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Intel’s ENCORE retiree program was honored by Experience Matters, an organization which connects passionate individuals with nonprofits that require unique talent. Intel was recognized for its unprecedented investment in the greater Phoenix community through an innovative program that transitions its retired employees into meaningful work in the nonprofit sector. This video tells the story of Surinder Tuli, an Intel retiree, and how he converted his engineering talents into blessings for the United Way in Mesa, Arizona.

 

BABYBE (Chile) and BabyGuard (China) are two entries in the Intel “Make it Wearable” challenge that address the health and safety of babies and mothers. BABYBE connects babies in the NICU with their mothers by sharing the mother’s heart beat and biorhythms to the baby in real time. BabyGuard monitors the health of the expectant mother and her baby to provide real-time information between doctor visits. For sports enthusiasts, First V1sion (Spain) is a broadcast system that allows the player’s point of view to be shown in sports. And Snowcookie (Poland) monitors user’s’ kinetics and physiology and crowd sources ski data to enhance safety, improve technique and connect winter sports enthusiasts. Lastly, the Arc Pendant is a smart pendant that guides using directional haptic or touch feedback, understands voice commands and monitors the body. The 10 final teams find out on Monday if they win the $500,000 grand prize in the Intel “Make it Wearable” challenge. Get more information and see finalist videos in the Wearables press kit.

 

 

Teams Blocks (UK), Wristify (US) and ProGlove (Germany) have created wearables that can be worn on the hands or wrists. They find out on Monday if they win the $500,000 grand prize in the Intel “Make it Wearable” challenge. BLOCKS allows the wearer to choose the different blocks that he/she needs to create a unique wearable band. The Wristify band provides natural refreshing coolness or soothing warmth to the wearer on demand. And ProGlove is a professional wearable production tool that enables the user to work faster, more safely and easier. Get more information and see finalist videos in the Wearables press kit.

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Innovative business plans from young entrepreneurs around the world will be on display next week as part of the Intel® Global Challenge. This competition is designed to motivate young entrepreneurs to develop promising technologies that solve real-world challenges, build viable business models, and move that technology out of university labs and into the market. The finalists consist of 26 teams, who are presenting business plans in areas such as computer science, wearable technology and 3-D printing.

 

As part of this competition, finalists will have the opportunity to meet with successful venture capitalists and hear from experts in entrepreneurship. In addition, the Intel Foundation will award $100,000 in cash prizes. The grand prize winning team will receive $50,000, three first prize winning teams will each receive $15,000, and a $5,000 social media prize will be awarded.

 

Media must be registered to attend. To register, RSVP to the contacts below.

WHEN/WHERE:

Finalist Teams Judging

Thursday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PT*

Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, 2220 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley

 

Media are invited to view judging of the final eight teams. These finalists will showcase some of the most promising business plans for technologies that may be on the market in the next few years. Reporters will be able to see finalist teams present to a panel of judges, comprised of top executives in venture capital and entrepreneurial fields, and have the opportunity to interview the teams following judging.

*A more detailed finalist schedule is available upon request. It provides an in-depth breakdown on timing for when each team will be presenting their plans.

 

Winners Announcement Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 6 from 4:45 - 8 p.m. PT

Ferry Building, 1 Sausalito, San Francisco

 

The top winning teams will be announced during a surprise awards dinner party aboard a yacht on the San Francisco Bay where Heroku co-founder Orion Henry will keynote. Attending this event will allow reporters to experience firsthand the excitement of the finalists winning the Intel Global Challenge and speak with winners following the announcement.

WHO:

Media may speak with:

  • All 26 Intel Global Challenge finalist teams, representing 20 countries, including Brazil, Egypt, Lebanon, Russia and the United States. Business plans cover such fields as computer science, wearable technology and 3-D printing innovation.
  • Staci Palmer, director, Global Strategic Initiatives and Marketing, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel Corporation
MORE INFO:

More Info: To get the latest Intel education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACTS:

Gail Dundas, Intel

503-264-2154, gail.dundas@intel.com

 

Taylor Fisher, North of Nine Communications, for Intel

646-204-5869, taylor.fisher@nof9.com

Today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) European Summit, Microsoft announced the contribution of the 2nd generation Open CloudServer (OCSv2) specification to the OCP. Through a joint engineering collaboration with Intel, the companies have developed a board to go into OCSv2 that features a dual-processor design, built on Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors, enabling 28 cores of compute power per blade. Systems based on the OCSv2 and Xeon E5v3 processors are designed to set a new high watermark for performance per watt per dollar. The OCSv2 spec if also designed to maximize performance per unit of data center TCO. For additional information, view the Microsoft blog.

Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly. At your cue, Nixie unfolds and takes flight. Nixie composes the perfect "selfie" shot from an awesome perspective, capturing the moment without interruption. The Nixie team is coming with nine other teams of innovators for the $500,000 grand prize in the Intel "Make it Wearable challenge" and the notoriety of helping to shape the future of wearables. Catch the video and check out the Wearables press kit.

