Microsoft Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid talks about how Microsoft brings change to every new product including Windows 8 and Surface (by IntelFreePress)
It’s widely reported that Ultrabook sales remain slow due to high prices. A closer look revealed several Ultrabooks at leading online dealers in the $599-$699 range and some new touchscreen models expected to hit the market at around $1,000.
Now with enormous amounts of storage we can use advanced machine learning techniques to really understand the underlying data in a way we couldn’t do before. A great example of this is machine translation. The old machine translation systems were all rule-based and they were awful. It was a parlor game: you put something in you see how funny it is coming out the other end or even better you put in a sentence, translated it into Italian and back into English and everybody’s laughs hysterically (at the results).
— Rick Rashid, Microsoft Chief Research Officer
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Artist Shubhada Sahasrabudhe creates granular beauty with silicon and light.
Sand art by night and sand engineer by day, where she develops mathematical models and simulation tools as a reliability engineer for Intel’s Corporate Quality Network in Chandler, Ariz. The native of India came to the United States in 1999 to pursue a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Upon graduating in 2001, she joined Intel, where her husband, Shridhar Bendre, is also an engineer.
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I think we will see cars that connect through your medical devices to give you alerts you might have missed, or connect to the cloud to give you health and wellness guidance.
— Venkatesh Prasad, general manager and senior technical leader of the Ford Silicon Valley Lab.
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I’ve been watching every minute of Curiosity. What excites me is to think that I get to participate in what is really inspiring the next generation of scientists. As a kid, I watched Apollo and “Star Trek.” I wanted to be Captain Kirk. Being part of these missions to Mars is pretty close to being Captain Kirk. It’s a very inspiring thing for me and humanity.
—Mike Deliman, senior technical staff, Wind River
When the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) needs to run stress tests or simulations forupgrades and fixes to the OS, Wind River’s Mike Deliman gets the call. In a recent interview, Deliman, a senior member of the technical staff at Wind River, which is owned by Intel, gave a peek at the legacy technology under Curiosity’s hood and recalled the emergency call he got when an earlier Mars mission hit a software snag after liftoff.
Technology offers means for patients to take charge of their own healthcare, and many today are using health applications on their mobile devices and other gadgets to regularly monitor their health.
This is shifting patients from taking passive to a more proactive responsibility for their health. The rise of so-called m-health technologies such as personal health applications for computing devices and personal health monitoring gadgets supports this change in combination with a revamped incentive system for doctors and patients that will utilize everyday technologies to manage health proactively, says Eric Dishman, GM of health strategy and solutions at Intel.
- Is Healthcare the Next Space Race? — American healthcare system risks losing competitive edge.
- Multi-Tasking Tablets Critical for Doctors? — Running multiple applications simultaneously provides fast access to patient data.
- Is there a Moore’s Law for Healthcare? — Intel doctor practices technology to make healthcare safer, more efficient and accessible.
- Patients Take Charge of Health with Mobile Tech — Cloud services, mobile technologies leading consumerization of American healthcare system.
Halle Tecco co-foundered Rock Health in 2011 and is its CEO is steering funds toward startups that build new tools and services aimed at tackling America’s estimated $2 trillion annual healthcare expenses.
In the company’s recent 3Q report shows:
- The number of digital health startups funded increased 84% from this time last year
- 10% of digital health investors this year are new to healthcare
- SF Bay Area + Boston represent nearly half of all funding activity
In a recent interview Patience Take Charge of Healthcare with Mobile Tech, Tecco talked about why the healthcare and technology industries need to find middle ground where practical innovations can be brought to life quickly.
When we opened AT&T Park, there were a number of fans that would actually use their cell phone to talk. There was almost this little joke of, “You’re not supposed to be on your cell phone at a sporting event.” Then technology evolved and we saw more people texting. Now, because almost everybody carries a mobile device with them, whether it’s a phone or a tablet, we see a lot more shared experiences. They want to be a part of the action, but they also want to share that with others.
— Bryan Srabian, San Francisco Giants’ director of social media
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Builders of the San Francisco 49ers’ future stadium in Santa Clara promise unsurpassed connectivity as among its technology features. Photo courtesy of San Francisco 49ers.
Smartphone as Child Toy on Flickr.
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Data usage in Asia is particularly high compared to the rest of the world and therefore they’re driven to small cells much quicker. We’ve been deploying quite a few networks now in Asia with this new type of technology. Here in Europe it’s relatively slow, but it’s beginning to get underway. There’s almost a complete reversal of what we saw in the deployment of GSM and to some extent also 3G.
Perhaps most interesting is what happens in undeveloped markets. These people don’t have old networks so they can start with a new network that has many times the capacity of the old legacy networks that the developed world has. It’s particularly well-suited to developing countries that don’t have the fixed infrastructure. In African and Latin American countries where there’s no cellular coverage at the moment, they’re being serviced by satellite.
— Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys, which has been collaborating with Intel on “smart cells” for 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi access points that can increase processing power and storage at the network edge.
Wi-Fi hotspots can be found at hundreds of thousands of locations worldwide, and the Wireless Broadband Alliance predicts that deployments of wireless network access points will increase 350 percent by 2015. Just because you can connect to these open portals from your smartphone, tablet, Ultrabook or laptop, should you?
Take some common-sense precautions when you connect to a wireless network access point. Start with these 10 security tips for using public Internet portals
Perceptual computing that gets a grip on augmented reality with hand gesture recognition detected by the Creative Technologies camera connected to an Ultrabook. This beta technology was demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum in Sam Francisco in September 2012.
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As people have come to rely more on technology and even to expect it, the space between anyone and anywhere has shrunk to a single click. That’s the impact of tech in our daily lives according to Chris Shipley.
Former journalist turned technology visionary sees technology ratcheting up human aspirations in the Q&A: Technology Now an Expectation in Daily Life.
We always were looking at laptops from the perspective of, I have a desktop and this is this device I use in a different kind of scenario. When I’m home or at work, I have the desktop, so how does this thing [laptop] supplement that experience? Today the notebook has become the experience. It’s our primary computer, and we want it to work the way we might have expected our desktops to work 10 or 15 years ago.
We put so much attention on, if these are portable computers I don’t think we even called them laptops. Our portable computers needed to be lighter and more rugged. Yet we recognized that performance would suffer when moving to lighter and smaller. Today I think we don’t expect those compromises at all.
— Chris Shipley, CEO of Guidewire Labs and former technology journalist at Ziff Davis publications.