Yearly Archives: 2017

Teen’s “Flying Wing” Aircraft Wins Global Science Fair

Germany’s Ivo Zell won the top prize at Intel ISEF 2017 for his “flying wing” aircraft, while runners-up awards honored a neural network that tracks space debris and a laser-based wireless network. Five years ago in Lorch, Germany, then 13-year-old Ivo Zell got hooked on model planes. Intrigued by aeronautical design, he read everything he could … Continued

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Getting Fit in Virtual Reality

Both hardcore gamers and fitness enthusiasts reap the cardio benefits of working out in virtual reality. A funny thing happened when hardcore gamers started playing games in virtual reality (VR): they broke a sweat. While jumping, hitting and dodging imaginary opponents, players inadvertently got a workout. Exercising without intending to exercise is an unexpected but … Continued

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Powering New User Experiences with the Visual Cloud

About this time last year, I wrote a blog on The Visual Cloud Second Wave, a trend characterized by applications for virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D scene understanding and interactivity, and immersive live experiences. Collectively, these visual applications deliver compelling user experiences that enrich people’s lives, and just about everyone is betting that they are …continue reading Powering New User Experiences with the Visual Cloud

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Building a Better World is Our Business: Intel’s 2016 CSR Report

Today, we released Intel’s 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report, a comprehensive review of our approach to corporate responsibility and  performance in key areas including environmental sustainability, supply chain responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and social impact. As you’ll see in the report, we made … Read more >

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VR Entrepreneurs Rethink Real Estate, Retail and Education

VR entrepreneurs open doors for real estate, retail and education leaders to offer immersive, interactive digital experiences. On paper, architect Ignacio Rodriguez designed a gorgeous Hollywood Hills home, but the potential owner couldn’t envision how the multi-million dollar abode would look after it was built. Rather than hitting the drawing board, Rodriguez turned to his … Continued

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Digital Pathology is Transforming Cancer Treatment

What’s the problem with healthcare? Ask a dozen people and you’ll get probably more than a dozen different answers. But one theme that crops up time and again is the ageing of our population. When I first qualified as a doctor, it was remarkable to have a 90-year-old patient. Now, I regularly do house visits …continue reading Digital Pathology is Transforming Cancer Treatment

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A New Breakthrough in Persistent Memory Gets Its First Public Demo

For many applications running in today’s data centers, performance is impeded by I/O bottlenecks that slow the movement of data to and from the processor. While IT leaders understand the problem well, the solution has been elusive. Ideally, they would put more data into memory to close the data-to-processor gap, but that hasn’t been a …continue reading A New Breakthrough in Persistent Memory Gets Its First Public Demo

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Altitude Seven Helps Women Climb to New Heights

For Georgina Miranda, building a small business is like climbing a mountain — following switchbacks and taking one step at a time. Georgina Miranda is petite and soft spoken, well dressed and an urbanite. But beneath her quiet demeanor lives a relentless, adventure-seeking beast. Chugging oxygen from thin air, pushing through indescribable chafing and blisters … Continued

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Why Intel Filed an Amicus Brief in Support of the FTC’s Complaint Against Qualcomm

Intel has long been one of the world’s leading technology innovators. Over the past decade, Intel has invested billions in developing next-generation technologies that will improve the performance and functionality of modern smartphones and cellular communications. Intel is ready, willing, … Read more >

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VR Vacations: Technology Transforming Travel and Leisure

Virtual reality technology delivers a taste of the vacation experience — without the hassle of traditional travel. Between flights, car rental, lodging and all the other expenses that pile on when taking a vacation, the increasing cost of travel is forcing many would-be travelers to choose another day at the office over the beach or theme park. … Continued

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Three Ways Artificial Intelligence is Good for Society

Artificial intelligence helps farmers, doctors and rescue workers make a positive impact on society. Artificial intelligence (AI) powers many gadgets, like smartphones, smart thermostats and voice-activated virtual assistants that bring modern conveniences to daily life. Increasingly, AI is also being used to tackle critical social challenges. AI is a branch of computer science where machines can sense, learn, … Continued

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