CES 2013: Intel's press conference live blog

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  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:26:05 PM
    When you can joke too comfortably about the death of human relationships due to too much screen time, I don't even know if I want voice recognition to work that well.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:26:24 PM
    So we're getting a demo of the company's reference design of the 4th gen core chips called Northcape.
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:26:28 PM
    Note that the requirement for touch and WiDi is only if you want to have Intel's "ultrabook" sticker -- not to actually use the 4th-gen chips themselves.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:26:45 PM
    Has a battery behind the keyboard and the display. Also the CPU is in the display.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:27:18 PM
    You can take the keyboard off and hey, it's a tablet. Can run an i7 chip with 10 hours of battery life too.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:27:23 PM

    A demo of the company's reference design for the 4th gen core chips, called Northcape. The screen pulls off to become a tablet. The complete unit boasts 13 hours of battery life, the tablet 10 hours.

  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:27:39 PM
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  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:28:46 PM
    The tablet is 11.6-inches when it's taken off, and includes a special mechanism to remove it from the keyboard frame. There's also a graphics toggle that will change the aspect ratio for specific tasks like games and movies.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:28:55 PM
    All-in-one computers now.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:29:00 PM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:29:04 PM
    Only one on stage, the Vaio Tap 20.
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:29:14 PM
    Maybe a Toshiba in the corner.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:29:34 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:29:49 PM
    Now we're onto aging desktops. Skaugen grabs a Sony all-in-one that runs Windows 8.
  • dan.ackerman 1/7/2013 9:29:57 PM
    Scott covers the new lower-power Intel Core i-series 3rd-gen chips shipping today: ces.cnet.com
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:30:10 PM

    Intel wants to make the desktop computer more wireless, so you can just pick it up and use it on a table or a couch. The example? The Sony Tap 20, which can be used a bit like a giant tablet. Skaugen says the company has a new initiative to get other computers to be like this, which includes work from Microsoft, EA, and Omnitapps to produce software specially designed for this form factor.

  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:30:20 PM
    I think the battery-powered all in one is a really underrated idea.
  • Josh Lowensohn 1/7/2013 9:31:27 PM
    Intel wants to make desktop computers more wireless so you can just pick it up and use it on a table or a couch. The example? The Sony Tap 20, which can be used a bit like a giant tablet. Skaugen says the company has a new initiative to get other computers to be like this, which includes work from Microsoft, EA, and Omnitapps to produce software specially designed for this form factor.
  • josh.miller 1/7/2013 9:31:28 PM
  • Rich Brown 1/7/2013 9:31:38 PM
    Wow, big ecosystem focus on the wireless all-in-one. Various software and hardware partners. Intel pushing these apps towards the Windows 8 store?
  • 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
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  • 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.
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