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Intel’s 14th-gen “Meteor Lake” chips will have a dedicated VPU (vision processing unit) for AI acceleration

Chip makers have been designing chips that incorporate both a CPU and GPU for decades at this point. But we’re increasingly seeing companies add other dedicated features, and as the tech world looks toward AI as the next big thing, it’s unsurprising to see that Intel is putting a dedicated AI accelerator into its next-gen […]

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Acer Swift Go 14 and 16 are compact laptops with high-res OLED displays

Acer’s new Swift Go line of laptops are thin, light, and powerful machines with impressive displays. Two of the first models announced are the Swift Go 14 (SFG14-71) and Swift Go 16 (SFG16-71), which have high-resolution OLED displays featuring 120 Hz refresh rates, 500 nits peak brightness, and 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, among other things. Both notebooks feature 13th-gen […]

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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 […]