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Boost Performance Optimization and Multicore Scalability with a set of advanced capabilities for developers who need even greater performance optimization.
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A set of powerful graphics and gaming analysis tools that are designed to work the way game developers do.
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Perceptual Computing SDK

With the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK 2013, developers can create exciting new applications that take advantage of the SDK’s core capabilities: speech recognition, close-range hand and finger tracking, face analysis, augmented reality, and background subtraction.
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Intel® Media SDK

Software development library that exposes Intel platforms' industry-leading media acceleration capabilities (encoding, decoding and transcoding).
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HTML5 is an emerging development framework we happily support. We offer the following tools and resources to aid your development, testing and packaging of HTML5 applications for Ultrabook devices.

 

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Find resources and leverage your HTML5 expertise to build hybrid HTML5 apps for mobile devices (e.g. phones and tablets) and other platforms.

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Intel Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 get GOLD release 2
03-Jul-2013 | 9:48 AM PDT | 0
In these days our loved Perceptual SDK receive an update in the SDK incarnation, there's a lot of improvement and new implementation. The release is marked with the version number 8779, just from the change log we can note the news. First of all the Java app dev support and Projection in framework ...
Sabbatitude Latitude
09-Jul-2014 | 10:41 AM PDT | 0
I'll be on sabbatical for the rest of the summer.  Tune back in in October for more great content!  
Engaging Young Readers with Intel® Perceptual Computing – Developing Clifford’s Reading Adventures for an All-in-One
08-Jul-2014 | 12:25 PM PDT | 0
Download PDF Introduction This article discusses the development of Clifford’s Reading Adventures, a series of interactive educational games for ...
Developing for Multi-User All-In-One Systems and Tablets
30-Jun-2014 | 11:30 AM PDT | 0
Designing a Multi-User Touch Interface for Windows*   Download PDF Introduction Introduced in the mid-1990s, All-In-One (AIO) computing ...
Meshcentral.com - Going Global with 11 languages
26-Jun-2014 | 8:13 PM PDT | 2
I am happy to announce that Meshcentral is going global with the web site launching in a total of 11 languages. It’s always been the goal of Meshcentral to be a universal cloud management web ...
OpenCL™ API Debugger Tutorial
26-Jun-2014 | 5:02 PM PDT | 0
Download PDF 1. Introduction OpenCL™ API Debugger is a Microsoft Visual Studio* plug-in that enables debugging of OpenCL applications by allowing ...
OpenCL™ JumpStart Tutorial
26-Jun-2014 | 1:54 PM PDT | 0
Download PDF 1. Introduction OpenCL™ JumpStart Kit is a plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio* that enables developers to quickly create OpenCL projects in ...
Legend of Xuan Yuan Case Study: Get the best gameplay with 2 in 1 state, touch, and accelerometer
26-Jun-2014 | 12:03 PM PDT | 0
Download PDF Abstract Tencent wanted to give gamers the best experience on Intel® Ultrabook™ and 2 in 1 systems. Legend of Xuan Yuan was already a successful ...
Radio controls, steppers, and drop-down menus: Simplicity in input
25-Jun-2014 | 1:47 PM PDT | 0
A recent video series from user experience thought leader Luke Wroblewski focused on the topics of making the best use of radio controls in applications. There are a wide number of input controls available to use in mobile applications, and touch ...
Meshcentral.com - Intel® AMT IDE Redirect support
24-Jun-2014 | 11:29 AM PDT | 0
It’s been a while since the last Meshcentral announcement, but we are making it up today with a powerful new feature. With huge help from ...
Implementing Gesture Sequences in Unity* 3D with TouchScript
23-Jun-2014 | 4:14 PM PDT | 0
Download PDF By Lynn Thompson When configuring touch targets to control other elements of a scene, it’s important to minimize the screen space that the ...
2014 SoHacks Hackathon San Antonio
22-Jun-2014 | 4:50 PM PDT | 0
I was pleased to be asked by Intel's Bob Duffy to jaunt down to San Antonio last weekend for a 36-hour 'school's out' lock-in hackathon.  SoHacks 2014 was held June 13 and 14 at Rackspace's ...
Application input modes are crucial to accessibility
17-Jun-2014 | 3:44 PM PDT | 0
Think of how many times you’ve picked up your mobile device today to do something. If you’re anything like the “average”  user, you might be surprised at how often you actually do this. A ...
Developer Great British Chefs Releases Their Namesake Application for Intel® Atom™ Tablets for Windows* 8.1
17-Jun-2014 | 9:59 AM PDT | 0
Scrumptious recipes from the top British chefs are immediately accessible to mobile device users. The multimedia content producers at Great British Chefs have made their vibrant, information-rich application available to Intel® Atom™ tablets for Windows* 8.1. Now users can glean a wealth of ...
