Friday, April 28, 2017
HPC: Coming to an IT Shop Near You? By Jeff Ehrlich for Intelligence In Software High-performance computing (HPC) solutions have long been deployed by Fortune 1000 accounts, but costs have prohibited implementation by smaller enterprises. Here`s how cloud computing has changed the playing field. ...Read More »
Home Movies, Then and Now By Matt Coppa J.J. Abrams` new sci-fi flick, Super 8, inspires Style and Tech for Men to take a walk down home-movie-camera lane. ...Read More »
Should You Block Employee Web Surfing? Limiting access can stifle creativity and productivity, says blogger Chris Augeri. Instead, put the proper tools in place to protect your business. ...Read More »
No-holds-barred Production Rendering By for Digital Innovation Gazette Blockbuster animated and visual-effects-driven films take audiences to fantastic places by using technology to render scenes, special effects and characters with breathtaking realism. Heres how you can get the most out of these modern technolog ...Read More »
No-holds-barred Production Rendering By for Digital Innovation Gazette Blockbuster animated and visual-effects-driven films take audiences to fantastic places by using technology to render scenes, special effects and characters with breathtaking realism. Heres how you can get the most out of these modern technolog ...Read More »
Brand-new Looks at the Grand Old Game By Matt Coppa These new camera innovations from FOX will get you so close to the game you may just get yelled at for playing ball in the house! ...Read More »
Realizing the Benefits of Vulnerability Management in the Cloud By Gordon Mackay Before describing some of the challenges with vulnerability management, it is worthwhile to provide a brief description of what vulnerability management includes and then describe the differences between the two types of deployments, Software as a Service or SaaS-based (also known as cloud-based), and the second type, premise-based. Realizing that SaaS forms part of the cloud computing stack, many solution providers refer to SaaS-based approaches as "In the cloud", cloud application services or cloud-based2. For the remainder of this paper, I will refer to this deployment as cloud-based. ...Read More »
Dell Precision M6500 mobile workstation By John Virata The big horsepower CPUs and graphics chips form the core of a workstation class notebook computer. A large screen, built in color calibration profiles, RAID capabilities, and a bevy of connectivity options also contribute. The Dell Precision M6500 in here for review combines the latest in mobile workstation graphics, the 1GB NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M, with a Quad Core Intel Core i7 x920 2GHz CPU with 8 processor cores, 4GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM (16GB maximum), 17" Wide Screen WUXGA RGB LED LCD Panel with integrated camera and mic, and a Hitachi 250GB hard disk drive. ...Read More »
Lenovo D20 media workstation By John Virata Lenovo's D20 is the company's top of the line ThinkStation workstation. This particular model shipped with dual Intel E5540 2.53GHz Xeon processors (four processor cores), 12GB RAM, and Windows 7 Professional. Graphics was powered by an NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 graphics card. This is your classic media workstation, configured to run the latest creative applications from Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Sony Creative Software, as well as CAD tools such as AutoCAD, Pro Engineer, and others. ...Read More »
3.06 GHz 17-inch MacBook Pro By Heath McKnight I recently had a chance to review the latest, top-of-the-line unibody MacBook Pro from Apple; with a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and many other great features, this is the fastest Apple laptop I've ever used. ...Read More »
HP Z400 workstation By John Virata The Hewlett-Packard HP Z400 is the company's entry level workstation. While it doesn't have the whiz bang design features of the HP Z800 reviewed in March, it still does not disappoint as the benchmark numbers will surprise you. ...Read More »
Toshiba Satellite P505 notebook computer By Heath McKnight The Toshiba Satellite P505 is one of the best Windows-based laptops I've had the pleasure of reviewing. With its beautiful, large display, excellent Harmon/Kardon speakers, large hard drive,and blazing fast processor and graphics, this is a top-notch laptop that will fit virtually anyone's mobile computing needs. From the student all the way to professionals, this is a great system. ...Read More »
