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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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 months ago.
Social Creativity: The Engine of Software Development in the Social Era - Wired
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Wired
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 9 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 9 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 10 months ago.
How Intel will bring a “good enough” tablet to the US market by Christmas—for less than $100
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Intel is about to do something that would have seemed crazy under previous CEOs: the company will start competing at the lowest end of the microprocessor market.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

Creating a usable tablet that costs less than $100 is not an easy thing to do. 


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Posted 10 months ago.
Intel’s Anthropologist Genevieve Bell Questions the Smart Watch | MIT Technology Review
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Genevieve Bell, director of Intel’s user experience research, says companies building wearable computers haven’t figured out why people might want them.

Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

The idea of wearing technology is hardly new. There’s armor and swords and many other things that we’ve worn on our bodies that were the technologies of the day. That can help us think about the current obsession and where these things are going.


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Posted 10 months ago.
America’s Cup is most high-tech in 162 years
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Benjamin Tomkins's insight:

The Oracle Team USA boat has more than 300 sensors that collect vast amounts of performance data, transmitted to a server in the hull. “We’ve got about 3,000 variables running about 10 times a second when we’re sailing, from sensors that measure strain on the mast to angle sensors on the wing sail that monitor the effectiveness of each adjustment,” says Asim Khan, Oracle Team USA’s director of information systems. The team runs several video feeds and captures still images of the sail wing every second.


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Posted 10 months ago.

Wright Brothers National Memorial on Flickr.

When Jeffrey Stephenson, a.k.a. Slipperyskip, mentioned to his friend Alfred Poor that he was thinking about making ‘an art deco wing thingy’ for his next design, Poor immediately thought of the design etched on the Wright Monument, which Poor describes as a “stylized bird’s wing.”

Poor is the grandson of architect Alfred Easton Poor, who in 1930 designed the massive concrete and granite monument that stands on Kill Devil Hill, where brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright conducted many of their early glider tests.

I had been trying to do a sunburst design for years but it kept coming out looking like a Japanese battle flag. Alfred showed me a photo of his grandfather’s design about a year ago thinking I could use it. I kept it rumbling around in my head.

— Jeffrey Stephenson, creator of Flightline

The full story: PC Modder’s Latest Design Homage to Wright Brothers Monument