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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.

Work anywhere any time

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 …

Predictions for the year of the horse: it’s looking pretty cloudy

It’s the year of the horse, and it’s pretty much anyone’s guess what that means for the year ahead, but it is a perfectly nifty device to hang an editorial on. There are the obvious associations. Horses are strong, they work hard, they have lots of energy, and they …Click here to read this blog entry

Deep-dive article on Nvidia’s Tegra K1 revised

In this deep-dive rundown and analysis of Nvidia’s Tegra K1 SoC, announced at CES in January, JPR analyst Alex Herrera previously presented his opinion on the relative long-term merits of two different GPU architectures. In that piece, Alex stated that for the long term, he would personally prefer an …Click here to read this news article

Baby you can drive my car

So much of the news coming out of CES was focused around cars and robots that no one is even talking much about the latest, greatest, most giant TV in the world, whatever it is. A contender is Vizio’s 120-inch Ultra HD, Samsung’s high- and ultra-high-def 102-inch curved TV. …Click here to read this blog entry

20 Pounds of AR

”Good morning sir, and welcome to Waltmar,” the smiling older gentleman with wavy silver hair said, his false teeth shining in the sunlight, ” how can we help you today? We’re having a sale on 720p pixels, and there’s still some DVDs left if you hurry.”   “Thanks,” Ranger …Click here to read this blog entry

Facebook as the new model

They’re probably doomed now At Autodesk University we heard several people describe something as the “Facebook of Engineering” or the “Facebook of CAD.” It’s funny, after a year or so of being de¬clared dead, Facebook has risen as the model for communication. Just a quick Google search also revealed …Click here to read this blog entry