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ECS is positioning its tiny Liva computers as AI machines (as well as commercial or entertainment PCs)

ECS is showing off its latest small form-factor computers at CES this week. That includes updates to existing models with newer, faster processors as well as a a few models with brand new features — including a mini PC with support for Amazon’s Alexa voice service and another that uses a camera and Intel’s Movidius […]

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Intel’s Neural Compute Stick brings machine learning to any PC

Intel’s first few “Compute Stick” products were basically fully functional PCs packed into a tiny case with an HDMI connector that you could plug directly into a display. The latest Compute Sticknot th from Intel is a little different. Intel subsidiary Movidius has launched a Neural Compute Stick that you can plug into the USB […]

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Intel plans to buy computer vision company Movidius

Intel is the dominant maker of the chips used in laptop and desktop computes, but the PC market has plateaued (or declined) in recent years, so Intel has been looking to move into emerging technologies. The company’s efforts in the smartphone space haven’t gone very well. But Intel has big plans for virtual reality, drones, automotive […]

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Google, Movidius want to bring visual machine learning to mobile devices

There are some smartphone apps that will allow you to point your camera at an object and receive information about it… but typically those apps have to connect to the internet. But Google and chip maker Movidius want to bring that sort of functionality to mobile devices without requiring an internet connection. The company’s have announced […]