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Today Google unveiled Lollipop, their latest Android offering, and Nexus Player, the first device running Android TV.  Intel worked closely with Google on both projects offerings. Intel helped advance the features within Lollipop, including 64-bit support and the new Android Runtime which provides dramatic experiential benefits to users. Nexus Player is powered by the 22nm, quad core, 64-bit enabled Intel® Atom™ processor (Moorefield) and delivers both speedy performance and a smooth and responsive experience. Check out this blog to see what Intel’s Doug Fisher has to say about the news.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will open the company’s annual technical conference next Tuesday with a keynote that will be webcast live. Krzanich and other executives are expected to highlight for developers how the company is enabling new market segments where everything is smart and connected. Developers will see a revamped conference that showcases content related to the Internet of Things and wearables, in addition to mobile, data center and PC technology. Intel expects more than 4,500 attendees during the three day event.

The new movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is the first that was developed using a new animation platform created by DreamWorks Animation*.Intel worked extensively with DreamWorks on two elements of that platform, PrEMO and Torch. The two tools are built-from-the-ground-up animation and lighting applications that give animators instantaneous feedback on changes made to a scene. These tools were built to ensure all aspects of the hardware and software were optimized to take advantage of the power of each core in Intel’s processors. Want to learn more? Check out the details.

The tablet revolution continues. People have more choices than ever when it comes to tablets that address specific needs. LAPTOP Magazine pulled together a list of the top 10 tablets presently on the market, and Intel processors power half of them. With a choice of operating system, size and features, Intel-based tablets provide all the power, agility and speed needed.

Intel today provided more details on the company’s efforts to accelerate support of the Chrome* and Android* operating systems. There will be more than 80 Intel tablets running Android and 20 Chrome OS designs in market or coming later this year. Intel has been an industry leader in 64-bit - its latest Intel® Atom™ processors are all 64-bit enabled and ready to support the a 64-bit Android as soon as it becomes available. Intel is also working to make Android and Chrome OS application development easier by providing a number of tools and resources that ease the development process.  At Google I/O yesterday, Google announced Android TV, an exciting new interactive home entertainment platform that Intel is supporting Google in bringing to market.  Intel will also fully support Google’s additional security features in the Android L release.

At Mobile World Congress 2014, AirWatch and Citrix became the latest companies to support Intel® Device Protection Technology (Intel® DPT). Intel DPT includes both security and manageability extensions for Android. The security extensions are implemented at the kernel level to allow trusted security solutions to help secure devices and proactively block malware delivered through malicious applications and websites. The manageability extensions provide IT increased levels of control because it separates personal information from corporate data, helping protect against data leakage while safeguarding personal content on the device.

At IDF in September 2013, Intel announced it was working with key partners to bring 64-bit enterprise tablets to market. Last night at Mobile World Congress, HP introduced the first 64-bit Intel® Atom™ processor-based tablets, the HP ElitePad 1000 and the HP ProPad 600. Based on the 22nm Intel Atom processor Z3000 series, the 64-bit capability in these two new Windows* tablets allows IT departments to deliver enterprise-class applications and security across Windows PCs and tablets – speeding deployment and reducing total cost of ownership. The HP ElitePad is expected to be available in March for a starting price of $739. The HP ProPad is expected to be available in April. Pricing will be set closer to availability. Visit the Intel at Mobile World Congress press kit for more information.

From smart earbuds, Intel® RealSense™ technology, a smart baby onesie and an SD card-sized computer to traditional devices like tablets, 2 in 1s, and all-in-ones, Intel won 9 awards at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In addition, its OEM partners picked up over 20 wins for products powered by 4th generation Intel® Core™ and the latest 22nm 64-bit enabled Intel® Atom™ 3000 processors. The new Intel® Edison, a tiny, ultra-power-efficient computing platform the size of an SD card, won several awards including 2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards, PC Pro's Best of CES 2014, and Best Enabling Technology at CES 2014 by Gotta Be Mobile. The smart baby onesie from Rest Devices that can monitor and transmit important data of the baby powered by Intel® Edison won Best Kid-Friendly Product in Engadget's Best of CES 2014. And the Intel smart earbuds was named one of Wired’s Top 10 Gadgets at CES. As CEO Brian Krzanich said in his opening keynote address, Intel wants to “make everything smart.”

