Studio Dabarti's Tomasz Wyszołmirski has written a review of the features that will be brought by the upcoming v3.5 of V-Ray RT GPU for 3DS Max. The review is based on beta 2 of the software. More on Dabarti's website.
The Adobe Research team is exploring what Photoshop would be like with a 3D canvas instead of a 2D one. The Interactive Sculpting project allows an artist to use all the familiar tools from Photoshop like brushes, layers and filters to sculpt 3D objects. Adobe has stated that the preview video is just an early look at something they're tinkering on in their labs, and there is no expected release date for it. Watch it on YouTube.
Mold3D is offering a thorough training course on mastering organic modeling using ZBrush, taught by talented modeler Giovanni Nakpil. The course is aimed at intermediate/advanced ZBrush character modelers and is priced at $349. More on the Mold3D Academy.