At Intel Developer Forum, the chip giant charted a roadmap in which it strives to reach "all of humanity." Take a look at the technologies, from voice to touch, that Intel's taking along for the ride.
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Slim, light, and powerful, Ultrabooks are part of Intel's plans to inject life into a PC market diluted by tablets and other mobile devices. Intel sees such devices playing a big role in its future, as the hybrid form factors being unveiled are direct beneficiaries of smaller, more energy-efficient computing. Ultrabooks will continue to be a major company focus, especially after Windows 8 ships.
Having conquered thinness, ultrabook makers must continue to unroll new advances. At IDF, software demonstrations promised Ultrabooks that accurately respond to voice commands for shopping results, music selections, and social media posts.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.