Previously undisclosed acquisition becomes new consumer-class app for 3D design-print of characters. Autodesk has converted a recent acquisition into a new app to expand its line of consumer-class apps for 3D design and printing. Tinkerplay joins Tinkercad in a growing line aimed at younger or inexperienced users of 3D software. Tinkerplay has its origins in […]
Streaming video via Twitter is now officially a thing. Meerkat seems to be the preferred live-stream app for stars and politicians and Twitter has acquired the competition Periscope.
Autodesk threw a fair and invited a few other software vendors to celebrate the emergence of capture–compute–create workflows. By Kathleen Maher In a burst of hey-kids-let’s-put-on-a-show, Autodesk kicked off its Real 2015 conference on a beautiful February day at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. The site, a reclaimed military base, is a longtime center for the city’s […]
Autodesk’s Memento is part of the company’s mission to change the way content is created and products get built. The company used Real 2015 to show off the latest version of Memento and offer it as a Beta.
Artists and makers are taking advantage of the tools and toys in surprising ways. By Russell Johnson This is not your dad’s tool shed. He may have a collection of C clamps, but A, M or Z clamps? Never. He also probably doesn’t have a 3D printer … yet. He may have had some […]
Google Glass is out, Sony Smart Glasses are in. Google has given up on this round of its Google Glass experiment. The company has announced it is ending the Explorer program and it will spin out the Google Glass group as a standalone project headed by Tony Fadell, formerly of Apple and founder of […]
A team of Dutch engineers are winning awards and gaining attention using an open source ethic and off-the-shelf parts. A small Dutch company hopes its combination of open source ethic and engineering prowess will propel it to the top of the market for small, hobbyist-class 3D printers. Ultimaker’s first printer won Best in Shootout from […]
PTC collaborates with University of Tokyo to build better replacement hearts.
The toys are out there. By Jon Peddie At Siggraph 2014 in Vancouver, Google was giving away Cardboard VR glasses that use your large-screen smartphone as the display. I didn’t learn about it soon enough and didn’t get one. Every week since then I’ve put away 5 cents, and when I collected $4.55, I went […]
Product introductions from 2013–2014 will make for an eventful 2015 By Kathleen Maher This year saw a return of optimism even as the problems of the environment seem impossibly bleak. Our faith in technology has redoubled and people are starting to talk crazy: we’re going to live under the sea, we’re going to move to […]