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

August 27th 2015

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, and we’ve been waiting for it ever since.

The R9 Nano graphics card is based on the graphics chip codenamed “Fiji”, and is the third “Fiji”-based product to launch this summer alongside the AMD Radeon R9 Fury and R9 Fury X. READ MORE on the AMD NANO

How virtual is

Techwatch August 25th 2015

AR lets you move; VR is restricted because you can’t see the real world and so you bump into things. Sitting still in a planetarium or movie is not VR just because things are in 3D, or offer a 180-degree FOV (field of vision). To be VR it has to be interactive. And yet, the VR we have today is only interactive via an avatar. However, the Oculus Half Moon Touch system, Magic Leap’s system, and startup Usens’ Impression Pi (see story, page 11) offer the potential to allow people to interact more naturally in a

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. Who Click here to read this blog entry

Focusing on the big picture

As the players jockey for position, they look for territory to claim When you’ve been all over the place, it gets kind of hard to concentrate. The fragmenting digital market is just a huge challenge for companies to keep up with, and as a result, small companies have Click here to read this blog entry

Is It Up or Down? Depends on How & What You Count

Gartner and IDC last week (Oct. 9) released their measurements of the PC industry. The dueling giant research firms have never agreed on the exact number. If they did, one of them would become instantly redundant, but they are close enough. IDC's count at 81.61 million is 1.7 percent higher than Gartner' Click here to read this blog entry

Trends and Forecasts in Computer Graphics— power-efficient rendering

This is the second in a series of observations about computer graphics (CG) trends, opportunities, and challenges.  (the first installment can be found at http://jonpeddie.com/blogs/comments/trends-and-forecasts-in-computer-graphics/ )   Introduction Today’s mobile processors are improving at an astonishing rate – and consequently delivering visually stunning Click here to read this blog entry

Nvidia and Qualcomm share design win at Xiaomi

Xiaomi 5-inch MI3 smartphone: for $327 Rising star Chinese smartphone builder Xiaomi has released its latest smartphone the Xiaomi MI3 with a starting price of just $327. Xiaomi plans to offer two versions of the phone, one for China Unicom with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, and another for China Mobile with a Nvidia Tegra 4. Click here to read this news article