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U.S. Economy Grew at 4% Rate in Q2, Beating Expectations

July 30th 2014

The United States economy rebounded heartily in the spring after a dismal winter, the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday, growing at an annual rate of 4 percent from April through June.In its initial estimate for the second quarter, the government cited major gains in inventories for private businesses as well as exports and personal consumption spending that added to the growth. Economists, who had been hoping for a full reversal of the first quarter’s decline, were thrilled with the second quarter’s numbers.

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Techwatch July 30th 2014

Share your GPU, use your colleagues We truly have entered the era of ubiquitous computing. It started in the 1960s with time-share computers, expanded in the late ’70s with the commercialization of the APRANET into the Internet, and further developed in mid-2000s as the concept of the cloud became universal. The final step was virtualization, and specifically virtualization of the GPU. Virtualization of the GPU has had many fathers. The first commercially available example of it was 3Dlabs’ virtualization of code space in the GPU in 2004 in the Wildcat VP. Also in 2004, Imagination Technologies enabled a single …

The future of CAD

The computer industry may seem to change at the speed of light but that's not true of the CAD industry. After back to back meetings with Autodesk and Dassault I am struck once again by the slow pace of change. I've decided to see this in a positive light. …Click here to read this blog entry

China’s engineers are more likely to join a start-up than Americans

Chinese engineers are younger, less-educated, unhappier in their current jobs and more likely to join a startup than their American counterparts according to survey released today comparing the hopes and dreams of engineers on either side of the Pacific. Chinese engineers also reported lower levels of education. A bachelor’s …Read the complete article

HP’s Image is Changing

Being cool and hip in the computer industry is tough. Each company has their own following who, in turn consider their own brand to have these qualities. However, appealing to the high margin “influencers” is a different story.Despite their best efforts, Hewlett-Packard has not really been hip and cool …Click here to read this news article

Microsoft looks to “Halo 3” to hold Xbox console lead

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg)—Microsoft Corp. took the lead in video-game players after it introduced the Xbox 360 in November 2005, five years after entering the business. Now the world’s largest software maker is banking on another new product to stay No. 1 ... Estimates of the first day sales of …Read the complete article

Nvidia delivers first modern motherboard GPU to Intel-based desktops

SANTA CLARA, CA—SEPTEMBER 25, 2007—The recent introduction of Microsoft Vista and a slew of other 3D-optimized applications, including Google Maps and Microsoft Office 2007, have redefined customers’ expectations for experiencing visually-rich mainstream applications on their home and business PCs. As a result, consumers have now made the GPU a …Read the complete article