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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

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 OpeningCeremony.us and Barneys.com.

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 Openingceremony.us and Barneys.com.

“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.”

MICA PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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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, Barneys.com, as well as 21 other stores and outlets across the United States. For more information about Barneys New York, please visit www.Barneys.com 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 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.

**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

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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…

November 13 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Report – ‘Making’ Builds Girls’ Interest in Technology

Intel produced a new global report called “MakeHers: Engaging Girls and Women in Technology through Making, Creating and Inventing,” which indicates that girls and women involved with “making,” designing and creating with electronic tools may build stronger interest and skills in computer science and engineering.

Intel MakeHers Infographic

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November 13 2014

New Intel Report Finds ‘Making’ Can Engage Girls in Computer Science and Engineering, Potentially Reducing Tech Gender Gap

Global Report: Community, Mentorship, Parent Engagement Are Crucial to Girls’ Participation in Making


NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Intel-produced report indicates “making” can increase interest and engagement in computer science and engineering among girls and women, potentially reducing the tech gender gap.
  • One in 4 U.S. tweens and teens have made things with technology in the past year, and 7 in 10 would like to learn to make something with electronics.
  • Report reflects Intel’s commitment to increase access to and interest in computer science and engineering, especially among girls, women and underrepresented minorities.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 – A new global report produced by Intel Corporation indicates that girls and women involved with “making,” designing and creating things with electronic tools, may build stronger interest and skills in computer science and engineering – which could potentially reduce the growing gender gap in these fields.

With 16 million makers in the United States alone, the maker movement – a wave of tech-inspired, do-it-yourself innovation – is extensive and rapidly expanding. Unfortunately, so is the gender gap in computer science and engineering graduates. Intel’s report, “MakeHers: Engaging Girls and Women in Technology through Making, Creating and Inventing,” explores how maker activities can serve as a gateway to computer science and engineering for girls and women, and it identifies ways to better engage girls and women in making in order to increase female representation in these fields.

“Intel believes that making brings ideas to life and spurs innovation, and we want to ensure that girls and women take part in this movement,” said Aysegul Ildeniz, vice president of the New Devices Group and general manager of Strategy and Business Development at Intel. “This report provides key insights on how to better engage girls and women in computer science and engineering and help them access opportunities to invent and create the future.”

The “MakeHers” report, created in consultation with experts including the Girl Scouts* and the Maker Education Initiative*, reflects Intel’s commitment to increase access to and interest in computer science and engineering, especially among girls, women and underrepresented minorities.

“With its groundbreaking new report, Intel is demonstrating how the maker movement has helped turn a generation of tech-savvy girls – nearly all of whom grew up in the digital age – into the leaders and entrepreneurs of the economy of tomorrow,” said Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Key global findings1 from Intel’s “MakeHers” report include:

In the U.S., Making Is Already Popular with Tweens and Teens – Both Girls and Boys

  • Girls and boys in the United States are equally likely to be “tech makers”: 1 in 4 tweens and teens have made things with technology during the past year, and 7 in 10 would like to learn to make something with electronics.

Making and Inventing Provides Multiple Entry Points to Engage and Interest Girls and Women in Computer Science and Engineering

  • Girls and women who make, design and create things with electronic tools may build stronger interest and skills in computer science and engineering.
  • Female makers come to making through multiple pathways that include arts, design, crafting and textiles.
  • Making can help girls and women learn new content and technologies and provide an avenue for them to engage in scientific and engineering problems that align with their interests.

Girls and Women Face Constraints to Participating in Making

  • Female and male makers face similar challenges to making, such as lack of money, information and access to tools and materials. However, female makers experience additional challenges:
    • 1 in 3 female makers say lack of mentorship is a challenge.
    • 1 in 6 have been excluded from making because of their gender.
    • 1 in 6 face cultural biases about the appropriateness of women in making.
    • 1 in 14 don’t feel safe going to the places where maker activities are held.

Key Recommendations to Engage Girls and Women in Making

  • Build more girls- and women-inclusive maker environments in public places, such as libraries and schools.
  • Design makerspaces that enable open-ended investigation of projects meaningful to girls and women.
  • Develop initiatives that give girls more access to makers their own age and female mentors.
  • Encourage parents to “embrace the mess” and engage in making with their children.
  • Align making activities, such as coding and making hardware, with current trends and personal interests to attract girls.
  • Include facilitators in makerspaces to create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for girls and women.

The report’s findings were drawn from three online surveys2 conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Intel. Intel also conducted interviews with leading U.S. experts on STEM, girls and STEM, and the maker movement, as well as interviews and participant observation in makerspaces in the United States.

Intel supports the maker movement to encourage innovation and introduce young makers to computer science and engineering beyond the traditional classroom setting. In October 2013, Intel announced a large-scale donation of 50,000 Intel® Galileo development boards to universities worldwide. Intel is also a founding sponsor of the Maker Education Initiative along with Maker Media*, Pixar* and Cognizant*, and its Start Making!* program, which aims to build creative confidence and excitement with children for STEM education.

Intel also sponsors several global initiatives focused on education and women, such as the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network and the Intel Global Girls and Women Initiative. More information about the report findings and Intel’s work with the maker community can be found at www.intel.com/newsroom/makers and on Twitter.

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Intel MakeHers Infographic

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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.


1 Data derived from three online surveys conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Intel. Refer to the methodology statement near the end of this release for more details.

2 Included a survey of 1,213 U.S. youths between 8-18-years-old – 627 girls and 586 boys – conducted from April 14-24, 2014 via Harris Poll’s Youth Query omnibus project; a survey of 2,051 U.S. adults aged 18 and up, including 440 parents/legal guardians of children under the age of 18 who live in their household, conducted from April 15-17, 2014; and a survey of 963 adult makers in the United States, China and Mexico comprised of 347 residents of the United States, including 106 women; 306 residents of China, including 152 women; and 310 residents of Mexico, including 137 women – conducted from April 10- May 5, 2014. Survey participants were recruited from a variety of sources, including the Harris Poll Online Panel, banner ads on websites frequented by those who use electronic tools to create things, referrals from leaders of various maker online communities and forums, and subscribers to MAKE Magazine.

November 12 2014

Chip Shot: Intel Named to Aon Hewitt’s Top Companies for Leaders List

Intel was named No. 8 in North America and No. 12 globally on the Top Companies for Leaders list by Aon Hewitt. One of the most comprehensive studies of talent management and leadership around the globe, the list takes into account criteria that inclu…