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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 →
Microsoft and Autodesk pushing together on making 3D printing mainstream

Microsoft and Autodesk pushing together on making 3D printing mainstream

The recent announcement that Microsoft will include a 3D printing API was met with a hearty cheer of support from Autodesk. Perhaps the weirdest announcement at the recent Microsoft Build conference for developers was the news Microsoft would enable 3D printing by supplying a print button. So that’s all it takes, right? Actually, Microsoft is [...]

Open source multimedia gets boost from Microsoft

Open source multimedia gets boost from Microsoft

Perhaps it was an unintended side effect of the browser wars, but Microsoft is now supporting WebGL. By Kathleen Maher The browser wars have taken a new direction this summer. The increasing importance of mobile and the popularity of gaming on mobile platforms are encouraging the use of new technology. This year we’re seeing the [...]

Windows 8 update will add 3D printing support

Windows 8 update will add 3D printing support

New API tools are available to developers. Microsoft plans to release Windows 8.1 late in 2013. The next update of Windows 8 will include application programming hooks to support 3D printing. Microsoft announced 3D printing support during its Build conference for software developers earlier this week in San Francisco. “Making a 3D object on your [...]

Playing with JT2Go on an 82” screen powered by Microsoft Surface

Playing with JT2Go on an 82” screen powered by Microsoft Surface

The new Perceptive Pixel touch screen is more fun than a cave for product review and a whole lot cheaper. The second generation of a JT mobile viewer launched last week, just in time for Siemens PLM to make a big deal out of it at their annual users conference. While covering the conference I [...]

Microsoft unveils AMD-powered Xbox One

Microsoft unveils AMD-powered Xbox One

The unveiling was sparse on details, but it looks like the new console will be as much about the total home entertainment experience as it is about gaming. By Jon Peddie Microsoft has announced its new Xbox, the follow-on to its Xbox 360. This is the next-generation game console, like Sony’s new PS4, but Microsoft [...]