Building a Better Mouse: Contour Design RollerMouse Free By Jeffrey P. Fisher Like me, you've probably been mousing around for some time. You may have even tried some mouse alternatives, such as tablets, trackballs, and their ilk. But, eventually you found yourself back with the mouse in hand. I know, it's not an easy habit to break. But now there is an alternative that is well worth considering: the Contour Design RollerMouse Free. ...Read More »
Lenovo ThinkStation S20 workstation By John Virata The Lenovo ThinkStation S20 is the company's mid range workstation that works well in a variety of creative environments, be it video and special effects creation to CAD and animation. Configured with the right graphics card, the unit will fit well in any creative environment. The S20 is larger than most mid-tower cases, and sports ample room inside for user upgrades. ...Read More »
Lenovo W700ds mobile workstation By John Virata Lenovo has long been known for innovative notebook computers harking back to the days when it (IBM) came out with the ThinkPad notebook computer. This machine served notice that it was at the top of the heap when it came to design and functionality. The current crop of ThinkPad workstations maintain that innovation as well as some features that could be called obscure, such as the one with the W700ds that I'm reviewing here. ...Read More »
Review: HP Z800 workstation By John Virata Hewlett Packard, one of the most widely respected company's in the history of computing, and a true technology innovator (versus marketer), has blown the whole notion of computer design wide open with the latest version of its Z 800 workstations. The system is unique in that not only does it sport the latest Intel technology; the engineers have created a workstation that is both highly functional yet elegant in its form, inside and out. ...Read More »
Hyperbolic Audio Launches A Top Caliber, One-Stop Audio Shop. . . And That's No Exaggeration Some say a picture is worth a thousand words. However, partners Julian Rebolledo and Sean Elias-Reyes believe that the core of great storytelling is the skillfully crafted fusion of sound that gives voice to visual imagery. Their passion for this genre initially drew them to careers as actors, musicians and successful voice talent - but ultimately, their desire to work in the optimum audio environment was the genesis for the launch of New York's newest sound house--Hyperbolic Audio. ...Read More »
HP EliteBook 8730W By John Virata Hewlett Packard has been known for years for its solid workstations. The company has been an innovator when it comes to content creation machines, even supplying its own designed graphics adapters in the late 1990s to power its visual systems. When the company decides to enter the market, it does so with a lot of thought, offering systems that are unique from what is currently available from its competitors, yet still remaining price competitive. The company's latest mobile offering is such a system. ...Read More »
Genius PenSketch 9x12 graphics tablet By John Virata When it comes to graphics tablets, the only real game in town is Wacom. That company pretty much dominates the market. Recently, I was sent a graphics tablet from a company I've never heard of. Called the PenSketch 9x12 and manufactured by Genius, it is targeted at graphics users and comes with a cordless mouse and pen. ...Read More »
Lenovo ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation By John Virata It's not very often that a notebook computer has the potential to be a game changer in the market. The routine of the notebook manufacturers are fairly predictable. Intel releases a newer, faster and lower power CPU, and the manufacturers build yet a new notebook around it and call it the next best thing. Lenovo has taken a slightly different, yet radical tact to notebooks by building a Wacom Tablet right into the wrist rests of its ThinkPad W700 workstation class notebook computer ...Read More »
 
iPi Motion Capture brings history to life
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iOgrapher before Holidays
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Trapcode Suite 13 Powerhouse includes new Trapcod...
Out now:  Trapcode Suite 13, an upgrade to the industrys most essential tools for creating motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe After Effects. Read More
 
Autodesk Subscriptions & Mac OS
This is great news for the ebb and flow of work that moves through a studio.  Autodesk is offering subscription models for Flame software. Moreover Read More
 
El Capitan if you dare... Digital Anarchy updates
Digital Anarchy has updated their plugins for the intrepid who have decided to upgrade to El Capitan in production. (yecch) Check out the DIGITAL Read More
 

 
 
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