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Hololens for design and designers

Hololens for design and designers

Microsoft is working with Autodesk and Trimble to develop applications for mixed reality. By Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher When Microsoft introduced Hololens at the beginning of 2015, it was generally agreed that the blue giant had a good idea, and like many of Microsoft’s big ideas, it might well be many years before the […]

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Microsoft acquires game engine Havok from Intel

Microsoft acquires game engine Havok from Intel

More than a 3D physics engine, Havok has become a comprehensive game development platform. Nvidia and Autodesk have a stronger competitor now. Microsoft has acquired game development platform Havok from Intel. The purchase price was not announced; surely it was more than the $110 million Intel paid to acquire Havok in 2007. Havok is best […]

The 3MF format pulls ahead with important new members

The 3MF format pulls ahead with important new members

The 3MF consortium has reached an important milestone with the participation of key members including 3D Systems, Stratasys, Siemens PLM, SLM Solutions, and Materialise. Meanwhile, Microsoft has figured out a new way to do standards with the Joint Development Foundation.

The Archipelago of Things

The Archipelago of Things

We tend to think of the Internet of Things as a vast network that is knitting itself together as devices and computers connect to each other. But rather than a conspiracy of connected things; we’re more likely to see different networks of different things and most of them will do us more good than harm.  The […]

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Jon Peddie says “I love it—why did I wait?” By Jon Peddie Opening the boxes of the new Sur­face Pro 3 is a delight. The design­er packages have thick, solid sides, and the design elements of the wrappings and the interiors where the machine and its parts rest are (excuse the unctuous flatter) perfect. The […]

By October 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 goes head to head with MacBook Air

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 goes head to head with MacBook Air

The first applications demonstrated were Autodesk Revit and Adobe Photoshop. Is the enterprise ready to standardize on a Windows tablet? [Editor’s Update: In paragraph five below, we wondered if the Surface Pro 3 was running an installed version or a networked version of Autodesk Revit. It was an installed version of Revit 2015.] Microsoft gathered […]

Prime Sense brings new vision to Apple

Prime Sense brings new vision to Apple

Apple has confirmed rumors that it has acquired Israeli semiconductor company PrimeSense. A look at the company’s direction before the acquisition might hold hints for the company’s technology inside Apple. Like a guilty couple caught in a hotel room, Apple and Prime Sense have finally admitted to doing a deal after it was prematurely revealed […]

By November 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley wraps long arms around SaaS for enterprise AEC

Bentley wraps long arms around SaaS for enterprise AEC

New initiatives in cloud and mobile are the tip of the iceberg for the technically aggressive company. London proves to be a fitting setting for a discussion of infrastructure design and operations. In a wide-ranging briefing for more than 150 members of the press gathered in London, Bentley Systems presented itself on Monday as a […]

The PC market is shifting

The PC market is shifting

The companies you know as computer makers buy, not make, all the component parts. Who’s to say the component makers can’t get into the game as well? By Jon Peddie Perhaps you’ve noticed the subtle but unrelenting move by component suppliers to enter into the device/systems/appliance markets. Intel did it with medical devices about four […]

By October 28, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
Microsoft talks Xbox One and Kinect at Hot Chips

Microsoft talks Xbox One and Kinect at Hot Chips

Beyond the block diagrams, FLOPS comparisons, and power requirements, the new system on a chip had to master complex human dynamics.    By Alex Herrera [Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from a longer report from the Hot Chips conference, as published in the current issue of Jon Peddie Research TechWatch.] Technology conferences are usually […]

By September 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →