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A more critical look at virtual reality

April 27th 2016

Panelists debate the long-term effects of VR on physical and mental health, as well as the realistic potential market. Panelists at a session on virtual reality this week at the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany were not exactly fawning enthusiasts. Concerns were raised regarding physical and mental health, the reality of market projections, and the “chicken and egg” nature of the VR market, where hardware is useless without content, but content makers need a marketplace.See more at: Read more on GraphicSpeak

The 10 million Frequent Pixels Club

Techwatch April 26th 2016

Just like the airlines and hotels I’ve been thinking about establishing a Frequent Pixels Club. You know, how you can accumulate miles from an airline based on how frequently you fly, or points from a hotel based on how many times you stayed at the chain. Well. what about your pixel points?  What if we add up all the pixels we acquired each year? For example, if you bought a 4K TV in 2016, that would put 8.29 million pixels in your account. If you get a new smartphone like the Samsung S7, that adds 3.68 million, and if you

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

AMD and Intel show mixed results

AMD suffered loses and lower sales, while Intel was up in sales and profits. The second quarter was seasonally down in consumer PCs, but up in the datacenter which helped Intel. Intel also benefited from IoT, AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment, revenue increased. and that is where the Click here to read this news article