Hardware

Review: Digging into the Dell Precision M2800 mobile workstation

Review: Digging into the Dell Precision M2800 mobile workstation

Dell now has three 15-inch mobile workstations. Tom Lansford takes a close look at the newest in the line, the Precision M2800. Today, Dell offers three models of 15-inch mobile workstations. At first glance, more than one 15-inch mobile workstation seems like two too many. In this review I’ll take a look at the newest [...]

By October 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Review: Nvidia’s GTX 980 Maxwell monster graphics board

Review: Nvidia’s GTX 980 Maxwell monster graphics board

If you’re a gaming enthusiast, this is the AIB you’ve been waiting for.  By C. Robert Dow When Nvidia introduced Maxwell GPUs in their midrange add-in boards (AIBs) in February, we thought how they did it was odd. Usually AMD and Nvidia bring out top-of-the-line products first and then dribble out the remaining products over [...]

By October 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
And then there were two

And then there were two

How the HP split will benefit shareholders HP will do what Meg Whitman said shouldn’t be done when she took over—spin off the PC group. Evidently the purchasing power Whitman referred to in her reasons for not selling off the PC group haven’t produced the ROI shareholders want, and it’s time for Plan B. HP [...]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Digital Reality

Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

A partnership between 3D printer manufacturer EOS and precious metals provider Cooksongold results in a new printer. Sculptor and jewelry designer Johannes von Stumm came up with his latest design for a set of puzzle rings, he knew he needed to create them directly using 3D printing rather than use traditional lost wax casting. “I create [...]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Design for Manufacturing Summit; discounts for GfxSpeak readers

Design for Manufacturing Summit; discounts for GfxSpeak readers

Design for Manufacture Summit offers discount to GfxSpeak readers

Minko + Oculus + Leap = Everyman as Tony Stark

Minko + Oculus + Leap = Everyman as Tony Stark

Aerys debuts its 3D world editor and supporting 3D engine, and shows off applications in both engineering and game development. Thousands of engineers and game developers overheated when the first Iron Man movie debuted in 2008. It wasn’t about the action scenes or the characters; it was about the holographic design technology, an interface to [...]

MFG & PLM

Kubotek adds part comparison to KeyCreator 2015   

Kubotek adds part comparison to KeyCreator 2015   

The first MCAD direct modeler to be acquired by a larger firm continues to be a popular tool in automotive design. Kubotek has added its CAD comparison technology to the 2015 release of KeyCreator. The KeyCreator Compare module was formerly distributed as a separate product.  The inclusion of CAD comparison technology makes KeyCreator the only [...]

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

With more than 6 million active users, Graebert has become a considerable force in DWG-compatible drafting. Graebert GmbH today announced its 2015 product line-up, which extends the triple-OS Ares Commander desktop CAD platform to the Android mobile OS.  Graebert sells Ares Commander as a dwg-compatible alternative to AutoCAD on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Graebert [...]

Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things

Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things

A new partnership between PTC and the University of Utah will help equip a novel student think tank. The new $45 million Lassonde Studio at the University of Utah will become a state-of-the-art collegiate think tank when it opens Fall 2016. One part student residence, one part research center and one part maker garage space, [...]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

DCC

Award-winning Substance Painter exits beta

Award-winning Substance Painter exits beta

The 1.0 release adds an updated user interface and new shaders. Substance Painter, the award-winning particle painter for game asset creation, exits beta today with new features to help users more accurately depict age, decay, and fractures. The flagship product from French startup Allegorithmic won “Best New Application” in this year’s CG Awards from 3D [...]

Otoy holographic video recreates Batcave for immersive virtual reality

Otoy holographic video recreates Batcave for immersive virtual reality

Samsung Galaxy Gear VR and Oculus Rift users will be among those having a first shot at exploring Batman’s sanctuary from the 1990s animated series. Cloud graphics company Otoy is putting its new holographic video to work in a project to recreate the Batcave from the classic 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Owners of Samsung [...]

Southpaw extends Tactic digital asset management suite

Southpaw extends Tactic digital asset management suite

Five new products help media and entertainment content creators.   Every industry is coping with an explosion in digital assets as it becomes both more important and easier to create and save content. The media and entertainment industry is no different. Digital asset management software provider Southpaw Technology today releases five new applications that extend [...]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

BIZ

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

If you have a small company with a big idea on how to use GPU technology, there might be a check waiting for you at the next Nvidia GPU Technology Conference. Nvidia wants to hand somebody a check for $100,000. Not just anybody, but the CEO of a small company with a big idea on [...]

And then there were two

And then there were two

How the HP split will benefit shareholders HP will do what Meg Whitman said shouldn’t be done when she took over—spin off the PC group. Evidently the purchasing power Whitman referred to in her reasons for not selling off the PC group haven’t produced the ROI shareholders want, and it’s time for Plan B. HP [...]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Virtualization for the rest of us

Virtualization for the rest of us

The results of a recent Jon Peddie Research survey on remote graphics and virtualization for design and engineering turned up surprising results. By Jon Peddie A few months ago we conducted a worldwide survey of engineers and managers in the design and engineering field. Our goal was to find out what the level of awareness [...]

By October 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →