The Best Cool New Gadgets at CES 2014 - Edison
Two of the big themes emerging from the long list of cool new gadgets at CES 2014 have been wearables and the Internet of Everything — where just about any object you can imagine is connected to the web.
Something has to power all these devices, though, and that’s where Intel (INTC) is trying to position itself with Edison. One of many cool new gadgets from Intel, Edison is essentially a PC shrunk down to the size of the SD card you use in your digital camera. Each Edison houses an Intel Quark dual-core processor, integrated Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth radio.
It’s inexpensive, low power, totally connected, capable of running apps and small enough to be embedded in anything from a coffee cup to the Mimo wearable baby monitor Intel was showing off at CES 2014.
Intel thinks Edison is a game-changer … and there’s a good chance it may be right.