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CES 2014: Intel announces SD card sized Edison computer CES, Design, Technology
The wearable devices seem to set a trend at CES 2014. Intel also with its launch of Edison computer, which is SD card sized, has joined a race of wearable technology.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich,during a presentation at CES 2014 said, the device, called the Edison, will help wearable device manufacturers solve real-world problems for users.
Brian Krzanich also added, “Wearable’s are not everywhere today because they aren’t yet solving real problems and they aren’t yet integrated with our lifestyles
“We’re focused on addressing this engineering innovation challenge. Our goal is, if something computes and connects, it does its best with Intel inside.”
Powered by x86-based Intel Quark technology it supports multiple operating systems which includes Linux. Edison computer combines 400MHz processing power with WiFi, low energy Bluetooth technology and the Linux OS.
In a demonstration, Intel showed a concept for a “Nursery 2.0.” in which a baby was wearing a Mimo onesie outfitted with sensors tracking things like temperature, and Edison was displaying that information on, of all things, a coffee mug. This also showed that when the baby was happy and comfortable it use to blink a happy green light on a mug and on the other side if something went wrong with a baby that face turns red. This is seriously a future technology that will be very helpful.
Edison computer will hit a market this summer with much ore experiments expected in it.