Intel http://www.stuff.tv/intel/videos en-GB Blocks modular smartwatch will be on wrists by November 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/intel/blocks-modular-smartwatch-will-be-wrists-november-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Back this modular wearable and you could be swapping out Blocks in 12 months </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Blocks design prototype at the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge " alt="Blocks modular smartwatch will be on wrists by November 2015 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN5754.JPG?1415276608" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The inventors of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blocks-modular-smartwatch-lets-you-create-your-dream-watch-different-occasions/feature">Blocks</a>, the modular wearable system, have set themselves a deadline to turn this swappable smartwatch dream into gadget reality.&nbsp;</p> <p>Looking a bit like a wrist-based version of Google&#39;s Project Ara, Blocks has already received heaps of cash in funding after a campaign on its own website.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Blocks&nbsp;was outlining its bold plans at Intel&rsquo;s Make It Wearable Challenge. The team was beaten to the US$500,000 Grand Prize by wearable camera drone&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nixie-tiny-camera-drone-launches-your-wrist/news">Nixie</a>&nbsp;but won the Fan Favourite award, based on votes from attendees at the event.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Google is currently developing the modular phone Project Ara and we&rsquo;ve been in touch with them,&quot;&nbsp;says Hakeem Javaid.&nbsp;&quot;The Advanced Technologies and Projects group has confirmed that while it&rsquo;s up to 25% more expensive than having the device fully integrated,&nbsp;the price of going modular today is much cheaper than it was in the past.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;But the fact we are separating it means that when better technology comes along, you can just unplug the old GPS or heart-rate module and plug in a new one.&nbsp;So your watch will live on with you as you change your habits.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The Kickstarter campaign will feature the display module with the larger rectangular screen, built to accommodate the Intel Edison chip, whereas the smartband-style and circular display module will be made available later. Blocks say that a display module, clasp and four peripheral modules will fit nicely around a small-sized wrist, while those with bigger wrists will be able to slot in an extra fifth Block.</p> <p>As well as making the prototypes smaller, the team has a lot of work to do on the connections.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;The most important thing we are going to do in the next few months is refine the connector design between the Blocks,&quot;&nbsp;says Al Fakir.&nbsp;&quot;We have an adviser who is ex Sony, specifically on audio components. At the moment we are using 3.5mm jacks, he told us we&rsquo;re not going to be able to use jacks and we&rsquo;re going to have to design something completely new.</p> <p>&quot;The reason we made [the rectangular display] wider is to fit the Edison inside. The Edison doesn&#39;t fit in the smaller display and that&#39;s the one a lot of women have told us they like and would buy. The other is a bit masculine and large.&nbsp;They say that by the end of 2015, beginning of 2016 they&#39;ll have a smaller version. That&#39;s outside our timeframe but maybe they can fast-track something for us.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>If you can&rsquo;t wait until the Kickstarter campaign in April 2015, check out our <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wearable-tech/top-ten">top ten wearables</a></strong> you can buy right now. Just don&rsquo;t try to snap bits off any of them.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/mica-smart-bracelet-proves-wearable-tech-can-be-pretty-hands/news">The MICA smart bracelet proves wearable tech can be pretty</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" title="The first iteration of the modular smartwatch design " alt="The first iteration of the modular smartwatch design " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5752.JPG?1415276608" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4000" height="3000" title="One of three initial display module designs, more like a smartband" alt="One of three initial display module designs, more like a smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5755.JPG?1415276608" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4000" height="3000" title="How the individual Blocks and clasp module will look " alt="How the individual Blocks and clasp module will look " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5757.JPG?1415276608" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4000" height="3000" title="No strap, just Blocks " alt="No strap, just Blocks " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5756.JPG?1415276608" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/blocks-modular-smartwatch-will-be-wrists-november-2015/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/blocks-modular-smartwatch-will-be-wrists-november-2015/news#comments Intel Smartwatches Wearable tech Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:37:29 +0000 Sophie Charara 1452298 at http://www.stuff.tv The MICA smart bracelet proves wearable tech can be pretty (hands on) http://www.stuff.tv/intel/mica-smart-bracelet-proves-wearable-tech-can-be-pretty-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We get up close with Intel and Opening Ceremony&#039;s luxury 3G smart bangle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel and Opening Ceremony&#039;s MICA smart bracelet up close" alt="Intel and Opening Ceremony&#039;s MICA smart bracelet up close" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN5706.JPG?1415151082" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It doesn&#39;t have to be a smartwatch every time.</p> <p>This &quot;smart bracelet&quot; from Intel shows notifications and alerts on a small screen, just like a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble</a> or<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review"> Moto 360</a>, and doesn&#39;t look dorky doing it.&nbsp;</p> <p>MICA - or My Intelligent Communication Accessory - puts most wearable tech to shame with its blend of 3G connectivity, curved touchscreen and wireless charging smarts together with snakeskin, pearls and semi precious stones.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;Talking about form versus function, this doesn&#39;t scream tech nerd,&quot; says Mike Bell, VP of Intel&#39;s New Devices Group. &quot;Sitting in a runway show at fashion week was not something, as an engineer, I ever thought I would do.&nbsp;In fact, at the New York runway show&nbsp;people saw this on the model and before they knew it had technology inside, you could actually hear people screaming &#39;I&#39;ve got to get one of those.