Giving PowerShell a Persistent History of Commands
16-Jun-2014 | 7:19 PM PDT | 0
  If you are disappointed that neither Command Prompt nor PowerShell on Windows have the ability to maintain a persistent command history the same way the Linux Terminal does by default, then this blog post is for you. If you would like to add this capability to the Command Prompt, then the ...
Installing Intel® INDE
16-Jun-2014 | 3:43 PM PDT | 0
Download, register, and install the Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience (Intel® INDE) toolset.
Asking for App Permissions on 2 in 1 Devices
11-Jun-2014 | 2:29 PM PDT | 0
A recent video from UX thought leader Luke Wroblewski gave some great tips on how to make app permissions – and asking for them – a much more successful process. Watch below: Asking for permission on what apps are allowed to access can be ...
Audacity* Gets a Touch UI for Tablets and 2 in 1 PCs
10-Jun-2014 | 2:11 PM PDT | 0
Download as PDF Introduction This article previews some in-development features of ...
Introducing Intel’s® Newest Black Belt: Christopher Price
09-Jun-2014 | 4:05 PM PDT | 3
Here at Intel, it is our privilege is to recognize a developer’s accomplishments by inviting him or her to be an Intel Developer Zone Black Belt ...
Optimizing Cyberlink PowerDVD 10* Improves Battery Life
09-Jun-2014 | 2:33 PM PDT | 0
Download PDF Authors: Manuj Sabharwal and Gael Hofemeier, Software Engineers, Software Solutions Group, Intel Corporation Introduction Low battery life is one ...
Power Management Policy: You Mean There’s More Than One?
09-Jun-2014 | 2:29 PM PDT | 0
Power management policy has evolved over the years. The earliest policies consisted of little more than some critical temperature sensors and an interrupt routine that attempted (often unsuccessfully) to cleanly shut down the system before something really bad happened. Today’s sophisticated power ...
Introducing: Intel® Software Innovator Program
06-Jun-2014 | 3:42 PM PDT | 1
We are very pleased to officially announce the Intel® Software Innovator Program.  This program was piloted with developers over the last year, as a means to engage quality subject matter experts to ...
Game Optimization for Ultrabook™ Devices
06-Jun-2014 | 2:43 PM PDT | 0
Download as PDF By Lee Bamber 1. Introduction Recently, I had the task of preparing a game engine I’ve been working on for the Games Developer Conference ...
Eligible Countries for Intel® RealSense™ App Challenge 2014
05-Jun-2014 | 12:24 AM PDT | 4
Here are the list of eligible countries for the Intel® RealSense™ App Challenge 2014: Africa: Kenya Nigeria South Africa Americas: Argentina Brazil Canada (excluding Quebec) Mexico US Asia Australia India Indonesia Japan People’s Republic of China ...
Virtual Keyboards and 2 in 1’s
04-Jun-2014 | 12:20 PM PDT | 0
A recent video from UX thought leader Luke Wroblewski briefly touched on the topic of designing applications for 2 in 1’s accounting for the virtual keyboard. With 2in1s offering several different orientations and keyboard options in one form ...
2014 Intel Buzz Workshop Series
02-Jun-2014 | 2:17 PM PDT | 0
2014 Intel Buzz Workshop Series Be Innovation! HOLD THE DATE San Francisco - Wednesday, July 16th, 2014   The 2014 Intel Buzz Workshop series is back by popular demand! This series of community workshops is designed to help professional game developers tackle the gaming industry's biggest ...
Applying Vectorization Techniques for B-Spline Surface Evaluation
29-May-2014 | 11:48 AM PDT | 0
Abstract In this paper we analyze relevance of vectorization for evaluation of Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS) surfaces broadly used in Computer Aided Design (CAD) industry to describe free-form surfaces. NURBS evaluation (i.e. computation of surface 3D points and derivatives for the given u ...
Benefits of Intel® Enterprise class SSD
27-May-2014 | 3:33 PM PDT | 0
In this blog, I want share with you the benefits of the Intel® Enterprise Class Solid-State Drive (SSD).  I have compiled a list of articles, white papers, solution briefs, and blogs and provided links below.  After reading through the information, I found that it would be useful for you, as the ...
2 in 1 and Wide Screens: Orientations
27-May-2014 | 2:31 PM PDT | 0
A recent video from UX thought leader Luke Wroblewski briefly touched on the topic of adjusting 2 in 1 designs for wide screens. With 2in1s offering several different orientations in one form factor, it’s important to understand how to equip the ...
Using Unity* 3D Standard GUI with TouchScript Assets
27-May-2014 | 8:20 AM PDT | 0
By Lynn Thompson Download PDF The standard Unity* 3D graphical user interface (GUI) widgets respond to touch as if you had clicked them with a mouse using Windows ...
Controlling floating-point modes when using Intel® Threading Building Blocks
26-May-2014 | 4:57 AM PDT | 0
Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB) 4.2 Update 4 introduced enhanced support for managing floating-pointing settings. Floating-point settings can now be specified at the invocation of most parallel algorithms (including flow::graph). In this blog I want to pay attention to some ...
Overview of Ultrabook™ 2 in 1 with Recommendations for Mode-Aware App Development
