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The letters of the future

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 16th 2016 | Discuss

Although we speak in code, we all have the decoder We’ve lived through, enjoyed, and profited from the PC era, and of course it’s not over yet, just shifting to the high end. As the PC (a convenient and beloved two-letter acronym, sometimes confused with political

On Siggraph and other conferences

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 3rd 2016 | Discuss

Resiliency due to relevance Siggraph and other shows are right-sized for the audience they serve. Allow me to elaborate. We at-tend, as visitors, and occasionally as speakers, several conferences a year (maybe as many as 40). Some are company events like IDF, DellWorld, GTC, etc., and most are industry events such

Could 2016 be the make or break year for consumer VR?

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 20th 2016 | Discuss

The promise of so many things this year The subject of VR is getting more air time than the U.S. political can­didates, which in itself isn’t a bad thing. Google is going to build a high-end VR HMD—no, wait a minute, they&rsquo

Seeing is, . . . everything

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 13th 2016 | Discuss

The human brain processes entire images in 13 milliseconds We are visual animals. Ninety percent of the information we gather about the world and ourselves is done by our visual system, and naturally, we use our vision as a model for all other systems. If you want to build a successful

The year shapes up

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 11th 2016 | Discuss

If the first quarter is when the tech industry states its highest ambitions and fondest dreams, the second quarter is when many promises come to fruition … or not. New products promised at the end of the previous year, and in the first quarter, will start showing up on store

FLOPS vs FRAPS: cars and GPUs

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 22nd 2016 | Discuss

What makes the difference where the rubber meets the road? FLOPS—Floating-point Operations Per Second is a measurement of a processor’s arithmetic processing speed and has been used since the early 1960s to evaluate and compare CPUs. FRAPS—FRAmes Per Second— is a benchmarking scheme


Posted by Jon Peddie on June 7th 2016 | Discuss

Born of many fathers, VR and AR grow in popularity In doing research for my book on Augmented Reality, I re­alized many people were ex­plaining AR and VR, what it is, how it works, who invented what and when. I think that is the measure of

The AIB is here to tell ya, I’m not dead yet

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 26th 2016 | Discuss

PC sales are down, it’s the end of an era, woe oh woe, what’ll we do?  Relax. The hysterical headlines of shares pushers on Seeking Alpha, Motley Fool, and various “news” sites are enough to make anyone think the world is coming to

My personal companion doesn’t know who the hell I am

Posted by Jon Peddie on May 11th 2016 | Discuss

And I no longer care When I pick up my phone, in a hurry, to try and get Shazam to wake up in time to listen to the song I am hearing, I wonder if I’ll be very lucky and manage to do that. And then if Shazam

The 10 million Frequent Pixels Club

Posted by Jon Peddie on April 26th 2016 | Discuss

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