&quot;</p> <p>Bell describes the MICA as &quot;fashion first, technology second&quot;. He points out that when the battery runs out after a couple of days, unlike most smartwatches we&#39;ve seen so far, the MICA will still look like a piece of jewellery, not a blank screen.&nbsp;</p> <p>In fact, Intel took a completely hands-off approach to designing the smart bracelet. The first prototype looked &quot;about as good as you&#39;d expect a group of engineers to build&quot;.</p> <p>&quot;We took the concept to Opening Ceremony and said we have a connected bracelet so your customers can leave their phone at home and still maintain connectivity with the world around them. They looked at it and were very polite with us. But they said &ndash; Let&#39;s start from scratch.&quot;</p> <p>The bracelet isn&#39;t a certain thickness because Intel had to squeeze components such as the battery into the small, curved form factor - the thickness, radius and design language was all decided by the fashion brand.</p> <p>Bell says Intel is open to providing &quot;the guts&quot; of the MICA to other fashion partners with a &quot;serious interest&quot; who want to build something similar but it won&#39;t be open source to makers like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-your-pocket-no-its-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news">Intel Edison board.</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-archos-us30-phone-vr-headset-shell-william-reveals-smartwatch-cuff-and-big-upd">Will.i.am reveals smartwatch cuff Puls&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="3000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5710.JPG?1415151082" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5702.JPG?1415151082" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="4000" height="3000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5707.JPG?1415151082" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="4000" height="3000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN5711.JPG?1415151082" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/mica-smart-bracelet-proves-wearable-tech-can-be-pretty-hands/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/mica-smart-bracelet-proves-wearable-tech-can-be-pretty-hands/news#comments Intel Wearable tech Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:22:05 +0000 Sophie Charara 1452185 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel CEO: Edison PC will be the size of a coat button by 2016 http://www.stuff.tv/edison/intel-ceo-edison-pc-will-be-size-coat-button-2016/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your nano PC is about to get really, really embarrassed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Intel Edison now, slightly bigger than an SD card" alt="Intel Edison now, slightly bigger than an SD card" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Intel%20Edison%2001.jpg?1415000377" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-your-pocket-no-its-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news">Intel Edison</a>, the low cost computer that&#39;s not much bigger than an SD card, is getting a nip and tuck in 2015. &nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking ahead of Intel&#39;s Make It Wearable challenge in San Francisco, with finalists including <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nixie-tiny-camera-drone-launches-your-wrist/news">Edison-powered camera drones</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blocks-modular-smartwatch-lets-you-create-your-dream-watch-different-occasions/feature">modular smartwatches</a> and haptic necklaces, Krzanich says that building smaller and smaller computers to fit into fashionable form factors isn&#39;t difficult. It&#39;s coming up with the ideas.</p> <p>&quot;We&#39;re asking ourselves - should we make some iconic devices where we push the technology and show people where this could go?</p> <p>I&#39;m not sure that in this space [wearable tech] that one device will be the end to all.&nbsp;I&#39;m not sure you can make a device that is great for going out for a run or swim or bike ride that&#39;s also great for your daily social activity, Facebook or Twitter, as well as something that&#39;s a fashion statement. I&#39;m not sure that will happen. But I do believe there will be some significant breakthroughs.&quot;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nixie-tiny-camera-drone-launches-your-wrist/news">Nixie - a tiny camera drone that launches off your wrist&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nixie, running on the current 2014 Edison " alt="Nixie, running on the current 2014 Edison " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nixie-copter.jpg?1415000377" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" title="Edison powered modular smarwatch Blocks" alt="Edison powered modular smarwatch Blocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blocks-smartwatch.jpg?1415000377" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One breakthrough that wearables sorely need is improvements to battery life and Intel is doing its bit. Krzanich hints at new Intel chips next year, a &quot;very simple one&quot; at the beginning of 2015 and a &quot;more advanced one in the second half of the year&quot; which will only activate the digital components and computing power when low power sensors are triggered.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;You can have an analogue part that&#39;s always listening and always sensing, that&#39;s very low power. Then if it sees something, whatever your sensor is monitoring, then this turns the digital side on. We have certain products coming out next year that really take this idea of putting the chip to sleep. And that impacts battery life quite a bit. A lot of battery is spent either sitting there waiting, in an idle state, or constantly pinging to see if you&#39;re doing anything. And we think we can go the other way around.&quot;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blocks-modular-smartwatch-lets-you-create-your-dream-watch-different-occasions/feature">Blocks modular smartwatch lets you build wristwear for every occasion&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>There&#39;s no word yet on how long such a wearable device could last but Krzanich says that smartwatches that don&#39;t last one working day are a problem and points to the Basis Peak which lasts a couple of days on one charge.&nbsp;</p> <p>Intel also has plans for the Basis fitness and sleep tracker now that it owns the company. It&#39;s good news for fashion companies looking to get into wearables as Intel is effectively killing the line in favour of opening up the tech to its partners.&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;We don&#39;t think of the company and the brand as a product we need to build on,&quot; he says. &quot;We really think of it as a platform. So if Fossil wants to build a watch that has sleep tracking, step counting and heart monitoring we will just simply say &ndash; here it is. Here&#39;s all the stuff you need to go do that, now build that into what you really want. You&#39;ll see other sensors coming into this as well.