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Intel Shows SD Card-Sized PC

Intel always has a huge presence at CES, but we weren’t expected to be so surprised by something so small. Intel was showing off a new PC called Edison. That’s right, a PC. It’s not just a processor. It’s a full PC using the Quark processor found in their new Galileo board. The Quark inside of the Edison is a dual-core, 32-bit, x86 processor. The Edison PC also has on-board RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and storage. Did we mention that all of this is the size of an SD card? In fact, it can still be used as an ordinary SD card, but it’s a complete PC! They foresee the Quark processor, and the Edison PC being used in wearable technologies. This technology could also go a long way in further enabling another big buzzword for the show, The Internet of Things. Check out the photos and videos, and see if you’re as amazed as we are by the Edison from Intel.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.