Programmable Matter Is Definately On The Edge

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New technologies shown last week by Intel in New York City at Intel’s Innovation Showcase, may provide the foundation that can radically effect the future of movies and television. The show demonstrated technologies that you may think you’d only see in movies with Intel claiming that of the futuristic technologies may be made within another five to 20 years.

One technology demonstrated was automatic video editing. Software can control your computer to scan through a recording of a sporting event and pull out only the highlights you want.

One of the most interesting concepts at the show was “programmable matter” which is actually objects that shape shift. The objects are actually tiny little computers that can actually talk to each other and create little networks and create shapes. Developers feel that down the road, people may scrap their TV’s and watch events like the Super Bowl as if it was a quickly-moving.sculpture in the living room.

In addition to the video posted below check out New York’s TV 1 report , including its potential for TV and Film, on all of the other amazing technology at the show


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Intel Announces World’s First Embedded Balanced Antenna for Digital TV on Your Laptop

Intels Embedded DTV Antenna Concept

Intel's Embedded DTV Antenna Concept

Intel researchers announced that they have developed the world’s first embedded balanced antenna for digital TV. According to the annoucment, which provided minimal information, this patent-pending “Intel innovation” will allow on-the-go users to watch digital television on their laptop without the need for an external antenna. The announcement notes that the elimination of the external antenna reduces the number of items to purchase, carry and keep track of.

There are no other details.


Robots Are Developing Faster Than We Think They Are!

During the Industry Insights webcast at Intel’s IDF conference this week Rodney Brooks, from MIT demonstrated how robots can be programmed to respond to human gestures and can mimic emotional responses. His presentation was full of big ideas, visionary thinking and demonstrations that show us how robotics are advancing in the area of interacting with humans by interpreting facial gestures and vocal tones.  Video below;

Computing’s Next Major Leap… Human Interface.

Justin Rattner, Intel’s CTO predicts physical computers will eventually disappear! –What I like my Apple II. ;)– He feels that they will embed themselves into walls, cars and homes over the next 40 years. He thinks the next major leap will be in the human interface with technology. Video below;

Intel’s 2nd Generation Classmate PC (CMPC) Announced

Intel has announced its 2nd Generation Classmate PC (CMPC). These PC’s termed termed “Netbooks” are competitive models to the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) computers. Compared to Intel’s first Classmate PC they have enhanced features such as longer battery life, are more rugged, water resistant keyboards and provide good shock absorption. They are being made available in mature markets as well as emerging markets.

Intel’s Vision Of The Next Generation Of Visual Computing – Model Based

The reason these video’s are surfacing on my blog is because the Intel Developers Forum is on this week in Shanghai, China. With the forum comes some insight into the direction Intel is taking with its various procesor lines. One area that Intel is pushing is the next generation of Visual Computing that is possible with its multicore processors. The video (below) titled “Makin’ Chips Work for You” provides an overview and insight into the kinds of real time Visual Computing possible when the worlds of video and metadata are combined in a multi-processor computer environment. They call it “Model-Based Computing”.

Check out the the real time cloth simulation, real time digital water, real time motion tracking with standard camera’s and a real time video editing application where the editing is accomplished automatically in this video…..

Video – How INTEL’s ATOM Processor Is Powering The Next Generation Of Mobile Devices

Last Friday Intel’s Uday Keshavdas assisted in a video as he was packing up for his trip to Shanghai for the Intel Developer Forum. The video provides insight into the new mobile devices that the Intel ATOM is powering. The video (below) shows new devices, a silicon wafer that has 2500 ATOMS on it and he opens up a mobile Internet device to show where the Intel Atom processor fits.