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Intel talks wireless charging and RealSense 3D cameras, coming over the next year

Mark Hachman | Sept. 11, 2014
Intel plans to make the wire-free future of the PC a reality as early as the first quarter of 2015, when the first "Skylake" reference designs ship to hardware makers.

RealSense 3D cameras come into focus

Skaugen also released a few more details on its first RealSense depth cameras, which use a pair of lenses to gauge depth. Dell will apparently be the first tablet maker to use the technology, as part of the Dell Venue 8 7000 Android tablet, which Michael Dell showed on stage during IDF's opening keynote. Not only do RealSense cameras allow for Lytro-like post-exposure focusing effects, but they also can be used to measure distance accurately. Plae, a designer of custom kids shoes, showed off an application that used the RealSense cameras to measure the size of a user's foot to within 2 millimeters in three dimensions, allowing people to buy accurately-sized shoes online, executives said.

The RealSense cameras will include three models: a front-facing F200 camera for all-in-ones, notebooks, and certain two-in-ones, and lower- and higher-resolution rear-facing models, the R100 and R200. The F200 will begin rolling out during the fourth quarter, supporting facial and gesture recognition, while the other R-series cameras will debut in tablets, Skaugen said. 


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