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Startup MarkForged makes composite parts

Startup MarkForged makes composite parts

Carbon fiber must be placed in proper alignment for its intended purpose, making 3D printing more challenging.   By Kathleen Maher The newest 3D printer on the scene comes from an eager bunch of MIT grads. Their invention, the MarkForg3D, is the first desktop automated fabricator that can produce parts reinforced with carbon fiber. Co-Founder [...]

By February 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lenovo opens its checkbook

Lenovo opens its checkbook

The aggressive computer maker shelled out $5.2 billion for Motorola Mobility and IBM’s server business. By Kathleen Maher Lenovo has been on a spend­ing spree lately, putting out $5.2 billion buying technology and companies. It bought IBM’s x86-based server line for $2.3 billion and Google’s Motorola Mobility business for $2.91 billion. Al­lied Movers are at [...]

By February 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
HP’s Z230: the workstation market leader’s entry-class deskside… sort of

HP’s Z230: the workstation market leader’s entry-class deskside… sort of

Head-to-head tests with competing units from Lenovo and Boxx show the mix of components is the differentiating factor. By Alex Herrera [Editor's Note: Full-size versions of all charts from this article are available at the GraphicSpeak Facebook page.] We’ve had a steady parade of workstations coming through our doors recently for review. They’ve come in [...]

By February 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Bringing computer display to auto dashboard instrument arrays

Bringing computer display to auto dashboard instrument arrays

Rightware’s Kanzi provides the tools for Audi’s Nvidia-powered console. Nvidia and Visteon have big plans, too.  Rightware proudly announced the instrument cluster of the new Audi TT has been created with Rightware’s Kanzi User Interface. The new Audi TT instrument cluster was unveiled at the Audi press conference at CES 2014 earlier this month. Audi [...]

By January 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
HP Z1 all-in-one workstation adds multi-touch

HP Z1 all-in-one workstation adds multi-touch

HP also adds Thunderbolt 2 and other updates to keep up with the new Mac Pro. As 2013 came to an end, HP gave the industry’s first and only all-in-one workstation, the Z1, its first refresh, set by Intel’s release of Haswell about one quarter earlier. However, this refresh was more than just a new [...]

By January 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Nvidia vs AMD on monitor synchronization

Nvidia vs AMD on monitor synchronization

Solving the decades-old problem of video lag between refresh rate and image quality. By Jon Peddie Last October, at an event in Montreal organized by Nvidia, the company introduced its “G-Sync” technolo­gy, solving what Nvidia says is the decades-old problem of onscreen tear­ing, stuttering, and lag. G-Sync is a vari­able refresh rate technology for displays, [...]

By January 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Comparing Dell Precision one-two punch in mobile workstations

Comparing Dell Precision one-two punch in mobile workstations

The new Precision M6800 heavyweight and the Precision M3800 welterweight offer characteristics for different professional segments.  By Tom Lansford Dell now has two top-of-the-road-warrior-line mobile workstations on the market. The Precision M6800 and the Precision M3800 are both notebook form-factor professional workstations. Beyond that, they are completely different systems; your computing needs will decide which [...]

By January 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AMD’s new Kaveri APU changes the rules

AMD’s new Kaveri APU changes the rules

AMD reaches an important milestone with Kaveri, its strongest integrated processor to date. AMD’s APUs are being designed for the next generation of computing: people want to use lightweight machines and tablets for bigger tasks. You can tell AMD feels like they’ve accomplished much of what they set out to do in 2013 as the [...]

Apple Mac Pro release means season of change for competitors

Apple Mac Pro release means season of change for competitors

As usual, Apple was a CES no-show, but the com­pany has a major influence on what happens there anyway. Look for others to release workstations that belong on a pedestal, not hidden behind the desk. The Mac Pro is not exactly the kind of thing you’d give your sweetheart for Christmas, but Apple started tak­ing [...]

By January 9, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Nvidia Grid gets real

Nvidia Grid gets real

Amazon makes Nvidia’s Grid visual computing technology widely available By Kathleen Maher Although Nvidia’s Grid was an­nounced over a year ago at GTC 2012 and has seen some customer adoption and important partner­ships with HP and Dell, among oth­ers, Nvidia put more meat on the bone with the Kepler rolled out last spring. Kepler is [...]