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CERN Upgrades Data Center & Restarts Large Hadron Collider

CERN Upgrades Data Center & Restarts Large Hadron Collider | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
With upgraded hardware and capabilities, CERN pushes physics into new realms.
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In April 2015, the most powerful particle accelerator ever built—the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research—was fired up for its second big series of runs, this time smashing things together at nearly twice the energy of its famous first run.

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Maker Faire Singapore Sparks Homegrown Smarts

Maker Faire Singapore Sparks Homegrown Smarts | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Amazing projects showcase Intel Edison, Galileo to over 10,000 people at the largest maker showcase ever held in South East Asia
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Don’t understand a word your friends from overseas are saying? Chances are you’ll immediately yank out your phone and swipe around for a translation app. But if you’re 21-year-old Illisha Ramachandran, you won’t settle for downloading a mere app. That’s just too easy. Instead, Ramachandran built her own translator—based on an Intel Edison chip, for less than $100, with code she learned to write.

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Why Have Five Intel Engineers Turned Up in Jordan?

Why Have Five Intel Engineers Turned Up in Jordan? | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Intel Education Service Corps guides Jordanian student maker projects with Intel Galileo in a two-week-long class at a local university.
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Two young Jordanian women, Arwa Tarawneh and Suha Habashneh, are hunched over a laptop hooked up to a tiny circuit board sprouting multicolored wires and flashing red and green LEDs. While such a scene should not be surprising for these two computer engineering graduates of Jordan’s Mutah University, what’s notable is that they both traveled three hours through the Jordanian desert by bus from their hometown of Karak that morning to get to the lab in Amman. #stem #makers #education

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Intel’s Automotive Tech Center Built for Speed, Innovation

Intel’s Automotive Tech Center Built for Speed, Innovation | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Intel has built a dedicated automotive center in the hotbed of the auto industry in southern Germany to accelerate software and hardware production cycles.
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Accelerating software and hardware production cycles from the hotbed of the auto industry in southern Germany #auto #innovation

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Smart Chicken Coop: Hacking the Henhouse

Smart Chicken Coop: Hacking the Henhouse | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Small-scale farming gets smart and connected with chips, development boards, RFID tags, and webcams
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While homes are slowly adopting the Internet of Things, clever makers have wired up their urban farms in their backyards. #IoT #maker

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Retrofitting Old for New in the Internet of Things

Retrofitting Old for New in the Internet of Things | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Enabling IoT in the home could depend on connecting legacy systems such as light switches, stoves, and other existing household infrastructure.
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Major players in the computing industry expect tremendous opportunity in the Internet of Things (IoT) and are rapidly developing new products and services. But while the demand for IoT exists from businesses, consumer uptake may not keep pace. #IoT

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Internet of Things Interoperability is Key to Success

Internet of Things Interoperability is Key to Success | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Intel VP of IoT Rose Schooler talks about ingredients to successful IoT solutions and covering the Bingo card.
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Rose Schooler believes the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity is massive. But interoperability, along with provisioning and managing these devices, are critical factors for success. #IoT #IoTworld2015

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Mindfulness at Intel: Slowing Down to Speed Up

Mindfulness at Intel: Slowing Down to Speed Up | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Workers in the fast-paced high tech industry are learning mindfulness techniques that help them attain higher levels of productivity, focus, and well-being.
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Program imparts on participants concepts such as mindfulness, intention and relational intelligence. #meditation

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Why Intel Paid $10,000 for an Old Magazine

Why Intel Paid $10,000 for an Old Magazine | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
A look back at the search for a magazine decades old that contained the original prediction that continues to influence the entire technology industry.
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In 2005, at the 40th anniversary of Moore’s famous observation, Intel realized that it didn’t own an original copy of the magazine, only photocopies. 

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The Looming IoT Energy Drain - Intel Free Press

The Looming IoT Energy Drain - Intel Free Press | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
With the inevitable growth of the Internet of Things, researchers are seeking new ways to power the billions of sensors expected to come online.
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Wireless power may be the best solution as energy demand by IoT devices outstrips supply. #energy #IoT

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Plugging Laptops into the Sun with a Smart Solar Charger

Plugging Laptops into the Sun with a Smart Solar Charger | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
A smarter, more efficient method of solar charging laptops will potentially bring PC-based education to more parts of the developing world.
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Intel has come up with a new way to power laptops and tablets with solar energy at far lower cost than traditional systems by using a unique combination of micro-controllers and other circuitry to provide direct current from panel to device.

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Squaring Off with Round Tech - Intel Free Press

Squaring Off with Round Tech - Intel Free Press | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Researchers find that humans prefer curves over angles, and tech design is now incorporating rounder shapes in smartphones, TVs, and especially wearables.
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A roundup of the latest tech gadgets that are taking on a more well-rounded form. #tech #design #round #smartwatch

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Toy Story: the Intel and Mattel Startup - Intel Free Press

Toy Story: the Intel and Mattel Startup - Intel Free Press | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Joint collaboration between Intel and Mattel led to series of STEM-related toys, such as PC-connected microscopes and sound morphers.
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In the late 1990s Intel and Mattel forged a unique relationship that led to a series of connected toys, which also provides some interesting insight into early thinking around smart toys and user experience.

