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Google’s release of the 64-bit Android L Developer Preview last week brings a 64-bit emulator image for Intel® architecture—the first 64-bit emulator image for any CPU architecture—and the Intel® Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (Intel® HAXM) within the L Developer Preview Software Development Kit (SDK). The addition of the 64-bit emulator image and 64-bit Intel® HAXM within the SDK provides fast Android app emulation on host machines for Intel® architecture. Developers can now write and test 64-bit software programs and applications for 64-bit Android devices and accelerate this emulation, before they do this testing on the actual hardware itself. Faster emulation speeds both development time and time-to-market. This release demonstrates Intel’s commitment to helping advance the Android ecosystem through its 64-bit heritage and innovation. Get more information on Intel and 64-bit.

Last year, computer users did one thing that enabled nearly 95% of all cybercrime incidents. What was it, you ask? They clicked a bad link: a malicious URL disguised as a good one. In conjunction with October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Intel Security is raising awareness about how consumers can identify potentially dangerous links with the #ClickSmart Challenge, available at Intel.com/ClickSmart. Partnering with YouTube* star and prankster Greg Benson, Intel Security is showcasing a brief video on the importance of being able to tell the difference between good and bad links to help consumers understand ways to keep safe both online and offline. For simple tips on how to click more safely online, visit blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/clicksmart.

Intel’s Doug Davis took the stage at GE Software’s Mind + Machines 2014 today to discuss the need to drive scale for the Internet of Things (IoT) and announced that Intel and GE* have combined the Intel® gateway platform with GE Predix software. The new combination will enable customers to manage their assets and focus their investment on developing applications that will drive business value. Davis also noted that Intel is defining a reference model as a foundation for the IoT to help drive scale. Some elements of the reference model will be integrated into products like the one announced with GE.

Today, Lenovo announced the availability of three new Intel-powered devices: the YOGA Tablet 2, YOGA 3 Pro and ThinkPad YOGA 14. The YOGA 3 Pro is a 2 in 1 based on the Intel Core M™ processor and includes an innovative watchband hinge design for easier mode change as well as an additional color option: champagne gold. The YOGA Tablet 2, based on Intel® Atom™ processors, provides lightning fast performance and long battery life with the ability to allow consumers to customize the device with their preferred operating system. The tablets are available in 8- and 10-inch size and also come with optional 4G LTE powered by the Intel® XMMTM 7160 modem. Lenovo’s ThinkPad YOGA 14, is the company’s first convertible device built specifically for small and medium businesses in North America.

Some internships consist of fetching coffee and running errands – but not at Intel. Check out this video featuring some of the amazing innovations from interns in Intel’s Collaborators project, a program designed to bring undergraduate and graduate students together to innovate new solutions for the future, and potentially create new designs, products, and services for Intel. The video features a smart bike helmet that helps detect concussions, a smart wheelchair with biometric sensors, and a Galileo-powered robot that measures soil and plant health in crops. To learn more about Intel’s college programs, visit the jobs page at jobs.intel.com.

 

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Intel's All-Star Interns: the Collaborators Project

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Alienware, manufacturer of blazing fast PCs for enthusiasts, today announced that all of its Intel® Core™ i7 processor-equipped Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 laptops will ship with factory-overclocked processors to reach speeds of up to 4.4Ghz. This helps make faster, more realistic gaming possible and will enable some of the highest-performance laptop PCs on the market. Alienware engineers really got creative and developed a new thermal solution to ensure reliable and cool operation in such a small system. Read more about these performance monsters.

Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) continues its ramp with the introduction of the first Gen5 Intel WiDi certified adapter, the Actiontec Screenbeam Mini2. This adapter is a low cost, small form factor receiver which enables a user to share entertainment, apps, games and more from a device with Intel WiDi capability to a large screen HDTV. The Actiontec Screenbeam Mini2 has a simple and easy to use UI, online setup tool adaptive to different devices and OSs, and performs to Intel WiDi performance standard. Now available at Tigerdirect.com at just $39.99, the adapter will be available at more retailers in the US and worldwide later in Q4’ 2014. Check out more information about Intel Wireless Display.

Today, Autodesk released the latest mobile version of their popular sketching and painting software, Sketchbook Mobile. This new version of Sketchbook supports Intel® Atom™ processor-based Android mobile devices. In order to give consumers the best experience on their Intel-based mobile devices, Intel and the Autodesk Consumer group have worked together for the last two years, expanding upon the two companies’ strategic collaboration on enterprise solutions like AutoCAD and graphics rendering for workstations. For more information on Sketchbook Mobile, visit Autodesk for the company’s announcement.

