Monthly Archives: March 2010

Poll Reveals Increased Awareness of the Importance of Investment in Education, Technology and Innovation to U.S. Economic Growth

Last week saw publication of a new Zogby poll that surveyed U.S. voters on the role of innovation and technology in America’s future growth. The poll was unveiled by TechNet, a national, bipartisan network of CEOs committed to working with policy makers to advance America’s innovation and technology leadership. (Intel CEO Paul Otellini is a […] Read more >

Changing Our Perspectives on Healthcare Reform

This has been a hard—occasionally embarrassing and even frightening—time to be an American. The healthcare reform and reconciliation bills have ushered in some of the nastiest political bickering and fear mongering seen in my short lifetime. Our media megaphone that so thrives on conflict, over-simplification, and 24 X 7 soundbites has left us shouting and […] Read more >

Intel Joins Advocacy Groups and Other Tech Companies to Recommend Updating Privacy Framework for Law Enforcement Access to Digital Information

Intel today is joining a broad coalition of privacy groups, think tanks, technology companies, and academics to issue recommendations for updating the key federal law that defines the rules for government access to email and private files stored in the Internet “cloud.” The coalition believes there is a need to preserve traditional privacy rights in […] Read more >

America’s Next Generation of Innovators

After Intel hosted The Innovation Economy Conference last December, I’ve been thinking about one of the four key pillars identified as essential to innovation. People. More specifically, the critical role education, immigration policy, and incentives for advancement play in the development of our citizens and the growth of America’s economy (learn more on TheInnovationEconomy.org). Education […] Read more >

32nm SOC process, getting many things right at once

A colleague of mine, upon learning that I was a pilot, wanted me to write a blog comparing flying to Intel processes used to make consumer products (these processes are SOC processes such as Intel’s 32nm SOC process, recently published at IEDM). I must confess that the analogy wasn’t immediately obvious to me, and I […] Read more >

All 3D, All the Time

In February, I snagged an invitation to Burberry’s latest fashion show, broadcast to five sites around the world in 3D. Christopher Bailey, who is the creative director at Burberry wanted to create an “event”, in his words a global community experience, bringing his London cat-walk alive in Paris, Tokyo, Dubai, New York and LA. I […] Read more >

Intel Joins Forces to Increase Home Broadband Adoption in U.S.

By Margie Dickman, Senior Policy Counsel at Intel Intel has joined forces with non-profits, leading tech companies, and broadband service providers to form the Digital Adoption Coalition, which will focus on increasing broadband adoption among low-income households across the country. According to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) data, 95 percent of U.S. households have […] Read more >

I bet you haven’t seen an Intel chip do this

You’ve used Intel chips in PCs and most times you Google something, Intel is powering your search; but did you know that Intel chips are also inside many everyday devices like ATMs, fast food digital signs and airport check-in kiosks? Our chips can also teach you how to workout, help control how much energy you […] Read more >

I bet you haven’t seen an Intel chip do this

You’ve used Intel chips in PCs and most times you Google something, Intel is powering your search; but did you know that Intel chips are also inside many everyday devices like ATMs, fast food digital signs and airport check-in kiosks? Our chips can also teach you how to workout, help control how much energy you use in your house, and grow more tomatoes per acre than ever before. And there’s many more yet-to-be-discovered uses for our Intel embedded processors – think about renewable energy, transportation – the possibilities are virtually endless!

To show some of the non-PC uses for the Atom and Core processors you know and love, we created a few new videos that show a snapshot of some of the amazing things Intel chips are doing today by helping everyday devices get smarter. As our goal was to educate and entertain, we follow a mock-investigative news reporter as he discovers this brave new – and intelligent – world.

One video is about intelligent home energy management systems and how homeowners can save as much as $500 per year on energy costs. Another, a computer-aided tractor that improves crop yield by analyzing soil conditions and calculating seed and fertilizer accordingly. The third showcases a revolutionary gym system that helps people work out smarter, as if the machine were your trainer. The latter is actually such an amazing use of technology that Intel has put some of this equipment in the employee gym at our Chandler, Arizona campus.

Intel makes the brains that go inside your everyday devices, so it’s only fitting they’re helping people live smarter, too. Where would you like to see more intelligence in your life?

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Home-Based Health Leaders, Unite!

I like to think of myself as being a lot like George Clooney. Okay, okay, more like Ryan Bingham, the airport- and airmile-addicted character he plays in the recent movie, Up in the Air. (Except I don’t have his good looks, frequent romantic liaisons with strangers, or a job downsizing other people…other than that, I’m […] Read more >

Intel Applauds FCC’s National Broadband Plan

By Margie Dickman, Senior Policy Counsel at Intel Intel — along with the rest of the ICT industry — eagerly awaited the release of the U.S. National Broadband Plan at the FCC’s Open Meeting this morning. Actually, the agency has been slowly previewing key sections of the Plan in speeches and other events over the […] Read more >

A Glimpse into the Future of TV

While I teased you with a few thoughts about the future of TV in my original post, I thought it would be nice to open up the door a bit further and shed some light on the vision we’re actually driving towards. To do so, I’ve invited Mike Payne, Director of Experience Design, to share […] Read more >

WiMAX, 3G and LTE: A Capacity Analysis

The mobile wireless industry is facing unprecedented challenges in meeting the data demands of their subscribers with their desire for fast, mobile Internet. Wireless technologies are often compared on theoretical peak data rates, but it’s actual capacity or spectral efficiency – the average realized data throughputs – is the real metric that wireless technologies should […] Read more >

802.11n Wi-Fi: One Size Does Not Fit All

Considering a new notebook or netbook purchase? Of course, you’ll want 802.11n Wi-Fi built-in, but don’t assume that if the label says 802.11n, it’s all you need to know. You could find yourself with an underpowered 802.11n connection. 802.11n is dramatically different than its 802.11 Wi-Fi predecessors. It’s the first Wi-Fi specification that supports a […] Read more >

The Magellan Generation

Interviews in Portugal with key stakeholders on the deployment of 450,000 “Magellan PCs” for students revealed that the project is so influential the students are now being referred to as the “Magellan Generation” – an entire generation experiencing education in a new light with greater access to information beyond the walls of their classroom. Children […] Read more >