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ASUS Announces Zenbo Availability In Taiwan

21st December 2016 ASUS announced at a press event today in Taipei that the Mandarin edition of Zenbo — the first ASUS robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families — will be available for pre-order in Taiwan from 1st January, 2017.

“For decades, humans have dreamed of owning such a companion: one that is smart, dear to our hearts, and always at our disposal,” expressed Chairman Shih on his vision of enabling robotic computing for every household.

Chairman Shih also announced that developers and partners from various major industries in Taiwan — including those in the education, transportation, e-commerce, entertainment, and cleaning sectors — have partnered with ASUS to extend and enrich the Zenbo experience through dedicated apps and capabilities.

A special collaboration with the National Police Agency of Taiwan resulted in the development of an app for Zenbo that enables families to contact their local police department in an emergency and speak with an officer using Zenbo’s built-in video calling feature. Director-General, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior, Republic of China (Taiwan), Kuo-En Chen, joined Chairman Shih onstage for a live demo of the application.

Intel Corporation’s Vice President of the New Technology Group and General Manager of the Perceptual Computing Group, Achin Bhowmik, also joined Chairman Shih onstage. “For nearly thirty years, Intel and ASUS have been collaborating to bring some of the most leading innovations in PCs and devices to market,” said Dr. Bhowmik. “We are excited to continue that collaboration on Zenbo, and we look forward to continue working with ASUS on enabling intelligent and interactive devices with Intel RealSense technology.”

 

ASUS Zenbo — Your Smart Little Companion

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ASUS Zenbo is a friendly and capable home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families and meant to address the needs of each family member in this ubiquitous computing era.

Feel At Ease Even If You’re Away From Home

Zenbo is designed for everyone, but he has specific functionality that helps senior family members safeguard their health and well-being as well as enjoy a connected digital life. Zenbo monitors the home for emergency situations — such as falls — and immediately responds to them by notifying specified family members on their smartphones, no matter where they are. When they receive an emergency notification, family members can remotely control Zenbo to move nearby and use his built-in camera to visually check on their loved on via an intuitive smartphone app.

Kids Interactive Education

Zenbo is a fun and educational playmate for kids who entertains them with interactive stories and learning games that foster their creativity and logical thinking skills. With his high-quality, built-in stereo sound system, Zenbo can play children’s favorite songs and even dance along to the music, making for fun playtime activity. Zenbo includes a built-in library of stories that he tells in a variety of entertaining voices, while displaying accompanying images on his screen and controlling the room lighting to add a new level of interactivity and fun to story time.

Great Family Bonding Time

Zenbo can also help out in the kitchen, reading recipes out loud and functioning as a voice-controlled timer, so home chefs can stay focused on cooking. With his built-in camera and ability to move around the house, Zenbo is a great family photographer who helps preserve special and everyday moments alike.

ASUS uses an Intel processor and Intel RealSense technology, enabling Zenbo’s interaction with people for a more natural and intuitive experience. Zenbo supports a growing number of custom apps that expand his capabilities and bring new features to users. The free Zenbo Developer Program provides members with access to the Zenbo SDK and a library of information they need to bring their creative ideas to life. Additionally, Zenbo Partners can work with ASUS to help build a rich, robotic ecosystem that will enhance Zenbo and enrich users’ lives.

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Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) Tour 2016

PENANG, February 19, 2016 – Designed as a travelling showcase of Intel’s technology and innovations, the Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour will be in Malaysia for two weeks until the 1st of March 2016. This global tour covers 28 sites in 11 countries and celebrates the people behind the amazing innovations.

[adrotate banner=”4″]“At Intel, we believe that our people are our greatest asset. The Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) demonstrates the phenomenal technology that our employees create everyday, making a difference in the world. This year, we are also very excited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Design and Development in Intel Malaysia,” said Robin Martin, Corporate Vice President, General Manager of Assembly Test and Manufacturing, and Managing Director of Intel Malaysia.

The Intel IOE showcase includes a line up of laptops, tablets, wearables, 2-in-1s, All-in-Ones (AIO) as well as mobile phones, many of which are designed, developed or manufactured at Intel Malaysia. Other technologies on display include animated totems, 3D printers, the RealSense experience and the Oculus Rift. All Intel employees, their family and friends as well as university partners had the rare opportunity to view Intel’s technology and innovation in person.

