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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

The Future of Visual Computing is Hybrid Reality

The future of face mounted computing (sorry head; I choose to use face) will not be Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality; but a hybrid of both. To me, Virtual and Augmented Reality are not good names for hardware platforms. They are a way of experiencing computer generated information. For example. Click here to read this blog entry

Why Sony will win first in VR

Ease of use, price, and one-stop shopping Now that Oculus has revealed its consumer version of the Rift HMD, consumers can start planning how they might engage with VR, and they have a choice—a DIY rig with a PC and Rift, or a turn-key system with Sony. Sony Click here to read this blog entry

Intel misquoted on integrated graphics overtaking discrete

At the J.P. Morgan's 14th Annual Tech Forum at the 2016 International CES. presented January 6th, 2016, Gregory Bryant, Intel’s new vice president and general manager of desktop clients platform was interviewed. As a result of that interview, a slew of stories appeared over the following days with Click here to read this blog entry

AMD’s GPUOpen offer developers access to its libraries and “metal”

The company embraces open source with game library and register data AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming platforms, from desktops, notebooks, to Click here to read this news article

The fastest, smallest enthusiast AIB ever, AMD’s R9 Nano

3D memory, wide memory buss, and very cool AMD says the new R9 Nano is the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever designed to drive 4K gaming in the living room and can do it because of ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs. We first saw the AIB at E3 in June, Click here to read this news article