There were a ton of cool gadgets and innovative products to drool over this year at CES 2011. With over 3.2 million square feet of show floor to cover, it can be difficult to see all of them. However, this year there were some gadgets that were so jaw-droppingly awesome that we decided to strap on some gel insoles and get them on video for every video enthusiast to see. One of those products was Sony's new VAIO F-Series 3D laptop.
It's shocking to think that Moore's law could one day go the way of the dinosaurs. Even more shocking still is to hear a number of experts declare that CPUs are quickly approaching a power "wall" where to make the CPU any faster would mean a melting of the very substance that the transistors rest on. It doesn't take a genius to know that a melted chip isn't going to allow you to finish your video edit in record time. That's why it's unfortunate that this problem has not gotten a satisfactory answer from the labs at AMD or Intel, meaning that the "wall" may be approaching faster than we think.
Digital Anarchy, the makers of Beauty Box, a plug-in for fixing blemishes, wrinkles, and small defects in skin, recently released a new version of their plugin that can now utilize the power of a computer's GPU instead of relying on the CPU only.
NVIDIA has just released it's new Quadro CX graphics card. It's been designed in conjunction with Adobe to specifically accelerate certain features of the recently announced CS4 suite. I attended an online demo yesterday and the technology involved looked very impressive.