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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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 months ago.
CES Badges Get Smart
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The so-called Internet of Things is expected by industry watchers to be among the major themes at International CES in Las Vegas.

Intel Free Press's insight:

NFC chips embedded in CES badges speed check-in at events, booths. This is the first time CES/CEA used NFC with their badging process.


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Posted 8 months ago.
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 8 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago.