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Avegant Glyph: Big screen video in your face

Avegant Glyph: Big screen video in your face

Elegant design keeps you in the real world. By Jon Peddie The Avegant Glyph, which costs $699, is designed for media consumption. Looking at it is like watching a 60-inch 720p TV in your living room. The device looks a lot like an oversized Beats headphone, which makes it socially acceptable and inviting. Have you […]

By June 3, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia GTX 1080, Pascal technology for gamers

Nvidia GTX 1080, Pascal technology for gamers

Nvidia adds a wealth of features for gamers to the GeForce GTX including an expanded VRWorks, the Ansel camera, multi-GPU support with expanded over-clocking options, and optimized views for VR, curved screens, and multiple monitors. By Jon Peddie Nvidia announced its GeForce GTX 1080, the first gaming add-in board based on the company’s new Pascal architecture. […]

By May 17, 2016 Read More →
Samsung Gear headset is a great way to try virtual reality

Samsung Gear headset is a great way to try virtual reality

Easy to install, quick to learn. If content keeps up this will be a top seller. By Jon Peddie Samsung Gear, the new virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD), is easy as can be to get started. Put in a phone, it tells you to download and install the Gear app. Just hit “Next” a couple […]

By May 15, 2016 Read More →
Make 360-degree movies with Autonomous Teleport stereoscopic camera

Make 360-degree movies with Autonomous Teleport stereoscopic camera

The unit snaps onto your Android smartphone. By Jon Peddie The Autonomous Teleport lets you save and share videos in stereoscopic 3D (S3D). The kit comes with smartphone headset and a dual-camera (for stereo vision) module. The camera module captures at 720p HD, and is small enough to put in your pocket or purse. You […]

By May 6, 2016 Read More →
HP refreshes Z1 all-in-one workstation

HP refreshes Z1 all-in-one workstation

Moore’s Law and new graphics preferences make the all-in-one price competitive with traditional workstations. By Jon Peddie HP has revamped the Z1—their ground-breaking machine that was the first all-in-one workstation. So now, six or so years later, HP has been able to engineer some of the cost and weight out of the machine and refine […]

By May 4, 2016 Read More →
Microsoft cranks up the buzz for Holoportation

Microsoft cranks up the buzz for Holoportation

You don’t know what it is, but you think you want one. By Jon Peddie Microsoft says holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real time— kind of a beam-me-up-Scotty thing. When combined with mixed reality […]

By April 29, 2016 Read More →
Intel goes in for an alignment

Intel goes in for an alignment

The wheels aren’t coming off, but they are bit out of line Intel Corporation, one of the best and biggest engineering companies in the world, has had to make a reality check. Those are tough times for any company or individual, tough but essential if you’re going to survive. Intel is going to survive, make […]

By April 20, 2016 Read More →
Portrait Displays synergic acquisition of SpectraCal

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). And although that worked, there could be […]

By April 18, 2016 Read More →
AMD powering new generation of laptops

AMD powering new generation of laptops

Jon Peddie offers a quick summary of why Bristol Ridge is worthy of your consideration. AMD is rolling out its seventh-generation APU code-named Bristol Ridge. (APU means Accelerated Processing Unit; it’s AMD’s way to combine CPU and GPU in one chip.) It’s bigger, faster, uses less power, and has found homes in Acer, HP, Lenovo […]

By April 14, 2016 Read More →
Even if you build virtual reality, they might not come

Even if you build virtual reality, they might not come

2016 is going to the test if the market succeeds— content holds the key. By Jon Peddie I’m on record as saying that without compelling content, virtual reality (VR) will be a short lived, expensive novelty that will break the hearts, and in some cases wallets, of users and investors. Compelling means taking the nonsense […]

By April 4, 2016 Read More →