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Images define who we are. They play a major role in our communication and our memories – from the places we visit, to the people we know, to the things that inspire us. Together, these images represent our unique Visual Life. Facebookers in Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Southern Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the UK and the United States now have a chance to name the most visually stunning place in the world.  In return, participants could win a fantastic prize including a laptop powered by the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor. With its combination of smart performance and stunning visuals, it is the engine for expressing and sharing your visual life.

School’s out! On a playdate, kids can play these fun games on their netbooks to fill those dog days of summer. In Farm Frenzy 3, feed the hard-working space walkers three squares a day. Help the bees collect enough nectar to feed the hive by matching colorful flowers to colorful bees in Sugar Buzz. While Julius! FunKit has a variety of activities designed for children ages 2-5 from making pirate puppets to creating a sticker wonderland to going on a puzzle picnic.

Today Intel showcased its latest cloud technologies with “the world’s smallest cloud data center” demonstration tool. Pint-sized but potent, the ‘Cloud-in-a-Box’ system packs a punch with innovations to help build secure, efficient clouds. Powered by Intel® Xeon® processors and driven by simplification, virtualization, security and open standards, it was demoed today in Australia. Next stops: Taiwan, Korea and India. Learn how Intel is bringing the promise of cloud to reality with its Cloud 2015 Vision. View the Intel in the Cloud press kit for more information.

Intel Labs released two new open source software packages: a distributed scene graph package to increase the maximum number of participants in 3-D Web applications, such as virtual worlds, by more than 20 times, and an advanced offline ray tracing package to accelerate the rendering of photorealistic images on Intel-based systems by 100 percent.

Now that school is out, use the summer time to cultivate your child’s creative side while learning. For children ages 3 to 6, Leah’s Farm Paint and Play app on Intel AppUpSM center gives your children free reign to color 23 farm pictures. The app also features 10 farm jigsaw puzzles to solve and uses a professional voiceover to speak the names of the farm pictures and colors to reinforce learning. Glow lets you and your child create beautiful “glowing” art. Check out Intel AppUp for more apps for your young aspiring artist.

Based on the Intel® Atom™ processor, Deutsche Telekom announced an M2M Toolkit which will offer developers a set of new tools that will make it easier to build M2M applications in a wide variety of products, ranging from an intelligent blood meter to a complete smart home solution. Developers will be able to easily design wireless M2M solutions on 3G, WiFi, or Zigbee with a “Smart Service Developer Kit.” Get more information on the M2M Toolkit.

Intel today announced the availability of a new on-site repair service for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Intel® On-Site Repair for Servers is offered through resellers to customers with Intel server systems. SMB customers who do not have their own IT support will be able to secure a three-year contract that provides 24x7 telephone technical support, next business day on-site repair or replacement and complete backing from Intel. The service will initially be available in the United States. Read more about Intel On-Site Repair for Servers.

Best Buy Canada and Datavision have joined forces with Intel to give people free copies of some of the hottest gaming apps of today. New users who download and register for the Intel AppUpSM center through Best Buy Canada before July 5th will receive a copy of Fruit Ninja for the PC. If you prefer launching birds with a slingshot over slicing fruit, a free copy of Angry Birds for the PC will be given to new customers that download and register for the Intel AppUp center through Datavision before July 5th.

Today in Zhengzhou, China, Intel and Huizhou Foryou General Electronics signed a strategic cooperation agreement, created to enable the joint development of next generation In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems based on the Intel® Atom™ processor. These systems will feature leading intelligent applications such as voice control, 3D real-time GPS navigation and Internet access, and support for concurrent applications on multiple screens. The partnership with Foryou demonstrates Intel’s commitment to working closely with the automotive industry ecosystem to meet the needs of today’s auto consumers’ digital lifestyle. Leading technologies from Intel enable a more intelligent, connected IVI experience, utilizing the Intel Atom processor and rich software support. Foryou IVI products based on the Intel Atom processor will target both aftermarket and before-market applications.

R&D Magazine today announced that the 2010 Intel® Core™ processor family has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 R&D 100 Awards, an industry standard of excellence for almost 50 years. The 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards  salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced during the past year. For industry leaders, government labs, and academic institutions, these prestigious awards have proven vital for gauging success of a company’s product commercialization. Building on the integration and smart performance, including Intel® Turbo Boost Technology for laptops, desktops and embedded devices in the 2010 Intel Core processors, the 2nd generation Intel Core processor family launched in January, also offers the first "visibly smart" microarchitecture to combine visual and 3-D graphics technology with performance-leading microprocessors on a single chip.

Intel Capital has signed an agreement to invest $5M in JSE Listed Allied Technologies Limited (Altech), Intel Capital’s first investment in South Africa. This deal is a milestone for Intel Capital, representing the 50th country the globally-focused group has invested in. The commercial investment agreement, subject to Altech shareholder approval, is part of a strategic collaboration between Intel and Altech to help bring broadband services to millions of people in Africa. It complements Intel’s focus in sub-Saharan Africa, which already includes education and corporate social initiatives such as training over 150,000 teachers on computer skills and the integration of ICT teaching and learning in the classroom. View the press release.

Today at the Consumer Electronics Association’s CE Week in New York City, Intel ethnographer and director of research and planning for the Education Markets Platform Group, Dr. Wayne Grant, joined several internet safety experts on stage during the NYC Internet Safety Symposium 3.0. Wayne spoke about how technologies, like the Intel®-powered classmate PC, and solutions in the Intel® Learning Series can help keep children safe.

One of the most commented on features of The Museum of Me is its ethereal soundtrack, created Japanese artist, Takagi Masakatsu. What you may not know is that, in a sense, the piece represents Masakatsu's own Museum of Me. After being briefed on the project Masakatsu asked his fans to send in recordings of their own voices for the composition. In all, he received around 400 submissions and used them to create certain parts of the piece. Nijiko, The Museum of Me mix, has recently been released on iTunes.

Hi-ya! In Intel AppUpSM center’s Fruit Ninja app, swipe away across the screen to deliciously slash and splatter fruit like a true ninja warrior. Be careful of bombs – they are explosive to touch and will put a swift end to your juicy adventure. For a limited time, new users who register for the Intel AppUp center will get the Fruit Ninja app for free. Not in the mood for some fruit slashing? Go for more simple puzzle games like Alchemy Classic or Cogs Go.

Tune in for MashUp Radio this Friday, June 24th from 12:00-12:30 p.m. PT to hear tech devotees Peter Biddle and Engadget’s Tim Stevens share their stories from this week’s CEWeek in New York. Tim is the top-dog and Editor in Chief at Engadget, the consumer’s Bible for all things electronics. He and Peter will discuss their favorite moments from the week’s shows, as well as the best products and industry trends.

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