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January 22 2015

Chip Shot: Looking for a New PC? It’s Time to Buy!

It’s never been a more exciting time to buy a new PC! Intel recently announced its 5th Gen Intel® Core™ processors that offer great PC and graphics performance, enable even longer battery life, and will power more natural and immersive experiences driven by capabilities like Intel® RealSense™ 3D camera, Voice Assistant, TrueKey, Intel® Wireless Docking (WiGig) and Intel® Wireless Display. Microsoft announced yesterday that customers can upgrade for free to Windows 10 for up to a year after Windows 10 is released, so there is no need to wait. For business users, the Microsoft Surface Hub, powered by 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors, is a new, complete, large-screen device with integrated computing to help teams in the workplace share, ideate and create together.

January 15 2015

Chip Shot: Latest Intel Graphics Drivers Enhanced for 4th gen and 5th gen Core Processors

Intel released a new driver with support for Intel 5th Generation Intel Core processors with HD Graphics 5500, HD Graphics 6000, and Iris Graphics 6100 and key enhancements for Intel 4th Generation Intel Core Processors. Benefits of updating to this d…

January 06 2015

Chip Shot: Dell Announces New Intel-powered 2 in 1s, Laptops, Tablets and All-in-Ones at CES 2015

Today Dell announced an array of both new and refreshed devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas including 2 in 1s, laptops, tablets and all-in-ones. The Dell XPS 13 and 15 2 in 1s and the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 and 7000 Series laptops are all powered by the just-released 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. The Dell XPS 13 is the world’s smallest 13-inch laptop, featuring the first virtually borderless infinity display, powerful performance and up to 15 hours of battery life. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop and the Inspiron 23 All-in-One desktop will launch with Intel® RealSense™ 3D Camera Front F200 technology. Dell also debuted Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops, powered by Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processors. The laptops are 20 percent thinner than their predecessors and make overclocking possible so users can experience exceptional gaming performance. The much-anticipated Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet, powered by an Intel® Atom™ Z3500 series processor with Intel RealSense Snapshot was selected as 2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Honoree and is now available for purchase on and select Best Buy stores.

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December 17 2014

Chip Shot: IntelĀ® Easy Migration App Makes File Transfers to Chromebooks a Breeze

Intel today launched Intel® Easy Migration, an app for first time Chromebook users that allows for seamless transfer of data and files onto Intel-based Chromebooks. The app, available on iOS, Android and Windows operating systems, helps transfers …

December 04 2014

Chip Shot: Katy Perry Joins Pocket Avatars by Intel

Katy Perry and Intel announced that the pop icon will join the latest trend in video messaging, with the launch of her first 3-D messaging avatar. Katy’s custom created avatar will be available exclusively in Pocket Avatars by Intel. Pocket Avatars by…

December 04 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Earns High Score on 2014 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index

Intel furthered its commitment to diversity and inclusion by participating in the 2014 Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Corporate Inclusion Index (HACR CII), a research initiative that measures diversity and Hispanic inclusion in cor…

November 19 2014

Chip Shot: World’s First Crowdsourced Tablet Launched Today from Jolla, Powered by Intel

Press-single_tablet_hand_multitasking.jpgThe Finnish mobile company Jolla today introduced its first tablet based on Intel technology. Jolla tablet will be the world’s first crowdsourced tablet project on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, offering its customers the opportunity to participate in the development of the tablet.  The new tablet is based on the Intel® Atom™ processor 3700 Series, running on the company’s independent operating system Sailfish, providing multitasking experience with Android application compatibility. Users can now contribute to this Jolla Tablet project through the Indiegogo campaign starting at $189 for the first contributors in all European Union countries, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong and Russia. Jolla Tablet shipments are expected to start in the second quarter of 2015.

November 17 2014

Opening Ceremony, Intel Take Wraps off Capabilities for MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory

MICA displaying SMS

MICA displaying SMS

MICA displaying Near Me feature powered by Yelp

MICA displaying Near Me feature powered by Yelp


  • MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, designed by Opening Ceremony, engineered by Intel, connects fashion-forward women to text messages, Google** and Facebook* notifications, and local business recommendations powered by Yelp* and TomTom*.
  • An intelligent bracelet composed of precious gems and Ayers snakeskin, MICA will retail for $495, which includes two years of AT&T* wireless data service provided by Intel.
  • MICA will be available by early December exclusively in the U.S. at Opening Ceremony New York and Los Angeles, select Barneys New York locations, and online at and

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2014 – Opening Ceremony and Intel today took the wraps off the complete features of MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, the smart and fashionable luxury accessory that truly redefines the concept of wearable technology. MICA is a beautiful and intelligent bracelet that provides today’s highly connected woman with access to text messages, Yelp, Gmail** notifications, Facebook events and Google Calendar** through discreet notifications delivered directly to the wrist.

The feminine communications accessory will be available by early December in the United States and will retail exclusively at Opening Ceremony New York and Los Angeles, select Barneys New York locations, and online at and

“Our pioneering collaboration with Opening Ceremony and the introduction of this category-defining smart jewelry piece advances wearable technology as a distinctively stylish accessory that places importance on both aesthetics and functionality,” said Ayse Ildeniz, vice president and general manager for business development and strategy, New Devices Group at Intel Corporation. “MICA captures Intel’s philosophy that technology should enhance jewelry in order to make wearable technology truly ‘wantable,’ in addition to seamless and productive.”

