Category Archives: Lifestyle

Smart TV disrupts TV buying habits

For the first time ever, the age-old TV buying cycle is being disrupted, thanks primarily to new TV innovations and additional TV functions.  This is very exciting news indeed. German households are now buying a new TV set almost every six years, according to recent research from GfK.  Traditionally they purchased a new TV set [...] 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 >

IBC 2011: Smart TV Q&A with iomega’s Olivier D’Eternod

I’ve spent much of the last week in Amsterdam, at IBC 2011, where we were showcasing the latest Intel®-based smart TV solutions.  One of these was the only-just-launched Iomega® TV with Boxee and I managed to catch-up with the company’s Head of Product Marketing for EMEA, Olivier D’Eternod. Paul: What is it about iomega TV [...] Read more >

Visual Wonders Winners

Recently, Intel embarked on a quest to document the most visually stunning places across the globe. Since we launched the Visual Life campaign earlier this year, discussing how the new 2nd generation of Intel® CoreTM processors create a visually stunning experiences for consumers, I’ve been paying much more attention to the beauty around me. Like [...] 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 >

Intel Celebrates Music and Technology at Outside Lands Music Festival 2011

Renee Edwards of Intel’s Social Media Center of Excellence attended Outside Lands this past weekend to help generate social media buzz for Intel and music lovers. Below is Renee’s recap of Intel’s presence at the event.   In the spirit of celebrating music and technology, Intel  hosted the Visual Life Experience at San Francisco’s Outside [...] Read more >

Energy Conservation & Caring for the Elderly – 2 Topics of Today with Huge Impacts for Tomorrow

A few weeks ago, I participated in the Intel “Upgrade Your Life” 2011 summit. Below is a review of two sessions, Energy Conservation and Caring for the Elderly. These are two topics that we need to be not only thinking about, but acting on NOW. And this is exactly what Intel is doing. Read more >

Energy Conservation & Caring for the Elderly – 2 Topics of Today with Huge Impacts for Tomorrow

A few weeks ago, I participated in the Intel “Upgrade Your Life” 2011 summit. Below is a review of two sessions, Energy Conservation and Caring for the Elderly. These are two topics that we need to be not only thinking about, but acting on NOW. And this is exactly what Intel is doing. Read more >

The “Inside” Experience: Intel and Toshiba Collaborate on Hollywood Social Film

Emmy Rossum (“Shameless,” “Phantom of the Opera”) stars as Christina, a 20-something woman trapped in a room with only a 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor-powered Toshiba Satellite® P775 series laptop and an untraceable Internet connection. You can help Christina and participate in this social film in multiple ways. 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 >