As part of his CES keynote address, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the microprocessor giant will finally ship the Curie button-sized development platform this quarter — roughly a year after it was first announced.
The Curie platform is key to Intel’s position in the wearables and dev platform market; it’s at the center of the company’s upcoming “America’s Greatest Makers” reality TV show.
But Intel is not appealing just to the maker community with Curie; it announced deals with ESPN to put Curies into the Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle and Men’s Snowboard Big Air competitions at upcoming X Games, and into “multiple genres and platforms” from Red Bull Media, which also produces extreme sports competitions.
In last year’s keynote, Krzanich announced that Intel and eyewear maker Oakley would be working together on an unspecified project. This year, he detailed Radar Pace, smart eyewear that includes a real-time coaching system from Oakley. No pricing or availability was mentioned.
Lady Gaga will be doing something or other powered by Curie at this year’s Grammy Awards in February, as part of a venture between Intel and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She said it “will showcase technology through creativity at the highest level.” Whatever that means.
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