IT & Network Infrastructure : Intel Research Labs Offers Glimpse at Future IT Gadgets, Software
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 projectssome of which have been in the works for a decade or morewere 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.
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 interconnectedto 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.