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Official feedback on OpenGL 4.4 thread

 SIGGRAPH – Anaheim, CA – The Khronos™ Group today announced the immediate release of the OpenGL® 4.4 specification,bringing the very latest graphics functionality to the most advanced and widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface). OpenGL 4.4 unlocks capabilities of today’s leading-edge graphics hardware while maintaining full backwards compatibility, enabling applications to incrementally use new features while portably accessing state-of-the-art graphics processing units (GPUs) across diverse operating systems and platforms. Also, OpenGL 4.4 defines new functionality to streamline the porting of applications and titles from other platforms and APIs. The full specification and reference materials are available for immediate download at http://www.opengl.org/registry.

In addition to the OpenGL 4.4 specification, the OpenGL ARB (Architecture Review Board) Working Group at Khronos has created the first set of formal OpenGL conformance tests since OpenGL 2.0. Khronos will offer certification of drivers from version 3.3, and full certification is mandatory for OpenGL 4.4 and onwards. This will help reduce differences between multiple vendors’ OpenGL drivers, resulting in enhanced portability for developers.

New functionality in the OpenGL 4.4 specification includes:

Buffer Placement Control (GL_ARB_buffer_storage)
Significantly enhances memory flexibility and efficiency through explicit control over the position of buffers in the graphics and system memory, together with cache behavior control – including the ability of the CPU to map a buffer for direct use by a GPU.

Efficient Asynchronous Queries
(GL_ARB_query_buffer_object)
Buffer objects can be the direct target of a query to avoid the CPU waiting for the result and stalling the graphics pipeline. This provides significantly boosted performance for applications that intend to subsequently use the results of queries on the GPU, such as dynamic quality reduction strategies based on performance metrics.

Shader Variable Layout (GL_ARB_enhanced_layouts)
Detailed control over placement of shader interface variables, including the ability to pack vectors efficiently with scalar types. Includes full control over variable layout inside uniform blocks and enables shaders to specify transform feedback variables and buffer layout.

Efficient Multiple Object Binding (GL_ARB_multi_bind)
New commands which enable an application to bind or unbind sets of objects with one API call instead of separate commands for each bind operation, amortizing the function call, name space lookup, and potential locking overhead. The core rendering loop of many graphics applications frequently bind different sets of textures, samplers, images, vertex buffers, and uniform buffers and so this can significantly reduce CPU overhead and improve performance.

Streamlined Porting of Direct3D applications

A number of core functions contribute to easier porting of applications and games written in Direct3D including GL_ARB_buffer_storage for buffer placement control, GL_ARB_vertex_type_10f_11f_11f_rev which creates a vertex data type that packs three components in a 32 bit value that provides a performance improvement for lower precision vertices and is a format used by Direct3D, and GL_ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge that provides a texture clamping mode also used by Direct3D.Extensions released alongside the OpenGL 4.4 specification include:

Bindless Texture Extension (GL_ARB_bindless_texture)
Shaders can now access an effectively unlimited number of texture and image resources directly by virtual addresses. This bindless texture approach avoids the application overhead due to explicitly binding a small window of accessible textures. Ray tracing and global illumination algorithms are faster and simpler with unfettered access to a virtual world’s entire texture set.

Sparse Texture Extension (GL_ARB_sparse_texture)
Enables handling of huge textures that are much larger than the GPUs physical memory by allowing an application to select which regions of the texture are resident for ‘mega-texture’ algorithms and very large data-set visualizations.

OpenGL BOF at SIGGRAPH, Anaheim, CA July 24th 2013
There is an OpenGL BOF “Birds of a Feather” Meeting on Wednesday July 24th at 7-8PM at the Hilton Anaheim, California Ballroom A & B, where attendees are invited to meet OpenGL implementers and developers and learn more about the new OpenGL 4.4 specification.

Stuck On Auto Responder

Today at lunch I noticed that I was acting with my auto responder on. Maybe you have had a similar situation where you are amazed by your actions; wondering if it really you. You seem like you- but you realize that this version of you is acting on autopilot. That was exactly what happened at lunch today while discussing the asset division of our home with my almost ex-husband. I was not being mindful. I had to stop and ask myself, Who is running the show here? Am I actively pursuing my goal or am I running on auto responder?

