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Augmented Reality - Where We Will All Live

March 28th 2017

DR. Jon Peddie's new book is available, Augmented Reality - Where We Will All Live, Presents a comprehensive guide to the field of Augmented Reality (AR) past, present and future, explores current developments in AR with many examples and diagrams and aims to distinguish augmented reality from other related disciplines like virtual reality and mixed reality. This book provides an in-depth exploration of the field of augmented reality (AR) in its entirety and sets out to distinguish AR from other inter-related technologies like virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR).

The API path

Techwatch March 28th 2017

I was thinking about the evolution of graphics APIs, and how critical they have been to the industry and the participating companies. The API activity has always been contentious, dynamic, challenging, and many times frustrating. And as George Santayana famously said, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Something that could well apply to what’s going in the U.S. today. Regardless of local government politics, the politics of APIs is equally daunting, and terribly important.  The first graphic I/O, with limited machine language calls, dates back to the

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

Technology is a state of mind

Samsung, Apple, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft—they’re competitors. How in the world did that happen? It happened because what you do is becoming more important than what you’re doing it on. We used to think Samsung built displays, and Apple built computers, Nvidia built graphics processors, Click here to read this blog entry