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/intel-mica-01_0.jpg?1415000377" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/edison/intel-ceo-edison-pc-will-be-size-coat-button-2016/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/edison/intel-ceo-edison-pc-will-be-size-coat-button-2016/news#comments Connected home Edison Intel Wearable tech Mon, 03 Nov 2014 02:27:40 +0000 Sophie Charara 1452051 at http://www.stuff.tv This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk http://www.stuff.tv/edison/3d-printed-robot-spider-has-learnt-how-walk/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rough terrain and damaged legs won&#039;t stop this crawler - it learns how to locomote all on its own </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk" alt="This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/3d-printed-robot-spider-01.jpg?1412929644" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing is being used to create everything from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news" target="_blank">lights</a> to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature" target="_blank">raspberries</a> &ndash; and now it&#39;s producing walking robots, too.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The robot&rsquo;s controlled through an iPad app &ndash; though we only saw it running in demo mode, in which it cycles gracefully through a series of poses that look like an insect&rsquo;s mating dance. When it&rsquo;s walking, though, it&rsquo;s not just going through the motions &ndash; this robot learnt how to walk all by itself, using a Q-learning algorithm. &ldquo;I built this to explore robotics behaviour,&rdquo; says Bunting. &ldquo;It has machine vision with the camera, and locomotion. Before it had no idea how to move its legs; so it had to experiment, and the camera told it how well it was moving around in the world.&rdquo;</p> <p>That means that if the robot&rsquo;s damaged &ndash; or if Bunting decides to change the design &ndash; it can compensate, without his having to reprogram it.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&#39;ve also done terrain adaptation,&rdquo; he adds. &ldquo;So by using the camera, it can build up a map of the environment, and then use that map to step on top of obstacles.&rdquo;</p> <p>While the prospect of swarms of hexapod robots that can&rsquo;t be stopped by damaging them gives us the shivers, fortunately Bunting&rsquo;s ambitions don&rsquo;t stretch to creating his own robot army. For the time being, he&rsquo;s just planning to replace the Arduino breakout board with something less bulky.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature" target="_blank">How 3D printing will change the face of food</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nUpnbVb2-Rk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk" alt="This 3D printed robot spider has learnt how to walk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3d-printed-robot-spider-02.jpg?1412929644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/edison/3d-printed-robot-spider-has-learnt-how-walk/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/edison/3d-printed-robot-spider-has-learnt-how-walk/news#comments 3D Printing Edison Intel Robots Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:51:05 +0000 Stephen Graves 1449809 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel's new Core M processor could make the next MacBook Air a monster http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ifa-2014/intels-new-core-m-processor-could-make-next-macbook-air-monster/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s thin, fanless, powerful and the most energy efficient Core CPU in Intel’s history – and it’s coming very soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel Core M" alt="Intel Core M" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intel-core-m-logo.jpg?1410141706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Intel has just unveiled its latest processor at IFA 2014, and it&rsquo;s set to boost small laptops, large tablets and 2-in-1 devices to new levels. And you&rsquo;re almost certainly going to see it on that fabled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/12in-retina-display-rumoured-2014-macbook-air/news">12in Apple MacBook Air</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dial M for mobile power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Intel were keen to compare it to a four year-old laptop&rsquo;s performance again and again, because they see people who own one as the most likely to be in the market for a new device in the coming months. They say products with Core M will deliver twice the performance of the average four year-old laptop and seven times the graphics processing power&nbsp;&ndash; all while being much thinner and lighter, of course.</p> <p>And in comparison to current high-end tablets such as the iPad Air, Intel says Core M-powered tablets will offer double the graphical and three times the web performance.</p> <p>The company sees Core M being used in laptops up to 13.3in and tablets of 10in and above, as well as in dual devices that combine the functions of both a laptop and a tablet. Several companies including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba have already these kind of devices powered by Core M chips (all will be on sale around October).</p> <p>We think Apple is almost certain to use the Core M on its long-rumoured 12in Retina display-equipped MacBook Air. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-fanlesss-12in-macbook-and-macbook-air-updates-incoming/news">Way back in March</a> we heard the company was planning to release a fanless &ldquo;premium&rdquo; MacBook Air that was even thinner than the current 11in and 13in model, and since then it&rsquo;s been strongly rumoured that it&rsquo;ll have a hi-res 12in screen and will be unveiled in October.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dell Latitude 13 7000, with Intel Core M" alt="Dell Latitude 13 7000, with Intel Core M" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dell-latitude-7000.jpg?1410141706" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coming in October? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That fits in perfectly with Core M&rsquo;s availability and capabilities, and if Apple does indeed use it we can also expect it to offer longer battery life and much better graphics performance than current Airs. We may see our first glimpse of this 12in Air at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-6-iwatch-iotherthings-what-expect-apple-s-992014-event/feature">Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 launch on Tuesday 9th September</a>, but it&rsquo;s more likely Apple will hold a separate event later in the month or early on in October. We&rsquo;ll keep you posted.