Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

April 2016 – The scientific computing space and the content creation space relies heavily on engineering workstations. At the Nvidia GTC expo, Lenovo was showing their new series of compute and graphics centric workstations that connect to the central servers and the Nvidia appliances. The expo was showing the new line of portable workstations that [...]

April 2016 – The theme for this years Nvidia GTC conference was focused on AI and cognitive computing dir Neural Networks. While these are a core of their new direction for their computing appliances (Nvidia DGX-1) and high capacity devices (Tesla P100), the mainstay of the company which is graphics compute for scientific and media [...]

April 2016 – At the Nvidia GTC event in San Jose, IBM held a tutorial on the use of Watson in the cloud and the SDK and application areas that are best targeted to the platform. To support the community, IBM has introduced the developer cloud (https://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/developercloud/) which is bringing cognitive computing to developer apps [...]

April 2016 – We had a chance to test the next generation of studio reference headphones from Beyerdynamics the DT1770PRO. This new headphone is designed for the studio, live location recording, DJ & home studio use. It is the premier platform the BD Tesla drivers which use new materials to create and control a high [...]

April 2016 – The rapidly growing interest in the emerging market of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) is driving content creation. To better address this need, Dell has updated their Precision workstation line to provide options that are optimized for VR/AR content creation and development with all the reliability of their long running [...]

March 2016 – In a briefing with Samsung SSI’s Michael Smullen, we discussed the newest high density SSD drive for the enterprise marketplace. The 2.5” SAS SSD uses the new 3D NAND Flash technology from Samsung and sports a industry leading 15.36TB capacity. For a 2.5” product, this surpasses even HDD density. The drive, which [...]

March 2016 – At GDC San Francisco, theme park ride pioneers Landmark Entertainment spoke on the key points for developing a VR project and their new VR offering. CEO Tony Christopher spoke on the history of the company’s experience, since formation in 1988, in the creation of interactive and immersive experiences. These have largely been [...]

February 2016 – We received the long awaited Edwin the Duck toy to test in our media lab. The toy is designed to be a companion toy for children from a few months old to about age 5-6. It is designed as a modern electronic friend that adds functions as the child grows. Edwin is [...]

February 2016 – We first looked at the BACtrack Mobile Pro in 2015 on both iOS and Android devices. Following CES 2016, we had a chance to take another look at the product and improvements made in the software and device. The base product itself is relatively unchanged. The unit provides police quality alcohol measurement, [...]

February 2016 – Rivet Networks, the new owners of the Killer Wireless technology, was talking about their new networking product.  The Killer Wireless technology has been updated to support the 802.11ac (killer wireless-ac 1535) standard and the same packet management technology has been integrated into their Killer Ethernet (E2400) product.  The combination networking chip, supporting [...]