Published On: Tue, Jun 23rd, 2015

The Internet of Things and More: 5 Things Learned at Computex 2015

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Are you aching to know what’s in store for computing later in 2015 (think fall and winter 2015)? Computex introduces the most important concepts, content, and technologies that are upcoming in the computing industry. This year’s conference began on June 2nd, and offered a week-long glimpse into the future of computer.

Here’s some highlights from computing’s most fascinating conference…

  1. Doug Davis and the IoT’s Easy Button

CNET author Seamus Byrne caught up with Doug Davis, “General Manager of Intel’s Internet of Things Group,” after his keynote speech at Computex 2015. Davis explained that consumers are going to start caring about the Internet of Things (IoT) when they see the Internet integrated into simple everyday items and tasks, such as lighting, security, and garage door openers.

Smart homes are the future, and smart homes are what will connect consumers to the IoT. Once the IoT has an easy button, meaning it can be integrated and used without much effort, consumers are going to care a great deal about it.

  1. Intel Unveils Iris and New Batch of Fifth-Gen Core Chips, and RealSense 3D Camera  

Intel clearly believes 3D technology will continue to grow in popularity, and their new line of peripherals play to this technology. Their newest integrated graphics processor code, Iris, is slated to utilize the company’s newest fifth-gen core chips which provide twice the 3D graphics consumers are used to. Moreover, the processor will feature a 128MB embedded ram with the capacity to enhance video in data centers, and leverages up to 48 execution units.

Fancy shooting in 3D? Intel’s RealSense 3D camera is user-friendly, and will be integrated into future devices and computers for incredible real-world application. According to Tech News Today, “The 3D camera comes with three lenses that will track your hand movements as well as detect your smile, thanks to Intel.”

  1. 3D and its Business Applications  

3D tech extended beyond Intel; it was the overall theme of Computex. The conference featured 3D tech that touched on every aspect of computing from printing and scanning to entertainment and media storage. The 3D tech that made the biggest splash is 3D printing and scanning, which should provide a boon to people in the manufacturing business.

  1. Mini PCs and Smart Mice

ASRock’s Beebox was unveiled at Computex, and the mini computer is capable of connecting up to three monitors via multiple ports. Moreover, the tiny computer is capable of powering a 4K television. Despite its wide range of capabilities and Intel N3000 CPU, it’s as quiet as a church mouse and doesn’t need a fan to operate. It’s truly an innovation in computing, so expect to see similar products hitting the market soon.

Thermaltak’s Ventus X Smart Mouse provides gamers with a more immersive experience by allowing them to measure what they’ve done, including how far they’ve moved their mouse and how many times they’ve clicked. For dedicated gamers, its “honeycomb-shaped set of vents on the 5700-dpi mouse allow you to play all day without getting sweaty palms.”

  1. Visual Cloud Computing

To date, cloud computing has been a massive computing success, but graphics haven’t been up to the standards of those in graphically-intensive workforces. The new “Visual Cloud” plans provide high-definition video streaming and enhanced graphics by improving the cloud’s level of performance. This should have a positive impact on anyone working in remote graphics and video transcoding.

For those who prefer to build their own computing systems, you’ll need to build your system using a PC-compatible computer module that is capable of working with a more powerful graphics card, such as a rugged computer module or something higher-capacity.

Overall, this year’s Computex proved to be one of the most notable in recent years. Lots of cool new gadgets and computing ideas were unveiled, and the next year in computing should benefit from these innovative new ideas.

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