Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s new Curie-powered wristband is one of the most spectacular piece of wearable as it comes with the motion detection feature allowing the CEO Brian Krzanich to control an array of spider-shaped drones via gestures. At IDF in Shenzhen, using gestures Krzanich could make the spiders stand up, change the LED colors on the drones, fist pumps and rest back, according to Engadget.
Intel taking Gesture control to new heights
When it comes to gesture control, there is no one as enthusiastic as the chip maker. Intel has been a supporter of gesture control along with 3D scanning, and the company has introduced its RealSense technology into select desktops, laptops, tablets and even drones.
Until now, smartphones were not packed with this technology, but it has changed now with company’s latest RealSense camera showcased by Krzanich during the IDF at Shenzhen. Latest version is comparatively smaller and slimmer than the previous version with a lower thermal output, plus the longer detection range. It can be fitted into a 6-inch smartphone prototype.
At the event, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) announced its partnership with the Chinese online retail juggernaut JD to enhance the warehouse management of JD. Through its RealSense fitted tablet, Intel quickly showed, how it can track the required box sizes for the products of all shapes, and tell the total space needed for the shipment or storage.
Further, the CEO showed Skylake based development kit in the form of a Windows 10 tablet, which is equipped with a RealSense camera to scan the face, and allow the user to sign in. Though Intel did not talk about the probable date and specifications of the new RealSense camera, but the market watchers are expecting that all the showcased features would be present in the camera, according to Engadget.
Compute stick up for pre-order
Separately, a couple of days back pre-order for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) compute stick started at few of the select retail shops. After being unveiled in January, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, it is now finally available for the retail customers suggesting that Intel is serious about expanding its product line. The weight of compute stick is less than two ounces and length is four inches. Intel has tagged Windows 8.1 specific dongle for $149 and the one for Linux model would sell at $89.