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12-21-12
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey| November 13, 2009
Will the world really end on December 21, 2012? Some doomsday followers believe it will. Others chuckle at the thought. But one thing is for sure, the end of days occurs with unbelievable death and destruction in the film 2012, released to theaters now. So, what’s the big deal about this date? On a vacation in the Yucatan Peninsula this past summer, we took a trip to Tulum, to see the ancient Maya ...
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A Christmas Carol
Posted By Karen Moltenbrey| November 06, 2009
Today, Disney is releasing the highly anticipated Disney’s A Christmas Carol, a stereoscopic 3D presentation of the Charles Dickens novella. In the past, the book prompted a stage presentation and even a 2D animated movie. But it is highly unlikely that any form of media will awe audiences like this one. The person behind the curtain on this project is director Robert Zemeckis and his ImageMovers ...
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Borderlands
Posted By By Karen Moltenbrey| November 06, 2009
Independent game developer Gearbox recently released its latest title, Borderlands, published by 2K Games. The offering is a blend of RPG and FPS. What does this mean? Action wrapped up in a nice story, and guns, plenty of guns. What is different about this title, and what attracted me to it, is the aesthetic. It is actually beautiful. Artistic. I have to congratulate the crew at Gearbox for comin ...
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Ray Tracing Developers, Start Your (Acceleration) Engines: OptiX API Now Available
Posted By Mark Priscaro| November 03, 2009
NVIDIA now has the high-octane fuel ready at the pump that software developers need to transform their applications. The NVIDIA OptiX ray tracing engine is now available for fueling, er, downloading < http://developer.nvidia.com/page/home.html > As the world’s first interactive ray tracing engine, OptiX leverages the massively parallel power of NVIDIA GPUs for maximum performance and scalabi ...
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