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Game Changing Fast Memory Also a Big Deal for Big Data

Game Changing Fast Memory Also a Big Deal for Big Data | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
After years of research, a new memory technology with the best attributes of DRAM and NAND promises to "completely evolve how it's used in computing."
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Memory and storage technologies such as DRAM and NAND have been around for decades, with their original implementations able to perform only at a fraction of the level achieved by today’s latest products. But those performance gains, like most in computing, are typically evolutionary, with each generation incrementally faster and more cost effective than the one preceding it.

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Factories of the Foreseeable Future Will Still Need Humans

Factories of the Foreseeable Future Will Still Need Humans | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Experts speaking at a UC Berkeley event talk about the realistic evolution of robotics, factories of the future and the shift of entrepreneurship.
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Contrary to what you may see at the movies, robots will not come to rule the world any time soon, experts say. 

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New Wearables Face the Same Old Challenges

New Wearables Face the Same Old Challenges | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
New Computer History Museum exhibit showcases evolution of wearables, along with the challenges from the past and how much -- and how little -- has changed.
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#Wearables 20 years ago face many of the same challenges they do today.

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The Universal Stylus is Coming - Intel Free Press

The Universal Stylus is Coming - Intel Free Press | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Tech companies working together to create a stylus standard that would work across multiple devices.
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Unlike the mouse and keyboard, which can be used with just about any PC or laptop thanks to standards such as USB, the active stylus is typically designed for use only with its intended companion device. But the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) organization is penning ways to break the barriers of the proprietary stylus tied to a particular device. #Innovation

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Vintage Tech Could be Worth Big Bucks

Vintage Tech Could be Worth Big Bucks | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Hoarders who are finally clearing out their stashes are finding that some of their trash is actually treasure
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Forgotten items sitting in the dark corner of garages or hidden away in attics are often just old clothes and household items. But on the rare occasion, there could something worth tens, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. #hoarders #tech

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Expert Tips for Better Wi-Fi Performance - Intel Free Press

Expert Tips for Better Wi-Fi Performance - Intel Free Press | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Little changes to a work or home environment can dramatically improve a wireless network.
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Want to get the most out of your WiFi environment? Here are 10+ expert tips on Wi-Fi optimization. #WiFi #Expert #tips

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Biometric Authentication: Are Bodies Good Passwords?

Biometric Authentication: Are Bodies Good Passwords? | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Traditional passwords have run out of steam, but new technologies in biometrics could make your body the strongest password of all.
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Will biometrics be the next super-secure authentication method? #PasswordDay #biometrics

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Tackling Android Fragmentation with Intel's Reference Design

Tackling Android Fragmentation with Intel's Reference Design | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Intel Reference Design for Android streamlines the development process for mobile system makers and delivers the latest Android OS updates within weeks.
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Announced last September at the Intel Developer Forum, the Intel Reference Design for Android (Intel RDA) streamlines the development process for mobile system makers. #android

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Contextual Sensing: How Smartphones Will Learn About You

Contextual Sensing: How Smartphones Will Learn About You | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Developers are using sensors and software to detect the world around you in order to bring you the data and features you want before you even ask for them.
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New software development tools make sense of sensors to help mobile devices become more sensitive to user needs.

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Pocket Avatars: Mapping the Facial Expressions of Millennials

Pocket Avatars: Mapping the Facial Expressions of Millennials | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Pocket Avatars brings fun and bandwidth friendly chat to smartphones, but are millennials giving the facial mapping messaging app any "face time"?
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While there are an abundance of messaging applications for mobile devices, Pocket Avatars differentiates itself by allowing users to map their facial gestures to a chosen 3D avatar, including the likenesses of Katy Perry, Lego, Annoying Orange and even President Obama.

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USB Type-C: Where It Came From and Where It's Going

USB Type-C: Where It Came From and Where It's Going | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
Spearheaded by Intel, USB Type-C is the connector of the future; it's smaller, faster, and can transmit data, display and even power all at the same time.
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USB Type-C is the cable connection of the future; it’s smaller, faster, and can transmit data, display and even power all at the same time. #USB #Tech #USBTypeC

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U.S. Postal Service Uses Supercomputers to Stamp Out Fraud

U.S. Postal Service Uses Supercomputers to Stamp Out Fraud | Intel Free Press | Scoop.it
U.S. Postal Service finds new agility thanks to high-performance computers that detect postage fraud and enable Sunday deliveries.
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Sometimes called bureaucratic and slow, the U.S. Postal Service and its over 600,000 employees are finding new agility thanks to high-performance tech. #USPS #supercomputer

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