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The Visual Organization: An Interview with Author Phil Simon

A conversation about DataViz, experimentation, and a new way to do business I met with Phil Simon, author of The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions, last week to talk about the book, his own story, and how the Visual Organization uses data visualizations. Phil Simon’s new book, The Visual […]
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Visual Loop Book Review: Visual Complexity, by Manuel Lima

If you’ve been hear lots about Manuel Lima’s “Visual Complexity” text but don’t think you’re visualization-savvy enough to really get anything form it, then be sure to check out frequent VizWorld contributor Tiago Veloso’s review of the text. Because, let’s face it, to write about a book from someone considered to be the next Edward […]

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OpenGL 4.2 review by Christophe Riccio

Christophe Riccio has published a nice review of the new OpenGL4.2 on Google Docs, covering all the new features and even showing off some results.  I particularly like his in-depth coverage of the new texture compression formats, complete with some included images showing the differences. It’s available via the Google Docs link below, where you […]
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Lucid Virtu Graphics Virtualization Technology

I’ve really loved the theory behind Lucid’s Virtu technology, a hybrid multi-GPU system that allows you to use AMD and NVidia GPU’s at the same time.  BenchmarkReviews takes the new ASUS P8Z68-V Pro board out for a spin with the new Lucid Virtu stuff, and finds it promising but complicated. Virtu’s i-Mode supports only a […]

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Matt Toder: Why Final Cut Pro X Is Sending Me Back to Avid

Matt Toder has a piece up at Gizmodo on the new Final Cut Pro X, and how in spite of all the new features, he’s dumping it for Avid.  Mostly, the entire review is summed up in this one sentence: And now we’ve been given a glimpse of FCPX, a massive, from-the-ground-up revision of Final […]
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Critical Visualization Analysis at The Why Axis

Bryan Connor has a new website out called ‘The Why Axis’ which aims to analyze visualizations critically, hoping to ‘raise the bar’ of what we expect from designers. Through a regularly updated collection of case studies, interviews and analysis The Why Axis aims to enrich the discussion surrounding the current state of data visualization. Each […]

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The Griffin PowerMate: A Review

Over Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive the Griffin Powermate from a relative.  A co-worker (a video editing guy) uses one with Final Cut and it really is impressive.  An infinite-turn knob with a smooth response, he can easily scrub through video of any length at both high and low speeds and easily set […]
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Mad Catz CoD: Black Ops ProGaming Glasses Review

Over at BenchmarkReviews they put the new “Call of Duty Black Ops” ProGaming Glasses through their paces.  The glasses are actually just rebranded Gunnar’s, glasses specifically made for extended computer usage through colored lenses & special construction.  I’ve been eying a pair of Gunnars for quite some time, although I would need prescription ones which […]

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NVIDIA makes GeForce GTS 450 official, promises beastly overclocking

News of NVidia’s GTS450 is all over the net.  While not a powerhouse of computational horsepower (only 192 CUDA Cores), it’s got a faster clock speed and lower power consumption, making it a perfect candidate for overclocking. The company’s third Fermi desktop iteration is described as “a little more than half of the GF104 implementation,” […]
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Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder preview

The boys at Engadget take Panasonic’s HDC-SDT750 for a spin, and finds it a pretty decent consumer-grade 3D experience.  If you don’t remember, this is a regular consumer grade camcorder with a special addon lens that takes the usual 1080p sensor and splits it into a side-by-side view, suitable for 3D, reducing the horizontal resolution […]

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Review: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for iPad

As the iPad grows into its own as a convergence media consumption and creation device, we’re on the lookout for new applications that might be of interest to our readers.  Our first review comes from Konstantin Golovchinsky (@bespokephoto) who reviews Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro app for the iPad, currently available for $7.99. In truth, I’m not […]
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Data Flow 2: The Book Review from Information Aesthetics

Back in February, Data Flow 2 was the Resource Of The Week. Containing several high-resolution infographics and charts combined with pages of beautiful text, the first book was a must-have for anyone working in the field.  The sequel is no different, improving on the first in several ways, and is the subject of an in-depth […]