My goal, to have a win-win situation with my ex-husband. I want to respect our accomplishments of the past and to feel respected in this situation forward. And of course, having a fair division of our properties equity. Setting a clear goal prior to our meeting was crucial. How would I be feeling when I was accomplishing these goals? I knew I wanted to feel respect, love and a sense of fairness. Establishing how I would be feeling when these goals were met gave me a sense of internal control. I could review my feeling periodically throughout the meeting and use them as an indication of my immediate success.

The problem, I was afraid, having never been in this situation before made me feel vulnerable. Feeling vulnerable kicked in my auto responder thinking. My auto responder in this situation went something like: you know people will take advantage of you and therefore you have to fight for what you want. Feeling a loss of control was starting to dictate my behavior. I could tell I was moving further and further away from what I wanted. I was running on auto responder and that rarely gets me what I want.

Steps to achieving my goal took courage. I had to be willing to make the additional effort to insure success. I have in the past known what to do; but looked the other way because sometimes being on auto responder is easier.
Here was the fix: Turn off the auto responder! Paying attention to what was happening and how I was feeling allowed me to be at choice. Achieving my goal would take immediate intentional intervention. Regain the internal control that I knew I could have. By turning off my auto responder it allowed me to reconnect with what I really wanted: respect, love and a sense of fairness. I began to feel at choice. Ah freedom of choice, really no greater gift.

Are you on auto responder? I want to hear about it.

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JW-11, with the Latest Android Based Computer Processor Option ARM with a 2.5-inch HDD Addition

A new Android computer has just been rolled into the market. Computer named the JW-11 also comes with an ARM Cortex A9 Amlogic AMl8726 single-M3 core. In addition, this computer software also supports Android 4.0 or 4.1.

JW-11 is equipped with 1GB of RAM and a built-in internal memory. In addition, the computer also has a 2.5-inch drive bay that allows users to add storage capacity to a large number.

Although marketed with Android OS, the computer also was able to easily use the Linux OS. According to reports, there have been several user’s computer that includes a Linux OS on the JW-11.

Other features available on these computers include an HDMI port, built-in WiFi and USB 2.0 ports. There is also a SDHC card reader on the computer. Regarding prices, the JW-11 priced at 68 USD.

Panel PC solutions from Blue Chip Technology

Blue Chip Technology are one of the UK’s leading designers and producers of single board computer platforms and panel PCs. Blue Chip’s single board computer solutions will bring the power of the processor to your business.

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Blue Chip Technology is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of industrial computer platforms and panel PCs. With an outstanding portfolio Blue Chip Technology provide off-the-shelf products including COM boards, single board computers (SBCs), fanless embedded systems, rackmount computers, Panel PCs and digital signage hardware.
Blue Chip Technology have a track record of working with a range of industries including hospitals, assembly lines, rail networks and laboratories both in the UK and across the globe.

Single Board Computers and Panel PCs
Single board computers are entire computers built on a single circuit board. They are most commonly used for industrial purposes, often in situations where smaller, more power-efficient and reliable computers are needed.
A panel PC is a type of industrial computer. A display, usually an LCD (liquid crystal display) is integrated into the motherboard and electronics. Panel PCs range from lower cost types with no environmental sealing to the more expensive, heavy duty models which may be waterproof or even explosion proof. Panel PCs can also be custom designed and built to the requirements and budget of the customer.
The technical experts at Blue Chip Technology have designed and manufactured a wide range of display based solutions to suited to Human Machine Interface (HMI), SCADA, process control, factory automation, building control and home automation applications. The Alpha Panel PC range of 8.4 to 17 inch range of industrial all-in-one units – compact, highly integrated, network-ready devices with full I/O connectivity. The Alpha Panel PC range is IP65/NEMA4 rated and designed to be housed in a panel or enclosure creating a dust and waterproof barrier, an essential requirement for many industrial and commercial applications.

Custom Design
Blue Chip Technology also offer custom design products which are designed and manufactured in-house. As industry leading specialists Blue Chip Technology can either make minor changes to existing products to meet specific needs or can build the products from ground-up development.
Blue Chip excels in custom design because design and manufacture are done in house they are flexible enough to accommodate a small adaptation or bottom up design project. What it doesnt necessarily mean is ramping up extra costs Blue Chip Technology regard many customisation services as integral to the product offering and are happy to provide free of charge.
For more information on the Blue Chip Technology products and services please call today to speak to one of our specialists 01829 772 000.

