Jon Peddie Blogs

When is enough, enough?

Posted by Kathleen Maher on May 20th 2014 | Permalink
Categories General Interest,
Tags: technology citrix eurotrends

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13 hours is enough for one workday The French, bless them, have decreed that work ends when workers leave the office. In a deal negotiated between employer federations and unions, workers can feel free to ignore emails from their bosses that come in after hours, and employers are being asked to

The next great era of computing started yesterday

Posted by Kathleen Maher on March 19th 2014 | Permalink
Categories General Interest,
Tags: apple sxsw gdc

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My mom figures everyone who works in the high-tech industry must know each other. She’ll ask if I know Julia O’Conner’s daughter, “She works in computers out there.” I don’t even know Julia O’Conner, but my mom sees

Focusing on the big picture

Posted by Kathleen Maher on November 21st 2013 | Permalink
Categories General Interest,
Tags: nvidia amd intel qualcomm maher jpr computer vision

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As the players jockey for position, they look for territory to claim When you’ve been all over the place, it gets kind of hard to concentrate. The fragmenting digital market is just a huge challenge for companies to keep up with, and as a result, small companies have

Trends and Forecasts in Computer Graphics— power-efficient rendering

Posted by Jon Peddie on October 1st 2013 | Permalink
Categories General Interest,
Tags: apple qualcomm opengl es pixar tiling computer graphics imagination technologies opensubdivision power management deferred rendering

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This is the second in a series of observations about computer graphics (CG) trends, opportunities, and challenges.  (the first installment can be found at http://jonpeddie.com/blogs/comments/trends-and-forecasts-in-computer-graphics/ )   Introduction Today’s mobile processors are improving at an astonishing rate – and consequently delivering visually stunning

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

Posted by Kathleen Maher on September 11th 2013 | Permalink
Categories General Interest,
Tags: intel apple idf 64-bit krzanich moore's law

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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

Innovation; what takes so long?

Posted by Kathleen Maher on June 19th 2013 | Permalink
Categories General Interest,
Tags: amd apple iphone cad maher e3 innovation

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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 | Permalink
Categories General Interest, New product showcase,
Tags: apple mobile khronos trends api forecast

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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

Calling all old pixel pushers

Posted by Jon Peddie on January 17th 2011 | Permalink
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I'm proud to say that I have been elected president of the Siggraph Pioneers for 2011 and 2012.My first act in this role is to invite new members to the organization.If you've been involved with computer graphics for the past 20 years or more you're eligible, and you should join us.

E3 Press event – press need not attend

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 16th 2010 | Permalink
Categories General Interest, Show reports,
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Against my better judgment I went to E3 two days early so I could attend the “press events” of the console companies. These events are often associated with some form (ahem) of entertainment. They are also oversubscribed, overcrowded, and usually uninformative. Why then are these megamillion dollar extravaganzas

Siggraph!

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 10th 2009 | Permalink
Categories General Interest, Show reports,
Tags: graphics siggraph jon peddie rendering

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For a recession, in an off-the-beaten-track southern city, in the dead of summer, Siggraph had a robust turnout, My guess was that about 18k pixel-loving souls made the trek, but the actual count was a little over 11k. I saw a lot of old friends, some from Japan, some