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Facebook strives for mainstream adoption for new VR headset and other augmented reality features

October 16th 2017

At Facebook’s recent Oculus Connect 4 Keynote VR conference, Facebook announced a variety of new products and features. The most notable product announcement is the $199 Oculus Go, an entry-level VR product that Facebook believes will be adopted by the masses. Facebook originally purchased the virtual reality startup Oculus in 2014, a bold move that cost Facebook $2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg was prideful and driven to bring virtual reality to a mainstream audience, a goal that has yet to be met.

Good and obsolete

Techwatch October 6th 2017

On being relevant in a changing world I’m asked sometime when would you/ will you retire? My answer is, when I’m no longer relevant.  Relevancy is another parameter that can be plotted on Maher’s practicality-gap or Roger’s Diffusion of Inno-vations curve; a predictive model for the life time of a product, and other items and people.  Consider the fax. It is now possible to get a system that consists of a relatively fast, high-resolution full-color scanner, with a built-in high-resolution color ink-jet printer, that will answer the phone, and connect

JPR announces Virtualize 2015, the Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference.

Virtualize 2015: It’s coming are your ready The Virtualize 2015 Conference will take place October 29th at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Work anywhere, any time, on any machine – that’s the promise of remote graphics and Virtualization Why would you use it? How can you implement it? What about Click here to read this news article

Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1’2015 from last quarter

Today JPR is releasing its latest report on the quarterly on worldwide GPU shipments. Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1'2015 from last quarter, AMD slipped 17%, Nvidia fell 13.5%, and Intel saw a 12% slip. Year-to-year total GPU shipments dropped 2.9%-Desktop graphics down 12.6%, notebooks up 4.2%. The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated Read the complete article

Latest Bentley acquisition offers construction management in the cloud

Bentley’s most recent acquisition is a cloud-based approach to construction management. EADOC, based in Oakland, California, provides software to systematically track construction project documentation including design clarifications, inspectors’ daily reports, special inspections, memos, action items, deficiency items, and schedules.The terms of the deal were not disclosed; both Bentley Read the complete article

Steady growth for workstation market - JPR releases Q4’14 WS study

Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.03 million workstations in Q4'14, equating to a within-cyclical-norms 1.4% sequential growth. The Q4 saw the first significant volume of many new deskside WSs built on Intel's Haswell-E processor and Grantley platform, an event that helped bolster results. Market shares for the big three OEMs were Read the complete article

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q4 2014 - Charts and Images

Graphics processors, stand-alone discrete devices, and embedded processor-based GPUs are ubiquitous and essential components in all systems and device today from handheld mobile devices, PCs, and workstations, to TVs, servers, vehicle systems, signage, game consoles, medical equipment, and wearables. New technologies and semiconductor manufacturing processes are taking advantage of the Click here to read this news article