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Opening Day 2011..!

Posted by Robert Dow on March 31st 2011 | Permalink
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The end of the historically long winter is finally upon us and hope springs eternal, Opening Day is here. Major League Baseball has introduced a new series of apps for the iPhone, iPad, Andrioid, Blackberry that allows you to follow every pitch and at-bat, you can find those at mlb.com here.

Image Metrics looks for new opportunities

Posted by Robert Dow on March 30th 2011 | Permalink
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Image Metrics, best known for its facial animation technology used in leading games, surprised the industry with a reverse merger and a plan to address the consumer 3D market as a publicly traded company. Read the latest on Image Metrics on our Graphic Speak website at gfxspeak.com.

“World’s Fastest” graphics card - the debate continues

Posted by Robert Dow on March 28th 2011 | Permalink
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With the release this month of competing dual-GPU graphics cards, Nvidia's GTX 590 and the AMD's HD 6990, both companies have laid claim to the moniker "world's fastest". As our friends at Hexus.net try to explain, it is quite subjective. Read more on the debate here.

CorelDRAW.com for the iPhone

Posted by Robert Dow on March 25th 2011 | Permalink
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Corel has released new app for the CorelDraw Graphics Suite. The new app lets you connect to the CorelDRAW.com community from your iPhone or iPod touch. Browse the galleries for design inspiration, ask and answer questions in the forums and interact with other CorelDRAW fans. Learn more about the new app here.

Multi-GPU GeForce GTX 590 Released

Posted by Robert Dow on March 24th 2011 | Permalink
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On the heels of their most recent midrange product launch, the GTX 550 Ti, Nvidia rolled out their flagship AIB the dual GPU GTX 590.This top of the line, take no prisoners, 3GB GDDR5 AIB with a massive 384-bit memory bus (per GPU) has delivered some impressive scores. Does it outperform 2 GTX 480s or 2 GTX 580s? Read our review of the GTX 590 here.

Registration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2011

Posted by Robert Dow on March 22nd 2011 | Permalink
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The 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will be taking place this year in Vancouver, the 7th - 11th of August. Registration is open to experience all of the latest advances in computer graphics and interactive techniques with your international colleagues, collaborators, and friends. Read more about SIGGRAPH 2011 here.

PCMark 7 Announced For Windows 7

Posted by Robert Dow on March 22nd 2011 | Permalink
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Futuremark, the developer of popular graphic intensive benchmarking software such as 3DMark 11, announced PCMark 7, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. You can read more about the new benchmark suite here.

3D is good for kids: We knew it all along

Posted by Robert Dow on March 18th 2011 | Permalink
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Despite a warning from Nintendo not to buy the 3DS for children 6 or under, American optometrists are welcoming the device. Aside from the fact that the 3DS is good clean fun "The 3DS could be a godsend for identifying kids under 6 who need vision therapy," say vision experts. Read about the unforeseen advantages of the 3DS here.

Nvidia introduces new Mainstream AIB

Posted by Robert Dow on March 17th 2011 | Permalink
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The new GTX 550 Ti enters the mainstream segment checking in at the $149 price point. It will feature 192 Cuda Cores, 900 MHz Graphics Clock, 1GB of GDDR5 with a Texture Fill Rate of 28.8 billion texels per second. You can read about new Nvidia offering here and our review in the upcoming issue of TechWatch.

Autodesk simulator allows public to test out new roads

Posted by Robert Dow on March 16th 2011 | Permalink
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Our Golden Gate Bridge is being revamped and the San Francisco Transportation Authority showed off the new Presidio Parkway driving simulator Tuesday at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. The sim includes a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals and a working speedometer. Read about the simulator here.