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SIGGRAPH 2017 is coming

July 17th 2017

SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest, most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques: Five days of research results, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements, and three days of commercial exhibits displaying the industry's current hardware, software, and services. SIGGRAPH will be in Los Angeles this year beginning on August 1st, with the JPR annual SIGGRAPH Luncheon taking place on August 2nd. Get the details here.

Today’s VR is so disappointing

Techwatch July 8th 2017

Can we finally say the emperor is naked, and move on? The fact that I am not happy with the state of affairs in VR today is probably not news. But, what you are reading are the bitter words of a disappointed lover.   Here’s what we have for VR today:  1. A heavy mask that becomes uncomfortable and sometimes hurts the bridge of your nose, and can become without adequate venting.  2. Cumbersome headphones (except for the Oculus Rift).  3. An umbilical cord that restricts and endangers you unless suspended somehow.  4. Limited resolution causing eye fatigue.

Intel misquoted on integrated graphics overtaking discrete

At the J.P. Morgan's 14th Annual Tech Forum at the 2016 International CES. presented January 6th, 2016, Gregory Bryant, Intel’s new vice president and general manager of desktop clients platform was interviewed. As a result of that interview, a slew of stories appeared over the following days with Click here to read this blog entry

AMD’s GPUOpen offer developers access to its libraries and “metal”

The company embraces open source with game library and register data AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming platforms, from desktops, notebooks, to Click here to read this news article

The fastest, smallest enthusiast AIB ever, AMD’s R9 Nano

3D memory, wide memory buss, and very cool AMD says the new R9 Nano is the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever designed to drive 4K gaming in the living room and can do it because of ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs. We first saw the AIB at E3 in June, Click here to read this news article

AMD and Intel show mixed results

AMD suffered loses and lower sales, while Intel was up in sales and profits. The second quarter was seasonally down in consumer PCs, but up in the datacenter which helped Intel. Intel also benefited from IoT, AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment, revenue increased. and that is where the Click here to read this news article

Watch Jon Peddie in his interview on Emerging Uses of Computer Graphics

An interview with Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research, a technically oriented consulting firm specializing in everything having to do with computer graphics. Topics include computer graphic basics, practical uses of CG, and emerging fields such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Martin Wasserman hosts. Read the complete article