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October 27 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Pocket Avatars Just Got Chattier

Chatting with your friends and family just got more fun. Intel’s Pocket Avatars app now allows you to send funny avatar messages to multiple people at one time via the group chat functionality. There are also a slew of new avatars to choose from including NCAA avatars and Halloween-oriented characters. Since its launch in the U.S. in mid-June, more than one million avatars have been downloaded, and it’s availability has expanded to more than 33 countries. Additionally, 35 new avatars have been added and the expanded library now boasts more than 75 avatars, including Halloween themed avatars such as Vlad, Dracula and even Jackie-O-Lantern. Many of the avatars are available for free; others cost just USD 99 cents for unlimited use. Today, the 3-D avatars featured in personal messages can smile big and small, blink, raise and lower eyebrows, stick out their tongue and even blow a kiss. Check out some of YouTube’s leading content creators – from Miranda Sings to Ricky Dillon – channeling their inner avatar.  Check out the Pocket Avatars infographic and this Intel blog post.

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October 27 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Pocket Avatars Just Got Chattier

Chatting with your friends and family just got more fun. Intel’s Pocket Avatars app now allows you to send funny avatar messages to multiple people at one time via the group chat functionality. There are also a slew of new avatars to choose from including NCAA avatars and Halloween-oriented characters. Since its launch in the U.S. in mid-June, more than one million avatars have been downloaded, and it’s availability has expanded to more than 33 countries. Additionally, 35 new avatars have been added and the expanded library now boasts more than 75 avatars, including Halloween themed avatars such as Vlad, Dracula and even Jackie-O-Lantern. Many of the avatars are available for free; others cost just USD 99 cents for unlimited use. Today, the 3-D avatars featured in personal messages can smile big and small, blink, raise and lower eyebrows, stick out their tongue and even blow a kiss. Check out some of YouTube’s leading content creators – from Miranda Sings to Ricky Dillon – channeling their inner avatar.  Check out the Pocket Avatars infographic and this Intel blog post.

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October 15 2014

Chip Shot: HP Introduces Stream Line Tablets Based on Intel for Holidays

HP unveiled the Stream 7 and Stream 8 tablets, two new Intel-powered tablets that will be available for the holiday season. The cloud-connected, Windows 8.1 tablets will run on Intel® Atom™ processor Z3700 series and include 1TB of Microsoft’s OneDrive storage as well as a one-year Microsoft Office 365 Personal subscription and 60 minutes of Skype credit per month. The Stream 8 tablet is equipped with 200 MB of no-contract 4G data. Unique features include a customizable Start screen, multi-user built in support and HP Connected apps that conveniently locate and bring  together digital content from multiple sources all in one place. Expected to be available for the holiday season, the 7- and 8-inch Stream tablets will be priced at $99.99 and $149.99 respectively.

September 22 2014

Chip Shot: Video/B-Roll – Intel-based Mobile Devices for Work and Play

Intel-based mobile devices have the flexibility to fit all your needs. Whether kids need a new device for the start of the school year or parents are looking for new technology for work and play, with lightning-fast processing times, portability and v…

September 22 2014

Chip Shot: Video/B-Roll – Intel-based Mobile Devices for Work and Play

Intel-based mobile devices have the flexibility to fit all your needs. Whether kids need a new device for the start of the school year or parents are looking for new technology for work and play, with lightning-fast processing times, portability and v…

September 18 2014

Chip Shot: University of Oregon and Intel Collaborate on Pocket Avatars

Calling all Ducks Football and sports fans! The University of Oregon collaborated with Intel to produce an Oregon Football branded avatar, available in Intel’s Pocket Avatar app, which can be used to communicate with Duck fans on game day or any other time. Pocket Avatars is a messaging application that offers consumers a unique and fun way to communicate via animated avatars. Duck Fans will be able to select “Speedy,” an Oregon football player avatar, from a broad selection within the Pocket Avatars app (available at the Apple or Google Play app stores) and use the character to record a personalized, 3-D video message, mirroring the users’ facial gestures and voice. Oregon fans can then send the message to friends, family and fans of the Ducks’ upcoming opponent via text, email, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, or the Pocket Avatars app itself.

September 11 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Tablet Momentum Continues, Ranked Second in Tablet Apps Processors Shipments

Strategy Analytics released a report yesterday analyzing the tablet applications processor market share in Q2 2014. According to the report, Intel is now the number two application processor vendor for tablets, ahead of other vendors such as Qualcomm,…

September 09 2014

Chip Shot: Intel’s Hermann Eul Said Best Opportunities of Mobile Are Yet to Come at IDF

During his speech at Intel Developer Forum today, Hermann Eul, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group challenged developers to use the most prominent technology in people’s hands, the mobile device, to fulfill essential needs and solve problems for people around the world, in particular for developing countries in which we expect to see the largest growth in mobile devices over the next few years.  He invited guests from a diversified background to share how to realize these opportunities.  Guests included Toby Shapshak, a well-known journalist from Africa, Kazi Huque, CEO of Grameen Intel, Neil Hand, vice president of Dell Tablet Group who highlighted the new Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet, the world’s thinnest tablet and first device that includes Intel® RealSense™ snapshot and Dr. Salil Prabhakar, president and CEO Delta ID Inc., who showed their ActiveIRIS® technology, an iris recognition technology running on an Intel® Atom™ Z3500 processor series concept phone. Hermann also provided updates on Intel technology that will help emerging markets bring their innovation to life, including SoFIA, the soon-to-be-launched integrated mobile system-on-a-chip platform for entry and value mobile devices, Intel’s second generation LTE platform, the Intel® XMM™ 7260 LTE-Advanced modem which is available now, and the Intel® XMM™ 6255 modem, the smallest stand-alone 3G modem, ideal for tiny and unconventional connected computing devices like wearables, smart meters, sensors, and industrial equipment.  Check out Hermann’s blog for more details on his speech.

September 09 2014

Chip Shot: Michael Dell Previewed World’s Thinnest Tablet at Intel Developer Forum

During Intel CEO Brain Krzanich’s keynote today at the Intel Developer Forum, Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell, previewed the upcoming Dell Venue 8 7000 Series – the first tablet with Intel® RealSense™ snapshot and the world’s thinnest tablet, measuring only 6mm in thickness. Intel RealSense snapshot is an enhanced photography solution that creates a high-definition depth map to enable measurement, refocus, and selective filters with a touch of a finger. It will introduce new capabilities and new ways of using the tablet, opening up a new creative horizon for developers to come up with apps that change how consumers engage with their photos.   For example, consumer can change the focus of a photo to different objects or foregrounds in editing.  Objects within the photo can also be measured.  The Android-based tablet is powered by the Intel® Atom™ Z3500 processor series and will be available in time for holiday.

September 08 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Delivers Server Boards and Systems for Next-gen IntelĀ® XeonĀ®

To support the next generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 family, Intel announced three new product families spanning multiple server use-cases, including server motherboards, systems, server chassis, RAID, and spares/accessory parts. T…