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2016 Grammys: Intel Powers Lady Gaga’s Unbelievable David Bowie Tribute

February 16th, 2016 by Tech Staff

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Lady Gaga wasn’t the only star on stage during the tribute to David Bowie at the Grammys on Monday night, there was another star powering the David Bowie experience – Intel. As the hashtag #INTELinMusic ahead of the medley of the late British music icon’s hits hinted, Intel enabled the projections and other digital pyrotechnics (including live CGI or animation for a liquid version of Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane thunderbolt, along with robotics and a hologram of the ever-changing Bowie). The wizardry helped Gaga channel her idol, who died last month at 69 from cancer.





Haus of Gaga, worked with Intel to create a futuristic show, including a hologram of Bowie himself and accompaniment from a piano with three robot arms. They also made “digital makeup” that tracks Gaga’s facial movements in order to project Bowie’s looks through the years onto her face in a single performance. The ring on her finger directed the LED wall behind her so she could direct the visuals live through the motions of her hands and wrists. A major concern for Gaga was making sure the performance felt seamless, so that viewers wouldn’t be taken out of the experience. For Bowie, technology “always existed as another instrument in his symphony,” without distracting anyone from pure wonder.



Intel has a two-year deal with the GRAMMYS and will create another tech showstopper at next year’s ceremony. Intel’s press release called the performance the “First of a Multiyear Partnership Designed to Showcase How Intel Technology Inside Enables Amazing Music Experiences Outside”. In collaboration with Intel technologists and Lady Gaga’s creative team, specialized hardware powered by Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Core™ and Pentium® processors provided the requisite high performance to choreograph the lighting, audio and projection systems in perfect harmony with Lady Gaga.


Watch the entire awe-inspiring GRAMMY tribute performance below:




What did you think about Lady Gaga’s performance?  What were your favorite GRAMMY moments of the night?  Share your #INTELinMusic thoughts below!

Time Inc Honors Women Who Spark In STEM And Tech At CES 2016 #CES2016

January 8th, 2016 by Christen

In it’s first-ever partnership with Intel, Time Inc.’s ESSENCE, PEOPLE and PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL presented the inaugural “Women Who Spark” Awards honoring female trailblazers at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 7, 2016.


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Women Who Spark Awards Honorees Alba Colon, Dr. Telle Whitney, Shantell Martin and Kimberly Bryant

This powerful first-time collaboration—combining the forces of ESSENCE, PEOPLE and PEOPLE en ESPAÑOL—provides a diverse platform with broad reach to celebrate four extraordinary trailblazers from around the world, women whose work has broken gender barriers and inspired today’s high-tech evolution.

Held in the OMD Oasis, the CES Thought Leadership Center created by media agency OMD, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, the invite-only event recognized notable female honorees for their outstanding achievements in technology: Alba Colon – Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Kimberly Bryant – CEO, Black Girls Code, Telle Whitney – CEO and President, Anita Borg Institute, and Shantell Martin – Visual Artist. United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith gave opening remarks for the event.


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President of Intel Foundation and Director of Corporate Affairs for Intel Rosalind L. Hudnell



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Honoree Shantell Martin speaks during the Women Who Spark Awards


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U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan J. Smith speaks during the Women Who Spark Awards

“Innovative women have always been trailblazers in science and tech, but so often they are left out of history or are missing in our day-to-day media,” said United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith. “In order to fully realize our country’s potential, it’s critical to celebrate all of our innovation heroes. Congratulations to this year’s ‘Women Who Spark’ award winners and the organizers—ESSENCE, PEOPLE and PEOPLE en ESPAÑOL—who are working to bring this needed and rightful visibility.”

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The Dell XPS 13 Infiniti Screen Makes Binging On Your Favorite Shows A Breeze #XPS

March 17th, 2015 by Christen

Disclaimer: I have been compensated in the form of the Dell XPS 13, however all opinions shared below are my own.


Not all notebooks are created equal.  If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, then you know that I’ve seen the light and have been converted into the Dell inner circle.  As the world’s smallest 13″ notebook packed with a huge HD Infiniti screen – it’s clear to see why this XPS replaced my MacBook Air weeks ago.





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Typically, when you think about a Windows-powered notebook – you think about productivity and work more than entertainment and play.  Fortunately, the Dell XPS 13 is an absolute game changer! 




