once Intel releases its new line-up of Core processors.Haswell, the successor to Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture found in current MacBooks, will apparently reduce power consumption by half,... Read more