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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Perlmutter said Haswell-powered devices will include enterprise-ready tablets, and IDF exhibits included Windows 8 applications intended for large organizations. One sales app, pictured above, can pull data from the company's CRM database and create a visual interface of "bubbles," each representing a discrete sales event. Touch-based controls allow users to tweak each bubble, causing dynamic reactions among the others. As changes ripple out, users can see how parameter changes affect overall goals.
Intel representative John Wallace said the demonstration was running on Cloverfield, Intel's next-gen system-on-a-chip (SoC) offering. "It's showing how the new Windows 8 UI can talk to a backend database," he said, alluding to how devices running the new Microsoft OS can help personnel in the field.
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