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Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

The Zrro Android console turns any HDMI TV into a gaming platform. A team of experienced hardware developers has turned to Kickstarter to fund production of their new hover-and-touch Android console, designed to make possible playing every Android game on a TV. The Zrro consists of a pad that combines two kinds of sensing technology […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk is continuing a trend away from web-based consumer tools to platform-specific apps. Autodesk has released an Android version of 123D Sculpt+, its freeform 3D sculpting app already available on iOS. It replaces an older version (123D Sculpt) as well as 123D Creature, which is being phased out. The introduction is part of Autodesk’s continuing […]

ZWCAD Touch becomes CAD Pockets and comes in two flavors

ZWCAD Touch becomes CAD Pockets and comes in two flavors

ZWCAD revamps tablet app for CAD and reaches out for broader market. New version can read, edit, and create files. ZWCAD is a CAD product from China’s ZWSoft designed to challenge AutoCAD. Obviously, the company in­tends to win against Autodesk on its home turf in China, but the company also has larger ambitions. Its newest […]

By December 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Graebert offers Android tablet and CAD free with desktop CAD purchase

Graebert offers Android tablet and CAD free with desktop CAD purchase

$799 gets you DWG-compatible CAD for Windows, Mac, or Linux; the late beta version of Ares Commander Touch; and a $399 Amazon gift card. To promote its new Android CAD program—an industry first—Graebert is selling a special holiday bundle that includes a desktop copy of Graebert Ares Commander 2015, the late beta of Ares Touch […]

By December 11, 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 […]

Autodesk releases PLM 360 Mobile apps

Autodesk releases PLM 360 Mobile apps

Android and iOS versions connect to the cloud-based PLM. Autodesk has released mobile apps for its PLM 360 suite, extending the capabilities of its cloud-based system beyond the desktop. The Android and iOS versions are identical, taking a dashboard approach to connecting to the workgroup’s PLM installation. Autodesk says PLM 360 is in “active use” at […]

Google acquires mobile 3D graphics expert drawElements

Google acquires mobile 3D graphics expert drawElements

Android gains a way to standardize 3D graphics, testing for OpenGL/OpenCL compliance.  Google has purchased drawElements, a Finnish software company with tools for testing the accuracy of OpenGL ES and OpenCL GPUs running on mobile devices. Terms were not disclosed, but various sites reporting on the deal speculate Google may have paid an eight-figure sum. […]

HP ships new $99 Android tablet

HP ships new $99 Android tablet

The Allwinner quadcore CPU and no Bluetooth helps keep the cost low. HP this week started shipping in the US a new low-cost Android tablet. The HP 7 Plus Tablet uses an Allwinner A31 ARM-based CPU and ships without Bluetooth connectivity to keep costs down to $99 retail.  The A31 is based on an older […]

Review: Nvidia Shield handheld Android game device

Review: Nvidia Shield handheld Android game device

Nvidia’s first consumer gaming device is a solid product, blending well into the connected world beyond gaming. By C. Robert Dow Nvidia Shield has finally come to fruition, and we are excited to see what the graphics expert can do as a handheld system builder. From the second you pick up the $299 Shield it […]

By September 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SolidWorks releases eDrawings for Android

SolidWorks releases eDrawings for Android

After initially resisting calls to move beyond iPad, the new Android app is optimized for tablets. The SolidWorks division of Dassault Systèmes has released an Android version of its popular eDrawings mobile viewer. Optimized for tablets running Android 4.0 and higher, the specs pretty much match the free iPad version. The $1.99 app is now […]