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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 →
AMD has a winner with Ryzen

AMD has a winner with Ryzen

Mt. Tiburon Testing Lab puts an AMD-equipped Cyberpower PC through the paces. By C. Robert Dow AMD is betting big on its latest processor line, Ryzen. It has been designed from the ground up for both performance and efficiency. AMD says it has achieved a 52% gain in performance over its previous generation Excavator core […]

By March 29, 2017 Read More →
NASA and Unreal develop VR astronaut training

NASA and Unreal develop VR astronaut training

New mixed reality training methods cut costs and improve the astronaut training process. By Johan Keyter Space exploration and human spaceflight in particular remains one of the most challenging technological hurdles that we face as a species. It may seem like we’ve gotten the hang of things thanks to efforts such as the International Space […]

By March 27, 2017 Read More →
Virtual Reality through the screen door

Virtual Reality through the screen door

Overhyped and underperforming, consumer VR still suffers from latency and gaps in the display. By Jon Peddie I’m seeing more than I want to, or maybe not enough. Our eyes are just too good. Too good for the VR and AR displays we can afford and are able to build today. VR has a taxonomy […]

By March 24, 2017 Read More →
HP Z2 Mini shakes up workstation market

HP Z2 Mini shakes up workstation market

Alex Herrera calls this newest small form factor workstation capable and ridiculously small.   Last quarter, HP unveiled the Z2 Mini, a workstation computer that takes the small form factor (SFF) trend to the extreme. Measuring just 2.3″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″, the Z2 Mini is dramatically smaller (an HP-disclosed 90% smaller) than a traditional […]

By March 21, 2017 Read More →