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Friday Afternoon (2 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 22-August-2008  15:17:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Sciby spotted this almost-too-good photographs enhancing video technology. I'm not quite convinced that the entire process is quite as automatic as the students would make it, but the technology is extremely promising all the same.

Meanwhile from Silicon Angel, about facial animations: TimesOnline have an article covering new animation technology from Image Metrics (the company behind facial animations in the GTA series) including a video sample of their work, ‘Emily’. Obviously this kind of work is only possible by image-capturing a live actor and overlaying a computer generated model with a new skin – we’re still quite a way from this level of realism in a pure animated-from-scratch model.

Intel's X58 chipset keeps drawing closer, with a presentation from ASUS in Germany covered by MadShrimps. Bit-Tech looked at an early ASUS board too.

Intel are focussing on wireless recharging, thanks AirQ. "Something like this technology could be embedded in tables and work surfaces," said Justin Rattner, Intel's chief technology officer, "so as soon as you put down an appropriately equipped device it would immediately begin drawing power."

Phoronix looked at AMD OverDrive and ATI Radeon CrossFire on Linux. While AMD is still working to address some issues with their ATI Linux driver, they have been working hard on new features like CrossFire. How does this feature work though on Linux and does it deliver similar performance gains to their Windows driver?

HWZone are celebrating their 10th anniversary on the web, looking back at 1998-1999 and the Y2K era. OCAU turns 10 in less than a year now, actually! I should probably start doing something like those Five Years Ago on OCAU newsposts again.

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