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Immerse 2016

September 20th 2016

The Northwest’s premier event for immersive technology will explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality will transform manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine, architecture, real estate, social experiences, tourism, entertainment and more.

Elizabeth Baron, Technical Director at the Ford Motor Company‘s Immersive Virtual Environment (iVE) joins Chris Donahue, AMD and Sonya Kim, MD, One Caring Team to start the morning.Breakout Sessions include “Insights from the Real World”; “How Audio Can Make or Break Immersive Experiences” ; “Going Courtside in Real Time without Traveling” and a fireside chat with Tom Furness, the ‘Grandfather’ of Virtual Reality, among others.

Call me lazy, backward, a troglodyte, whatever

Techwatch September 14th 2016

I didn’t create the problem, I’m a victim like you I’m not buying a new PC. Even though the one I have is embarrassingly old, going on three years now, and even though it crashes once a day, I’m sticking with it for now. Why? Because I have work to do and I don’t have an IT staff. I’m the IT staff, just like everyone else around here is, and we all have work to do. And Microsoft makes that hard enough with their stupid be-smarter-than-me tricks and

Mitsubishi Electric to exit mobile phone biz

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Electric Corp said it planned to exit its loss-making mobile phone business, becoming the latest Japanese electronics maker to withdraw from a market dominated by overseas giants such as Nokia. In the face of tough competition from Nokia, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd) and other global suppliers Read the complete article

Is this a test?

I once had a cat named Alice. She was great company when I was working late at night, or very early in the morning. I would talk to her and she would look at me attentively, and sometimes answer with a little meow. During WWII Alan Turing developed the Turing Click here to read this blog entry

Is the sky really falling? Chips for the TV market

ST Microelectronics just completed the Genesis Microchip acquisition, Trident’s stock has dropped like a rock, and Pixelworks still can’t get itself sold. Who could have predicted all this three years ago? Actually, we did. Jon Peddie Research published the ATV Report in 2005 and it addressed the difficulty of Click here to read this blog entry

DVD wars — it’s all over but the shouting

The death blow came last month with the announcement that Warner Brothers would support Blu-Ray and only Blu-Ray. After that, HD-DVD was dead, it just wouldn’t fall down. Most recently Wal-Mart announced that it would sell Blu-Ray and only Blu-Ray DVDs and machines. You win some and you lose Click here to read this news article

S3, back in the game

S3 Graphics today announced the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series discrete graphics processors, designed to provide the latest gaming experience for energy-efficient desktop systems and portable notebook PCs coupled with outstanding HD content playback at the highest performance-per-watt ratio ever. “S3 Graphics has developed a product that will deliver incredible, high Read the complete article