Did ya hear that Microsoft is building its next OS, Windows 8 with ARM support? No, it's not adding a body limb to its software. It's building a version of Windows for those mobile chips that are found in most powerful smartphones and tablets. Well, as powerful as those ARM chips are and Windows 8 will be, your old Windows apps won't work with it.
We've all heard this story: retail is drowning and online sales are booming. Shoppers are voting with their wallets, going online for savings, interactivity and convenience. At the same time, rising rent costs are forcing retail stores to pack up and go digital or risk staying in business and staying relevant. Shopping online just offers more options that retail can't stock. It's only a matter of time before the digital and physical shopping experiences clash in a big way, and Intel's already trying to figure out how that's going to look. Read on for three ways on how Intel and its partners plan to save (or at least stave off the destruction of) retail.
Intel has just confirmed a design flaw in the latest generation of its Sandy Bridge chipsets. It's stopped shipments of the new chips, and setting things straight is going to involve recalls and replacements and $700 million or so. Ouch.
File this under "absurdly weird and strange." Let loose and give your brain a rest for once. Kraft and Intel are teaming up to bring a vending machine kiosk that makes the food buying decision for you.
Intel's big announcement at CES is their new Sandy Bridge architecture. Without getting too far into the technical side, the important thing about this is the addition of graphics processing onto the main CPU itself. It may sound like a simple upgrade, but it could change the way we all do a lot of things with our computers.
Intel's been messing around with Kinect-style 3D cameras lately. Using object recognition and projectors, they've come up with a system that does the imagining for you while you're playing with Legos....
Intel, DARPA, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center have launched an eight year project to create the most powerful computer ever constructed. By 2018, the extreme scale supercomputer will be running exaflop-level calculations: that's a million trillion operations every second, or about a thousand times faster than the fastest supercomputer we've got today.
Intel is testing the market for upgradeable CPUs, where extra performance features can be unlocked after you pay a fee and enter a code.
Intel is working on a new remote control for your television that would be able to tell who you are just by the way you hold it. It's not 100% accurate, though it uses motion sensors to log how you use it every 100 nanoseconds, and builds an ID out of that. That said, this is one remote that can be used for good and evil.
This is Intel's HERB, or the Home Exploring Robot Butler. It can explore our home any time, because it's got the skills to pay the bills: it'll serve dinner, clear the table and even do the dishes.