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THE Q3 2016 QUARTER IN REVIEW - Summer is over and work begins

October 6th 2016

We have compiled some of our best articles, reviews and editorials from the 3rd quarter 2016 and made them available in a new quarterly review. Read Kathleen Maher's editorial THE QUARTER IN REVIEW - Summer is over and work begins, and download the quarterly and the latest issues of TechWatch on our TechWatch Product Page.

Is VR the new electricity?

Techwatch October 12th 2016

Is AI the new light bulb? Virtual reality (VR) and artificial in­telligence (AI) remind me of stories I’ve read describing the late 1800s and early 1900s when people were finding novel uses for electricity, like electrocuting elephants and lighting up the streets at night. Personally, I saw such follow-on de­velopments technology in person with the minicomputer era, again in the PC revolution, and once more with the smartphone. I think that’s where we are today with AI, deep learning, and VR, and to a lesser extent AR. Electricity was an expensive, privi

My customer, my supplier

Subscriptions open the portals for media flow Today, Adobe is rolling out new improvements in its Creative Cloud services. Because Adobe’s products span so many creative industries — photography, graphic arts, illustration, video production, movie production, marketing, audio, and all the jobs that fit somewhere in between&mdash Click here to read this blog entry

Portrait Displays synergic acquisition of SpectraCal

Adding color analysis to color correct makes total sense Portrait Displays has been supplying visual enhancement software applications and middleware solutions for the computer display industry for almost two decades but didn’t have a closed-loop system. Customers relied on third parties to measure the results (at the screen). Click here to read this blog entry

Why I go to COFES - It’s not for the wine

I’ve gone to COFES for the past 10 or 15 years, I can’t remember, and don’t care. When Brad first started it he tried to get me to come, but I was either too busy or too cheap. When I finally got my lazy butt to Click here to read this blog entry

Looking forward - To the GTC conference

Every year now for the past seven years Nvidia has presented a GPU conference. The first on in Late September 2008 was named the GPU Technology Conference, and it overwhelmed the Fairmont hotel, and prompting the company to rename it GTC and move it to the convention center. This year Click here to read this blog entry

Is Xbox becoming a PC?

Microsoft unifies PC and Xbox One platforms into one ecosystem with Universal Windows Applications (UWAs) Microsoft announced over a year ago in January 2015, that it was bringing Xbox apps to Windows 10 PCs, and that would allow cross-platform play and a cohesive friends list across both platforms. In November, the Xbox Click here to read this blog entry