Applications For A (Mostly) Connected World

from the not-so-easy-sometimes dept

While internet connectivity is getting more and more available no matter where you are (and no matter what device you’re using) it doesn’t mean you’re always connected. I know that it’s incredibly annoying to open up my laptop on an airplane, or anywhere where there’s no access and have to deal with applications that want to phone home for no particular reason. In many cases, I’ve blocked these off at the personal firewall level, but not all of them. Intel today launched an initiative to try to get a new generation of applications developed that keep working whether or not an internet connection is present. Intel’s reason for all of this, of course, is that the more productive computers and devices are, the more chips they sell – so, at times, they feel the need to whip some developers into shape to get them over a hurdle.

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