Mistakes Of Not Being Healthy While Travelling

Even though most people love travelling and experiencing new cultures and foods, nobody likes coming home and finding out that they have gained a lot of weight. Weight, that is probably going to take them several weeks or even months to get rid of.

There are many tips on how you can travel while staying healthy and not gaining a lot of weight, but a lot of people get confused about these tips and dont know which ones to follow.

In this article I will discuss some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to staying healthy while travelling. By recognizing these mistakes you can avoid them and stay healthy and fit even when you travel.

The first big mistake people make when travelling is that they get into vacation mode even before they reach their destination. This means that they start eating all kinds of junk food and unhealthy foods on the way to the airport and in the airport. Because they do this, they will lose momentum and will continue to eat unhealthy foods in both the airplane and during their vacation.

This cycle continues even when they get home and they quickly gain a couple of extra pounds even after they have come home from their travels.

The next mistake people make is that they eat 1-2 large meals when on vacation. Instead you should try opting for a couple of smaller meals throughout the day, high protein and low fat meals are the best ones to go for.

Another mistake people make is that they dont participate in a lot of different activities when on vacation. The easiest to lose fat and burn calories is to actually try a lot of the things being offered on your vacation spot, most of these activities will burn a lot of calories and boost your metabolism.

The last mistake a lot of people make is that they stuff themselves to the point of almost puking just because they are on vacation. It is a common belief that you should really go all in when on vacation, but the best way to enjoy yourself is to get just enough food so that you feel light and can easily walk around and see all the memorable things in your vacation spot, instead of becoming drowsy and just feeling like sleeping.

Try these tips on your next vacation and enjoy the benefits of them.

Angry Birds Online Game Making Waves Around the Globe

There are plenty of games today and one can either choose from offline or online games. However, in choosing the kind of game to play, it is also important to know about the various techniques needed to win. Angry Birds online game is also one of the games that a single player can play. It is a puzzle video game that was produced by Rovio Mobile, which is a firm based in Finland. The game was first released in 2009 December and was chosen for the Apple iOS. Upon its debut, there have been around 12 million copies that have been sold worldwide and there were a number of enhancements that were developed.

The making of Angry Birds online was inspired primarily by a sketch of wingless and flightless birds. It was a simple sketch which developed in order to improve the game. The first recreations of the games were initiated by Apple, which created requests for the development of other games that were to be featured on touch-screen smart phones produced by Apple. Rovio Mobile remained in assistance to the development of the game and has made a number of updates in order to further develop the game.

In the game, players should be able to able to make use of a slingshot in order to start the birds. The birds should be aimed at pigs which are found on some few arrangements. The main goal of the game is to destroy all of the pigs which are found situated on the field.

The main reason why Angry Birds garnered millions of recognition from all over the world is that it is able to present a good plot for players. The game designers were successful in creating a light platform that works very well with loading as well as excellent graphics. The game was appropriately designed for entertainment and there are a number of developments that have been made for both gaming consoles and online games.

The players should take note to have a good control of the plenty of birds that will go away to find all their golden eggs which were stolen by green pigs. The game is really progressive with each level having various pig structures that range from ice, wood or stone. It is important that a player should be able to get rid of all the pigs on the play area. This can be done with the help of slingshots that will launch the birds. The birds will then destroy the pig structures and thereby making the pigs disperse. There are also different kinds of pigs for different levels while their number increases as the player level increases.Angry Birds Online

Android Os Advancing The Mobile Technology

New operating systems are necessary to keep up with the demands of today’s users. Mobile phones available right now work on a few such systems like Java, Symbian, Flash, an exclusive OS like the ones utilised by the iPhone and the Windows seven phone.

The most progressive pparticipant in the cell telephone OS market is the Android OS. It’s an open source operating software developed by Google along with other tech corporations. The Android operating system is superb for the tech world and here are the reasons why.

Less expensive mobile products
A chunk of the mobile telephone cost is the O. S. Unless the phone uses special devices and materials like camera lens similar to pro cameras or dear metals for the body, the hardware cost may not amount to a significant value since production costs are going down because of more recent technologies. The free Android OS allows the telephone costs to go down because a gigantic portion of the price isn’t applicable .

