Hubert Nguyen

Hubert Nguyen is the co-founder and editor of Ubergizmo. He has a passion for technology and enjoys sharing it.

He is a retired computer graphics engineer who programmed special-effects such as real-time fire or hair rendering, for NVIDIA. Hubert also managed the NVIDIA developer education program and edited “GPU Gems 3“, a best-selling 3D programming book.

Before joining NVIDIA, Hubert was at 3dfx interactive. Prior to that, he worked on 3D-Engines in various video games.

Hubert started to program computer graphics in 1991 when he was involved in the underground European DemoScene. In 1994, his “Impact Studios” team won the world’s largest PC demo competition: The Party, in Denmark.

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ARM Introduces Hardware Ray-Tracing In Immortalis-G715 GPU

06/28/2022, Mobile GPUs lag desktop GPUs by many years in terms of features, so they aren’t always conducive to exciting news coverage. However, hardware Ray-Tracing (RT) on an ARM GPU design is a milestone worth noting.In its new Immortalis-G715 (cool name...

Samsung New ISOCELL HP3 200 MP Camera Sensor

06/27/2022, Samsung continues to announce ultra-high resolution camera sensors aimed at affordable markets. The company just launched the Samsung ISOCELL HP3, a 200 Megapixel camera sensor featuring exceptionally small sensing pixels. The thing is: smaller pixels...

Bacteria 5000 Times Larger Than Usual Found

06/23/2022, When you encounter a single-cell bacteria visible to the naked eye, you know there’s something very uncommon going on. That’s what biologist Jean Marrie Volland experienced when he stumbled upon this bacteria specie that can be 20mm big! (the...

Amazon Alexa Can Now Imitate Any Human Voices

06/23/2022, Amazon has announced that the Alexa digital assistant can now technically imitate anyone’s voice based on a few clips, about 1 minute of recording.If it works as advertised, it would be a technical milestone as computer-generated voices don’t...

U.S Lawmakers Push for Unified Phone Charger Standard

06/20/2022, Some U.S. lawmakers have sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to “develop a comprehensive plan that will protect both consumers and the environment by addressing the lack of a common U.S. charging standard.”The letter continues,...

Apple M2 Processor 20% CPU Boost Confirmed By Benchmark

06/16/2022, During its recent WWDC developer conference, Apple mentioned that the next-generation Apple M2 processor CPU cluster would be “18%” faster than the current M1. Numbers found in the Geekbench database are the first 3rd party data points that...

330-Ton Underwater Power Generator Heading For Deployment

06/16/2022, Japan has turned to the oceans to produce continuous, reliable, green energy. After years of development and real-world testing, the “Kairyu” (Seadragon?) underwater power generator will enter its commercial phase in the next decade.Kairyu was...

Lightyear 0: This EV Needs No Plug

06/13/2022, The Netherlands-based startup Lightyear has unveiled an electric car with five square meters of built-in solar panels and therefore does not need to be plugged in to charge. In an optimum situation, a range of 43 miles is achievable daily.The integration...

US Army Invests In Portable Nuclear Reactors

06/12/2022, Every organization must reduce its carbon footprint, and the US Military is no exception. As one of the largest buyers and consumers of fossil fuels, there are a lot of opportunities to improve. However, it’s easier said than done, and you want to...

Play Xbox Games On Samsung TVs, Without Console

06/09/2022, As smart television gets ever more powerful, their hardware makes them a prime target for game streaming, effectively turning them into gaming devices, as long as you have the proper subscription.2022 Samsung Smart TVs will be compatible with the Xbox...

NAVER Turns 1784 Building Into Giant Robotic+AI Testbed

06/09/2022, NAVER, South Korea’s leading search engine, is turning its new 1784 building into a giant place where “humans work in harmony with robots.” The plan is to have 100 robots autonomously roaming around the building to provide various...

Honor Series 70 Launched With New Camera Sensors

06/08/2022, With the new Honor 70 series launch in China, we’re getting a peek at what’s coming later to the global market from the company: three new phones priced between $400 and $650, the Honor 70, Honor 70 Pro, and Honor 70 Pro+.The differentiation...

MediaTek Dimensity 1050 Brings 5G mmWave To The Masses

06/08/2022, With the new Dimensity 1050 SoC platform, MediaTek is launching its first 5G processor with an integrated modem that supports mmWave and Sub-6 5G. As a result, users will experience higher average 5G performance with potentially extraordinary speed spikes...

I Tried The Qualcomm Wireless AR Smart Viewer

05/26/2022, Qualcomm recently announced its new Wireless AR Smart Viewer reference design for developers. The idea is to demonstrate what the next-generation AR devices could (or should) look like and what the Snapdragon XR2 Platform can do.It is beautiful and highly...

Crab Robot Is Smaller Than A Flea

05/26/2022, Researchers at Northwestern University are working on (PDF link) sub-millimeter robots that are capable of “walking” without complex hydraulics and other systems that would be impossible to build at such a small scale for now.This 8-legged...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 Platform Launched

05/20/2022, Qualcomm just held a launch event in China called “Snapdragon Night,” where the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform was announced.The “plus” update is a performance-kicker version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 hardware platform and brings...

OnePlus Nord 2T Launches With UltraFast Charging

05/19/2022, The new OnePlus Nord 2T is the evolution of last year’s OnePlus Nord 2. It is designed to occupy the same ~299 Euros market segment and is essentially a technology refresh to keep the product competitive.The performance is slightly better, thanks to...