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Advanced Computer Concepts for The (Not So) Common Chef: First Some Terminology Part 2
By Taylor K. (Intel) Posted on 03/25/15 0
OF COURSE, I KNOW WHAT A THREAD IS….DON’T I? Now that we know what a core is, let’s dive into another source of confusion. This section gets a little deeper into techno babble than I wanted for this series of blogs. If you are so inclined, my gourmet readers, you can either skip or read on. I b...
Interview with James Reinders: future of Intel MIC architecture, parallel programming, education
By Mike Pearce (Intel) Posted on 03/25/15 0
During the conversation between James Reinders, the Director and Chief Evangelist at Intel Corporation, and Vadim Karpusenko, Principal HPC Research Engineer at Colfax International, recorded on January 30, 2015 at Colfax International in Sunnyvale, CA, we discussed the future of parallel program...
Intel RealSense 3D scanning: How To Scan then Prep for Blender & Unity
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 03/24/15 2
The most recent SDK for the  Intel®  RealSense™ F200 camera now includes 3D scanning. This is an amazing feature and will allow developers and digital artists to scan in real world objects to use in their projects.  One use case is to scan in a real world object and use in Unity.  This is a 3 par...
Advanced Computer Concepts For The (Not So) Common Chef: Terminology Pt 1
By Taylor K. (Intel) Posted on 03/24/15 0
Before we start, I will use the next two blogs to clear up some terminology. If you are familiar with these concepts, I give you permission to jump to the next section.  I suggest any software readers still check out the other blog about threads. There is a lot of confusion, even among us softwar...
Robot Cocktails and Underwater Puzzles: Intel® DevTech Mixer at SxSW 2015
By Wendy Boswell (Intel) Posted on 03/24/15 0
SxSW is the largest interactive five day event of emerging technology, networking, and innovative showcases featuring cutting-edge video games, startup ideas, and development projects. At the Moonshine in Austin, Texas, on March 16th from 7:30 PM to 10 PM, several Intel Software Innovators presen...
GNU Terry Pratchett
By Steve Lionel (Intel) Posted on 03/24/15 0
  xkcd This post contains no Fortran. British author Sir Terry Pratchett died March 12, 2015 at age 66, finally succumbing to what he called "The Embuggerance", a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), which affects the rear portions of the brain. An extensive obit...
Intel® RealSense™ 3D scanning: Vertex Color to UV Map in Blender
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 03/24/15 3
The most recent SDK for the  Intel®  RealSense™ F200 camera now includes 3D scanning. This is an amazing feature and will allow developers and digital artists to scan in real world objects to use in their projects.  One use case is to scan in a real world object and use in Unity.  This blog post ...
Using Intel® HAXM for Developing Android* Wear and TV Apps
By Ashok Emani (Intel) Posted on 03/23/15 0
Android* has come a long way initially starting with phones, then tablets, Google TV*, Android Wear*, Android TV* (replaces Google TV), and Android Auto*. It can be challenging for developers to build and test their apps to run on all these device types. Add to this different device form factors ...
CGCC Healthy Kids in Motion Hackathon
By Brad Hill (Intel) Posted on 03/21/15 0
In one of our best hackathons yet, 55 students from Chandler-Gilbert Community College met on campus to create games teaching impressionable grade-school kids healthy lifestyle choices and information regarding fitness and wellness.  Those students broke into 10 teams and created the proof-of-c...
Using Intel Edison: Building an IoT Sensor Node
By Tuan Bui (Intel) Posted on 03/20/15 0
In a previous blog post, we’ve built the Mosquitto MQTT broker that we will use as the data interface for our sensor node. In this posting, we will build the physical sensor node first, test it without the internet connectivity to ensure that the sensor node is working. Then we will add in the i...
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Using the Intel® Energy Checker SDK at Home
By jamel-tayeb (Intel) Posted on 04/15/10 6
For my third blog entry on the Intel® Energy Checker SDK, I will take on a two-part DIY and super fun project. I always wanted to extend the use of the SDK into my home and be able to monitor my personal energy consumption. As an engineer, I live by the motto: “you cannot manage what you cannot m...
Intel Tablet: could it be the best tablet, PC, or overall experience?
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 12/13/12 6
I'm on my 7th day using an Intel Tablet,  and with that I feel I have a pretty good idea of what it's good for and not, and I would like to put it in context to all the computing devices I use.  If you have followed me you know I'm not new to Windows* 8, nor am I new to tablets. To set the record...
SIMD tuning with ASM pt. 2 - Your First Dump
By Matt Walsh (Intel) Posted on 05/30/12 6
(here's part 1 in case you missed it) Let's take a really, really simple program. It just adds one array of things to another. This should be a SIMD slam dunk! I will call this program blah.cpp #include #define PTS 1000 int main() { float x[PTS]; float y[PTS]; for (int i = 0; i < PT...
Building FFMPEG for Android on x86
By MICHAEL R. (Intel) Posted on 12/06/13 6
FFMPEG is a popular cross platform open source multimedia framework used in open source media applications such as Handbrake.  The default builds for FFMPEG are Linux, Windows, and OSX.  This blog shows a method for building the FFMPEG shared libraries for Android x86.   The setup used for this ...
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the Object Oriented Programming."
By Paul Steinberg (Intel) Posted on 05/18/11 6
Don't blame me, blame Shakespeare. His idea not mine (Henry VI, part II, act IV, scene ii). I was reading Leigh Ann Sudol's interesting blog posts on computer science and education. When I came across a reference to a new curriculum being developed at CMU. Specifically the move, to introduce ...
What exactly is a P-state? (Pt. 1)
By Taylor K. (Intel) Posted on 01/01/15 6
    A P-state is a voltage and frequency operating point         What is a P-state? When someone refers to a P-state, generally only the frequency is talked about. For example, on my Intel® Core™ processor, P0 is 2.3 GHz, and P1 is 980 MHz. In truth, a P-state is both a frequency and vo...
Join us at our Arizona Application Lab to learn about app development on MeeGo
By Gina Bovara (Intel) Posted on 01/31/11 6
Phoenix and Chandler area developers - make sure to join us this Thursday night (February 3) at 5:30PM for a free training event in your area! MeeGo provides the ability for developers to rapidly create a variety of experiences across many computing device types—which presents a great opportunity...
Game Trailers Bring the Game to Your Audience
By Kevin Murphy Posted on 05/24/12 6
The video game industry is expected to reach $82 billion in sales by 2015. To take a piece of the billion-dollar pie, your video game needs to get users interested and excited. How do you do that? Gamers are visual people, so a great way to get them excited about your game is a video game trailer...
Architecture Pattern: Compute On Demand
By Asaf Shelly Posted on 10/18/12 6
There are so many examples of applications using pre-processing strategy that it is trivial. For example using a webcam we often find the device driver doing some software adjustments and corrections such as white balancing. Too often we find devices using software features. Other examples would ...
Perceptual Challenge – take our survey and apply for a free Interactive Gesture Camera
By joel-de-guzman (Intel) Posted on 12/10/12 6
We’re only days away from the official launch of the Intel® Perceptual Computing Challenge.   This developer contest encourages developers to create innovative applications using natural human interfaces like gestures, voice, and facial movement.    To help jumpstart your exploration and prepara...

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