 

The Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) In Pictures

Here are some pictures from the Intel InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour in Penang!

Ooi Kim Huat, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, General Manager of Penang Assembly and Test Operations at Intel Malaysia delivering the opening remarks at the Intel® InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour.

From (left to right): Tan Lin Im, Director of HR Shared Services Center at Intel Malaysia together with Ooi Kim Huat, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, General Manager of Penang Assembly and Test Operations at Intel Malaysia launching the Intel® InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour.

From (left to right): Intel Malaysia leaders and employees ushering in the Lunar New Year at the InsideOut Experience (IOE) tour.

A showcase of Intel technology, the Intel® IOE tour includes a line up of laptops, tablets, wearables, 2-in-1s, All-in-Ones (AIO) as well as mobile phones that are made possible by Intel employees.

The Intel® IOE tour welcomes all Intel employees, their family and friends as well as university partners to experience Intel’s technology.

The Intel® IOE tour welcomes all Intel employees, their family and friends as well as university partners to experience Intel’s technology.

 

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Razer Stargazer Webcam Features Intel RealSense Tech

LAS VEGAS (CES 2016)  Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Stargazer desktop webcam. It delivers the best video capture quality in a webcam available today and simplifies traditional streaming setups.

The Razer Stargazer revolutionizes webcam use as the first device of its kind suitable for quality streaming content production. It sets a new benchmark for video capture at 60 frames per second at 720p, a magnitude better than the 30 frames-per-second limit of common webcams, and it can provide high-definition 1080p video at 30 frames per second. The Razer Stargazer also includes an automatic noise-cancelling, dual-array mic.

Powered by the Intel® RealSense SR300 camera, the Razer Stargazer is also enabled with next-generation features that push the boundaries on what a consumer-grade webcam is capable of right out of the box.

Razer Stargazer’s Dynamic Background Removal capability eliminates the need for full-scale green screen setups traditionally used by streamers. The webcam’s Intel RealSense Technology enables the camera to intelligently sense depth to separate foreground from background. This feature works with popular broadcasting software like OBS, XSplit and Razer Cortex: Gamecaster.

The Dynamic Background Removal capability also opens possibilities beyond gaming. Video conferences using Skype with Personify will be able to remove or swap backgrounds. FaceRig, QQ Video and ooVoo are also supported by the camera. Face and object 3D scanning will work out-of-the-box, and users can accurately port real-life objects into the digital world in full-HD. This holds promise for game development, as captured 3D scans can quickly be ported directly into development engines like Unity.

The Razer Stargazer also offers the most advanced facial and gesture recognition in a consumer camera. Up to 78 points on the face and 22 points on each hand can be tracked by the webcam. With this sensor advent, users can unlock their computers via Windows Hello’s face security system, launch applications with gestures, and play games that track facial expressions and hand movements like Nevermind and Laserlife for a new level of immersion.

“Webcams have not had any real innovation in several years, beyond resolution quality,” says Razer CEO and co-founder Min-Liang Tan. “There are exponentially more people streaming and video conferencing than ever before and their needs are constantly evolving. The Razer Stargazer can revolutionize work done by game streamers, YouTube personalities, 3D designers and game developers with additional benefits to the average computer user. Simply stated, this is the webcam of the future.”

Game streaming in particular has seen major growth in recent years. A 2015 report by SuperData says that gaming-related streaming content and their studios are worth $3.8 billion worldwide with more than 480 million tuning in.

The Razer Stargazer joins Razer’s one-stop-shop for streaming hardware – including the Razer Seiren and Seiren Pro microphones and related accessories – and will be available in Q2 2016. Razer plans to send out a limited number of Razer Stargazer units free to streamers via its Sponsored Streamer Program.

 

Razer Stargazer Price & Availability

U.S. $199.99 / EU €239.99
Razer Store – Q2 2016
Worldwide – Q2 2016

 

Razer Stargazer Features[adrotate banner=”4″]

  • Ultra-high 60 frames per second capture optimized for streaming (720p max)
  • Max 1080p HD video capture
  • Automatic noise cancelling dual array mic
  • Dynamic Background Removal
  • 3D scanning
  • Facial/gesture recognition
  • Flexible clip for laptops and desktop monitors

 

Razer Stargazer Technical Specifications

  • Intel 6thGeneration Core processor
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Windows 10 only