</p> <p>Oh, and if you&rsquo;re a fan of Intel&rsquo;s Core i3, i5 and i7 processors don&rsquo;t worry &ndash; they aren&rsquo;t being retired, and they&rsquo;ll still be the most powerful options around for larger laptops and desktop PCs. A fifth generation of those chips will be appearing in products in early 2015.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple MacBook Air" alt="Apple MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MacBook%20Air_0%20%281%29.jpg?1410141706" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ifa-2014/intels-new-core-m-processor-could-make-next-macbook-air-monster/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple IFA 2014 Intel Laptops MacBook Air Tablets Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:51:28 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446776 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intel-introduce-its-stylish-mica-smart-bracelet-7-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The bejeweled smart fashion accessory will debut at New York’s Fashion Week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September " alt="Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intel-mica-01.jpg?1410261826" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Intel has made its first foray into the wearable tech market&nbsp;&ndash; and it&#39;s taken a slightly different tack to its rivals.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dedicated follower of fashion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Aside from looking a bit special, it syncs up with your smartphone to display SMS messages, meeting alerts, and other notifications. Intel also says it will feature communications capabilities and wireless charging support;&nbsp;further details about its features will be disclosed at a later date.</p> <p>MICA will go on sale in the US at selected Barneys and Opening Ceremony stores by the end of this year; the tech-savvy fashionistas of Singapore will just have to wait.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-smartwatch-3-and-smartband-talk-hands/review" target="_blank">Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk hands on</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September " alt="Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/intel-mica-02.jpg?1410261826" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel gets fashionable with MICA smartband </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intel-introduce-its-stylish-mica-smart-bracelet-7-september/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intel-introduce-its-stylish-mica-smart-bracelet-7-september/news#comments Fashion Intel Wearable tech Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:13:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 1446579 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel's curved glass smartwatch will be for fashionistas http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intels-curved-glass-smartwatch-will-be-fashionistas/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartwatches go premium with Intel&#039;s tech bracelet – set to launch just in time for New York Fashion Week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Curved smartwatch concept" alt="Curved smartwatch concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/curved-smartwatch-concept.jpg?1409221115" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No self-respecting tech brand is without a smartwatch these days &ndash; and&nbsp;now&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel">Intel</a>&nbsp;is set to join the fray.</p> <p>But it&#39;s doing things a little differently; it&#39;s teamed up with fashion house Opening Ceremony and luxury retailer Barneys New York for a fashion-focused smart band, that could launch in time for New York Fashion Week in September.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intels-curved-glass-smartwatch-will-be-fashionistas/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intels-curved-glass-smartwatch-will-be-fashionistas/news#comments Intel Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:16:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 1446066 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: SMS Audio debuts heart rate-sensing earbuds, Tom Hanks’ surprising iPad app, and Samsung’s big smart home acquisition http://www.stuff.tv/intel/fully-charged-sms-audio-debuts-heart-rate-sensing-earbuds-tom-hanks-surprising-ipad-app-and-sa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start Friday off right by catching up with the latest tech happenings around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones" alt="SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sms-biosport.png?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel and SMS Audio team for biometric earbuds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>50 Cent&rsquo;s SMS Audio announced yesterday that it will release biometric, heart rate-sensing earbuds this autumn in collaboration with Intel, which first premiered the tech back at CES this year. The BioSport In-Ear Headphones pull power straight from the standard headphone jack, meaning you don&rsquo;t need to charge anything before use; they&rsquo;re effectively plug-and-play.</p> <p>Granted, you&rsquo;ll need the RunKeeper app at launch to actually access the heart rate data, although additional apps will be supported over time. The earbuds are also sweat and water resistant with an IPX4 rating, and come with three sizes of ear gels and hooks for optimum comfort. No word on price just yet, but multiple colour options will launch in Q4.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2014/08/14/intel-and-sms-audio-to-supercharge-fitness-wearables">Intel</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my-gadget-life-–-50-cent/news">My Gadget Life - 50 Cent</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Hanks made a typewriter app for iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tom Hanks: actor, seemingly all-around good guy, and productivity app maker? That&rsquo;s the surprising news this week following yesterday&rsquo;s launch of Hanx Writer for iPad.</p> <p>Published by Hitcents, the app was designed under the direction of Hanks, who is an avid fan of classic typewriters and once had a collection of 200 such machines. The free app recreates the look of typewriter keys and the loud sound effects, and offers additional virtual typewriters to wield via in-app purchases.</p> <p>&ldquo;I suppose some people who get the app may just be looking for a different sound, but really it&#39;s for people searching for a more personalized experience when writing on an iPad,&rdquo; said Hanks to USA Today, before charmingly adding, &quot;There&#39;s also the opportunity here to take your iPad to a coffee house and be really obnoxious with all the clickety-clacking.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/14/tom-hanks-hanx-writer-typewriter-app/13580367/?csp=tech">USA Today</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/14/6002055/hanx-writer-ipad-app-released-by-tom-hanks">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hanx-writer/id868326899?mt=8">Tom Hanks turns video game developer with Electric City</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hanx Writer" alt="Hanx Writer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hanx-writer.PNG?