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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.
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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.
Here, the RealSense system is using its 3D camera to track the user's hand and display it on the screen as part of a game.