Education, Hardware, News, Virtual Reality (VR)

PIXO VR releases gas meter inspection training system

VR safety training company PIXO VR today announced the release of its Gas Meter Safety Inspection VR Training system, marking the first time their VR training module has been made commercially available for utility companies. The system addresses the challenge of providing reliable, efficient training to natural gas company employees responsible for discovering problems in gas meters — something normally difficult given the many possible configurations and defects workers may need to tackle. PIXO VR says that their system can help this by more rapidly closing the experience gap between new and long-tenure workers, by putting trainees into a highly-realistic 3D simulated environment that simulates

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Cross-Strait News Daily Round-Up for Nov. 25

Here are the top business stories from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong for Nov. 25 2014.

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Android, Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Nokia Returns with Nokia N1 Tablet by Foxconn

Nokia N1 Front

Nokia’s brand is getting a reboot with the announcement of the Nokia N1 Android tablet, which is the result of a partnership between Nokia and Foxconn.

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Analysis

Nokia’s Chennai Plant Closure Is A Setback For Manufacturing In India

With the largest electronics manufacturing facility in the country shutdown, the government needs to re-evaluate antiquated laws and start from scratch.

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Business, Graphics, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

HP's Sprout Wants To Feel Your Touch

Sprout is HP’s newest initiative to reinvent the way people work with computers to create art, presentation, and media.

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Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Tactus Signs Wistron as Strategic Manufacturing Partner

Tactus, the maker of the tactile touch technology (with many applications) has signed a strategic manufacturing partnership with one of the world’s largest ODMs, Wistron, which includes a strategic investment from Wistron to help Tactus grow. For those of you unfamiliar with Tactus, they are the company that originally started out a few years ago promising to bring physical keyboards to touch screens. Now, they are promising to bring physical buttons to more than just touch screens, but with far more usefulness and simplicity. We actually have a video of Tactus’ latest technology from this year’s CES to demonstrate how the technology works. This announcement

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3D, AMD, Business, Companies, Graphics, Hardware, Intel

TSMC introduces 40nm volume production, advances in front of Intel

A while ago, I spoke with my sources at TSMC, who were quite decisive to make it to the front on the field of chip manufacturing. Heads of this Taiwanese giant decided to invest more than 10 billion USD in order to become world’s most advanced manufacturer, and their roadmap is more aggressive than anyone in the industry. The results of that investment are slowly coming to life, and as of today, TSMC has more advanced manufacturing process than any other competitor in the manufacturing business. Intel will argue its (very important, though) Hafnium or High-K material, but ever since I became a journalist, Intel

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AMD, Business, Companies, Graphics, Intel

AMD keeps on killing its saviors, continues malicious benchmark practice

When it comes to AMD, this is the one company that is really a talent when it comes to destroying its own golden gooses. Sometimes out of knowledge, sometimes out of pure malice, the company’s heart is far from one that was the core when Colonel Sanders was in charge. The company that Sanders lead was always on the edge, but it was that edge that created AMD K7 and K8 architecture (NexGen), it was the edge that went into sponsorship deal with Ferrari and commanded with 45% of 4P server space (for a while). Reactive AMD was the one that stopped investment in 65nm

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AMD, Companies, CPU, Hardware, Intel

Intel starts to phase out 65nm CPUs

If anyone doubts Intel’s leadership in the world of CPUs and manufacturing, just think of the following: its nearest competitor is yet to ship its 45nm products in any volume, while Chipzilla started to phase out 65nm CPUs as 45nm ones took over. While the world is waiting on AMD’s Shanghai and Deneb, Intel’s 45nm Core and Xeon processors overtook 65nm ones and the company decided to phase out or EOL (End Of Life) no less than 31 different 65nm processors. Intel claims the company has achieved break point between 45nm and 65 and that majority (roughly 60%) of CPUs in Q4 will be manufactured

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