Intel Edison: This SD-Card Micro-Computer Is The Coolest Thing At CES

Oh Intel. Oh Intel. You crazy, beautiful bastards. Meet the Edison. It’s a dual-core computer that literally fits inside an SD Card-sized footprint. And you thought the Raspberry Pi was impressive.

The Edison is packing an unbelievable amount of power for the footprint in which it lives. It’s a dual-core system with a 400MHz large core and a variable smaller core that clocks between 50MHz and 200MHz. It’s packing 500MB of RAM (!!) as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication abilities.

That all might not add up to much by modern standards, but this thing fits inside a freaking SD card. Whoa.

Intel wants to use the Edison as the brain of 2014’s smart wearable technology. The company showed off the Edison powering weird stuff like a tiny smart toy car and a smart coffee cup (???), but we’re sure it’s going to be stuck inside something much cooler before the year is out.

The Edison will be on the market so to speak in mid-2014.

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