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Bentley introduces ContextCapture and ProjectWise ContextShare

Bentley introduces ContextCapture and ProjectWise ContextShare

Integrated products for reality capture Bentley Systems is building a significant ecosystem around its ContextCapture products. Over the past two years, Bentley has been showing the building blocks of its reality capture system, which it has been building since its acquisition of Acute3D in 2015. The company has announced partnerships with Siemens and drone maker […]

By April 25, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk’s sale of Pixlr reveals business model transition

Autodesk’s sale of Pixlr reveals business model transition

It is routine for Autodesk to consolidate products or terminate them, but sell? Autodesk has sold Pixlr, its cloud/mobile photo editor, to 123RF, a photo/video service bureau and division of Inmagine Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition gives Inmagine Group a reach of approximately 50 million monthly users. It also signals […]

By April 25, 2017 Read More →
Laval Virtual extends its vision

Laval Virtual extends its vision

The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. – William Gibson The fortunes of the Laval Virtual conference are reflecting the interests in its headline technologies Virtual Reality, Augment Reality, and whatever lies in between. It’s booming. Last year the conference held in Laval, France, an easy train ride south west of Paris, […]

By April 24, 2017 Read More →
Tipit greenscreen technology opens a Pandora’s Box of AR possibilities

Tipit greenscreen technology opens a Pandora’s Box of AR possibilities

Separating the main image from the background in the camera allows professional photo editing opportunities inside the smartphone. The tech behind it has a wide range of applications beyond photography. A young startup called Tipit which focuses on cross-platform augmented reality technologies, recently launched an automated photo editing app called Model. The iOS app lets […]

By April 19, 2017 Read More →
Xbox Project Scorpio: Microsoft’s newest 4K console

Xbox Project Scorpio: Microsoft’s newest 4K console

Microsoft reveals specs for new Xbox console codenamed Scorpio. It features a customer processor from AMD along with new engineering to cool a beasty machine.

By April 10, 2017 Read More →
Famed COFES conference becomes non-profit institute

Famed COFES conference becomes non-profit institute

The list of attendees since 2000 is a true Who’s Who of the engineering software industry.  The legendary COFES — Congress on the Future of Engineering Software — has become the centerpiece of a new non-profit foundation, 18 years after it was founded to be a conference more about attendee conversations than the keynote speakers or […]

By April 9, 2017 Read More →
Privacy versus security in an augmented reality world

Privacy versus security in an augmented reality world

Can the next leap in technology help us reduce fear of the unknown? Is privacy obsolete?   By Jon Peddie Privacy is about the things you want to hide, whereas security is about the things you want to protect. And, I think they are two totally different things. I recently gave a lecture on augmented […]

By April 7, 2017 Read More →
BricsCAD officially compatible with Intergraph CADWorx Plant

BricsCAD officially compatible with Intergraph CADWorx Plant

For tiny Bricsys the deal a big step forward in its battle to be taken seriously as a legitimate alternative to AutoCAD. CAD vendors Bricsys and Intergraph Process, Power & Marine today announced that the new release of Intergraph CADWorx Plant 2017 is compatible with both AutoCAD and BricsCAD. For Bricsys, a small software company based […]

By April 6, 2017 Read More →
Why Apple must refresh the Mac Pro

Why Apple must refresh the Mac Pro

Apple is nearing irrelevance in a surging workstation market. Thermal issues are one problem, market perception is another. By Randall S. Newton In the past few days a flurry of articles have come out discussing an unusual occurrence at Apple: candor about the future of the Mac as a professional computer. It seems the executive […]

By April 5, 2017 Read More →
Bold Metrics and Morph 3D team up to create VR dressing rooms

Bold Metrics and Morph 3D team up to create VR dressing rooms

A bit of AI and a few data points get you an avatar for clothes shopping. One day we will all go and get our bodies scanned and then we can try on clothes in the privacy of our own homes. The first time I published an article on this subject was in the mid-nineties. […]

By March 31, 2017 Read More →