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Reality check: Your computer is most likely too weak to run VR headsets

Most computers do not have enough processing muscle power virtual reality headsets like the Samsung Gear VR, Nvidia warn. If you have put your he...


Reality check: Your computer is most likely too weak to run VR headsets

Most computers do not have enough processing muscle power virtual reality headsets like the Samsung Gear VR, Nvidia warn.

If you have put your heart experienced some of the adventure promised virtual reality you may have to shell out some more money before you start your trip.

This year has been spotted as the great exodus out party for virtual reality, with several companies planning software and hardware releases that will transport goggle -wearing users to other 3D worlds. But to fully enjoy the journey, the graphics processor in your computer is going to be a lot stronger to deliver VR images – about seven times stronger than the average strength found in gamers’ computers today, according to Nvidia, the world’s greatest author of standalone graphics chips.

Only 13 million computers worldwide that kind of power in 2016, according to the Santa Clara, Calif.-based graphics chip maker. This is less than one percent of the 1.43 billion computers is expected to be in use this year, according to research firm Gartner data quoted by Bloomberg.

“From game to 3D product design, to film experiences and further, virtual reality promises the way we experience changed everyday things,” Nvidia has in an e-mail statement. “The delivery of VR is a complex challenge, especially as immersive VR requires seven times the graphics performance compared to traditional 3D programs and games.”

When confined to the field of science fiction films such as Walt Disney’s “Tron” virtual reality be expected to be a top attraction at the Consumer Electronics Show next week in Las Vegas. So far, only two headsets, Google’s board and Samsung’s Gear VR, offered to consumers

oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR and HTC Vive -. What all focused on high-end VR games and videos – is expected to be released this year, when the industry watcher Juniper Research expects about 3 million headsets to be sold. In 2020, Juniper expects to surpass the number of 30 million.

The lack of sufficient processing power is probably not the enthusiasm of the fans hyping dampen the devices or limit the flood of developers creating all sorts of content. Work big streaming companies Hulu and Netflix with the devices, while game makers like Microsoft, Harmonix and Sony is ready to offer games.

But the power warning appears to lower expectations for how quickly the rapture will for VR devices are marked first by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, amplifying buy last year, Facebook pushed bullion to $ 2 billion.

“It is slow growing,” he warned in September. . “If you think about the advent of computers or smartphones, the first units shipped not ship millions in their first year, but they turn out an idea and make it a reality.”

Also CNET:

U.S. computer hacker gets three-and-a-half years for stealing iPad user data


U.S. computer hacker gets three-and-a-half years for stealing iPad user data

hacker was sentenced Monday to three years and five months in prison to steal the personal information of users of Apple Inc. iPad about 120,000, including the mayors of large cities, a newscaster and TV network bosses Hollywood movie.

Auernheimer Andrew, 27, was sentenced in November by a jury in Newark, New Jersey, to one count of conspiracy to AT & T Inc servers without authorization and one count of identity theft.

The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton in Newark was at the top of the 33 – to 41 months range that the U.S. Department of Justice

prosecutors asked.

told a prison sentence would deter hackers from invading the privacy of innocent people on the internet.

Among the victims of the activities were Auernheimer ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, according to the indictment.

“When it became clear that he was in trouble, he invented the fiction that he was trying to make the Internet more secure and that everything he did was walk through an open door,” U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said in a statement. “The jury did not buy it, nor the sentencing court.”


early probation. ‘S Attorney stated that no password has been hacked and that a long prison sentence was not justified because the government has recently asked six months for a defendant in a case involving “facts much more intrusive.”

lawyer, Tor Ekeland, said his client would appeal. He said that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act clearly not determine if unauthorized access.

“If it is criminal, while tens of thousands of Americans commit cybercrime every two days,” Ekeland said in an interview. “There was really no harm.”


was handcuffed at some point during the trial, the lawyer said. He said his client was “beep” on his phone, and the U.S. Marshals prevail.


is also an important advocate for Matthew, a deputy editor of Social Media at Thomson Reuters Corp. suspended with pay on Friday.


charged California last week on federal charges of complicity in the collective Anonymous hackers by giving access pirate Tribune Co. systems in December 2010.

The facts before keys began to work on the site Reuters.com. Ekeland said Friday Keys “his innocence protested” and “looks forward to challenge these baseless accusations.



Auernheimer a” hacker known Internet ‘trolls’, who along with co-defendant Daniel Spitler and Goatse Security group tried to disrupt online content and services.

The two men were accused of using a “Slurper account” designed to provide the e-mail ID for iPad users agree and implement a “brute force” attack to information about users who accessed the Internet via AT & , T servers retrieve.

This information has then been stolen website Gawker, which an article naming famous people whose e-mails were published compromised, prosecutors said.

Spitler pleaded guilty in June 2011 with same costs which Auernheimer was convicted and is awaiting trial.

Gawker has not been charged in this case. In his original article, Gawker told Goatse obtained the data through a script on the website of AT & T, that was accessible to all users. Gawker also says in the article that the authenticity of the data by two people by the names. A spokesman for Gawker on Monday refused to work.

AT & T has partnered with Apple in the United States for wireless services on the iPad. After hacking the function that allowed to obtain email addresses.

The case is U.S. v. Auernheimer, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, No. 11-00470.