Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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LOOT Interactive:Indie games at E3 – by Dylan Chatterjee

 June 2015, LOOT Interactive is an indie publisher that had several of their games on display at E3 this year and they all have their own niche that they fill. Indie games in general are very different than more mainstream gaming experiences, mainly because they don’t get the massive budget that ‘AAA’ games like Call of Duty get so they have to rely on things other than intense cinematic... [Read more]


VESA shows DP and USB-C at SID

June 2015 – At SID Display Week in San Jose we met with VESA to get an update on Display Port. The first demo they were showing was the new interface with the USB-C connector. This single port supports 4 lanes of display port and USB 3.1 protocol including power. The connector does not support USB3.1 and 4K displays at this time, but that development is in progress. The USB-C to display port... [Read more]


Streaming gaming wide open – Bikash Chatterjee

June 2015 – At the E3 Expo, connectivity was a major factor on the floor. The new consoles and platforms are focusing on multiplayer modes and on-line experiences over and above the single download and play single player mode. This connected format has several incarnations based on the developer and the game type. Some send simple command information on game play, some push pixels to the receiving... [Read more]


Corning large glass & performance glass featured at SID 2015

 June 2015 – At the SID Display Week 2015, Corning was showing their advancements in the availability of their 100 micron thick flexible Willow glass and their high performance Lotus NXT glass. The Willow glass has been introduced tot he market for several years and is a high performance roll processing glass. As the transition to high volume roll processing for OLED and TFT has not as yet... [Read more]


Churchill Club – top 10 trends

 May 2015 – The churchill club held its 17th annual spring dinner to review the top 10 technology trends for the future. The event held at the Fairmont The criteria for selection was the trends had to be non-obvious and be a basis for expolsive growth in the next 5 years. The event featured panelists : Bill Gurley, General Partner, Benchmark; Steve Jurvetson, Partner, DFJ; Jenny Lee, Managing... [Read more]


Intel IoT at Connections 2015

May 2015 – At the connections conference, Intel was discussion their IoT software tools and how to make the software stack for their hardware more usable to the connected home application space. Their products can utilize a number of operating system options – open source linux, Android, windows, and other private RTOS. The windows development environment is currently migrating from traditional... [Read more]


Nexia Connects across Vendors

May 2015 – At the connections conference, we met with Nexia to get an overview of their connected home platform. Their system, unlike most in the marketplace, has a DIY aspect, but is primarily targeted at the professional installer channel. The system is built around a gateway and cloud solution that is fairly agnostic to endpoint control device manufacturers, so it supports a large ecosystem... [Read more]


The Best Bang for the Bit

June 16, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment in the Internet Age, Stanford, CA—A panel considered resource allocation for developments in media delivery. Robert Kisor SMPTE past president moderated the panel. Panelists included Anne Aaron from Netflix, Wendy Aylsworth from Warner Bros., Bill Baggelaar, from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Pierre Larbier from Ateme, Paul Haskell from Harmonic, and Matthew Goldman... [Read more]


Implementing a PQ Workflow

June 16, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age, Stanford, CA—Lars Borg from Adobe describes some of the differences between standard dynamic range and high dynamic range workflows. These new specifications calling for wider color gamut and higher dynamic range will impact content workflows. Current HD TV is based on BT 709 to provide 1920 x 1080 images with a slim color gamut.... [Read more]


Image Quality Over the Internet

June 16, 2015, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age, Stanford, CA—Pat Griffis from SMPTE talked about the changes coming to TV and other video images. The advent of 4k and 8k sets will change more than the basic picture. An obvious development in the higher resolution TV sets is the increase in the number of pixels. The more noticeable changes will be in the nature of those pixels... [Read more]