Whether you call it a game changer or a category killer it’s apparent there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this unassuming notebook the moment you take a look at the Infiniti screen.  When binge watching “House of Cards” or catching up on missed episodes of “Scandal” my Dell XPS 13 comes though in the clutch! When compared to my MacBook Air 13? the Dell XPS 13 measured a 13.3-inch display in an 11-inch size laptop, making the XPS 13 the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet. The XPS 13 has a unique virtually borderless infinity display, with only a 5.2mm bezel on the top and sides giving me more movie and more TV while traveling.

Dell XPS 13

While on the go, I enjoy eye-popping clarity and detail with an UltraSharp Quad HD+ display, which shows an incredible 5.7 million pixels. That is 4.4 million more pixels than an HD+ and 2.5 times that of a Full HD display. (The resolution on my Dell XPS 13 is better than some home theatre systems.) High resolution guarantees that no matter what I’m doing, my favorite shows always come through precise and clear. 



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Not just for work, my Dell XPS 13 is great for all kinds of play and starting at just $799 – How could you not want to take this notebook everywhere you go?  No matter if it’s Netflix, Hulu or HBO Go – you can always find my Dell XPS 13 ready to run my favorite shows.  This week, I’m catching up on “Game Of Thrones” (Season 4) and “EMPIRE” (before Wednesday’s season finale).  Do you watch your favorite shows on your laptop too?  What shows are you currently binging on?

Intel On The Ultimate In #UltraBookStyle (Giveaway)

August 2nd, 2013 by Christen


As the publisher of I am constantly keeping an eye out on the pulse of all things fashionable & technology related.  It’s no wonder why with the ever-changing climate of today’s style & tech advances that I stay on the go & even live in my suitcase throughout the year.  It gets tough packing when you’re carrying a laptop, tablet, camera, smartphone and more with you on every trip.  Luckily, the great folks at Intel suggested that I take the Ultrabook style quiz and discover which one of their amazing Ultrabooks would compliment my “on the go” lifestyle.  After completing a series of multiple choice questions, I was paired with the perfect ultrabook to suit my needs.



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The “Detachable” Lenovo Helix Ultrabook Convertible combines the power of a notebook plus the versatility of a tablet to create the ultimate combination of productivity while on the go.  No matter if I’m editing videos or sharing a presentation on the detachable tablet, my Ultrabook has me covered. With Windows 8, Microsoft Office and the simplest user-experience I’ve ever had – the Ultrabook style quiz definitely paired me up with a winner. Why not take the quiz for yourself and discover which Ultrabook is right for you. What’s your #UltrabookStyle?



Check out my #UltrabookStyle video below, take the quiz and enter to win the Ultrabook of your dreams too!

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Disclosure:  This post has been sponsored by Intel, however all opinions and experiences mentioned are my own.





Design Redefined With Project Runway Winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin & Intel

May 20th, 2013 by Christen

What happens when you mix technology, fashion and Project Runway 11 winner –  Michelle Lesniak Franklin an Intel Experience in NYC?  A day of entertaining fun & real life talks on the importance of portable technology on the go.

Project Runway winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin at Intel Experience NYC


Over the weekend, was invited to attend an exclusive presentation of where technology meets design at the Experience Intel pop up shop in Chelsea.  Filled with live performances, gaming experiences and more, Intel offered unique hands-on experiences for consumers and fans alike.


Intel Project Runway winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin

Project Runway 11 winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin


One of Intel’s newest fans, Project Runway 11 winner – Michelle Lesniak Franklin shared the spotlight highlighting her love for the Intel Ultrabook convertable.  After winning Project Runway’s host of prizes including a $50,000 suite of Intel products Michelle shares how her world of design has been
redefined with Intel technology.  Check out the video to discover more from Michelle, Project Runway and Intel.





About Michelle Lesniak Franklin:  Michelle Lesniak Franklin is a designer from Portland who won Project Runway season 11. She first took interest in the world of fashion during high school when she reconstructed vintage clothing to fit her needs and quirkiness. She then studied printmaking/fine art in college as well as pattern making and draping at her her local community college.  Discover more of Michelle Lesniak Franklin designs at






Need An Upgrade?

July 13th, 2011 by Christen

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.


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


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


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…”

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 (

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…


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


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…


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


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.


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!


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


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!


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.


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



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