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Vidcon 2013: So You Want to be a YouTube Star

“I love ComicCon!“ shouted the dude as he ran while filming the long, gridlocked line outside the convention center.  Except this was Vidcon, and the line was outside the Anaheim Convention Center.  Joking aside, you could be forgiven for confusing the two: Millennials, costumed cosplayers, … Read more >

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Science Fair and Square: Presentation Tips for Young Einsteins (And Their Parents!)

Just suppose…hospital cafeterias can be more germ-ridden than kiddie arcades.  Canine saliva doesn’t kill general bacteria.  The “5 second rule” doesn’t apply.  Sleep deprivation eases PTSD.  Spices could help the food industry’s fight against bacteria-related illness.    These were just a few … Read more >

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Gamers “Game On” with Intel at Pax Prime

It would have been hard to miss Intel at PAX Prime (Seattle, August 31-September 2), one of the largest gaming festivals in the US, with exhibit locations on the 3rd, 4th, and 6th floors.   Hands-on demos of Intel-based technology included desktop and mobile systems, boards, solid state drives (SSDs), all-in-one PCs (AIOs), and Ultrabooks.  Intel-sponsored PAX Freeplay PCs featured nearly 30 new games.      [...] Read more >

CES Postscript from the Future

As attributed to Freud, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. When it comes to the future of data as explored by Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson, and Intel General Manager Compute Continuum Peter Biddle, sometimes a fire hydrant signifies more than a fire hydrant. CES 2012 is over, the major news stories filed (see [...] Read more >

Employability and Lifetime Learning: Tips for the Social Media Averse

Since you’rve found your way to Inside Scoop you’re probably already social media savvy. This blog post is not necessarily for you, but maybe a friend, family member, someone you wished embraced social media more. I recently found myself on two instances defending the value of social media to professionals outside Intel: One a sales [...] Read more >

10 Cool Things to do with Intel at New York Comic Con

#1 Intel Extreme Masters arrives with a lot of momentum behind it at New York Comic Con tonight. Fresh from a successful Global Challenge Guangzhou, Global Challenge New York will have many of the best professional gamers in the world competing in Counter-Strike, League of Legends and StarCraft 2 for a total of $93,000 in [...] Read more >

Book Review: Sci-Fi Prototyping (what’s steampunk got to do with it?)

In the Intel store here at work, they sell a PC skin: We don’t watch sci-fi movies. We live them. As Intel employees (“Sponsors of Tomorrow“), we are privileged to see amazing things happen with Intel architecture every day, but we’re not alone in living the sci-fi life. Intel futurist Brian David Johnson knows science [...] Read more >

Visibly Smart Tour: 27 days, 4 Cities, and Butts in Seats

“Butts in seats” is car salesperson lingo for customer test drives. Translation: You as a customer can do all the research in the world and go kick tires in a dealer lot, but it’s when you get behind the wheel (when your butt is in the car seat) that the light bulb of understanding truly [...] Read more >

The Dreaded Deadline Doom and 5 Reasons to Appear in Tomorrow Project Seattle

Can you turn out a brilliant sci-fi short story, script, or comic in one week? If you haven’t started, that’s how much time you have to meet the submission deadline for the Tomorrow Project Seattle. Brings to mind what the silver age creators at Marvel Comics called the “Dreaded Deadline Doom.” Submissions are due by [...] Read more >

Festival of Ideas: SEATAC to NYC and Back (to the Future)

Corporate visions for the future require the “impersonal logic” cited by Andy Grove in his book, “Only the Paranoid Survive.” It was this impersonal logic that allowed Intel to recognize an inflection point and shift its core business to microprocessors. Today, Intel futurists envision a compute continuum where computing exists in literally everything, from cars [...] Read more >