IT & Network Infrastructure : Intel Research Labs Offers Glimpse at Future IT Gadgets, Software

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-06-09 Print this article Print
One-Touch Control Inside Smart Cars

One-Touch Control Inside Smart Cars

Open your phone, turn on your car's computer, push one or two buttons on the Intel-based software, and everything is interconnected—to the phone and to services in the cloud. The synchronization software has long been an issue with on-board IT, but not anymore thanks to Intel's client-to-cloud extensible architecture based on its Atom processors. Benefits of this will include total remote access and control, video surveillance, improved safety features (such as on-board radar to warn of approaching vehicles) and many others.
Visitors to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., got a look into the future of IT June 7 during Intel Research Labs' annual demonstration day.??íAbout 20 of the chipmaker's top R&D projects—some of which have been in the works for a decade or more—were on display for invited guests to see and discuss with project staff members. Included were the latest IT for smart cars to connect vehicles, smartphones and cloud services in new ways, along with advancements in processor efficiencies that could affect virtually the entire IT world within a few years. There was new collaborative software that allows computers in close proximity (such as a classroom) to find each other automatically and enable better sharing of documents and ideas, along with many others projects. Most of these projects are still in various stages of development and won't be released to the market for various lengths of time. But when they do come to fruition, we all will benefit in some way. This eWEEK slide show spotlights some of the projects that were demonstrated at the event.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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