A Honda scientist speaking at our annual GPU Technology Conference illustrated a vision of the future of driving that looked like a scene from ‘Minority Report.’ Victor Ng-Thow-Hing, of the Honda Research Institute, in Silicon Valley, showed early designs of augmented reality displays that seem to “paint” imagery on the driver’s windshield to aid navigation… Read More
Meet PR Manager
Ken has been involved in media and communications since Apple shipped the original Mac. As executive editor of Computer Gaming World, he followed the development of 3D graphics technology from Wolfenstein 3D to Call of Duty. As enthusiast PR manager for NVIDIA, he helped launch Crysis, which made every gamer crave a GeForce 8800 GTX. Ken now works on the corporate communications team, where he tells a variety of stories involving NVIDIA and its technologies to the press and general public.
Harley-Davidson is using tools from the movie and gaming industries to shave months off the design and development of its motorcycles. Matthew Gueller, a senior industrial designer for the company, told the GPU Technology Conference about how his eight-person design team is able to crank out new design concepts in hours, even minutes. The veteran… Read More
NASA is having an out-of-this-world 3D experience, thanks to gamers here on Earth. The team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) that controls the rover Curiosity is using NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses to see Mars in 3D and plan rover missions in a virtual, game-like environment. JPL developed the technique to account for the unique… Read More
Researchers at the University of California in San Diego are using GPUs as part of an effort to save the lives of people diagnosed with cancer, the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. We visited Moore’s Cancer Center at UCSD last month to find out what the research team is doing. Here’s a short… Read More
They are the world’s fastest computers – capable of a million billion calculations per second – but what are they used for? Most of us don’t really know. For those who don’t have a computer science degree, we created this short video for you. To produce this story, we spoke with directors of two prominent… Read More
With tablet sales reshaping the computer landscape, several prominent industry leaders today discussed where the devices are going in a high-powered discussion at CES. The panelists included Ryan Bidan, Samsung’s director of product marketing; Brian Higgins, Verizon’s VP of product development; Claudia Romanini, Head of Nook Apps at Barnes and Noble; and our very own… Read More
It’s the ultimate technology upgrade. After two years of construction, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium reopens today, after replacing its 40-year-old star projector with a supercomputer that drives 20 military-grade projectors. The Adler Planetarium Building The new system at the nation’s first planetarium projects a seamless image across a 190-degree dome at a resolution that’s eight-times sharper… Read More
Aerial drones are one of the most successful tools in the military’s arsenal to fight insurgents in places like Afghanistan. But one of the challenges of using video collected from such planes was that it tended to shake like an earthquake, as the ultra-light drones were buffeted by air currents. In their search for a… Read More
Among San Francisco’s most popular destinations is the new $500 million California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park, and NVIDIA’s GPUs are helping to bring it to life. In addition to its slithering creatures and four-story rainforest, a key attraction is the Morrison Planetarium, which boasts one of the world’s largest digital projection… Read More
Last week NVIDIA participated in the world’s largest IT tradeshow, CeBit, in Hanover, Germany. In this episode of NVIDIA in a Minute, European director of public relations, Luciano Alibrandi, tells us about the NVIDIA products and technologies featured at the show.