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Latest Bentley acquisition offers construction management in the cloud

Posted by Robert Dow on March 30th 2015 | Permalink
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Bentley’s most recent acquisition is a cloud-based approach to construction management. EADOC, based in Oakland, California, provides software to systematically track construction project documentation including design clarifications, inspectors’ daily reports, special inspections, memos, action items, deficiency items, and schedules.The terms of the deal were not disclosed; both Bentley Systems and EADOC, LLC., are privately held companies. See more at: GraphicSpeak

Watch the JPR press conference from GDC

Posted by Robert Dow on March 19th 2015 | Permalink
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This is the FULL presentation from Jon Peddie Research about gaming hardware sales and predictions at GDC 2015. Jon Peddie and Ted Pollak talk about Market Size, Growth, Conditions, and Trends of the gaming market. A brief history of how we got where we are today and the components of the $93 Billion gaming hardware market (PCs, Consoles, Smart Phones, Tablets, Handhelds, Location-based, and Peripherals). See the full presentation HERE and download the power point presentation on our GDC data page.

Real 2015 explores the intersection of reality and computers

Posted by Robert Dow on March 18th 2015 | Permalink
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In a burst of hey-kids-let’s-put-on-a-show, Autodesk kicked off its Real 2015 conference on a beautiful Feb­ruary day at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. The site, a reclaimed military base, is a longtime center for the city’s experimenters, artists, and young entrepreneurs, and that’s how Autodesk wants to see itself as it builds new busi­ness it sees growing in the spaces be­tween the computer graphics capabili­ties it has built and acquired and the op­portunities to connect that technology with the real world. - Read more on Autodesk and Real 2015 at: GraphicSpeak

Steady growth for workstation market - JPR releases Q4’14 WS study

Posted by Robert Dow on March 5th 2015 | Permalink
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Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.03 million workstations in Q4'14, equating to a within-cyclical-norms 1.4% sequential growth. The Q4 saw the first significant volume of many new deskside WSs built on Intel's Haswell-E processor and Grantley platform, an event that helped bolster results. Market shares for the big three OEMs were generally stable, with the only notable exception being another uptick in Lenovo's share. Lenovo posted its highest-ever 13.6% share in Q4'14, up from 12.0% the quarter prior. HP nudged forward to 41.0%, while Dell took a step back to 32.5%. Read more on our WS report page.

JPR press conference to announce study results @ GDC

Posted by Robert Dow on February 19th 2015 | Permalink
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JPR, is holding a press conference Wednesday, March 4th at the SF Green Space at EEFG building, 657 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, two blocks away from the convention center. The doors open at 1:00. At the press conference we will be presenting shipment and forecast data on Gaming PCs, Consoles, a new category we are calling Android consoles (think Shield), PC graphics boards (AIBs), and Mobile Devices, with an emphasis on gaming. Members of the Press can RSVP to.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), space is limited.

New devices, new interfaces from Microsoft

Posted by Robert Dow on February 5th 2015 | Permalink
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Windows 10 will arrive with two new products for work and play. The Microsoft Surface Hub, was unveiled during the Windows 10 update in Seattle. It was a bit of a surprise, but one many Microsoft followers could predict after previous Surface updates and Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel in 2012. In addition, we’ve been seeing large format Surface displays making the round at CAD conferences where Microsoft is obviously seeding the base. - See more at: GraphicSpeak

New Dell Precision M3800 targets MacBook Pro

Posted by Robert Dow on January 28th 2015 | Permalink
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Dell is using this week’s Sundance Film Festival to launch its newest thin-and-light mobile workstation, the Precision M3800—and to position it as a new rival to the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display. New features in the Precision M3800 include a 4K Ultra HD touch monitor and Thunderbolt 2 compatibility. The 4K monitor option is based on Sharp IGZO2 technology, which delivers 3840 x 2160 resolution and touch capability on Corning Gorilla Glass. More than 8 million pixels on-screen make the M3800 the highest resolution panel available on a 15-inch mobile workstation - See more at on M3800 at GraphicSpeak…

Web pioneer Joi Ito to keynote Siggraph 2015

Posted by Robert Dow on January 21st 2015 | Permalink
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Siggraph announced today that Joichi “Joi” Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and a noted pioneer of the World Wide Web, will be the keynote speaker for Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles, August 9-13. Mirroring the conference theme of “Xroads of Discovery,” Siggraph notes how Ito’s body of work and experience has spanned the science, academic, and business worlds. “Known for his willingness to dig deeply to find understanding and to discover unorthodox solutions and connections, Joi Ito is the perfect fit for Siggraph 2015,” said Marc J. Barr, Siggraph 2015 Conference Chair. “The Siggraph community is full of thoughtful,…

Bentley buys C3global for predictive modeling

Posted by Robert Dow on January 14th 2015 | Permalink
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Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based C3global, provider of built asset management technology. Bentley will add C3global’s Amulet technology to its AssetWise portfolio, giving it the ability to perform predictive asset performance modeling. Bentley sees the acquisition as a key piece of its “optioneering” strategy, using asset and design analytics to improve all phases of the design/built/operate cycle. Bentley CEO Greg Bentley says the addition of Amulet technology will help AssetWise “predictively consider, beyond engineering, the relevant environmental and economic context.” Read more on the acquisition on GraphicSpeak

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

Posted by Robert Dow on January 12th 2015 | Permalink
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Increasingly, the design world is turning to medical challenges and asking how engineering principles can be put to work to improve people’s health. Dassault has opened up several fronts for medical research through its Biovia and Simulia product groups and Dassault is developing tools for simulating the operating of the human heart. PTC, in turn, is working with the University of Tokyo to build replacement hearts for people. Read more on how PTC is helping people like Dr. Takashi Isoyama of the University of Tokyo in their research.