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Intel CEO shows off the power of Curie

06 JAN 2016

LIVE FROM CES 2016: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said only those products offering great user experiences will thrive in the future, as he demonstrated the potential of the firm’s button sized mini-computer called Curie, first showcased at CES last year.

“Curie is a technology that will change the world of sports. It captures and measures data in real time and is a dedicated sensor hub that can be used in a variety of ways,” Krzanich (pictured) explained in his keynote.

It is already being sampled and will ship in volume this quarter for under $10.

Krzanich gave the audience live demonstrations of some of Curie’s uses, including attaching it to BMX bikes. It will feature in the Winter X Games later this month as part of a partnership with ESPN.

At last year’s CES keynote, Krzanich said “We are going to experience Computing Unleashed, where computing gains a new dimension. From that two dimensional world, to a three dimensional world.”

This year, he was able to follow up with products like a consumer drone with anti-collision technology and a smart hardhat that can tell engineers what products they are looking at and even give them X-ray vision.

There was also a Segway robot that can assist around the home and comes with an open platform that can be programmed to do a variety of things.

Krzanich said there are three factors behind the need for great user experience – being smart and connected, the sensification of computing and computing becoming an extension of users.

There was much for the audience to take in and, as Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, put it: “When Intel comes to CES it sets the stage for the whole week.”

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