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Intel and SMS Audio’s in-ear wearable fitness tracker could mark the beginning of a new Intel

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While everyone is clamoring to get something on our wrists, most don’t actually record biometric information from their skin contact. Intel and SMS Audio decided to do something different by engineering something we already use and it could make Intel a major playing in the wearable market. “In the wearable space, we see a lot of hype. I don’t think the market is ever going to be that big if all we have are just square cellphones taped to your wrist,” says Mike Bell, General Manager of Intel’s New Devices Group. Instead the two companies have announced the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones….

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Intel releases Pocket Avatars, a chat app that maps your facial expressions onto silly characters

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When you think of Intel, you normally think of PC chips, but the company is bucking expectations today with the release of a social app for iOS and Android called Pocket Avatars. The app offers video-like mobile messaging, but it relies on cartoon avatars to relay your facial expressions. Intel VP Mike Bell told TNW that the firm’s Intel Labs division often comes up with futuristic new technologies that never become products. Bell, however, decided that the face-tracking system was too good to pass up. The company ran a beta test of the app last summer. Pocket Avatars uses your…

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