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Inside AR slides from Neil Trevett now online

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Neil Trevett recently spoke at InsideAR. We've posted the slides from his talk online.

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ARM Mali Graphics, OpenCL, GPU Computing and reflections from shows

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Jem Davies, self proclaimed "Godfather" to technical talent in ARM, recaps various high-lights from shows in the past few months.

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NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU comes to Mac Pro

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NVIDIA announced today that its new Quadro K5000 GPU will be available on Apple Mac Pro. Based on Nvidia’s internal tests, the Kepler architecture enables the Quadro K5000 GPU for Mac to run key content-creation applications up to twice as fast at lower power than the Fermi-based Quadro 4000 for Mac, while the new chips also provide support for OpenGL and OpenCL.

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Remo 3D for COLLADA import and export gets an update

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Remograph is pleased to announce that Remo 3D™ v2.3 has been released. This new version of Remo 3D contains some new script functions, import of ESRI Shape attributes and other various fixes. Remo 3D v2.3 is available as a demo version from the Download section.

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Firefox 15 supports compressed textures for impressive in browser 3D gaming with WebGL

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With the release of Mozilla's Firefox 15, comes a new demo 'The BananaBread', a 3D first-person shooter. This demo offers a compelling example of what developers can presently achieve with WebGL and compressed textures. The BananaBread engine is a JavaScript and WebGL port of the 3D game engine used in Cube 2: Sauerbraten. The initial port was accomplished by a Mozilla researcher using Emscripten, a sophisticated LLVM-based tool for transpiling conventional C/C++ code into JavaScript.

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Khronos Friday News Round Up!

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It's been an incredible week hasn't it? The latest news about OpenGL rendering Zombies faster than Direct3D really got the twittersphere going! SimLab Composer 2013 adds WebGL export capability and ARM has submitted the Mali-T604 GPU for full profile OpenCL conformance. Back on the Khronos front, COLLADA still has room for you to come on over and show off your COLLADA demo at Siggraph, and we've also updated the official Khronos Siggraph event page with updated BOF schedules, and lots more sponsors for the OpenGL Party! Thank you everyone that has sponsored the party so far. Big news this year, it's OpenGL's 20th Anniversary and we'll be celebrating this momentus occasion in style.There will be lots of OpenGL legends, lots of food, drink and of course, lots and lots of prizes!

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Khronos Group updates SIGGRAPH BOF and Party Schedules

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Going to SIGGRAPH? Be sure to check out some amazing demo's, presentations, prizes and more. Khronos has a news conference, five BOFs (COLLADA, OpenCL, WebGL, OpenGL ES & OpenGL) and a huge OpenGL party, all happening on Tuesday next week. Full details can be found here, and the party details can be found here.

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OpenGL renders Zombies faster than Direct3D

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Valve Software has updated their Linux blog to report that the OpenGL version of Left 4 Dead 2 is now running fastest on Linux (315 fps). Surprisingly, given all the attention Valve has paid to Direct3D tuning over the years, even on Windows, the OpenGL version of the game now runs faster than Direct3D (304 fps vs. 270 fps) due to "overhead per batch in Direct3D which does not affect OpenGL on Windows".

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Invitation to attend the OpenGL BOF at SIGGRAPH 2012

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You are cordially invited to attend the OpenGL BOF on Wednesday 6-7pm in the Gold Ballroom in the JW Marriott hotel to celebrate 20 years of OpenGL with us. You’ll learn what is new and upcoming with the OpenGL API. We will also have two special guest speakers. Rich Geldreich from Valve will talk about their awesome project “Steam’d Penguins” that brings Steam and OpenGL games to Linux. Rich will be speaking about their challenges and successes porting Left 4 Dead 2 to OpenGL on Linux. Kurt Akeley, co-founder of SGI and of the OpenGL API will give his perspective on 20 years of OpenGL development. Right after the BOF we’ll open the doors for the OpenGL 20th anniversary party, with free drinks and various prizes to win. For more information, visit our Siggraph webpage.

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Blender at SIGGRAPH

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Blender Foundation and Blender community members will be participating in Siggraph 2012 - Los Angeles. Starting on Sunday, August 5, 2:00pm, the Blender Community Meeting BOF, followed by the Blender Artist/Developer Showcase BOF at 4pm. You can always find Blender in the Convention Center, main hall, booth 212. Here you will find Blender artists and developers and Ton Roosendaal for three days. Drop by if you like to see the latest in Blender, or just to hang-out and chat with other Blender folks.

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