22-May-2014 | 12:43 PM PDT | 1
Download as PDF Introduction Ultrabook™ 2 in 1s are PCs that can transition from laptop mode (for productivity needs) to tablet mode (for consumption needs). In ...
Paint Your Music: A Table-Top, Multi-Touch-Enabled Virtual Musical Instrument/Game
22-May-2014 | 10:34 AM PDT | 0
By:  Dominic  Milano Download PDF     Innovations in computing form factors such as ...
KAGURA: Blending Gesture and Music into a Bold New UI
21-May-2014 | 3:43 PM PDT | 0
Download as PDF By William Van Winkle Thanks to a host of mainstream innovations, the world is increasingly interested in perceptual computing. Intel is throwing open the gates and ...
Enter the Wormhole
21-May-2014 | 3:40 PM PDT | 0
Download as PDF Insights from Developing Wormhole Pinball for the All-in-One on Windows* By Geoff Arnold ...
One Touch Composer: Creating a Digital Sheet Music App with Touch, Stylus, and Keyboard Control on Microsoft Windows* 8 Tablets
21-May-2014 | 2:48 PM PDT | 0
By Dominic Milano Download PDF Introduction When Dmitriy Golonanov, the CEO of the international company, ...
High Performance DEFLATE Compression with Optimizations for Genomic Data Sets
21-May-2014 | 1:32 PM PDT | 0
Abstract igzip is a high-performance library for performing gzip or DEFLATE compression. It was initially described in “High Performance DEFLATE Compression on Intel ...
Multiple input types and the 2 in 1 form factor
20-May-2014 | 1:56 PM PDT | 0
A recent video from UX thought leader Luke Wroblewski briefly touched on the topic of multiple input types and 2 in 1s. With 2in1s offering multiple input capabilities from touch, keyboard, mouse, camera and audio, it’s important to understand how ...
Merrifield Uncore Performance Monitoring Events
20-May-2014 | 11:17 AM PDT | 0
Using the Merrifield SoC Performance Monitoring Events This article focuses directly on the uncore performance monitoring events for the SoC Merrifield.  For the introduction to SoC uncore performance monitoring, please see this article: ...
License manager v2.3 required for Composer XE 2013 SP1 Update 3 floating licenses
19-May-2014 | 7:00 AM PDT | 0
When installing a floating license of the      Intel® C++ Composer XE 2013 2013 SP1 Update 3      Intel® (Visual) Fortran Composer XE 2013 2013 SP1 Update 3 you may see the error      'No Valid license was found'. This happens when you are running older Intel® Software License Manager versions ...
Intel® Level Up Game Demo Contest: Your chance to be recognized
14-May-2014 | 2:29 PM PDT | 0
If the competition, camaraderie, and amazing gameplay that came out of the 2013 Intel® Level Up Game Demo Contest was any indication, 2014’ ...
Fast ISPC Texture Compressor - Update
13-May-2014 | 3:43 PM PDT | 3
This article and the attached sample code project were written by Marc Fauconneau Dufresne at Intel Corp. This sample extends our state of the art BC7 Texture compressor with BC6H (DX11 HDR texture format) support ...
Optimizing Battery Life on SOC Devices
13-May-2014 | 1:37 PM PDT | 0
When: June 11th, 2014 Where:Taipei at the ...
Play Together, Stay Together: All in One Gameplay
12-May-2014 | 3:30 PM PDT | 0
If you’ve been looking for something that combines the classic gameplay of your favorite childhood board games with a little bit of modern innovation and technology, you might want to check out the All In One PC, a tablet-like computing workstation (monitor, memory, CPU, etc.)  that is collated ...
WaveSpy Pro 2014 by Wave Corporate Now Optimized for Intel® Atom™ Tablets for Windows* 8.1 Platform
12-May-2014 | 12:13 PM PDT | 0
Providing capabilities to monitor activity on personal or business computers from a tablet device. (PRWEB) May XX, 2014 – Tablet users can now conveniently monitor activity on personal or business computers with WaveSpy Pro 2014, by security developer Wave Corporate. Now optimized for the Intel® ...
Texture Sharing from Intel Media SDK to OpenGL
09-May-2014 | 5:06 PM PDT | 2
Code Sample Executive Summary On Windows* OS, Direct3D is usually used for video processing. However, there are still many applications using OpenGL* for its cross-platform capability in order ...
Rangeley Uncore Performance Monitoring Events
09-May-2014 | 2:07 PM PDT | 0
Using the Rangeley SoC Performance Monitoring Events This article focuses directly on the uncore performance monitoring events for the SoC Rangeley.  For the introduction to SoC uncore performance monitoring, please see this article: ...
Power Management: So what is this policy thing?
09-May-2014 | 11:41 AM PDT | 0
Unlike a lot of previous recent blogs, this series is about power management in general. At the very end of the series, I’ll write specifically about the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor. I have talked incessantly over the years about power states (e.g. P-states and C-states), and how the processor ...
Bring the app you've been working on. Publish it with Microsoft*
09-May-2014 | 10:22 AM PDT | 1
To the IDZ community that might be interested: Microsoft is hosting an event next week for Windows developers worldwide. Take a look at the link and all of the locations they are offering for F2F help in publishing on the Windows store.   These could include 2 in 1, all-in-one and Tablet apps. for ...

