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3D/Mixed Reality Day in Milano

The Khronos Milano Chapter is excited to collaborate with Microsoft Italia inaugurating the first event in Milan, Italy on June 6, showing the new 3D frontiers for Virtual Reality enthusiasts, advocates, creators, users and consumers. Bringing together a fantastic lineup of speakers coming from all over Europe, at the 3D & Mixed Reality Day attendees will have a unique insight into new technology advancements and business possibilities opening up in the Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality industries.

Futuremark is launching PCMark 10, their seventh major update to the PCMark series of benchmarks first launched in 2002. PCMark 10 builds upon the PCMark 8 platform, adds a few workloads and streamlines the rest in order to present a vendor-neutral, complete, and easy-to-use benchmark for home and office environments. Anandtech has a nice review showing a little bit of OpenGL and OpenCL usage.

NoesisGUI v2.0 Released

NoesisGUI, our multiplatform game UI middleware reached v2.0. The library is now renderer agnostic. We provide a reference OpenGL implementation. Vulkan coming soon. NoesisGUI is also now free for indies!

A new version of the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer is now available for all platforms (Windows, Linux, Android). This is the biggest update since it’s first public release, including lots of new features that also brought along enhancements to the online database which is now at over 1,300 device reports. New features include feature and properties for recently added extensions via VK_KHR_GET_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_PROPERTIES_2, report file format compatibility with vksjon_info from the LunarG SDK, high DPI scaling. Android platform details and an optimized UI for mobile devices.