Intel announced a line of tiny chips for new markets, including wearable devices. Called Quark, it is Intel’s bid to stay relevant in the era of wearable computing. It’s approximately one-fifth the size of the company’s already-small Atom chip and draws one-tenth the power. Intel will sample circuit board designs based on the first product in this family during the fourth quarter of this year. Initially, it will be aimed at the industrial, energy, and transportation markets.
Intel plans to remove the need for typing in passwords for banking, social networks, e-mail and more. Intel plans to create new biometrics software that will work for mobile devices. This biometric software will work by recognizing patterns of veins on a users palm. The software will log into desired websites/bank accounts only if your palm is read correctly insuring the correct user. The software will also automatically log you out of your websites/bank accounts if you put your phone down and the software no-longer senses your palm pattern. This type of technology being implemented could evolve the way in which we currently use our mobile devices.