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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

Nvidia Readies New “Ultimate” Technology for Gamers

Triple SLI – Nvidia’s Next-Generation Ultimate Gaming Platform Nvidia Corp. not only plans to refresh its lineup of performance graphics accelerators this year, but also intends to introduce its 3-way SLI multi-GPU technology aiming extreme performance enthusiasts. But will the new triple SLI technology truly become a high-performance solution, orRead the complete article

Sony announces new, cheaper PlayStation 3 and cuts price on top-line model

NEW YORK—Sony Corp. today cut the price of its PlayStation 3 game console in the United States and announced an even cheaper model that will arrive before the holiday shopping season. The top-line PlayStation model, with an 80 gigabyte hard drive, now costs $499, down from $599. That effectively eliminates the lower-end model,Read the complete article

Samsung Serenata Challenges iPhone

Move over, iPhone. There’s a new high-capacity media phone in town and it’s… downright ridiculous. Samsung and Danish design firm Bang & Olufsen revealed their latest collaboration on Tuesday, the Serenata phone. Featuring B&O’s trademark over-the-top design, 4GB of storage and a 2.26-inch LCD screen,Read the complete article

LG Electronics profit soars amid strong handset sales

SEOUL, South Korea - LG Electronics Inc., a major producer of mobile phones and consumer electronics, said Tuesday that third-quarter net profit surged nearly 15-fold amid record handset sales and better performance by its flat panel joint venture LG.Philips LCD Co. LG Electronics earned 339.2 billion won ($369.8 million) in theRead the complete article

Nvidia’s Intel-based IGP

(from JPR) If you asked any of the executives at Nvidia if they were planning to offer an IGP three years ago, they would have said something like, no way, Who’d want to be in that low margin business? We have way too many other things to do, etc.Click here to read this news article