Blender Institute have launched the first crowd-funded, open production computer animation movie - the Gooseberry Project.
V-Ray for Blender
Chaos Group have announced the development of their V-Ray renderer for Blender.
CG Cookie Tutorial - Rendering a Guitar in Blender with Cycles
CG Cookie have posted a video tutorial on rendering a guitar in Blender with Cycles.
Blender 2.61 has been released, the latest update of the free 3d application from The Blender Foundation.