“Today’s modern woman maintains selectivity and exclusivity when choosing accessories, and MICA embodies a beautifully unique statement piece,” said Humberto Leon, co-founder and creative director, Opening Ceremony. “The wearable space is an exciting, rapidly expanding category, and it has been a thrill to be involved in the convergence of fashion and technology through this collaboration with Intel.”

“Mobile technology really guides everything we do. The issue for many consumers on wearable technology lies in the fact that the devices typically are not attractive and are often times cumbersome,” said Daniella Vitale, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president, Barneys New York. “Opening Ceremony founders Carol and Humberto, along with Intel, had the prescience to create something functional but also beautiful and chic. We are excited to be the first on something that mirrors the Barneys strategy of a beautiful, exclusive and unique product!”

“MICA acts as an extension of a customer’s smartphone, for those times when it’s not convenient to carry with you,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T. “It allows customers to receive texts and email notifications so that they can stay connected, while still wearing a fashionable jewelry piece to almost any occasion.”


Reflecting market research garnered from the Opening Ceremony community and influencers in the industry, Opening Ceremony and Intel developed the design, features and purpose of the MICA bracelet for the woman who is always on the go and enjoys being socially connected, and who has a deep appreciation for fashion. Via a touch-screen sapphire display, wearers can easily view content. Vibration-based alerts, a curated VIP contact list and customizable quick replies deliver notifications directly to the wrist – eliminating the need to fumble through a handbag or interrupt a meeting or event.

  • Messaging: MICA provides access to text messages and notifications of incoming mails from “important contacts” as designated in Gmail. Users can dismiss notifications from the device and respond with customizable quick replies.
  • Calendar and Event Notifications: MICA displays Google Calendar and Facebook event notifications while enabling users to accept or reject appointments.
  • Personal Concierge: MICA offers intelligent reminders, “Time to Go” (TTG), powered by TomTom and Intel, that dynamically adjust based on location to account for the time required to get to the next appointment. MICA also provides users with access to Yelp local search, which includes business ratings and reviews. MICA wearers can use Yelp to locate restaurants, shops and other local businesses nearby.
  • Priority Notifications: Users can curate a VIP contact list that filters notifications and text messages. Vibration-based alerts discreetly alert the wearer to incoming alerts.
  • Design: Elevating the appearance of traditional wearable devices, MICA’s cutting-edge design is constructed of premium finishes and 18K gold coating with a curved sapphire glass touch screen display. One style features black water snake skin, pearls from China and lapis stones from Madagascar, while the other style features white water snake skin, tiger’s eye from South Africa and obsidian from Russia.
  • Configuration and Security: The bracelet provides remote access and locking, the ability to locate the device, and configuration capabilities via a Web-based portal.
  • Two-Year AT&T Data Service Paid by Intel: MICA is connected by AT&T and includes a two-year wireless service plan provided by Intel in the price of the bracelet.

Pricing, Availability and Additional Product Information

  • Up to two days of battery life
  • Micro-USB charging
  • Available for sale only in the United States for $495


About Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony, a multifaceted international retailer and fashion brand, was founded in September 2002 in New York by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon— with the idea of bringing their love of travel and fashion to a concept boutique. The company has grown to encompass several retail outlets in New York, Los Angeles, London and Tokyo, and the Opening Ceremony ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear collections for men and women. Opening Ceremony has also become known for its myriad of innovative collaborations, including with style icon Chloë Sevigny and filmmaker Spike Jonze. The company operates a wholesale showroom in New York representing over 20 international and domestic brands.

About Barneys New York
BARNEYS NEW YORK (Barneys) is a luxury specialty retailer renowned for having the most discerning edit from the world’s top designers, including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home. Barneys’ signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. Founded as a men’s retailer in 1923 in downtown Manhattan, it became an international arbiter of high style for both women and men in the 1970s, renowned for discovering and developing new and innovative design talent. Today, Barneys New York operates flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Scottsdale along with a preeminent luxury online store,, as well as 21 other stores and outlets across the United States. For more information about Barneys New York, please visit and explore its luxury content site, The Window, for an insider’s look into the Barneys world: a behind-the-scenes visit with exciting designers, fashion, events, and the Barneys team.

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 and, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at

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.

**Google, Gmail and Google Calendar are trademarks of Google Inc.

November 14 2014

Chip Shot: Intel-powered E FUN 8-Inch Nextbook Available on Black Friday for $99


E FUN has released the 8-inch Nextbook, the company’s second Windows* tablet based on the Intel® Atom™ processor. The device will hit Walmart stores on Black Friday and will retail for $99. Powered by Intel, the device offers the power, performance and battery life to meet the needs of ultra-mobile, constantly connected consumers with a very attractive pricepoint. The device comes equipped with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal, 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage and 16GB of internal storage. The 8-inch Nextbook available through Walmart also includes a bonus 16GB microSD memory card, which doubles the unit’s storage capacity. As the holidays rapidly approach, Intel is powering a wide variety of affordable, high performance tablets that are ideal for just about anyone’s needs.

November 13 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Boosts Cloud Processing Power for Amazon Web Services

Today at Amazon’s re:Invent conference, Intel announced a customized Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processor designed for their unique use case to deliver the best performance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers using the new C4 instance. Get more in…