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Take part in our 2015 Virtualization Usage Survey

September 22nd 2015

JPR and Business Advantage are committed to obtaining valuable insights for you and the industry by gathering feedback on new trends. We are hoping to collect your opinions on Virtualization (virtual workstations and remote graphics) and to better understand your needs, awareness, and usage of these solutions.Simply click on the link to get started Link to the SURVEY. The survey will take about 10 minutes and must be completed by October 10th. We need your input to make this survey a success. Please be assured that all answers are completely confidential and will be used only in combination with others we receive. All participants who complete the survey will receive a summary of the results, and will be entered in a prize draw to have a $500 donation made to a charity in their name.

Will VR reverse the discrete GPU trend?

Techwatch October 7th 2015

Discrete GPU shipments have been in decline for some time, as software to take advantage of their power lags and Moore’s Law let free- GPUs, those integrated GPUs that come with the processor and aren’t charged for, catch up and run three- and four-year-old apps pretty well. Seems most folks are happy with three- or four-year-old apps, and operating systems, too—if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?  Today’s high-end GPUs are acceptable if they can run a game at 30 frames a second (fps). Sixty fps would be

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 the Read 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

Bad Box Office? Blame ‘Halo’

from Advertising Age ( The joystick has brought Ben Stiller nothing but sorrow. Total industry ticket sales were only $80 million for the Oct. 5 weekend the film opened, a whopping 27% below the same weekend the year before, according to research firm Media by Numbers. That’s the industry’s worst Read the complete article

Leopard, Apple’s new operating system, broadens Macs’ reach

Apple Inc.‘s next-generation operating system, Mac OS X “Leopard,” will be available Oct. 26 for $129, and Apple’s online store is taking pre-orders, the company said Tuesday. Leopard was originally due in June, but Apple said in April that it needed to divert resources so it could launch the much-anticipated Read the complete article

iPhone owner sues Apple for $1 million

SAN JOSE, California (AP)—A New York woman is so angry at Apple Inc. for lopping $200 off the price of the iPhone that she’s filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages. Speaking of affordable prices. Apple has found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit after a woman Read the complete article