Improving Technology
Mobile systems have continuously become better and faster. The advent of this new OS will certainly allow the development of better service and features to the final user. Users should be excited with the chance of larger adventure – like the 90s when we initially began to enjoy SMS, MMS, etc .

Better Services
We’re all acquainted with the iPhone’s ability to allow 3rd party programmers to develop applications, the Android OS is not different as it also inspires other programmers to develop the technology. This allows the end users to enjoy more modern and better applications and will certainly increase the phone’s value. At the end, you’ll get more than you paid for.

Google Products
most of use Google services like Gmail and Google Documents, having an Android device will make this experience more pleasant and pleasurable. With the increasing renown of Google products you may be warranted you are getting onto a good team.

These top reasons make the Android phones a wanted product that will surely make a massive impact on the mobile industry. There are already several brilliantly designed Android phones available in the market, and these phones are getting better and cost less each quarter.

ASUS’ RAIDR Express PCI-e SSD is compatible with both legacy and UEFI BIOS

These days, it’s fairly easy to find a PCI Express-based SSD to transform one’s desktop — Angelbird, Fusion-io, Micron and ASUS will sell you one, just to name a few. That said, the last of those three has just revealed a new entrant that will certainly catch the eye of many, as the RAIDR Express claims to be the first PCI-e SSD to be compatible with both legacy and UEFI BIOS. The so-called DuoMode feature is joined by 240GB of storage space, sequential 830MB/s read and 810MB/s write speeds and a reported 620,000 hours mean time between failure (MTBF).

You’ll also find the latest LSI SandForce controller, Toshiba-built 19nm MLC flash, and 100,000 4K read/write input/output operations per second (IOPS). The bundled RAMDisk utility allows users to dedicate up to 80 percent of a computer’s available RAM for use as a high-speed virtual drive, and if you needed any further proof that it’s fast, look no further than in the video after the break. Curiously, ASUS isn’t talking pricing just yet, but it should start shipping in the very near future.

ASUS unveils Transformer Book TX300

ASUS India, a leader in the new digital era, together with UTV, today unveiled the Transformer Book TX300 – World’s thinnest Window 8 tablet and detachable Notebook – in association with Chennai Express at the music launch of the film. The evening witnessed much grandeur with the presence of Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit Shetty and Apratim Sharma – ASUS India.

Expressing excitement on the launch of Transformer Book, Apratim Sharma – Country Product Manager – System Business Group, ASUS India elaborated, “The ASUS Design Center starts with what people need and want and crafts perfect solutions that are aesthetic, integrated, intuitive and sustainable. The ASUS Transformer Book supports this belief to the fullest and we are positive that the world’s thinnest Window 8 detachable tablet cum notebook will stun the masses in the way it has been designed to.”

“We are elated with the associating with UTV for Chennai Express. The ASUS Transformer Book supports the fast pace of this film with its All-round performance. This product unveiling will mark a new element of innovation in the series and strengthen our commitment to the market,” he further added.

ASUS Transformer Book
The ASUS Transformer Book is a 13.3-inch notebook with a detachable tablet which has a Full HD IPS Touch panel and a 178 Degree viewing angle. It comes with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor for an outstanding notebook and tablet performance. Separate storage has been provided for the notebook and tablet with a high-capacity hard drive and an Ultra-fast SSD. The ASUS Transformer Book is available with Windows 8 Professional. The device features ASUS SonicMaster audio with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for rich and detailed sound.

Precision-Engineered Ultra-Portability

ASUS Transformer Book is the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet with a 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor. Inspired by the beautiful Zenbook ultraportable, the ASUS Transformer Book features a sleek profile and a precision-engineered all-metal design with unique spun metal finish that’s the result of a sophisticated 32-step manufacturing process. Transformer Book is as striking as it is resilient and is perfect proof of the ASUS spirit of persistent perfection.

 

High-performance portability

Whether used as a Windows 8 multi-touch tablet or a notebook with keyboard and touchpad, ASUS Transformer Book always has an incredible performance on tap. The 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor seamlessly switches between applications for effortless multi-tasking with Windows 8 apps, while Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers an automatic burst of speed whenever it’s required. The Transformer Book lets the users Enjoy smooth HD movie playback, responsive gaming and incredible sound quality, thanks to ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.

