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Intel to unveil "innovative" wearable tech at CES 2014

Intel has promised to unveil a range of "innovative" wearable technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014.

"What you will see at CES is that we are actually going to bring some very innovative wearables to the show that are developed and manufactured here," said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich in an interview ahead of his keynote at CES.

"Wearables is wide open," he added.

Krzanich has had his work cut out for him in refocusing a company that once led the world in PC sales, but is now lagging behind as global technology trends go mobile.

"Right now people look at Intel as the PC company," Krzanich said in an interview on New Years Eve. "We did a very good job of becoming the PC company over the last 20 years or something. That was a battle worth fighting and winning, but the market moved."

Back in June, Intel claimed to be working on smartwatches, and backed up their claims in September with the release of the tiny Quark chip designed for wearable technology.

This all heralds Intel's intentions to become a major player in the growing trend of Internet-connected objects, known colloquially as "the Internet of Things."

"Our view is that Quark can make almost everything smart," Krzanich said. "We'll show you some things that you would never have thought could become smart and communicate."

Exciting stuff – but Krzanich isn't saying much.

"What you will see at CES [are] tablets that are doing some things that you didn't think possible," he said. "We'll bring some new innovations in imaging, for example. That's about all I can tell you for now."

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