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Engaging Young Readers with Intel® Perceptual Computing – Developing Clifford’s Reading Adventures for an All-in-One
By Tim Duncan (Intel)Posted 07/08/20140
Download PDF Introduction This article discusses the development of Clifford’s Reading Adventures, a series of interactive educational games for young children from Scholastic Interactive LLC. The new game’s immersive gesture and voice experiences are made possible with Intel® Perceptual Comput...
Debugging Intel® Xeon Phi™ Applications on Windows* Host
By Georg Zitzlsberger (Intel)Posted 07/07/20145
Contents Introduction Debug Solution for Intel® MIC How to get it? Debug Solution as Integration Components Required Configure & Test Prerequisite for Debugging Debugging Applications with Offload Extension Characteristics of Debugging Setting Breakpoints Start Deb...
Developing for Multi-User All-In-One Systems and Tablets
By Stevan Rogers (Intel)Posted 06/30/20140
Designing a Multi-User Touch Interface for Windows*   Download PDF Introduction Introduced in the mid-1990s, All-In-One (AIO) computing devices have been around for many years. They were designed to cut down on the “workspace clutter” of desktop systems with all their discrete components (mon...
OpenCL™ API Debugger Tutorial
By Raghu Muthyalampalli (Intel)Posted 06/26/20140
Download PDF 1. Introduction OpenCL™ API Debugger is a Microsoft Visual Studio* plug-in that enables debugging of OpenCL applications by allowing developers to monitor and understand their OpenCL environment. API Debugger is a new feature of the Compute Code Builder found in the Intel® Integrat...

