Intel Free Press

Aug 21

Tiny Chip Helping Save Huge Rhinos - Intel Free Press

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How a tiny Quark chip is helping to protect the fate of rhinos in South Africa

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Wearable tech could help save the endangered rhino

A group in South Africa have designed a bracelet of sorts with some Intel chip tech inside that can help detect when a rhino is under distress from poachers. It’s just a small pilot program so far but hopefully this will deter poachers who kill this animal only for the horn for questionable placebo medicines.


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Aug 19

Intel Smart Earbuds Now Reality in SMS Audio BioSport Headphones

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Intel’s reference design smart earbuds that also track heart rate for fitness purposes are now a real product from 50 Cent’s SMS Audio headphone company.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Intel Engineer Indira Negi’s passion for running, biometric experience and maker skills pushes her smart earbuds design to market with 50 Cent’s audio company.


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Smart Bathrooms Mean Cleaner Loos at London Heathrow Airport

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Smart technology installed the bathrooms at London Heathrow airport keeps the loos cleaner without invading your privacy.

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How anonymous sensors track bathroom traffic at the Queen’s Terminal.


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Intel Bong Sound Mark Still Going Strong After 20 Years

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BUMMMMM-Bum-Bum-Bum-Bum! The Intel Bong is one of the most recognized sounds in the world. Among a 60-person focus group, researchers found only 80 percent of participants recognized the correct melody played on a violin, but 100 percent recognized it with the proper sound – even when an incorrect note was added.

Intel Free Press's insight:

A three-second audio mnemonic composed in a Sherman Oaks garage helped Intel get inside just about everything.


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Levi’s Stadium a Hi-Tech Showcase for ‘Smart’ Sporting Events

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With amenities such as a Fantasy Football Lounge, Levi’s Stadium, the future home of the San Francisco 49ers, aims to deliver the most-connected and high-tech experience in sports.

Intel Free Press's insight:

San Francisco 49ers bet on technology to boost fan experience.


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Jul 29

2 in 1 PCs Bridge Gap Between Laptops and Tablets

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Consumers looking for the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet are finding 2 in 1 PCs as their perfect solution. Analysts predict this will continue to grow to 31.2 million sales in the next 4 years.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Has the 2 in 1 category finally found its stride?


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A Conversation with Intel’s Mike Bell and former Basis CEO Jef Holove

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Intel joined forces with wearables company Basis Science in March 2014. Mike Bell of Intel’s New Devices Group and Jef Holove, the former Basis CEO, talk about the future of wearable technology.

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How Intel is approaching the burgeoning wearables market, perspective from two leaders on the inside.


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What’s New with Wireless Charging?

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Wireless charging tech from the previous century powering next-gen cordless power transmission innovation now.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Inductive charging is hardly new, but the technology and the promise are advancing.


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Pioneering Architect of Soviet-era Computing

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Former Soviet-era supercomputer architect and Intel fellow was also champion mountain climber.

Intel Free Press's insight:

80-year-old Intel Fellow, Boris Babayan, has no plans to retire.


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Jun 23

Is the Stylus Coming Back in Style?

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Moving from finger painting to precision drawing and enabling creativity, the stylus is coming back.

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Sometimes the finger isn’t precise enough and consumers are desiring to unlock creativity - enter new precision styli.


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Could a Small-Scale Science Project Help Solve California’s Big Drought?

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A simple high school science fair project using robotics, sensors, development boards and IoT shows promise in helping California alleviate its water shortage.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Precision watering and irrigation can help alleviate California’s water problems as demonstrated by a high school science experiment.


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And the Next Wireless Protocol Is…

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WiGig vs. WirelessHD - which wireless protocol would you choose?

Intel Free Press's insight:

With speeds and protocols changing, which will be the leading wireless protocol?


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Developers Get Royal Treatment as Tech’s New Kingmakers

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Proving that content is still king, device manufacturers court app developers to code for their hardware.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Hardware makers are realizing that the content/apps on their devices are wooing customers so they are wooing developers.


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Big Dunks and Big Data: Analyzing the NBA Finals

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Big Data, powerful processors, and connected cameras enable teams to track player stats and game play well beyond traditional, older methods.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Big data analytics coupled with multiple, connected cameras are helping sport organizations analyze the play of their teams.


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Are You an Expert or Caught in the Phishing Net?

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Phishing email scams are easy ways for malicious entities to gain access to secure environments. Corporations are turning to innovative education and training methods to reduce the number of phishing-related breaches.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Phishing scams are getting increasingly more difficult to identify. How good are you?


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