Monthly Archives: January 2017

How Hardware-Hacking Musicians Turn Tech into a Symphony

The new electronic music trend is driven by tinkerers who turn computer hardware into handmade instruments. Nick Demopoulos sat in the living room of his Brooklyn apartment, concerned about lead poisoning. He was assembling a custom-built musical instrument from circuit boards and various electronic components, and had been breathing in metallic solder fumes for several … Continued

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Building Trust in Autonomous Vehicles: Active Safety Systems Must Converge with In-Vehicle Infotainment

This is the third in a series of blog posts based on Intel research into human-machine interfaces (HMIs) for automated driving. Read the first and second in this series. In my previous articles, I’ve written about why it’s so important … Read more >

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Future of Farming and Technology Grow Together

In the Salad Bowl, Silicon Prairie and other top producing farmlands of the world, attention is turning to technology and education to bring agriculture into the Digital Age. California’s first tech pioneers didn’t innovate in a garage. They worked out of a barn. These early risk-takers aggressively developed effective farming tools in the 1800s, turning California into an … Continued

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Flying for Good: Drones Save People and the Planet

Researchers are turning to drones — flying robots with sensors — to help solve serious challenges. In October 1991, a grass fire outside Berkeley, CA erupted into a 5-acre blaze. At first, damage seemed minimal, but the next morning strong winds rekindled flames. The inferno drove southwest, carving a massive swath across suburbs and highways. … Continued

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Bike Tech: Gadgets for Cyclists

From trendy outerwear to stereo systems, the latest bike tech helps keep cyclists stylish, happy and safe on the road. Let’s face it; cyclists are often gear snobs — and rightly so. Safety, visibility and weather-appropriate gear is essential. Because cyclists don’t need a lot of equipment, they tend to get the best equipment — whether it’s … Continued

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Digital Retail Experiences Help Brick-and-Mortar Stores Stay Relevant

The new retail frontier is all about seamless physical and digital experiences that are personalized, so shoppers find what they want, when and where they want it. In a world where consumers can purchase anything from shoes to stereos online, have drone-delivered packages, buy bananas at 7-Eleven and asparagus at Walmart, retailers of all stripes … Continued

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Generation Z Sparks a Retail Tech Revolution

Experts explain how the youngest generations are driving retailers to use data analytics technologies that merge in-store with online shopping experiences. Seller beware: Much of what you learned about millennial shoppers, anyone between the ages of 20-36, will be turned on its head by Generation Z. Experts say the increasing buying power and technology-shaped behaviors … Continued

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How Hacking Pushes Innovation in Game Design

Hacking and modifying games can lead developers to push the limits. In the mid-1990s, before he became an acclaimed indie designer, Brendon Chung was a game modder. He would dig into video game programs to tweak code to wreak new havoc in the virtual world. Chung rooted around the install folders of Duke Nukem, Doom, … Continued

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Overwatch Fights for Diversity in eSports

Blizzard’s Overwatch hopes to make the eSports arena a more welcoming environment by using social interactions to limit online harassment and remedy negative player-to-player interactions. Despite women comprising approximately half of all people who play video games, the marketing and culture around eSports is often still stubbornly male-centric. In the eSports arena, the effect is magnified. […]

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VR’s Breakthrough Moment: What Will it Take?

In just a couple of decades, virtual reality has moved beyond science fiction to become a very real part of people’s lives. Experts describe advances setting the stage for VR to go mainstream. Surrounded by clear blue water, a diver examines the bow of a sunken ship. A stingray gracefully glides from the depths of the ocean floor, … Continued

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3D Living Heart Model Enters Fight Against Cardio Diseases

Researchers use leading edge, 3D heart simulations to create a “library of hearts” that can help improve precision care in the fight against cardiovascular disease. Blood-red plastic models of the human heart with sections showing interconnected chambers are great for understanding human anatomy but now seem antiquated compared to the 3D Living Heart model enabled … Continued

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Cloud Computing is Boosting the Power of Destruction in Games

New powerful technologies are giving an explosive punch to the next generation of video games like Just Cause 3. It’s nighttime in the snowy mountains around a military base. A solitary paratrooper, rocket launcher in hand, quietly drops out of a helicopter. There’s a moment of calm… then the explosions start. Radio towers, helipads, concrete … Continued

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Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years? Millennials and Their Workplace Technology Requirements

My kids are being asked this and many other questions for the first time. As you might guess, both of my children are the celebrated/feared/derided millennials, who are, and in my case will soon be, entering the workplace in huge numbers. In fact, millennials now make up the majority of the country’s workforce. One in three U.S. employees are 18- to 34-year-olds, and while time will tell how they’ll reshape our workplace culture (and they certainly will), I’ve got a good idea of what they expect in workplace technology.

 

Technology Matters

It’s not really a surprise that a recent joint Dell and Intel study found that employers risk losing millennial employees if their technology isn’t up to snuff. An overwhelming eight in 10 respondents in this age group said that technology in the workplace would influence their decision about whether or not to take a job. Alarmingly, two in five said poor technology would make them likely to quit their job!

 

Now, this is a generation that used personal computers before they could talk. As a result, millennials are not intimidated by technology, and they are very adept at using and communicating (incessantly!) with it. While millennials are particular about their tech, they aren’t the only ones. In the study, one in four respondents overall, including Gen Xers (35- to 54-year-olds) and baby boomers (55 years and older), said they were likely to quit a job that didn’t provide them with technology that met their standards.

I don’t think this expectation is unreasonable. These days, workers really depend on their laptops and computers to keep productivity going. We telecommute, multitask with numerous compute-intensive apps open on our desktops, call in to meetings, and share presentations in virtual conference rooms — all these activities require the best-performing computers that also offer mobility.

Getting back to the original question, how would your company respond if it were sitting in the interview seat? What is your company’s five-year roadmap for how technology will boost innovation, collaboration, productivity, etc., while helping your team stay motivated, be proactive and work to their fullest potential?

Let us know in the comments section!

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Bipartisan Senators Focus Federal Government on the Internet of Things

From Intel® GO™ self-driving car solutions and a global 5G modem, to computing advances in virtual reality and artificial intelligence, Intel showcased a number of amazing technologies at this year’s CES.  What do all of these cutting-edge innovations have in … Read more >

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Intel Supports California’s Historic Energy Efficiency Standards for Computers

By Shahid A. Sheikh, Director Global Product Energy Policy and Regulations On December 14, 2016 the California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted the historic Computers and Monitors energy efficiency standard by a unanimous vote. In what proved to be challenging and … Read more >

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