Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
CEA Unveils New Logos For 4K Displays
IBM Offers Watson Data Tool To the Mainstream
Microsoft Releases New Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, PC Accessories
Toshiba Introduces New Exceria UHS-I SD Memory Cards, Transmemory Flash Drive
Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Gets 32GB Storage and 4G LTE
Micron M600 SSD Released With Dynamic SLC Cache
Orange to Buy Spanish Operator Jazztel
US Government Data Requests Increased: Google
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > Intel L...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Intel Lays Out Mobile Future Beyond Smartphones and Tablets


Today at IDF Intel's Dr. Genevieve Bell outlined the company's global vision for mobility. He illustrated ideas through various demonstrations of current Intel and third-party research including smart clothing, low-power silicon, and context-aware technologies.

A "smart clothing" demonstration from Berlin's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration illustrated how shrinking technology will one day disappear into the objects and spaces people interact with. A bicyclist sporting a jacket with a stretchable circuitry board woven into fabric demonstrated clothing could flash bright red lights when a rider is braking.

This example represented each of the four themes of future mobile technology: to be truly personal, to unburden humans, to help them stay in the moment and to help them realize their better selves.

"The cyclist can enjoy the personal experience of riding and stay in the flow of the moment without worrying about controlling the jacket's functionality. The jacket also augments his body making him more visible and allowing him to safely pursue riding at all hours of the day or night," Bell said.

Bell also discussed how the mobile future will require power consumption orders of magnitude lower than is available today. As devices begin to understand people better, this will require constant sensing at low power. Mike Bell, vice president of Intel's New Devices Group, joined Dr. Bell for a demonstration of an experimental microprocessor powered by a battery made from a glass of wine. The device was able to sense, communicate and control the motion of a 3-D flower rendered on another computer.

"Low power is essential for the future of wearable devices and sensors in smart spaces, where frequent charging or power cables would be burdensome or even impossible," said Mike Bell. "Only then can technology be truly personal and embedded into the places and spaces we inhabit and move through."

Middleware that helps devices understand the context in which their users are operating is another important ingredient for developers creating applications and services that offer personalized mobile experiences. In a demonstration of context awareness technology, a smartphone was able to detect when two individuals were in the vicinity of each other by continuously monitoring voices heard through their microphones. The information was used to create recommendations of nearby services such restaurant options - recommendations which could be tailored to the pair or to groups of individuals. For example, different choices might be suggested for a person who was near friends, rather than his or her children or co-workers.

In another demonstration, Dr. Bell showed how context-awareness might help to balance security and personal convenience. As a smartphone monitored a person's walking patterns, it could recognize the person, and, based on this, open access to certain functions of the phone. Dr. Bell noted that this approach to security - when safely under the control of its rightful owner - is an interesting future security model for mobile devices.

Such technologies are actually years away from practical implementation. These projects are running at Intel's "New Devices" group, which is investigating business opportunities in the emerging markets of the "Internet of things" and wearable devices.

In the conclusion of Dr. Bell's presentation, Peter Biddle, the general manager of Intel Cloud Services, demonstrated a research concept for a cloud service with a dashboard to help people understand how secure their personal data is across all their devices and social networks.


Previous
Next
Record Companies Sue SiriusXM For Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Recordings        All News        Sony Launches Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition
Record Companies Sue SiriusXM For Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Recordings     General Computing News      Outlook.com Now Suports IMAP

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Offers Developers Software Tools, Outlines PC Evolution Across New Form Factors
Intel Unveils New Developer Tools, Future Technologies Tablets, Analytics, Wearable Devices and PCs at IDF 2014
New Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Processors Released
Intel Turns To Fashionable Wearables With Collaboration With Fossil Group
New Intel Core M Processor Coming In Tablets, Hybrids
Latest Intel Graphics Driver Update Boosts Performance
Opening Ceremony and Intel Reveal MICA Accessory
Intel Hopes To Improve Its Mobile Business With Ex-Qualcomm exec
Intel Unleashes its First 8-Core Desktop Processor For Gaming
Intel Introduces World's Smallest Standalone 3G Modem
Intel Highlights Its Wireless Computing Plans
Intel, Chunghwa Telecom Team up on Internet of Things

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .