Thursday, September 21, 2017
Adobe MAX 2014 By Ko Maruyama This week was the kickoff of Adobe MAX 2014, which seems to be the most concentrated convergence of Adobe creative users from around the world. In this series of articles I'll just present some notes from the convention and my experience as an attendee, a user, a community leader, and a professional user of their software and services. In this installment, I'll give a few words about the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I may be the wrong candidate, or the perfect candidate to write about this, because I am a Apple/Mac fan, but I'm going to write this piece, and a few to follow on the Surface Pro. ...Read More »
Take a multi-CAD environment survey Jon Peddie Research is conducting a survey to better understand how people work in multi-CAD environments. We would like to know how you work with DWG files and the issues you may have encountered preserving data integrity. ...Read More »
Sensors Power Next-Generation Structural Health Monitoring in civil engineering applications By Mike Baker Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is an emerging field that provides information on demand about any significant change or damage occurring in a structure. It has been employed for many years in civil infrastructure in various forms, ranging from visual observation and assessment of structural condition, to technology-led approaches involving deployment of an array of sensors that can include accelerometers, inclinometers and strain measurement devices on site. These sensors can be deployed on a permanent basis or moved on and off site each time a fresh set of data is required. ...Read More »
Content Insider #316 - 2014 - Bright, Light By Miles Weston 2013 went by so fast most of it was a blur and if you know folks in any of the government security departments in any country they're happy you're starting to get desensitized to the work they're doing on your behalf. You know there's a lighter, brighter side of life especially as streaming 4K entertainment begins to pick up speed. The changes in business/personal communications is going to affect us all in different ways but as companies - and VCs - run from pot of gold to pot of gold. There are only so many surprises you can handle in 12 months so maybe the forecast will help you be prepared. ...Read More »
Wet Flood Proofing System Provides Certified Protection For Commercial Building When Bill Fleming, Associate V.P. and Senior Architect of Stevens & Wilkinson Architects was appointed to design the new James E. Clyburn Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina located in a flood zone, he had to find a compliant and reliable flood vent system. Because of it's unique location, Fleming determined that the medical facility would be elevated above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) on a crawl space, the BFE for this construction site was 13 feet with the existing site grade at 7 feet. ...Read More »
Lavasoft Releases Ad-Aware 8.2 Definition File 149.863 Lavasoft released the latest 8.2 definition file for Ad-Aware 8.2. ...Read More »
Content Insider #193 - Black Hats, DefCon By Miles Weston Every time you turn around there's a new report about someone losing a bunch of folks personal data or hackers defacing your stuff or a new, better online bait-and-switch. Cybercriminals are making impressive gains. Just wish the security industry could keep up. ...Read More »
The Winds of Digital Signage Change - for the Better By Jeff Hastings, CEO Bright Sign Digital signage is meshing with social media and mobile marketing efforts to expand the reach and impact of the in store, in facility experience for businesses and institutions. While organizations struggle to measure the reach/results of mobile marketing alone, tieing digial signage images and messages with the efforts delivers immediate results which can be used to fine-tune messages. Increasingly economic, today's digital signage solutions reduce marketing costs and enables marketers, content developers to trace concepts to execution to improve customer relationships and results. ...Read More »
The workstation market continues to experience healthy growth, hitting new high in the fourth quarter of 2010 By Alex Herrera, Senior Analyst for Jon Peddie Research The fourth quarter of 2010 saw the workstation market take a noteworthy step forward in its journey back from recessionary lows, setting a new high water mark for quarterly unit volume. Worldwide, the industry shipped 903.7 thousand workstations, representing a solid - yet still moderate - 6.4% sequential gain. Continued tempered growth should bode well for the workstation market. ...Read More »
