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Catching Up with Justin Lassen at GDC

Justin Lassen spoke at the Intel® Juice Bar and also presented Shapesong at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC). He explains that the audio for virtual reality (VR) experiences, especially the consideration of the spatial design, is vital to creating a truly immersive VR experience.



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Virtual Reality Dinosaurs

Pedro Kayatt’s dream has become a reality—to use education, science, and technology to immerse people in a virtual reality (VR) environment so they can experience what Brazil was like during the time of the dinosaurs. His Dinos do Brasil project just became a permanent exhibit at the Catavento Cultural Museum.


Juicing Up Your Games with Will Lewis

Will Lewis, a member of the Portland Indie Game Squad and an Intel® Software Innovator, provided game developers with some tips and tricks focused on developing, producing, and releasing their own indie games.


Intel® Software Innovator Tour of Italy

Marco Dal Pino has coordinated a series of events held throughout Italy that focus on IoT and gateway technologies. He’s meeting with students, professors, professionals, developers, and partners to host sessions, workshops, labs, and Q&A sessions to spread the knowledge of Intel® technologies.


International Women’s Day 2017 Events

To celebrate International Women’s Day, here are several events around the world that innovators are leading. Celebrate the achievements of women in technology, inspire women and girls to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and see where you might fit.


SensiCare: An IoT Device for Alzheimer's Patients

Erika Harvey is working on creating a proactive tool for caregivers to help prevent Alzheimer's patients from wandering. She has the proof of science built and is looking for collaborators with a love of sensors to take the project to the next level.


Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Augmented Reality

Manisha Biswas shares how to easily implement an augmented reality experience for your project using Unity* and Vuforia*. Follow along the complete walkthrough to create amazing augmented reality applications for Android* utilizing Intel® architecture.


MyWorld – A New Type of Game from Lee Bamber

Lee Bamber, Intel® Software Innovator and Intel® Black Belt Software Developer, talks to us about his latest project, MyWorld, currently on Kickstarter. MyWorld is a multiplayer sandbox game that offers a mix of game genres as well as the opportunity to create your own games within it.


Helios: Using Next-Generation Technology to Help the Blind See

Helios is working to give greater independence to people who have low vision or no vision at all. Helios’ goal is to provide an affordable mobile solution that can empower people with vision problems to integrate more easily into the world around them.

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Innovation Updates

 

MQTT Essentials - A Book about the MQTT Protocol for Internet of Things

Gaston Hillar recently published a step-by-step guide to help you gain a deep understanding of the lightweight MQTT protocol. Get the best practices and see examples on different kinds of IoT applications.


Speech Assistance Using Artificial Neural Network

This project from student ambassador, Ramy Mounir, seeks to help people with speech impediments by designing a more accurate speech-to-text application using a deep bi-directional recurrent neural network to achieve state-of-the-art performance.


Go Wrapper for the Deep Learning Inference Engine

Daniel Whitenack’s project will result in a deep learning inference engine for Go, powered by Intel’s C++ inference engine, which is part of the Deep Learning SDK. The project wil start with a focus on image classification and expanding the functionality over time.


Digital Art: Procedurally Generated Stained Glass

Lilli Szafranski has created digital stained glass, a 12-sided, 4.5 inch diameter art installation using more than 2,200 LEDs. It is controlled by procedurally generated, fully random code.


Tellybot: A Crowd Presence Robot

Jillian Ogle has developed a robot that lets the audience operate the controls. The robot streams live on Twitch and the audience commands the robot to move forward, backward, left, and right. You can collaborate with others on the stream or even compete for control.


Voice Controlled Personal Assistant

This IoT based application, built with an Intel® Edison board, can read your emails to you, reply back to them, monitor your environment, set your alarms, notify you, and look things up online—all with just voice commands.


Model Car Robotics Powered by Intel® Curie™ Technology

With the prospect of self-driving cars in our near future, CodeWheels is a great first step for learning how to program a robotic car to drive and navigate a track. You might have the best code to make your car cross the finish line first, but can it handle a real-life scenario like losing one of its wheels? Learn more about this racing challenge and soon-to-be game designed by Intel® Software Innovator Maksim Masalski.


Intel® Software Innovators are Transforming the Developer Community in Indonesia

Dicoding Academy offers Indonesian developers an online-learning platform with courses designed by industry leaders. Dirakit is a community platform for people to share their work and inspire others. The goal of these two projects is to grow the IoT skills and market in Indonesia by making it easy to learn the latest technologies.


Paul Langdon: Bringing Biology and IoT Devices Together

Paul Langdon is a very active member of the Intel® Software Innovator program and is also very involved in his local developer community. His background in education plays a big role in his life as he not only uses his skills to help train others but also builds technologies that help others to learn.


VirtPhy: A Fully Programmable Infrastructure for Efficient NFV in Small Data Centers

Intel® Software Innovator Cristina Dominici has proposed VirtPhy, a fully programmable Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure based on a server-centric data center architecture that aims to provide mechanisms for efficient NFV in Small-Scale Data Centers (SSDCs). She built an 8-node prototype to test and is currently extending the prototype to include additional features.


Use Hand Gestures to Control a Drone

Using Intel® RealSense™ technology, Thomas Endres has built a drone that you can control using gestures. This software was demonstrated at 25 conferences around the world allowing people to fly the drone without any preparation by simply holding their hands in front of the camera as if it was a "virtual airplane yoke."


Intel® Software Innovator Summit 2016

Fifty innovators from Europe, South America, and North America gathered in Seattle, Washington in November, 2016, for the Intel Software Innovator Summit. In-depth technical trainings, Intel® Software Innovator “lightning talks," and a robot car challenge were just a few of the highlights of this annual event.