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Intel is making a big hairy deal with the South Korean film market!

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The Intel Corporation has a new business venture in South Korea and it doesn’t have to do with supplying Samsung Electronics with more hardware.  Intel has starting to assist the country in making three-dimensional movies.

Korean Animation technology is a little behind from their western counterparts.  This helps to explain why science fiction movies are not as popular in the big Korean film market.

Intel is testing that market by providing some of their high-end chips and cloud computing technologies to Dexter Studios for their upcoming film Mr. Go,  A new Korean movie that features a three-dimensional gorilla named Ling Ling.

President of Intel Korea, H. S. Lee, said at a news conference in Seoul last week, “For the depiction of a realistic move of a big wave, each and every drop of water is drawn through detailed and  complicated calculations of an equation.  The same goes for the movement of an (animal) fur.”

The film studio’s CG department, Dexter Digital, says that Ling Ling for Mr. Go comes with somewhere between two to 3 million strands of fur.

The planning and marketing director at Dexter, Lee Yoon-suk, had this to say, “Without the right hardware performance, it would have been impossible to make the movie.”

Dexter used supercomputers that ran the Intel’s Xeon E5 processors to make the film.

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Hiring more Women in the Technology Industry.

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As most of the population knows, the Information Technology field is dominated by men; however, a Manhattan-based nonprofit group, Girls Who Code, is trying to change all of that.  As part of an 8 week program 20 high school girls learned software programming, public speaking, product development and other crucial skills needed to prepare them for careers in the technology industry.

Girls Who Code is one of the many programs attempting to narrow the gender gap in the technology field by getting the young ladies attention early while they are still deciding their career paths.  With names like Hackbright Academy, Girl Develop It, Black Girls Code and Girls Teaching Girls to Code, these programs are attempting to change the image of computer science by making it more appealing.

Even though over half of the work force are females, under a quarter of the computing and technical jobs are held by women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology based at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Many networking and advocacy groups have attempted to address the issue by coaching females on building start-ups, raising venture capital and climbing the management ranks at major companies.  Recently, the chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, published a  best-selling book, “lean In,” for women to pursue their ambition in the workplace.

Even with all the pushing, the number of women entering the technology industry has been declining.  Females are only earning 12 percent of the computer science degrees, down form the 37 percent of degrees back in 1984.  Industry recruiters and executives are saying that women just aren’t walking in their doors seeking work.

Chief technology officer at Twitter, Adam Messinger, who is also on the board of Girls Who Code, said, “We actively recruit women, but there’s just not many woman who want to do this kind of work and are equipped to do the work from their education.”

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The two software giants, Microsoft and Google, are entering a whole new market!

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Google and Microsoft emerge as personal computer makers.  This may seem odd, due to the fact that both Microsoft and Google are software companies; however, they are both jumping in the hardware market.

As little as 3 years ago, most people would have thought you to be insane for thinking that either one of these corporations making personal computers.  Some people might have made the argument that Microsoft would have angered their partners forcing them to make their own personal computers, but why would Google make a laptop?

It is 2013 now and we have Surface Pro.  The Microsoft executive in charge of Surface Pro , Panos Panay, has been quoted as saying, “[Surface Pro was]…designed as a PC”.  It is also clear that the Google Chromebook Pixel is a laptop.

Since none of us know the future, who knows how all of this is going to end up.  What we do know is that Microsoft is not going away.  In all honesty, it looks like Microsoft will expand with its Surface lineup.  We also know at this point that Google has firm ground to stand on.  I do not believe that the Google Chromebook Pixel isn’t going to be a one-time deal.

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Keeping Google Glass different then your Smartphone!

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Scot Huffman, Google‘s vice president of engineering, has said, “One thing that we’re really excited about and working hard on is transforming the way that people interact with Google.”

Huffman is talking about Google’s latest creation, Google Glass.  What he is talking about in the above statement is the way we interact with a search engine, and all of its associated products.

“If you think about a great assistant…they don’t interrupt you every few minutes””It’s the opposite of the experience on your phone today,” Huffman stated, referring to how intrusive our smartphones have become.  Google is trying to change all of that with Google Glass. “We are trying to think of it as…your assistant is ubiquitously with you.”

Under the development at the Google X Lab, Glass is the most provocative way, or your main touch point with Google, might interact with you.

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Actual virtual reality may be closer than you think!

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Have you ever wanted to fly over the surface of Mars?  How about taking a Sunday stroll through a human brain?  This is actually a lot closer than you think.  At the University of Illinois at Chicago, Computer scientist are developing a wraparound virtual world where someone wearing 3-D glasses can do all this and more.

In the system, currently known as CAVE2, an 8-foot-high screen encircles the viewer 320 degrees, while a panorama of images pop out from 72 stereoscopic liquid crystal display panels, giving a dizzying sense of be able to touch whats not really there.

Jason Leigh, co-inventor of the CAVE2 virtual reality system, has said, “In the next five years, we anticipate using the CAVE to look at really large-scale data to help scientists make sense of that information.  CAVE’s are essentially fantastic lenses for bringing data into focus,”

The CAVE2 Virtual world could change the way doctors are taught and improve patient care.  Pharmaceutical researchers could use CAVE2 to see how new drugs bind to proteins in the human body.  Car designer could “Drive” their vehicle designs.  The application possibilities are endless.

When I first saw this, my first thought was how you could emulate a time machine.  How romantic would it be to take an evening and go see Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre?  With this technology, it would be totally possible in our near future.

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