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Intel MICA smart bracelet eyes-on: Fashion or folly?

Intel MICA smart bracelet eyes-on: Fashion or folly?

Intel promised a wearable which mixed functionality and design in an unusual way, and the MICA bracelet is the result, though the jury is still out whether the premium wristband hits the spot. Announced at IDF 2014 this week, the "My Intelligent Communication Accessory" band has a curved OLED touchscreen on one side and a spattering of semi-precious stones picked by Opening Ceremony on the other.

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SparkFun Blocks: 13 blocks for Intel’s Edison board

SparkFun Blocks: 13 blocks for Intel’s Edison board

SparkFun has rolled out the red carpet for its new Blocks series of add-ons for Intel's Edison board. With the SparkFun Blocks, users can bring additional functionality to the Edison board, such as adding a display -- there are a total of 13 Blocks available spanning a variety of common functionalities.

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Dell teases Venue 8 7000, thinnest Android tablet

Dell teases Venue 8 7000, thinnest Android tablet

If you thought only smartphones were in that insane race for the "world's thinnest" title, wait until you see what Dell is trying to sell. The new Dell Venue 8 7000 series, which the company is showcasing at the Intel Developer Forum, has a screen size of 8.4 inches and boasts of a profile that is only 6 mm thick. Or rather, thin.

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Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel wants to make mark on Android via Devs, OEMs

Intel is joining the push for a better Android experience. At their Developers Forum today, the company announced a slew of things meant to better the Android platform, with a strong lean towards the tablet experience. Perhaps a natural fit for the larger platform, Intel is announcing a new chipset, and a challenge to all OEMs and Developers.

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ASUS VivoTab 8 Windows tablet offers Bay Trail on a budget

ASUS VivoTab 8 Windows tablet offers Bay Trail on a budget

Joining the roster of devices the company rolled out this month is a new Windows tablet from ASUS, the VivoTab 8. This slate isn't to be confused with the similarly-named VivoTab Note 8, which made its debut earlier on this year for what will likely turn out to be a higher price tag than the newest slate.

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Intel’s MICA is a smart bracelet for fashionistas

Intel’s MICA is a smart bracelet for fashionistas

MICA, which stands for "My Intelligent Communication Accessory", is Intel's latest stab at the wearable market. But unlike it's previous attempts, which often have common and somtimes even more charitable purposes, this one goes to the other extreme. MICA is the product of a collaboration with Open Ceremony announced early this year to produce a wearable device that fashion-conscious affluent people will not be ashamed to wear.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 7 slims KitKat slate with LTE

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 slims KitKat slate with LTE

ASUS has revamped its MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet, bringing the 7-inch Android 4.4 slate down to 8.3mm thick and throwing Intel's Atom Z3560 processor inside. Revealed at IFA 2014 today, the MeMO Pad 7 has a 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display which ASUS is pushing for video consumption, along with Bluetooth aptX for higher-quality audio while you try not to disturb everyone else on the plane.

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Falcon Northwest taps Intel X99 and DDR4 memory

Falcon Northwest taps Intel X99 and DDR4 memory

Three of Falcon Northwest’s custom PC builds now have the ability to roll with the new Intel X99 chipset. You’ll find Intel’s first consumer-aimed 8-core processors ready to push out high-powered action with the first new memory released to the market in seven full years. That’s DDR4, and it’s heavy duty.

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Maingear brings Intel i7 8-Core Extreme to custom PC lineup

Maingear brings Intel i7 8-Core Extreme to custom PC lineup

This week the folks behind the custom-constructed gaming PC collection known as Maingear have announced they’re rolling with Intel’s newest hardware. Working with Intel’s new 8-Core Extreme Processor in their lineup, they’ll be releasing their hardware to the public as soon as possible.

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Intel Core i7 Extreme Processors revealed

Intel Core i7 Extreme Processors revealed

Intel has taken the wraps off of its latest flagship performance processors, the Extreme line, formerly known as Haswell-E. The trio of chips - the Core i7-5820K, Core i7-5930K, and Core i7-5960X - and the new Intel X99 Express chipset that launches alongside them target gaming and multimedia systems, with up to eight cores and clock speeds as high as 3.9GHz.

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Microsoft speaks up about Surface Pro 3 overheating

Microsoft speaks up about Surface Pro 3 overheating

Yesterday, we told you about an overheating issue plaguing Surface Pro 3 tablets. It seems the tablet fans were running overtime, with the tablet shutting itself down for safety reasons. All indications are that it’s not a hardware issue, either. Now we’ve got word from Microsoft on the issue, and they seemed to have identified it’s cause.

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Intel NUC 2.0 leaked specs: possible Steam Machines

Intel NUC 2.0 leaked specs: possible Steam Machines

Intel might be a name you'd associate more with desktop and laptops, but the chip maker has had its own line of small factor PCs as far back as 2012. Strangely called the Next Unit of Computing or NUC, these boxes seemed more like a hobbyist's toy, Intel's answer to the growing popularity of ARM boards. Leaked slides about the next generation NUCs, however, hint that Intel is dead serious about this line, to the point that they might very well be part of a living room gamer's arsenal.

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