Intel's vision of the future: Wireless charging, 3D displays and intelligent cars

Intel's vision of the future: Wireless charging, 3D displays and intelligent cars

Summary: Chip giant Intel has showcased technology from 3D displays to digital assistants and wireless charging.


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  • Intel showcased a number of new, nearly ready and blue-sky concept products at an event in London this week. Few of the gadgets in the showcase are ones that Intel will itself build and sell; rather, the idea is to show consumer electronics companies and consumers themselves what Intel thinks is possible to build using its processors and other technology over the coming years.

    Above is Intel's wireless charging bowl, first seen at CES earlier this year. Intel said unlike other wireless charging technologies, the gadgets don't have to be precisely positioned in order to get the juice — they just need to be put in the bowl, which will also be able to charge more than one device at once using magnetic resonance technology. No date has been set for when the bowl will be on sale.

    All photos: Steve Ranger/ZDNet

  • Intel also showed off its RealSense technology — a combination of a 3D camera and software that allows PC users to control devices by gesture — which will be built into ultrabooks later this year.

    Here, the technology is being used with a holographic display which makes it possible to play games and interact using gesture — for example, pressing buttons on what to others might look like thin air.

Topics: Emerging Tech, Intel, Tablets

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    I invented a CPU cooler - 3 times better than previous best - better than water. Intel have major CPU cooling problems - "Intel's microprocessors were generating so much heat that they were melting" ( - try to talk to them - they send my communications to my competitor & will not talk to me
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  • Intel is looking behind the times.

    Nothing here is at all interesting. You would imagine that such a big company would come up with interesting and original ideas rather than mere iterations of stuff that's already available.

    About the most useful item is the bowl charger and something I'd have thought was outside of Intel's general R&D remit.

    The laptop looks like a child's toy but if it can really deliver then a much better alternative than the iPad which many idiotic schools seem to be adopting.