TEN Resolutions FROM INTEL for a Mobile 2005
[title]TEN Resolutions FROM INTEL for a Mobile 2005[/title]
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 31, 2004 ?According to the Chinese calendar, 2005 is the year of the Rooster. However, a technology calendar might suggest that it is the year of mobility. In that spi...
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 31, 2004 ?According to the Chinese calendar, 2005 is the year of the Rooster. However, a technology calendar might suggest that it is the year of mobility. In that spirit, Intel proposes 10 mobile resolutions:
Be a wireless winner: In honor of National Mobility month, for two weeks beginning Jan. 6,use Yahoo! Maps* to find an Intel?Centrino?mobile technology-verified hotspot and you could win a Sony* notebook based on the next-generation Intel Centrino mobile technology platform, codenamed Sonoma. Other prizes include movie downloads from Movielink and music downloads from Musicmatch. Every entrant will receive a free month of games from Yahoo! Games on Demand*. To enter, go to http://www.mobilitymonth.com or maps.yahoo.com and look for the Mobility Month link.
2. Mobilize your home entertainment: In January, Intel will launch the Sonoma platform, enabling mobile entertainment PCs that support accelerated graphics for superb DVD playback and gaming, theater-quality sound for MP3s and TV tuner ExpressCards* that will be available soon. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 6-9, see the latest all-in-one laptops based on the new Intel Centrino mobile technology, combining the features of personal data assistants, DVD and MP3 players, and mobile gaming devices.
3. Take your laptop on vacation: Record your favorite TV shows with an Intel?Pentium?4 processor-based Entertainment PC and take them with you on your notebook. Your notebook also enables you to stay in touch, store and send digital photos, replace weighty travel guides and maintain photographic travelogues on your family Website. A great wireless destination is the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 20-30, where you can watch streaming video of the nominees from WiMAX-enabled cafes and lodges.
4. Escape the house often for some relaxing entertainment: Be seen at a Wi-Fi-enabled park, cafe or beach unwinding with a broad-brimmed hat, dark sunglasses and an Intel Centrino mobile technology-based notebook to stay current on Hollywood gossip, fashion and, in particular, the Golden Globes*. Get the latest news leading up to the Jan. 16 ceremony as it unfolds with "ET Inside the Golden Globe Awards" on Yahoo!, exclusively sponsored by Intel Centrino mobile technology, at et.tv.yahoo.com/micro/globes2005/.
5. Battle bulk: Dieting may be the most common New Year's resolution, but the truly trendy also will resolve to shed notebook bulk with a slimmer model. Intel Centrino mobile technology enables thin, light notebooks with great battery life and integrated wireless LAN capability.
6. Stay in visual touch: Cameras for videoconferencing are now available for notebooks, enabling videoconferencing with friends and family from more than 56,000 Intel Centrino mobile technology-verified wireless hotspots worldwide.
7. Work smarter, not longer: Whether you are flying cross-country or waiting at soccer practice, laptop mobility enables you to fit work into slices of time that otherwise would go unused, freeing time later for other important activities.
8. Get smarter, have fun: Notebooks are becoming mobile backpacks at all educational levels. Students access information online from wireless hotspots on and off campus, including cafes, libraries and dorms. New laptops based on the Intel Centrino mobile technology to be introduced this month will double as all-in-one entertainment devices, making more space for other dorm room necessities, such as the minifridge and lava lamp.
9. Make a wireless caf?your extended office: Advanced wireless communication combined with an increasing number of hotspots are heating up the coffee culture around the world with people genuinely relaxing on a caf?couch with everything they need to do their jobs on their laptops.
10. Reuse or recycle that old equipment: If you've upgraded to an all-in-one laptop that delivers improved graphics and audio features, consider giving your old DVD player or stereo to a charitable organization. Donate old computers to educational organizations or dispose of them through an environmental e-waste organization. Good sources are http://www.eiae.org and http://www.intel.com/education/recycling_computers/strut.htm.