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Intel’s CEO looks to hobbyists for wearable innovations

18
May
2014

By Noel Randewich SAN MATEO, California (Reuters) – Intel Corps Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich mingled with electronics buffs at Silicon Valleys annual maker mecca on Saturday as the chipmaker looks to amateur inventors to inspire a new wave of smart clothing. With sales of smartphones losing steam, technology companies including Intel believe that wearable computing devices – a still undefined category including smart watches, fitness trackers and Google Glass – could become a major trend in personal computing. But smartwatches and fitness bands launched by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other tech companies in the past year have yet to really take off. At the Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, Krzanich told Reuters that successful smart clothes will come from individual inventors focused on their own needs.

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