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Less than two weeks away from the annual JPR Luncheon at SIGGRAPH

July 30th 2015

If you are a member of the press, join us for our annual luncheon taking place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE at 11:45AM - Wednesday, August 12. This year our topic is Getting Virtual, when our panel will focus on next gen technologies, Real world capture cameras, New tools for editorial, world building and lighting: real time set digital set editing, AR and VR visualization, real time rendering. We have a distinguished panel featuring, SANJAY DAS, COO of Tippett Studio, JAMES KNIGHT from BluStreak Media and CLIFF PLUMER of Jaunt Studios. So join us and our sponsors AMD, DELL, NVIDIA and HP for lunch. See our event page for more details and to register.

Fearing the small

Techwatch July 28th 2015

I was thinking about the Pluto flyby and a comment made by an older gentleman that he doubted we would see as much technological progress as he had, having seen the Wright Brothers (when he was 17) to the moon landing (when he was 84). I think the developments are just as spectacular, but will be miniaturized and virtual, nano devices, and AI, and deep learning—things that will have a profound effect on us, but that we can’t see, and may not even feel. I think it’s this invisibleness that is scaring people.  I, and

Baby you can drive my car

So much of the news coming out of CES was focused around cars and robots that no one is even talking much about the latest, greatest, most giant TV in the world, whatever it is. A contender is Vizio’s 120-inch Ultra HD, Samsung’s high- and ultra-high-def 10Click here to read this blog entry

20 Pounds of AR

”Good morning sir, and welcome to Waltmar,” the smiling older gentleman with wavy silver hair said, his false teeth shining in the sunlight, ” how can we help you today? We’re having a sale on 720p pixels, and there’s still some DVDs left ifClick here to read this blog entry

Facebook as the new model

They’re probably doomed now At Autodesk University we heard several people describe something as the “Facebook of Engineering” or the “Facebook of CAD.” It’s funny, after a year or so of being de¬clared dead, Facebook has risen as the modelClick here to read this blog entry

ARM Acquires Geomerics

ARM today acquired Geomerics, the leader in lighting technology for the gaming and entertainment industries. The acquisition expands ARM’s position at the forefront of the visual computing and graphics industries. Additionally, the agreement enables Geomerics to build on their existing partnerships as well as accelerate their development in mobile. “Read the complete article

There’s going to over 2 million happy kids this holiday

Microsoft and Sony set new sales records Was there a pent up demand for a new gen console? Duh, you think so? Prior to the announcement that MS and Sony were going to do a gen 8 console, shortly after Nintendo announced the Wii U, console sale dipped even further. WhoClick here to read this blog entry