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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

Cortana is always listening with new Wake-On-Voice tech, even when Windows 10 is sleeping

Cortana is always listening with new Wake-On-Voice tech, even when Windows 10 is sleeping

By Mike Lowe

"Hey Cortana". Windows 10's built-in assistant is the go-to voice-controlled interface in Microsoft's operating system. And she's just about to get a whole lot smarter.Shown at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 in San Francisco, Intel demonstrated... 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

What is Intel's Make it Wearable contest and which wearables won?

What is Intel's Make it Wearable contest and which wearables won?

By Elyse Betters

Intel's Make it Wearable contest has just concluded, after doling out $800,000 in award money to three teams behind wearable devices that are not only innovative but also creative.With Qualcomm spearheading technology in recent years, mostly due to Intel's... 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

The big interview: Wearables aren't 'just something for computer people', says Intel new devices boss

The big interview: 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 claims that by 2026 processors will have as many transistors as there are neurons in a brain

Intel claims that by 2026 processors will have as many transistors as there are neurons in a brain

By Rik Henderson

During Intel's CES 2014 keynote, senior vice-president Mooly Eden said it would take only12 years for the company to make a processor that features as many transistors as there are neurons in a human brain. The fourth-generation Intel Core processor already... Read more

Intel RealSense 3D cameras to 3D scan the world, and you, from your laptop

Intel RealSense 3D cameras to 3D scan the world, and you, from your laptop

By Luke Edwards

Intel has unveiled its RealSense 3D cameras that are small enough to fit in a laptop lid and smart enough to scan with depth awareness. It could potentially recognise facial expressions and even scan objects for 3D printing.The 3D camera essentially... Read more

Intel wants $500M for failed OnCue pay-TV service, and Verizon's interested

Intel wants $500M for failed OnCue pay-TV service, and Verizon's interested

By Elyse Betters

Intel wants $500 million for an online pay-TV service that nobody got to use.Called OnCue, the service provides pay-TV programming over an internet connection. Intel dreamed up OnCue during a time when it reportedly wanted to explore new spaces. Such... 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 demoes 20-point touch on Windows 8, we go (lots of) hands-on

Intel demoes 20-point touch on Windows 8, we go (lots of) hands-on

By Mike Lowe

Don't worry, you're not looking at an image of hands on virtual fire in some kind of geekoid game. Instead this is Intel demonstrating 20-point touch technology on a test Windows 8 unit at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco.Even though Intel... Read more

New Chromebooks: 50 per cent battery life boost in upcoming Intel Haswell models

New Chromebooks: 50 per cent battery life boost in upcoming Intel Haswell models

By Mike Lowe

Chromebooks are set to get a big kick up the rear when it comes to battery life. Intel Haswell-based Chromebooks were announced today at the Intel Developers Forum 2013, promising 50 per cent battery life improvement over current-generation models. That's... 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