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Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Jon Peddie says “I love it—why did I wait?” By Jon Peddie Opening the boxes of the new Sur­face Pro 3 is a delight. The design­er packages have thick, solid sides, and the design elements of the wrappings and the interiors where the machine and its parts rest are (excuse the unctuous flatter) perfect. The [...]

Adobe bets big on mobile, casts a bigger net

Adobe bets big on mobile, casts a bigger net

The recent Adobe Max conference drew 6,000 Creatives who are rapidly moving from buyers to subscribers. By Kathleen Maher Adobe Max is a celebration—our creative heritage, says CEO Shantanu Narayen—and it is a lush affair in every sense of the word. For starters, the company produces an opening multimedia extravaganza that people would probably happily [...]

3D printing forms basis of cougar stop-motion animation

3D printing forms basis of cougar stop-motion animation

Maya 3D, Adobe After Effects, and a Stratasys Fortus 360mc printer were the tools to create the short film. Recently graduated from Northumbria University (UK) with a degree in filmmaking, Fin Crowther found himself with time on his hands while looking for work. Crowther decided to take advantage of available technology and do a study [...]

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 →
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 [...]

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 →
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 →
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 [...]

BIMobject IPO funds AEC online 3D catalog

BIMobject IPO funds AEC online 3D catalog

The Swedish start-up is linking builders to the makers of furniture, fixtures, and building systems. Hexagon buys in. It might have happened off your radar, but at the end of December, BIMobject, a startup in Sweden, went public with a successful IPO that made around $7 million on the first day. Not huge by Wall [...]

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 →