Intel packs a VR-ready PC into a vest… that you wear… like a vest

Intel’s new Project Alloy may be a platform for a wireless virtual reality headset that packs all of the computer hardware into the headset itself. But good luck fitting everything you need for a truly high-end 3D gaming experience into a space that small. Still, a number of companies have been developing systems designed to […]

Intel provides guidance for building thinner 2-in-1 PCs

Last year Intel unveiled a reference design for 2-in-1 tablets using the company’s Skylake processors. Now the company is providing tips for making thinner 2-in-1 tablets. At this week’s Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel suggested that the “sweet spot” for tablets with detachable keyboards is around 8 to 9.5mm (0.31″ – 0.37″) because at that point […]

Intel’s new Atom chips are up to 50 percent faster than Cherry Trail (but designed for different products)

Intel’s newest low-power Atom processors offer faster CPU and graphics performance than the Cherry Trail chips the company launched in 2015. Unfortunately you probably won’t see the new chips in tablets, laptops, or desktops anytime soon. The chip maker is only talking about the new Intel Atom T5500 and T5700 chips this week because they’re at the […]

Intel Joule is a tiny Atom-powered system-on-a-module for IoT, embedded applications

As expected, Intel’s Atom branding for low-power processors isn’t dead. The company has just stopped using the Atom name on its chips for laptop, desktop and tablet PCs… and is instead launching new Atom chips designed for Internet of Things (IoT) products. At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel unveiled a new system-on-a-module […]

Intel confirms Kaby Lake laptops coming this fall

Intel CEO Brian Kraznich didn’t have much to say about the company’s upcoming 7th-gen Core chips during his keynote at the Intel Developer Conference today. He’s too busy talking about virtual reality, drones, automobiles, and other new product categories that Intel wants in on. But the company still makes most of its money selling PC […]

Intel Project Alloy is an all-in-one VR headset (wire-free)

Most existing virtual reality headsets currently fall into two categories: low-power systems that use your smartphone (or smartphone-like hardware) for the display and processing, and higher-performance systems like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive which connect to your PC with wires. Intel is showing off a wire-free, all-in-one headset called Project Alloy. It looks more […]

Intel Atom isn’t dead: Next-gen chips aimed at embedded and IoT systems

Intel isn’t developing Atom chips for smartphones, tablets, or low-power laptops anymore. But it looks like the Atom brand will live on. At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco next week, the company will unveil some details about next-gen Atom chips based on the new Apollo Lake platform. There aren’t many details available at […]

This is Intel’s 2-in-1 tablet reference design for China

There’s no shortage of 2-in-1 tablets featuring detachable keyboards. But Intel wants to make it easy for Chinese PC makers to create new models, so the company is updating its reference designs for 2016. The chip maker recommends using low-power Intel Core M3 Skylake processors, screen sizes ranging from 9.7 inches to 12.5 inches, and […]

Haier’s next Chromebook is a convertible tablet

Chinese electronics company Haier launched its first Chromebook in 2015. Now it looks like the company has a new model on the way, and it could have a new processor, a touchscreen display, and a screen that flips nearly 360 degrees, allowing you to use the notebook like a tablet. Notebook Italia spotted a prototype […]

Intel unveils Compute Stick design with RealSense camera

Intel recently updated its Compute Stick line of mini-computers with new models sporting Intel Core M Skylake processors. But the company isn’t stopping there. Notebook Italia reports that Intel is showing off a new reference design for a PC Stick with a Core M chip and a built-in Intel RealSense, depth-sensing camera. As you’d expect, […]

Intel Celeron, Pentium “Apollo Lake” chips coming to low-power laptops, desktops

It’s been almost a year since we learned that Intel was preparing an update to its line of low-cost, low-power Celeron and Pentium chips code-named “Apollo Lake.” Now Intel says those chips will ship in the second half of 2016. PC World reports that Intel made the announcement this week at the Intel Developer Forum […]