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  1. Stephen Hawking’s New Speech System With SwiftKey Delivers His Brilliance Twice as Fast

    Hopefully the rest of us are ready for that much knowledge.

    Stephen Hawking's brain may be lightyears ahead of ours, but the computer system that helped the theoretical physicist communicate his brilliant thoughts to the world had long been stuck in the past at over 20 years old. Now he's gotten an upgrade complete with modern text-prediction capability so that he can communicate more effectively and discover what it's like to try to teach text prediction that you never, ever mean to say "ducking."

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  2. The Best Way to Get Girls Into Science and Tech? Help Them Become “Makers,” Says Intel

    Yay!

    Research shows the percentage of women earning undergraduate computer science degrees in the United States is at an all-time low, despite the fact that a sizable majority of us carry mini-computers on our person at all times these days and have the audacity to call them "phones." But a new study by Intel says there's hope for the future.

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  3. [UPDATED] Intel Supports Gamasutra With New Ads After Gamergate Debacle

    You may recall the controversy over chip maker Intel pulling an advertising campaign from Gamasutra after Gamergate complained to the company en masse about an article posted there. They've had a change of heart.

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  4. Intel Issues Official Statement Over Gamergate Related Advertising Pull

    Chip makers Intel have responded to the controversy surrounding their decision to pull an ad campaign on Gamasutra.

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  5. Intel Throws Its Chips In With Gamergate, Pulls Ads From Critical Site

    More like Dumbtel. Yeah, you heard me.

    When Zoe Quinn released 4chan #Gamergate logs earlier this month, it seemed like the movement might lose what dubious credibility it still had. But now, in the words of Boing Boing, an extremely misguided decision on behalf of Intel represents "a coup" for the manipulative movement.

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  6. This Is A Cute Bracelet! Oh, And It’s Also A Drone That Will Take Selfies For You In Mid-Air

    Does it come in black?

    Jewelry makes you feel super-cute, and it doesn't have to serve any purpose beyond that. But wouldn't it be better if all your accessories worked double-duty as amazing tech that would also make you feel like a super spy?

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  7. Build-Your-Own-Robot Kit Will Be Available Commercially By the End of the Year

    Next Holiday Season will be crazy, y'all.

    By the end of 2014, Intel says everyone and their dog will be able to buy a kit to build their own 3-D printed robot. The package will start at $1,600 -- a relatively small price to assemble your own ally for the inevitable uprising.

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  8. Intel Wants to Save Steven Hawking’s Speech

    Stephen Hawking is one of the most well regarded scientists of our day, and for decades now he has relied on technology to allow him to speak. Hawking suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease, and as his condition declines, so does the rate at which he can communicate. Now, Intel says they can use new technology to increase Hawking's ability to communicate, which has dropped to as little as one word per minute.

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  9. New Coke Machine Can Take Your Picture, Has a Microphone, Is Confusing

    Intel showed off a new fancy Coca-Cola machine at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco today. Why did Intel show off a glorified sugar water dispenser? Well, that's because the device happens to house an Intel Core i7 microprocessor. It needs all that computer horsepower to function its many doodads, like the microphone it has for no apparent reason. The machine also comes equipped with a camera, which would theoretically be used to gather demographic information, but is thoroughly creepy regardless.

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  10. Intel Servers Run in Mineral Oil Bath to Cut Energy Use, Cooling Costs

    Intel servers have been getting a spa treatment to try and cut energy costs and it seems to be working. The company has been running some of its servers submerged in experimental mineral oil baths for a year in an effort to cut down the energy they use running and cooling the machines -- and the expense associated with it, lest anyone think this is a totally altruistic endeavor. After a year, the results are in, and they're pretty promising.

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