Category Archives: Technologies for our Lives

It’s the Throughput, Stupid!

In the real world, wireless networks (and wired networks for that matter) don’t perform anywhere near their raw theoretical speed or maximum data rate touted in product marketing because Wi-Fi is (as the name suggests) wireless. Networks are affected by … Read more >

Intel Wireless-AC: Why the New Standard Matters

The last time wireless standards were upgraded was with 802.11n Wi-Fi in 2007. The old standard was great for home use where one or two laptops were connected to the network. But things have changed. Today’s connected households have way … Read more >

Thunderbolt™ 2 expanding on desktop PCs with introduction of Thunderbolt Ready 9-series motherboards

At this year’s Computex show, Thunderbolt™2 technology is making news as PC motherboard OEMs are expanding Thunderbolt availability on a number of new Intel®  9-series motherboards via the Thunderbolt Ready program and Thunderbolt 2 add-in cards.  The growing importance of … Read more >

Bringing UC Berkeley into the ‘Intel NUC Age’

Intel works with hundreds of universities and colleges around the world on everything from research to recruiting to consultation.  These are symbiotic relationships with technology being the star and students (and Intel) benefiting.  Last week, Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science … Read more >