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Intel announces an inside-out tracking camera for robotics and AR/VR hardware

  • Intel is showing off a new RealSense camera with a specific focus on enabling hardware-makers to help their products understand where they are in the world.
  • The RealSense Tracking Camera T265 is designed to easily present robotics and AR/VR hardware with inside-out tracking tech.
  • The Tracking camera utilizes SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) tech to orient the device while producing a detailed spatial layout of whatever environment it is in traversing.
  • The camera is unsurprisingly powered by the Movidius Myriad 2 computer vision chipset, which handles the data processing for the camera.
  • Inside-out tracking has been getting less and less compute-intensive, this seems to be the area where Intel is making the most strides with the T265.
  • The T254 will start shipping at the end of February for $199.

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December 2018 NPD: Nintendo Switch dominates PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

  • The system was the best-selling gaming console in the United States in December and for all of 2018, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group.
  • The Switch sold well throughout the year, but the release of Super Smash Bros.
  • The hybrid home/handheld system outsold the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But it didn’t just outsell them, it had the best December of any console this generation.
  • The Nintendo fighter had the best launch month of any console exclusive since NPD began tracking sales in the ’90s.
  • But the rest of the Switch library also contributed to the system’s success because Nintendo had seven of the top 20 best-selling releases of December.
  • The Switch was the primary contributor to 2018’s overall hardware unit and dollar sales, which are hitting a high for the last decade.

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