Nvidia is piling into immersive graphics just as Nokia is pulling out.

Nvidia asks enterprises to join it in Holodeck VR environment

Nvidia is inviting 3D designers aboard its Holodeck, a high-resolution collaborative environment that businesses can use to design, develop and demonstrate their products in virtual reality.

But while Nvidia’s move shows its commitment to helping creators of photorealistic VR environments, Nokia is pulling out of a related business, the development of a 360-degree camera that captured immersive video for use in VR.

Nvidia’s Holodeck is somewhere between a conferencing suite and a 3D design tool. The company is pushing it as a something enterprises can use to visualize anything from engineering prototypes to finished products or buildings, allowing staff to collaborate remotely in a shared environment.

The high-resolution environment can even be used to train the artificial intelligence systems used to direct some robots, substituting virtual reality for camera input.

After demonstrating a prototype of Holodeck at its GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley in May, Nividia is getting ready to launch a commercial version. But first it wants some help testing things out, as CEO Jensen Huang explained at the Munich edition of the conference on Tuesday.

To join the test, designers will need some 3D models, in Maya or 3dsMax format, to import into Holodeck, and a powerful VR rig to run it on, with at least a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Quadro P6000 or TITAN Xp GPU. They can sign up at Nvidia’s Holodeck page.

Nokia, meanwhile, sees no future for its eight-camera all-round immersive video system, Ozo.

When the system went on sale in December 2015, Nokia priced Ozo at $60,000.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the NFL and players who have staged protests during the National

Trump: NFL Should 'Fire or Suspend'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the NFL and players who have staged protests during the National Anthem, calling for a boycott unless they “stop disrespecting our flag and country.”

In a series of tweets on Sunday morning, Trump wrote that if fans refuse to go to games until players stop the protests, “you will change take place fast. Fire or suspend!”

Trump also attacked the NFL, calling games “boring” and saying that “many stay away because they love our country.”

Trump began his attacks on professional sports on Friday, when he told a rally in Alabama, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say: ‘Get that son of a b— off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’”

Trump, who had been campaigning for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), was referring to players who have kneeled during the National Anthem as a form of protest of racial injustice in the U.S.

In response, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell called Trump’s remarks “divisive.”

In a rare statement on a political issue, Goodell said that “the NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game, and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

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