Report: Intel to build an augmented reality headset

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.

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[Deal] Intel-backed Basis Peak is $127 on Black Friday

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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.

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LG preparing to start production of Nuclun 2 processor

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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