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Intel's Curie: Button-Sized Computer for Smart Wearables

By    |   Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015 09:15 AM

Intel unveiled a button-sized hardware module on Tuesday named Curie that will launch in the second half of 2015 and power a number of wearable smart devices from rings to pendants to clothes.

As CNET.com reported, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Curie alongside a slew of new technologies at the computer chip company's big presentation at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Getting into the nuts and bolts of the button-size module, Krzanich explained that the company's first system-on-chip – purpose-built for wearables – has a processor, Bluetooth low-energy radio, sensors, and can be easily powered by small coin batteries.

"This changes the game of wearables," he said from the stage.

After announcing the module, which will launch in the latter half of 2015, Krzanich brought out one of Intel's first partners using Curie to build smart wearables for consumers.

Oakley CEO Colin Baden was met with a round of applause, and explained that his company combining Curie with its sports eyewear to help athletes improve their performance.



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Intel unveiled a button-sized hardware module on Tuesday named Curie that will launch in the second half of 2015 and power a number of wearable smart devices from rings to pendants to clothes.
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