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Going Perceptual - Introducing Our Ultimate Coder Challengers
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 01/31/13 2
Going Perceptual is the theme of the latest Ultimate Coder Challenge, where 7 teams will have the task to use the latest Ultrabook convertible hardware along with the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK and camera to build the Ultimate app prototype, in just 7 weeks.  We recruited 7 developer teams an...
Soon... The Perceptual Conversion of 7 Ultimate Coders
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 01/28/13 1
It's about to begin, Intel's second Ultimate Coder Challenge. The work is planned and 7 amazing teams of developers have assembled to accepted the challenge, along with 4 anxiously awaiting Judges, who will review the work with us week to week.  If you missed the first one the best way I can des...
FINALLY! Wireless HDMI to TV with Intel WiDi on Windows 8 Ultrabooks
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 01/27/13 0
 I've been using my 3rd generation Intel core powered Ultrabook and Windows 8 for a few months and it's amazing, however one cool feature has been lacking; WiDi.   WiDi is a display technology that sends HDMI signal to an external display (like a TV) over WiFi. I had tried getting it going in Nov...
Remote Debugging Windows 8 Apps to Intel Tablets from Ultrabook or Laptop Host
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 01/02/13 1
One of the first things I wanted to see when I got my new Intel Tablet was to test some of the apps I develop for my Ultrabook.  Initially I packaged the app, saved to a USB drive then, inserted that into my Tablet and installed.  However as I made minor tweeks and changes that solution was too c...
Adding sensor configurations to your Ultrabook and Tablet app
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 12/17/12 1
Windows 8 devices are certainly showing variety today. New convertible Ultrabooks and Intel tablets have screens that fold over, slide out or detach from the keyboard.  When you build an app, and send out to the market, you don't know if the user has one of these new devices, what type and or wha...
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...
HTML5 High Scores Board for WinRT and Desktop Ultrabook™ apps
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 10/23/12 3
One neat thing about HTML5 is the ability to store data locally, and a common use for that is creating a high score board for your game.  The following is how I recently deployed this.  This code is working in my WinRT app; however, it could be done in a pure HTML5 app running for PC desktop by s...
Ultimate Coder Winner - Sagar Wins with Shufflr
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 10/05/12 10
Our Winner: Sagar - Shufflr:  After 6 weeks of competition, Sagar and their app Shufflr came out on top. The Althea team was aggressive with high hopes of adding new features. But each week they hit roadblocks, and none of us were certain exactly where they landed. However when it came to testing...
HTML5 to WinRT with Ultrabook Sensor Input
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 09/28/12 2
In a previous post I explained how adding sensors to HTML5 app is possible in Desktop mode but not yet supported. You can get it to work with a Google extension.  Read this post. http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2012/09/18/adding-ultrabook-sensor-control-to-html5-apps for more information. H...
Adding Ultrabook Sensor Control To HTML5 Apps
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 09/18/12 6
Ultrabooks running Windows 8 with touch and sensor capabilities are soon to hit the market and for those of you developing HTML5 applications, you will be able to add these features to your applications.  Currently we are waiting for these sensor features to be added to the HTML5 standard, but in...