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HP adds chromatic red ink to new DesignJet Z-series printers

HP adds chromatic red ink to new DesignJet Z-series printers

GIS pros are a target of the new vibrant red, designed for durable media such as maps. HP has added new models to its line of professional inkjet printers with new 24-inch and 44-inch models with six-ink printing and the option of a new chromatic red ink. HP says the six-ink printing system in the […]

By May 26, 2016 Read More →
A mixed quarter for graphics chips

A mixed quarter for graphics chips

AMD increased notebook market share from last quarter, while Nvidia saw a tiny market share increase year-over-year. The GPU market and the PC market in general continued to slide as users and corporations have stretched out their refresh rates, says Jon Peddie Research. Reporting on sales of graphics chips to computer manufacturers for the first […]

By May 24, 2016 Read More →
CorelDraw Graphics X8 Suite as full of goodies as ever

CorelDraw Graphics X8 Suite as full of goodies as ever

A pioneer in PC graphics keeps its user base happy. By Kathleen Maher CorelDraw first shipped in 1989. It is one of the seminal software programs of the Windows era, which officially kicked off with the shipment of Windows 1.0 in 1985. At around the same time, Adobe introduced Illustrator (1987) and Photoshop (1988). During […]

By May 23, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk Q1 revenue down, as expected

Autodesk Q1 revenue down, as expected

Transition to subscriptions is going well, but the short-term revenue hit remains strong. Autodesk (ADSK: NASDAQ) has reported first quarter results for fiscal 2017 that are in line with its long-term forecast for moving revenue from product purchases to subscriptions. During this transition, quarterly revenue is impacted because more revenue is recognized over the course […]

By May 20, 2016 Read More →
ODA brings cloud-based rendering to CAD developers

ODA brings cloud-based rendering to CAD developers

Teigha Cloud offers an independent cloud platform to build web-based applications. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) has introduced a production release of Teigha Cloud, its framework for visualizing engineering data on the Web. This new platform offers CAD developers a new platform for developing Web-based CAD-related applications. Teigha Cloud allows engineering drawings to be rendered […]

By May 18, 2016 Read More →
60 days to build a CAD product for free

60 days to build a CAD product for free

The Open Design Alliance is offering a free trial of its Teigha development platform. If you have ever thought about writing your own CAD software, now it the time. The Open Design Alliance (ODA) is making available a free trial version of Teigha, its development platform for engineering applications. Teigha is the evolution of the […]

By May 13, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia unveils new Quadro GPUs

Nvidia unveils new Quadro GPUs

One for the road and one for the desk. By Alex Herrera Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) has in the past been a forum to launch a new line of Quadro brand professional GPU products. And while we this year we saw the official unveiling of the next-generation Pascal chip (the GP100), we didn’t see any […]

By May 12, 2016 Read More →
Polygonica expands platform support to Linux and Mac

Polygonica expands platform support to Linux and Mac

3D printing needs good meshing, and much of the design work is not on Windows. The innovative simulation software Polygonica has added Linux and Mac to its supported platforms. Polygonica is currently available for Microsoft Windows and a range of Visual Studio Compilers. With the release of Polygonica 1.3, support will be extended to Linux […]

By May 10, 2016 Read More →
SPEC releases new cloud IaaS benchmark

SPEC releases new cloud IaaS benchmark

Global spending on Infrastructure-as-a-Service hit $16 billion in 2015. The new benchmark tests three primary performance metrics. SPEC has released new benchmark software that measures the performance of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud implementations. The SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016 benchmark measures scalability, elasticity and provisioning capabilities of IaaS cloud implementations, both public and private. Cloud providers, users […]

By May 9, 2016 Read More →
Make 360-degree movies with Autonomous Teleport stereoscopic camera

Make 360-degree movies with Autonomous Teleport stereoscopic camera

The unit snaps onto your Android smartphone. By Jon Peddie The Autonomous Teleport lets you save and share videos in stereoscopic 3D (S3D). The kit comes with smartphone headset and a dual-camera (for stereo vision) module. The camera module captures at 720p HD, and is small enough to put in your pocket or purse. You […]

By May 6, 2016 Read More →