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The 2004 release of id Software’s Doom 3 spurred many PC gamers to upgrade their rigs – with many building completely new machines with the sole intent of driving this game at its ultimate eye-candy settings. And many gamers still came up a bit short, which is just one reason why they are looking forward to jumping into the corridor-crawling fray again with the release of Doom 3 BFG Edition.Silverlight.createObject("http://d2q1944p6r21t1.cloudfront.net/files/...
We’ve rolled out a new look for the Photo page that updates the page to have a similar look and feel to the home and video pages. We’ve added a pane of larger thumbnails across the top that is user-navigable. Just click the right or left arrows to cycle. (We will be adding an auto-scroll mechanism to this soon.) And these are viewable in 3D - just click the 2D/3D toggle button at the top right of the page. Make sure to upgrade to the most recent drivers for best performance...
If you know the Trine series, you’re already salivating: the first downloadable content (DLC) for Trine 2 is now available! If you’ve not heard of Trine at all, then prepare yourself for a visual feast. Trine is a physics-based action game in which you can switch amongst three characters – each with distinct attributes – to come up with clever solutions to an array of challenges created by hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. The platform-style gameplay is based on...
Thousands of enthusiastic Star Wars fans in all manner of costumes enjoyed the sixth annual Star Wars Celebration that recently took place in Orlando. NVIDIA was there, too, with a 3D Vision photo booth to capture as many of the attendees as possible to help those that missed the show "feel like they were there." You can view the gallery here. What is the Star Wars Convention you say? Well, it's sort of like Blizzcon but focused on Star Wars of course: Here's the official...
You can now view nearly 300 new 3D images on 3DVisionlive.com that were created by National Stereoscopic Association (NSA) members. The shots represent all the entries in the second annual 3D Digital Image Showcase contest at the recent 2012 National Stereoscopic Association convention. Sponsored by NVIDIA, the contest helps the NSA members gain exposure for their work—as well as earn a chance to score some fun prizes. The full gallery of 280 images can be viewed here. NSA...

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Osteoarthritis — the wearing down of the protective cartilage between the bones — causes severe joint pain and is a leading cause of disability. Yet this common disease of the bones is one of the most difficult to detect and prevent in its early stages.

In the U.S. alone, osteoarthritis is responsible for the majority of total knee and hip replacements. The most prevalent form of the disease affects the knees, occurring in 10 percent of men and 13 percent of women over the age of 60. These numbers are only expected to grow due to aging populations and the obesity epidemic — with huge costs on public health systems and well-being.

Hoping to turn this trend around, ImageBiopsy Lab, an Austrian startup and member of our Inception program, is using deep learning to diagnose osteoarthritis of the knees much more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Better, Faster, Stronger

The progression of osteoarthritis is currently considered to be largely unstoppable. Diagnosis relies purely on the visual assessment of two-dimensional X-ray images by doctors, combined with an understanding of the patient’s background. This is a time- and resource-intensive process, which can prolong the wait for an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment plan.

No medications can cure osteoarthritis, so treatments focus on the relief of symptoms and restoring functionality. This means that the quicker and more accurate the initial diagnosis, the better osteoarthritis can be managed.

Using computer vision and deep learning algorithms, ImageBiopsy Lab is enabling doctors to gain a precise, three-dimensional understanding of two-dimensional images. The company trained its algorithms, using NVIDIA GPUs, on over 150,000 radiographs, so doctors can receive accurate measurements of the areas around the bones in the knees. The results can indicate the severity of the patient’s osteoarthritis without any further processing needed.

Dr. Michael Riedl, specialist in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, demonstrates ImageBiopsy Lab’s IB Lab BMAx solution.

Instead of having to load the X-rays from the server and then manually assess the images, doctors receive  an automated analysis of radiographs, performed in real time, indicating the strength of the bone. With these processes automated, doctors can enjoy time savings of up to 90 percent compared to manual image grading, giving them more time to focus on diagnosis and building treatment plans. Through automatizing the initial stages, doctors can now make complete diagnoses for four times as many patients in the amount of time it currently takes to diagnose one.

Plus, with objectively measured parameters in hand, doctors can initiate clearly defined treatment pathways, which can slow the progression of the disease.

“The power of NVIDIA’s GPUs has allowed us to accelerate the training of our networks and enabled us to deploy our product much faster,” said Richard Ljuhar, CEO and co-founder of ImageBiopsy Lab.

Inception

ImageBiopsy Lab is one of more than 2,200 startups in our Inception program. The virtual accelerator program provides startups with access to technology, expertise and marketing support.

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There’s no better way to leave Las Vegas than with a big bag of loot.

We left the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week with more than 20 awards for everything from our dazzling new Big Format Gaming Displays to our sophisticated NVIDIA DRIVE automotive AI platform.

The awards mirror the story we brought with us to CES: we’re transforming gaming, television and transportation, and bringing modern AI — powered by GPUs — to cars, homes and the cloud.

In the fast-growing PC gaming business, we won 10 awards alone for BFGD — which delivers silky-smooth gaming and entertainment on enormous 4K HDR screens. Our automotive business also won big, underscoring partnerships with everyone from automaker VW to ride-sharing service Uber and search giant Baidu.

Here’s our latest tally of awards from this year’s CES.

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