Intel shows SD card sized computer

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 07 2014 @ 18:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel revealed Edison at CES 2014, a tiny computer that offers "a full Pentium-class PC" in the size and shape of an SD memory card. The tiny system features a dual-core Quark SoC, it runs Linux and features built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
To demonstrate the potential for Edison, Intel showed a concept for a "Nursery 2.0." In the concept, a baby was wearing a Mimo onesie outfitted with sensors tracking things like temperature, and Edison was used to display that information on, of all things, a coffee mug. When the baby was comfortable, blinking lights on the mug show a happy green smiling face, but when something is wrong that face turns red. A much more useful application, however, involved using Edison to switch on a bottle warmer when your baby starts to stir, that way it's ready come feeding time.
Intel Edison

Source: The Verge


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