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung acquires SmartThings for US$200 million </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung made a big splash in the smart home market on Thursday by purchasing SmartThings, a company that specializes in connected home controllers that allow appliances and devices using different standards to communicate with each other. SmartThings began as a Kickstarter success story before raising millions more in funding, and Recode pegs the Samsung acquisition at US$200 million (about &pound;120 million).</p> <p>Despite now being under a rather large corporate umbrella, SmartThings says it will continue to run independently and maintain its open platform for taming various Internet of Things devices. Even so, this gives Samsung a suddenly large stake in the burgeoning smart home field, just weeks after joining Nest and others to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/nest-labs-and-samsung-launch-thread-connected-home-standard/news">form the Thread standard</a>&nbsp;for such things.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.smartthings.com/news/smartthings-updates/smartthings-samsung-open-platform/">SmartThings</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/14/internet-of-bling-samsung-buys-smartthings-for-200-million/">Recode</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/project-make-your-house-smart-home-future/feature">Project - make your house a smart home of the future</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="SmartThings" alt="SmartThings" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartthings-devices.jpg?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/fully-charged-sms-audio-debuts-heart-rate-sensing-earbuds-tom-hanks-surprising-ipad-app-and-sa#comments Connected home Headphones Intel iOS apps Samsung Wearable tech Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1444900 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel’s tiny Edison computer provides an exciting glimpse into the future of wearables http://www.stuff.tv/intel/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And thankfully, it does more than tell you how (in)active you are </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wearables" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/edison.png?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When Intel unveiled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-no-meet-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news">little Edison at CES 2014</a>, the tech world was beside themselves with excitement. The slight form factor of the adorable micro-computer presented all new possibilities for those who want to mould the shape of tech, and its potential looked vast.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart Shirt </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s no escaping health tracking these days. Soon, even your boxer shorts will berate you for not getting up and doing 15 squat lunges. The smart shirt showed off at the Code/Conference is the first step to clever undergarments, and it&#39;s able to track your heart rate without the need for a bulky chest heart rate sensor strap.</p> <p class="p1">Developed with smart textile company AiQ, the shirt is loaded with sensors and will stream the information via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to your devices. The only niggle is the fact that you&#39;ll have to unplug the electronics before you wash it. The smart fabric is expected in summer. Plenty of time ot get yourself in shape before it tells you how heavy your breathing is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Smarty pants, we mean, shirt" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartshirt.jpg?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The sky&#039;s the limit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Smart clothing also present new opportunities for coaches to keep a close eye on their athletes&rsquo; performance from heart to perspiration rates to improve training, while non-athletes like us could explore the emotional side of wearable tech.</p> <p>Imagine donning a sweater with sensors that light up to show your mood for example. People would know when to steer clear next time you have a Game of Thrones spoiler rage episode.&nbsp;Or how about a hiking jacket that feeds maps and weather data back to you, and contacts emergency services if you fall down an ill-placed well? That&#39;ll be handy, eh?</p> <p>We just hope someone events a wireless smart-charging cupboard for all our clever threads.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smart-t-shirt-will-make-rest-your-clothes-feel-dumb/news">This health-monitoring t-shirt will make the rest of your clothes look simple-minded</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Coming soon, the smart wardrobe for smart clothing" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mood%20sweater.png?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rockabye Baby </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rest Devices&#39;&nbsp;<a href="http://mimobaby.com/" target="_blank">Mimo Baby</a> is a connected onesie for your little one. The two green stripes you see on the front senses respiratory rates, while the turtle clip keeps an eye on activity level, skin temperature and body position. </p> <p>The data is then fed back to your smart devices or thanks to Edison, a smart mug that reflects the baby&rsquo;s breathing patterns. That means you&rsquo;ll have genuinely useful information to supplement your baby monitor, like heart rate and temperature. It can also track the little one&#39;s sleeping patterns, which you could then use to work out the optimum bed time. Maybe you&#39;ll manage a whole 30 mins of sleep this time round?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Edison watches over your baby like a hawk" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mimo%20baby.png?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fashion Forward </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fashion brand Opening Ceremony has taken it upon itself to design a smart bracelet to shatter the &#39;wearables can&#39;t be cool&#39; image. It&#39;s been teased for a while now, but we still haven&rsquo;t seen what it looks like, or indeed, what makes it, well, smart.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Opening Ceremony recently designed a capsule collection for Spike Jonze&rsquo;s film Her (image above), so we should hopefully be in safe hands. At least we&#39;re seeing wearable tech from a fashion designer&#39;s point of view, which might bring a fresh angle to the table.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netatmo-june-wearable-uv-sensor-keeps-your-skin-safe/news" target="_blank">Netatmo June wearable UV sensor promises to keep your skin safe</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Wearable tech need not be a fashion disaster" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/openingceremony_spikejonze3.jpg?