 

Today, HP introduced Sprout by HP, an immersive computing platform that combines the power of an advanced, all-in-one desktop computer based on a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor. Sprout's user interface creates a unique experience that breaks down the barriers between the digital and physical worlds. The Sprout Illuminator, a capture and project system which includes Intel RealSense technology, combines a scanner, depth sensor, hi res camera and a projector to allow users to take physical items and seamlessly merge them into the digital workspace. Sprout by HP will be available in the United States for pre-order beginning on October 29th.

Today, Intel released Intel® System Studio 2015, a major upgrade for Intel® Architecture-based embedded application and system software development. This upgrade helps developers improve system reliability and time-to-market with low-overhead trace for Intel® Core™ M processors and low-cost OpenOCD-based JTAG debug for lntel® Quark processors. This version adds two new target operating systems – Windows and Android Lollipop, including 64-bit support. Developers can enhance their productivity by taking advantage of the expanded integration into Eclipse, Wind River Workbench and Microsoft Visual Studio. Additionally, enhanced energy analysis plus compiler and performance library optimizations available in Intel System Studio 2015 help developers achieve better power efficiency along with application and system performance.

Though Halloween may traditionally be about ghosts, ghouls and goodies, don't let your Intel-based devices miss out on all of the fun. This photo from Intel highlights a house decorated for Halloween with some of the latest and greatest tablets, two-in-ones, portable all-in-ones and phone. These Intel-based devices may not go bump in the night, but they are sure to amaze with their versatility and lightning-fast processing power. So "Treat Yourself to Technology" and Happy Halloween from Intel!

 

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Chatting with your friends and family just got more fun. Intel’s Pocket Avatars app now allows you to send funny avatar messages to multiple people at one time via the group chat functionality. There are also a slew of new avatars to choose from including NCAA avatars and Halloween-oriented characters. Since its launch in the U.S. in mid-June, more than one million avatars have been downloaded, and it’s availability has expanded to more than 33 countries. Additionally, 35 new avatars have been added and the expanded library now boasts more than 75 avatars, including Halloween themed avatars such as Vlad, Dracula and even Jackie-O-Lantern. Many of the avatars are available for free; others cost just USD 99 cents for unlimited use. Today, the 3-D avatars featured in personal messages can smile big and small, blink, raise and lower eyebrows, stick out their tongue and even blow a kiss. Check out some of YouTube’s leading content creators – from Miranda Sings to Ricky Dillon – channeling their inner avatar.  Check out the Pocket Avatars infographic and this Intel blog post.

 

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The 15th annual Intel Capital Global Summit will kick off next week in Huntington Beach, California. From Nov. 3-5, this invite-only event will bring together more than 1,000 entrepreneurs, global CEOs, Fortune 1000 executives and industry influencers from more than 15 countries. This year’s list of speakers includes former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, Stanford President John L. Hennessy (“godfather of Silicon Valley”), and former FCC chairman Reed Hundt. A press conference with Intel Capital president Arvind Sodhani will take place on Tuesday, November 4 at 12:20pm Pacific Time, and will be webcast in our online newsroom. Follow #icapsummit and @intelcapital for updates throughout the conference.

Intel announces the eight finalists who will compete in the second annual Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge (PUCC) at SC14 in New Orleans, November 17-20. Representing some of the brightest minds in supercomputing from around the world, this high-stakes, single elimination tournament features rapid-fire supercomputing trivia and a parallel code optimization challenge. The Gaussian Elimination Squad from Germany will defend their title against returning challengers and newcomers. In honor of the 26th anniversary of the Supercomputing conference, Intel will donate $26,000 to a charitable organization selected by this year’s winning team. The PUCC competition kicks off Monday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. during the SC14 Opening Gala. For full details, view the Intel blog.

HP today announced two new HP ProLiant Moonshot server cartridges featuring Intel processors. Powered by Intel’s 2nd generation 64-bit Intel® Atom® processor based SoCs, the HP ProLiant m350 underscores Intel’s 64-bit SoC market and technology leadership by delivering the highest density available in the Moonshot family. The new HP ProLiant m710 server features the Intel® Xeon® E3-1284L v3 processor with built-in Intel® Iris Pro Graphics P5200. The products are another example of Intel providing customized solutions for its partners to address specific workloads. Customers can choose from server options that have been optimized to deliver unmatched performance density for workloads ranging from video transcoding and virtual application delivery to static web hosting. For additional information, view the Intel blogs.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced that Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Krzanich’s keynote is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Jan. 6.  During the keynote, Krzanich will address what’s next in computing innovation, the forces driving the next wave of consumer technology, and the company’s plans for bringing amazing experiences that redefine computing to life.

Open Bionics founder Joel Gibbard was newly named Britain’s “Young Design Engineer of the Year” for his skills, invention, and dedication in developing a lower cost 3D-printed prosthetic. Open Bionics is one of 10 final teams in the Intel “Make It Wearable” challenge vying for the $500,000 prize to be announced on Nov. 3.

 

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