Sunday, March 20, 2016

Intel Introduces New Technology-Enabled Experiences

New Intel technologies deliver amazing experiences across daily life,
across a wide array of society including education

I am no techie but I was in awe when I attended Intel's event where they showcased all those new technologies that can change the future of everything in our world. Only Intel can think of that. Amazing!

Intel Philippines unveiled a series of new devices and technologies that will transform the way technology is consumed in the Philippines and deliver a new technology-enabled experience.

Innovations showcased in Philippines for the first time include the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors that power a broad range of computing form factors, as well as the Intel® Curie™ module which provides real-time sensor data and will enable consumers to experience technology like never before.

“Technology adoption within the local community is rising, with over 46% of the population now connected online1. At Intel, we are proud to be at the heart of this increasingly connected society as we help create new possibilities and innovations to empower Filipinos in realizing their potential and capabilities through our technology,” said Calum Chisholm, Country Manager, Intel Philippines.

Intel Philippines Country Manager Calum Chisholm (3rd from left) and FELTA Multi-Media President and CEO Mylene Abiva (Center) with Intel Philippines team at the Intel PH 2016 Kickstar event.

Intel’s Best Processors Ever

The rapid growth in technology adoption continues to drive demand for better-performing, more efficient devices that help users do more. As the nature of technology shifts to adapt to the needs of consumers, Intel’s efforts bring to life even more amazing experiences for its users.

The 6th Generation Intel Core processors, Intel’s best processors ever, deliver enhanced performance and new immersive experiences at the lowest power levels ever. These enhancements include a new quad-core Intel® Core™ i5 processor that offers up to 60 percent improved mobile multitasking2.

The 6th Generation Intel Core Processors also enable amazing experiences for the user. Devices can now utilize WiGig™ and Intel® WiDi™ features for wireless display freedom, Intel RealSense™ Technology and Windows Hello* for password-free log-ins, and the integration of Intel RealSense and Cortana* for more immersive interactions with virtual assistants2. More than ever, these experiences will redefine technology consumption and creation in the years to come.

Powering brand-new form factors

Local consumers now demand devices that cater to specific needs. The flexibility of the 6th Generation Intel Core Processors allow it to be a scalable processor that helps enable a broad range of device designs such as 2-in-1s, All-In-One desktops, and even Intel’s 2nd Generation Intel® Compute Stick™ powered by the Intel® Core™ M Processor.

The ASUS ROG GX700VO liquid-cooled laptop on display at the Intel PH 2016 Kickstarter event

“As technology evolves and becomes more accessible, consumers will continue to discover new ways to utilize more of it. The 6th Generation Intel Core Processors have the power and performance to keep pace with the growing needs of our users and deliver an amazing computing experience,” added Chisholm.

Internet of Things will connect more people in more ways

New devices that take advantage of the Internet of Things now make it possible for “things” that were never connected before to provide insights to activities that have never been seen before. This presents yet another opportunity for Filipinos to maximize the benefits of technology in their lives.

Intel’s Curie module, a small chip the size of a button, is designed for use in wearable devices, enabling users to track real-time data with built-in sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes. The module revolutionizes the way users view technology, literally enabling them to connect their “things” to the Internet and bring meaningful change to the way they experience technology.

“The Internet of Things is one of the main drivers of innovation today. With almost 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, IoT presents another opportunity to enhance daily life through technology. Intel is bringing this experience closer to consumers through technologies like Intel Curie, and the boundaries for the use of such innovative technologies is truly only limited by users’ imaginations,” noted Chisholm.

Education and opportunity

By bringing IoT to the level of consumers and power users, private institutions and the academies have now become starting points for individuals to try their hand in creating new technology.

Through Intel’s collaboration with various ‘Maker Labs,’ organizations such as the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) and academia from the University of the Philippines, a total of 400 Intel® Galileo development boards were provided to serve as educational platforms for students and individuals who aspire to create their own innovations powered by the Intel chip.
                   
“Our work with private institutions and the academia demonstrates the results of what technology can do for education. A great example of this is our work in rebuilding and providing digital devices to Sto. NiƱo Elementary School, where we were able incorporate technology into the students’ education,” said Chisholm. “These efforts integrate our innovations deeply into education efforts locally, and enable us to contribute to the Filipino community – by ensuring that students and individuals are given a strong chance to realize their full potential through the power of technology,” he concluded.

Intel's latest technologies (Photo by Leomy)


About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Information about Intel and the work of its more than 100,000 employees can be found at newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.

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

Note:

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performance


2Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ vs. Intel® Core™ i5-4300M estimated SPEC*int_rate_base2006

3 Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secureCheck with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at intel.com. 

Here I am winning the The New and Improved Intel® Compute Stick which my brother happily exchanged from me with his Lenovo. (He has a HDMI TV, I don't.)


Building on the success of the Intel® Compute Stick introduced last year, at CES 2016 Intel unveiled new Compute Sticks based on 6th Gen Intel® Core™ M and the latest quad-core Intel® Atom™ processors. A tiny device about the size of a pack of gum, the Intel Compute Stick can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer and improves upon the first generation in processing and graphics performance, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and additional USB ports. Both devices will be available in Q1 2016. Read the Intel® Compute Stick fact sheet for more information.

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