Computing units are getting smaller by the day, and in the present day at CES in Las Vegas Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich introduced new particulars about one among its massive (little?) efforts within the area. Curie, Intel’s button-sized wearable hardware module that was first unveiled a yr in the past, will start delivery this quarter and can value lower than $10, he stated.
Amidst flashy demonstrations involving BMX and free driving, Intel additionally introduced partnerships with a wave of third events to spice up its attain. They embrace ESPN, Pink Bull Media and a number of others to combine the chip to trace athletes’ efficiency, in addition to different partnerships with excessive profile figures like Woman Gaga to advance its position within the subsequent era of computing.
“We consider it can change how athletes are judged, how they practice,” Krzanich stated.
The collaboration with ESPN will kick off with the X Video games in Aspen in 2016, the place the low energy Intel Curie module might be built-in into the Males’s Snowboard Slopestyle and Males’s Snowboard Massive Air competitions, the place it is going to assist to offer actual-time knowledge on athlete efficiency on in-air rotations, bounce peak, leap distance, velocity, and pressure on touchdown.
The Purple Bull partnership in the meantime is a worldwide deal that may cowl “a number of genres and platforms,” Intel says.
Intel has up to now introduced different Curie collaborations with hardware makers to enrich these offers with content material corporations introduced right now. They embrace the Arduino one hundred and one.
Different areas the place these mild, small computing units are more likely to make an look are drones, the place Intel works with corporations like Yuneec in addition to Ascending Applied sciences, which it simply introduced yesterday that it acquired.
Intel has made one thing of a practice of opening the CES present with its keynote and it makes an enormous effort to put in numerous information to point out off its pole place slot. Different Curie bulletins included a partnership with New Stability to develop new know-how for runners and different athletes, together with a operating-targeted sensible watch, and a partnership with Oakley on a sensible eyewear product referred to as “Radar Tempo”, which features a voice-activated, actual-time teaching system
The Woman Gaga collaboration, in the meantime, will a “challenge that may showcase know-how by way of creativity on the highest degree” that can be proven off in the course of the Grammy Awards in February 2016 (sure, she was that obscure in her description). “You’ll all actually be blown away,” Krzanich stated.
Purple Bull, ESPN and “Haus of Gaga” usually are not the one media partnerships introduced immediately. Intel can also be working with the MGM Tv Group who will probably be producing a brand new TV program to point out off Intel tech. “America’s Biggest Makers” shall be broadcast on TBS from this spring.
Additional into the enterprise area, Intel additionally confirmed off a “sensible helmet” with Daqri, delivery type at present, that seemed fairly superb. Half VR headset, and half security system to guard a employee’s head, the helmet lets an engineer working in a sophisticated surroundings use thermal imaginative and prescient and augmented actuality to information how the engineer navigates by means of and does his or her job within the office.