Contests and developers seem to go hand in hand. These last few months have seen a virtual plethora of interesting challenges; anything from the Intel® Perceptual Computing Challenge to the seven-week long Ultimate Coder: Going Perceptual saga to the currently running 2013 Intel™ App Innovation Contest.
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Over the years, All-in-One (AIO) computers have become a mainstay in both home and office delivering processing power and big-screen graphics capabilities along with sleek styling that saves on space. With Microsoft’s introduction of Windows* 8, AIOs have been building on traditional keyboard and mouse input with innovative touch capabilities that give end users new ways to interact with software and hardware. And now, a new form factor is emerging that will extend these capabilities even further — the Portable All-in-One (pAIO).
Educational game developer NOMAD Apps recently developed a new version of its math learning app, AWEsum!*, to take advantage of the features available with Intel® All-in-One (AIO) devices that run Windows* 8. The AIO devices consist of an 18- to 27-inch monitor with a motherboard behind the screen. They are powerful, portable, and allow users to do everything they would do with a PC. An AIO device can stand up like a PC monitor or lie flat on a table, so more than one user can interact with it at a time.
Have you heard of the All-in-One PC? Basically, the All-in-One PC is a technical term for all the components that make up the computing workstation (the monitor, memory, CPU-GPU, hard drive, CD-ROM, etc.), all collaborated into one hub, or “all in one”. Keyboards and mice are still shipping with all-in-one computers, but in many of these systems, touch monitors are included as well.