Intel is reportedly jumping on the augmented reality bandwagon.
Reports indicate the chip maker is developing a headset to deliver augmented reality, also known as mixed reality, experiences. With augmented reality, images and/or information are superimposed over a view of the real world delivered through glass or the display of a smartphone. It differs from virtual reality in that with virtual reality, users see only computer generated images.
Those interested in ASUS’ ZenFone Zoom will be ecstatic to hear that B&H now has the device up for sale.
Korea’s Electronic Times is reporting that Samsung will manufacture CPU and GPU chips for AMD beginning next year.
The Basis Peak, which launched earlier this year, is an all-in-one device. Backed by Intel, Basis created an activity tracker that includes smartwatch features. The Peak analyzes activity and sleep, monitors heart rate, and displays notifications from your phone. It was initially priced at $199, but the company has since lowered that to $149. Now that Black Friday is here, the Peak’s price is even lower. You can get the smartwatch-like activity tracker for $127.
Both the Matte Black and Brush Metal models are discounted for Black Friday while the Titanium model is still $299. Being that the Peak is more of a smartwatch than activity trackers from Fitbit and others, the temporary $127 price is pretty good.
Earlier this month reports surfaced that some chip design firms had orders in the works from unspecified Asian based manufacturers, prompting speculation that Sony or LG may be working on their own in-house chips to use in smartphones. Yesterday, industry sources reported that LG is moving to “pilot production” of a new ARM-based, 64-bit octa-core processor called the Nuclun 2 in conjunction with Intel and TSMC. Read more
Many have been wondering when the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will launch, and what specs it might have inside it? Today, some benchmarks may have revealed a few answers.
HP today announced the next generation of the Chromebook 14, featuring up to 9 hours and 15 minutes of battery life and even offering an option with a 1080p display. The device has even received a price drop from its predecessor, making it more attractive to those that want to take Chrome OS for a spin with little risk or loss.
Android Wear didn’t feature much during Google’s Nexus announcement yesterday (which you can catch up on right here), but it’s still managing to garner some headlines for itself. This comes courtesy of TAG Heuer, who has revealed it will launch its Android Wear running smartwatch, the Carrera 01, in November.
Intel’s Core M processors are extremely power efficient processors that currently power several tablets and laptops. Apple’s latest fan-less Macbook, for example, utilizes a Core M processor, as that line is one of the most powerful chips that can still deliver fantastic battery life. Read more
Almost all the biggest tech companies are joining together to create a new royalty free video format. Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix plan on making this new format to revolutionize the internet.