“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
Roger Jellicoe Intel mobile device R and D on Flickr.
"If one thing doesn’t work, you’ve got to try something else. That’s the nature of innovation," said Roger Jellicoe, vice president of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group and general manager of devices research and development.
One on One with Roger Jellicoe, head of R&D for devices in the Intel Mobile and Communications Group. http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/motorola-vet-brings-razr-sharp-mobile-focus-to-intel/6221
"I can work with the tabletop as if I’m working on the touchscreen itself although the device is somewhere else," said Vivayak Honkote, research scientist, Intel Labs.
Full story about a tabletop transformed into touchscreen interface for any mobile device: Could Any Surface Be Your Touchscreen? http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/could-any-surface-be-your-touchscreen/6199
"This simulation shows how you might use air quality monitoring when you’re outside going for a run or taking your kid to school," said Adam Laskowitz, a researcher Intel Labs.
Full story about an experimental mobile app helps people plot pollution-free path: Smartphone Gives Turn by Turn Directions to Cleaner Air http://www.intelfreepress.com/news/smartphone-gives-turn-by-turn-directions-to-cleaner-air/6209
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.