Quad core chips are a flagship smartphone feature right now, but Intel is planning for the future: within the next decade, the company sees processors in smartphones and tablets with as many as 48 cores all working in parallel, enabling features and applications that would be impossible today.
In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on a given area of chip would double every two years. For like ten years or something. So far, Moore's Law (as it's now known) has been true for close to fifty years, and Intel has its sights set on keeping it rolling for another decade.
It's been done before with an Xbox and now Intel has been testing it. "It" is one of the strangest methods I've ever heard of for cooling down a computer. "It" is dunking said computer in mineral oil.
Figuring out which commercials to run during different TV shows is a pretty hit-or-miss process, but Intel has developed a new set top box that looks at who's in the room watching, and then runs commercials targeted at them.
Those inductive charging pads that juice up your phone without wires are pretty cool, but once you're already at home it's not such a big deal to simply plug it in. This new system from Intel takes that convenience on the road, by letting you charge the phone using the power stored in your laptop.
Rather than shove "me-too" MacBook Air clones down the throats of consumers, Intel's vying new form factors — hybrid ones — to give the Ultrabook a chance to really become a whole new category of mobile computing.
DigiTimes is at it again, but instead of talking up info on the next iPad or iPhone, it's reporting that Windows 8 tablets might cost somewhere between $600 and $900. If true, well, Windows 8 tablets could be screwed.
In case you were wondering what Intel was going to talk about at CES this year, its press conference was unambiguous, having been renamed the "Intel Ultrabook Press Conference." Okay then. And while most of their 2012 offerings look to be unsurprising, we did find a few potentially exciting gems.
At Intel's 2012 CES press conference, it showed off a prototype laptop with something you never knew you needed: a completely transparent ultrawide touchpad. What's the point? We'll show you.
Intel doesn't really make cell phones, but they made this one: it's a reference design built around their newest "Medfield" mobile chipset, and Intel wants manufacturers to steal this design and turn it into a phone you can buy.