Today, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of the new book, The Innovators (2014), joined Intel and other industry luminaries for a forum to encourage action on data privacy in an effort to spur innovation. Isaacson was joined by Intel Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer David Hoffman in a Q&A style discussion that focused on how innovation comes to life. Isaacson noted that big data will enable the next major wave of connections between humans and technology, and that although big data is an enormous boon for society, it's also up to us to figure out how it's controlled and used for the benefit of all mankind. Get more information.

Harris Poll*: Inherent Distrust is Inhibiting Discovery and Innovation

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Survey shows device owners' lack of understanding and inherent distrust in data usage but a willingness to share data if it will aid areas such as healthcare and education.
  • Intel calls on industry to be more accountable, transparent and provide better security in product development, privacy practices and policies.
  • Personal*, Sensity*, Siemens*, TrustLayers* and others join Intel to encourage action on privacy issues.

 

 

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Oct. 8, 2014 - Intel Chief Security and Privacy Officer Malcolm Harkins described the transformative and disruptive potential of big data technologies during an Intel event in San Francisco. The data opportunity is unprecedented, and therefore presents unique challenges related to consumer trust. According to survey results released by Intel and Harris Poll, consumers have both a lack of understanding and an inherent distrust regarding how their data is used. (Photo Credit: Intel/Michael O'Donnell)

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Oct. 8, 2014 - Intel Global Privacy Officer David Hoffman (far right) sat down with (from left to right) Scott Shipman of Sensity Systems, Robert Gratchner of Siemens, Shane Green of Personal, and Danny Weitzner of TrustLayers to discuss the importance of balancing consumer privacy in order to spur technological innovation via big data. (Photo Credit: Intel/Michael O'Donnell)

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 – Today, Intel Corporation convened thought leaders in technology, healthcare, education and smart cities industries to encourage action on data privacy issues. Malcolm Harkins, vice president and chief security and privacy officer for Intel, said that the potential to unlock revolutionary discoveries is at stake, and called on the industry to be more transparent and accountable when collecting and using consumer data.

 

During his keynote, Harkins highlighted the fact that we are experiencing the greatest era for innovation opportunity in history, largely as a result of increased computing, storage, and analytics capabilities associated with big data, but this also creates significant uncertainty and concern among people. He emphasized the importance of rethinking privacy to move beyond a "check-the-box" compliance obligation driven by legal to a business function driving innovation that is staffed for privacy engineering, architecture, and operations that will lead to greater trust among consumers.

 

"Innovation will be hindered due to an underlying mistrust among people about what businesses know about them and how they're using that information," said Harkins. "If we want to spur innovation and realize the true potential of big data to solve the world's greatest challenges, technology leaders and organizations have to assume responsibility for establishing transparent business practices, designing privacy-enhancing technologies, and encouraging legislation that helps instill trust."

 

Harkins provided examples of areas where Intel is already making strides in privacy in its own operations and practices, including Intel® vProTM Technology, which helps address threat management, data protection and remote monitoring, the internal deployment of security business intelligence that enables early detection and mitigation for advanced threats, as well as the pilot deployment of sensors and analytics at an Intel plant in Malaysia. In closing, Harkins challenged the industry to be more transparent while also providing better security by establishing accountability in all aspects of the business, from producing products to instilling practices within the organization that deliver the appropriate level of security and privacy.

 

Survey: Lack of Understanding, Trust in Data Privacy
A new survey of U.S. adults, conducted online by Harris Poll* on behalf of Intel, illustrates both a lack of understanding and an inherent distrust regarding how their data is used.

 

A majority of respondents (84 percent) believe that some kind of data about them or from their devices is being collected and sold to third parties. Nearly two-thirds of device owners in the survey admit they have no idea who has access to data from their devices or how it is used. In addition, half of Americans are unable to correctly identify the definition of "anonymized" data, underscoring that consumers lack awareness of how their data can be protected.