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The future </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wearable tech that won&rsquo;t put us to shame as we walk down the streets. Sounds nice, doesn&#39;t it?</p> <p>Edison definitely has the potential to make wearable tech smaller, so perhaps we can look forward to smartwatches that aren&#39;t gigantic, or even a smart tie pin which provides detailed real-time metrics about the integrity of your tie knot.</p> <p>How about intelligent gloves for the winter, that warm up or cools down according to the surrounding temperature? The possibilities are limitless, and we can&#39;t wait.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/glass/got-google-glass-dont-be-glasshole-says-google/news">Got Google Glass? Don&#39;t be a Glasshole, says Google</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Begone, Glassholes" alt="Intel’s tiny computer Edison gives us an exciting glimpse into the future of wea" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-glass_1_1.jpg?1402797959" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/computex-2014/intel-s-tiny-computer-edison-gives-us-exciting-glimpse-future-wearables/feature#comments Computex 2014 Intel Wearable tech Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:36:47 +0000 Stephen Graves 1438527 at http://www.stuff.tv Google and Intel unveil more powerful and more frugal Chromebooks http://www.stuff.tv/acer/google-and-intel-unveil-more-powerful-chromebooks/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dell and Acer refreshing their models, while others plan array of new releases - with up to 11 hours of battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Acer C720 Chromebook" alt="Acer C720 Chromebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acerc720.jpg?1399458353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Eyeing a fresh push for its budget-minded Chromebook line, Google has teamed up with Intel to unleash a wave of new models from the likes of Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, and Toshiba.</p> <p>Just last week, we heard about a new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-c720-chromebook-gets-intel-core-i3-power/news">Intel Core i3-powered version</a> of the great Acer C720, which is now pegged for late summer at a price of US$349.99. Dell&rsquo;s existing Chromebook 11 will also see an i3 processor bump around the same time, The Verge reports.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even more to come </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Among those Bay Trail-powered models are Lenovo&rsquo;s N20 and N20p, the latter of which has a rotating touchscreen. The N20 will be out in July in the States for US$279, while the N20p hits in August for US$329.</p> <p class="p1">Asus is planning 13.3in C300 and 11.6in C200 Chromebooks for this year, while Acer will have its own Bay Trail-M model (which has yet to be detailed), as well.</p> <p class="p2">Google also mentioned that Toshiba has a 13in Chromebook incoming, along with the previously announced <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/fully-charged-hasselblad-s-indestructible-hv-camera-hp-unveils-its-chromebox-and-london-ho">HP Chromebox</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chrome-os/fully-charged-chrome-comes-desktop-augmented-reality-shades-and/feature">LG Chromebase</a> (pictured)&mdash;the last of those being an all-in-one desktop due out on 26 May in the United States for US$349.99.</p> <p class="p1">While all feature modest specs and the divisive Chrome OS, the wider array of options and power-boosted models make the Chromebook seem all the more appealing to the entry-level notebook buyer. Maybe some Intel-backed oomph is what it needs to really catch on.</p> <p class="p1">[Sources: <a href="http://chrome.blogspot.com/2014/05/new-chromebooks-in-more-shapes-sizes.html">Google</a>, <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/6/5687518/google-and-intel-team-up-to-give-chromebooks-more-power">The Verge</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer-c720-chromebook/review">Acer C720 Chromebook review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG Chromebase" alt="LG Chromebase" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lgchromebase.jpeg?1399458353" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/google-and-intel-unveil-more-powerful-chromebooks/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/google-and-intel-unveil-more-powerful-chromebooks/news#comments Acer Dell Google Intel Laptops Tue, 06 May 2014 21:33:17 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1436661 at http://www.stuff.tv Wearables Week: at Intel’s New Devices Group, Steven Holmes is inventing your future http://www.stuff.tv/intel/wearables-week-intel-s-new-devices-group-gadgets-future-are-being-designed/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the man designing “the devices that come after smartphones and tablets” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This isn&#039;t Steven Holmes. This is a robot from the future wearing Steven Holmes&#039; headphones" alt="Intel wearables" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Intelwear01.jpg?1396582620" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want to know what the wearable tech of the future will look like, Steven Holmes is a good person to ask.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The New Devices Group has been around for less than a year, but it&rsquo;s already making an impact: all the reference designs Intel showed off at CES &ndash; its pulse-reading headphones, its smart charging bowl, its SD-card-sized Edison miniputer &ndash; came out of Holmes&rsquo; department.</p> <p>But bringing wearable technology to the masses won&rsquo;t be easy, says Holmes. &ldquo;There&#39;s a bunch of obstacles to wearables being more than a curiosity or a flash in the pan. We&rsquo;re looking very carefully at making these things something that people will want to wear, which is why we&#39;re collaborating with the Council of Fashion Designers of America: we believe that design and fashion can solve the stigma that goes with wearing some of these products. See, a lot of companies have been focussed on what the &#39;killer app&#39; could be for wearables, without realising that there&#39;s already a &#39;killer app&#39; for things we wear - they make us feel good about ourselves.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This isn&#039;t Steven Holmes, obviously. It&#039;s a wireless charging bowl. " alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Intelwear03.jpg?1396582620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;There are some other obstacles, too. One is that for a lot of these wearables, you have to change your behaviour. It&#39;s actually work to use them. Like using a chest strap for getting your heart rate &ndash; it&#39;s uncomfortable, you have to pair it with your phone, you need to charge it or replace the battery, and it&#39;s actually a hassle to own, even if the information you get from it is valuable. That&rsquo;s why we built the smart earbuds &ndash; they give you the heart rate information that&#39;s valuable for your training, without adding any additional burden to what you do. So I think that&#39;s a key step - you want more functionality without more friction.