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Laval Virtual extends its vision

Posted by Robert Dow on April 25th 2017 | Permalink
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The fortunes of the Laval Virtual conference are reflecting the interests in its headline technologies Virtual Reality, Augment Reality, and whatever lies in between. It’s booming. Last year the conference held in Laval, France, an easy train ride south west of Paris, saw a boost in attendance to 15,500, and

Business Intelligence platform DrivenBI integrates AutoCAD

Posted by Robert Dow on April 18th 2017 | Permalink
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Cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) platform DrivenBI has added support for Autodesk AutoCAD to its data preparation utility tool. The company says adding AutoCAD integration as part of its service “allows CAD designs to connect directly to business data,” so that information from project drawings becomes instantly part of the dashboard

Why Apple must refresh the Mac Pro

Posted by Robert Dow on April 6th 2017 | Permalink
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Apple is nearing irrelevance in a surging workstation market. Thermal issues are one problem, market perception is another. In a meeting with a select set of Silicon Valley journalists, three senior Apple executives (SVP of marketing Phil Schiller, VP of software engineering Craig Federighi, and VP of hardware engineering John

Augmented Reality - Where We Will All Live

Posted by Robert Dow on March 28th 2017 | Permalink
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DR. Jon Peddie's new book is available, Augmented Reality - Where We Will All Live, Presents a comprehensive guide to the field of Augmented Reality (AR) past, present and future, explores current developments in AR with many examples and diagrams and aims to distinguish augmented reality from other related disciplines

HP Z2 Mini shakes up workstation market

Posted by Robert Dow on March 26th 2017 | Permalink
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Last quarter, HP unveiled the Z2 Mini, a workstation computer that takes the small form factor (SFF) trend to the extreme. Measuring just 2.3″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″, the Z2 Mini is dramatically smaller (an HP-disclosed 90% smaller) than a traditional tower.In a Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs review for Jon Peddie Research, Alex

Boxx introduces new compact CAD workstation

Posted by Robert Dow on March 19th 2017 | Permalink
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The new Apexx 1 1402 packs the latest i7 processing power into a surprisingly bite-sized package. Boxx Technologies recently introduced a new small workstation, the Apexx 1 1402. The company claims it is the world’s smallest workstation to feature an overclocked Intel Core i7 “Kaby Lake” processor. The Kaby Lake processor is Intel

Intel places $15 billion bet on computer vision

Posted by Robert Dow on March 13th 2017 | Permalink
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Jerusalem-based Mobileye has emerged as a leader in computer vision for transportation; now it will be part of Intel. Intel and computer vision specialist Mobileye today announced Intel will acquire Mobileye in an all-cash offer for approximately $15.3 billion. An Intel subsidiary will make an offer for all outstanding ordinary shares

Workstation market shipment Increased 20%

Posted by Robert Dow on March 9th 2017 | Permalink
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The workstation market is thriving. In Q2, we’d reported results as inspiring. In Q3, we raved about results even better than the prior quarter, record-setting in fact. In Q4, we’re going to take that positive commentary up another notch. If a mature market like this one can be

Oculus unveils new virtual reality art software

Posted by Robert Dow on March 6th 2017 | Permalink
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Medium for sculpting and Quill for illustrative storytelling will be bundled with new hand-held controllers for use with the Rift VR headset. Oculus, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset recently released its new Oculus Touch controllers with two new VR art applications. The applications, Oculus Medium

Nvidia, and AMD Increase GPU Attach Rates Total GPU Shipments Remain Flat

Posted by Robert Dow on February 16th 2017 | Permalink
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Nvidia Increases market share 1.5% for Quarter, 1.1% over prior year. AMD Delivers 1.4% improvement while Intel share decreased 4% over prior period. The PC market seems to have regained its normal seasonality curve, where Q3 is the peak, Q2 is the trough, Q4 is flat to a little up and Q1 is flat