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Intel partners with the fashion industry to make beautiful wearables

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Intel just announced that in the coming year, it's partnering with fashion industry leaders like Barneys, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (the CFDA), and global fashion retailer Opening Ceremony to develop smart wristwear. The first product of the collaboration will be a smart bracelet concept powered by Intel technology and designed by Opening Ceremony. Barneys will carry the smart bracelet, Intel says, but there's no word on exactly what the bracelet will do. Will it bear Bluetooth and LEDs that flash when you get a text, perhaps, or NFC Swarovski crystals? We'll have to wait and see.

Wearable technology was one of the main themes at Intel's presentation, where it demoed a prototype smartwatch and Jarvis, a Bluetooth headset that partners with an Android device to help you get directions, find restaurants, and notify colleagues when you're running late for a meeting.