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.
Dual-cores, quad-cores, hexa-core and even octa-core processors are fairly common, but how many people can boast about their computer having over 50 cores packed tighter than sardines in a 22nm piece of silicon? You can if you're Intel.
Man, the talk of the PC town is all about Ultrabooks. This year's Ultrabooks already look like slick MacBook Air alternatives, but next year — with those 15-inch displays and 2,560x1,400 resolution screens — whoo, they're going to be absolutely amazing.
If you've bought a new Mac with Thunderbolt ports, the chances are good that you haven't had a chance to really use them yet. After all, the super-speedy transfer speeds require Thunderbolt devices, of which there are few. But already, new cables are about to make them even faster.
I park my car on the street every night here in New York City, so I'd love it if there was an easy way to know when somebody gets a little too close to my ride for comfort. Now Intel is developing an app that lets you check on your car using your smartphone.
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.