 

Storage Options for Two Ways of Working

With two types of internal storage device, the ASUS Transformer Book works the way users want to. As a tablet, the 128GB SSD means apps launch instantly for a slick and seamless Windows 8 experience, while ASUS WebStorage ensures easy access to secure cloud storage when travelling far and wide. Connect ASUS Transformer Book to its notebook dock and it instantly becomes a fully functional notebook with up to a 500GB hard drive, with exclusive ASUS high-speed bridge technology that ensures blisteringly fast 5Gbit/s data transfer speeds.

 

Backlit keyboard

In Notebook Mode, ASUS Transformer Book features a backlit keyboard with ambient light control that automatically adjusts its brightness to suit the surroundings, making it easy to keep on top of any productivity task.

 

Smart Battery Technology

ASUS Transformer Book has up to five hours’ battery life in full notebook mode and up to eight hours in tablet mode. Power Up! technology extends notebook battery life still further by disabling the dock’s hard drive and ports to leave the keyboard and touchpad active, giving up to eight hours’ use.

 

More Than a Mobile Dock

ASUS Transformer Book has a mobile dock that’s more than just a backlit keyboard and smart gesture touchpad. With a 500GB hard drive, two USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit LAN, it’s a fully featured notebook with a built-in battery of its own.

 

No more waiting to work

With up to two weeks’ standby time in Notebook mode, there’s no need to waste time waiting for ASUS Transformer Book to shut down, while two-second resume from standby means it’s ready for action when users are.

 

Brilliant High-Definition Display

ASUS Transformer Book features a Full HD display with 1080p resolution and IPS technology for an incredibly crisp and detailed image, with a wide 178° viewing angle. Multi-touch support gives full fingertip control with Windows 8 too, while Mini Display Port makes it easy to connect an HDTV for big-screen viewing.

 

Superior Sound Quality

Developed with the audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, ASUS SonicMaster technology delivers outstanding cinematic sound quality. Four speakers in Notebook mode give an immersive listening experience and MaxxAudio provides fully customizable EQ control for perfect results with movies, music and games. Audio recording is crystal-clear too, thanks to a high quality array mic that filters background noise.

 

High-Quality Cameras

With a front 720p HD and a rear 5-megapixel camera, ASUS Transformer Book is perfectly equipped for capturing high-quality images. Users can enjoy crystal-clear face-to-face video chat with family and friends, and simply tap the screen to take a photo.

 

Stay-Safe Power Supply

Accidentally tripping over a plugged-in notebook power lead risks damage to the lead, the notebook — and, worst of all, the user. Transformer Book solves this problem with a clever power lead that doesn’t plug into a socket, but snaps onto it magnetically. A firm tug is enough to break the connection safely, so there’s no risk of dragging Transformer Book off a desk by snagging its power lead, or having it snatched from your hands if you pick it up when still plugged in.

 

Ge Forays Into Home Healthcare Market In India

GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of General Electric Company, forays into the home healthcare market in India through the introduction of sleep care and home respiratory care solutions, that are added through acquisition of Vital Sign. The home health solutions are added through acquisition of Vital Signs Inc and its subsidiary Breas Medical AB.

Vital Signs is a provider of medical products applicable to a wide range of care areas such as anesthesia, respiratory, sleep therapy and emergency medicine. Vital Signs has a broad product portfolio of innovative single-patient use products which offer significant cost advantages and improved patient care features, including reducing the likelihood of transmitting infections from one patient to another. Single patient-use technologies contribute to a reduction in patient mortality through limiting hospital-acquired infections. Vital Signs products will highly complement GE Healthcares leading anesthesia delivery, patient monitoring and acute respiratory offerings.

“Home Healthcare is largely untapped, while at the same time, a fast growing market in India. This global acquisition is consistent with GE’s strategy to invest in high technology, innovative businesses that deliver top-line growth and earnings expansion. This acquisition takes us one step closer to our vision Early Health. It is a strong, strategic fit and allows us to address the individual patient directly, for the first time. This is our first foray into home health in India, said Mr V Raja, President and CEO, GE Healthcare South Asia.

“At GE Healthcare we are very pleased to enter the home health and sleep care market. As a company we look for strategic ways to strengthen the breadth and depth of our product portfolio in response to customers needs. Moreover, now with our iSleep products, we continue to provide clinicians solutions for better patient care with the aim to improve patient quality of life,” said Mr S Ganesh Prasad, Vice President Clinical Systems, GE Healthcare, India.