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Intel kills 'Vaunt' smart glass project

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 Global chip-maker Intel has shut down its “New Devices Group” (NDG) and ceased the development of “Vaunt” smart glasses who were like the eye-mounted wearables like Google Glass, the media reported.

“Despite an investment of several hundred million dollars by Intel, including through acquisitions of other companies, the group never made much of an impact in the wearables market,” a report in The Information said on Thursday.

The closure is probably to result in “some layoffs from the team, around 200 people”, the report noted.

“Intel is continuously working on new technologies and experiences. Not all of these develop into a product we choose to take to market. The Superlight [the codename for Vaunt] project is a great example where Intel developed truly differentiated, consumer augmented reality glasses,” The Verge quoted an Intel statement as saying.

Intel kills 'Vaunt' smart glass project.
Intel kills ‘Vaunt’ smart glass project.

“We are going to take a disciplined approach as we keep inventing and exploring new technologies, which will sometimes require tough choices when market dynamics don’t support further investment,” the statement added.

Jerry Bautista, the lead for “Vaunt,” had mentioned earlier that Intel was working with key ecosystem hardware providers like frames and lenses.

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Google Glass was introduced with much fanfare in 2014. At $1,500, it promised a new, bold era for information.

People, however, realised the device was not yet ready to be part of their lives. There were safety and health concerns.

Google later withdrew the device from the market in 2015.  IANS

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Intel Introduces Xeon E Processor for Entry-Level Workstations

The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will begin shipping "Xeon E-2100" processor-based systems from July 13

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Intel on Friday released new “Xeon E-2100” 6-core processor for entry-level workstations to ensure powerful performance.

Intel “Xeon E” processor is successor to Intel “Xeon E3” processor.

“The release of the Intel ‘Xeon E’ processor is intended to deliver the essential performance and visuals for entry workstations as well as optimising innovative form factors, designs and diverse requirements of our customers,” said Jennifer Huffstetler, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Product Management, Intel Corp.

The new chip is architected and crafted for the demands of creative professionals.

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Compared with its predecessor, the new processor offers higher max turbo frequency, faster DRAM speeds, enhanced I/O, and advanced security and reliability features.

These processors are available with Intel UHD graphics supported by a broad set of workstation applications.

The processor offers Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory — a key feature to maximise data integrity and improve system stability.

The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will begin shipping “Xeon E-2100” processor-based systems from July 13. (IANS)

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