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HP refreshes Z1 all-in-one workstation

HP refreshes Z1 all-in-one workstation

Moore’s Law and new graphics preferences make the all-in-one price competitive with traditional workstations. By Jon Peddie HP has revamped the Z1—their ground-breaking machine that was the first all-in-one workstation. So now, six or so years later, HP has been able to engineer some of the cost and weight out of the machine and refine […]

By May 4, 2016 Read More →
Big expectations behind Nvidia’s new Pascal GPU   

Big expectations behind Nvidia’s new Pascal GPU   

This next-generation compute platform will find a place in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and deep learning as well as existing graphics-intensive applications.   By Alex Herrera The veils are now officially off of Pascal, as Nvidia gave a complete rundown on the ins and outs of the company’s next-generation GPU, expected for production release in […]

By May 3, 2016 Read More →
AMD unveils new 32GB graphics board and 3ds Max plug-in

AMD unveils new 32GB graphics board and 3ds Max plug-in

The high bandwidth board was presented at NAB running a variety of high-end graphics programs. Virtual reality is an obvious application. AMD used the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show,  to announce its latest FirePro professional graphics card. AMD says the new FirePro W9100 32GB is “the world’s first workstation graphics card with … […]

By April 28, 2016 Read More →

Digital Reality

Microsoft cranks up the buzz for Holoportation

Microsoft cranks up the buzz for Holoportation

You don’t know what it is, but you think you want one. By Jon Peddie Microsoft says holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real time— kind of a beam-me-up-Scotty thing. When combined with mixed reality […]

By April 29, 2016 Read More →
A critical look at virtual reality

A critical look at virtual reality

Panelists debate the long-term effects of VR on physical and mental health, as well as the realistic potential market. Panelists at a session on virtual reality this week at the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany were not exactly fawning enthusiasts. Concerns were raised regarding physical and mental health, the reality of market projections, and the […]

By April 27, 2016 Read More →
VR comes to NAB; Ozo grabs big mindshare

VR comes to NAB; Ozo grabs big mindshare

This year it seemed everyone at NAB has a VR story. Nokia Technologies has gotten out in front in the news with its Ozo VR camera, a large, flashy booth, and very slick content.

By April 20, 2016 Read More →

MFG & PLM

Talking translation, formats, visualization, and progress at COFES 2016

Talking translation, formats, visualization, and progress at COFES 2016

The annual think tank for engineering software found its stride digging into the details. COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) has often included some discussion of file conversion and translation, and it might seem that there’s nothing more boring, but file format discussions have often been passionate in the CAD world. Software providers […]

By April 19, 2016 Read More →
Onshape gets more VC money

Onshape gets more VC money

A new funding round nets the cloud-CAD startup $25 million. Cloud CAD startup Onshape has raised another $25 million in funding, according to a regulatory filing. This brings the total investment in Onshape to $169 million. The participants in this latest round were not disclosed. An Onshape spokesperson told GraphicSpeak the company is not commenting […]

By April 15, 2016 Read More →
Redway3D rendering toolkit borrows preprocess features for improving real-time photorealism.

Redway3D rendering toolkit borrows preprocess features for improving real-time photorealism.

The update also support Oculus Rift, supports night sky rendering, and more.  Photorealistic rendering software vendor Redway3D has released an update to its Redsdk rendering toolkit which provides key improvements in several areas by bringing preprocessed photo-realistic rendering effects into the real-time visualization stream. The update also improves a variety of other features. Redsdk is […]

By April 13, 2016 Read More →

DCC

Lytro lumbers onto the stage and blows away the audience

Lytro lumbers onto the stage and blows away the audience

The new Cinema Camera takes light field photography into video. By Kathleen Maher One of the most talked about events at NAB 2016 was the debut of the Lytro Cinema camera. A long, long line of eager photography fans, broadcast professionals, and press more than filled the big meeting room designed to hold 500 people. […]

By May 2, 2016 Read More →
Adobe pushes new animation, virtualization at NAB 2016

Adobe pushes new animation, virtualization at NAB 2016

The faithful were rewarded with updates to Premiere Pro and After Effects, but Character Animator stole the show. By Kathleen Maher Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what a company thinks is important and what is really important to that company’s customers. With Adobe, the challenge is even harder because the company has […]

By April 29, 2016 Read More →
HBO and Discovery invest in Otoy

HBO and Discovery invest in Otoy

Hollywood is mesmerized by the Jules Urbach vision of holographic virtual reality content. Cloud-based graphics rendering expert Otoy is reporting that Home Box Office and Discovery Communications have both taken an undisclosed equity stake in Otoy. The total of venture capital in the Los Angeles software vendor is now $101 million, at a reported valuation of […]

By April 26, 2016 Read More →

BIZ

Dassault Systèmes net income rises 27% in first quarter

Dassault Systèmes net income rises 27% in first quarter

All division and regions reported modest growth. Dassault Systèmes has reported first quarter results that saw modest single-digit percentage growth in most product lines and regions. The Enovia data management unit continues to show above average growth, 11% this quarter (year over year). Total revenue for the first quarter (ending March 31, 2016) was €691.4 […]

By April 25, 2016 Read More →
PTC second quarter results don’t fit the old Wall Street metrics

PTC second quarter results don’t fit the old Wall Street metrics

Software subscriptions are rising briskly, but that means a short-term hit in revenue. PTC CEO James Heppelmann told Wall Street what he thought was great news; new booking of software subscriptions in the second quarter of 2016 were above the high-end of previously issued guidance. This is great for the long-term future of PTC, but […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →
Adobe adds adds on to its Creative Cloud SDK

Adobe adds adds on to its Creative Cloud SDK

Adobe builds on its SDK and introduces Adobe I/O as a central resources for developer. The site will maintain APIs and SDKs for Creative Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Adobe Doc Cloud.  Adobe has announced new additions to its SDK and it has also introduced Adobe I/O, a developer’s resource site. It includes technical documentation and […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →