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Highlights From VTHacks

I just got back from VTHacks in Blacksburg, VA (home of Virginia Tech) and wanted to share a few of the interesting projects we encountered along the way. We brought a few Intel® Edison devices and ran a technical workshop for participants...

Meshcentral - Live Stats, WebRTC update, Node.JS...

It’s been a busy week for the Mesh team with Rick Edgecombe releasing software and taking care of important customers, Bryan Roe working on Intel’s very own WebRTC stack, Kevin Wang making his first software release and ramping up on Mesh...

Using Multiple Backends in Openstack Swift

OpenStack Swift is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. Object Storage is ideal for cost effective, scale-out storage. It provides a fully distributed, API-accessible storage platform that can be integrated...

Is the Raspberry Pi* an “Internet of Things” device? What does “IoT” device even mean?

@rexstjohn Thoughts on Pi2 as a new enabler to your micro-computing movement? Looks like they’re targeting Windows devs too. — Chuck Freedman (@chuckstar) February 3, 2015 Today I was asked to share some of my thoughts about the recent Raspberry...

Android Apps For The Intel Platform Learning Series: The Low-Power Design of Android Application

  Due to strict constraints on the system’s overall power consumption, low-power design, commonly known as power saving, is an important element of applications for mobile devices; in many cases it is a rigid requirement or the basis for survival. ...

Optimizing the Virtual Network with VXLAN Overlay Offloading

Last updated: January 29, 2015

Virtualized and overlays networks are not a new concept in networking, but have come to the forefront as being a core building block for building virtual networks, software defined networks, service function chaining, and abstracting large-scale...

Reducing overload when using basic hotspots analysis

Problem: When the user ran VTune(TM) Amplifier XE's basic hotspots with huge (complicated) application, sometime profiling time was more than one hour to generate vtune result. It looked like the system was freezing during finalization period....

Debugging COI Applications for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors

Introduction The Coprocessor Offload Infrastructure (COI) library is designed for communication between the processes on the host and the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors. As per the COI terminology, one process is a source, and the other process is a...

Orlando Game Jam Featuring Intel® RealSense™ Technology

For the past ten years, the Science Center in my home town of Orlando has hosted a gaming event called Otronicon which brings together all forms of interactive media developed in the greater Central Florida area. It has become a place for local...

The IoT Singularity: Docker for Internet of Things Devices

Web Developers are now IoT Developers This year, a “singularity” in the world of IoT applications development is set to occur as startups like resin.io, who have recently introduced a system for deploying Docker containers to connected devices,...

Rex St John reps a stable of APIs for Intel® Mashery™ API Network

My interview with John Neil Conkle on the topic of APIs and developer evangelism is now live over here.

Can Your Webcam Do This? - Exploring the Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera (F200)

Last updated: January 26, 2015

1/26 update: added link to camera demo at end of blog Here's a pair of screenshots of what this camera sees both in the dark (left) and in the light (right) taken from the day we filmed the video demo - light shot is washed out so you can't tell...

“edison” a CLI for the Intel® Edison module to automate basic tasks

After talking with other evangelists and students at various hackathons and workshops, I thought it would be fun to write a tool which allows people to automate basic “first projects” like getting an LED to blink with the Intel® Edison module. To...

Intel® IoT Roadshow Workshop @ SoDo Makerspace, Seattle

Just unboxed my GoPro*, which I will be using to document some of the hackathons and projects I attend during my regular evangelist activities. I have created my first “ video documentary,” consisting of a series of interviews with makers and...

The Liberal Art of Software Engineering

I live in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood which is a sort of miniature slice of Hemingway’s Paris, transplanted several thousand miles to the West Coast of the United States. The modern equivalents of great writers, abstract painters, thinkers...

IoT Incubator

IoT Incubator Program- Sacramento Demo Night

On January 16th I attended the demo night for the 6 week long IoT Incubator hackathon.  This program was managed by local Intel Software Innovators Nile Mittow and Devin Becker with Intel providing the Edison boards and sensors. What made this...

Face and Head Tracking using the Intel® RealSense™ SDK

Follow Gael on Twitter: @GaelHof Tips, Use Cases, APIs, and Sample Code  (BlockHead) Required OS:  Windows 8.1 Desktop  The Intel® RealSense™ SDK has a set of APIs that developers can call for implementing the following: Face Location Detection...

MeshCentral

Meshcentral - Built-in MeshCmd, Agent API, latest OpenSSL news.

It’s a new year and lots is going on with Meshcentral. We have been hard at work and have lots to announce. First, I am very happy that Rick Edgecombe is back from sabbatical this week, the core Mesh team (Rick, Bryan, Kevin and myself) are all...

Interview with Developer Ifeanyi Ezeofor

One of the most exciting developer contests recently was the Intel® App Innovation Contest, an event spanning 20 countries and featuring multi-language (English, Chinese, and Russian) developer-focused competition. The goal was to generate...

It's A Group Effort: Interview with Prefrontal Cortex

If there’s one thing that developers have in common, it’s that they love contests.  One of the most exciting developer contests recently was the Intel™ App Innovation Contest,   an event spanning 20 countries and featuring multi-language (English,...

MeowJS - A Web Performance Optimizer

Last updated: January 15, 2015By Aswini S

About the author: Aswini S is a technology enthusiast who loves to read, write and code. She is humorous at times and also supports opensource. To know more, visit her profile:- http://www.windowsgeekpro.in Her Project:  Geek-Research-Lab/...

Android Apps For The Intel Platform Learning Series:NDK and C/C++ Optimization

This chapter introduces the Android NDK for C/C++ application development, along with related optimization methods, and optimization tools. Because Java is the recommended application development language for Android developers, the optimization...

Vector programming. SSE4.2 to AVX2 conversion examples.

In this blog I’ll try to show how to convert SSE4.2 assembly to AVX2 (using the schemes from the blog Programming using AVX2) and how this affects performance. Easy case. When it is enough to add “v” prefix and replace “xmm” with “ymm”. Consider we...

Apache Spark* Innovation: Driving a Stronger Community Standard

This blog post was jointly written by Jiangang Duan, Jie Huang and Weihua Jiang (Intel), Alex Gutow (Cloudera), and Dale Kim (MapR)   As one of the most popular tools in the Apache Hadoop* ecosystem, a lot of noise has been made about Apache...

Working with Hands/Gestures

There are multiple Hand Modalities in the Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2014 Gold R1 release. They include: Skeleton Tracking (articulated hand and finger joint tracking) 22 joints per hand Includes Left vs Right hand recognition. R1 SDK can track 2...

Buzz Workshop Showcase Winner - Subray

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN SUBRAY Intel is seeking partnerships with independent game developers.  At a recently hosted Buzz Workshop in Seattle at DigiPen, Intel hosted a variety of panels, tech sessions, networking opportunities, and face time between...

Programming using AVX2. Permutations.

As we all know AVX2 has extended (256 bit) comparing to SSE4.2 (128 bit) vector length. For basic instructions like packed add, sub, mul… this leads to ~2 times performance advantage (as vector length is 2 times wider), but for some instructions...

Tinnitus Therapy

Tinnitus Therapy with Intel's Edison: Kickoff

I've wrestled with ideas on what to develop first with my Edison development board, and the perfect project came to mind recently: a controller for a tinnitus therapy device.  Before I dive into the details, I'll go over some background. ...

Tips and Tricks for developing Apps with the Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2014 R1

Here's a collection of tips and tricks when using the Intel RealSense Gold R1 2014 SDK. Performance Tuning: ​Turn off unused modalities, only call the specific functions required. Especially check multiple modalities within hands or face such as...

Lutz Latta built a tiny game console with Intel® Edison

Today’s feat of developer superstardom brought to you by Lutz Latta, who built a tiny game console capable of playing Doom* using Intel® Edison. I’ve built a tiny video game console running Doom on the Intel Edison chip. Video and source:http://t....

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