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Intel Is Giving $500,000 to the Next Great Wearable Tech Idea

What's the next MICA? Photo via <a href="http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html">Intel</a>/Instagram
What's the next MICA? Photo via Intel/Instagram

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Intel is crowdsourcing the next big thing in wearable tech. The tech giant already launched its MICA in collaboration with Opening Ceremony at this past NYFW. Now, the company is combing the world over for a fashion concept that will work best with an Intel chip. The contest is called the Make It Wearable Challenge, and Intel will announce the winner on November 3.

There are currently ten finalists (trimmed down from 1,500 entries) vying for the $500,000 prize money for first place. The winner's product will also receive Intel chips to help bring the concept to life. It's hard to choose a favorite with all ten offering real-life value, but the Nixie, a flying and wearable camera with Stanford physics roots, sounds like a product that could really take off. (Pun totally intended.)
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