Intel will this month begin shipping a multimode Long-Term Evolution processor, believing the technology is perfect to enable the chipmaker to make inroads in the U.S. smartphone market, a company executive said. The XMM 7160 has been qualified with AT&T and Verizon, according to an analyst. Meanwhile, Intel is expected to announce next month that it is fast-tracking development of its Atom processors with 14-nanometer dimensions in order to get the more power-efficient chips into the smartphone market much sooner.
Aggressive marketing campaigns have enabled Samsung Electronics to almost catch up with rival Apple in its ability to retain smartphone customers over the past year, according to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. CIRP found 42% of iPhone owners upgraded their handsets, compared with 38% for Samsung buyers.
GirlTrek is a grass-roots effort to promote fitness among black women through walking. The goal is to get 1 million women to commit to 30 minutes of walking for five days each week, and the group plans to organize through social media and partner with the National Park Service for outdoor fitness events.
Dietitians have a role in educating clients about healthy cooking and the nutritional value of meals prepared at home, experts say. Registered dietitian Sanna Delmonico says RDs provide an educational bridge between physicians who may not have a lot of nutrition training and chefs who may not have much health knowledge. The Food and Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group is one resource to help RDs provide such education.
Brindlea Griffin, the child-nutrition director in a Georgia school district, said she expects schools to double last year's breakfast participation rate of 36% because of the district's participation in a federal pilot program. Under the program, all students will be eligible for free meals, regardless of their family's income. "When breakfast is free, it helps the parents better afford lunch," she said.