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Battery life is another issue. Obviously at Intel we create chips that are very frugal when it comes to power, but there are other ways to approach it, and the one we looked at is making charging really easy to do. That&#39;s why we proposed the smart charging bowl: when I get home, I don&#39;t want to have to plug in my smartphone and smartwatch and smart glasses and smart earphones. So the bowl takes advantage of a behaviour I already have - I can just empty my pockets into the bowl and go on with my evening, and then if they&#39;re all charged in the morning, I&#39;ll be more likely to use them the next day.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="849" title="This isn&#039;t Steven Holmes. It&#039;s some models wearing solar-powered coats. " alt="wearable tech" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Wearable-Solar-Coat.jpg?1396582620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s still early days, though. &ldquo;To be honest,&rdquo; admits Holmes, &ldquo;other than my FuelBand, there aren&#39;t any wearables that I use religiously. But I have been using a lot of them, and there&#39;s definitely some real sparks of insight in them. To me it&#39;s like the early days of smartphones. If you remember the early Palm Trio and the first BlackBerrys, they were like tiny little PCs with a shrunken keyboards and tiny little screens, and there were some people who had to have them, but otherwise 98% of the population didn&#39;t see why they needed one. It took a while to change the user interface, going from an older paradigm to one that was more appropriate to the form factor, improving the functionality, the capability and the pleasure of using the device. It took a few years, but then everybody had a smartphone. So I think wearables are at that early stage, where people are trying a bunch of things, but I don&#39;t think anybody&#39;s cracked the code yet.&rdquo;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="This isn&#039;t Steven Holmes, it&#039;s a robot skull from Intel&#039;s Make it Wearable programme." alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Intelwear04_0.jpg?1396582620" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/wearables-week-intel-s-new-devices-group-gadgets-future-are-being-designed/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/wearables-week-intel-s-new-devices-group-gadgets-future-are-being-designed/feature#comments Intel Wearable tech Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:35:15 +0000 Will Dunn 1434789 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel: our new Merrifield chip leaves the Snapdragon 800 standing http://www.stuff.tv/intel/mwc-2014/intel-our-new-merrifield-chip-leaves-snapdragon-800-standing/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The next generation Atom processor is quicker than anything Qualcomm can muster, apparently </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel: our new Merrifield chip leaves the Snapdragon 800 standing" alt="Intel: our new Merrifield chip leaves the Snapdragon 800 standing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intel-logo.jpg?1393292677" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Intel&rsquo;s Mobile World Congress got off to a flyer with the announcement of an all-new Atom processor, the Z34XX or &ldquo;Merrifield&rdquo;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A mid-range chip that delivers high-end performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Merrifield also features a quad cluster graphics engine that Intel says can help deliver &ldquo;console-type games&rdquo;. It offers twice the graphics performance (in terms of frames per second) of the Clover Trail+ Intel Atom chip it&rsquo;s replacing and supports OpenGL and RenderScript for improved visual effects.</p> <p>Intel seems to be saying that the dual-core Merrifield either beats or equals the quad-core Snapdragon 800 in all the key areas, despite being seemingly a mid-range chip. That&rsquo;s something we&rsquo;ll be keen to see for ourselves when we get our hands on the first wave of Merrifield-equipped devices.</p> <p>The chip supports a clock speed up to 2.13GHz, RAM up to 4GB, rear cameras up to 13MP and up to 256GB of local storage. It will support Android 4.4.2 and above devices, and you can expect to see it popping up in phones very soon.</p> <p>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/mwc-2014/mwc-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">Mobile World Congress 2014 &ndash; the biggest MWC smartphone news so far</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/mwc-2014/intel-our-new-merrifield-chip-leaves-snapdragon-800-standing/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Intel MWC 2014 Smartphones Tablets Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:23:59 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432756 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: Intel RealSense hands-on preview – motion sensing, depth-detecting 3D cameras coming to a PC near you http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/video-intel-realsense-hands-preview-motion-sensing-depth-detecting-3d-cameras-coming- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel promises a commitment to “perceptual computing”, while pushing the idea that we will soon interact with our machines in far easier and smarter ways </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Intel RealSense eyes-on preview – motion sensing, depth-detecting 3D cameras coming to a PC near you" alt="Video: Intel RealSense eyes-on preview – motion sensing, depth-detecting 3D came" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-22%20at%2013.29.59.png?1390441840" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3080992192001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3080992192001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/video-intel-realsense-hands-preview-motion-sensing-depth-detecting-3d-cameras-coming-#comments Cameras CES 2014 Intel Laptops Tablets Windows Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:01:46 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1431567 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel's Smart Earbuds change the music when you're not working out hard enough http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intels-laziness-crushing-smart-earbuds-change-track-when-youre-not-working-out-hard-enough/new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple and Android-friendly, Intel&#039;s pulse-monitoring headphones will get you running faster by automatically switching to a more energetic song </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel Smart Earbuds" alt="Intel Smart Earbuds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/smart-earbuds-2.jpg?1389157352" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">Of Intel&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/intels-wearable-future-pulse-monitoring-headphones-charging-bowl-headset-thats-always">many intriguing wearable tech launches</a> yesterday, the Smart Earbuds piqued our interest the most.