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NVIDIA Project Logan processor assimilates Kepler mobile

NVIDIA Project Logan processor assimilates Kepler mobile

This week NVIDIA is once again blurring the lines between desktop and mobile graphics with a note on the introduction of Kepler technology into their next-generation mobile processor. NVIDIA suggests that, "from a graphics perspective, this is as big a milestone for mobile as the first GPU, GeForce 256, was for the PC when it was introduced 14 years ago." This is the first set of details we're getting on Project Logan, the next processor architecture in the Tegra chipset family.

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NVIDIA QUADRO K6000 becomes new world’s most powerful graphics card for professionals

NVIDIA QUADRO K6000 becomes new world’s most powerful graphics card for professionals

This week at the annual computer graphics conference known as Siggraph, NVIDIA has let loose information on their next-generation NVIDIA QUADRO K6000. This is NVIDIA QUADRO release is the new most powerful graphics card on the market - so says NVIDIA, bringing the world's largest graphics memory with 12GB onboard. This isn't the sort of processing power you'll be using for anything less than the most power-hungry tasks on the planet.

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Disney Research Aireal adds real force-feedback to Kinect gaming

Disney Research Aireal adds real force-feedback to Kinect gaming

Next-gen gaming won't be truly immersive until it blows, Disney Research believes, and it has the Kinect accessory to fix that tactile omission. Aireal uses a focused blast of air, fired from a compact cannon designed to sit alongside a sensor-bar like Kinect, to make action on the screen feel all the more realistic; shown off at SIGGRAPH in July, the cannon can track a player around and synchronize with the gameplay.

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Xbox 720 will do without IllumiRoom at launch, Microsoft confirms

Xbox 720 will do without IllumiRoom at launch, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft's IllumiRoom technology, which turns your living room into an augmented reality gaming arena by expanding graphics from the confines of your TV, won't be baked in time for the next-gen Xbox, the company has confirmed. The projection technology, which uses Kinect to digitally map a room and then digitally overlay dynamically changing graphics linked to the on-screen entertainment, will be shown off in concept form this year, Microsoft Research's Hrvoje Benko and Brett Jones confirmed to Engadget, but is nowhere near ready for commercial release.

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Quantigraphic camera promises HDR eyesight from Father of AR

Quantigraphic camera promises HDR eyesight from Father of AR

Augmented reality isn't just a gimmick for Google Glass and Nokia City Lens, but could make industrial work safer and improve visibility for those with partial sight, according to new research. The team at Eyetap, led by "father of AR" Professor Steve Mann, has cooked up a so-called quantigraphic camera for a new WeldCam HDRchitecture (HDRchitecture) helmet that rather than simply mask the bright lighting produced by welding equipment, actually uses HDR photography techniques to pick out the details the wearer most needs to see.

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FCam adds RAW and HDR capture to Nokia N900

FCam adds RAW and HDR capture to Nokia N900

Mobile photography could get a shot in the arm thanks to the combined efforts of Stanford University researchers and Nokia Research, who have pushed a new open-source digital photography platform out the door. FCam - or "Frankencamera" - is initially available for the Nokia N900, and unlocks high-end functionality like RAW image capture, full manual controls and low-light imagery through combining multiple shots of varying ISO and exposure settings.

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3D tactile holographic display created in Japan [Video]

3D tactile holographic display created in Japan [Video]

Scientists from the University of Tokyo have created what they're calling an Airborne Ultrasound Tactile Display, that's basically a touchable holographic 3D display.  Integrating a concave mirror onto which an LCD projector creates the image part of the system, together with an acoustic radiation pressure generator, the display can generate the feel of coming into physical contact with projected 3D objects as the user moves their hand around.

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ATI FirePro V8750 flagship 3D video card with CrossFire Pro [Video]

ATI FirePro V8750 flagship 3D video card with CrossFire Pro [Video]

AMD have announced the latest in its high-end professional 3D video cards, the ATI FirePro V8750 3D workstation accelerator, promising four times the processing power over rival systems.  The FirePro V8750 boasts 2GB of memory with range-topping 115.2GB/sec bandwidth, together with 800 shader processing units, full 30-bit display pipeline and stream computing compatibility.

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