The Long Tail | The “Pro-Am” Revolution

January 5th, 2005

The Long Tail | The "Pro-Am" Revolution: "The 'Pro-Am' Revolution

One of the big difference between the head and the tail of producers is that the further you are in the tail the more likely you are to have to keep your day job. And that's okay. The distinction between 'professional' producers and 'amateurs' is blurring and may in fact be ultimately irrelevant.

Ken Kutaragi, Cell and Playstation 3 | www.japaninc.com

January 5th, 2005

http://www.japaninc.com/newsletters/index.html?list=jin&issue=275:

"Ken Kutaragi, the brains behind the PlayStation games consoles, believes that the chip -- codenamed 'cell' -- will give future video games machines the power to animate figures as realistically and smoothly as Golem in the Lord of the Rings, or the CGI hero in the recent film version of The Hulk.

XEngine – The Platform- and API-Independent 3D Eng…

December 13th, 2004

XEngine - The Platform- and API-Independent 3D Engine:

"XEngine is a platform- and rendering-API-independent 3D engine for real-time visualization with support for programmable graphics pipeline architectures and is implemented in C . The engine aims at flexible support for many of the shading languages available today, so that existing shaders can easily be re-used.

The PVRBlog Interview: Ten Questions with TiVo’s D…

December 12th, 2004

The PVRBlog Interview: Ten Questions with TiVo's Director of User Experience, Margret Schmidt | PVRblog:

"Margret was kind enough to answer ten questions about how TiVo's UI was originally developed, how new features are added, and how the sound UI came to be, among others.

TheFeature :: The Eyes Have It

October 28th, 2004

TheFeature :: The Eyes Have It:

"On first glance, the virtual retinal display (VRD) developed at the University of Washington's Human Interface Technology Laboratory resembles a traditional heads-up display, a tiny monitor mounted just inches from your eyeball.

PhysOrg: SCOPO | Wearable LCD Display

October 16th, 2004

PhysOrg: SCOPO } Wearable LCD Display: "Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, one of the world leaders in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment, is going to introduce next year a headset with a small liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen.

Super-powered peer to peer | CNET News.com

October 6th, 2004

Super-powered peer to peer | CNET News.com: "StreamCast Networks on Wednesday plans to release an updated version of its Morpheus file-swapping software, showcasing new search technology that could dramatically strengthen peer-to-peer networks. "

IBM’s ‘Marvel’ to scour Net for video, audio | CNET

September 29th, 2004

IBM's 'Marvel' to scour Net for video, audio | CNET News.com:

"Researchers at Big Blue are attempting to create a search engine, code-named Marvel, that will retrieve video and/or audio clips that for the most part can't easily be retrieved today on the Internet.

NASA World Wind

September 27th, 2004

NASA World Wind:

"World Wind allows any user to zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth, leveraging high resolution LandSat imagery and SRTM elevation data to experience Earth in visually rich 3D, just as if they were really there."

Wireless data gamble | Newsmakers | CNET

September 22nd, 2004

Wireless data gamble | Newsmakers | CNET News.com:

"U.S. cell phone service providers, including Seven customers Cingular Wireless and Sprint, are counting on wireless data services like downloading games and movies to succeed in order to offset steep declines in the price of phone calls, their core product.