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Intel predicts the personal net

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    Mobile devices will deliver a more personal internet within five years, using chips with the power of today's desktop PCs, Intel's head has said.
    Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show, Paul Otellini predicted mobile devices could soon "augment reality" by pulling data from the net in real time.

    He said the industry was on the verge of creating a "new level of capability and usefulness to the internet".

    "It's an internet that is proactive, predictive and context-aware."

    Explaining that devices would be location-aware, and would access the internet over Wimax wireless connections, he said: "Instead of going to the internet, the internet comes to us.

    "We need a ubiquitous, wireless broadband infrastructure. Eventually we will blanket the globe in wireless broadband connectivity."

    Intel is backing Wimax, one of a number of competing next-generation wireless technologies, such as Long Term Evolution and HSDPA.

    Mr Otellini said for this vision of the future to be fulfilled it would "require exponentially more powerful processors, using less and less power".

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