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Smart vending machines are coming in 2016

Smart vending machines are coming in 2016

Vending machines that recognize you might not seem your first priority when you're desperate for a snack, but the US is about to be invaded by thousands of them. Automated retail behemoth N&W is planning to release a flock of 5,000 smart vending machines across America in 2016. They, Intel confirmed at its IDF 2015 opening keynote this morning, will be powered by a number of the tech company's products.

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Razer RealSense camera revealed for desktop gaming

Razer RealSense camera revealed for desktop gaming

This morning Razer revealed an Intel-powered RealSense camera for PC gamers. While this technology has been used for 3D applications before - scanning in the real world, for example, Razer is bringing the technology home squarely in the gaming arena. Think facial tracking while you're using your multi-monitor setup to race cars. This camera will be launching as its own stand-along peripheral for desktop PC gaming first - but we wouldn't be surprised to see it launch on a Razer laptop in the near future.

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Intel and Google made a Tango phone with 3D RealSense

Intel and Google made a Tango phone with 3D RealSense

Google and Intel have paired up to develop a Project Tango smartphone that uses RealSense cameras, shown off for the first time at IDF 2015. The Android smartphone follows in the footsteps of Google's first Project Tango tablet, which went on sale for developers some months back, but shrinks the technology down to a pocket-sized form factor.

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Intel Compute Stick Windows 10 edition might be near

Intel Compute Stick Windows 10 edition might be near

It is, of course, inevitable, though probably something we didn't expect to happen soon. Intel's Compute Stick, which turns any display with an HDMI port into a PC, is barely a year old. It came with Windows 8.1 naturally, which makes it eligible for a Windows 10 update any time soon, depending on your luck at the reservation queue. It seems, however, that Intel might have a treat for those impatient to get their hands on the latest Windows, with a Windows 10 version of the HDMI dongle just around the corner.

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Intel Skylake-U line documents leak showing streamlined product range

Intel Skylake-U line documents leak showing streamlined product range

Intel won't be happy to see that the product roadmap for the new Skylake-U processor line has been leaked in its entirety. The three slides show off the processors that are coming and give up some details on the parts as well. The Skylake-U line is less cluttered with products than other Intel processor lines with only a handful of products in the series.

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Intel to bring Xeon processors to laptops

Intel to bring Xeon processors to laptops

Intel has been making processors in the Xeon line for a very long time and typically those processors are for server and high-end workstations in the business world. These machines are often used by engineers and architects who need serious processing power in their desktop machines. Intel says that more and more folks that use these high-end workstations are seeing the need for similar performance in a portable machine.

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Acer Predator G6-710 gaming desktop revealed at last

Acer Predator G6-710 gaming desktop revealed at last

After weeks without detail from Acer on their newest Predator-brand gaming desktop, Gamescom comes to the rescue. Today Acer revealed the details behind what we saw earlier this year in a room full of gaming machines. This is the Predator G6-710 gaming desktop, rolling with an aesthetic only a gamer with a taste for the extravagant could really, truly appreciate. This machine is one of several gaming-friendly machines coming from Acer this year.

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Intel Skylake Unlocked processors revealed for gamers

Intel Skylake Unlocked processors revealed for gamers

Gamescom 2015 plays host to Intel's newest collection of processor technology aimed directly at gamers. Availability of unlocked Intel Core i7-6700K and Intel Core i5-6600K desktop processors and supporting Intel Z170 chipsets have been pushed by Intel at one of the biggest gaming conventions of the year. These processors are targeted "especially at gamers and overclockers." These processors roll with full DDR4 memory support for the first time on "mainstream" desktop platforms and work with full range base-clock for super fine tuning.

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Intel, Micron 3D XPoint memory tech can support 8K gaming

Intel, Micron 3D XPoint memory tech can support 8K gaming

When id Software's RAGE video game started flaunting "4K textures" around, there was much debate on the practicality of that amount of data versus what our eyes can distinguish and what our beefiest PCs can handle. And now Intel and Micron, two of the biggest names in the semiconductor industry, wants us thinking about 8K games already? That said, it isn't about the absurdity of the idea but about how its new 3D XPoint memory technology can make it possible, beating the hell out of the popular and steadfast NAND flash storage we have today.

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Skylake could be Intel’s best chip generation yet

Skylake could be Intel’s best chip generation yet

We've speculated before that Microsoft might be delaying a Surface Pro 4 tablet on two grounds. First is due to the appearance of a new Core i7 Surface Pro 3 configuration that seats somewhere in between the older Core i5 and Core i7 models. But the second reason, and probably the basis of the first, is that Microsoft could be trying to sync with Intel's rhythm, waiting for the chip maker to fully launch the next gen Skylake before making a move. Based on some leaked slides, that might be a smart decision after all.

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Running Windows 7 on an ASUS ZenFone 2 is insane but cool

Running Windows 7 on an ASUS ZenFone 2 is insane but cool

There's a saying about things that you could and should. Android, being the open platform that it is, has been used and abused for the craziest things imaginable. OK, maybe running PSX or Mac II on Android Wear still tops the insanity list, but running Windows 7 on an ASUS ZenFone 2 smartphone is definitely a close second. Or is it? People have run different operating systems, sometimes even different Android flavors, on a single device for years now. What makes this attempt different, however, is its near native performance.

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Google Glass successor to sport larger prism, Intel chip

Google Glass successor to sport larger prism, Intel chip

Google probably doesn't have the word "quit" in its vocabulary. After the lukewarm, almost negative, reception of Google Glass, the tech giant seems to be well on the way in making a second one. But this time, instead of trying to appeal to the fickle and vocal masses, Google Glass 2 will instead be marketed to the enterprise, hence its other monitor of Google Glass Enterprise Edition. But more than just a name change, this version will have rather substantial changes, including a wider viewing glass and a switch to an Intel processor.

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