A year on from announcing its Edison platform, Intel have decided to up the ante even further with their latest piece of tech. The button sized chip 'Curie' looks to create inroads in the fledgling wearable technology market. Set for an official release in the second half of 2015, Intel hopes their product will act as a platform for this new technology.

The chip is designed to power a range of wearables; this can be anything from watches to headphones. It includes a processor, Bluetooth low-energy radio, sensors and a dedicated engine to determine different sporting activity. It can also run for extended periods via a coin sized battery or charger, so you don't have to worry about it cutting out mid-way through your fastest jog of the year!

It is predicted by 2020 that there will be 50 billion wearable devices out there, Intel believes this will not be possible without Curie.  

We think this new technology presents some very interesting possibilities, and with Intel being the catalyst, we will be sure to keep a close eye on its progress!

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