Genevieve Bell, director of Intel’s user experience research, says companies building wearable computers haven’t figured out why people might want them.
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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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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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
Lark Kwon Choia UTa postgraduate studen on Flickr.
Why is this Intel Labs research intern smiling?
He helped make a significan breakthrough that could relieve mobile video traffic in the years to come.
The full story about top findings from a three-year research project called Video Aware Wireless Networks, funded by CIsco, Intel and Verizon.
Software Makes Smarter Video Streaming Decision
Panel and University Collaboration Event on Flickr.
“Between the government, industries and universities, the government role is to stimulate academic and industry partnerships so that concepts from universities can get to market reality more quickly,” said Grace Wang of the National Science Foundation.
The full interview with Dr. Wang: American Innovation Facing Rising Competition http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/american-innovation-facing-rising-competition/6499
Kids with Education Tablet Computers on Flickr.
Back to school computer buying tips http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/back-to-school-computer-buying-tips/6477
Paul Jacobs Chairman and CEO Qualcomm on Flickr.
Qualcomm is not based on Moore’s Law, but Moore’s Law created the opportunity that created Qualcomm. We know how to get to smaller size nodes, but we see economic indicators slowing and we are worried about it — we can see the end from here.
If we can’t make cheaper transistors, we’ll look to other things like 3D.
— Paul Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm.
The chairman and CEO of San Diego-based Qualcomm was in Silicon Valley in August talking about a broad range of topics including the future of Moore’s Law, wearable computing and the explosion of mobile computing.
The full story: Qualcomm CEO Talks Moore’s Law, Tablets, Personal History.
For decades there were just people, now robots roam the halls and join meetings inside Intel.
The full story about innovation in telepresence technology from Intel IT Labs http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/robots-roam-inside-intel/6421
Entrepreneur Jeff Solomon on Flickr.
“Not every good idea makes for a good business in the mobile space,” said Jeff Solomon of Amplify.
The full story How Crazy Ideas Transform Industries http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/how-crazy-ideas-transform-industries/6397
23 days before founding Intel in 1968 with Gordon Moore, Noyce penned the following letter to Sherman Fairchild.
Noyce formally tendered his resignation at Fairchild Semiconductor amid what the San Jose Mercury News called “a wave of inexplicable executive resignations over the last year.”
Moore resigned from the company July 3, 1968.
Here is a copy of Noyce’s letter from the Intel Archives. http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/letter-from-the-archives-robert-noyce-resigns-from-fairchild/6377
“The basic transistors are not improving as much as they used to and so we’re actually relying on software developers to pick up the slack by coming up with more efficient code,” said Krste Asanovic, a computer science professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Increasing complexity of hardware innovation may put chip-savvy software developers in the driver’s seat. The full article exploring Software Developers Keep Moore’s Law Alive? http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/software-developers-keep-moores-law-alive/6354
Storify CEO Xavier Damman on Flickr.
“Stories have been around forever; it’s how we share what we’ve learned and what we love. Now with mobile phones that access the Internet, people are telling their stories in real time by sharing a photo or a video,” said Xavier Damman, CEO and co-founder of Storify.
The full article about how Smartphones as Social Watchdogs http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/smartphones-as-social-watchdogs/6321
“They (tablets) are good at quick access to information, email and replacing paper, but they’re not replacing mainstream computing yet,” said Maribel Lopez, principal analyst at Lopez Research.
The full story about three technology analysts exploring the role of tablets moving into the workplace. http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/byod-tablets-disrupt-enterprise-it/6293
Laptop Battery Power Settings Control Panel on Flickr.
Six ways to make your computer battery last longer http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/tech-news-july-2013
Ben Taylor San Jose Giants Using Gameday on Flickr.
“During a 2 1/2-hour game, I can add up to 500 pieces of data using the Gameday client,” said Ben Taylor, media relations coordinator for the San Jose Giants.
Full story about how the San Jose Giants use big data technologies to engage fans in the epicenter of the tech industry. http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/moneyball-brings-big-data-to-silicon-valleys-minor-league/6239