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They look like spaceships </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">As reference designs, the Smart Earbuds are supposed to be used as a proof of concept for Intel&#39;s (as yet unannounced) partners to turn into saleable items. Which is a good thing, as we&#39;re not completely sold on the sci-fi looks.</p> <p class="p1">Still, the insides are clever. In the right earbud there&#39;s an optical heart rate monitor twinned with an accelerometer which normalises the data the HRM sends down the headphone cable to the phone. The whole setup uses just 0.5mW of electricity, which is apparently less than an in-line microphone.</p> <p class="p1">The Smart Earbuds will be compatible with any phone that can provide power via it headphone jack. We saw it working on an iPhone 5s and a Google Nexus 5, but most other modern smartphones will be supported.</p> <p class="p1">As for apps, Intel has designed its own for Android that analyses the beats per minute of the tracks in your playlists. If your heart rate is below your target during a workout, it&#39;ll select a new, faster track to spur you on.</p> <p class="p1">We also saw it working with RunKeeper on iOS, and Intel tells us that any app fitness could be made to work with them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel Smart Earbuds Nexus 5" alt="Intel Smart Earbuds Nexus 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smart-earbuds-nexus-5.jpg?1389157352" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel Smart Earbuds iPhone 5s" alt="Intel Smart Earbuds iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smart-earbuds-iphone.jpg?1389157352" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How do they sound? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">We don&#39;t know - we weren&#39;t able to try them on. But at this stage sound quality&#39;s not the point - that&#39;s a quantity for Intel&#39;s partners to deal with.</p> <p class="p1">Pricing and availability is also understandably not yet available, but Smartbud-based designs will be on the market by the end of 2014. Good stuff.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature">CES 2014 - all the biggest news so far, live from Vegas</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel Smart Earbuds" alt="Intel Smart Earbuds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smart-earbud-1.jpg?1389157352" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel Smart Earbuds" alt="Intel Smart Earbuds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smart-earbuds-4.jpg?1389157352" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intels-laziness-crushing-smart-earbuds-change-track-when-youre-not-working-out-hard-enough/new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/intels-laziness-crushing-smart-earbuds-change-track-when-youre-not-working-out-hard-enough/new#comments Headphones Health and fitness Intel Wearable tech Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:29:57 +0000 Will Findlater 1430910 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel's incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-your-pocket-no-its-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our minds are blown at the sheer possibilities of Intel’s nano-PC, which brings the Internet of Things closer to reality than ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel&#039;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card" alt="Intel&#039;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intel-edison-hot-stuff.jpg?1389628607" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Look closely. That&#39;s not an SD card. Rather, it&#39;s the Intel Edison - a full x86 PC with Pentium-class specs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">That&#39;s what Edison brings to the table - a PC with full-fledged features, without the associated bulk that&rsquo;ll make smart gadgets big and clunky.</p> <p dir="ltr">The functionality was demonstrated by Intel with a US$200 Edison-equipped baby onesie from Rest Devices loaded with sensors, tracking the infant&#39;s temperature and pressure. </p> <p dir="ltr">An Edison-eqipped mug with an LED screen collects the data from the outfit and changes the mug&rsquo;s &#39;face&#39; from a smiley green to an angry red when the toddler turns cranky. Intel also showed off&nbsp;an Edison-equipped bottle warmer that activates when the baby stirs from his slumber.</p> <p dir="ltr">In short, Intel&rsquo;s Edison is hitting the right notes with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/how-internet-things-will-change-world/feature" target="_blank">Internet of Things</a>, in a future where just about any device or object - appliances, chairs, wearables - could be equipped with processing capabilities.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">In order to spur the imaginations of developers exploring wearable tech, Intel is also offering US$1.3million in &#39;Make It Wearable&#39; prizes for gadgets that use Edison to enhance their capabilities. So if you think you can beat the smart onesie, it&#39;s time to get making.</p> <p dir="ltr">Edison will be out &#39;in the middle&#39; of 2014 for an as-yet unspecified price. </p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all of the biggest news so far</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Intel&#039;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card" alt="Intel&#039;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Intel%20Edison%2001.jpg?1415000259" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel&#039;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card" alt="Intel&#039;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smart-mug.jpg?1415000235" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel&#039;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card" alt="Intel&#039;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onesie.jpg?1415000235" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 CES Hot Stuff Award winner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature" target="_blank">The Intel Edison is one of our 2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards winners &ndash; click here to read about the rest</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-your-pocket-no-its-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-your-pocket-no-its-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news#comments CES 2014 Intel PC Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:47:16 +0000 Will Findlater 1430872 at http://www.stuff.tv