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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The IDF convention floor featured many consumer-oriented products. One--a middleware chat client, pictured above and developed by Intel--senses nearby friends in order to facilitate ad hoc gaming sessions, easy, drag-and-drop file sharing, and more. Developers will have a chance to build on Intel's foundation, and the potential for expanded applications, such as enterprise use, could emerge. Other intriguing technologies highlighted during the show include near-field communication integration for use with MasterCard's PayPass Wallet.
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