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Inserting your virtual copy in a game

French researchers have developed a new system to enable users to insert virtual copies of themselves into video games or on the Web. This system combines high performance video acquisition, computation and graphics rendering. It was introduced last week at SIGGRAPH 2007. This system is called GrImage (for 'grid' and 'image') -- a French word which also means 'make-up' for actors -- a pretty bad choice in my opinion. Anyway, it could be used to control your realistic avatars not only in games, but also in video conferences. But read more...

August 18, 2007 by

Wildcat chips available to PC makers

Graphics chipmaker 3DLabs announced that the Wildcat III 6100 and Wildcat III 6210, the latest versions of the company's high-end graphics products, are now available to PC makers. The chips are intended for workstations, high-performance PCs used for tasks such as drafting and animation. The company also announced that its Wildcat II chip is now available in the XVR-500, a graphic card built by Sun Microsystems for use in the company's Sun Blade workstations and Sun Fire servers. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News

May 7, 2002 by

IBM claims fastest entry-level Unix workstation

IBM on Thursday proclaimed a new version of its entry-level 64-bit RS/6000 44 P Model 170 Unix workstation--the fastest entry-level Unix workstation. The company says the addition of a faster 450MHz Power3 II processor and new IBM GXT6000P graphics board allow the workstation to best rivals, such as Sun Microsystems.

December 27, 2000 by

Sun delivers XML graphic tools

Sun Microsystems delivers tools to help developer community leverage XML standards for graphics. Read on to find out more about these technologies involved: JavaT and XML-based Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)...

August 13, 2000 by

Robot sent to Chernobyl

A team of government researchers, academic organizations and private industries has developed a robot that will be sent to the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in Ukraine to help detect problems. The robot, which uses technology from Silicon Graphics, will scan the reactor, sending researchers a photo-realistic, 3D image that can be checked for problems.

May 27, 1999 by

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