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Today Intel unveiled that Fuhu’s new Android*-based DreamTab* tablet is powered by the new 64-bit enabled Intel® Atom™ Z3740 processor (“Bay Trail”). Designed to deliver fun educational and entertainment experiences that transform the way kids learn, play and grow through technology, the new tablets will be available starting in June 2014. The DreamTab will offer lightning-fast performance, powerful graphics capabilities, long battery life, and rich, immersive educational and entertainment experiences. Combined with a new operating system layer on Android, it will be a powerful tablet that includes advances in stylus, touch-screen and NFC technologies. Get a first-hand look at the device and to hear comments from Fuhu’s CEO. Check out the press release to learn more.

Service providers continue to innovate to bring consumers new features and visually based user interfaces on Intel powered set-top boxes. Futarque and Videon Central, media software developers, have announced their latest support of the Intel® Media Server Reference Design (MSRD), a design kit based on the Intel® Atom™ processor CE5300 that allows OEMs and system integrators to quickly develop Intel-based set-top boxes and media servers. Learn more at http://www.futarque.com/news and http://www.videon-central.com/news-events.

Applebee's is introducing 100,000 E la Carte Presto devices at its 1,860 U.S. restaurants - every table of every domestic restaurant - by the end of 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)Applebee’s yesterday announced that the company will deploy 100,000 E la Carte Presto tablets on every table and multiple bar positions at more than 1,800 Applebee’s® restaurants in the United States by the end of next year. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor, these rugged tablets feature all-day battery, an illuminated credit card reader, and are designed to withstand the spills and bumps of a restaurant environment. The Presto tablet is equipped with the latest in technology, including Bluetooth, cameras and NFC (near field communication) chips to transition to opportunities for mobile wallet and mobile phone interaction and more. According to Applebee’s, the tablets will let guests pay at their table, add additional drinks, desserts and other menu items to their order, and allow them to play a selection of games. During the next 18 months, the company said it intends to add video streaming, music, additional games, social media interaction, sharing, gift card sales, and more.

Looking for a deal on tablets, 2 in 1 devices or laptops this season? You aren't alone. The CEA predicts that 9 in 10 consumers will give electronics as a holiday gift this year. Learn more about the hot devices and then check out the best deals.

Laptop Magazine named the new 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3000 Series SoC (code named Bay Trail) its 2013 Game Changer Award Winner. As the publication wrote, “Made with the same 22-nanometer manufacturing process as Intel’s 4th generation Core series, Bay Trail processors offer plenty of power for real productivity, media playback and casual gaming. Yet because of their low-power design — and Intel’s aggressive pricing — quad-core Bay Trail CPUs appear in a new-generation of budget-minded Windows tablets.” Several tablets based on this award winning design are available this holiday season. Check them out here.

Thanks to Intel, technology just got a whole lot sweeter this holiday season. There are computing devices with Intel Inside® to match every appetite and pocket book – from traditional laptops and tablets, to 2 in 1s and portable all-in-ones, there’s a lot to choose from (and salivate over). The 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors enable cool, sleek designs that deliver a PC and tablet experience in one device. These systems deliver a 50 percent improvement in battery life, which translates to over 9 hours in some systems. The recently announced Intel® Atom™ processors (Bay Trail) deliver Intel-level performance to tablets and 2 in 1 devices so you can do anything on the go – from watching a movie to editing a PowerPoint presentation. They boast all-day battery life, weeks of standby and come in thin and light designs. Check out the latest Intel-powered tech eye candy.

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers today announced that Intel joined their Standards Program’s Sustainability Management Subcommittee. As part of that group, Intel will help drive solutions to reduce energy consumption and costs, increase service availability, extend equipment service life and optimize the use of available power within cable networks and related operational facilities. Get more information.

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