RedShark News - Technology & Computing http://www.redsharknews.com Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:48:47 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Why it's so hard to predict the future http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3700-why-it-s-so-hard-to-predict-the-future http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3700-why-it-s-so-hard-to-predict-the-future Augmented graphic by www.shutterstock.com

Although it can be fun to ponder the future, reading the tea leaves for the video tech industry may, ultimately, be a fruitless task.

  • Opinion
  • technology
  • Technology change
  • Future
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    noreply@redsharknews.com (Roland Denning) Technology & Computing Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0000
    Video technology still has a long way to go http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3676-video-technology-still-has-a-long-way-to-go http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3676-video-technology-still-has-a-long-way-to-go The current state-of-the-art? Panavision's DXL 8K camera prototype

    More is more: Simon Wyndham looks at some of the upcoming improvements for video tech - higher resolution, higher contrast and brightness, higher frame rates - and reckons we need to be continually pushing the boudaries if we ever want to emulate the way the natural world, and our natural eyes, work.

    • High Frame Rate
    • HDR
    • High Dynamic Range
    • Resolution
    • technology
    • Opinion
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      noreply@redsharknews.com (Simon Wyndham) Technology & Computing Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:00:00 +0000
      If the GPU is now king of the modern workstation, does that mean the CPU is dead? http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3692-the-real-differences-between-a-cpu-and-a-gpu http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3692-the-real-differences-between-a-cpu-and-a-gpu Power supply circuitry on a modern graphics card.

      In a new two-parter on GPUs, Phil Rhodes explores why the GPU has not yet made the CPU obsolete, and the times in which the sheer performance of a modern GPU gives you the best computing option available..

      • GPU
      • CPU
      • Graphics card
      • graphics processing unit
      • technology
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        noreply@redsharknews.com (Phil Rhodes) Technology & Computing Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:00:00 +0000
        What Appleā€™s planning next with the iPad http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3691-what-apple%E2%80%99s-planning-next http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3691-what-apple%E2%80%99s-planning-next An expanded range next year?

        After months of iPhone 7 gossip, the iPad rumour mill has suddenly kicked into high gear with noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo detailing his thoughts on a new iPad line-up. And Tim Cook has been discussing AR.

        • Apple
        • Apple iPad
        • iPad
        • iPad Pro
        • iPad Mini
        • Tim Cook
        • augmented reality
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          noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff) Technology & Computing Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0000
          If you want to get the best out of digital, buy an old film camera. http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/2384-if-you-want-to-get-the-best-out-of-digital,-buy-an-old-film-camera http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/2384-if-you-want-to-get-the-best-out-of-digital,-buy-an-old-film-camera You should buy an old camera

          RedShark Summer Replay: Old cameras can teach us some essential lessons about using modern digital ones (first published February 2015).

          • Vintage camera
          • Old camera
          • Medium format camera
          • Twin Lens camera
          • Yashica
          • Mamiya
          • Hasselblad
          • digital
          • Analogue
          • Analog
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            noreply@redsharknews.com (David Shapton) Technology & Computing Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0000
            Why put a camera on your shoulder? http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/2954-why-put-a-camera-on-your-shoulder http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/2954-why-put-a-camera-on-your-shoulder DJI OSMO and future cameras

            RedShark Summer Replay: The traditional camera form factor as we know it has been shaped by technology that is now obsolescent. Maybe it is time to move on.

            • DJI
            • Inspire 1
            • OSMO
            • X5R
            • Blackmagic Design
            • Ursa
            • BMPCC
            • Pocket Cinema Camera
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              noreply@redsharknews.com (Simon Wyndham) Technology & Computing Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0000
              What happens when everything is more than good enough? http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3272-what-happens-when-everything-is-more-than-good-enough http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3272-what-happens-when-everything-is-more-than-good-enough Macbook 2016 Keyboard

              David Shapton uses a MacBook purchase to explore if we've reached the point  where technology is "good enough" and what exactly that means for consumers and manufacturers.

              • Macbook
              • Apple
              • iPhone 6s
              • innovation
              • Opinion
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                noreply@redsharknews.com (David Shapton) Technology & Computing Mon, 08 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0000
                When NASA calls a camera revolutionary, it really means it http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3679-when-nasa-calls-a-camera-revolutionary,-it-really-means-it http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3679-when-nasa-calls-a-camera-revolutionary,-it-really-means-it The HiDyRS-X camera lets rocket engineers see details in the plume without missing anything else

                This image is from a recent test of NASA’s QM-2 rocket motor, set to be the most powerful in the world when it debuts in 2018, and it is the first outing of the Space Agency’s equally impressive new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera.

                • NASA
                • HDR
                • Rocket
                • Space
                • space photography
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                  noreply@redsharknews.com (Andy Stout, European Editor) Technology & Computing Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:00:00 +0000
                  Computer graphics: It took just seventeen years to go from this to this http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/2329-computer-graphics-it-took-just-seventeen-years-to-go-form-this-to-this http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/2329-computer-graphics-it-took-just-seventeen-years-to-go-form-this-to-this Tomb Raider through the years

                  RedShark Summer Replay: With computer graphics power increasing faster than Moore's Law, we've come a long way in seventeen years...

                  • Tomb Raider
                  • Lara Croft
                  • Virtual Reality
                  • improving graphics
                  • computer graphics
                  • CGI
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                    noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff) Technology & Computing Sat, 06 Aug 2016 23:00:00 +0000
                    HDR technology and technique: what you need to know, part one http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3532-hdr-technology-and-technique-what-you-need-to-know,-part-one http://www.redsharknews.com/technology/item/3532-hdr-technology-and-technique-what-you-need-to-know,-part-one We can't demonstrate HDR on your standard-dynamic-range monitor, so compare to the extra-low-dynamic-range image at right.

                    In this introductory article, Phil Rhodes kicks off a new series on HDR by taking a step back and explaining high dynamic range display tech and what it really means to display HDR images.

                    • High Dynamic Range
                    • HDR
                    • Display
                    • OLED
                    • Sony
                    • LG
                    • Dolby
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                      noreply@redsharknews.com (Phil Rhodes) Technology & Computing Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:00:00 +0000