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Need An Upgrade?

Everyone enjoys an unexpected upgrade. Be it a surprise bump up to first class on an already oversold flight or even a little reminder from your cellphone provider awarding you the shiniest new smartphone for free! What if there was technology that could vastly upgrade your life? From the lifestyle of your parents, friends and children to the ever-evolving chic ways of being green.

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I’m currently blogging LIVE from the nerd mecca of the world – Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA) along with several amazing bloggers for Intel’s “Upgrade Your Life” Experience. Now more than ever, we need technology that not only increases our efficiency but also upgrades our everyday lives. Today, Intel shares nuggets of wisdom on several topics including, sustainability (Green is the New Black), a history lesson on technology & even gives more insight into the lives of the Divas that run the world of Intel.

Have questions about Intel? Tweet Us… Questions about getting the most out of technology in your life? Tweet Us…

Check back momentarily for live updates & tweets #intelupgrade

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8:35am – We just arrived to Intel HQ….(bum, bum, bum, bummm)

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9:12am – GREEN is the new Black…by ?Ms. Suzanne Fallender
Wow! A lot of people are investing in green technologies & they’re “one-upping” each other…
“I drives a Prius…”
“I installed in-home solar panels…”
“I am a Vegan…”

DID YOU KNOW?
Intel is the largest voluntary purchaser of GREEN power in the US.
Intel has installed solar powered panels in many of their campuses.

How can you get a little greener today?
1. Volunteer your unused computer processing power with the click of an app! Check out the Progress through Processors program on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/progressthruprocessors)

2. Try integrating greener practices in your daily activities…What if your fashion choices could help save the planet? IT CAN!

T-shirt charges your phone by absorbing ambient sound…

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10:06am – An Archaeology of the Present: Cars, Mobile Technologies & Messiness (with Ms. Alex Zafiroglu)

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Did you know, that your lifestyle in your vehicle (junk included) tells Intel researchers alot about you and how to develop new technologies in the future? We’re chatting all about it on Twitter…

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If we searched your car, what would we find?

11:09 – Upgrade Your Life: (or that of your parents, your childrens…) by Dr. Eric Dishman

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Dr. Eric Dishman shares how Global aging will eventually affect ALL of us family caregivers (via Skype presentation)… “Alzheimer’s alone could bankrupt medicare in 10 years. Tech could be part of the solution to help.” (via @HighTechDad) Intel uses simple technologies like “caller ID on steroids” which connects to the home phone & identifies the caller via a tv screen as well as a recap of the last convo held with the caller….technology at work for you & your family.

LEARN MORE: Blogs.intel.com/healthcare

1:52pm – Living Lab for Aging in Place Technologies
(in the lab learning about realtime technology within the home that will monitor the habitual practices including using walkers, actively consuming meds & more!) Can you imagine being able to monitor your child’s behavior in school with a click of a button? The technology is on the way!

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2:00pm – Lego & Intel teams up to teach children about robotics and more!

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2:23pm – DID YOU KNOW: Intel can upgrade your life at home! Learning how Intel can help you manage your energy usage at home and accumulate a lower energy bill!

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3:06pm – Intel Education Service Corps w/ Dr. Joya Chatterjee
Intel invests a lot in the education arena throughout the world! From teaching teachers how to use computers to educating children on Internet etiquette and everything in between.

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(Disclosure: Intel provided travel + expenses for participation in the ‘Upgrade Your Life’ event.)

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2 Responses to “Need An Upgrade?”

  1. Tiffani says:

    Cool. I thought Intel was just a regular cpu company..who knew?

  2. […] Her Bad Mother • Christen Rochon of Divas and Dorks: check out her thoughts on Upgrade Your Life here • Intel Advisor Jeff Sass of Dad-O-Matic: check out his video here and his Flickr • Jessica […]

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