 

When given a specific benefit to sharing their data, respondents showed a significant willingness to share if their data were anonymized. Nearly 60 percent of device owners who are parents would be open to sharing their children's anonymized educational data to improve graduation rates or school systems, and 57 percent of device owners would share health data (i.e., from fitness apps) to aid medical research as long as sensitive personal information was excluded. Millennial (ages 18-34) device owners are more inclined than their older counterparts to share their data when there is a direct benefit, but millennials also show greater concern with keeping their text messages (39 percent) and photos (31 percent) private than their health data (28 percent).

 

When considering emerging technologies, 45 percent of Americans say they are more concerned about privacy for wearable devices than they are about privacy for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Device owners show a willingness to explore privacy-related technologies, with more than half (53 percent) stating they would consider purchasing an app or service that allows them to choose what type of data their devices are automatically sharing and with which companies.

 

Industry Leaders Join the Discussion to Encourage Action
Intel was joined by Siemens*, Personal*, the creator of a virtual vault for individuals to easily and safely manage their digital information and identity; Sensity*, a developer of light sensory networks; and TrustLayers*, which develops automated data compliance tools for large data systems.

 

"As we generate more and more social value from big data, it's essential that consumer data is protected from misuse," said Daniel Weitzner, former White House deputy chief technology officer for Internet Policy, now principal research scientist at MIT* and co-founder of TrustLayers. "We can build systems today that allow confident use and analysis of personal data while providing strong transparency and accountability to detect and deter misuse. We're looking forward to being a strong voice in the next stage of the data revolution."

 

Leaders from the healthcare, education and smart cities industries joined the discussion including Privacy Analytics*, which provides risk-based data anonymization methodologies, software and services for enabling sophisticated analytics while ensuring individual privacy; Knewton*, which provides an infrastructure platform that allows others to build proficiency-based adaptive learning applications; and Streetline*, a developer of sensor-enabled mobile and web applications that make parking easier, and cities more efficient.

 

"Historically, critical data was being released in a trickle, if at all, due to privacy concerns. By addressing privacy using a defensible risk based approach, we are able to transform big data assets into useful, rich information for innovative analytics that benefit society," said Nathalie Holmes, vice president of business development and marketing at Privacy Analytics. "This can enable amazing discoveries, such as the ability to improve the treatment and care of HIV patients and developing cancer 'learning health systems' where treatment and outcome data from every previous patient are used to inform treatment options for new patients at the bedside."

 

"Data enables us to better understand how our children learn and to create a future in which every student has access to personalized learning materials that help him or her reach their learning potential. They have the power to provide valuable insight so educators can give targeted support for each student," said David Liu, chief operating officer of Knewton. "As we embark upon this journey, it's important for education companies to be transparent about and exceedingly careful with the data analyzed. Ultimately, we believe students should have control of their data."

 

"The proliferation of sensing technology in our cities opens up new opportunities to capture data from where we live, work, and play. While real-time data about everything from the availability of open parking spaces to road surface temperature to sound, light, and pollution data hold the promise of enhancing city services and improving quality of life, we as an industry must be mindful about the real privacy and security issues these new data sources expose," said Kurt Buecheler, senior vice president of Business Development and Channel Partners at Streetline, Inc.

 

To wrap up the day, Intel's global privacy officer, David Hoffman, interviewed Walter Isaacson, best-selling author of Steve Jobs (2011) and The Innovators (2014) – released yesterday. "The Innovators should be required reading for every high school student. The book provides a roadmap for how to combine science and the humanities to solve the world's largest challenges," said Hoffman. "Big data will play a critical role in the next step in the evolution of computing. Whether big data is successful in solving those challenges will largely depend on whether we get the privacy issues right."

 

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Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Intel from September 17-19, 2014 among 2,018 adults ages 18 and older, among which 1,973 own a smartphone, tablet and/or personal computer. This online survey was not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error could be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Krystal Temple in Intel PR.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

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Judging Panel Includes Best Buy President and CEO, LVMH Chairman of North America, Nike+ Vice President and General Manager, Rebecca Minkoff CEO, SMS Audio President, and Tennis Ace Venus Williams

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2014 – Six industry luminaires in fields from fashion and design to fitness and retail are joining Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as judges in the Intel "Make It Wearable" challenge, helping to shape the future of wearable technology. On Nov. 3, they will select three winners who will be awarded a total of US$800,000.

 

Judges include Best Buy* President and CEO Hubert Joly, Chairman of North America for LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A.* Pauline Brown, Nike+* Vice President and General Manager for Digital Sport Stefan Olander, Rebecca Minkoff* Co-Founder and CEO Uri Minkoff, SMS Audio* President Brian Nohe, and  tennis ace Venus Williams.

