Check out the new features in version 4 of the FurryBall GPU renderer for Maya.
Houdini Engine for Autodesk Maya
SideFX have released Houdini Engine for Maya, with 3ds Max and Unreal versions coming soon.
Creating Terrains with Satellite Data
The Gnomon Workshop have announced the release of two new DVD tutorials from Alex Alvarez on creating terrain with satellite data.
animSelector - Free Maya Script
Luca Fiorentini has created animSelector a free Maya script that sets up selection groups and hotkeys for rigs.