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Intel’s button-sized Curie module transforms any object into a smart, wearable gadget

Intel’s button-sized Curie module transforms any object into a smart, wearable gadget

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Intel showed off its plans to jump-start the wearable gadget industry with a new button-sized module called Curie during a keynote event at CES 2015 today.

The low-powered module can make things like jewelry, clothing, and other accessories into smart, wearable devices, Intel explained. Basically, anything that’s larger than a dime can now become connected when the Curie module is integrated. The overall idea here is that Intel is attempting to take care of many common elements involved with building a wearable gadget, thus freeing retailers and other manufacturers to focus on building the device itself — not fidgeting with the tech that’s powering it.

Intel said it plans to partner with luxury brands on connected wearable products featuring Curie integration, including high-end sunglasses and activewear company Oakely.

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