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Sabbatitude Latitude
By Tim Duncan (Intel)Posted 07/09/20140
I'll be on sabbatical for the rest of the summer.  Tune back in in October for more great content!  
Meshcentral.com - Going Global with 11 languages
By ylian-saint-hilaire (Intel)Posted 06/26/20142
I am happy to announce that Meshcentral is going global with the web site launching in a total of 11 languages. It’s always been the goal of Meshcentral to be a universal cloud management web site that cuts across devices, operating systems, architectures and form factors, highlighting and util...
Radio controls, steppers, and drop-down menus: Simplicity in input
By Wendy Boswell (Intel)Posted 06/25/20140
A recent video series from user experience thought leader Luke Wroblewski focused on the topics of making the best use of radio controls in applications. There are a wide number of input controls available to use in mobile applications, and touch interfaces are opening up a whole new world of con...
Meshcentral.com - Intel® AMT IDE Redirect support
By ylian-saint-hilaire (Intel)Posted 06/24/20140
It’s been a while since the last Meshcentral announcement, but we are making it up today with a powerful new feature. With huge help from Jacob Gauthier that has been working on Intel AMT Recovery OS and an expert on the topic, we are announcing: Meshcentral cloud Intel® AMT IDE Redirect. Allow...

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NUC serial driver
By Rob T.0
Good day, I am looking for driver assistence on an Intel NUC DE3815TYBE board. Although not so much an Ultrabook question, I think the Atom E3800 CPU is being used in Ultrabooks as well, so perhaps someone has done some work on this. The NUC board and E3800 CPU has an on-board UART. I am trying to find a driver that will present that UART as a traditional COM<x> port under Windows 8.1 x64. According to the Intel folks in the NUC hardware forum they do not offer such a driver, but I'm hoping one of you has. Any help appreciated. Rob  
DELL XPS12 2In1 Ultrabook MousePad Bug
By chang-li6
It is Windows 8.1 system. In desktop mode, when i used mouse moving cursor, sometimes it was acted like swipe touch screen on left edge and active an metro program. That is completely unexpected. This is a critical bug to me and unacceptable. It interrupted my normal workflow in desktop operation. It is a design flaw of Windows 8.1 for laptop with touch screen. Using mouse for edge swipe should be disabled in 2In1! BTW The mouse pad of XPS12 needs to be retested for its user experience. The left button press is on left half side on just on the left corner? confused.   
Detecting a 2in1 convertable's state using C#
By Adrian Stevens5
I thought I'd add this here since Intel already has great docs up on how to do this using C++.  I wanted to be able to detect the state change in a WPF application.  Fortunately it's not overly difficult but just technical enough that it might not be obvious. Below is a copy/paste from my blog: http://www.themethodology.net/2014/05/detecting-2-in-1-state-using-wpf-c...    I’ve been wanting to experiment with changing UIs in my code between “tablet” mode and the “laptop” mode on my new Dell XPS 12 (or any other Ultrabook 2 in 1 that happened across my desk).  There’s already a really great article on how us developers can detect the state change on Intel’s developer portal; but the example code is in C++ and not my preferred C#. Before we go any further, I recommend heading over to software.intel.com and reading Detecting Slate/Clamshell Mode & Screen Orientation in a 2 in 1. The code we’re looking to implement is basically this (done in a WndProc): 1: case WM_SETTINGCHANGE:...
Detecting a 2in1 convertable's state using C#
By Adrian Stevens0
I thought I'd add this here since Intel already has great docs up on how to do this using C++.  I wanted to be able to detect the state change in a WPF application.  Fortunately it's not overly difficult but just technical enough that it might not be obvious. Below is a copy/paste from my blog: http://www.themethodology.net/2014/05/detecting-2-in-1-state-using-wpf-c...    I’ve been wanting to experiment with changing UIs in my code between “tablet” mode and the “laptop” mode on my new Dell XPS 12 (or any other Ultrabook 2 in 1 that happened across my desk).  There’s already a really great article on how us developers can detect the state change on Intel’s developer portal; but the example code is in C++ and not my preferred C#. Before we go any further, I recommend heading over to software.intel.com and reading Detecting Slate/Clamshell Mode & Screen Orientation in a 2 in 1. The code we’re looking to implement is basically this (done in a WndProc): 1: case WM_SETTINGCHANGE:...
Intel Bluetooth and Bluetooth Controllers
By Sean S.1
Do the Intel bluetooth drivers support connecting to bluetooth controllers like the PS3 and Wii controllers?  Is there any documentation or reference doing this with an Intel bluetooth adapter?
left button mouse pad did not work
By chang-li6
I am not sure it is a hardware problem or software problem. 
Fast type cause cursor jump in keyboard
By chang-li1
This happened when I typed fast to input code in text editors of my Windows 8.1 ultrabook. How to fix this glitch?

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