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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 »
Vectoraster by LostMinds By Ko Maruyama Vectorizer for the Mac (and iOS) allows you to create fantastic shape based translations of raster artwork or photography with just a few clicks. The great part about this new software is that it is really easy to use. Like any good design software, it?s full of options that will allow you to create unique pieces, even when you?re starting from presets. ...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 »
Bread & Butter 3D By Ko Maruyama Here's why Zax Dow created Zaxwerks and why his software is so valuable even if you already have another 3D program. 3D work can be divided into two main categories: Bread and Butter work, and Custom work. Everyone would like to get custom work but it's the bread and butter work that keeps food on your table. The big mystery here is why most people use custom software on bread and butter jobs? Do they even realize there is a difference? Doing that is like drawing animation by hand; the result can be completely custom but boy does it take a lot of time and skill to do. ...Read More »
The Complete Guide to Creating Photoshop Filters By Dave Nagel I realized some time ago that it's simply too difficult for new readers of our publications to go hunting through the tutorials archives here to find all of the parts to our Filter Factory tutorial series. To date there have been six parts--two specific tutorials on generating 3D effects, one on customizing the interface of completed filters and three general pieces on working with the Filter Factory's expressions, functions and operators to generate effects. To this we now add our seventh and final part and conclude the series. ...Read More »
Pogo Connect By Ko Maruyama The Pogo Connect is the first stylus that allows its user to use pressure sensitivity with a touch screen device. Previously code-named Blue Tiger, the pen promises to change the way artists interact with their portable devices. ...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 »
Transforming the Bus Stop Experience Through Architecture and Engineering By John Marhoefer and Walter Geiger They recently designed and built the award winning art shelters that have been installed at several bus stops in Orlando, Fla., home to some of the world's most famous tourism destinations. These structures combine form and function, enhance the aesthetics of their surrounding landscape, bring art into the community, and break new ground in construction. The art shelters are the product of collaboration, vision and technological innovation. ...Read More »
Transforming the Bus Stop Experience Through Architecture and Engineering By John Marhoefer and Walter Geiger They recently designed and built the award winning art shelters that have been installed at several bus stops in Orlando, Fla., home to some of the world's most famous tourism destinations. These structures combine form and function, enhance the aesthetics of their surrounding landscape, bring art into the community, and break new ground in construction. The art shelters are the product of collaboration, vision and technological innovation. ...Read More »
Power to the People: The New Consumer Video Revolution By Dominic Milano for Digital Innovation Gazette Thanks to new workflow tools from CyberLink and Roxio, consumers have fast, easy and powerful options for handling their HD and stereoscopic 3D content. ...Read More »
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 »
SmartDraw VP - the world's first visual processor SmartDraw VP, the world's first visual processor, is a powerful tool for use in architectural, engineering and construction industries. The solution, which is fully automated and geared toward users without expertise in visual design and drawing, has an extensive variety of templates for visuals like floor plans, maps, flow charts, various diagrams, strategy plans and more. ...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 »
Content Insider # 192 - Swimming in Data By Miles Weston Getting the feeling you just can't keep up with the information, ideas, data, images that are coming at you on your screen every day? It's true...suddenly we're way past petabytes of data. It's so yesterday! If only our minds could grab it, file it in appropriate areas and bring it back just as we need it. Maybe someday when singularity becomes an everyday thing - look it up in Wikipedia and then think about tomorrow. We're becoming a world of knowledge workers so work. ...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 »
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 »
 







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