Content Insider #148 - The iGen By Miles Weston NO...Doesn't have a thing to do with "that" smartphone...or "that" store...or "that" tablet. It's the next generation. Kids and we mean little kids. That's what today's products are being designed for/targeted at. You happen to buy one...fine. Watch a little, little kid pick up a smartphone. He/she just uses it. They've come pre-wired and we're still trying to figure out how to IM. It's the IGen. They want it instantly. They want to use it instantly. They expect their photos, their video, their music, their stuff immediately when/where/how they want it. ...Read More »
Content Insider By Miles Weston What does the industry have? Lots of really, really smart people. They can develop fantastic -- brilliant even -- hardware, software, services. Many of them can do everything right but step from the lab to the front office. Sure they can move into the corner office but staying -- especially when they're beholding to VCs and stockholders -- is more work than they thought. ...Read More »
Build a Team By Siamak Farah If you don't have a team, one that employees feel a part of, I got news for you: You don't have a business, you just have a burden on your shoulders. The company will only run on your stamina, and the moment you run out of steam, well, so does your company. The team is so critical to the success of any business, that I am dedicating this entire Post to it. ...Read More »
Automation is your Best Friend By Siamak Farah Running a small business is like being chased by a pack of wild animals. Every one step you fail to take, they gain two steps on you. If you stop, you will be devoured. You must constantly be ahead of the pack and make every effort to increase your distance. ...Read More »
The Economic Squeeze By Siamak Farah Today, may small businesses are caught in the middle of a situation that is governed by macroeconomics and broader market issues, and as such, there is very little control or correction they can apply to the business environment. On one hand, due to the economy, clients are not capable of absorbing higher prices and are always under pressure to reduce their costs of goods and services, which in turn puts pressure on revenues, forcing revenue to grow at a slower pace, and in the case of many companies, even flatten or decrease. ...Read More »
2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival to Present Documentaries Highlighting Icons of Architecture and Modernism By Leslie Feibleman The 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a red-carpet celebrity awards gala, special events, seminars, receptions and an impressive lineup of 209 films from 73 countries and a total of 83 premieres (14 World, 49 U.S. and 20 North American). ...Read More »
2008 Dwell on Design Conference + Exhibition Celebrates Modern Design Innovations at Los Angeles Convention Center By Leslie Feibleman Bringing together design professionals and design savvy consumers under one roof for ideas, networking, and commerce, the Dwell on Design Conference + Exhibition will feature an unparalleled conference including sessions led by industry innovators, and a hands-on exhibition where attendees can explore a host of modern products and lifestyle exhibits. ...Read More »
Microsoft shows off Surface touchscreen computer, which resembles interactive coffee table By The Associated Press Microsoft Corp. has taken the wraps off "Surface", a coffee-table shaped computer that responds to touch and to special bar codes attached to everyday objects. ...Read More »
Stability and competitiveness with KOMPAS-3D By Maxim Kidruk and Oleg Zykov How does one transition to work with electronic tools, especially in the field of 3D design, with influence upon economic indices of an enterprise? The experience of JSC "Zavod Phiolent" (Simferopol, Ukraine), where for more than five years the КОМPАS-3D system has been used, shows that influence can be described not only by general phrases, but also in the efficiency of investments in modern CAD facilities. ...Read More »
MAXON CINEMA 4D @ NAB By Ko Maruyama Dave Basulto had a a chance to grab Paul Babb from MAXON-US for a short interview before he was swamped with more questions about the software which is quickly becoming a popular pick in the broadcast community. Its ease of use and high-end toolset makes it a hot pick for both beginners like Dave and pros like Sony Pictures. ...Read More »
Making Dreams Become Reality The ABC TV series ?American Inventor has gripped many people by reintroducing the idea that everyday people can invent a successful product. For inventor Francisco Patino, who developed his idea for the ?Double Traction Bike, he is seeing his dream become a reality. ...Read More »
iPi Motion Capture brings history to life
History buffs who have wondered about witnessing great moments in time are one step closer thanks to Toronto-based mobile content developer  AWE , t Read More
iOgrapher before Holidays
It's this time of year that we usually start to think about what to get each other for a holiday gift. This year, with all of the different siz Read More
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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