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MTBS-TV: Interview With Dreamworks and Jon Peddie Research

August 19th 2014

Dr. Lincoln Wallen (CTO of Dreamworks Animation) and Dr. Jon Peddie (CEO of Jon Peddie Research) talk about virtualization in Cloud Computing and their opinions about modern virtual and augmented reality. The interview with Neil Schneider can be seen HERE on MTBS3D.com.

We’ve crossed the line, and there’s no turning back

Techwatch August 12th 2014

What’s in a name?  The Holy Grail in computer graphics is the suspension of disbelief—to tell such a convincing story with pixels that the viewer not only totally believes it, but thinks he or she is in it, a participant, voluntary or not. We’ve had such experiences in the cinema for a long time. A story is told, and we become so engrossed with it that when there is a shocking moment like the Alien popping out of an unexpected place, or a FedEx airplane falls apart, we duck, scream, or worse. The images stay with us for decades …

Web 2.0 or deja vu all over again?

I was at dinner with some very interesting and urbane executive types in Boston recently. The subject of what's next/what's the latest trend/where's the money came up as it inevitably does. We were talking about Web 2.0 and how interesting it all was that MySpace had become so last …Click here to read this blog entry

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