 

To accelerate innovation in the wearables space, Intel is bringing together great minds outside of the technology industry to provide their distinct perspectives and help push the creative envelope around design, aesthetics and functionality. With expertise in design, fashion, fitness, retail and user experience, the judges provide unique insights for the finalists in marrying design and aesthetics with function and form.

 

"We selected judges for the 'Make it Wearable' panel that also see unlimited potential for fashionable, personal expression in wearables and are excited for wearable creations that best marry form and function," said Krzanich. "Wearables are in their infancy. Collaboration between entrepreneurs and experts in technology, design, retail, fashion and fitness will be necessary for the development of wearables that solve real problems, integrate into lifestyles and that people will love."

 

With thousands of submissions, the "Make it Wearable" challenge engaged creative thinkers, inspired ideas to evolve personal computing, and spurred innovation and creativity in the development of wearable devices.

 

The ten finalists hailing from China, Europe, Latin America and the United States will present to the esteemed panel and will be judged on concept, feasibility, market demand and human impact. They are competing for a first place prize of US$500,000, a second place prize of US$200,000 and a third place prize of US$100,000.

 

The ten final concepts, all powered by Intel® Edison, include a wearable camera that flies, bionic mattress for babies in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), first-person broadcast system for professional athletes, low-cost robotic hand, sports necklace for athletes, bracelet that manages body temperature, wearable device designed for skiers, baby guard for expecting mothers and infants, hand-worn production tool, and smart watch with interchangeable hardware.

 

The ten finalists are perfecting their final creations for presentation to the judges with help from expert mentors that include industry thought leaders, strategists and technologists such as Canva* Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur and author Steve Blank, Indiegogo* Associate Director of Design & Technology Ben Bateman, Frog Design* Global Vice President of Innovation Strategy Theo Forbarth, and Wearable Technologies* Founder and CEO Christian Stammel.

 

For more information, news and photos go to makeit.intel.com.

 

 

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About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Intel has partnered with Citrix to enable a seamless enterprise experience when remotely accessing Windows apps and desktops from Chrome using the Citrix Receiver application. Intel and Citrix will continue to work together to optimize the Citrix Receiver for Chrome on Intel® Architecture and collaborate on API development. Intel also pushes continuous optimizations to the upstream open source community and maintains its collaboration with Google, having launched six generations of Chromebooks. Additionally, the latest and most powerful Chrome devices based on Intel’s 22 nm client microarchitecture have been validated and are Citrix Ready to support the business needs of an enterprise. Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 work great on Intel Architecture, and are accessible from the new Citrix Receiver for Chrome app.

We take feedback from customers seriously. For the time being, Intel has decided not to continue with our current ad campaign on the gaming site Gamasutra. However, we recognize that our action inadvertently created a perception that we are somehow taking sides in an increasingly bitter debate in the gaming community. That was not our intent, and that is not the case. When it comes to our support of equality and women, we want to be very clear: Intel believes men and women should be treated the same. And, diversity is an integral part of our corporate strategy and vision with commitments to improve the diversity of our workforce. And while we respect the right of individuals to have their personal beliefs and values, Intel does not support any organization or movement that discriminates against women. We apologize and we are deeply sorry if we offended anyone.

The highly anticipated hudl2 tablet from Tesco launched today in London, boasting an Intel® Atom™ Z3700 series processor up to 1.83GHz . Delivering higher performance at ultra-low power, the new device offers lightning fast web browsing, easy photo editing and faster online video streaming. Available in 8 different colors with a bigger crystal-clear 8.3inch full HD screen and Dolby optimized audio, hudl2 offers the ultimate entertainment experience. The tablet runs on Android Kitkat 4.42, so users can also enjoy access to over one million Google apps. hudl2 goes on sale in over 800 Tesco stores and at www.tesco.com on October 9th.

During his keynote today at Oracle OpenWorld’s JavaOne, Michael Greene, vice president of Intel's Software and Services Group and general manager of the System Technologies and Optimization division, announced that Intel is joining the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) community to further its collaboration on open source implementation of Java. Intel is broadening its work with Oracle by extending its open source Java contribution. Intel’s involvement in the OpenJDK community will result in more expansive engagement with Java that includes contributing math library functions to boost big data analytics performance for machine learning. Learn more about the OpenJDK community.

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