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Reviewing the EVGA GTX 1070

Reviewing the EVGA GTX 1070

Nvidia Pascal technology in the (literally) coolest board. By Robert Dow The Performance segment graphics add-in boards featuring Nvidia’s new Pascal processor were released June 10. Nvidia has been promising a 3X performance boost from the GTX 970, a faster clock, and more memory, all while consuming less power. Our friends at EVGA provided us […]

By July 21, 2016 Read More →
Reviewing HP ZBook Studio G3 mobile workstation

Reviewing HP ZBook Studio G3 mobile workstation

An elite 15’-inch model designed to lure MacBook Pro users in media and entertainment. By Alex Herrera As 2015 came to a close, HP Inc. was busy following on the heels of Intel’s Skylake launch with a broad product refresh of its own, both upgrading and expanding on its line of ZBook mobile workstations. When […]

By July 19, 2016 Read More →
No more Dell Android tablets

No more Dell Android tablets

The lure of a keyboard and a touch screen makes 2-in-1’s more popular for business. Dell recently announced it will stop producing Android-based tablets. The company says tablets have a long replacement cycle—something between a phone and a PC—and the arrival of phones with large screens has encouraged some users to forgo their tablets altogether. […]

By July 14, 2016 Read More →

Digital Reality

MIT Media Lab streamlines process of 3D printing hair

MIT Media Lab streamlines process of 3D printing hair

Cilllia automates design of individual hairs, bypassing manual methods in existing CAD tools.   By Amina Saeed MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a method to print hair with an innovative software technique replacing traditional 3D CAD. The pixel-mapping printing technique allows users to model and print thousands of hair-like structures rapidly. Previously, it took hours […]

By July 5, 2016 Read More →
PTC declares itself ready for Industry 4.0 at Liveworx

PTC declares itself ready for Industry 4.0 at Liveworx

PTC’s LiveWorx user conference showcases tools for creating smart connected everything.

By June 27, 2016 Read More →
Epson expands the Moverio augmented reality product line

Epson expands the Moverio augmented reality product line

Two new AR glasses are aimed at consumers and enterprise users. Relatively speaking, Epson is an early mover in augmented reality (AR). Their glasses technology comes from long-time work in projectors, and as a result, they enjoy a leading position in the market. Epson’s new ventures manager Eric Mizufuka says the company has built their headsets […]

By June 9, 2016 Read More →

MFG & PLM

SPECapc releases new benchmark for Siemens NX

SPECapc releases new benchmark for Siemens NX

A complete redesign offers new models, latest graphics display modes and a fresh GUI. The non-profit group SPEC has released a new benchmark for Siemens NX, the high-end 3D CAD program popular in heavy industry and automotive. The new software from SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) offers performance evaluation for computers running Siemens NX 9.0 […]

By July 8, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

CadSoft Eagle is popular with professionals and makers.  The parent company wants out of the software business.   Autodesk has acquired the company behind a popular printed circuit board (PCB) design software product. CadSoft Eagle, based in Germany, has been a subsidiary of UK-based Farnell Electronics Group. Autodesk has not announced the purchase, since the […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
FeatureCAM 2016 connects to Autodesk cloud storage

FeatureCAM 2016 connects to Autodesk cloud storage

Update also includes new toolpath strategies and other workflow enhancements. The new update to Autodesk Delcam FeatureCAM for automated CNC programming includes the ability to save to the Autodesk A360 cloud storage service, as well as improvements to various toolpaths and workflows.   The incorporation of Autodesk A360 enables will enable users to collaborate on […]

By June 30, 2016 Read More →

DCC

Moving game engines onto center stage

Moving game engines onto center stage

Creators and technologists see game engine technology driving new creative options. Originally developed as a software framework for creation and development of video games, game engine technology is now finding new uses in creating visualizations, simulations, virtual reality content, and even filmmaking. At the Jon Peddie Research Siggraph Press Luncheon today, five creators and technologists […]

By July 27, 2016 Read More →
Pixar releases Universal Scene Description to open source

Pixar releases Universal Scene Description to open source

USD simplifies 3D data exchange within digital content workflows; includes Hydra previewer. Pixar Animation Studios has released its Universal Scene Description (USD) technology, used for the interchange of 3D graphics data through various digital content creation (DCC) tools, as open source. USD is a proven effective and scalable data exchange solution for the complex workflows […]

By July 27, 2016 Read More →
Studio collaboration platform Shotgun improves Cuts management

Studio collaboration platform Shotgun improves Cuts management

New features bring editorial cut data into the review process. The latest update to studio collaboration platform Shotgun introduces editorial cut data into the review process, enabling teams to view their work at any time, in context with the latest cut. “VFX and animation studios need to constantly view their latest work in context of […]

By July 26, 2016 Read More →

BIZ

Longdon out as Aveva CEO

Longdon out as Aveva CEO

Twice-failed merger attempt with Schneider Electric leads to management shake-up. After almost 17 years at the helm, Richard Longdon is out as CEO at Aveva, the process and power design software firm. In an orderly transition, Longdon will remain as President for 12 months and current Chief Financial Officer James and board member James Kidd […]

By July 11, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

CadSoft Eagle is popular with professionals and makers.  The parent company wants out of the software business.   Autodesk has acquired the company behind a popular printed circuit board (PCB) design software product. CadSoft Eagle, based in Germany, has been a subsidiary of UK-based Farnell Electronics Group. Autodesk has not announced the purchase, since the […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
Extended PC buying cycle drove the add-in board market in first quarter

Extended PC buying cycle drove the add-in board market in first quarter

AMD gains market share on Nvidia. The market for add-in graphics boards (AIB) increased in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest market report from Jon Peddie Research. AMD gained market share for the fourth consecutive quarter. Quarter-to-quarter AIB shipments increased 4.8% and 5.8% year-to-year. The JPR AIB Report tracks computer add-in graphics […]

By May 25, 2016 Read More →