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Autonomous Cars Aren’t Dangerous; Humans Are
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Will autonomous vehicles make the right quick-second moral and legal decisions, or will human intervention still be required?

Intel Free Press's insight:

Which do you trust? The human or automated driver?


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Posted 1 month ago.
Meet one of Intel’s Most Prolific Inventors - Qinghua Li
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With over 270 patents and counting, Intel’s Qinghua Li loud childhood environment compelled him to work on quieter projects, and his regular “apple breaks” with a colleague enabled him to file many patents related to wireless communications.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Qinghua Li has a productive tradition of brainstorming on his “apple breaks” - helps build the patent ideas.


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Posted 1 month ago.
When Wearables Become Essential
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Intel pilots a smart watch program using the original Pebble Watch in order to ensure delivery of important alerts and notifications when workers are in extreme working conditions. Obstacles like loud environments or bulky clothing are overcome using a wearable device.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Will there be a big market in corporations for wearables?


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Posted 1 month ago.
That Little USB Thumb Drive Could Be a Big Security Violation
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USB thumb drives can pose security risks to corporations. Periodic security sweeps of employee cubicles at Intel look for in-plain-sight security violations such as confidential documents, unsecured mobile devices and USB thumb drives.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Have you locked down your USB thumb drive? Corporations could view them as security risks.


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Posted 3 months ago.
Open Bike Initiative Rides into the Internet of Things
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A group of volunteers, some from Intel, embark on the creation of an open source and fourth generation bike sharing platform. The IoT bike sharing management system promises to reduce costs and encourages community involvement through modifications.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Next-generation bike sharing piloted at Intel campuses in Oregon.


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Posted 3 months ago.
Chromebooks Emerging as Classroom Contender
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Apple and Microsoft have long dominated the education market as the preferred computing platforms for grades K-12 in the U.S., but Google — and Samsung — are emerging as significant challengers with a new crop of Chromebooks for schools.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Low-cost laptops emerging as a new alternative for schools with increasing focus on budgets, ease of use, web applications.


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Posted 3 months ago.
Stanley Cup Goes High Tech
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What’s the Stanley Cup Doing at Intel? The 121-year old Stanley Cup makes a visit to a state-of-the-art silicon chip factory.

Intel Free Press's insight:

It’s been displayed before thousands in arenas throughout the National Hockey League, seen by millions on TV, lifted high in jubilation, kissed, sipped from, and taken on wild adventures by winning players including Jet Ski rides and mountain climbs. #StanleyCup


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Posted 4 months ago.
Kickstarting Wearables
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Pebble CEO talks with ReadWrite on wearables, early failures, and competition.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Eric Migicovsky is watching Google’s moves into wearables closely and hoping that his company’s open platform approach will be a key differentiator amid the growing excitement around wearable computing. 


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Posted 4 months ago.
'Human Factor' Often Overlooked in Wearable Computing
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Looking for feeling and emotion amid the technology, a group of engineers participated in a 1-day wearables hands-on workshop focusing on the human factor.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Designers and engineers often create code or cool new hardware without thinking as much about the human side of the technology. #wearables #galileo


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Posted 4 months ago.
From Academia to Pathfinding for Moore’s Law: Kelin Kuhn
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“People don’t think about how a cell phone works. They don’t think about what is behind the wall plug,” said Intel Fellow Kelin Kuhn who believes engineers need to understand that technology is not mysterious.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Intel Fellow Kelin Kuhn ranks geology, violins and flying airplanes among her passions.


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Posted 4 months ago.
5 Valentine’s Day Tech Tips
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Valentine’s Day is a special day to tell your sweetie “I love you.” Whether you are a technophile or simply looking for a unique way express yourself, here are five “techie” ways to show you care

Intel Free Press's insight:

From social media to e-cards, on Valentine’s Day you can express your love using tech. Check out these 5 tips to make the day special, technologically. 


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Posted 6 months ago.
Intel Takes IT into the Toilet
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From overflowing toilets to empty towel dispensers to faulty faucet motion sensors, Intel employees can now swipe their washroom maintenance requests using smartphones.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Bringing IT to the restroom means that service requests are fast and the response time even faster.


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Posted 6 months ago.
Intel Engineer Produces Super Bowl Ad for $300
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“I was able to produce this [Doritos ad] for $300 since everyone was willing to work for free,” said Raj Suri, an Intel engineer who produced and co-wrote the commercial, which aired during Super Bowl XLVIII, with director and aspiring filmmaker Ryan Thomas Andersen and actor Daved Wilkins.

Intel Free Press's insight:

With actors, the director and the producer working for free, a small team produced the Grand Prize-winning Doritos ad. The producer is an Intel engineer as well.


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Posted 6 months ago.
Intel Engineer Reimagines Earbuds for Smartphones
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Intel engineer Indira Negi worked on bioelectronics and biosensors in graduate school which helped her design the Intel smart earbuds reference design.

Intel Free Press's insight:

At CES 2014, the Intel smart earbuds were showcased at the keynote. Here is some behind-the-scenes information about one of the engineers on the project, the one who joined Intel CEO Brian Krzanich on-stage.


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Posted 7 months ago.
CES: Fuhu DreamTab Gets Celeb Treatment
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From double-booked appearances to being stalked by media and paparazzi, the FuHu DreamTab is receiving celebrity treatment at CES 2014.

Intel Free Press's insight:

Sometimes even gadgets and tablets have paparazzi, private cars and drivers and achieve celebrity status. The Fuhu DreamTab received this at #CES2014.


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Posted 7 months ago.