Intel claims closure of its New Devices Group, which including the development of " smart " Vaunt glasses .
What is Vaunt
Intel showed the prototype Vaunt just a few months ago - in February. Perhaps their main (but not singularity) Is the appearance. On first look is the most ordinary glasses , not standing out with some details or dimensions.
The device uses a special projector that projects the image directly onto the the user's retina. AT the owner of the glasses sees a monochrome text and various notifications with phone, also in plans were to " connect " the voice assistant.
Why not happened
Before the end of the year it was planned to start them distribution for developers, but now the fate of Vaunt is solved. " Project Superlight (code name for Vaunt) - an excellent example of how Intel developed a truly differentiated glasses with improved consumer effects. we continue to invent and learn new technologies, which sometimes require a hard choice, when the dynamics of the market are not contributes to further investment " - noted in Intel.
Recall, the New Devices Group was created in 2013. In addition to Vaunt, it developed fitness trackers and other wearable devices. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars of investment, significant success of the New Devices Group and not achieved.
Now in team of about 200 people, and after the liquidation part of they will be fired. How many people will be left without work - in Intel does not specify.
Source: The Information