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The back-to-school season kicks off with a bang

Posted by Kathleen Maher on September 11th 2013 | Discuss
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Intel’s IDF promotes the Internet of things and Apple introduces new things It’s back-to-school time and the news is coming really thick and fast. Is Apple doomed? Is the PC dead? Did Miley Cyrus do anything really embarrassing in the last 24 hours? We’re all

Five years: yet another long strange trip …

Posted by Kathleen Maher on August 27th 2013 | Discuss
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And in half the time! I was asked recently to write about the five most important market develop¬ments of the last five years. I have no idea why; David Letterman was busy or something. As I considered what I would write about, I found myself thinking about how

Systems thinking and the individual

Posted by Kathleen Maher on August 16th 2013 | Discuss
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Companies and users are not on the same page Recently, I wrote an article in CGW about Adobe’s march to subscription and a long time Adobe customer sent a simple terse comment: ain’t ever going to subscribe, ever, she said. She, like so many people, hates

Seeing more

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 6th 2013 | Discuss
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Tablets have screen sizes from 7-inches to 20-inches and sell for $70 to over $1,200. They have PPI ranging from 132 to 339. Factoring that data for some of the more popular devices we produced the following chart of the cost per megapixel.   Ironically, the lowest cost tablet, the 7-inch Ematic ($75) got the

It’s never business as usual in the film industry

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 31st 2013 | Discuss
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A ruthless commitment to cooperation drives business The Siggraph show is just about our favorite show of the year. I love movies and Jon knows just about everyone in the business. Come to think of it, by this time we both know an awful lot of people in the graphics

Tempests in tea pots, real time

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 17th 2013 | Discuss
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Siggraph is almost here. For some this is a small show – and tragically it’s getting smaller, but it’s our favorite show in the world. It’s where our roots are. Over the years the show has been dominated by the Hollywood forces; more&rsquo

Change is what should happen to other people

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 15th 2013 | Discuss
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Jon Peddie has observed that technologists write continuously about the death of the PC but more often than not we’re all using PCs as we write to mourn its passing. Most workers in the western world do their work on PCs and that includes cashiers as well as

Innovation; what takes so long?

Posted by Kathleen Maher on June 19th 2013 | Discuss
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The subject for today is innovation. Isn’t it always? Yeah, but innovation isn’t something that can be tapped like a maple tree; it doesn’t arrive just because you sent a trainload of cash to go get it. After a long silence, AMD has unveiled

Trends and Forecasts in Computer Graphics

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 19th 2013 | Discuss
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A new semi-regular series Having just finished a book on the history of computer graphics I’ve decided to be Janus and also look at the future, which seems appropriate because that’s where we’re all going to end up. Over the next few months I

Nvidia’s “Core” business

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 19th 2013 | Discuss
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Nvidia introduces a new business unit targeted at the other billion opportunities Nvidia has been involved with embedded, semi-custom and IP sales for special customers like Sony, Microsoft, Intel and Audi for several years, so they are no stranger to the idea, or the issues in supporting such customers. In