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CES 2013: Intel's press conference live blog

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  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:31:50 PM
    So we've got a video of some folks playing Monopoly on a 27-inch, touch-enabled computer.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:31:54 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:32:11 PM

    A video of some folks playing Monopoly on a 27-inch, touch-enabled computer.

  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:32:23 PM
    It also doubles as a poker table.
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:32:40 PM
    We played with that Lenovo table/tablet yesterday -- the poker game was very clever. Plus, I want a motorized, unfolding coffee table to hide it in.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:32:40 PM
    The 27-inch Lenovo Horizon Table PC on demo now. I like this thing, but once you go coffee table, it's tough to go back.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:33:01 PM
    (Lenovo demo'd it with an integrated coffee table accessory yesterday)
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:33:19 PM

    A demo of a poker game that's using the same 27-inch computer. The key feature is that you can hold your cards with your Android smartphone so that nobody else sees your hand. Neat, but hey -- cards never run out of batteries.

  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:33:21 PM
    So yep, we're getting a demo of a poker game that's using the same 27-inch computer. The key feature is that you can hold your cards with your Android smartphone so that nobody else sees your hand. Neat, but hey -- cards never run out of batteries.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:33:34 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:33:38 PM
    Onto premium pay TV.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:34:56 PM
    Skaugen says Comcast and Intel have a new home box that puts live content and on demand content on your computer without a set top box or a TV. This is coming later this year, he says.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:35:01 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:35:17 PM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:35:20 PM
    Xfinity home TV gateway allowing full streaming of pay cable content. Sounds similar to what Roku announced yesterday.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:35:33 PM
    There's also a deal with Bouygues Telecom to get some of that stame content to phones. All this is for Windows 8 machines by the way.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:35:52 PM
    "Perceptual computing" Experience time.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:36:18 PM

    Eyes, ears, voice, touch, emotion, and context come to the PC: Intel's "perceptual computing."

  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:36:22 PM
    Finally: Perceptual computing. Skaugen says 2013 will bring eyes, ears and voice to PC interactions. The company wants to put better "eyes and ears" to computers with the use of sensors.
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:36:53 PM
    What's better jargon, perceptual computing or computational photography?
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:37:07 PM
    good question.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:37:13 PM
    Last year the company demoed this with a partnership with Nuance's Dragon. This year will include the software in more computers. Already on Dells, Skaugen says.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:37:27 PM

    Intel's director of Perceptual Computing, Achin Bhowmik (left) talks up "perceptual computing."

  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:38:09 PM
    Hmmm looks like Intel's using the same pic of Apple's "Retina Display" eyeball on its slide deck.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:38:28 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:38:37 PM
    Now we're getting a demo of this working on a Windows 8 machine. It just scanned a face to open it up.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:39:05 PM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:39:42 PM
    In order for face recognition to really work, I want to never know it's working. Staring at the screen awkwardly for a few seconds isn't natural.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:39:51 PM
    Intel's director of Perceptual Computing, Achin Bhowmik up giving this demo, which was a simple login. Now onto gestures.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:40:26 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:41:18 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:41:26 PM
    Bhowmik is demoing the little gesture peripheral it worked on with Creative to add these kind of features to computers, technology that will be built into things like tablets and notebooks in the future. For now this is something people are going to have to buy, and will be released later this year.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:42:20 PM
    Kind of a cool demo. Using gestures to control a virtual hand on screen, coins dripping through each finger.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:42:25 PM
    The camera can pick up your fingers, all ten of them. Bhowmik doing a neat demo catching some coins pouring out of a metal snake's mouth. The whole tech took about 90 days to create.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:42:37 PM

    Bhowmik controls a virtual hand with his real hand, and grabs some gold.

  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:43:20 PM
    And now for a more exciting demo -- Valve's Portal 2 . Bhowmik manipulating a cube with the Portal gun using his hand. The backend technology is from Sixense.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:43:28 PM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:43:44 PM
    As awkward as voice and gestures can be, what if we all agree to endure it if it means we get a holodeck 20 years from now?
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:43:45 PM
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:44:50 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Onto a demo of the camera being used for having a video chat with somebody without taking up too much space. The camera effectively figured out what the background is, then it gets rid of it showing just the person, similar to what you'd get with the same feature in Apple's video chat service.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:45:41 PM
    One more demo here. This time Bhowmik's showing off eye tracking with a software version of Where's Waldo. The fame just tracks where you're looking to find him. Bhowmik spots him and the page turns to another illustration.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:46:04 PM
    Now that's a cool demo.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:46:11 PM
    The Waldo demo is pretty impressive. I can see people using that.
  • Josh Miller 1/7/2013 9:46:23 PM
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