Using your face as a password. Trend or reality?
Full story http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/when-your-face-is-your-password/6167
Zack Pakin Pre-Teen IT Support Whiz on Flickr.
At Pioneer Elementary School I offered my services to teachers I knew and I built websites and set up blogs for them. I didn’t like that you couldn’t link to other Web pages from their teacher sites, so I wanted to help give them something better.
— Zack Pakin, 12, has been the go-to IT support guy for faculty at two Brentwood, Calif. schools since the third grade
Zack refused to be paid for providing IT support, but gladly accepted candy, brownies and ice cream sundaes. Another thing he got was in trouble.
The school district didn’t like what we did and they eventually shut us down. The teachers were bummed and so was I.
Full story: Pre-Teen Schools Those in Need of IT Support.
Facebook Personal Data Archive Download on Flickr.
As personal data shifts from devices to the cloud, consumers risk losing their content. To help users, Facebook, Google, Twitter and other services recently began allowing people to download all their personal content. But is it enough to prevent the threat of digital amnesia?
It’s really about who is accountable for assuring the continuity of the digital content you care about. In the past, users would be held accountable for backing up their own data, but lately it has shifted to providers.
— Steve Grobman, an Intel security architecture engineer.
Full story: Digital Amnesia a Threat to Personal Data
Samsung Phone with Android Robot icon on Flickr.
We saw revenue from Google Play almost doubling in the first quarter of this year over the two previous quarters. At the current pace, Google Play could soon exceed revenue from iPhone apps.
Credit Apple for what they’ve achieved, but give Google credit for having created this little green robot.
— Paolo Pescatore, director of apps and media for U.K.-based mobile communications research and advisory firm CCS Insight. “
Full story: Google Play App Revenue Gaining on Apple iTunes.
Big data analysis of Tony Parker dribbles on Flickr.
Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs (with ball) dribbled 839 times in a 107-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 4, the most dribbles by a player in a game that used SportsVU this season.
“The cameras we’ve installed are using algorithms to capture 1 million data records and we need these processors to be powerful and quick,” “The (Intel Xeon) HP workstations we use needed to be not huge but powerful.”
— Brian Kopp of STATS, the company that owns the SportVU technology
Read the full article about how the surge in “big data” in sports is just another example of technology continuing to change the world in all corners and all industries.
Father-Son Scavenger Hunt for Public Art on Flickr.
“Social media is extremely important to us … it gives me most of the leads. Once you’ve found the obvious hearts, it gets very hard to find others. Many of the hearts we’re looking for now are in corporations like Chevron and Visa or private collections, so we need help in both locating them and obtaining access to them.”
— Lee-Lim, a software developer who worked at UC Berkeley and is now a stay-at-home dad.
The full article about Lloyd and his son Ben’s Smartphone ‘Picture of the Day’ project combing the San Francisco Bay Area in search of heart statues from public art project.
Eren Bali, Udemy co-founder and CEO on Flickr.
"I think the biggest change is you can carry your mobile device in the classroom. The physical teaching environment can persist while mobile compliments all the shortcomings of the physical teacher in the traditional education system. It’s a lot more powerful than the previous technologies that tried to change education."
— Eren Bali, Udemy co-founder and CEO.
Full story about how mobile technology offering a new way of learning everything from software coding to salsa dancing.
Vertu luxury mobile phones in store window on Flickr.
Vertu is a UK-based company that makes super high-end, hand-made Android phones. How high-end? Try around $10,000 U.S. for the latest titanium and leather-wrapped model.
Step inside a boutique store that sells bling that rings and connects to the Internet.
“Most of the professional developers are stuck in the console world right now and they don’t really venture out of that. What I discovered is in terms of per unit processing horsepower, mobile graphics are much more capable than PC and console graphics.”
— Josh Klint, founder and CEO of Leadwerks
The full story about how developers can use Leadwerks latest engine to create mobile games with Triple-A graphics.
“At Intel, the supply chain is a competitive advantage because it allows us to continue to operate the company despite perturbations that might be going on from natural disasters or other issues.”
— Jackie Sturm, vice president of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and general manager of Global Sourcing and Procurement at Intel.
The full story:The Woman Who Keeps Intel’s Supply Chain Humming
University of Washington Wet Lab on Flickr.
Will Internet of Things Demand Perpetual Power?
Dieter Fox, University of Washington associate professor of computer science and engineering, and other researchers are working to develop “perpetual power” techniques that harvest energy from ambient sources and could allow computer and sensor systems to run ad infinitum.
The full story about researchers working to harvest energy from ambient sources to power computer and sensor systems that run indefinitely.
He and other researchers are now working to develop “perpetual power” techniques that harvest energy from ambient sources and could allow computer and sensor systems to run ad infinitum. In a Q&A Will Internet of Things Demand Perpetual Power?, Fox said:
Pervasive computing systems must be continuously aware of the environment, the people nearby and the activities in which they’re engaged. Because of the need for such systems to be “always on,” saving power whenever possible is crucial.
Hackers Huddle on Project on Flickr.
What’s the Value of Your Personal Data?
The National Day of Civic Hacking event on June 1-2 is backed by the White House and organized by Hack for Change with local coordination at 95 different spots in cities across the country.
The ultimate goal is to democratize access to data and build understanding of how public and personal data can be combined to solve everyday problems such as finding childcare or eldercare, education, transportation services and disaster recovery.
California cities of Palo Alto and Sacramento are planning to participate and the focus will shift beyond big data to focus on little data, the personal data people are creating everyday with their computing devices. The full story: