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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.

On being natural

Techwatch September 28th 2016

The technology disappears when it’s working We are advancing quickly into the next generation of computing— aided and enabled, of course, by Moore’s Law and an expanding army of clever programmers who know, or are learning, how to exploit the new, tiny, yet powerful hardware. It truly is a generational revolution.  The revolution was started by the smartphone and its volume production, which rapidly brought down the price of nanoscale sensors and forced the processor makers to learn how to squeeze performance out of their designs while being ultra-conservative in the power they consumed

Ink — I love ink

Electronic ink or electronic paper (e-paper) was developed in the 1970s by Nick Sheridon at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center and it was called Gyricon. Its technical name is electrophoretic display meaning a display that forms visible images by rearranging charged pigment particles (i.e., powder like substances) using an Click here to read this blog entry

My CES

Behold the Consumer Electronics Show, an almost legendary annual occurrence which draws well over a hundred thousand people to Las Vegas. Being a gaming analyst the acronym CES would be more aptly defined as the Computer Entertainment Show, at least that's what I was looking for. My CES experience started Click here to read this blog entry

MacWorld — love it or love it

Every danged time I got to MacWorld I kill myself trying to get to the keynote. Okay, so I maybe I don’t give myself enough time. But it seems to be that getting on the 7:50 a.m. ferry for a 9:30 keynote, should be enough time. It’s Click here to read this blog entry

iPod Sets Man’s Pants On Fire

ATLANTA—The new iPod Nano is hot. But one Douglasville man said his old Nano got even hotter—hot enough to burst into flames. So I look down and I see flames coming up to my chest, said Danny Williams. Williams said the burn hole from the pocket of his Read the complete article

Upcoming 8800GT sighted

Follow the link for a picture Tweaktown claims to be Nvidia’s next gen offering. Some are worried that given a one slot cooling system the board will run too hot, but given the rumors of 3SLi a one slot design is a pretty obvious requirement.—CRD Read the complete article