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Famed COFES conference becomes non-profit institute

Famed COFES conference becomes non-profit institute

The list of attendees since 2000 is a true Who’s Who of the engineering software industry.  The legendary COFES — Congress on the Future of Engineering Software — has become the centerpiece of a new non-profit foundation, 18 years after it was founded to be a conference more about attendee conversations than the keynote speakers or […]

By April 9, 2017 Read More →
Privacy versus security in an augmented reality world

Privacy versus security in an augmented reality world

Can the next leap in technology help us reduce fear of the unknown? Is privacy obsolete?   By Jon Peddie Privacy is about the things you want to hide, whereas security is about the things you want to protect. And, I think they are two totally different things. I recently gave a lecture on augmented […]

By April 7, 2017 Read More →
Why Apple must refresh the Mac Pro

Why Apple must refresh the Mac Pro

Apple is nearing irrelevance in a surging workstation market. Thermal issues are one problem, market perception is another. By Randall S. Newton In the past few days a flurry of articles have come out discussing an unusual occurrence at Apple: candor about the future of the Mac as a professional computer. It seems the executive […]

By April 5, 2017 Read More →
AMD has a winner with Ryzen

AMD has a winner with Ryzen

Mt. Tiburon Testing Lab puts an AMD-equipped Cyberpower PC through the paces. By C. Robert Dow AMD is betting big on its latest processor line, Ryzen. It has been designed from the ground up for both performance and efficiency. AMD says it has achieved a 52% gain in performance over its previous generation Excavator core […]

By March 29, 2017 Read More →
Virtual Reality through the screen door

Virtual Reality through the screen door

Overhyped and underperforming, consumer VR still suffers from latency and gaps in the display. By Jon Peddie I’m seeing more than I want to, or maybe not enough. Our eyes are just too good. Too good for the VR and AR displays we can afford and are able to build today. VR has a taxonomy […]

By March 24, 2017 Read More →
Complex systems expert to deliver COFES keynote

Complex systems expert to deliver COFES keynote

Melanie Mitchell will explore the “sciences of complexity,” a multi-discipline approach to adaptive behavior in complex systems. An expert in complex systems will deliver the keynote address at COFES 2017, the annual think tank event for the engineering software industry.   Melanie Mitchell is “an intellectual leader in the field of complex adaptive systems and […]

By March 6, 2017 Read More →
Discovering the importance of lighting in creating immersive 3D

Discovering the importance of lighting in creating immersive 3D

Game studios are using real-time lighting to improve realism, but it will take a graphics ecosystem to take VR content to the next level. A driving goal for the visual motion arts (video, cinema, games) has always been the creation of an immersive experience. The suspension of disbelief can be engaged with compelling stories  — […]

By February 3, 2017 Read More →
Business applications will drive VR adoption

Business applications will drive VR adoption

WorldViz CEO Andrew Beall predicts industrial use will drive adoption of VR in 2018.

Tim Sweeney’s practical guide to reaching the visionary Metaverse

Tim Sweeney’s practical guide to reaching the visionary Metaverse

The founder of Epic Games and the co-creator of the Unreal Engine for game development sees how get to immersive social virtual reality — soon. We don’t often post items here for the purpose of sending you somewhere else, but VentureBeat has a great interview (as in “I wish I had done it.”) Dean Takahaski of Venture Beat sat […]

By December 13, 2016 Read More →
Moore’s law is not dead

Moore’s law is not dead

Lawrence Berkeley Lab reveals semiconductor research resulting in the first transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate.

By November 9, 2016 Read More →