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Intel Makers Building on Galileo

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“It’s perfect as a teaching tool for average users,” said Intel graphics hardware engineer Mark Bunney about the Arduino-compatible Galileo development board.

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Posted 7 months ago.
Touchscreen App Directs Conference Room Traffic
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“You will no longer have to walk from room to room, spending upwards of 10 minutes looking for a vacant conference for your meeting,” said Jerroyd Moore, an Intel software engineer, who helped develop Open Rooms, an app that helps workers find…

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

The app is one of several new technologies installed on the recently remodeled third floor of the Robert Noyce Building (RNB) at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif. The floor is also rife with electronic whiteboards, video cameras and touch-enabled monitors. The rows of open workstations, each with adjustable height desks and dual monitor mounts, replaces the drab gray fabric cubicles once ridiculed by Conan O’Brien.


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Posted 8 months ago.
Harsh Road Conditions Boost In Vehicle Infotainment System Performance
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“Imagine you’re driving your car on a highway at a 60 mile per hour speed and your car hits a pothole and you go boom!

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

Most of us try to avoid potholes, but two Intel engineers are actually creating them and the more jarring they can make them the better.


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Posted 9 months ago.
Data centers of the future might be their own power plants | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network
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Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

The laws of thermodynamics tell us to expect losses at each of the stages, so much so that only 20 percent of the energy produced at the power plant makes it to the server rack. 


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Posted 9 months ago.
Will Enterprises Find Indoor Location Services?
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“I don’t know of many companies that are looking at the enterprise [for indoor location services]. Most companies are focused on commercial markets. I think that’s a big gap,” said Rob Colby, Intel IT locations architect.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

Intel developed a location-based services proof of concept for one building at its Folsom, Calif. campus. The green dot on the phone display provides a user with a visual mark of where he or she is inside the building. The algorithm for this specific engine improves accuracy of locating an object or person to 3 to 5 meters due to more effective use of Wi-Fi access points.


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Posted 9 months ago.
Smartphone Touchscreens Can Stymie Blind, Dyslexic
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Intel engineer says lack of buttons poses challenges for visually impaired. Read More
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Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

“I get a really large amount of satisfaction from getting great products to market and knowing that my work and inventions that helped make it happen also help people,” said Intel engineer David Poisner, who has filed more than 70 patents..


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Posted 9 months ago.
Electronics Arts Founder Says ‘Spectacular Usability’ Will Make New Markets -SVW
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Silicon Valley Watcher - reporting on the business of innovation at the intersection of technology and media

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

According to EA founder Trip Hawkins, superior hardware performance creates opportunities for new experiences.

“I think we’re finally crossing some of these thresholds in performance for applications where you can do some pretty fabulous things in software,” said Hawkins. “You can have the performance with true consumer usability at the same time. Obviously, with Moore’s Law fundamental computing power is just going to keep getting better and the more things you can push to be solved in software the better.”


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Posted 9 months ago.
Morris Worm’s 25th Anniversary: What Have We Learned? Nothing… - The State of Security
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Saturday, November 2nd, marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Morris Worm, considered to be the first major malware to rock the fledgling Internet world, and the lessons it holds for security have yet to be learned, according to Eugene…

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

“Based on what people have done since then in terms of security, I don’t think it [the Morris Worm] taught us a lot.” said Purdue professor Euguene Spafford, who analyzed the worm. “I don’t think we learned anything from it, and we’re still not learning anything from it.”


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Posted 9 months ago.
Becoming a Brand Journalist by Finding Stories from Within Your SMB
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Let’s start out by addressing the giant elephant in the room. Yes, brand journalism is one of the most recent buzzwords to have taken over the world of Internet and content marketing.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

A brand journalist has been defined in many ways; from “one who tells journalism-style stories about a company that make the reader want to know more,” to “one who records what happens to a brand in the world and creates communications that, over time, tell the story of the brand.”


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Posted 9 months ago.
Can Energy Harvesting Power Wearables, Internet of Things?
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“There’s lots of energy out there. The question is what’s useful,” said Alanson Sample, a research scientist in Intel Labs who is working on energy harvesting.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

“I think solving the power problem will create the illusion of magical devices,” said Alanson Sample, a research scientist in Intel Labs who is working on energy harvesting. “If the user never has to go in, recharge it and it has wireless communication, they don’t have to interact with the device for it to work. You don’t even have to be aware that it exists. All of a sudden you have these magical experiences.”


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Posted 9 months ago.
Better Engineering through Meditation, Mindfulness?
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At Intel, more than 1,500 employees have participated in the year-old Awake@Intel program. The mindfulness-based realization classes use psychological techniques to heighten attention and awareness non-judgmentally.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

“It was an engineering problem that would have taken us weeks or months, but by focusing on it and taking the mindful practices we learned in the class — to turn off all distractions like instant message and Outlook — we developed a solution over the course of two 2-hour blocks of time.”


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Posted 10 months ago.
Wearable Cameras on the Job, Even if You’re Not a Cop or Surfer
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Two companies plan to sell cameras intended to collect constant visuals, for whimsy or legal protection

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

“The new age is coming, where businesses are going to start shifting toward the video-based world,”


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Posted 10 months ago.
Social Creativity: The Engine of Software Development in the Social Era - Wired
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Social Creativity: The Engine of Software Development in the Social Era
Wired
Shower moments. We’ve all had them. Even Archimedes had one. Suddenly, all the dots connect and an idea forms. (Yes.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

Information may want to be free, but creativity wants to be social.


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Posted 10 months ago.
Makers Scramble to Create Cases for Intel Arduino Board
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“We saw an opportunity to capture two different parts of the way makers work,” said Engrainded co-founder Ed Ivory.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

Nineteen days before a major international product launch, a two-person startup working out of a garage in Tacoma, Wash. was asked to create a case for a product they’d never seen. 


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Posted 10 months ago.
Drones Fly ‘Hands Free’ with Gestural Technology
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“People find that it is a really intuitive way to control the drone because it is like a virtual airplane yoke,” said software developer Martin Förtsch.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

“To start the drone I have to just lift my hands to the camera and give two thumbs up,” said Förtsch standing in front of an Ultrabook computer with aCreative Labs Senz3D camera mounted atop the screen.


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Posted 11 months ago.